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Monday, November 20, 2017

Arizona Agency Defies DEA, Okays Cannabis Extracts for Foster Parents



A new rule on foster parenting released by the Arizona Department of Child Safety still discriminates against cannabis patients, yet defies federal authorities in approving cannabis extracts.

The rule codifies a September decision about a possible foster-care license for a woman who treats her adopted 12-year-old son's self-injuring behavior with cannabidiol (CBD).  Phoenix New Times received a copy of the ruling last week after a public-records request.

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Rapist dad sentenced to seven years behind bars for raping daughter, foster sister

She calls him George – the man who started raping her when she was just two years old. The churchman she fought three governments for nine years to bring to book for turning her childhood and those of many other girls into a nightmare. Her father.

Last week, 40-year-old Marijke Mwathi finally saw her father, George Bennet Donald, 67, sentenced in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court to an effective seven years imprisonment for the rapes of her and her foster sister.

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Father says wife took girls because they were in danger in foster care

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A Central Texas mother remains in jail after police say she abducted her daughters from their AISD school last week.  The 10-year-old along with her two older sisters were found in Florida on Thursday.

Their father tells KXAN that his wife left the state on Tuesday out of fear for their daughters’ safety.  Court documents say police were able to track their mother Sarah Jordan’s cell phone.

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False alarm? Parents’ ‘discipline’ reported as child abuse

The parents of an elementary school student living in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, were taken aback when they were contacted by police for an inspection into their alleged child abuse.

A local media outlet reported Monday that the parents had raised a stick to their child for stealing from a friend and a store. The act was intended to be for discipline’s sake, but a visiting teacher who glimpsed the act thought of it as child abuse and alerted the polic

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Parents urgently warned over consequences of alienating children from other parent

Parents engaging in Doctor Foster-style attempts to alienate children from their other parent during divorce battles could lose contact under a "groundbreaking" trial.

The new approach, devised by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), is aimed at tackling parental alienation by urging them to consider the "profound" emotional impact on the child.

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Foster families keep getting child welfare payments despite broken adoptions

Lawrence Booker had been living apart from his adoptive family for about two years when he learned they might still be receiving money for his care — money that could have gone a long way toward helping him instead.

The situation Booker faced — a disrupted or broken adoption — is common enough that one New York children’s legal advocacy organization found that, at one point, roughly 20% of its voluntary placement foster care clientele had experienced it.

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Foster kid placed in West Philly 'house of horrors' wins $11M in lawsuit

Walter Ola Scott, 63, has been inmate #MK5319 since his 2015 conviction on multiple charges of sexually abusing children, and is currently serving a 20-year sentence at the state correctional facility in Graterford.

But new details are only now coming to light about what exactly transpired inside Scott's West Philly home, which was once a government-sanctioned foster home for children in need.

More >> Foster kid placed in West Philly 'house of horrors' wins $11M in lawsuit

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