Monday, August 31, 2009
A 19-year-old Roanoke woman is suing her former foster parents, claiming they left her unsupervised in their home with a pit bull that attacked her when she was 16.
After four young children were found trying to hitch a ride on Route 130 in Jeannette, the local police station became their home for six hours and they told police that they were trying to get away from an allegedly abusive home.
While the State of Arkansas has presented no evidence that Albert and Miriam Krantz have ever abused or neglected their children or any children, the evidence is starting to mount that the six Krantz children have not fared so well while in Arkansas State custody since November of 2008.
The following string of excerpts from federal and Michigan audits and evaluations is a working example of Medicaid Fraud in Child Welfare:
A REPORT into the death of tragic Midland body-in-the-suitcase victim James Hughes has revealed a catalogue of failings by social workers.
Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services Secretary Don Jordan accused Sedgwick County prosecutors of bullying state social workers to amend affidavits used in child custody cases.
Illinois will pay the price for failing to lower the number of repeat episodes of child abuse and neglect.
Australia on Sunday said it would formally say sorry to the hundreds of thousands of children who were abused and neglected while in state care,
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Rarely does a bathroom remodel mean so much as it does to Celeste Miles, Cecilia Mendoza and the six children who live with them.
Note: They gonna pee in style.
Grandmother says her requests for children ignored
Lawsuit accuses department of bad dealing in custody cases of Alamo followers
An Arkansas Department of Human Services administrator in Miller County denied knowing anything about the custody cases of children connected to Alamo Ministries. However, documents seem to contradict him, according to a motion filed Friday.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
The County of Santa Barbara issued a reply that disagreed with a grand jury report that said the Department of Social Services overlooked warning signs in the case of a child who died while in the care of an aunt.
It is an accepted principle that a parent has a constitutionally protected interest in the custody and care of his or her child. This interest does have exceptions, especially when the child may be in immediate or apparent danger. This is when child protection services gets involved. Crucial to every child protection investigation is to establish the facts and circumstances of the case. When these are presented to the court at a dependency hearing, the evidence may become proof.
Sherrie Corder, the wife of a man charged with killing a 2-year-old foster child in their Fremont home in 2004, testified Thursday that her husband hit and kicked the boy, and then suggested that the couple hide his body the next morning when it was discovered that the toddler was not breathing.
You would sooner sentence a teenager to a third-world hellhole than condemn him or her to the brutal, neglectful mercies of New York's detention facilities for troubled juveniles.
There were cameras all over the Tryon Residential Center in upstate New York for girls who are juvenile offenders, but everyone seemed to think that a lot of them did not work. That could explain how a 14-year-old who did not move fast enough for one staff member’s satisfaction ended up pinned beneath him — all 300 pounds or so.
With a projected budget of $31.8 million, the agency will provide foster care management, counseling and residential services for 7,800 children and family members annually from four regional campuses.
A coalition of Hartford community and faith leaders is holding a rally Monday to voice concerns about perceived racial inequalities at Connecticut's Department of Children and Families.
A Pakistani court has awarded 40 lashes and two years' rigorous imprisonment to a 32-year-old woman under the controversial 'Hudood' law for "falsely" accusing two men of raping her.
The Cabinet Division has returned the National Child Protection Policy draft to Ministry of Social Welfare and Special Education, asking it to seek comments of Ministry of Finance before it could approve it, sources told Dawn.
This has happened when Pakistan had to report to the UN Committee on Rights of the Child next month that it had taken legal steps to protect rights of children.
Officials responsible for reporting to the state that a Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare social worker had impregnated a bureau client did not report the incident until Thursday, months later than required by law and only after being contacted by the Journal Sentinel.
The economic downturn creates an unexpected gain for children in the care of Child Protective Services.
As people across the country are filing for unemployment and trying to find any job available, CPS workers are staying longer than ever before.
Note: It's because they have noplace else to go! Not because they're dedicated to the cause or anything. Go figure.
THE Federal Government will formally say sorry to the hundreds of thousands of people who were abused and neglected as children after being placed in institutions or foster care.
Across California, courthouses are closing for the first time in history, court employees are being furloughed and fired, and judges known for complaining about their salaries are agreeing to forgo their pay one day a month.
Yet the little-known but powerful bureaucracy behind the state's sprawling court system is bigger and more expensive than ever, doubling in size over the past five years, establishing a staff roster replete with six-figure salaries and still willing to splurge on an occasional lavish conference in the midst of the worst budget crisis in decades.
The foster parents of missing 5-year-old Hasanni Campbell were arrested Friday afternoon in connection with his disappearance, according to Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason.
Foster parents arrested in disappearance of boy
Foster parents arrested in boy's killing
The foster parents who tearfully pleaded for the public's help in finding their missing 5-year-old boy with cerebral palsy were arrested Friday on suspicion of killing the boy, authorities said.
Missing East Bay Boy's Foster Parents Arrested
Friday, August 28, 2009
Frank Martin Gill took in two young boys on a temporary basis five years ago. Now, the North Miami, Fla., foster father said he would be "absolutely devastated" if the state removed his two foster children.
A social worker accused of impregnating a client he investigated for child abuse has retained his state license.
Note: Perhaps it's one of the new services that they offer.
In the wake of the Baby Peter case, child protection referrals have shot up – but vilification of social workers means there are now far too few to handle the caseloads
The working group brought together by the tragic death of Gabriel Myers has finished its work. Unfortunately, its final report comes as no surprise: Simply put, the 7-year-old foster child who committed suicide died at the hands of a neglectful bureaucracy.
One report of child abuse or neglect was received every eight minutes in Oregon last year, with a total of 65,400 reports recorded in the state, an increase from 2007 figures.
More than 15 percent of those calls resulted in investigations in which children were victims. Statewide and locally, the total number of victims is declining.
The victim rate in Douglas County declined from 13 per 1,000 children in 2006 to 10.8 per 1,000 last year, involving a total of 243 children.
Police in Westmoreland County are investigating after four foster children -- all under the age of 9 -- were found hitchhiking to escape an allegedly abusive home.
Foster parents charged after 4 kids go hitchhiking
Police have charged two western Pennsylvania sisters with child endangerment after their four foster children—ages 9, 7, 5, and 2—were seen hitchhiking.
Four foster children try to flee alleged abuse at Jeannette home
Four children — ages 9, 7, 5 and 2 — tried to escape alleged mistreatment at their foster home in Jeannette by hitching a ride back home to Pittsburgh.
Note: Imagine that.
A state social worker who investigated a report of child abuse for the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare later had sex with the child's emotionally troubled mother and impregnated her. He then hid the woman's pregnancy and the birth of their daughter from the bureau, even as the mother sought to retain custody of two other children, the Journal Sentinel has learned.
A whole range of forms of physical and verbal abuse to discipline a child, including spanking that most Filipino parents have become accustomed to doing, will soon be grounds for the detention of guilty parents and for the suspension of their parental authority over their children.
Note: Yeah! Give them Ritalin instead!
Proof that the NEW WORLD ORDER has been planned by the elite. Robert Welch, Founder of The John Birch Society, predicted today's problems with uncanny accuracy back in 1958 and prescribed solutions in 1974 that are very similar to Ron Paul's positions today. This is proof that there are plans in place by the elite to systemically disassemble US sovereignty. I wonder who those elite are.
Last week the media went into a feeding frenzy after acting Principal Family Court Judge Paul von Dadelszen suggested that the 1955 Adoption Act should be changed to allow de-facto and same-sex couples to adopt children.
Note: If they weren't taking so many kids, this wouldn't even be an issue.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Mecklenburg DSS has Prevented Nobely Lawson, who is finally well enough after almost being killed, from going home with her parents.
The parents of a 1-year-old girl once critically injured in a car crash tell Newschannel 36 the county Department of Social Services will not allow them to take their child home.
Kent County have been authorized to sue the state over provisions of a 2008 settlement Michigan reached with a national children's rights advocacy group -- which local officials say illegally impose unfunded mandate, creating a strain on county coffers.
Can the U.S. government take a woman's baby from her because she doesn't speak English? That's the latest question to arise in the hothouse debate over illegal immigration, as an undocumented woman from impoverished rural Mexico — who speaks only an obscure indigenous language — fights in a Mississippi court to regain custody of her infant daughter.
A California appeals court has ruled that octuplets mom Nadya Suleman will not face an investigation by Child Protective Services.
The gunvernment is blaming companies that produce window shades for the irresponsibility of some really stupid parents. The Los Angeles Times regurgitates official propaganda as follows:
TWO fathers from North Devon who have faced lengthy delays with the family court system have spoken to the Journal after our report last week on the Children and Family Court Advisory Service (Cafcass).
A Coral Gables father who decided not to "spare the rod, spoil the child" said he felt vindicated Wednesday after state prosecutors officially dropped a child abuse charge that they had leveled against him.
Tamara McGill says her fifteen year old daughter, Akua suffered a black eye and burn marks on her face after she was physically restrained by a staff member at the Lansing Residential Center earlier this month. McGill says the staff member at Lansing used a restraint method called the hook on her daughter and she questions the need for such aggressive restraining measures on a fifteen year old girl.
Three new bills signed into law are aimed at reforming child welfare in Illinois.
The new laws enable the Department of Children and Family Services to better support families in need, strengthen the relationships between parents and children and build better futures for youth transitioning from state care to adult independence.
The following program contains graphic depictions of child abuse and neglect that viewer may find disturbing.
Viewer discretion advised. This may make you want to puke.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
My mother had it rough. Five kids all almost after one another, with a man who wasn’t around. My dad was a good guy, at heart he just made bad choices. Selfish ones. I was 18 months when I was placed in foster care.
Children in state care have lost everything: their families, their security and their identity, so it’s natural for them to be sad, depressed and angry against their circumstances.
A Miami appeals court that will help decide the fate of Florida's ban on adoption by gay people grilled lawyers on both sides of the dispute Wednesday as it grappled with a thorny question: Does the law protect children from a risky lifestyle, or merely punish a group lawmakers dislike?
Note: "No! You can't have your parents, but you can have a teddy bear."
Tell the nice social worker what she wants to hear and I'll bet that she'll give you a bag of M&M's too.
Child Protective Services will take a more aggressive approach to protecting children and their siblings in suspected cases of child abuse when a child tests positive for a sexually transmitted disease, the agency said.
They are playing off the emotions of good people and manufacturing support for their cause.
Propaganda is an art.
Fremont Family Law attorney explains the juvenile dependency court process.
Juvenile dependency is the process by which a child is removed from his or her parent’s custody and care, and is declared a “dependent of the court”. These cases often involve children who have been abandoned, neglected or injured by their parents, foster parents or legal guardians. Juvenile dependency cases may also be brought when parents or caretakers are unable to meet the needs of a special needs child.
Preview of several Canadian cases of Child Protective Services and the Judges and lawyers connected to Children who have been habitually raped and beaten in the "Care" of the Canadian "Authorities". This won't bring Bruce White, back from the dead, after his B.C. brutal treatment by Child Support and "Family Court" abuse... but it is a sliver of INFO about to go PUBLIC in a big way.
We start with some startling statements from the East Coast of Canada, by Mr. Byron PRIOR who found RMCP and in-Justice system unresponsive and willingly abusive or Canadian citizens common Law rights.
Heartland foster child told investigators he was hurt when he fell off his bike, but officers say the hand print shaped injury on the boy's cheek told a different story.
The 4-year-old boy's foster parents originally said he had run into a door in their home. A second story of an out of control boy who fell against a dresser, investigators say, did not match the physical evidence either.
Social worker caseloads are much higher in Los Angeles County than surrounding areas, but meeting optimum workloads would require 1,695 new hires and cost $180.5 million at a time of severe budget constraints, the county's CEO reported Tuesday.
In unprecedented move Arkansas DHS forces parents to chose between their children and their religion
After nearly a year, the Arkansas Department of Human Services still has not returned more than thirty children, who were taken in a raid on Tony Alamo Ministries. The Department has made several requirements for the reunification of parents and children. One of the requirements the Arkansas DHS has made is that the parents must sever their connection with Tony Alamo Ministries if they want to be reunited with their children.
Teenager Sophie Featherstone thought she was all alone in the world after her beloved granny died. And then out of the blue, an email arrived.
The Board of Trustees of the Florida Baptist Children's Homes unanimously approved July 28 the development of a new program, "Safe Families," which is designed to reach and care for children and families experiencing a crisis.
The goal of the Safe Families program is to provide short term childcare support in order to help prevent family crises from escalating to the point where law enforcement and the state must come in and take custody of the children.
They're not criminals. They've broken no laws. But an elderly Richardson couple claims the state is holding them against their will. Investigative reporter Becky Oliver explains.
Texas Child Protective Services will use more aggressive procedures when investigating allegations of abuse in children with sexually transmitted diseases, following the beating death of 4-year-old Emma Thompson in June.
After a Florida judge ruled in court on Friday that the dependency hearing for 17-year-old self-proclaimed Christian convert Fathima Rifqa Bary will stay in Florida, Governor Charlie Crist released his own statement.
Police have apologised after a 10-year-old girl was arrested, handcuffed and detained for six hours including being held in a police cell in Devon.
Shannon Blake from Tiverton was arrested along with two older youths following an incident in a park.
Martin Gill's long journey to become the legal father to two foster children will take him Wednesday to Florida International University's law school -- where his attorneys are asking a Miami appeals court to toss out Florida's 31-year-old ban on adoption by gay people.
An effort by the American Civil Liberties Union to have a judge jail the mother of a 6-year-old child for not delivering her daughter to another state for unsupervised visitation with a lesbian has been foiled.
Sacramento County's Child Protective Services division would slash 199 jobs, monitor fewer youngsters and put less emphasis on abuse prevention under the most recent round of proposed budget cuts.
Teenagers who leave the Illinois child-welfare system will be able to return for support until they turn 21, while at-risk parents will be able to seek help without being investigated, under new laws signed Tuesday by Gov. Pat Quinn.
Note: Don't believe it.
Despite pleas from the staff of the county's Child Welfare Services, pink slips will go out to as many as 55 workers within the next few weeks.
Note: It's a start.
L.A. County’s Chief Executive Officer prepared the one-page caseload analysis for the Board of Supervisors. Bill Fujioka says a typical social worker with the Department of Children and Family Services in L.A. County will handle 23 cases at any time. In Riverside County, the typical caseload is 18 children; in Orange County, it’s only 15.
New laws are meant to give Illinois' child-welfare agency more flexibility in helping troubled families.
Note: Never never never trust a babystelaer. Yes there are some good ones, but with all the evil, lying-assed workers out there, why take a chance right?
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
As miracle girl Destiny Antonio recovered from a seven-story plunge from a Bronx apartment window, relatives yesterday circled their wagons to prevent the city from removing six other kids from the household.
The Administration for Children's Services "is trying to say that it's my fault," said distraught mother Robin Antonio, 48. "They should be looking at the Housing Authority and their negligence."
Mom of girl in window fall talks to EWN
Last week, 8-year-old Destiny Antonio fell out of her bedroom window in the Bronx. She plunged seven stories and somehow survived. She remains in the hospital.
A work group assigned to study the death of a Broward youngster released its final report. But advocates ask: Who will pay for the reforms the group recommends?
IN HIS best-known speech, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd offered an apology many felt was overdue - and made a pledge he couldn't keep.
Speaking in February 2008, Rudd told the Australian people: "We apologise for the laws and policies of successive parliaments and governments that have inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss on these our fellow Australians.
A Lincoln prosecutor who investigated child deaths said Nebraska Health and Human Services missed opportunities to save an Omaha boys life.
A two-year prison sentence has been handed a former South Sioux City woman convicted of child abuse in connection with the death of a foster child in her care.
Note: Any real parent would have gotten life.
Inappropriate force. Workers used a "clearly incorrect method" called the "hook and trip," which is described as thus: "staff restrain a youth's arms behind his or her back, then trip the youth's legs so they fall to the floor face first."
NY detention system faulted in juveniles' injuries
Workers at four youth detention centers in New York caused dozens of serious injuries, including broken bones and teeth, when they routinely used force as a primary way to restrain juveniles and not just as a last resort, according to federal investigators.
Councils are still not giving foster carers the information they need to care safely despite two court rulings, finds Gordon Carson
A vigil is just getting underway in Oakland tonight to focus the public's attention on Hasanni Campbell, the five year old boy who's now been missing for two weeks
Note: What do you think this foster father did with this kid?
SOCIAL welfare bodies helping abused women, children, the disabled and the elderly will march on Friday to protest against low state subsidies and the gap in salaries between staff in the government and those in nonprofit organisations (NPOs).
Child welfare workers too often overlooked family problems caused by mental illness, domestic violence, and drug and alcohol addiction before children died from abuse and neglect in 2007, according to a report issued today by the New Jersey Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board.
Child abuse at four New York juvenile-detention centers is so severe that it violates constitutional protections against harm, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Note: The state needs more kids.
Most children fret about memorizing their locker combinations and meeting new classmates. But for some, the start of school means telling their teachers or counselors they’ve been sexually abused.
King's County Family Court judge, Bryanne Hamill, in a decision dated August 19, 2009, refused to allow New York City's Administration for Children Services to enter an unfounded child abuse report into evidence at a 1028 hearing. The judge, however, ruled that the Administration for Children Services (ACS) could enter testimony as to its investigation of the unfounded report.
Daily Telegraph columnist Christopher Booker has revealed a shocking case involving overzealous U.K. social workers, who two years ago abducted a happy and well-cared for little girl from her home, literally "destroying" the family in the process. According to Booker, the girls’ parents were arrested at the same time, apparently without cause.
Child protection officers in Holland have threatened to put a 13-year-old girl into care because she is planning a record-breaking solo sailing trip around the world.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Orange County and Costa Mesa Agree to Conduct a Review of Policies Relating to the Removal of Children from Their Home
The County of Orange and the City of Costa Mesa recently settled a civil rights action brought by the mother and grandmother of a minor alleging the infant was removed from the family's home, without a warrant and in the absence of any emergency, in violation of the family's constitutional rights to familial association free from unwarranted government interference. The County of Orange and City of Costa Mesa, while denying the allegations of the complaint, agreed to pay a total of $70,000 and conduct a comprehensive review of their child removal policies to settle the case.
A nine-year-old boy in the care of the Administration for Child Services (ACS), the New York agency, has died, The Black Star News has learned from sources.
Note: I detect an attempted cover-up here.
In the wake of the horrific death of Baby P after failures in the care and social work system in Haringey and the subsequent trial of his killers, the Government announced that family courts were to be opened up to the press. Two years and two weeks after Baby Peter Connelly died ED SAUNT became the first journalist to attend a care hearing at Richmond Magistrates Court.
I am not going to talk about the run of the mill “back-to-school” topics of first day of school anxieties or the latest backpacks, I am going to speak upon the simple fact that parents relinquish their parental authority to the state, Monday through Friday, without even a blink of an eye.
Thousands of our readers and supporters have been victims of false accusations during divorce. Principally these are spurious domestic violence accusations used to boot fathers out of their houses via restraining orders to gain advantage in custody proceedings. Other time they’re false sexual abuse claims.
The head of Florida’s child welfare agency vowed to carry out and put dollars behind recommendations in a recent report that shows officials have often ignored years-old guidelines on medicating children in state care.
psychologists at Britain's Keele University recently offered proof that swearing can yield positive results.
Note: Now, wouldn't you feel better after telling your favorite babystealer to go **** herself?
The Aug. 12 article "Judge urges focus on child safety" equates the "trauma" of being placed in foster care with the trauma of being abused.
Note: So what's wrong with that?
Sunday, August 23, 2009
A work group assigned to study the death of a Broward youngster released its final report. But advocates ask: Who will pay for the reforms the group recommends?
Parents and children affected by the Department of Children and Family Services rallied on Thursday at the Edmund D. Edelman Children's Court.
This website is to make the community aware of the horrors that come about when the department of child protective services play God and decides who deserves their children and who doesn't. This website is to make aware of the emotional and psychological damage it does to the children,parents, grandparents,and other family members who have fallen prey to this organization supposedly meant to protect families.
Backpacks may cause back problems
The story began in April 2007 when “Mr Smith”, as I must call him, had a visit from the RSPCA over the dog-breeding business he ran from the family home. He had docked the tails of five newborn puppies – a procedure that had become illegal two days beforehand. Unaware of this, he promised in future to obey the new law.
You walk in the front door of your home, take two steps and get punched in the face -- the photos of your 5-year-old son are missing from the dining room wall.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Service has changed its protocol for handling calls about child welfare following the death of an Omaha boy.
An Edmond couple is accused in an embezzlement case of financing a lavish lifestyle for themselves with $461,586 in taxpayer and donated funds intended to help abused and neglected children.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
It has been brought to our attention that a problem may exist regarding the Rochester Indiana Child Protective Services Department. In an effort to evaluate this problem we are searching for individuals with information or complaints regarding Rochester CPS. Please feel free to provide information. All complaints will be forwarded to Governor Mitch Daniel for his review. Please keep in mind that your postings may be seen by others therefore if you don't want certain information to be known by everyone please do not post it. Thank you very much!
The Oakland Tribune's Tammerlin Drummond complained in a piece yesterday that people weren't out searching for 5-year-old Hasanni Campbell, who allegedly went missing in Rockridge, suggesting that it was because the boy isn't white. Drummond also argued that there was no evidence to suspect Campbell's foster father was involved in the child's disappearance. But of course, there has been ample reason to suspect the foster father from early on in the case, and now there's even more. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, newly released court documents show that Louis Ross threatened to abandon the child just ten days before the boy supposedly went missing.
Police Deny Foster Dad Is Suspect
The foster father of a missing 5-year-old with cerebral palsy reportedly sent an expletive-laden text threatening to leave the child alone on a BART platform just 10 days before the boy disappeared.
A foster mother convicted of second-degree murder in the October 2007 death of a toddler in her care was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Friday.
Police and Summit County Children Services investigated the rape complaint in 2004, when Douglas alleged her husband had inappropriate contact with their daughter, now 10.
Authorities found the charges untrue, but that didn't stop the ex-wife from passing out the fliers to neighbors.
Adoption can be a long and trying road, but for one Montana family, time is running out.
The News Station's Kay Rossi has the exclusive story on a young girl caught between two states and the fight to keep her in Montana.
“When (the girl) and her parents counted on police and the justice system to deal with her case in a fair and just manner, they failed … repeatedly,” Bob Hughes with SCAR said on Friday. “When she and her parents counted on social services to help keep her safe and protected in their care, they were failed again. In fact, the Ministry of Social Services has been this family’s worst nightmare.”
The young woman told those gathered at the rally that she was lied to by workers and some foster parents who said her parents didn’t care about her. The girl’s aunt added her concern that no one has ever gone to jail for the assault, alleging that little has been done to rectify it.
Note: What a bunch of babystealing assholes!!!
Orange County officials tried to fire a Cheney Elementary teacher after he let a middle-school student sit in his lap -- nearly two years before his recent arrest on a child pornography charge, according to personnel documents released Friday.
A work group assigned to study the death of a Broward youngster released its final report. But advocates ask: Who will pay for the reforms the group recommends
A 50-year-old central Minnesota woman was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison for dodging nearly $500,000 in federal employment taxes on the wages of employees of her adult foster care business.
Government accepts recommendations to enhance transparency and accountability in the child and youth advocacy system
Edmonton... Ten recommendations to strengthen the child and youth advocacy system, and balance the benefits of individual advocacy and the need for public transparency and accountability, have been accepted by the Alberta government.
Note: We'll see.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Donicio Marichalar, a Democratic candidate in the 15th Legislative District, was fired last year as a state social worker for failing to properly investigate allegations of child abuse, lack of productivity and for missing too much work, according to state officials.
A bill to give gay and lesbian couples the right to adopt children will dispose of an "outdated" law from the 1950s, gay rights advocates say.
Israeli biologists have discovered that DNA can be fabricated in the laboratory. In fact, the DNA of a specific individual can be created if a sample is on file. The development reveals the possibility of fraud in criminal and family court cases among others. As this article says (New York Times, 8/17/09),
Adoptive parents are welcoming a call to rewrite New Zealand's 54-year-old adoption law - but say the most urgent need is to legislate for "open" adoptions where birth parents can keep in touch with their children.
Savannah Hall's death in late January 2001 was preventable, Dr. Robert Reece, an expert in pediatric medicine, said during the fourth day of a coroner's inquest Thursday.
Savannah was found unresponsive in her foster-care home in Prince George on Jan. 24, 2001, and died in B.C. Children's Hospital two days later.
The state attorney's office is pursuing a felony charge against a Lee County case manager who allegedly lied about a visit with an 18-month-old foster child.
Note: Wow. Babystealers will lie to anybody.f
Without a doubt, Los Angeles County’s Child Welfare System has flaws. This week, County of Los Angeles Supervisors have decided to launch yet another investigation into the system to try and determine if those flaws played a part in the tragic deaths of children they had been sent to protect.
Note: There's a surprise!
The foster father of a missing 5-year-old Fremont boy with cerebral palsy told CBS 5 on Thursday that he failed a polygraph examination, also known as a lie detector test, as part of the police investigation of the case.
Troubling Text Messages from Hasanni Campbell's Foster Dad
Soulclap to San Francisco Chronicle for updating us on angry text messages from Louis Ross -- the foster father of missing 5-year old Hasanni Campbell.
Documents provide insights into missing boy case
Foster father of missing Fremont boy sent angry text message about abandoning 5-year-old
Thursday, August 20, 2009
An advocate for children in Florida’s foster care system is still critical of the state for it’s use of prescribed drugs to treat foster children, despite new attention being given to the issue.
The 11-year-old, who has no known history of starting fires, could be charged with manslaughter and reckless burning.
The axiom that "it takes a village to raise a child" is true in any culture, and particularly within Canada's aboriginal communities. Unfortunately the mandates of our appointed government ministries and their delegated aboriginal agencies to protect children too often work in opposition to this concept.
Tam Ballie, who has been Scotland's children's commissioner since May, said parenthood alone shouldn't determine a sentence. However, in cases where there was a close decision between custodial and community sentencing, the impact that having a parent in prison can have on children should be considered.
Foster children bear the brunt when communication splinters between entangled agencies, members of a Department of Children and Families oversight group said.
There HAS to be just one Lawyer out there who is admitted to the New Hampshire bar who will help this child be returned to his loving grandparents who basically raised him.
County Hall is facing an increased bill for dealing with Norfolk's most vulnerable children, with the high-profile case of Baby P cited as a possible reason for more reports of child abuse cases.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I'll tell ya what elevates my stress levels ... idiotic bureaucratic archaic nepotistic incompetent dishonest workers.
Note: Oh and me, which is obvious since she won't post any of my comments.
The killing of toddler Brandon Muir could not have been predicted by social workers, a major review has concluded, but a number of “important weaknesses” in the department charged with his protection have been revealed.
Authorities are unclear who placed a boy in the custody of a foster mother who is accused of abusing the child with a heated potato masher.
A Bella Vista man convicted of molesting foster children in his care is appealing his conviction and 70-year federal prison sentence.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
A group rallied on the steps of Marion County Courthouse Monday to reunite a family separated by accusations of child abuse.
Oleksandr Kozlov, 40 and his wife Lyudmila Kozlova, 39, were arrested after three of the couple’s seven children claimed they were abused since they emigrated from the Ukraine in 2003.
"Her need for excessive admiration is evident in her plastic surgery, in which she had herself made to look like her idol Angelina Jolie--a woman who has managed to combine being a supermom with being named 'the sexiest woman alive'. (And now we know of her working as a stripper, calling herself Angelina.)" Dr. Carole Lieberman on octomom, Nadya Suleman.
Young offenders are detained in "modern-day dungeons" where they suffer injuries from forced physical restraint, strip searches and are denied access to showers and toilets, a damning report on the state of child jails says today.
An Edmonton lawyer who represents hundreds of one-time foster children says a judge's scathing comments about Alberta Children's Services show the department is more focused on protecting itself than protecting children.
"I think that the judge has really seen how the government operates," said Robert P. Lee, who represents more than 400 former foster children in two class-action lawsuits against the province. "It's a bunker mentality (in Children's Services). It's, 'Do whatever you can to defend yourself and deny accountability.' "
The 6th largest Bank in the Country, Colonial Bank, has been siezed by the Government. Don’t pay any attention to this small fact, it’s only the 75th Bank to fail since January 1, 2009. Today, the Stock Market will tank. Don’t have any fear, as george told us for the past 8 years, the economy is just fine, Thank you.
Do we truly value all children regardless of their situation or condition? For several years, I have pondered this question listening to the highly publicized debate of pro-life versus pro-choice, and wondered why there is no public attention for the large number of children that have been aborted from human society. Well, recently I have noticed that this form of abortion is occurring more and more with children whose adoptions have been disrupted. In these cases, the children are being rejected because of violent behavioral problems—typically labeled as “Reactive Attachment Disorder”—from often untreated emotional traumas. These abandoned children, who are usually older and from another ethnicity or nation, are placed into the already overburdened U.S. foster care system; or as for intercountry adoption, they are returned to their home country with no proper system to ensure they are safe or properly cared for.
Fans of British socialism and health-Nazis alike will doubtless enjoy learning that a local government in Wales has imposed a blanket ban on smokers adopting or fostering children. Increasing numbers of local authorities, including Cardiff and Pembrokeshire, have banned smokers from fostering children under five but this is Britain’s first blanket no-smoking rule for foster carers and adopters.
The first time she gave her grandson a bath, Mary Ann O'Garro wept.
He already had told grownups about the "fire spoon," a branding-hot piece of silverware the abuser put in the child's mouth. And she knew that his right hand and wrist had been held, then deeply burned, over an open flame.
Records show that Yolanda Tijerina exhibited signs of mental illness months before she decapitated her son Lars Sanchez, 4. But the risk was not deemed sufficient to remove him from her care.
Try to access the Web site of the Archives of General Psychiatry, and you may have to abide an ad for the antidepressant Pristiq before you can enter. (JAMA and its Archives Journals “do not endorse the advertised product,” you’ll be assured.)
Police in the East Bay have more questions for the foster father of a missing 5-year-old disabled boy from Fremont. The foster father was the last person to see Hasanni Campbell this past Monday on College Avenue in Oakland.
Dislike of DA’s use of resources prompted conditions on funding
Monday, August 17, 2009
A new foster youth moved into Shontale Taylor's bedroom before she even had time to move out. Taylor has no money, no cell phone, no car. She needs work she can squeeze around college classes — and quick, before she loses her coveted slot in a temporary housing program.
The repressive family law that just went into effect in Afghanistan, at least, should make us pause to consider whether there is a good outcome in that nation.
Note: And the feminazis here think they got it bad in the USA...
Judge Judy - Plaintiffs sue defendant for making false charges to Child Protective Services
Kids in foster care carry profound pain. It's the pain that stems from the abuse, abandonment and trauma they have experienced during their character-forming years.
This pain often is revealed in various ways: anger, depression, rebelliousness and violence. For the state, it's easier and less expensive to sedate them with medication than to help them heal.
Officials from the Florida's Department of Children & Families have finally admitted that they too often use drugs to manage troubled children rather than to treat them.
Note: But it's okay because DCF did it.
A United Nations representative is visiting Australia to investigate complaints that a government crackdown on child abuse in Outback settlements is violating Aborigines' human rights.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Attention, parents who have experience with child welfare, child protection or community-based family support programs: The state of Minnesota wants to learn from you.
Because H1N1 flu is a novel virus, parents are concerned as 12,000 children in Oklahoma are going to be tested with vaccinations for H1N1 to see whether there are any serious side effects. Some parents are complaining the only benefit is going to be for the vaccine manufacturers. Other parents say numerous children will die, not from the new vaccine, but from the novel virus that combines avian, swine, and human viruses.
1. Systematic, consistent falsification of child protection agency records and testimony, contract mental health evaluations and testimony, and social work intervention records and testimony;
2. The annual number of "founded" child abuse allegations can be predicted from the number of conditional federal grant and reimbursement salary fund dollars needed to balance the State child protection agency payroll (the number of children taken into State custody each year will be the number sufficient to generate the federal fund claims necessary to balance the agency payroll); and
3. Third-party contracts to file State child protection agency federal fund claims will contain provisions that only compensate the contractor for increases in federal funds paid to the State over and above the amount paid in the previous contract for such claim filing services.
CHILD SLAVE TRADE PROJECT
The District is paying $27.6 million a year in federal and city funds, with little oversight, to hundreds of parents who adopted children from the city's foster care program.
Follow the Money
Angela Wileman and sons win Hague Convention Case in Ireland
As far as I can see the state intervention in this case has been entirely damaging and the activities of the courts have been moreso to protect the interests of the system rather than protect the children.
Rep. Donna Hutchinson recalls the “circle the wagons mentality” of state Department of Human Services officials at a legislative hearing 11 months ago held to discuss Arkansas’ child welfare system in the wake of deaths and sexual abuse of children in foster care.
Who decides whether an Apache is an Apache: government officials or the tribe?
The tribe, a state appeals court has ruled - thus handing a woman a wildcard victory against the Marin County authorities who seized her children two years ago.
On Friday at about 1:30 p.m., Louis Ross, the foster father of missing 5-year-old Hassani Campbell accompanied two Oakland Police Department detectives from his home to the police station for further questioning.
Last night the mother of my grandson made a huge error in judgement, and left her two boys home alone. Some things happened, and the police were called. Now they have reported her to Child Protective Services for an investigation. I just want to know if anyone has had a similar situation, and what to expect.
The death of 4-year-old Emma Thompson has enraged the Houston community. According to news reports, Emma's mother ignored the abuse of her own child, denied it to the authorities and attempted to hide it by super-gluing her baby's skull together. This “gifted nurse” claimed Emma's injuries were self-inflicted and that she had contracted genital herpes from a dirty toilet seat. Neighbors and others who suspected abuse should have notified the authorities, something required of all Texans over the age of 18. But, judging by their comments on the story on the Houston Chronicle's Web site, Houstonians have reserved their strongest criticism for Child Protective Services. The agency, which was fully aware that Emma had contracted a sexually transmitted disease, failed to remove her from the home.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I got my first case. I was a very difficult on going case, and was given to me because of my abilities as para legal, and knowledge of investigation.
I went to my first meeting with CPS and listened as these people, including the county attorney, pounded their chests, at what great people they were, and how stupid the legal custodians of the children were, and how much they personally hated the mother of the children, and how the mother of the children had been raised by the system therefore obviously worthless. Then they said they were adopting the children out (2 of them that is) and the other two would stay with their grandparents. That the foster parents were going to get them and that was that. They said if the judge forced them to give the mother a treatment plan that it would be a treatment plan that she could not possibly do, they would then sit back and watch her fail, and terminate.
The foster parents said that the children were brought to them and that they were told that the parents were out of the picture and that they could adopt right away.
The foster parents became unhappy when they had to bring the children to visits with their mother and legal custodial parents. Finally they hired an attorney who called social services and said if they did not pick the children up right now that they would drop them off in front of the building.
So two of kids went to a foster home in another county.
First I was told I was out. Then I was told I was in. So I continued to see these two children.
The foster parent maintained that they did not want to adopt, that they were just in it for a few months until the kids could go home or another foster home was found.
My supervisor decided to move on to a job that suited her better. So I got a new one, plus a new rural supervisor. We are in Colorado and the district is totally in the country, no cities to speak of at all.
By this time I had my report for court and needed it to be edited, and my former supervisor said it was a great report, one of the best she had ever gotten, and I did not recommend that the kids remain in foster care nor did I recommend that they be adopted by strangers. She said give to my new supervisor to edit and I would be done.
My new supervisor, who is a paid employee of the State of Colorado, and has never been trained as a CASA did not want to edit it so she gave it to the new rural supervisor, who also has never been trained as a CASA and never taken the oath, called me and ordered me to loose the investigation and change my recommendation to stranger adoption. I refused and sent an email about the appropriateness of ordering a CASA to lie in court.
My new untrained supervisors decided not to file it. I however believed that there intent was to rewrite it to suit their agenda, which in my rural supers case is she is a full time employee of a colorado adoption agency. So I sent it to the judge with a letter telling him that I had been ordered to lie.
When I got to the court house my supers were waiting for me and spent hours grilling me about my report and demanding that I tell the judge that I want to with draw the report. Out of all of that the only thing I heard was "you don't want the judge believe what have to say doesn't have merit do you?" So when the judge said that he was going to inter it into the recorded, and asked if I would stand on it as written, I said "yes."
So I have been terminated as a CASA. They will rewrite the report.
The foster parents have decided they want to adopt, so social services have changed there mind about giving the kids back.
If you live in Colorado, and you are in the 13th Judicial District, if you can avoid getting a CASA do so. If not, they will not represent your children under their rural supervisors direction. The CASA IS UNDER ORDERS TO SAY STRANGER ADOPTION.