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Monday, September 30, 2013

Fix child welfare mess, Miami-Dade lawmakers told

Fix child welfare mess, Miami-Dade lawmakers told

Speaker after speaker told Miami-Dade’s legislative delegation Monday that fixing Florida’s broken child welfare system requires more resources and better training for those on the frontlines. They asked lawmakers to do something.

Psychiatric Drug Use Among Preschoolers Leveling Off, Study Shows

Psychiatric Drug Use Among Preschoolers Leveling Off, Study Shows

Doctors are slower to prescribe medication for children when it comes to treating mental health disorders, a new study shows.

Neal Roth: Reform DCF at every level

Neal Roth: Reform DCF at every level

If investigators from the state Department of Children & Families had reacted more effectively to signs of parental child abuse, 10-year-old Nubia Barahona might still be alive today. Instead, her body was found in February 2011 inside a plastic garbage bag on her adoptive father's pickup truck. School authorities had contacted DCF repeatedly about signs of abuse and neglect, only to have their concerns dismissed after being told Nubia was suffering from "medical problems."

State worker fined for selling Mary Kay on state dime

State worker fined for selling Mary Kay on state dime

An employee with the state Family and Social Services Administration was fined for selling Mary Kay products during work hours, Call 6 Investigator Kara Kenney reports.

Manitoba Liberals seek child welfare changes

Manitoba Liberals seek child welfare changes

Manitoba Liberals are calling for major changes to the province’s child welfare system, including more supports for troubled families.

Ground broken for memorial to Maine's murdered children

Ground broken for memorial to Maine's murdered children

Ground has been broken on a memorial in Augusta to the state's murdered children.

Note: Although I would never argue against a tribute to children who have died, I am afraid that such a monument would be exploited as a CPS Propaganda Tool.

Parents Not Vaccinating Kids Contributed to Whooping Cough Outbreaks

Parents Not Vaccinating Kids Contributed to Whooping Cough Outbreaks

California’s worst episode of whooping cough, or pertussis, in 2010, likely spread among unvaccinated children to infect 9,210 youngsters.

Poor planning adds to Maine's foster care crisis

Poor planning adds to Maine's foster care crisis

Not only is funding in jeopardy, but the state's child welfare bureaucracy failed to anticipate the growing need, fueled by drug use and addiction.

Navy Siblings Reunited 30 Years After They Were Separated as Kids

Navy Siblings Reunited 30 Years After They Were Separated as Kids

A brother and sister, who were separated 30 years ago when their parents split up, were reunited at the Naval Medical Center Friday in San Diego, according to local media reports.

Foster Mom Used Electric Dog Collars to Discipline Her Kids

Foster Mom Used Electric Dog Collars to Discipline Her Kids

A 52-year-old Utah woman has been accused of punishing two of her adopted children who have special needs by shocking them repeatedly with an electric dog collar.

Racial disparities in adoption raise concerns

Racial disparities in adoption raise concerns

“Sometimes I still feel the trauma of knowing that but for the grace of God, I could have aged out of the foster care system,” said Roorda, an African-American woman who was adopted by a white couple in 1971. “I could have fallen through the cracks.”

State ‘Weeding Out’ Christian Beliefs: Foster-Care Officials Declare Parents With Traditional Values Unacceptable

State ‘Weeding Out’ Christian Beliefs: Foster-Care Officials Declare Parents With Traditional Values Unacceptable

A video has been uncovered of Massachusetts officials promising to weed out foster parents with conservative values who would only “tolerate” a youth’s gender confusion and not endorse it.

SystemSuckology and the Angels Of Adoption

This is the kind of crap that the Child Protective Industry fills the heads of the gullible with.  This is the kind of garbage that Foster Parents preach when justifying what they do.  Notice how the real parents aren't even mentioned.  Notice how they got 6 babies out of the deal.

Phillips family 'Angels'when it comes to fostering

Kind of like a fairy tale, isn't it?

What makes you think that normal people are actually smart enough not to fall for this?

Forced adoption: a blot on Australia’s history

Forced adoption: a blot on Australia’s history

A panel of experts will gather at Monash University to discuss the pitfalls and promises of surrogacy and forced adoption in Australia at an upcoming seminar.

Children's Aid Society are sneaky

Children's Aid Society are sneaky

Children's Aid Society are sneaky in the court waiting areas- they come and talk to you when your lawyer leaves- they ask you where your lawyer is so they know what way to look- they may ask you to fill out something and use words like " it's part of the process" " it's just basic information we need" first they already have the basic information since they already have you in court- keep what they give you - if they ask for it back, keep it let them know you'll look at it with your lawyer

DHHS stops paying Augusta-area case management firms after fraud allegation

DHHS stops paying Augusta-area case management firms after fraud allegation

The Department of Health and Human Services has stopped paying two central Maine businesses after “a credible allegation of fraud” was lodged, the Kennebec Journal reported Friday.

Note: This is the same thing we are facing in regards to fraud in child welfare.


Couple in Baby Veronica Case Want Legal Fee Help

Couple in Baby Veronica Case Want Legal Fee Help

The adoptive parents at the center of the custody battle over baby Veronica are asking that the child's biological father and the Cherokee Nation pay the couple's legal expenses.

Note: Nothing like rubbing salt in the wounds, eh?

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Social worker suspended after failing vulnerable children in Sunderland

Social worker suspended after failing vulnerable children in Sunderland

Norma Rose Lee has been suspended from the Health and Care Professions Council Register for failing to properly assess and follow safeguarding procedures for two children – known as Child A and Child B – while working for Sunderland City Council.

California governor signs law aimed at protecting kids from paparazzi

California governor signs law aimed at protecting kids from paparazzi

A California bill aimed at keeping paparazzi away from the children of celebrities and supported by film stars and parents Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday.

K-FED TO BRITNEY: OUR KID'S NO CIRCUS MONKEY

K-FED TO BRITNEY: OUR KID'S NO CIRCUS MONKEY

Kevin Federline is crapping on Britney Spears' bright idea ... to put one of their sons on stage during her Las Vegas show, essentially saying, "Over my dead body."

Note: Ut oh...

Caseworker vacancy rate 10% in NSW

Caseworker vacancy rate 10% in NSW

Casework data for NSW's Community Services Department has been published for the first time following controversy surrounding staff numbers.

Placements suspended with Texas foster care contractor, affecting its 127 homes in Dallas area

Placements suspended with Texas foster care contractor, affecting its 127 homes in Dallas area

The state has stopped placing abused and neglected children with a major contractor after finding more problems at the company's nearly 400 foster homes, a third of them in North Texas.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Okanagan foster parent gets four years in prison for 11 years of sexual abuse

Okanagan foster parent gets four years in prison for 11 years of sexual abuse

A foster parent who sexually abused a girl for 11 years will spend four years in custody.

Lawmakers rap state officials as foster children remain in state care for longer

Lawmakers rap state officials as foster children remain in state care for longer

State lawmakers rapped Department of Human Services officials this month after new data indicated that foster children are staying in state care longer despite new efforts to shorten their stays.

Why Do So Many Juvenile Suspects Confess to Crimes They Didn’t Commit?

Why Do So Many Juvenile Suspects Confess to Crimes They Didn’t Commit?

The lawsuits alleged police used deceit, intimidation, threats, “prolonged isolation” and “outright physical coercion” to get confessions from the teens. According to the lawsuits, one teen’s chest was pounded with a phone book and a flashlight, and another teen was threatened with being shot behind the police station unless he confessed.

Children of Darkness



Children of Darkness is an Oscar nominated 1983 documentary film produced and written by Richard Kotuk and Ara Chekmayan. It explored the topic of juvenile psychiatry - an acute lack of mental health care in America for seriously emotionally disturbed youth.

Many children in these institutions were simply warehoused and the common basic form of therapy was drugs, which didn't really help the kids but merely controlled them. The film not only uncovered the mistreatments in mental institutions but it also captured the cold realization that mental illness can happen to anyone. Public mental institutions were not just for the poor. Children from middle class families and upper middle class families often ended up there due to inadequate insurance money and dwindled savings.

New Law Keeps Parents From Overmedicating Foster Children

New Law Keeps Parents From Overmedicating Foster Children

According to Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), foster parents in Texas are 53 times more likely to overmedicate children in their care than parents with non-foster children, but a law passed during the last legislative session will stop the practice.

Why do Kids Run Away from Foster Care?”

Why do Kids Run Away from Foster Care?”

Note: Um... Because they suck?

Do you know what the number of youth who ran away from foster care was in 2013? It was 6,189. To put that in perspective: That’s enough kids to fill more than 14 average sized elementary schools, or more than 110 school buses.

State revokes residential care center license after a child is severely injured

State revokes residential care center license after a child is severely injured

The state Department of Children and Families has revoked the license of a residential care center for children and adolescents in Prairie du Chien after a child was seriously injured there in June.

Judge points to power struggle as trouble for Fla. child-welfare system

Judge points to power struggle as trouble for Fla. child-welfare system

Following a wave of child deaths since the end of the spring legislative session, Florida lawmakers started looking this week for ways to improve the state's child-welfare system — and got an earful from a dependency court judge.

FREE TO FLEE

FREE TO FLEE

Five teenage girls were reported as running away from Wyndham Lawn Home for Children in a span of a little over two weeks, between Aug. 27 and Sept. 13.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Erie County Legislature Approves CPS Jobs

Erie County Legislature Approves CPS Jobs

The Erie County Legislature has approved adding new jobs at Erie County Child Protective services.

Report: Majority of Children Remain at Home after Maltreatment Investigation

Report: Majority of Children Remain at Home after Maltreatment Investigation

Eighteen months after the close of a child maltreatment investigation, nearly 80 percent of children are still living in the home with their parents or primary caregivers according to a new report from RTI International and the U.S Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

Heather Ringeisen, Ph.D., director of the Children and Families Program at RTI and the project investigator said: “Just the fact that a maltreatment investigation has been opened indicates problems within the family that could lead to issues for the child. We’re finding that those left at home continue having similar developmental and mental health problems and needs for services to those placed out of the home.”


Dusten Brown releases statement on Veronica's transfer to Capobiancos

Dusten Brown releases statement on Veronica's transfer to Capobiancos

A win for the adoptive parents of Veronica, but does that mean the four-year-old wins as well?

School official tells students Trayvon Martin case proved it is 'legal to hunt' children

School official tells students Trayvon Martin case proved it is 'legal to hunt' children

An email sent to students by a University of Maryland official that cites the Trayvon Martin shooting as evidence "it is legal to hunt down and kill American children in Florida" is being blasted as the latest evidence of a left-wing bias on campus.

Maine releases data on use of student restraint, seclusion

Maine releases data on use of student restraint, seclusion

The statewide information is part of a Department of Education effort to better define the disciplinary tactics and spell out guidelines for their use in schools.

Former Pope denies child abuse cover up

Former Pope denies child abuse cover up

Former Pope, Benedict XVI has denied any role in a child abuse cover up as head of the Catholic church.

Legislators agree DCF is broken

Legislators agree DCF is broken

Florida's child welfare system needs an overhaul, and repairing the cracks that allowed more than 20 children to die this summer will be the focus of legislation next spring, the head of the oversight committee of the Florida House of Representatives said Tuesday.

Child protective services investigations down in Branch County, officials say it's good news for kids

Child protective services investigations down in Branch County, officials say it's good news for kids

Note: But bad news for the System Sucks who will bring down the economy with a lack of business.

Local officials say there are some encouraging numbers from the Department of Human Services that may be a sign of better days to come for kids in Branch County. County Board of Commissioners Chairman Don Vrablic is the Board’s liaison with the DHS and revealed that the number of completed child protective services investigations for the county were down 20 from the month before.  

Erie County Considers Hiring More CPS Workers

Erie County Considers Hiring More CPS Workers

Erie County Child Protective Services says it is cooperating with an external investigation into the death of Eain Brooks, 5, of Buffalo.

Former foster parent admits abusing boys

Former foster parent admits abusing boys

A prominent Northland businessman and former Child Youth and Family foster parent has pleaded guilty to nine counts of child sex offending.

Former foster child speaks out about alleged sexual abuse

Former foster child speaks out about alleged sexual abuse

A 35-year-old Montreal man who claims he was sexually assaulted while in the care of Batshaw Youth Protection Services is desperately searching for justice. The alleged abuse took place close to two decades ago, but no criminal charges have been laid and the person in question has not lost his job.

Attentiveness of CPS, physicians questioned in foster infant's death

Attentiveness of CPS, physicians questioned in foster infant's death

Fort Bragg physicians and child protective services officials missed opportunities to save the life of a 5-month-old girl, according to testimony Wednesday in the trial of Wilson “Josh” Lee Tubbs III, 39, who is charged with killing the foster child last year.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Attentiveness of CPS, physicians questioned in foster infant's death

Attentiveness of CPS, physicians questioned in foster infant's death

Fort Bragg physicians and child protective services officials missed opportunities to save the life of a 5-month-old girl, according to testimony Wednesday in the trial of Wilson “Josh” Lee Tubbs III, 39, who is charged with killing the foster child last year.

DCF EMPLOYEE SETTLES WITH STATE IN JOB-PROMOTION DISPUTE

DCF EMPLOYEE SETTLES WITH STATE IN JOB-PROMOTION DISPUTE

Jeffrey Parfitt, a state-employed social worker indicted on a felony charge of unlawful sexual contact, was hired for his job not once, but twice.

Critics put Florida's child welfare system under microscope

Critics put Florida's child welfare system under microscope

After a wave of child deaths since the end of the spring legislative session, Florida lawmakers this week started looking for ways to improve the state’s child-welfare system — and got an earful from a dependency court judge.

9-year-old boy files lawsuit against DCF

9-year-old boy files lawsuit against DCF

The Department of Children and Families is facing a legal battle with a boy who endured years of physical and sexual abuse at the hands of his father, who nearly killed him, the child's guardian said.


Okla. gov.: Drop charge against adopted girl's dad

Okla. gov.: Drop charge against adopted girl's dad

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is trying to persuade South Carolina to drop a charge and extradition order against a Cherokee father who disputed his daughter's adoption, after he handed the girl over to her adoptive parents this week.

Note: Only because she knows that she pissed everybody off by signing the extradition order.

Foster youth switch schools at huge rate

Foster youth switch schools at huge rate

It’s well known that foster youth change schools more frequently than other students, but a new study using pioneering data analysis shows foster youth are more than twice as likely to switch schools as their classmates.

Erie County to consider restructuring Child Protective Services

Erie County to consider restructuring Child Protective Services

As the Erie County Legislature considers restructuring the county's Department of Social Services, Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw says there are a number of vacancies in child protective services that need to be filled.

China adoption agency furious over 'child exchange' report

China adoption agency furious over 'child exchange' report

China's adoption agency said it was "very shocked and furious" about the findings in a Reuters report that exposed how U.S. parents use the Internet to abandon unwanted children they have adopted from abroad, including China.

3 CPS investigators accused of tampering with evidence possibly tied to case of slain Greenville teen

3 CPS investigators accused of tampering with evidence possibly tied to case of slain Greenville teen

One current and two former Child Protective Services investigators were being held by Hunt County authorities on Tuesday on charges of tampering with evidence. The arrests are reportedly related to the case of Alicia Moore, a Greenville teenager who was murdered after walking off her school bus last year.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Man who served as foster parent, ice cream truck driver, and child advocate charged with rape of a child.

Man who served as foster parent, ice cream truck driver, and child advocate charged with rape of a child.

A man well respected in his Arkansas community as an advocate for children faces charges for the sexual assault of a child.

Fort Bragg foster father on trial for infant's death

Fort Bragg foster father on trial for infant's death

Emerald Herriot was a happy, thriving baby until she was placed into foster care with a man now charged with causing her death, according to testimony in the trial of Wilson Lee Tubbs, III.

CPS must do more than yank kids from parents

CPS must do more than yank kids from parents

Three things are clear about the budget request for Arizona’s struggling child welfare system.

Woman gets probation for sex with foster son, 17

Woman gets probation for sex with foster son, 17

A judge sentenced a 30-year-old Lincoln woman to probation Tuesday on a child abuse charge stemming from sex with a 17-year-old boy who originally was her foster son.

Note: The poor kid.  I'm sure he was traumatized by that horrible experience.


UPDATE: More information on arrest of CPS workers

UPDATE: More information on arrest of CPS workers

Three people, including at least two connected to the Child Protective Services (CPS) office in Greenville, were arrested Tuesday on felony charges allegedly related to Alicia Moore.

Ariel Winter's mother Chrystal wants to depose daughter's psychiatrist and lawyer following 'sexual abuse allegations' in custody case

Ariel Winter's mother Chrystal wants to depose daughter's psychiatrist and lawyer following 'sexual abuse allegations' in custody case

Ariel Winter's mother Chrystal Workman says she has been falsely accused of 'talking oral sex' to her daughter and wants to depose the 15-year-old's psychiatrist and lawyer following allegations of sexual abuse.

Daniel Pelka: why social workers become 'helpless'

Daniel Pelka: why social workers become 'helpless'

Daniel Pelka's death shows us that, faced with the helplessness of children, social workers themselves become helpless

Social workers may be targeted online following Munby video footage ruling

Social workers may be targeted online following Munby video footage ruling

The risk of aggrieved parents posting defamatory material will only increase following Lord Justice Munby's decision

Note: Not to state the blatantly obvious or anything, but these social workers are stealing children.  That pisses people off.  Parents are starting to speak out against the practice.  The judge just gave them permission to do so.  That gives everybody else the opportunity to see the kind of crap that these social workers are pulling and contrast that with all the bullshit the media has been telling them over the years.  

It's interesting that social workers don't like it.  They can say it's for the child's privacy all they want, but I don't buy that for a minute.  The only reason social workers would be upset by such a decision is because they know what they did.   If I were them, I'd be scared of people finding out too.


Russia sees U.S. as unsafe for Russian orphans

Russia sees U.S. as unsafe for Russian orphans

A senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday that the United States remains the most problematic country for orphans adopted from Russia.

U.S. Fails to Convince Russia at Child Welfare Forum

An Open Letter to Matt and Melanie Capobianco

Even the adoption community is upset about this.

An Open Letter to Matt and Melanie Capobianco


Biological dad returns 4-year-old Veronica to adoptive parents

Biological dad returns 4-year-old Veronica to adoptive parents

The 4-year-old girl at the center of a lengthy, high-profile custody dispute between her Native American father and her adoptive parents has been returned to the couple, an attorney for the biological father said Monday.

Note: It's disgusting that a real father should even have to fight for his kid.

Monday, September 23, 2013

After Traumatic Police Raid, Home-Schooled Children Returned to Family

After Traumatic Police Raid, Home-Schooled Children Returned to Family

Dirk and Petra Wunderlich’s children were returned to them after a court hearing Thursday, three weeks to the day after their four children were seized during a police raid. The Wunderlich children were returned after the parents promised they would send their children back to a state school.

Oklahoma Supreme Court lifts order keeping Cherokee girl with biological father in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Supreme Court lifts order keeping Cherokee girl with biological father in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Supreme Court said Monday that it won't intervene in an adoption dispute involving a Cherokee girl and dissolved a court order keeping her with her father.

Survivor of brutal attack by dad sues DCF

Survivor of brutal attack by dad sues DCF  

A boy who was stabbed nearly to death by his own father during a 2012 rampage at a Deerfield Beach trailer park has sued Florida child welfare administrators, claiming the state returned him to his parents, who had been accused of repeatedly molesting him, despite mounting evidence the boy was terrified of them.


Inter-provincial child welfare rules sought after B.C. toddler endured 18 months of abuse in Saskatchewan

Inter-provincial child welfare rules sought after B.C. toddler endured 18 months of abuse in Saskatchewan

In a home in Fort Qu’Appelle, Sask., just east of Regina, a little girl was confined to a windowless, dark basement room with just a small blanket.

State denies public access to another Iowa Juvenile Home security video

State denies public access to another Iowa Juvenile Home security video

The Iowa Department of Human Services is refusing to release another security camera video that allegedly shows a youth being mistreated at the state-run Iowa Juvenile Home.

Los Angeles Social Workers Plan Walkout

Los Angeles Social Workers Plan Walkout

Note: "More Money!"

Oops.  Did I say that?

Los Angeles County social workers, frustrated over pay and increasing caseloads, are planning to protest in front the County Board of Supervisors offices on October 1.

Vulnerable children under 10 could automatically be given advocates

Vulnerable children under 10 could automatically be given advocates

Vulnerable children under 10 could automatically be given an advocate to represent their interests when decisions about them are being made, if a senior councillor gets his way.

Strained Foster Care System A 'Meter Of Our Social Problems'

Strained Foster Care System A 'Meter Of Our Social Problems'

Claudia Felder lives in Chino, Calif., with her parents. It's a wholesome scene: nice house, three dogs and a parrot and happy family pictures everywhere.

Fixing WA foster care, one bill at a time

Fixing WA foster care, one bill at a time

Six foster care-related bills went into the Washington State Legislature's hopper last session. Three passed. Two were set aside because they were duplicative. The sixth stalled, but has a chance at passing in 2014.

Filipino parents fight to keep part-Métis foster child

Filipino parents fight to keep part-Métis foster child

Two Winnipeg foster parents are waging an emotional legal battle to keep the child they have been raising for nearly two years.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

$5 Million Reasons Not To Give The Kids Back - Baby LK Report For September 22nd 2013

Apparently they know who you are even when you make an anonymous report

And if they so desire, they'll trace the call.  Bwa ha ha ha ha!

Man Arrested For False Report of Abducted Child

A 27-year-old Bradenton man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly told an abuse hotline he had abducted a 9-year-old girl and dumped her body, but that she may still be alive, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Some fear leader of Jackson County Children’s Division is spreading herself too thin

Some fear leader of Jackson County Children’s Division is spreading herself too thin

When Tanya Keys was hired to lead the Jackson County Children’s Division two years ago, social workers and area child welfare advocates thought conditions in the office couldn’t get much worse.

Adoption Certification Requirement Compounds Foster Care Shortage in L.A.

Adoption Certification Requirement Compounds Foster Care Shortage in L.A.

Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is at a crossroads. While the number of children coming into the system steadily climbs, the number of suitable homes where they can be placed continues to dwindle.

National strategy needed to save kids from becoming ‘lost’ in child welfare system: advocates

National strategy needed to save kids from becoming ‘lost’ in child welfare system: advocates

In a home in Fort Qu’Appelle, Sask., just east of Regina, a little girl was confined to a windowless, dark basement room with just a small blanket.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Jackson County Children’s Division is losing its grip on abused kids

Jackson County Children’s Division is losing its grip on abused kids

In the past two years, veteran workers with 10, 20, even 30 years of experience have left the office at an alarming rate. New hires have shown up in family court with little knowledge of their assigned cases, attorneys and former workers say. Others don’t even know when the hearings are.

The Evangelical Orphan Boom

The Evangelical Orphan Boom

Note: Great headline BTW.

IF you attend an evangelical church these days, there’s a good chance you’ll hear about the “orphan crisis” affecting millions of children around the world.

Do your homework, Jon Snow

Do your homework, Jon Snow

Social workers are far from reluctant to take children into care

Arizona child-welfare system seeking more money

Arizona child-welfare system seeking more money

Around 400 new workers and more than $115 million is needed to handle the expected jump in the number of abused and neglected children in Arizona, the head of the state child-welfare system said.

Note: This is only necessary because Arizona is one of those paranoid states where jumpy CPS agents take the kid then ask questions later.

Social worker attacked in Noida

Social worker attacked in Noida

A woman social worker from Odisha sustained severe injuries following an attack on her in Noida on Saturday. Lincon Subuddhi, an IT professional-turned social worker, is admitted to a hospital.

Teen pleads not guilty in death of 5-year-old foster brother

Teen pleads not guilty in death of 5-year-old foster brother

A western Iowa teenager accused of killing his foster brother has pleaded not guilty of first-degree murder, according to documents released Friday.

'Excessive' restraint just one problem at Davis group home, ex-employee says

'Excessive' restraint just one problem at Davis group home, ex-employee says

A former employee of a Davis group home that is closing it's doors said the administration was careless with its money and rough with the youth at the facility.

Kennedy calls for state investigation into Erie County CPS

Kennedy calls for state investigation into Erie County CPS

A state lawmaker is calling for a full investigation into the events leading up to beating death of a 5-year-old Buffalo boy.

Case dropped against Sullivan County CY&S caseworker

Case dropped against Sullivan County CY&S caseworker

The Commonwealth has dropped its case against Sullivan County Children & Youth Services caseworker Elaine Margaret Wich, who had been accused of failing to report a case of child abuse to a law enforcement agency.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Medical Marijuana Caregiver Parents Denied Custody of Child

Medical Marijuana Caregiver Parents Denied Custody of Child

An Ingham County Judge denied custody Steve and Marie Green custody of their six-month-old daughter Brielle, but granted them unlimited visits under third party supervision.

UPDATE: Child to Stay with Grandmother in Medical Marijuana Hearing

Troubled foster care boy, 13, pleads guilty to raping girl in library

Troubled foster care boy, 13, pleads guilty to raping girl in library 


The boy, who told police the victim was the sister of a friend, copped to first-degree sexual abuse for the disturbing Sept. 4 attack at Countee Cullen Library on W. 136th St. near Lenox Ave.

Foster child, 2, dies nearly three weeks after being pulled from pool

Foster child, 2, dies nearly three weeks after being pulled from pool

A 2-year-old boy in foster care, who was revived after being found floating in a pool Labor Day weekend, died Thursday afternoon at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital.

Grandfather gets apology from CPS



Grandfather gets apology from CPS

A Victoria grandfather claims he spent thousands of dollars in legal fees and needlessly wasted hours in court because of ineffective assistance from a Galveston County Child Protective Services caseworker.

Senator Wants Investigation Into CPS Following Death of 5-Year-Old

Senator Wants Investigation Into CPS Following Death of 5-Year-Old

New York State Senator Tim Kennedy (D) is calling for an investigation into Child Protective Services following the death of five-year-old Eain Brooks.

Texas lawyer :controversial ad to warn men on child support




Parents regain custody of child

Parents regain custody of child

A former Dunedin couple have regained custody of their daughter after two years, following a High Court decision overturning a care and protection order.

U.S. Senator: Russia Stalling On Adoption, Children's Rights Ombudsman An 'Ass'

U.S. Senator: Russia Stalling On Adoption, Children's Rights Ombudsman An 'Ass'

One of the U.S. Congress's leading adoption advocates says negotiations with Russia over its politically charged ban on U.S. adoptions have "stalled." 

DCF Wins 5 Million Dollar Adoption Award

DCF Wins 5 Million Dollar Adoption Award

 For the fifth straight year, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) has received an award for going above and beyond to find permanent homes for children. As part of the Federal Adoption Award, DCF will receive five million dollars to provide services to special needs children who have been adopted.

Note: $5 million for selling the most kids.

Woman sues DHHR after separating her from son

Woman sues DHHR after separating her from son

A Clay County woman seeks accountability from a state agency she alleges falsely accused her of abusing one of her children.

Children & Youth Services Director and Caseworker Face Judge

Children & Youth Services Director and Caseworker Face Judge

The director of the Sullivan County Children & Youth Services office and one of its caseworkers were both in court Wednesday morning to face criminal charges.

Jon Gosselin now waiting tables, living in a cabin in the woods – and doesn't pay any child support to ex-wife Kate Gosselin

Jon Gosselin now waiting tables, living in a cabin in the woods – and doesn't pay any child support to ex-wife Kate Gosselin

Usually, the gameplan is to wait tables before becoming a famous television star.

Four years after TLC pulled the plug on his mega-hit “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” Jon Gosselin is living in a simple cabin in the woods and toiling as a waiter at a Beckersville, Pa., restaurant called Black Dog.

WA State Won’t Give Father Custody Of Child Because He Is A Medical Marijuana Patient

WA State Won’t Give Father Custody Of Child Because He Is A Medical Marijuana Patient

If you are in the area, please attend the press conference and rally below. It makes my heart ache to hear stories like this:

Province issues order to Chatham-Kent Children's Services to fine tune the way it operates

Province issues order to Chatham-Kent Children's Services to fine tune the way it operates

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services has ordered the Chatham-Kent Children's Services to fine tune the way it operates, including how management and staff document child protection cases, are repaid for expenses and obtain public services.

Charities warn that children in care are at risk of sexual exploitation

Charities warn that children in care are at risk of sexual exploitation

TWO IRISH CHARITIES say that child welfare and protection services need to be vigilant for cases of sexual exploitation of young people in care.

Tennessee foster care officials head to court for progress update

Tennessee foster care officials head to court for progress update

While the Department of Children’s Services has made progress in how it cares for Tennessee foster children, the agency failed to meet court-ordered standards in key areas last year, according to a report filed in federal court this week by independent monitors.

Council loses fight to take mother to prison for Facebook ‘adoption post’ after making admin error

Council loses fight to take mother to prison for Facebook ‘adoption post’ after making admin error

Council bosses took a mother to court for online comments relating to her adoption case, but had the matter thrown out after making an ‘admin error’.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Foster parent, ex-teacher sentenced to 10 years in jail

Foster parent, ex-teacher sentenced to 10 years in jail

A Lexington Park man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for sex abuse of a minor. Lowell Johnson, 65, was sentenced by Judge Michael Stamm on Thursday in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court. Johnson was a foster parent and former teacher. He had entered an Alford plea to one count. An Alford plea means he did not admit guilt but conceded the state could have proved its case if it went to trial.

Federal lawsuit challenging Michigan Registry of Child Abuse and Neglect put on hold

Federal lawsuit challenging Michigan Registry of Child Abuse and Neglect put on hold

A federal lawsuit challenging the Michigan Central Registry of Child Abuse and Neglect has been put on hold pending a decision in a similar case in the state Court of Appeals.

Systemsuckology vs. the Pre-Conceived Notions of the Feminist Doctrine of Child Abuse Denialism

While I could probably pick a hundred different reasons to go off on these people, I am going to focus on one point.

Yesterday I came across an article written by a feminist who was going off on homeschoolers, Christians, the HSLDA and fathers while glorifying CPS and calling anybody who is critical of a corrupt and cruel system a "child abuse denialist" and bla bla bla.
You are free to click the link and read the comments but I should remind you that their method of arguing is to delete or rather moderate out your comments which are contradictory to their beliefs as such comments might make people think and corrupt the belief system so to say.  Then they'll accuse you of being disrespectful and use that as their justification for deleting comments, even when no disrespect was meant in any way and only because she disagreed with them.  Therefore this argument would not be presented as it took place and is incomplete.
Under the definition given, I and most of my readers would certainly fit her description of a "Child Abuse Denialist," which would be defined most accurately as one who does not agree with and accept HER DEFINITION of the word abuse.  Of course her definition of the word abuse is rather extreme, unrealistic and would include anything which she decides should be included.

I decided to comment as I rarely do on these silly blogs anymore based on my understanding that arguing with idiots often makes it hard for others to tell the difference regarding which one is which, when the inevitable happened. Something that I said tweeked the nipple of one of this feminist bloggers readers or group members or whatever you want to call it.

It basically started like this...


And escalated to this...


And even continued to this...



Notice how I'm suddenly being disrespectful to the person who accused me of wanting to "kill and eat my own family..." by refering to her and her cult as "Feminazi's".  For doing so I lack any shred of basic human decency.  
Now lets consider this argument for a moment.  There is an obvious difference of agreement here right on the surface. That would be the part regarding what to do with a teenager who tells his grandmother to go fuck herself.

I'll say it right now.  If my teenage daughter ever told my mother to go fuck herself and my mother responded by slapping her in the face, I would turn my back and say don't you ever tell your grandmother to go fuck herself again.  Why?  Because I respect my mother enough to know that she would never ever harm my child in any way, and would never slap my daughter in the face without damn good reason and because my mother has been nothing but good to my daughter for her entire life.  I would consider that an act of aggression against my mother by my child.  I could not tolerate that even from my own child.  Of course that would be contrasted with this commenters view that there is NEVER any acceptable reason to slap a child and is debated in a one sided discussion in the comments section of that article, which if I ever tried to pull something like that on my mother she'd turn around and slap my 46 year old mouth for letting my daughter talk to her like that and I would have to stand there taking it like a bitch because I would never hit my mom.   Fortunately I've never been put into that position as my daughters are good kids who absolutely love and respect my mother who loves and respects them even more.

Now let me explain where all of this came from.  Earlier in this conversation it was suggested that there were not enough resources allocated for child protection efforts.  I suggested that in many cases there were but such resources are misspent on social workers chasing shadows and false or unwarranted reports rather than investigating real situations where a kid was at risk of real abuse.  The didn't get that.  So I attempted to break it down for them.  I referenced a case...

http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/florida-woman-arrested-slapping-granddaughter-face/story?id=10539757

And then suggested that when allocating resources to child protection efforts, some cases were much worse than others such as the psycho violent grandma as compared to a sicko who molests and beats an infant to within an inch of her life.  Said resources should go to the child who really needs them.

Fortunately the judge would rather agree with me.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/charges-dropped-against-largo-grandma-who-slapped-teen/1092557

Here's where I tripped up.  I gave these people the benefit of the doubt that they would be able to understand a point that is outside of their "one tracked mind" boxes.  I was very wrong in making such an assumption.  I tripped.  I admit it totally.  I am only an imperfect human male who by virtue of my demon-penis should never argue against the infinite feminist wisdom which is never wrong.

This does, however, demonstrate a point about the mentality that justifies the existence of the child protective industry in it's current form.  That is that the feminist does not understand that it is harmful to destroy a family, nor do they understand how the Child Protective Industry is harming children.  They are simply whining for more and stronger, tougher, stricter and unfair social and domestic policies that help her to achieve her agenda's in regards to the control of the child who just happens to be a human being with rights of his or her own.

I should also mention that not only are said policies harmful to the parents and other family members whose needs, according to her, should never be considered when dealing with children in any way.  Nor does she understand how said policies are harmful to the children, as Legally Kidnapped should adequately demonstrate.

They also believe that just because a CPS Agent is not able to find evidence of abuse does not mean there was no abuse.  Only that the standards used to substantiate claims of abuse are too high.

So the point is this: There are a lot of pre-conceived notions that are not only incorrect in a realistic sense but which result in policy decisions that harm families and especially children AND that are not subject to discussion.   Many of these are moral arguments by feminists which become doctrine, meaning that they are unarguable in any way shape or form.

That same mentality has also taken over our schools thus justifying multiple unwarranted reports of child abuse from feminist teachers which add up to nothing but do give her a sense of control over the child and which rob resources from the children who really need them thus resulting in kids falling through the cracks and dying at the hands of abusive parents because CPS Agents spend too much time, for whatever reason, investigating that which is frivolous and unwarranted because it's better destroy an innocent family than it is to leave one kid in a situation that she would consider to be abuse.

The solution to this mess would be to examine these belief's, doctrines and policies and not label that which is frivolous as abuse regardless of the severity levels being high or low.   I'm sure, for example, the mouthy teenager will go on with her life and the child who really needs help will become an angel way too soon.

And to those of you who none of this makes any sense to I do apologize.  This is feminist bullshit.  It's really not my fault.

Peace, love and flowers...
LK

For Teens Frozen Out of Ontario’s Child Welfare System, a New Bill Offers Hope

For Teens Frozen Out of Ontario’s Child Welfare System, a New Bill Offers Hope

Ontario lawmakers are set to vote on a bill that would quash a rule preventing some teens from accessing child welfare support services.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Scout leader 'groomed' boy and became foster carer

Scout leader 'groomed' boy and became foster carer

By 2010, serious child sexual abuse allegations involving Steven Larkins were known to dozens of people across the Hunter region, including police, parents and senior figures in the scouts movement.

Form 'error' made, child sex inquiry hears

Form 'error' made, child sex inquiry hears

It should have raised suspicions at the NSW Department of Community Services when one name appeared three times on forms checking someone's suitability to work with children.

Michael Farris, Child Abuse Denialism, and the Christian Homeschool Movement

Michael Farris, Child Abuse Denialism, and the Christian Homeschool Movement

In 2002 Stephen Baskerville wrote “The Truth about Child Abuse,” in which he claimed that judges and courts grant women access to no-fault divorce in an effort to remove fathers from the home and thereby create situations where child abuse is more likely to occur in order to make work for government bureaucracy. In 2004, Baskerville wrote “Could Your Children Be Given To “Gay” Parents?” in which he argued that the government uses child abuse as a pretense to take children from loving heterosexual families and bestow them on gay couples. After being hired as a professor by Patrick Henry College in 2007, Baskerville delivered Patrick Henry College’s 2013 Faith & Reason lecture, in which he argued that child abuse is a trumped up pretext women use to remove children’s fathers from their lives.

Only 5% of kids assigned DOCS caseworker

Only 5% of kids assigned DOCS caseworker 

The region's child protection workers are seeing only 5 per cent of cases referred to their unit as they struggle to keep up with the number of reports that flood their office every week.

Sandusky appeal in Pa. appeals court judges' hands

Sandusky appeal in Pa. appeals court judges' hands

Jerry Sandusky's lawyer faced skeptical questioning Tuesday from three judges on the Pennsylvania appeals court over his client's request that they order a new trial in his child sexual abuse case.

Women are legally free to abort a baby because of its sex, says abortion charity head

Women are legally free to abort a baby because of its sex, says abortion charity head

The chief executive of Britain's biggest abortion charity has said women are legally free to arrange an abortion because they are unhappy with the sex of their unborn baby.

Quarter of social workers say they never get to read serious case reviews

Quarter of social workers say they never get to read serious case reviews

BASW survey finds 97% of social workers want serious case reviews to be centrally located so there is continuous and easy access, while two thirds admit they only 'sometimes' read their recommendations

Medical Marijuana Users Fight to Keep Infant Daughter

Medical Marijuana Users Fight to Keep Infant Daughter

A strong message was sent to the Department of Human Services, just four days after Steve and Maria Green of Lansing Helplessly watched as their infant daughter, Bree, was taken from their care.

Grandfather gets apology from CPS

Grandfather gets apology from CPS

A Victoria grandfather claims he spent thousands of dollars in legal fees and needlessly wasted hours in court because of ineffective assistance from a Galveston County Child Protective Services caseworker.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ft. Bend couple says daughter in foster care was raped by multiple men

Ft. Bend couple says daughter in foster care was raped by multiple men

A Fort Bend County couple who say their daughter was raped and sodomized while in foster care is suing the foster care agency and one of its employees for a total of $6 million.

B.C. Children's Watchdog Report: Aboriginal Girl Abused In Grandparents' Care After Transfer

B.C. Children's Watchdog Report: Aboriginal Girl Abused In Grandparents' Care After Transfer 

British Columbia's children's ministry handed cash to a drug addicted, abusive grandfather with 70 criminal convictions to help him pay for an unescorted flight to Saskatchewan with his vulnerable two-year-old granddaughter.

Charlie Sheen 'slashes child support'

Charlie Sheen 'slashes child support'

Charlie Sheen has reportedly chopped his child support payments to Brooke Mueller in half.

Florida in brief: Supreme court hears arguments on sentencing juveniles

Florida in brief: Supreme court hears arguments on sentencing juveniles

In the wake of a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upended sentencing guidelines for juveniles, the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in a case involving Shimeeka Gridine, who was sentenced to 70 years in prison for crimes committed when he was 14 years old. The case is one of several that have surfaced in Florida courts since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that life sentences without parole for juveniles in non-homicide cases violate the Eighth Amendment, which bans cruel and unusual punishment.

Killer foster mom Lily Choy could face longer sentence

Killer foster mom Lily Choy could face longer sentence

The Alberta Court of Appeal is considering whether to double the six-year sentence handed an Edmonton foster mother convicted of killing a three-year-old boy in her care in 2007.

Trial postponed for foster mom accused of rape

Trial postponed for foster mom accused of rape

The case of a former Hamilton County foster mother scheduled to stand trial today for allegedly sexually assaulting four children while babysitting them is continued until Nov. 4.

SK, BC governments blasted in case of abused, neglected toddler

SK, BC governments blasted in case of abused, neglected toddler

A report out of B.C. is condemning two provinces in an horrific case of child abuse.

It looked into the case of a young girl who was moved from B.C. to her grandparent's home in Fort Qu'Appelle six years ago when she was little more than two years old. The BC Representative For Children and Youth is hoping the recommendations she makes in the report will ensure no child ever goes through the same troubles.

Midwife who blew the whistle on foster carers being given HIV positive baby without warning is left fighting for her career

Midwife who blew the whistle on foster carers being given HIV positive baby without warning is left fighting for her career

A midwife was yesterday fighting for her career after speaking out when she discovered foster carers had not been told they were looking after a baby who may have been HIV positive.

Foster Dad Nightmare Was Easy to Spot but Went Ignored, Teen Says

Foster Dad Nightmare Was Easy to Spot but Went Ignored, Teen Says

Social workers ignored obvious signs of torture and starvation to let a "sadistic predator" adopt, his victim claims in Federal Court.

Families to Rally, Ask Child Protective Services to Let Children Stay With Licensed Medical Marijuana Users

Families to Rally, Ask Child Protective Services to Let Children Stay With Licensed Medical Marijuana Users

A group of attorneys, parents, students and legislators are calling on Child Protective Services to stop taking children from licensed medical marijuana users.

Social workers on unofficial strike over suspended colleague

Social workers on unofficial strike over suspended colleague

Social workers in Glasgow have gone on an unofficial strike after one of their colleagues was suspended.

Drive to speed up adoptions means children 'may be removed from parents too quickly'

Drive to speed up adoptions means children 'may be removed from parents too quickly'

The nation's top family judge has set a collision course with the Government after ruling that the drive to speed up adoptions cannot outweigh the desirability of keeping natural families together.

CPS (Child Protective Services) interrogation and inquisition for normal parenting discretions.


Go ahead and tell me that this bitch doesn't get off on the power trip.



[Note: G. Trieste recently appeared on AVFM News Radio Tues Sep 10, 2013.
The archived podcast of that program can be found at:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avoicefo...
Gary start's at 41 minutes in]

In the middle of custody proceedings, CPS (Child Protective Services) upon an anonymous called-in complaint, swoops in and charges me with child neglect and inadequate guardianship.

This video was taken during an hour long interrogation of me, microanalysing my every otherwise perfectly normal interactions with my daughter, and somehow trying to spin it to make it look evil and incompetent. These were not helpful suggestions or counseling, but edicts imposed upon threat of, and in fact the eventual, removal of my daughter from my life, which they did 5 days after this video was taken.

Their charges consisted of my going to McDonalds with my daughter (5 times in three months), having chicken McNuggets, letting her have sugar-free soda and decaf coffee, weighing her on our bathroom scale, and responding to her alarming symptoms to an unknown medication by trying to look it up on the internet with her.

For this, they filed a petition in Family Court and took her away from me, slapped a restraining order on me to stay away from her, and effectively gave her mother custody without a custody trial. It should be noted that none of the things they charged me with constitute neglect, and are in fact normal parenting discretions and care that millions of parents do with their kids every day.

The fact that this specious court action against me was effected right in the middle of a custody dispute was no accident, and was timed to affirmatively interfere in that proceeding, so as to prejudice the proceedings against me, and give de facto custody to the mother.
It might be noted that this particular charge was eventually overturned, dismissed and sealed on administrative appeal, but only after months of my child being taken away from me during which time I was viewed by all I knew as a suspected child abuser. It might also be noted that it was the second of three cases CPS has, so far, launched against me, all either dismissed or found in my favor.

The gender discrimination was palpable in this CPS agency, who believed their goal was to ensure custody to mothers, and that men are incapable of taking care of their children.

They accomplish this by misusing their public trust, abusing the powers of the state, and officially pillorying fathers via frivolous charges, but charges that would nonetheless each time result in a restraining order keeping me away from my child, and lasting for months or years while they accomplished their real agenda in assisting mothers to win custody.

(It is evidenced even here, by their total dismissal and unconcern of several things the mother did, that easily raise to the level of neglect - abandoning our child and leaving her locked out of the apt., not informing me of serious psychiatric medications she is on while I had her on visits, and a month later again losing our kid in a department store. These were of no concern to CPS, but our McDonalds visits or soda drinking was. Their gender prejudice is so embedded, they don't even see it.)

Moms Group Plans to Protest Outside DHS

Moms Group Plans to Protest Outside DHS

Dozens of Michigan families are expected to gather outside the Department of Human Services in Lansing today demanding the state stop removing children from the homes of licensed medical marijuana caregivers.

Govt knew millions needed for caseworkers

Govt knew millions needed for caseworkers

Ministerial meeting notes confirm the NSW government knew extra funding totalling millions of dollars was needed to fill caseworker vacancies in child protection, the opposition claims.

Barbara Brooks: Former foster parent charged with raping children to begin trial

Barbara Brooks: Former foster parent charged with raping children to begin trial

A Colerain Township woman accused of sexually abusing children she babysat is scheduled to appear in a Hamilton County courtroom Tuesday to begin her trial.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Texas CPS begins checking safety of foster children in private contractor’s care

Texas CPS begins checking safety of foster children in private contractor’s care

Child Protective Services workers will fan out across the state this week and check on 275 foster children, about a third of them in North Texas, to make sure they are safe, a spokesman said Monday.

Another hearing over Veronica's custody





The child's adoptive parents and biological father were in a Tulsa court.

South Dakota covers up sex abuse of Native foster children

South Dakota covers up sex abuse of Native foster children

Note: Yes, we can't have a few bad apples tarnishing their angelic public image, now can we?

Forced into sexually abusive foster care. Incredible and atrocious as it may sound, that is the fate the state of South Dakota assigned to several Lakota children through its Department of Social Services.

Fuming foster carers close to crisis point over pay, conditions

Fuming foster carers close to crisis point over pay, conditions

FOSTER care in Victoria is reaching crisis point, with carers getting less than $1 an hour and deserting the system in record numbers, evidence shows.

Putin Assailed for Stance on Family Values

Putin Assailed for Stance on Family Values

Vladimir Putin’s Russia has come under attack by gay rights activists in the west for his tough stance on homosexuality. Gay rights groups are calling for a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and even a boycott of Russian vodka. As same sex marriage laws are being passed in Western countries, Russia’s firm support for traditional family values is seen as a major threat to the homosexual agenda.

Ariel Winter's mother accuses daughter of physical abuse

Ariel Winter's mother accuses daughter of physical abuse

Ariel Winter's estranged mother has launched a new legal attack on her daughter, accusing the teen actress of physical abuse.

Neighbors hear woman's screams as fake DCF worker attacks

Neighbors hear woman's screams as fake DCF worker attacks

Neighbors in Fort Myers community of Gulfstream Isles say it sounded like chaos Friday morning. Police say a woman was attacked by a fake Department of Children and Families worker.

Deported, imprisoned and beaten for being a parent

Deported, imprisoned and beaten for being a parent

An American woman has suffered a miserable experience after British social workers intervened.



Watertown man accused of threatening DSS caseworker

Watertown man accused of threatening DSS caseworker

Watertown police on Friday charged Jonathan E. Melendez, 28, of 332 Winslow St., with second-degree aggravated harassment.

Lawyer in hot water for telling social worker he ‘should shoot’ her

Lawyer in hot water for telling social worker he ‘should shoot’ her

A Vancouver lawyer is waiting to learn what disciplinary action he’ll face after a Law Society of British Columbia panel found he committed professional misconduct for telling a social worker he “should shoot” her.

Russia Slams US For Poor Protection of Children’s Rights

Russia Slams US For Poor Protection of Children’s Rights

The Russian Foreign Ministry has sharply criticized the US authorities for lacking efforts to protect the rights of foreign-born children adopted by US foster parents, including at least 26 adoptees from Russia.

Social worker called suicidal student 'an effing waste of space' - three hours before she killed herself

Social worker called suicidal student 'an effing waste of space' - three hours before she killed herself

A social worker has been suspended after dismissing a suicidal student as 'an effing waste of space' and 'an attention seeker' – three hours before she killed herself.

BREAKING: Michigan Court Breaks Law, Removes Six-Month-Old From Parents

BREAKING: Michigan Court Breaks Law, Removes Six-Month-Old From Parents

Friday, September 13th, 2013, Steve and Maria Green, loving and devoted parents, had their cherished, healthy, well-cared-for infant child removed from their custody in direct violation of Michigan law.

Clark County foster families can expect more unannounced visits

Clark County foster families can expect more unannounced visits

The foster care system in Clark County will be interacting with its licensed families more and that means some upcoming unannounced visits. Letters have gone out, and if parents have not received them by now, they will soon.

Foster father expected to testify at trial in baby's death

Foster father expected to testify at trial in baby's death

A Fort Bragg foster father accused of beating a 5-month-old baby girl to death will likely take the witness stand to refute the charge at his upcoming trial, his defense attorney, Public Defender Linda Thompson, announced in Mendocino County Superior Court this week.

Mich. bills let faith-based agencies refuse adoptions, foster care placements on moral grounds

Mich. bills let faith-based agencies refuse adoptions, foster care placements on moral grounds

A legislative committee could vote next week to let faith-based agencies in Michigan refuse to participate in adoptions that violate their beliefs, despite accusations that the legislation would permit discrimination.

Human Trafficking and Foster Care in Arlington

Human Trafficking and Foster Care in Arlington

The majority of victims of human trafficking are current or former foster kids.

Deficiencies Found In Local Foster Home Where Infant Died

Deficiencies Found In Local Foster Home Where Infant Died

An investigation led by Residential Childcare Licensing into a Rockdale foster home is now complete, after a 2-year-old infant died from injuries she sustained there last month.

State Officials Demand More Screening of Foster Parents

State Officials Demand More Screening of Foster Parents

A spike in the number of Texas children dying in foster care has prompted state officials to demand a tougher screening process for foster parents.

More Texas children dying while in foster care

Foster children in danger over lack of welfare checks

Foster children in danger over lack of welfare checks

Foster children in the care of the Department of Family and Community Services are in danger because thousands are not receiving the regular checks required under state government standards, a children's advocate has said.

Alarming Claims of Abuse in Texas Foster Care

Alarming Claims of Abuse in Texas Foster Care

The friend of a Texas foster mom raped the girls in her custody and passed them off to other men who sodomized them, a couple claims in court.

Foster Parents Sued for 2011 Fire Damages Caused by Boy, 12

Foster Parents Sued for 2011 Fire Damages Caused by Boy, 12

The American Family Mutual Insurance Co. wants the couple to pay the $56,406 it paid to the family whose garage was set on fire by the couple's foster child.

Possible dangers of social workers making home visits

Possible dangers of social workers making home visits

19 year old Isaac Miller is accused of assaulting and attempting to rape his CPS caseworker. Friday, the Prosecutor’s Office charged Miller with several crimes including attempted rape, sexual battery and strangulation. ABC 57 talked one on one with a local social worker about some of the dangers faced on the job and the best ways to handle them.

San Bernardino / Fontana CPS San Bernardino County CPS Corruption Fontana California

San Bernardino / Fontana CPS San Bernardino County CPS Corruption Fontana California

 CPS Fontana CA is corrupt. My worker Darren Guentert conspired with his suggested referral, counselor Annette Jenkins of healing hearts, who is a whore of the court, to write a damning and untrue report.

Sandusky's bid for new trial going to court in Pa.

Sandusky's bid for new trial going to court in Pa.

Jerry Sandusky's challenge to his child molestation conviction goes before a state appeals court on Tuesday, as the former Penn State assistant football coach seeks to overturn a sentence that could keep him behind bars for life.

Abuse charges raise questions about CYS

Abuse charges raise questions about CYS

The Lackawanna County district attorney's office will look into how a child taken away from her mother amid allegations of neglect ended up in another home where police say she was beaten and abused by her father and stepmother.

Russia concerned with its orphans abuse in US

Russia concerned with its orphans abuse in US

Moscow is seriously concerned with reports that at least 26 Russian orphans were abandoned and given to strangers by their American foster parents through an underground Internet network, said the Foreign Ministry of Russia Friday.

ChildLine to teach all UK primary schools about abuse

ChildLine to teach all UK primary schools about abuse

Volunteers from the helpline ChildLine are planning to visit every UK primary school at least once every two years to teach children about abuse.

'Ashamed' Salvation Army paid $15m to child sex abuse victims, inquiry told

'Ashamed' Salvation Army paid $15m to child sex abuse victims, inquiry told

THE Salvation Army has told a Victorian sex abuse inquiry it is ashamed of the treatment of children that occurred in its homes, as it revealed it has paid out more than $15 million to victims and that 50 Salvation Army officers had been named as abusers.

ChildLine is to visit every primary school under a new scheme aimed to reduce child abuse.

ChildLine is to visit every primary school under a new scheme aimed to reduce child abuse.

Experts will go to schools every two years to talk to children about how to protect themselves from abuse and where to get help if needed.

Historic Australian child abuse inquiry opens

Historic Australian child abuse inquiry opens

An Australian inquiry into church and institutional child abuse began public hearings today, with warnings that widespread and "shocking" allegations would be heard against places of worship, orphanages, community groups and schools.

Homeland Security launches smartphone app to catch predators

Homeland Security launches smartphone app to catch predators

If you're like many Americans with a smartphone always in your hand, federal investigators want to enlist you in the fight against child sexual exploitation.

Abused while in foster care

Abused while in foster care

On a Friday afternoon in August last year, a man stood outside a police station in a town north of Sydney. The 60-year-old had once been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his work as a foster parent. With his wife he had cared for more than 300 children over 30 years. Now he was about to confess.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Kentucky child-welfare agency accused of 'willfully' disobeying order to release abuse documents

Kentucky child-welfare agency accused of 'willfully' disobeying order to release abuse documents

The state’s child-welfare agency continues a pattern of “willfully refusing” to release critical documents in cases of near-fatal and fatal abuse and neglect, and it should be penalized and ordered to comply, The Courier-Journal argued in a legal brief filed Friday.

Agency says social worker's action 'reprehensible'

Agency says social worker's action 'reprehensible'

A Kansas agency says it was "reprehensible" for 1 of its former social workers to refuse to act on behalf of a toddler who was later beaten to death.

Modern Family star's mother denies sexual abuse

Modern Family star's mother denies sexual abuse

Chrystal Workman, mother to child star Ariel Winter, has been drastically fighting a court order that revoked her custody of the 15-year-old.

Passaic County judge decides custody of child orphaned by mother's death

Passaic County judge decides custody of child orphaned by mother's death

The father of an 11-year-old girl whose mother was killed by an alleged drunken driver last month was awarded full custody of the child in a court battle with a Clifton woman who claimed to be the girl's aunt.

Gove: 'Absurd' secrecy left care children at mercy of paedophiles

Gove: 'Absurd' secrecy left care children at mercy of paedophiles

Some of Britain’s most vulnerable young people have effectively been handed over to paedophile gangs because of “absurd” and “bewildering” secrecy rules surrounding children’s homes, Michael Gove warns on Friday.


Police have power to interrogate children without parents' permission

Police have power to interrogate children without parents' permission

Police have the power to interrogate children without the permission or presence or their parents or guardian in cases involving the Criminal Procedure Code, says Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim.

19 year old accused of attempting to rape his CPS caseworker

19 year old accused of attempting to rape his CPS caseworker

On Tuesday, September 10, around 12:45 in the afternoon, a 32 year old CPS caseworker went to visit her client, Isaac Miller, age 19, at a home, in the 2400 block of Flint Court in Indian Springs Apartments. The caseworker told police, Miller became aggressive, pulled a knife on her and attempted to rape her.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

No children left in troubled Davis group home

No children left in troubled Davis group home

Three months ago, EMQ FamiliesFirst served 63 children with mental health issues at its sprawling Davis group home on Fifth Street.

Mich. lawmakers postpone vote on bills allowing ‘moral’ disapproval of adoption

Mich. lawmakers postpone vote on bills allowing ‘moral’ disapproval of adoption

The Michigan House Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors adjourned Wednesday without voting on two bills currently before the committee which would allow adoption agencies the ability to deny an adoption placement based on that agency’s moral or religious beliefs.

Tennessee Connection in Shocking Reuters Report on Underground Adoption Networks

Tennessee Connection in Shocking Reuters Report on Underground Adoption Networks

Reuters is running a series about underground adoption networks that is well-worth your time. The gist of it is that people who have adopted children they don't want anymore (often from overseas) are taking to the Internet to find people to give them to:

Michael Gove: I’m ending this scandal over children’s care

Michael Gove: I’m ending this scandal over children’s care

No longer will the quality, policies and location of care homes be kept a secret, says the Education Secretary

Lawmakers vote to override Mo. foster care bill

Lawmakers vote to override Mo. foster care bill

Missouri lawmakers have voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of legislation requiring additional fingerprinting of foster parents.

Rates of physical and sexual child abuse appear to have declined; child neglect shows no decline

Rates of physical and sexual child abuse appear to have declined; child neglect shows no decline

Rates of physical and sexual abuse of children have declined over the last 20 years, but for reasons not fully understood, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Yet, reports of psychological and emotional child abuse have risen in the same period, and data vary significantly as to whether child neglect is increasing, decreasing, or remaining constant. However, determining the incidence of child abuse and neglect presents a number of challenges, because cases could be underreported and definitions vary among entities that collect such information. To prevent and treat the problem more effectively, the causes and consequences of child abuse and neglect need to be understood with greater specificity, the report says. It calls for a national strategic plan to advance research on child abuse and neglect as well as a national surveillance system to improve the accuracy of cases identified. The report updates the 1993 National Research Council report Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect.

County worker accused of paying for cruise with gift cards meant for teens

County worker accused of paying for cruise with gift cards meant for teens

There are troubling accusations against a former county worker who's now accused of stealing from an agency that provides assistance to children and the elderly.

Child neglect accounts for 75% of reported abuse cases

Child neglect accounts for 75% of reported abuse cases

A new Institute of Medicine report looks at trends in child abuse and neglect, research, treatments, and effective interventions 20 years after an initial study shed light on the problem.

Oklahoma court orders SC family to return Baby Desirai

Oklahoma court orders SC family to return Baby Desirai

A second Oklahoma father is fighting for the custody of his biological daughter after she was adopted by a South Carolina family, in a case that looks strikingly similar to the custody battle for Baby Veronica.

Appeals court throws out $650,000 ruling against DSHS over record requests

Appeals court throws out $650,000 ruling against DSHS over record requests

A state appeals court has thrown out one of the largest Public Records Act penalties ever, ruling an abuse victim was not clear enough in her records requests to justify punishing the Department of Social and Health Services.

Judge rules for ex-Kansas social worker in child death lawsuit

Judge rules for ex-Kansas social worker in child death lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled that a former Kansas social worker is immune from a lawsuit by the grandparents of a 23-month-old girl who was beaten to death after authorities ignored their pleas to protect her.

Social worker caught smuggling cocaine from Colombia in fake pregnancy belly

Social worker caught smuggling cocaine from Colombia in fake pregnancy belly

A social worker who tried to smuggle 2kg of cocaine through a Colombian airport has been arrested after she stuffed the drugs within a fake pregnancy belly.


DHHS drops goat milk formula investigation

DHHS drops goat milk formula investigation

 The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has closed its investigation into Alorah Gellerson. The agency notified her of its decision the day a rally was held in her support.

Supreme Court Considering Blogger's Appeal

Supreme Court Considering Blogger's Appeal

In a case originating in Dearborn County, Indiana Supreme Court justices are considering whether an Internet blogger’s statements about a judge were constitutionally-protected free speech or threats.

In Baby Veronica case, some evangelicals side with adoptive parents

In Baby Veronica case, some evangelicals side with adoptive parents

Note: Of course they do.  They want your babies...

The Baby Veronica case, named for the girl at the center of a contentious child custody dispute, has stirred powerful emotional responses from many groups, including some Christian evangelicals.

Fighting DCFS on how it takes children

Fighting DCFS on how it takes children

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services still uses a rule that was struck down by the state’s highest court to take children, according to a lawsuit filed last week.

Vt. school investigates whether employee failed to report suspected abuse

Vt. school investigates whether employee failed to report suspected abuse

An independent investigation has determined that a Burlington High School employee may have failed to report information about an inappropriate relationship between a high school student and a former Spanish teacher, the superintendent said Wednesday.

Caseworker vacancies not filled on purpose

Caseworker vacancies not filled on purpose

AUTHORITIES intentionally took their time filling caseworker vacancies as part of a statewide strategy to manage budget pressures in NSW child protection, an internal briefing shows.

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