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Saturday, September 29, 2007

An Alternative To Medicating Children

Found an interesting article, an alternative to medication for ADD.

ADD: Feed Your Head
Author: Tellman H. Knudson

In a British study, scientists found that 80% of participants had a significant change in their mood disorders, which included depression, anxiety, and even encompassed ADD, since mood disorder often goes along with attention deficit. Both refined sugar and caffeine were found to have negative effect, while nuts, fruits, vegetables, and fish were proven to be beneficial.

One positive factor in brain health was water. It's important for all of us to consume at least 64 ounces per day or more. Yet, caffeine was shown to have a negative effect, as was refined sugar. Non-diagnosed caffeine allergies were shown to cause misdiagnoses for ADD, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and even schizophrenia. Removing caffeine might be a good idea for an ADD person, but especially one who experiences depression or anxiety, as a first step toward a proper diagnosis.

Eating a healthy breakfast is the proper thing to do for your body, as well. People who eat breakfast have better memories and mental dexterity. You shouldn't try to tackle the day, unless your body has proper fuel. So, grab a banana or a cereal bar if you're rushing out the door to work. But ideally, you should be planning a meal around fruits and vegetables, and sitting down to eat them as a morning meal.

Fruit helps with getting enough vitamin C into your diet, and it can help you mentally. Your brain requires 15 times the amount of Vitamin C than your body needs for proper blood plasma levels. It can also control your mood and your ADD symptoms to some degree. Citrus fruits and strawberries are great for getting your vitamin C. Drink orange, pineapple, and grapefruit juices and you'll be on your way to getting the proper amount of that vitamin.

You can also fight depression and anxiety with the B vitamins--riboflavin, niacin, and B6, and they can be found in milk, yogurt, and dark green leafy veggies, like spinach. Boost your intake of vitamin B foods and you should find some improvement with those ADD-related issues.

Just remember that fresh foods are always better than processed foods, and steer clear of the freezer section in your supermarket. Though frozen, packaged food may be easier to prepare, it's better to go to the meat section where most supermarkets now have pre-prepared fresh meals and pop one of those into the oven. They're tastier, too!

And be sure that you're getting protein rich foods. They'll boost your levels of norepinephrine and dopamine. Since low dopamine levels have bee linked with ADD, this is something you need to remember. Eat some peanuts, unless you're allergic, or how about some cottage cheese and pineapple so you get a Vitamin C food in there, too. Or, grab a protein bar, if you're scurrying around during the day, or take some time for lunch and have tuna and a salad. All of these are easy to snatch and scarf.

Balancing your diet isn't just important for your body, but your brain, as well. Drink enough water. Eat foods rich in B and C vitamins and don't forget to eat lots of protein. Eat a mind-balanced diet, especially if you suffer from the added effects of ADD from depression or anxiety. If you aren't big on food preparation and can afford to pay, have someone cater the food in for you. It might be less expensive than you think, and it will make your brain happy. You could even see a reduction in your ADD symptoms, and that's one of the best benefits of all.
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Tellman Knudson is a certified hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner, who has helped many of his clients to cope with the symptoms of ADD. Subscribe to his Free weekly ADD Success Tips when visiting Instant ADD Success at http://www.instantaddsuccess.com

No-contest plea to molesting 6 Hawaii boys

No-contest plea to molesting 6 Hawaii boys
In a deal with prosecutors that will avoid a trial and could lead to five years in prison, a former Wahiawa soccer coach and foster parent said yesterday that he would not fight charges that he sexually molested six boys over several years.

Too-caring mother loses girl to ACS

Too-caring mother loses girl to ACS

"If I knew this would happen, I never would've taken my daughter to the doctor,"

Note:
Sadly enough, taking your kid to the doctor can be not only at your own risk but the risk to the health and well being of your child. I don't get it. If you deny your child health care, you loose them to the state. If you try to give your child too much health care you will loose them due to the accusation of a mental disorder called, "Munchausen syndrome by proxy." That's even if you have never done a thing to harm your child.

Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII), originally and more commonly known as Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSbP), involves a caregiver whom feigns or induces an illness in another person, usually to gain power and control over the victim as well as attention or sympathy from others. The caregiver is usually a parent, guardian, or spouse, and the other person is usually a vulnerable child or adult. Although cases with feigned or induced physical illness receive the most attention, it is also possible for a perpetrator who emotionally abuses a victim to simulate and fabricate conditions that appear to be psychiatric and/or genetic problems. Fromwikipedia

Friday, September 28, 2007

"The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything - or nothing. "
Nancy Astor

Girl Gets Nearly $800K Judgement In DCF Case

Girl Gets Nearly $800K Judgement In DCF Case

A 12-year-old Jacksonville girl has been awarded nearly $800,000 in a lawsuit against a former Department of Children and Families employee accused of sexually abusing her seven years ago.

Background Checks - A Detailed Guide

Does not mention CPS backgrounds, but the idea is the same. Atleast it gives you an idea of the sort of thing that they look for.

Background Checks - A Detailed Guide
Author: Kirsten Whittaker

Most people think that to run a background check you should turn to a private investigation bureau or a security company. In fact, background checks are easy to do yourself, with a little time and effort.

Background checks are widely used in business, human relations, media, education and even for screening day care workers. In many companies, background checks along with psychological tests and screenings have become integral part of hiring a person for higher level positions. You may choose to run a free background check when hiring a live-in caregiver or a nanny.

In many areas of employment, companies choose to run a background check to protect them from potential legal action. Background checks have become more common also after the tragic 9/11 events. For example, no one would wish to unknowingly hire a sales manager who had been found guilty of larceny in another country.

For many headhunters and employers, background checks can be as simple as getting a credit report or more complex checks such as in-depth verification of applicant's educational background and working credentials. An in-depth background check could even include an investigation by a special agent of addresses where a person lived for the past few years, interviews with family, neighbors, and even ex-spouses.

More often, a background check includes checking recommendations and validating employment history; some positions require an examination of civil or criminal records, an authentication of various professional certifications, and sometimes an inspection of a credit history which is essential for positions related to finance or valuable commodities.

When a hiring company notifies you that a background check is to be performed, it does not mean that an employer has negative feelings about you. In most cases, a hiring manager may even not notify that they require the background check. However, in many cases employers are required to get your permission to access certain types of information.

Most HR professionals already know that all information required for a free background check is public and easily accessible. Sometimes, however, employers would have to pay a fee to access more specific information or hire third-party organizations to do their checks for them. To make sure you have nothing to fear, order a copy of your own credit report, a driving record, and, if you have a court history, legal records.

Generally, free background checks have limited if no access to bankruptcy information that is more than 10 years old or to other civil issues after seven years. The sort of information collected by free background checks can also vary; depending on whom performs the checks.

In most cases, unless you are particularly curious, you don't have to perform a background check on yourself. However, you may wish to run a free background check on yourself just to make sure no errors have been made or recorded incorrectly. Now you too have the ability, thanks to the Internet to do a free background check on yourself if you really want to. You can make sure that your records are absolutely clean for that extra peace of mind, that may help you get that precious contract or a job of your dreams.
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For more information on Background Checks please visit the Financial Services blog.

CPS won't admit its mistakes????

2 kids are dead yet CPS won't admit its mistakes
Surprise Surprise

Silence of the Lambs
CPS would rather shut up than deal with scrutiny

Only on CBS 21: Children and Youth Changes

Only on CBS 21: Children and Youth Changes

It's supposed to protect Pennsylvania's most vulnerable, our children. But, as our CBS 21 investigation into the child welfare system continues we uncover disturbing details into what's going on with the agency that could come knocking on your door.

"The majority of the testimony centered around what our report found months ago, kids torn from their families for no real reason."

Napolitano waits on question of increasing CPS authority

Napolitano waits on question of increasing CPS authority

Napolitano also says there's a tendency in some quarters to place too much responsibility on CPS to keep kids safe. According to Napolitano, "we all have a responsibility."

DCFS money frittered, supervisor charged

DCFS money frittered, supervisor charged

Notified that the agency charged with overseeing the county's children has a $32 million budget shortfall, the Board of Supervisors blasted managers for frittering away funds earmarked for an innovative federal waiver designed to fix problems in the long-troubled department.

Legislators seek answers on why CPS ignored custody order, are told of agency staff shortage

Legislators seek answers on why CPS ignored custody order, are told of agency staff shortage

Child Protective Services made a mistake when it closed its investigation into the mother of Ariana and Tyler Payne, the agency's Pima County head said Tuesday during a legislative hearing.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

State high court considers ways to repair foster care

State high court considers ways to repair foster care

Crowded dockets, poorly trained judges and lawyers and lack of collaboration with child protective caseworkers contribute to a legal system that consistently fails abused and neglected children, legal experts and child welfare officials told the Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday.

I say that there is no way to repair foster care.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Murder by Cajun seasoning?

That's what Texas jury found in mother's life sentence

But those who know the Overtons best aren't buying the prosecution's story and, in fact, believe evidence was distorted and doctored by district attorney's office, police department, child protective services and the news media to railroad the homeschooling, Christian couple.

Her Website

Hospitalized Boy's Relatives Blast Foster System

Hospitalized Boy's Relatives Blast Foster System

Relatives of a 3-year-old boy who was found unconscious in a swimming pool while in foster care say the state's child welfare system failed him.

No Jail Time for a Social Worker Sex Offender

Former social worker sentenced in sex case

A former youth social worker was ordered to have no contact with minors and perform 200 hours of community service after he was convicted of having sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl last year.

They will pull many strings to hunt you and your children down!

Program pays for private eye to locate kids

Under a program funded by United Way of Tarrant County, a licensed private investigator has tracked down more than 300 families that seemed to have vanished from the Earth.

Foster mother tortured girl for years

Foster mother tortured girl for years

A Federal Way woman who punished her foster daughter by jabbing hypodermic needles into the girl's eyes and smashing her feet with 10-pound weights pleaded guilty Monday to assault charges and could face up to 14 years imprisonment.

Children In Foster Care Denied Visits To Parents

Children in Foster Care Denied Visits To Parents

the effect of the decision was to deny children and parents access to each other since visits often have to occur outside of school and work hours, and that the decision had apparently been driven by the need to restrain a budget blow-out.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Miss Carbonell goes to Washington

Miss Carbonell goes to Washington

“People say foster children are troublemakers, thieves, promiscuous, that they use hard-earned tax money, look for easy handouts. I had friends whose parents wouldn't let me play with them anymore once they found out I was a foster child,” said Carbonell.

Critics call for CPS changes

Critics call for CPS changes

Critics have called for sweeping changes in state Child Protective Services, including more transparency and a reduced emphasis on pulling children from homes after reports of abuse or neglect.

Employee Charged For Not Believing Abuse Claim

Employee Charged For Not Believing Abuse Claim

Oklahoma County prosecutors have charged a Department of Human Services employee with a misdemeanor for allegedly not believing a 5-year-old girl who said she had been sexually abused. Nancy Cannady, 63, was charged on Friday with a misdemeanor count of failing to report the child's claim that she had been sexually abused while in foster care.

Overhaul overdue for Child Protective Services

Overhaul overdue for Child Protective Services

Imagine for a moment the pain I feel as I keep hearing the cries of the 6-year-old boy over and over in my mind as he begged me not to let Child Protective Services take him and his four younger siblings away. He kept saying, “Follow me, Billy. Follow me all the way. I don’t want to leave. I want to stay with Billy.” It broke my heart to hear his anguish and the cries of his brothers and sisters. I cannot get it out of my mind.

After Social Worker Closes Case, Family ‘Spreads the Word!’

After Social Worker Closes Case, Family ‘Spreads the Word!’

The Boda family was quite alarmed when they received a visit from a Grand Junction social worker. However, they would not allow the social worker in their home, and did not comply with the social worker’s request to interview their children. Instead, they promptly called the Home School Legal Defense Association for help.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Foster Mother Can't Be Sued In Drowning Death, Judge Rules

Foster Mother Can't Be Sued In Drowning Death, Judge Rules

Washington County Circuit Judge Mary Ann Gunn dismissed King from the case and dismissed some of the claims against Ozark Guidance based on a state law that gives foster parents and organizations they work for immunity from being sued unless their actions are intentional -- that is, malicious, willful or wanton, or they rise to a level of gross negligence.

Report slams child services

Report slams child services

Children's care services in the county are inadequate', according to a report into Hertfordshire County Council's approach to looking after young people.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Mom: Why did my baby die?

Mom: Why did my baby die?
Infant found dead days after being put in foster home

Rose Touchie wants to know why her four-month-old baby Caroline died less than one week after going into foster care.

Choking back tears yesterday, the young Nanaimo mom told The Province she's not getting any answers from the government.

Adoption Blogs - Blocks Opposing Opinions

Adoption Blogs - The Foster Parent Blog Blocks Opposing Opinions, protects their agenda.

The great heroic foster parent Lanette couldn't handle the truth. So they simply put an end to it by blocking any further comments except by their own supporters. Lanette has also tried to just cover over any of our arguements.

They have also blocked any further links from us, in an effort to protect their agenda, which is to sell babies.

www.AdoptionBlogs.com - Making the Buying and Selling of your children easy...

Accused mother faces hearing

Accused mother faces hearing

A Canton Township woman accused of murdering her 2-year-old foster daughter faces a hearing tomorrow.

Ex-foster dad now sexual predator

Ex-foster dad now sexual predator

Once honored as a hero among foster parents, Richard E. Conley got a new label Wednesday - sexual predator.

Criminalization of American Fathers & Mothers

Criminalization of American Fathers & Mothers (Part 1)



Criminalization of American Fathers & Mothers (Part 2)



Dr. Stephen Baskerville lays out the ISSUES and Problems created by Family/Divorce Court throughout the Nation, and how Children and parents are destroyed by the SYSTEM, known as "The Divorce Industry" & "Child Protective Services" in the name of "Best interest of the children".

Family Guy on Child Protective Services

Nashua mom in abuse case charged with illegal wiretapping

Nashua mom in abuse case charged with illegal wiretapping
Police charged 36-year-old Theresa Bergeron with the misdemeanor count over allegations she secretly recorded a meeting with a state social worker.

Is it illegal to gather evidence against of Corrupt Social Workers now?

When past mental health diagnoses become a weapon

When past mental health diagnoses become a weapon

A woman, Fran Lyon, whose website can be found here detailing what's going on, who was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder when she was a teen (which is ridiculous b/c you're not supposed to be diagnosed with a personality disorder until you're over 18) is being threatened with having her baby taken away from her, 7 years after her diagnosis, and 6 years since her therapist has said she has recovered from her symptoms. (For a breakdown of BPD look to my old post found here. Read this first if you know little or nothing about BPD/ERD.)

Study cites flaws in state foster care program

Quarter of state's foster parents can't be reached

If the state can't contact at least 25 percent of its licensed foster parents, is it doing an effective job of monitoring children's welfare?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hearing officer recommends revoking foster agency's license

Hearing officer recommends revoking foster agency's license

A foster agency that placed a 3-year-old developmentally disabled boy with a couple convicted of killing him should have its Ohio license revoked for poorly assessing caregivers and other violations, a state hearing examiner recommended.

Vanished: the child victims of trafficking

Vanished: the child victims of trafficking

180 children missing from social care after being brought illegally to UK

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Neighbor Distraught After Woman, Foster Kids Killed

Neighbor Distraught After Woman, Foster Kids Killed

Wounded Teen Got To Neighbor's Porch Before Dying

Killings highlight danger facing Indiana's foster children

Killings highlight danger facing Indiana's foster children

But the state director in charge, Former Marion County Juvenile Judge James Payne, says two boys removed from their homes by the state for protection, now victims of deadly violence in their foster home, are a sad example of the safety issues that remain.

Cleanup recommended for DHS child-visiting rooms

Cleanup recommended for DHS child-visiting rooms

A grandfather’s complaint about unsanitary conditions at the state Department of Human Services office in Albany has led to recommendations from a county official and Albany Fire Department.

Baltimore Still Hasn't Met Foster Care Standards

Baltimore Still Hasn't Met Foster Care Standards


Almost 20 years after the city of Baltimore agreed to major reforms to its foster care system, the state is still paying to comply with a consent decree to improve care.

Child protection worker resigns after police raid

Child protection worker resigns after police raid

A CHILD protection worker resigned the day after police allegedly found up to 10,000 pornographic pictures of children on his computer.

A Quote

"Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors."
Thomas H. Huxley

Shouldn't this have already been done???

New foster care bill includes stringent background check

The bill provides some requirements for additional background checks for foster parents. This would include a Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification background check and other additional checks that are required.

Abuse victim paid $25,000 to stay silent

Abuse victim paid $25,000 to stay silent

A woman dying of anorexia was paid hush money by Child Youth and Family after accusing one of their managers of molesting her in a state-run girls home.

Grandparents Rights... Not!

Ronnie Polaneczky | Here's a court order that makes me gag

IT'S OUTRAGEOUS ENOUGH that Mildred and Morris Brasovankin have lost the privilege of close, frequent contact with their 5-year-old grandson, Steven, with whom they've had a loving relationship since his birth.

But, as of last week, they also have lost the right to comment on the legal proceedings that have caused their heartache, thanks to a gag order imposed by Family Court Judge Ann Butchart.

They just can't get it right

Motel Residents Say Child Should Have Been Removed Sooner

Authorities say they discovered a child covered in open sores at the White Court Motel Monday. But one resident of the motel says the child was in the same condition when she called Child Protective Services two weeks earlier.

Plea deal could be revoked for former foster father

Plea deal could be revoked for former foster father

Henry County Prosecutor Kit Crane has asked that a plea agreement offered by his chief deputy be withdrawn because he didn't approve it before it was presented to the defendant, a foster father accused of impregnating a teenage girl assigned to his care.

Parents, Sons Must Prove They Want to Be Reunited

Parents, Sons Must Prove They Want to Be Reunited

The state Legislature this year passed a law that made it possible for teens like the Wolcotts to petition the courts to return home to their biological parents if at least three years in state care have proven unsuccessful.

Monday, September 17, 2007

CPS tales: Justice?

CPS tales: Justice?

Depending on the CPS social worker assigned to each case, the outcome of an investigation can vary dramatically. Here are three examples of past cases provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

My Favorite Foster Parent Is At It Again

Chances, Chances and More Chances

This post, to the blog of the great foster parent Lanette, is deserving of a link with the understanding that it is a classic view of the mentality of the other side.

My own comment follows her post.

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Here is an update. My comments have been edited for "inappropriate content." Or rather should we say, truth. I am accused of being rude because of calling her on her lies, using her own words against her to prove contradiction.

This blog is no longer accepting comments as they are moderated by those with an agenda. When things start to heat up, they close it down. Imagine that. They block opposing opinions. Why? Because it could cost them money. They are running a baby market, although we don't call it that because it's politically incorrect to do so.

I basically accused her of using the news media to blow everything out of proportion in an effort to sell the heroic deeds of the foster care system, which is really no better then abusive homes, etc. So...
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Update thanks to a comment made. That blog has blocked the link from this site. However, by copying and pasting the url into a new window, you can still get to it. I wonder how long before they delete it altogether.

I would simply copy and paste the whole thing into this blog, but then I’d be accused of plagiarism or violation of copyright laws.

Foster kids file $31 million damage suit

Foster kids file $31 million damage suit

A New York foster family is facing a $31 million lawsuit on charges of physically, psychologically and sexually abusing four Bronx children.

Not Doing Their Jobs!

Review shows more child-neglect deaths

The 12-year-old girl wasted away to 23 pounds, even after six separate reports to Sacramento County Child Protective Services about the child with cerebral palsy, state records show. Beneath the girl's pink pajamas, coroner's officials found open sores down to her bones.

RI to Restructure DCYF

RI to Restructure DCYF

State officials want to restructure Rhode Island's child welfare agency. Officials at the Department of Children, Youth and Families say they want to hire four companies to administer social services to high-risk children.

Volunteer firefighter charged with sexual assault

Volunteer firefighter charged with sexual assault

A child protective services employee for the city of Richmond is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl that he met while volunteering with Goochland Fire-Rescue.

Boy to remain in foster care despite grandparents' request

Boy to remain in foster care despite grandparents' request

A 5-year-old boy whose father is unable to care for him will remain in foster care despite efforts by his elderly grandparents to have him placed in their home.

Morris and Mildred Brasovankin had said child welfare officials were denying them the opportunity to care for their grandson, Steven Brasovankin, because they considered the couple too old. Morris is 89 and Mildred is 86.

DMC Releasing Documentary On Foster Care; Changes Name

DMC Releasing Documentary On Foster Care; Changes Name

"The foster care system is totally obsolete. Kids are being killed, abused and even experimented on. I was fortunate. I got adopted," DMC said. "There's a half a million kids here every year here that don't get adopted."

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Skid row baby died as social worker delayed stepping in

Skid row baby died as social worker delayed stepping in

The investigation into the death of a baby at a skid row shelter last month is focusing on a social worker who was ordered by a supervisor to take baby Jasmine from her mother to see a doctor but instead went home because she had worked a long shift without a break.
"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'"

Ronald Reagan

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Cook: DCF heeds negative newspaper report

Cook: DCF heeds negative newspaper report

Dealing with the agency is like playing hide and seek. DCF hides behind confidentiality laws and The News-Press seeks information via the public’s right to know.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Mother tricked by lawyer scam

Mother tricked by lawyer scam

A Spokane mother, who desperately wanted to get her son back, turned to the one man for help but ended up with more heartache.

Abusing the abused

Abusing the abused: Children should be placed with loving relatives

The trauma for children being removed from their homes because they've been abused at the hands of caregivers whom they should have been able to trust is almost unimaginable.

A Utah Division of Children and Family Services policy of putting these children in shelters instead of in the homes of grandparents or other family members or friends who are familiar to them is deplorable. The practice is especially onerous since it grew out of a misunderstanding of federal law, a grievous error that apparently was made by no other state agency in the country.

Bond Reduced for Former Foster Parent Facing Rape Charges

Bond Reduced for Former Foster Parent Facing Rape Charges
A judge reduced bond for a former foster parent accused of raping a child over a 10-year period.

FOSTER HELL

'SEX ABUSE' KIDS SUE FOR $50 MIL

Four Bronx kids and their parents have filed a $31 million lawsuit against a Suffolk County foster family that took the children in years ago - and allegedly abused them physically, psychologically and sexually.

DCF Manager is Sorry for.... Getting Caught???

DCF Manager: "I can't apologize enough. I'm so sorry"

In his first sit town television interview in Fort Myers, regional manager Nick Cox goes on the record with WINK News, apologizing for the way they've been handling cases and promising people DCF will change for the better.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Children removed from homes going to shelters because of a legal snafu

Law puts abused kids with strangers, not kin

Utah's misinterpretation of a federal law meant to protect abused children may be causing them more harm.

Children who are removed from their homes by the Utah Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) are being parked in temporary shelters - sometimes for six weeks, or longer - when they could be staying with a family member, like a grandparent, or a friend of the family.

Political Correctness

Too PC to stop gay child abuse

TWO gay foster parents were allowed to sexually abuse boys because social workers feared being accused of discrimination, a report reveals.

How much is too much?

Behavior Worth Medicating?
Twelve adults gathered in a small, closed courtroom to decide how many powerful, anti-psychotic drugs that the child, who is currently in the custody of the state, would be required to take. The patient did not have a voice, since he was not there. No doctor was present, but plenty of lawyers were. The little boy’s lawyer saw nothing wrong with drugging him into a stupor. As the attorney for the heartbroken mother, I spoke against the whole idea; I suggested to the court that other factors may be causing the child’s problems, and that the compulsory administration of drugs by the state was simply an excuse to avoid addressing those issues.

Family ‘Well-Prepared Because of HSLDA’

Did you know that homeschooling your child makes you a Child Protective Target?

Family ‘Well-Prepared Because of HSLDA’

The Adams family (named changed to protect privacy) was surprised when they came home one day to find a letter in their mailbox from New Jersey’s Department of Youth and Family Services. Mrs. Adams immediately called Home School Legal Defense Association.

State plans to fire six social workers

State plans to fire six social workers

State officials plan to fire six social service workers in the Hardin County region over allegations of misconduct in child welfare cases.

My baby will be taken from me the moment it's born

My baby will be taken from me the moment it's born

The daughter of teachers and with a glittering academic future, Fran was delighted when she became pregnant. But social services discovered the illness she thought she'd put behind her - and will confiscate her daughter when she is born...

Abused foster children restored to home

Abused foster children restored to home

Workers pad their pay in serving kids

County auditors discover $100,000 wrongly pocketed


Los Angeles County children's services workers pocketed at least $100,000 in unwarranted overtime and bonus pay amid lax oversight and a payroll system riddled with problems, according to an audit released Wednesday.

If they can't screw you one way, they'll screw you another.

CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES IS UN-CONSTITUTIONAL

Child Protection Services is a government agency as facade of 'protection' to human trafficking

Not all children removed from families by Child Protection Services, is really in need of aide.

On their own, on the streets

Huge gaps in Clackamas County's social services leave unaccompanied youths fending for themselves

some have left foster homes

Two top DCF officials removed from office

Two top DCF officials removed from office

The top two people in charge of the local office of the Florida Department of Children and Families were removed from their positions and put on indefinite paid leave Friday.

Friday, September 07, 2007

DCYF Envisions Overhaul

DCYF Envisions Overhaul
The state's child welfare agency is seeking four private companies to oversee social services for children in their own families and communities rather than placing them in residential foster care.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Law forcing too many into foster care

Law forcing too many into foster care
The crucial task is assessing whether children in protective custody in Sedgwick County belong in foster care.

DHS worker faked report to cover up botched investigation

DHS worker faked report to cover up botched investigation

A worker for the state Department of Human Services faked reports to cover up his failure to properly investigate accusations that a boy was being abused in the weeks leading up to his death, according to a published report.

Social worker rules in dispute over disabled couple's 10 children

Social worker rules in dispute over disabled couple's 10 children

In one of the fiercest attacks on the credibility of the department in the Children's Court in recent times, a highly experienced former childcare worker accused child protection staff of seeing things in a way that suited themselves.

Meeting Goals

Children taken from parents and adopted ‘to meet ministry targets’

Record numbers of young children are being taken from their parents and adopted - sometimes unjustly - to meet government targets, it is claimed by Face the Facts

Guess what

It Could Happen To You