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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

'Blistering' court decision aimed at county's Child Welfare Services



'Blistering' court decision aimed at county's Child Welfare Services

A family's nightmare led to a scathing court decision aimed at the county of San Diego. It is a decision that could impact anyone who is a parent.

Clark County Child Welfare Problems Under Scrutiny From Supreme Court

Clark County Child Welfare Problems Under Scrutiny From Supreme Court

Nevada Supreme Court Justice Nancy Saitta has established a blue ribbon committee to examine the deficiencies in the Clark County child welfare system and courts.

Woman accused of impersonating DSS worker responds to allegations

Woman accused of impersonating DSS worker responds to allegations

An Onslow County woman accused of impersonating a DSS worker to abduct a 3-year-old child issued a statement Wednesday, saying she never claimed to be with DSS and doesn't understand the charges against her.

Child's return to birth parents worries child welfare advocates

Child's return to birth parents worries child welfare advocates

A 5-year-old girl, nearly beaten to death, may have to return to the parents who investigators say almost killed her.

The Nevada Supreme Court also just ordered her baby brother back into the home. This comes just one day after the state Supreme Court ordered a review of child welfare in Clark County, where it said the rights of relatives are not being considered in abuse cases.

Bill to Fight Child Trafficking, Strengthen Child Welfare Protections Becomes Law

Bill to Fight Child Trafficking, Strengthen Child Welfare Protections Becomes Law

Ways and Means Committee issued the following news release:

Last night, President Obama signed into law H.R. 4980, the aEurosaEurosPreventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, bipartisan legislation aimed at reducing child sex trafficking, increasing adoptions and improving child support collections. The bill was introduced in the House by Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman Dave Reichert (R-WA), and Ranking Member Lloyd Doggett (D-TX).

Feds to spend $9 million to provide attorneys to illegal border children

Feds to spend $9 million to provide attorneys to illegal border children

The Obama administration will pay $9 million over the next two years to give taxpayer-funded attorneys to some of the illegal immigrant children who have surged across the U.S. border this year, the Health and Human Services Department said Tuesday.

Government funds lawyers for immigrant children

Government funds lawyers for immigrant children

The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration.

One in 10 social workers 'would quit' over stress

One in 10 social workers 'would quit' over stress

The stress of "sharing people's misery" and the dangers of inexperienced staff are leading many social workers to want to quit the profession, a study says.

Note: Don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out!  

1-year-old foster child on life support after choking incident

1-year-old foster child on life support after choking incident

A 1-year-old child is on life support at Covenant Children's Hospital after choking on a baby wipe at an off-site foster home in Midland.

Governor signs bill requiring child abuse reporting training

Governor signs bill requiring child abuse reporting training

Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday requiring that all California teachers and school employees receive annual child abuse reporting training.

What if the dfcs case worker will not return my calls ? Also what room do next?

A question to be answered by lawyers...

What if the dfcs case worker will not return my calls ? Also what room do next?

Tearful reunion for mother and kids in Swedish child abuse case

Tearful reunion for mother and kids in Swedish child abuse case

This follows a quiet welcome for the Malaysian mother, who met her husband Azizul Raheem Awaluddin when she arrived at the arrival hall of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) before meeting newsmen at Tourism Malaysia's KLIA offices.


London parents give up custody of children for free Wi-Fi

London parents give up custody of children for free Wi-Fi

Six parents in London, England, unknowingly gave up their first-born child "for the duration of eternity" in an experiment aimed at highlighting how little we pay attention to terms and conditions online.

Manitoba orders probe into companies hired to watch kids in care

Manitoba orders probe into companies hired to watch kids in care

The Manitoba government has ordered a review of the private companies that oversee kids under the care of child welfare authorities.

MAYOR SIGNS INTO LAW NEW BILL BY CUMBO, CALLING FOR GREATER OVERSIGHT OF YOUTH IN FOSTER CARE

MAYOR SIGNS INTO LAW NEW BILL BY CUMBO, CALLING FOR GREATER OVERSIGHT OF YOUTH IN FOSTER CARE

Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law Intro. 187-A, a new bill by Councilmember Laurie A. Cumbo calling for further insight into and reporting of the graduation rates of youth in the foster care.

AMC releases report critical of child welfare system, calling it extension of 'genocide'

AMC releases report critical of child welfare system, calling it extension of 'genocide'

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs released a report on Tuesday critical of the child-welfare system in the province, calling it an extension of "genocide."

Dauphin County Children and Youth Services under investigation

Dauphin County Children and Youth Services under investigation

Murder charges have been filed against the parents of 9-year-old Jarrod Tutko Jr., but the investigation is not over. Dauphin County Children and Youth Services is now under investigation.

Record number of your children adopted in the UK

Record number of children adopted

"Records have been broken today with more than 5,000 children placed in loving, stable homes in the last 12 months - an increase of 26%."

Psych Meds and Foster Youth: Alameda County California takes on a National Issue

Psych Meds and Foster Youth: Alameda County California takes on a National Issue

On September 29, around 50 foster youth advocates and mental health professionals crowded into a conference room in Alameda County California’s Behavioral Health Care Services (BHCS) building to discuss the steps the county can take to reduce the overmedication of children in foster care.

Foster Baby on Life Support After Choking Under Care


Shock and grief surround a Midland Foster Home as a baby battles for his life after nearly choking to death.

Man accused of killing foster daughter posting about case online

Man accused of killing foster daughter posting about case online


Note: It's a video about the foster parent who got stoned and left he baby in the car.

Almost one in 10 social workers forced to brink of quitting as stress takes its toll

Almost one in 10 social workers forced to brink of quitting as stress takes its toll

Nearly one out of every 10 social workers is looking for a job outside the profession because of factors including stress and high caseloads, an in-depth study into social worker job-seeking by Community Care and advertising agency TMP has found.

Social worker suspended for sexually harassing female colleagues is now working with families and children in Stroud

Social worker suspended for sexually harassing female colleagues is now working with families and children in Stroud

A RAPE victim has been left angry and upset after learning that she divulged intimate personal details to a council social worker who had previously been suspended for two years for sexually harassing female colleagues.

Report on baby deaths: Staff increase needed

Report on baby deaths: Staff increase needed

A report issued Wednesday in response to the deaths of two young children whose families had been under state investigation says the state needs more staff to prevent such incidents but that there is no need for a wholesale reorganization of the agency that oversees child protection.

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