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Sunday, October 31, 2010

CAS under threat over list of members

CAS under threat over list of members

Advocate wants to lobby children’s aid society members to create membership class for former Crown wards

Baby LK Report For Halloween 2010 - The Scariest Baby LK Ever



Baby LK Report For October 31st 2010

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This week Happy Halloween

Ofsted finds the British Child Protective Industry inadequate.

Teen Mom Star Amber Portwood gets dumped

A mom who had her baby snatched after eating a poppy seed bagel sues the child protective industry

And much much more.

Sex Abuse in the Foster Care System

Sex Abuse in the Foster Care System

Child sexual abuse victims are in the foster care system to seek safety, yet once there many are sexually abused by those in positions of trust.

RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms



This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award.

Gap in foster care cited

Gap in foster care cited

Following the suicide of a teenager who had just left Hawaii's foster care system, foster parents and service providers say that young adults who "age out" aren't receiving critical services that could help them transition to being on their own.

10 Lessons For Dysfunctional Families From Family Guy

10 Lessons For Dysfunctional Families From Family Guy

Rivaling The Simpsons and South Park as the greatest animated comedies of all-time, Family Guy has told its fair share of stories. Family Guy has the distinction of being the only television show ever to have been cancelled, and then brought back thanks to DVD sales. Since it is so beloved, it is worth it to take a look at Family Guy’s 10 best lessons in raising a dysfunctional family.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

DSS decisions shameful

DSS decisions shameful

Karen Munsey worked as an investigator and treatment worker for Horry County Child Protection Services, an arm of the S.C. Department of Social Services.

Abused children 'safer from UK's Child Protection System' after U-turn on court fees

Abused children 'at greater risk' after U-turn on court fees

Legal experts express anger at decision to reverse abolition of costs for councils in child protection cases

Adoption system fails the most vulnerable

Adoption system fails the most vulnerable

Potential parents wait for more than a year, while youngsters are left in foster care – mainly because local authorities believe adoption agencies are too expensive

Child protection: MPs must act on the scandal of seized children

Child protection: MPs must act on the scandal of seized children

Britain's child protection system is off the rails, and only the politicians who built it can fix it, says Christopher Booker

Christian couple who cannot accept homosexuality challenge their fostering ban

Christian couple who cannot accept homosexuality challenge their fostering ban

A Christian couple who were banned from becoming foster parents because they believed homosexuality was unacceptable are taking their case to the High Court in a landmark legal challenge.

The Use of Skype Ordered in Family Court

The Use of Skype Ordered in Family Court

For people in family court, staying in touch, especially via court-ordered visitation arrangements, can be a challenge. But some courts are implementing new high-tech approaches to address old family law issues. A New York judge recently ruled that as a condition of her out-of-state move away to Florida, a Long Island mother must make her two children available to talk to their father through Skype, an online video conferencing service.

Richard Wexler: For kids' sakes, let's hope Liberty Youth Ranch stays almost empty

Richard Wexler: For kids' sakes, let's hope Liberty Youth Ranch stays almost empty

The good news in recent stories about Liberty Youth Ranch, Alan Dimmitt's lavishly funded vanity project to institutionalize children who never needed to be taken from their own homes, is that it's almost empty.

CPS abuse claims spur lawsuit by victim

CPS abuse claims spur lawsuit by victim

The man falsely told he faced sexual molestation allegations and then assisted law enforcement in a sting that ended with the arrest of Child Protective Services worker Yolanda Fryson is suing her and Yuba County.

And you thought this sort of thing only happened in England

LAPD seeks parents who fled to Mexico with 11-month-old son instead of turning him over to social services

Police believe the parents of an 11-month-old boy have fled Los Angeles for Mexico with their son after being ordered to turn him over to the Department of Children and Family Services earlier this month.

'Cryo kids' crying out to know their dads

'Cryo kids' crying out to know their dads

They're called the "cryo kids" — children deliberately conceived through anonymously donated, cryogenically frozen sperm.

Such children, whose conception fulfilled a biological desire for their mothers, now find themselves shut out from their own biological desires to know their heredity.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Parents Warned To Look Out For Pot-Laced Candies



Parents are being warned to be on the lookout for candy that may inadvertently end up in your child's trick-or-treat bag.

Stark realities of foster "care" revealed by federal judge in Nevada

Stark realities of foster "care" revealed by federal judge in Nevada

The Oakland-based National Center for Youth Law was the loser in federal court in Las Vegas on Thursday when US District Judge Robert C. Jones dismissed a class-action lawsuit against the Nevada Dept. of Health and Human Services's director, Michael Willden; Clark County manager, Virginia Valentine; and county Dept. of Family Services director, Tom Morton, at left. The lawsuit sought class action status for three subgroups among the county's 3,600 foster children and monetary damages for the 13 foster children named as plaintiffs.

Judge | Conway father can return from N.Y. with 5-year-old daughter next week

Judge | Conway father can return from N.Y. with 5-year-old daughter next week

A Conway father will have to wait until Thursday before he can bring his 5-year-old daughter home from New York, a Warren County, N.Y., judge ruled Friday morning.

Former CPS worker used badge to extort money, prosecutor says

Former CPS worker used badge to extort money, prosecutor says

A former Yuba County Child Protective Services worker is a predator who used her badge to try and extort money by falsely telling a man he faced child molestation allegations, jurors were told.

Woman makes last-ditch effort to get child before deportation

Woman makes last-ditch effort to get child before deportation

A mom who is being deported to Jamaica on Monday has filed a last-ditch court motion to stay in Canada and fight for the return of her baby who was seized by child welfare workers.

New York Judge rules 6-year-old can be sued

New York Judge rules 6-year-old can be sued

A girl can be sued over accusations she ran over an elderly woman with her training bicycle when she was 4 years old, a New York Supreme Court justice has ruled.

Denied more welfare aid, Flemington woman grabs Social Services worker, ends up arrested, police report

Denied more welfare aid, Flemington woman grabs Social Services worker, ends up arrested, police report

A Flemington woman who was denied additional welfare aid by the Hunterdon County Department of Social Services grabbed the arm of the employee who was dealing with her, police said.

A Very Spooky CPS Halloween

GoAnimate.com: A Very Spooky CPS Halloween by beverlytran

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'Worst thing that ever happened'

'Worst thing that ever happened'

Losing her infant for five days, after a bagel caused a false positive drug test, was "the worst thing that ever happened to my family," mother Elizabeth Mort said Thursday. Because she doesn't want it to happen to other families, she has sued Jameson Health System and Lawrence County Children and Youth Services in U.S. District Court.

Pa. pair: Baby taken after bagel altered drug test

Pa. pair: Baby taken after bagel altered drug test

A Pennsylvania couple claims in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that their newborn was taken by county officials when a drug test the mother took came out positive because she had eaten a poppy seed bagel.

Foster parents honored by CASA

Foster parents honored by CASA

There are more than 50 children in Cibola County that are in the foster care program but not all of them have foster parents. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a local non-profit organization in Grants that helps children in court. The group hosted a barbecue for foster parents on Saturday, Oct. 23 for their efforts in caring for children.

Note: Wexler say: " Although CASA volunteers mean well, CASA doesn’t deliver on its self-serving hype."
http://www.katytimes.com/articles/2010/10/24/news/doc4cc2054148e96836999021.txt

Report shows shocking behavior at autism facility



4 investigates after we received a disturbing letter.

Web Extra: State Sen. Lena Taylor Talks About Foster Children Finding Their Credit Destroyed



State Sen. Lena Taylor plans to introduce legislation that requires the state to check the credit of those in foster care and provide help to those whose credit has been compromised.

Fixing foster care the goal of campaign



A campaign is working to improve the foster care system across the United States. Daniel Heimpel, Project Director of Fostering Media Connections came to 22News on Thursday morning to explain their ideas.

Note: I got a few ideas too. How about stop stealing our children, for one.

Social work recruiters’ £10m mark

Social work recruiters’ £10m mark

Manchester-based social work recruitment consultancy Liquid Personnel has announced continued annual growth which has taken revenues from under £1.5m in 2008 to nearly £10m.

Note: Follow the money!

Social workers told 'again and again'

Social workers told 'again and again'

Relatives of the six children at the centre of the 'House of Horrors' child-care case last night described how they raised the abuses with HSE staff several times, but were left furious at their inaction.

Government u-turn may bring back revised ContactPoint children's database


Government u-turn may bring back revised ContactPoint children's database

The government is considering bringing back a version of the controversial ContactPoint children's database, just months after the original project was halted.

Baby P reports show how stupid, disorganized, and incompatent the British Child Protective Industry actually is

Baby P reports show how authorities and systems failed to share data

The “horrifying death” of Baby Peter in August 2007 was the result of the incompetence of authority staff and serious failures of sharing simple records, according to two reports released today.

Children On CPS



Part 2
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Part 3
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I see that my buddy Leonard has started a YouTube channel. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/user/LeonardHen

Breastfeeding Mom Told To Quit

Breastfeeding Mom Told To Quit

Greenville Woman Calls Trip To DSS 'Humiliating'

A Greenville woman said she was humiliated Wednesday morning after an employee at the South Carolina Department of Social Services in Greenville asked her to stop breastfeeding her 1-month-old daughter.

Mum-to-be begs: Let me keep my baby

Mum-to-be begs: Let me keep my baby

A MUM-TO-BE who has been told her baby will be taken into care by social services as soon as it is born is begging for a chance to keep it.

Note: Great Brittan's obsession with the Baby P screw-up has spilled over onto innocent parents, who are having their children snatched left and right for the most frivolous reasons imaginable. The parents of the UK should all band together and take out a few of these agencies. And they would be morally justified in doing so, because the world really doesn't need any of these sadistic f***'s telling us how to raise our children or deciding for some bullshit reason that we're not worthy of having anything to do with our own families.

What my buddy Wiiilbur has to say is just as valid over there as it is over here.



Also, any parent victim of the British Child Protective Industry who has had their newborn snatched from the hospital at birth, who would like to have the babystealer exposed for the fake, fraud, and sadistic sub-human that he/she/it is or would like to have your story told, please send me the info, anything you got, and it will be published here on Legally Kidnapped.

Confidentiality laws help them to cover their tracks. And it's time Big Brother gets put in her place.

Never give up and never shut up. After all, what else do you have to loose?

DHS to Release Child Protective Services Records for Suicide Victim and Former Foster Teen Erwin Celes

DHS to Release Child Protective Services Records for Suicide Victim and Former Foster Teen Erwin Celes

To help the public gain a greater understanding about the life of Erwin Celes, a former foster teen who recently committed suicide, the State Department of Human Services (DHS) is preparing to release his child protective services (CPS) records.

Caregiver found guilty of child sex abuse

Caregiver found guilty of child sex abuse

A former Child, Youth, and Family caregiver and foster parent was this afternoon found guilty of eight charges of sexually abusing young girls who were in his care.
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Former CYF worker found guilty of abuse

A former Child, Youth and Family carer has been found guilty of abusing girls in his care.

Fake Officer Arrested For Molesting Teenage Boy

Fake Officer Arrested For Molesting Teenage Boy

The allegations are disturbing and disgusting. A volunteer at a Baltimore Charter School is accused of pretending to be a child abuse investigator to again a young boy's trust and sexually molest him.

LA officials find workers erred in assessing abuse

LA officials find workers erred in assessing abuse

Los Angeles County child welfare authorities admitted they were wrong to dismiss allegations of abuse against the mother of a 5-year-old boy who was later found brutalized and tortured by her, her boyfriend and his associates in San Bernardino County.

Note: That's what happens when you hire idiots to do a job like this.

L.A. County dismissed allegations of abuse involving boy later tortured in San Bernardino County

L.A. County dismissed allegations of abuse involving boy later tortured in San Bernardino County

The 5-year-old was rescued from a closet last year. A recent internal case review by L.A. County's Department of Children and Family Services concluded the agency's original finding of no abuse to be wrong.

Quebec prof uses statistics to map areas likely to contain child abusers

Quebec prof uses statistics to map areas likely to contain child abusers

In a step toward crime prediction that might seem ripped from a science fiction film — think Minority Report — a Quebec professor has created maps that indicate specific areas likely to harbour child abusers.

Pamper Yourself For Child Abuse Day!

I just came across a rather interesting press release, where some wonderful people are going to donate their time and skills to a worthy cause and according to the headline, they need your help.
Hair Salon Needs Your Help Fighting Child Abuse
And I totally applaud part of their efforts, as here we have a small business who simply wants to give back to the community in which they live and work, as you can see in the subheading.
Shapers Salon and Day Spa Will Donate Friday’s Proceeds
And if more people learned from their example the world would be a better place. Right?

Here lies the problem. Check out the first paragraph of this short article.
Thousands of children are beaten and abused in Mid-Michigan.
Unbelievable. I imagine this was written by someone who got sucked into Wednesdays Child or some other in depth report. Check out the second paragraph.
You may feel a bit helpless, but there is something you can do.
And although I agree that there is something that we all can do, like help the family or something, and I've come across tons of articles with all kinds of suggestions of what to do and how to handle it, but I gotta admit, this is a new one on me.

See folks, what this really is, is a situation of somebody who fell for all the child abuse propaganda and trying to regurgitate it into a marketing strategy, as you can see from the rest of the article.
This Friday -- Shapers Salon and Day Spa, 685 N Center Rd, Saginaw -- will donate all proceeds to the Child Abuse and Neglect Council of Saginaw County.

Money from any haircut, pedicure or massage goes to the CAN Council to help fight child abuse locally.

Contact Shapers Salon and Day Spa for an appointment at 989-793-3771.
Here we have the perfect opportunity for the System Sucks to be able to pamper themselves and give to the child protective industry at the same time!

Brilliant!

Advertising and for a cause like child abuse prevention, which the author of this press release obviously learned about from watching too much TV, but it's still good, not to mention they can use it all as a tax write off at the end of the year.

But what a marketing strategy. Think about it, they're liable to get a few new customers out of the deal. They got a free ad in a newspaper, hell they even made Legally Kidnapped! People who go somewhere and have a good experience tend to go back. All they have to do is give everybody who walks in that door a good experience then they're golden. And we all know what a socio-emotional hotspot the thought of child abuse is these days. If they can create perception that they are good people who care about CHILDREN, that's got to suck a few new paying bodies in.

So here's what I propose. I say we make this a national event, where all the spas and hair salon's and barber shops and massage parlors etc get together and donate all of their proceeds to the Child Protective Industry. We'll call it...

Pamper yourself for child abuse day.

And then the System Sucks have a brand new way of giving and getting and "caring about the children" at the same time.

Judge says marijuana in home not sufficient evidence to prove neglect of child

Judge says marijuana in home not sufficient evidence to prove neglect of child

In the Matter of Isaiah D., Bronx County Family Court Judge, Jeanette Ruiz, has ruled that the presence of marijuana in a house is not sufficient evidence alone to prove a prima facie case of child neglect.

PA Human Relations Commission Orders Berks County Child Welfare Agency to Cease Race Discrimination, Undergo Training

PA Human Relations Commission Orders Berks County Child Welfare Agency to Cease Race Discrimination, Undergo Training

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission ordered Concern Professional Services, of Fleetwood, Berks County, to cease illegal discrimination based on race and have its managers and staff undergo non-discrimination training.

The business is a licensed, non-profit child welfare agency and the order took effect Oct. 27.

Mother filing suit describes anguish of losing baby

Mother filing suit describes anguish of losing baby

A New Castle mother whose infant was put into protective custody following a drug test's false positive reading, caused by a bagel, described today the anguish of her week-long ordeal, which is now the subject of a federal lawsuit.

Pa. couple: County took baby over bad drug test

Pa. couple: County took baby over bad drug test

A Pennsylvania couple say their newborn was taken by county officials when a drug test the mother took came out positive because she had eaten a poppy seed bagel.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit Thursday against the Lawrence County Children and Youth Services and Jameson Health System on behalf of Elizabeth Mort and her fiance, Alex Rodriguez.

Bill would regulate fetus disposal; Delta abortion clinic investigated (w/video)

Bill would regulate fetus disposal; Delta abortion clinic investigated (w/video)

Note: And save room in the dumpsters for the CPS workers.

For two years, Chris Veneklase, a pro-life advocate, said he observed staff members of a Delta Township abortion clinic placing their trash every day in a common Dumpster shared by other businesses.

Social worker in sex-assault case was fairly sacked

Social worker in sex-assault case was fairly sacked

A SOCIAL worker who placed a sex offender in a foster family with two young children has had claims for wrongful and unfair dismissal turned down.

Investigation details health service's failure to protect six abused children

Investigation details health service's failure to protect six abused children

A LITANY of failures by social workers and health service management led to six Roscommon children enduring years of unnecessary abuse, according to the findings of an inquiry published yesterday.

Abuse trial jury retires overnight

Abuse trial jury retires overnight

The jury in the two-week trial of a Child, Youth, and Family caregiver and foster parent accused of sexual abuse of girls in his care has retired overnight and will resume its deliberations from 9am tomorrow in the Christchurch District Court.

Father's fight nearly over, with court returning daughter

Father's fight nearly over, with court returning daughter

After more than two years of fighting, of draining his savings and retirement accounts, of 17-hour drives to New York, Johnny Smith will be bringing his daughter home.

Now it's just a question of when.

Drug Addicts Paid To Not Have Kids (Ever)



American Barbara Harris offers drug addicts in London 300 pounds to get a vasectomy.

Mother cannot fight adoption order – judge

Asshole of the Year Candidate

Judge Lord Justice Wilson
"Irrespective of the outcome, she will always be able to tell herself that she could not have done more to secure the restoration of her children to her."

Mother cannot fight adoption order – judge

A MOTHER from Bristol was told she "could not have done more" as she failed in a last-ditch attempt to get her five children back from their adoptive families.

Note: You know what, I'm sorry, but Judge Lord Justice Wilson is obviously a system suck rubber stamp judge who should be thrown off the bench and given to a homosexual football team to be used as a ball. If that mother has done everything she was supposed to, then she should get her kids back.

It's a simple concept really.

The British Child Protective Industry couldn't properly pour piss out of a boot, even if it had the directions written all over the heals, and Judge Lord Justice Wilson blindly supports their babystealing efforts anyway.
But, acknowledging she loves her children and had done her best to care for them, the judge told the mother she could be satisfied she had fought as hard as she could in her efforts to win them back. He said: "Irrespective of the outcome, she will always be able to tell herself that she could not have done more to secure the restoration of her children to her."
What an asshole. I'm sorry. I'm sure that makes this mother feel better. If anything proves that the UK employs the most sadistic child protective industry in the world and that they got the judges in their pockets, it's that line right there.



And why do they dress their judges up like Sexy Santa's over there anyway? Could somebody please enlighten me on this?

POLICE REPORT: Man fondles child; crash kills man

POLICE REPORT: Man fondles child; crash kills man

A Sarasota man has been arrested after authorities said he fondled a 14-year-old girl who was in his home as a foster child.

Teens charged in robbery

Teens charged in robbery

Two 17-year-old males and a 15-year-old male, all from Waukegan, were taken into custody for a robbery incident at Gurnee Mills that was reported to Gurnee Police at 8:39 p.m. Oct. 20.

Child protection staff still failing to do job properly, Ofsted finds

Child protection staff still failing to do job properly, Ofsted finds

Watchdog finds fewer than half of serious case reviews better than adequate and authorities frequently too trusting of parents

Note: See folks, this is what happens when they put idiots into powerful positions.

Sheriff’s office sued over 2006 child abuse case

Sheriff’s office sued over 2006 child abuse case

A lawsuit has been filed against the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office alleging negligence and a violation of civil rights for not reporting child abuse to the state in 2006.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bob Marley's daughter on child cruelty charge

Bob Marley's daughter on child cruelty charge

Sharon Marley, the daughter of late reggae legend, Bob Marley has pleaded not guilty to a charge of cruelty to a six-year-old autistic boy.

‘Killer mum needs medicine, not jail’

‘Killer mum needs medicine, not jail’

A day after DNA reported that Deepika may be suffering from post-partum psychosis, city doctors say she needs medication rather than sending her to jail.

Investigation details health service's failure to protect six abused children

Investigation details health service's failure to protect six abused children

A LITANY of failures by social workers and health service management led to six Roscommon children enduring years of unnecessary abuse, according to the findings of an inquiry published yesterday.

Report reveals up to 42 children died last year under social services care

Report reveals up to 42 children died last year under social services care

As many as 42 children died last year while under the care of social services, a damning report reveals today.

Parents told to leave disabled kids at shelters

Parents told to leave disabled kids at shelters

Indiana's budget crunch has become so severe that some state workers have suggested leaving severely disabled people at homeless shelters if they can't be cared for at home, parents and advocates said.

State 'failed child abuse victims'

State 'failed child abuse victims'

The State has failed to protect six vulnerable children who suffered at the hands of parents, the Children's Minister has admitted.

Child abuse files review urged

A full-scale review of all child abuse files within the Health Service Executive (HSE) must be taken immediately, it has been warned.

Child abuse reviews 'inadequate'

Child abuse reviews 'inadequate'

Fresh concerns have been raised that some official investigations into the most serious cases of child abuse are still sub-standard.

Judge rejects lawsuit involving abused and neglected children

Judge rejects lawsuit involving abused and neglected children

A federal judge on Wednesday threw out a class-action civil rights lawsuit aimed at revamping Clark County's system for protecting abused and neglected children.

Systemic barriers keep foster children medicated

Systemic barriers keep foster children medicated

State officials say they don't want to put foster children on psychotropic drugs that alter brain function, but it keeps happening. The number of children on the drugs has gone down by only six percent in five years, despite the state's aggressive effort to bring that number down.

Child abuse files review urged

Child abuse files review urged

A full-scale review of all child abuse files within the Health Service Executive (HSE) must be taken immediately, it has been warned.

Second Serious Case Overview Report Relating to Peter Connelly Dated March 2009

Second Serious Case Overview Report Relating to Peter Connelly Dated March 2009

Tots to teens medicated under state foster care system

Tots to teens medicated under state foster care system

One in five children in foster care in Texas is on psychotropic medicines for an extended time. Those are powerful drugs that change brain function.

Despite a push by the state to decrease the use of psychotropics, children younger than the age of 2 are being prescribed anti-psychotics.

Sex Offender can give out candy on Halloween



SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (ABC 4 News) -"Trick or treat", it's a phrase that a lot of kids will be saying in a few days, but you may be surprised whose doorbell your child could be ringing: Sex Offenders.

Brent social worker Robert Lennox Clarke struck off for throwing fan at child

Brent social worker Robert Lennox Clarke struck off for throwing fan at child

A BRENT social worker who threw a fan at a vulnerable child has been struck off.

Baby P report blames 'incompetent' social workers, police and doctors

Baby P report blames 'incompetent' social workers, police and doctors

Baby P died because of incompetence by almost everyone who was supposed to protect him, damning reports revealed yesterday.

hidden cam Child protection worker in my house

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Part 2
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Part 3
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Report says child protective services not equipped to deal with truancy

Report says child protective services not equipped to deal with truancy

On October 25, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) released “Getting Teenagers Back to School: Rethinking New York State’s Response to Chronic Absence,” a policy brief researched and written for the agency by the Vera Institute of Justice in partnership with Casey Family Programs.

NY State Woman Finds OCFS ' Policy Brief Does Not Fully Address the Issues

NY State Woman Finds OCFS ' Policy Brief Does Not Fully Address the Issues

A North Tonawanda mother who was falsely charged with "educational neglect" after her gay teen received death threats at North Tonawanda High School in 2005 is perplexed by a recent policy brief released by the New York Office of Child and Family Services. The brief, which was released October 25, 2010, states that the Office intends to review the state's policy concerning charges of educational neglect involving a minor's absence from school.

'Teen Mom' star Amber Portwood accused of abusing prescription meds as ex Gary Shirley walks out

'Teen Mom' star Amber Portwood accused of abusing prescription meds as ex Gary Shirley walks out

Despite reported attempts of trying to mend their damaged relationship, the ex-fiance of "Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood has had enough of her shenanigans.

Adopted Children: What it's like being taken away

Adoption propaganda from AdoptUsKids.org



Many of the experiences children face prior to their adoption are frightening, confusing and disheartening.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Baby P case has been treated dismally by politicians

The Baby P case has been treated dismally by politicians

Ed Balls created a spectacular crisis in children's social care, and now the coalition has done a curious U-turn

Deportee forced to leave kids behind

Deportee forced to leave kids behind

A Toronto mom will have to leave her children behind in the custody of child care workers when she’s deported to Jamaica next Tuesday.

Social worker wins libel cases over Baby P claims

Social worker wins libel cases over Baby P claims

A social worker has accepted compensation from three newspapers over untrue allegations about her role in the Baby P tragedy in north London.

Keep him busy people!!!

Press Release
Ontario Ombudsman now has the power to investigate Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society
TORONTO (October 15, 2010) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin now has the jurisdiction to investigate complaints about Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society, following the provincial government’s appointment of a supervisor for the agency.

Children and Youth Services Minister Laurel Broten announced this week that she has appointed Mr. Vince Tedesco to manage the society on an interim basis in place of its board of directors. While normally the Ombudsman does not have jurisdiction over children’s aid societies in Ontario, that changes when the provincial government takes direct control, since the Ombudsman does have jurisdiction over the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

Ontario is the only province in Canada whose Ombudsman does not have a mandate to oversee child protection services. Despite this, the Ombudsman’s office receives many serious complaints about these agencies every year that cannot be investigated. A total of 296 complaints about children’s aid societies were received in fiscal 2009-2010.

Complaints about the Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society or any provincial government service or agency may be made to the Ombudsman’s Office at 1-800-263-1830, or via the online complaint form available at www.ombudsman.on.ca/en/make-a-complaint/complaint-form.aspx

Safe at home?

Safe at home?

Standing at the front door of her two-story home on a quiet, residential Oak Park street, Kimberly Stevens kissed her three foster children goodbye on a sun-drenched April morning in 2006, telling them she would see them later.

Stevens did not know that “later” would turn out to be more than two-and-a-half years for her foster son and more than three for her two foster daughters.

LYONS: Helping bad parents learn to be better

LYONS: Helping bad parents learn to be better

News that so pleased Richard Wexler went almost unnoticed by most people, and sounds like bureaucratic trivia.

The federal Department of Health and Human Services has granted Florida a 10-month extension -- and it could soon become five years -- on a waiver from foster-care funding rules.

1 in 5 Texas foster children on psychotropics

1 in 5 Texas foster children on psychotropics

Ashley Schmidt said her teen years were a blur, and if you ask the now 21-year-old what movies or bands she liked, she draws a blank.



Note: That way when they bring these kids to those magical visitation rooms they'll have a nice trippy experience...

Wa wa wa wa wa wa wa wa...

The Over Exploited Story That Just Won't Die

Baby P: Tracey Connelly named boyfriend Steven Barker 'next of kin'

Baby P’s mother named her boyfriend as next of kin four months before the toddler died but the authorities failed to realise he was living at the family home, a previously unseen report shows.

Levels Of Child Protection Activity Continue To Rise In West Sussex

Levels Of Child Protection Activity Continue To Rise In West Sussex

The Annual report from the West Sussex Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) has highlighted the huge pressures on children̢۪s social care services, much of it in the wake of the Baby P tragedy.

Note: Attn: Parents of West Sussex! Run!

Child Protective Services new "Magical" visitation rooms

Child Protective Services new "Magical" visitation rooms

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Child Protective Services new "Magical" visitation rooms. Local dignitaries, members of child welfare community and business leaders will be in attendance at the ceremony to get their first glimpse of the new spaces.

Note: Making CPS a magical experience. Kind of like Disney Land I suppose.

Father files wrongful death lawsuit in drowning of son

Father files wrongful death lawsuit in drowning of son

The father of a 5-month-old boy who was drowned by his mentally ill mother in October 2007 has filed a lawsuit against the county, state, Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare and LaCausa Inc. The suit alleges wrongful death and a violation of the 14th Amendment, which says government entities can't deprive citizens of life, liberty or property without due process.

Child protection still inconsistent says JCPC

Child protection still inconsistent says JCPC

The Jersey Child Protection Committee says more needs to be done to safeguard children living away from home.

Finding Common Ground on the Education of Children in Foster Care

Finding Common Ground on the Education of Children in Foster Care

As children around Baltimore settle into the routine of the school year, the distinct minority who enter foster care will struggle to find stability. Often, as temporary placements shift and these youngsters are jostled from placement to placement, the instability that permeates their life also seeps into their school experience.

But a novel collaboration between the Baltimore City Department of Social Services (BCDSS) and Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) holds the promise of offering something to Baltimore foster children that is in wide variance across this country: the chance at educational stability.

Note: Just give them a suitcase like they do in West Virginia, and it will be all better.

Note for the stupid: I was being sarcastic.

Mel Gibson Will Testify in Child Custody Battle

Mel Gibson Will Testify in Child Custody Battle

After months of speculation, rumors and insane Mel Gibson rants, we'll finally hear from the actor himself. Or at least a judge will. He's being deposed Monday.

Child neglect most common form of abuse: study

Child neglect most common form of abuse: study

Neglect is the most common form of child mistreatment in Canada and the physical damage can be even more devastating than sexual abuse, a study has found.

The government-funded study, released Monday at a youth-protection conference, found that neglect made up 34% of all youth-protection investigations that are found to have merit.

Neglected children were more likely to require medical treatment than children who had suffered physical, sexual or emotional abuse, says the study sponsored by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Peter M. Dudding, executive director of the Ottawa-based Child Welfare League of Canada, told QMI Agency that years of neglect can hurt a child worse than a single punch, slap or even sexual encounter.

Note: But according to the same people a kid is so traumatized by that one spanking he got when he was two, that everything they do to these kids is justified.

Baby P doctor will face misconduct hearing

Baby P doctor will face misconduct hearing

The doctor accused of failing to identify signs that Baby P was being abused has had her application to be removed from the medical register refused.

Baby P reports reveal how social services missed warning signs

Baby P reports reveal how social services missed warning signs

Baby P's mother named her violent partner as her next of kin on an official form but authorities still failed to realise he was living with her, a previously secret report revealed today.

Baby Peter 'was failed by all agencies'

Baby Peter's "horrifying death" was down to the incompetence of almost every member of staff who came into contact with him, official reports say.

Mother claims she fled with son to Canada because of 'abuse fears'

Mother claims she fled with son to Canada because of 'abuse fears'

The woman fled with the seven year-old boy on the day before social services were due to recommend that he be taken into care.

She returned three months later and told police she had no option but to carry out the “crime” if she was to protect her only child.

Note: Attn: Great Brittan! Have you ever considered an Underground Railroad? I mean with all of these parents having to flee the UK just to protect their children from these overzealous social wreckers, most of whom admit to not having the abilities to get the proper information prior to action and instead under heavy pressure from both the public backlash over the Baby P Screw Up and the drive to fulfill adoption quota's will chase a newborn halfway across the world just to get their hands on them.

Gee! What a nice guy!

Billionaire To Support Child Fathered by Another Man

On behalf of Ralph A. Kerns & Associates posted in Child Support on Monday, October 25, 2010

A billionaire agreed to pay millions in back child support for a girl who is not his biological daughter last week. He will also pay $100,000 a month in child support for the girl.

Pulver to get $1.1 million in Family Court settlement

Pulver to get $1.1 million in Family Court settlement

A developer will get $1.1 million in state funds to walk away from a planned $200 million Family Court facility in Center City under a settlement that will clear the way for construction - even while investigations into the project continue.

Social worker rebuffs abuse claims

Social worker rebuffs abuse claims

A former social worker has rebuffed claims that allegations of sexual abuse of children in Child, Youth, and Family care were dismissed and disbelieved.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Child welfare NT's shame

Child welfare NT's shame

PEOPLE have a right to ask if Territory politicians - Labor, CLP and Independent - are taking the child protection crisis seriously enough.

Well... Duh!

Majority of social workers suffer from mental instability due to their job

Note: Well... Duh! Haven't I been saying this for years? But nobody listens to me. Instead they go and do a survey of babystealers just to figure out what I've been saying all along! They stole my idea! Babystealing is not a normal human activity. In fact, there's nothing normal about it.

More than two-thirds of social workers experience mental or emotional instability as a result of their job, according to a British Association of Social Workers (BASW) poll.

Note: See! They're all screwed up in the heads! In which case the UK needs to take all of their kids away. Especially since these are the kinds of excuses that the British Babystealers use on real parents.

It's only fair right?

BTW, I gotta say thanks to my buddy Mark for finding this, and you should check out his blog because it's really good.

STATE INTERVENTION

MAJOR CHILD WELFARE GROUPS UNITE IN CALL FOR RESHAPING PRIORITIES IN U.S. ADOPTIONS

MAJOR CHILD WELFARE GROUPS UNITE IN CALL FOR RESHAPING PRIORITIES IN U.S. ADOPTIONS

An extensive examination of adoptive families in the United States, released today, concludes that too many are not receiving the essential services they need, and calls for a reshaping of national priorities and resources to develop and provide such services.

Note: You see folks, the System Sucks want reforms too. That way they can get more money out of the deal.

Baby P examination details 'ignored' by official report

Baby P examination details 'ignored' by official report

Details of a Great Ormond Street Hospital doctor's crucial medical examination of Baby Peter were excluded from the official report into his death, due to be published on Tuesday, BBC London has learned.

Good Samaritan Goes Too Far: Keeps Lost Boy For 12 Hours

Good Samaritan Goes Too Far: Keeps Lost Boy For 12 Hours

A man who picked up a runaway 9-year-old autistic boy at a gas station and kept him for about 12 hours was cleared of wrong-doing and released, but child welfare workers were looking into the family situation today, police said.

Victim 'aged out' of system

Victim 'aged out' of system

Erwin Viado Celes hanged himself last month, just six months after he "aged out" of Hawaii's foster care system, and now his friends are trying to raise enough money to pay for his funeral and burial.

Children’s Aid Society Should Face Child Abduction Charges

Children’s Aid Society Should Face Child Abduction Charges

I’m just saying…

Granted, this woman will be deported back to Jamaica after overstaying her visa, but the Children’s Aid Society as far as CC is concerned, had no right to take this Jamaican mother’s child away two days after she was born.

Newborn taken from deportee mom

Newborn taken from deportee mom

A mom of two who is facing deportation to Jamaica is fighting to get back her daughter who was taken from her by child welfare workers just two days after her birth at a Burlington hospital.

Child Protection Act Hearings from July 16, 1993



The witnesses testified concerning the National Child Protection Act which would create a national database with the names of persons convicted of crimes against children.
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Child Protection Act Signing



The President today will sign the National Child Protection Act of 1993, which seeks to give parents the assurance that their children are not being cared for by criminals. This release outlines the specifics of the Act. Following the president's statement and the bill signing, entertainer Oprah Winfrey spoke to the assembled concerning her role in the law's passage.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lies kept child welfare away, neglect accused tells court

Lies kept child welfare away, neglect accused tells court

One of three men on trial for his alleged involvement in abusing a group of children has told a South Australian Supreme Court jury he turned a blind eye to it.

How the US Government Kidnaps Children to Drug Them Into Oblivion



A real horror story, a nightmare for every sane mother.

Baby LK Report For October 24th 2010



Baby LK Report For October 24th 2010

For these stories and all the latest dirt on the Child Protective Industry visit http://www.LegallyKidnapped.blogspot.com

This week Officer Bubbles sues YouTube commenter's.

Workers are leaving the Child Protective Industry in Australia left and right.

A Foster Father, sex offender, youth minister gets a license to run a daycare...

And much much more.

Foster Care Candidate Revenue Maximization Schemes Line County Coffers

Foster Care Candidate Revenue Maximization Schemes Line County Coffers

Some years ago, in a published article, I explained that: “Significantly, a child who has been identified as a potential ‘candidate’ for placement into foster care may trigger reimbursements to the agency for these administrative costs regardless of whether or not the child had actually entered foster care, and these reimbursements to the agency may continue so long as the child remains a potential candidate for entry. Once the determination is made that a child is no longer a ‘candidate’ for entry into care these reimbursements stop. Hence, there exists a clear financial incentive to agencies to maintain a case as open.”

Jennifer Rodriguez, mother of missing 7-year-old Patrick Alford, ups reward money in hunt for son

Jennifer Rodriguez, mother of missing 7-year-old Patrick Alford, ups reward money in hunt for son

The mom of a missing 7-year-old boy announced an extra $50,000 reward for his return.

In hopes of bringing Patrick Alford home, Jennifer Rodriguez's uncle put up savings and raised more from relatives of the boy, who vanished without a trace in January.

Child protection campaign attracts few

Child protection campaign attracts few

CHILD protection authorities have splashed out almost $200,000 on an international recruitment campaign.

But the campaign, launched in a desperate attempt to fill the vacancies left by staff deserting the system, has attracted just seven workers from New Zealand.

Note: It's because they suck to work for, really.

Johnston lawyer accused of professional misconduct

Johnston lawyer accused of professional misconduct

The state official who investigates alleged misconduct by lawyers has charged former Johnston Town Solicitor Milan T. Azar with violating three rules of professional conduct.

Azar is accused of deliberately overbilling the state Department of Children, Youth and Families for a guardianship, lying about it to the DCYF and to the chief disciplinary counsel of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and improperly soliciting clients.

Note: See! Lawyers are System Sucks too.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Attn: CPS Victims of Texas!!!

You should all do this.

Reporting Child Protective Services Issues

Reporting Child Protective Services Issues

The Health and Human Services Commission's Ombudsman Office, in conjunction with the Office of the Inspector General, has established a toll-free line for people to report complaints in response to Gov. Perry's ordered statewide investigation into the practices and procedures of Child Protective Services. If you have information or concerns about casework management or inaction when children have been exposed to abusive situations, please call:

877-787-8999

Guardians say their desire to raise boy overlooked by state

Guardians say their desire to raise boy overlooked by state

When Lani and Sama Ete became 9-year-old Saul’s guardians, they expected there might be a few rough patches as they settled in as a family.

What they didn’t expect is that when Saul became a teenager and got into trouble, they would be shut out of the boy’s life by the state. Now, the Etes are battling the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) in court over its decision to not return Saul to their care and say they were unaware that they had limited rights as guardians.

Mystery shrouds child’s death in orphanage

Mystery shrouds child’s death in orphanage

The mystery surrounding the Sneha Kiran Orphanage has deepened with the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) establishing that seven-year-old Aravind was issued a death certificate by Koshy’s Hospital and was declared brought dead.

Jeff Perry, GOP House Candidate, Haunted By Allegations That He Ignored Illegal Strip Search Of Teenage Girls

Jeff Perry, GOP House Candidate, Haunted By Allegations That He Ignored Illegal Strip Search Of Teenage Girls

Jeff Perry, a Republican congressional candidate in Massachusetts, is facing a wave of criticism over allegations that he oversaw and ignored illegal strip-searches of teenage girls while serving as a police sergeant in Wareham, Massachusetts.

Portland High School bans "grinding" at dances

Portland High School bans "grinding" at dances

Administrators at Portland High School have decided to ban a popular form of dancing among young people called "grinding."

Rod Stewart Talks Reunion With Daughter Sarah On “The Joy Behar Show”

Rod Stewart Talks Reunion With Daughter Sarah On “The Joy Behar Show”

Legendary rocker Rod Stewart will drop by HLN’s The Joy Behar Show tonight to talk about reuniting with the daughter he put up for adoption as a teenager in the 1960s.

Neb. Foster Care Review Board lambasts foster care reform

Neb. Foster Care Review Board lambasts foster care reform

Two weeks ago, Nebraska Foster Care Review Board member Marcia Anderson called the state's child welfare reform an "environment of chaos."

New program to deliver bags, luggage to foster kids in need

New program to deliver bags, luggage to foster kids in need

A new statewide project is calling attention to an aspect of moving children into foster care that's often overlooked. “Carry-On” will collect new and gently-used bags and suitcases for children in foster care across the state.
Awww. How nice.
“There are around 4,000 children in foster care, and for so many of them to carry their belongings in garbage is just not right—it’s not okay, and we shouldn’t accept it,” Robey said. “And so we’re trying to eliminate garbage bags as an acceptable form of luggage for children in foster care.”
Perhaps they should eliminate the bouncing of children from home to home to home. Perhaps if they weren't stealing so many kids, it wouldn't be as much of an issue.

Azusa woman's attempt to adopt shows difficulties of navigating a complex, nuanced system

Azusa woman's attempt to adopt shows difficulties of navigating a complex, nuanced system

An Azusa woman denied the adoption of her newborn nephew believes she was wrongly judged by social workers with the county Department of Children and Family Services.

Note: And she probably was wrongfully judged too, because most of these social workers are not all that bright but are very judgmental.

It's kind of works like this. The real smart ones become psychiatrist, if you're not smart enough for that, you can become a psychologist, if your not smart enough for that, you can become a social worker. If you're not smart enough for that, you can become a licensed caseworker, but if you're not smart enough for that, you can still become a licensed caseworker.

Our Foster Care System Bullies Gay Kids

Our Foster Care System Bullies Gay Kids

Kenneth Jones should have been an easy foster kid to place: Decent grades, no criminal record, and he even liked doing chores. Just one problem: He’s gay. Mother Jones relays Kenneth’s story in a long piece exploring the problems the foster care system has: According to one study, nearly all LGBT and questioning kids in group homes were verbally harassed; 70% were subjected to violence, and 78% either ran away or were removed from a placement.

Illegal adoption racket busted, 19 kids rescued

Illegal adoption racket busted, 19 kids rescued

After a scandal involving the mysterious deaths of beggars came to light in August, the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has busted a racket involving orphans, 19 of whom were rescued from a non-registered orphanage at Kalkere in Horamavu here on Friday.

Orphanage raided after boy’s death

Orphanage raided after boy’s death

The Sneha Children’s Home and Orphanage was on Friday raided by a team consisting police, officials from the Department of Women and Child Welfare, members of Childline (children’s helpline) and the Association for Promotion of Social Action (APSA). The team rescued 19 children, all aged between seven months and 14 years. The youngest was seven-month-old Prince.

Big Chill in Ontario Child Welfare

Big Chill in Ontario Child Welfare

The imposition of a provincial supervisor on the Huron-Perth Children's Aid Society (CAS) by the Minister for Children and Youth Services (MCYS), and the recent removal of the agency executive director and governance board, is creating a 'big chill' and "widespread anxiety" in Ontario's child welfare sector, warns the union representing 100 front line CAS staff at the local agency.

Friday, October 22, 2010

After all the head games and parental alienation by the social wreckers and foster/adoptive parents...

http://eyesopenedwider.blogspot.com/2010/10/post-secret.html#comment-form

Orphanages unfit to care for hapless kids

Orphanages unfit to care for hapless kids

Many orphanages in Bangalore don't have a licence or `fit institution' status. Many are illegal adoption centres and some use children for labour in blatant violation of the Juvenile Justice Act.

Cambodian Orphanage's UK Boss On Sex Charge

Cambodian Orphanage's UK Boss On Sex Charge

The British owner of an orphanage in Cambodia has been charged with a sex attack on a young boy in his care.

Jailed dads tied to greater risk of kids' drug use

Jailed dads tied to greater risk of kids' drug use

Kids whose dads have put in time behind bars may be at a greater risk for using marijuana and other illegal drugs, according to a new study.

Case: Texas agency didn't stop foster home abuse

Case: Texas agency didn't stop foster home abuse

A frame house surrounded by connecting mobile homes served for years as a home for dozens of the most vulnerable children in Texas foster care. But instead of being a safe haven, it was a place where young girls were repeatedly molested and the abuse long ignored.

Foster Care Crisis: Not Enough Homes



There are more kids coming into Arkansas foster care than there are homes to take them in.

Six years jail for child social worker

Six years jail for child social worker

A former child social worker found guilty of sexually abusing children in his care at an Auckland residential school during the 1980s has been sentenced to six years' imprisonment.
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Abuse victims slam judge's 'excuse'

The victims of a convicted sex abuser claim a judge has excused him by saying he was having a sexual crisis.

Baby P social workers lose unfair dismissal claim

Baby P social workers lose unfair dismissal claim

Two Haringey social workers sacked over the Baby P tragedy have lost their claim for unfair dismissal, it has emerged.

Gillie Christou and Maria Ward claimed they were unjustly fired by Haringey Council in north London in response to the public outcry about the little boy's horrific death.

Feds Consider Limiting Potatoes To Kids



Potato growers are fighting back against efforts to ban or limit potatoes in federal child nutrition programs, arguing the tuber is loaded with potassium and vitamin C and shouldn't be considered junk food.

More CPS Lies



Whenever you complain TO the CPS ABOUT the CPS you always get a nice letter that has absolutely NO basis in reality. Case in point here. . .

State removes children from Clinton group home

State removes children from Clinton group home

Two state agencies have removed all of the children in their care from a Clinton group home after a youth was injured earlier this month.

Toddler left with drunk grandmom, police say

Toddler left with drunk grandmom, police say

A grandmother caring for her grandson after Warren County Children's Services placed the baby in her care was arrested early Friday when she left the toddler in the care of an intoxicated woman - the baby's other grandmother, according to Warren County Children's Services.

Yet another child care story for Oklahoma

Yet another child care story for Oklahoma

Naomi Whitecrow is in a graveyard. Her mother and father are headed to a courthouse, hoping to cash in on the job the state did trying to care for the girl they couldn't or wouldn't care for themselves. It's yet another sad Oklahoma child care story.

Big Pharma Maneuvers to Label Toddlers as Depressed—and Drug Them

Big Pharma Maneuvers to Label Toddlers as Depressed—and Drug Them

Once children are in the system, most become fodder for the Big Pharma machine for the rest of their miserable lives.

Torbay child protection service 'inadequate'

Torbay child protection service 'inadequate'

Torbay's child protection service has been condemned as "inadequate" by government inspectors.

Ofsted inspectors said that in some cases children were being left at risk of "significant harm" and prospects for improvement were inadequate.

Vic Labor hiding from child protection: Opposition

Child workers quit in droves

Child workers quit in droves

FIGURES showing more than half of the south-west's child protection workers who quit last year had been in the job less than 12 months have exposed problems in the troubled sector.

Child welfare services in state of crisis

Child welfare services in state of crisis

A BALLARAT child welfare advocate has reiterated the continuing problem with the region's child protection services.

Child abuse farce costs neglected kids

Child abuse farce costs neglected kids

MORE than 400 vulnerable children were exposed to further sexual or physical abuse within three months of their cases being closed by bungling child protection bureaucrats.

Same Story: Second State

First there was West Virginia.

Now there's Texas.

Arlington school's luggage drive eases burden of foster care children

When students and faculty members at Sam Houston High School were deciding what to do for a Super Bowl service project, they wanted to pick something unique but still lasting.

Note: Here's the issues I have with this. These are wonderful children doing something very nice and for that I give them Kudos!

It simply doesn't solve the problem of foster children being bounced around through the system now does it.

Opinion: California foster care bill treats the wrong wound

Opinion: California foster care bill treats the wrong wound

The outcomes for young people who stay in foster care until age 21 are not good -- they are simply less bad than the outcomes for youths kicked out at 18. A study that found that the current system churns out walking wounded four times out of five also found that if foster care were made perfect, the system still would churn out walking wounded three times out of five.

Judges criticise family case cost

Judges criticise family case cost

Senior judges have criticised how a "straightforward" family law case lasted more than 50 days and ended up costing more than £1m.

Foster Care Youth to Share Stories at Special Event with Iowa Leaders

Foster Care Youth to Share Stories at Special Event with Iowa Leaders

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, some 30,000 youth in the U.S. exit foster care without a connection to a permanent family. As a result, they face greater risks of homelessness, unemployment, incarceration and mental illness. About 450 of those youth each year are from the state of Iowa.

Stepping Forward To Help Foster Children

Stepping Forward To Help Foster Children

How would you feel if you had to carry everything you own in a trash bag? Thousand of children in West Virginia's foster care system do it every time they're moved to a new home.

Note: No worries. These nice people are going to make everything all better...

Parents of Okla child who died in foster care sue

Parents of Okla child who died in foster care sue

The biological parents of a 2-year-old girl who died while she was in foster care has sued the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and the foster parents.

Sex abuse cycle repeats itself

Sex abuse cycle repeats itself

A 50-year-old man -- himself a victim of horrific sexual abuse as a child -- has been jailed for 60 days for sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy who has a catalogue of learning difficulties.

Foster Care Crisis: Not Enough Homes In Western Arkansas

Foster Care Crisis: Not Enough Homes In Western Arkansas

Note: Translation to reality: They're stealing too many children in Western Arkansas!

Thousands of children are in Arkansas foster care, and more continue to come into state custody because of abuse or neglect. The problem is there aren't enough homes to take them in.

Yes Chicken Little. The sky is falling.

New Program Focuses on Helping Foster Kids

New Program Focuses on Helping Foster Kids

Imagine carrying everything you own in a garbage bag.

Note: Imagine providing safe and stable environments for foster children, without having to uproot them every few months so they can grow, thrive and make friends and develop relationships.

The problem is that they have to pack up and carry all of their stuff around at all, a new duffel bag or a suitcase isn't going to fix that.

This is what we call a "media distortion." This is where they divert your attention from the problem by focusing on a few nice people who are trying to make a difference in the lives of children.

Defence calls evidence to deny abuse claims

Defence calls evidence to deny abuse claims

The defence is calling six witnesses to deny crown allegations of sexual abuse of three girls by a Child, Youth, and Family foster carer, John Alexander Lindsay.

Tampa teen to be exploited on foster care special displaying the work of brainwashing and pumping him full of Dreams of Forever Homes

Tampa teen to be on foster care special

His name is Rashad and he wants a family. The 14-year-old Tampa teen has been in more than 20 foster homes since he was 8 years old. And he's changed schools a dozen times.

On 'Good Morning America': Worthy defends plan to jail parents who skip school conferences

On 'Good Morning America': Worthy defends plan to jail parents who skip school conferences

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy defended her plan to jail parents who repeatedly miss conferences with their children's teachers during an appearance today on ABC's "Good Morning America."

Chicago Father Cleared of Charges After Taking Child to Church

Chicago Father Cleared of Charges After Taking Child to Church

A Cook County judge ruled yesterday that the father was not in violation of the court order when he took his daughter to church in January, prior to the completion of child custody proceedings. Contempt of court could not be proven given the video captured by the television crew does not actually show the daughter in attendance at the service.

Jesse James' Child Custody Dispute With Porn Actress Wife Erupts Again

Jesse James' Child Custody Dispute With Porn Actress Wife Erupts Again

The former husband of actress Sandra Bullock, "Monster Garage' host Jesse James, stopped his other ex-wife, porn actress Janine Lindemulder, from having court-ordered visits with their 6-year-old daughter, claiming she threatened to abduct the child.

Back to basics for Oklahoma's children

Back to basics for Oklahoma's children

The Oklahoman on Sunday featured several articles about the Department of Human Services and its operations as well as commitments from gubernatorial candidates saying changes are needed in our child welfare system.

China forces woman into abortion at EIGHT months for breaching one-child policy

China forces woman into abortion at EIGHT months for breaching one-child policy

An eight-months pregnant woman was dragged from her home and forced to have an abortion because she had broken China’s one-child-per-family law.

Twelve government officials entered Xiao Aiying’s house where they hit and kicked her in the stomach, before taking her kicking and screaming to hospital.

Attn: CAS Victims of Ontario!!!

A request from one of my dearly beloved Facebook friends.

Hey there. Please post a note to all of your friends asking them to make a note on the Ontario Ombudsmans site that he should not stop his investigation at Perth but to continue investigations of all CAS in Ontario. I think we need to really push the Ombudsman and have him push the Ministry to recognize that the CAS issue is Ontario wide. I'm asking you to do this because you have a large following. Thanks

Abuse allegations proven after cases closed

Abuse allegations proven after cases closed

The Victorian Opposition says it has new evidence of a crisis in the state's child protection system.

Texas High School Kicks Cheerleader Off Squad For Refusing To Cheer For Her Rapist

Texas High School Kicks Cheerleader Off Squad For Refusing To Cheer For Her Rapist

Silsbee High School in Texas wants their cheerleaders smiling, energetic, and willing to cheer for their rapists by name. Go team!

H.S., a Silsbee student, reported being raped by Rakheem Bolton with the help of two of his friends, a fellow student and athletic star. In the end, Bolton ended up getting off without serving any jail time by pleading guilty to a lesser assault charge, spending two years on probation, doing community service, paying a fine, and attending anger management courses. Hardly seems like an adequate punishment, but it's unfortunately not uncommon for attackers to bargain down their charges. What really gets the blood boiling is how the students' high school treated the victim.

Guess what

It Could Happen To You