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Monday, June 30, 2014

Lawmakers aim to curb research on foster children

Lawmakers aim to curb research on foster children

In the wake of the Justina Pelletier custody saga, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers have introduced a bill to limit federal funding for medical research involving foster children.

House, Senate Committees Make Deal on Adoption Incentives

House, Senate Committees Make Deal on Adoption Incentives

Key House and Senate Committees have agreed on legislation that would renew federal adoption incentives, require states to count failed adoptions, and prohibit states from using long-term foster care as a viable form of permanency for most teens.

Foster care for nine-year-old boy was unlawful

Foster care for nine-year-old boy was unlawful

A mother is suing a Welsh council after a judge ruled the authority had acted unlawfully by keeping a nine-year-old boy in foster care.

Gag order issued in Catoosa foster child murder case

Gag order issued in Catoosa foster child murder case

The former foster mother charged with murder in the death of a toddler in her care was granted bond in a Superior Court hearing Friday and a gag order was issued in the case.

Couple arrested after 2-year-old foster child found wandering streets

Couple arrested after 2-year-old foster child found wandering streets

A McAllen couple is out on bond after getting arrested after their 2-year-old foster daughter was found wandering the streets.

Mass. Legislature Passes Budget, Includes More Money For DCF

Mass. Legislature Passes Budget, Includes More Money For DCF

Massachusetts lawmakers have approved a $36.5 billion state budget. The house and senate signed off on the compromise spending plan today Monday. The budget includes $39 million in additional funding for the Department of Children and Families, which has been under scrutiny for dangerous lapses in oversight. Democratic Representative Brian Dempsey is the house chair of the Ways and Means Committee. He says the increased funding is designed, in part, to take some of the burden off case workers.

Justina Pelletier: The Role of Child Protective Services in Medical Child Abuse

Justina Pelletier: The Role of Child Protective Services in Medical Child Abuse

Is medical child abuse essentially different than physical abuse, sexual abuse or neglect?

Texas Sunset Commission - Angel Cook Testimony

Obama asks Congress to make it easier to send children back to Central America

Obama asks Congress to make it easier to send children back to Central America

On June 30th, President Obama asked Congress for "emergency supplemental appropriations legislation" to deal with and deport child migrants. (As reported by the New York Times earlier, the total request is expected to be about $2 billion.) Additionally, Obama asked Congress to make changes to the law to give the Department of Homeland Security "additional authority to exercise discretion in processing the return and removal of unaccompanied minor children from non-contiguous countries."

Justina’s Law to Follow “Mad Psychiatric Experiment” on Justina Pelletier

Justina’s Law to Follow “Mad Psychiatric Experiment” on Justina Pelletier

Following the incarceration of Justina Pelletier at state institutions for 16 months, four members of the United States House of Representatives are set to introduce bipartisan legislation that will prohibit the federal funding of medical experiments on wards of the state. Nicknamed Justina’s Law the bill has been drawn up by two Democrats and two Republicans following what Justina’s father, Lou Pelletier has labeled a “mad psychiatric experiment” on his daughter.

Undocumented Immigrant Children Spurred By Reuniting With Families, Not Just Violence

Undocumented Immigrant Children Spurred By Reuniting With Families, Not Just Violence

Gangs, grinding poverty in Central America and a sudden spike in violence explain why unaccompanied children and families are fleeing Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador for the United States, according to President Obama and his supporters.

A disturbing case of child removal that you can’t read about

A disturbing case of child removal that you can’t read about

One of the most bizarre examples of over-reacting social workers imaginable in Scotland has finally come to court - but now I can't report any further details

Orphan's seizure by officials after wellwishers gave millions exposes child welfare shortcomings

Orphan's seizure by officials after wellwishers gave millions exposes child welfare shortcomings

The story of an orphan snatched away this week from a Shenzhen school by officials who neglected him for years sparked an uproar.

40 percent of SC child welfare workers bear heavy caseloads

40 percent of SC child welfare workers bear heavy caseloads

Child-welfare workers in the Midlands bear some of the highest caseloads in the state – with one Lexington County worker managing 48 cases and 103 children at one time.

Note: Overwhelming the incompetent.  Cute.

McDonald's Worker to Surrender in Videotaped Beating of Young Mom

McDonald's Worker to Surrender in Videotaped Beating of Young Mom

The South Jersey McDonald's worker wanted for the violent beating of a young mother in front of her toddler and a group of bystanders is expected to turn herself into police early Monday afternoon.



Sandusky to Pursue Legal Option to Overturn Child Sexual Abuse Conviction

Sandusky to Pursue Legal Option to Overturn Child Sexual Abuse Conviction

Jerry Sandusky, a convicted pedophile, is pursuing one final legal option to overturn his conviction, according to his attorney.

1000 police clearance forms a day and a system that can’t cope with child-protection laws

1000 police clearance forms a day and a system that can’t cope with child-protection laws

MANDATORY background checks for volunteers and job seekers have surged 66 per cent and delayed security clearances for months, as the system struggles to cope with stronger child-protection laws.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Report finds fault with state's child abuse policies

Report finds fault with state's child abuse policies

Montana is one of 10 states given a failing grade by two advocacy groups critical of the secrecy surrounding child abuse cases.

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES ACCUSED OF DOUBLE STANDARD WHEN IT COMES TO ILLEGAL DRUG USE

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES ACCUSED OF DOUBLE STANDARD WHEN IT COMES TO ILLEGAL DRUG USE

IT’S AN EXCLUSIVE FOX 26 INVESTIGATION THAT WILL CAUSE A LOT OF PARENTS TO SCRATCH THEIR HEADS IN DISBELIEF.

Lawsuit accuses social services of negligence after foster child assaults 6-year-old girl

Lawsuit accuses social services of negligence after foster child assaults 6-year-old girl

South Carolina's social services agency failed to protect a 6-year-old girl from a teenage foster child with known behavioral problems who was HIV-positive and admitted to sexually assaulting the girl, according to a lawsuit.

Deportation Separated Thousands Of U.S.-Born Children From Parents In 2013

Deportation Separated Thousands Of U.S.-Born Children From Parents In 2013

Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year carried out more than 72,000 deportations of parents who said they had U.S.-born children, according to reports to Congress obtained Wednesday by The Huffington Post.

Deputies: DCF investigator stole $11,000 worth of electricity in Deltona

Deputies: DCF investigator stole $11,000 worth of electricity in Deltona

A Department of Children & Families investigator was arrested and accused of stealing $11,000 worth of electricity at her father’s Deltona home, Volusia County deputies said Wednesday.

Family Testifies During CPS Recommendations Hearing

Family Testifies During CPS Recommendations Hearing

Foster families, social workers and child advocates are reacting to new recommendations for the Department of Family and Protective Services. In May, the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission released a list of nine issues and recommendations, including reducing caseworker turnover, improving poor foster care outcomes and improving data collection on alleged perpetrators. At a public hearing at the Capitol Wednesday, one family spoke about how Child Protective Services ripped them apart.

Recent tragedies cast doubt on Montana's child-protection services

Note: This is a fear mongering propaganda campaign that is not only spreading across the country, but is being used to discredit reformers and family rights activists and empower system sucks and the agencies.  

They want you to believe that family preservation can't work, when they're cutting funding to successful programs or hiring idiots to do the job.

Recent tragedies cast doubt on Montana's child-protection services

The name October Perez was on the radar of state social workers months before it made its way into headlines about her tragic death.

The 2-year-old died in June from injuries prosecutors allege were caused by abuse.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

4-YEAR-OLD BOY ABDUCTED FROM FOSTER CARE HOME IN POMONA; MOTHER SOUGHT

4-YEAR-OLD BOY ABDUCTED FROM FOSTER CARE HOME IN POMONA; MOTHER SOUGHT

Police are searching for a mother who allegedly abducted her 4-year-old son from his foster care home in Pomona.

Foster Care Subsidies To Be Delayed A Month

Foster Care Subsidies To Be Delayed A Month

Those receiving foster care or adoption subsidies from the state will not receive a July check in the mail, in order to decrease the volume of overpayments that sometimes happen, according to a letter sent to recipients.

Note: Awwww....

Couples sue over alleged adoption scam in The Woodlands

Couples sue over alleged adoption scam in The Woodlands

Six couples have sued a shuttered private adoption agency in The Woodlands and its operators, alleging that they bilked the couples out of thousands of dollars through misrepresentations and lies, including promising an exclusive match with an infant who had already been promised to others.

DCF blasted by grand jury for 'coverup' of Florida child deaths

DCF blasted by grand jury for 'coverup' of Florida child deaths

A Miami-Dade grand jury accused state child welfare administrators Tuesday of “intentionally and deliberately” manipulating the investigation of child deaths due to abuse and neglect — making it appear that fewer children were dying across the state.

Congresswoman suggests redirecting Central American aid to Detroit

Congresswoman suggests redirecting Central American aid to Detroit

U.S. Rep. Candace Miller (R-Harrison Twp.) on Tuesday called for the withdrawal of foreign aid to Central America, suggesting Detroit as a more beneficial destination.

Miller, vice chairwoman of the House Homeland Security Committee and head of subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, wrote a letter to President Barack Obama accusing Central American nations of "doing little to nothing to stop the illegal smuggling of children" into the U.S.

Agencies to prevent child abuse take fire for failures

Agencies to prevent child abuse take fire for failures

Thousands of American children are trapped in abusive homes and foster homes. State departments devoted to the protection of children in abusive situations, often stretched to the limits of their resources, attempt to see to the well-being of those children.

They also take the blame for those who slip through the cracks.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

CPS is advertising your kids on YouTube now.

Notice how they get them all happy and bubbly for the camera by taking them to play mini-golf or to the zoo or playground or something that hides how screwed up the system made them.









Kind of looks like dating profiles eh?

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj6ePXmC_RKyk7RE2ZpGVpQ

Mandatory overtime ordered for Georgia child-safety agency

Mandatory overtime ordered for Georgia child-safety agency

Georgia Division of Family and Children Services investigators have been ordered to work at least eight hours of weekly overtime until the agency eliminates a backlog of child protective services investigations.

Grand jury rips Florida’s DCF for ‘deliberately’ undercounting child deaths

Grand jury rips Florida’s DCF for ‘deliberately’ undercounting child deaths

A Miami-Dade grand jury accused state child welfare administrators Tuesday of “intentionally and deliberately” manipulating the investigation of child deaths because of abuse and neglect — making it appear that fewer children were dying across the state.

Chicago Children’s Hospital Takes Custody of 16-Year-Old Away from Parent Who Sought Second Opinion

Chicago Children’s Hospital Takes Custody of 16-Year-Old Away from Parent Who Sought Second Opinion

“Medical Child Abuse” is the Term Now Used to Legally Seize Children away from Parents

Three runaway kids still untraceable

Three runaway kids still untraceable

Forty-eight hours after five children ran away from government orphanage Rajkiya Bal Griha, the authorities concerned are yet to trace three of the runaway kids. Two of the five children, all below 8 years of age, were recovered on the day of the incident itself.

Little girl kicked out of KFC over scars was elaborate hoax: report

Little girl kicked out of KFC over scars was elaborate hoax: report

The 3-year-old girl who was reportedly kicked out of a KFC in Jackson, Mississippi, because the scarring on her face — remnants of a pit bull attack — were disturbing customers, was nothing more than an elaborate hoax, reports Laurel Leader-Call.

Media exaggerated horror tale at Irish orphanage

Media exaggerated horror tale at Irish orphanage

Revelations this month that nuns had buried nearly 800 infants and young children in unmarked graves at an Irish orphanage during the last century caused stark headlines and stirred strong emotions and calls for investigation. Since then, however, a more sober picture has emerged that exposes how many of those headlines were wrong.

Differential Response Dealt Heavy Blow

Differential Response Dealt Heavy Blow

The long delayed release of an evaluation of Illinois’ differential response program casts new doubts on whether one of the country’s most popular child welfare reforms is safe for children and a smart way to spend limited resources dedicated to families on the fringe.

Bill Overhauling Florida's Child Welfare Agency Signed Into Law

Bill Overhauling Florida's Child Welfare Agency Signed Into Law

There are now three bills awaiting the Governor’s approval, after Governor Rick Scott signed a bill overhauling Florida’s child welfare system.



Preparing to speak out to reform Cps.......


Monday, June 23, 2014

Children in State care being ‘placed in danger of abuse and exploitation’

Children in State care being ‘placed in danger of abuse and exploitation’

IASW in the news. There are concerns about the lack of supports for both children in care and those who have left State care on turning 18.

TEXAS CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES ASSESSMENT IGNORES ABUSES OF POWER

TEXAS CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES ASSESSMENT IGNORES ABUSES OF POWER

The Child Protective Services (CPS) Division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) released the second of two reports that were created as part of an “Operational Assessment” conducted by The Stephens Group (TSG), a consulting firm based out of New Hampshire. The report purports to represent a comprehensive review of the activities, achievements, and challenges facing CPS, but Breitbart Texas’ review of the report has revealed some glaring omissions in the report’s findings. The report has no mention of abuses of power or unwarranted intrusions on the part of the state agency into the parent-child relationships of some Texas families.

Note: This is true.  This is what happens when System Sucks call for reform.  It usually benefits them.

Failures of UK's 'unscrupulous and abhorrent' child protection services laid bare in report

Failures of UK's 'unscrupulous and abhorrent' child protection services laid bare in report

Britain’s child protection and mental health services were today described as “unscrupulous”, “abhorrent”, “overwhelmed”, and “in crisis”, in a landmark report revealed by the Evening Standard.

Attorney for Wichita couple seeks to close parents' child abuse case to media

Attorney for Wichita couple seeks to close parents' child abuse case to media

An attorney for a Kansas couple accused of torturing their 14-year-old adopted daughter and keeping her in a windowless basement room is asking a judge to close the case to the media.

Pelletier family is reunited, and DCF must take stock

Pelletier family is reunited, and DCF must take stock

SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Justina Pelletier returned to her parents’ home on Wednesday, ending an unhappy custody dispute that focused a harsh national spotlight on the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. To the web-driven “Free Justina” movement, the state’s decision to take Pelletier away from her family last year, after a hospital raised concerns that she may have been abused, was a textbook case of an overweening government trampling a family’s rights. That version of events cast aside all nuances, placing the state firmly in the role of villain. But on the most basic level, DCF acted correctly when it responded to a credible allegation of child abuse. Pelletier’s case doesn’t call for limiting DCF’s powers; rather, it shows the need for the agency to develop better ways to evaluate exceptionally tricky cases like this one.

Bullying fear after fostered child’s photo posted online

Bullying fear after fostered child’s photo posted online

The foster parents of a four-year-old girl fear she will be bullied because her natural mother, who has drug problems, posted photos of the child on Facebook.

Note: Fear mongering.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

CPS vs PACHA KI II



A real live CPS Agent getting owned while trying to get into a house.  :)

Foster teen says she drank bleach to mask cannabis

Foster teen says she drank bleach to mask cannabis

A 54-year-old Kansas foster mother faces a felony charge of endangering a child after one of the teenagers under her care said they drank milk laced with bleach to “clean up” urine samples of marijuana traces, authorities said Friday.

Surgeon accused of choking foster son returns to Minnesota

Surgeon accused of choking foster son returns to Minnesota

A surgeon charged with attempted murder for allegedly forcing a latex glove down his foster son’s throat has been returned to Minnesota.

Private foster care troubles in California lead to new scrutiny

Private foster care troubles in California lead to new scrutiny

County auditors looking into one of Los Angeles' biggest foster care agencies in 2003 uncovered $445,000 in ineligible or unsupported spending.

Does Your Kid Go to School in a State Where Thousands Are Isolated and Restrained?

Does Your Kid Go to School in a State Where Thousands Are Isolated and Restrained?

At a Virginia school, an autistic boy who was frequently wrestled into a “quiet area” had to have surgery after his hand was crushed in a door. At a Georgia school, a 13-year-old hanged himself while shut in a room alone. When staff in Iowa tied a 15-year-old autistic student to a lunch table, they said it was "for his own safety."

Foster Parent Accused of Rape

Note: "Sometimes these things happen."



A man who fosters children and works for the Pine Bluff School District is charged with rape of a child.

Pine Bluff Foster Father Accused of Raping A Teen Boy

Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Former Elmo Puppeteer Is Dismissed




Friday, June 20, 2014

Judge to decide local NAACP-backed foster case

Judge to decide local NAACP-backed foster case

Today was the final hearing in a local NAACP-backed foster case involving a black foster mom who's fighting to keep the white child she's been fostering.

20% of Philly Students Involved in Welfare, Juvenile Justice Systems

20% of Philly Students Involved in Welfare, Juvenile Justice Systems

This week, the results of a report compiled by PolicyLab (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), the Philadelphia School District, and the Department of Human Services (DHS), were released, showing that 1 in 5 students in Philadelphia high school classrooms has been involved with child welfare or juvenile justice services.

SOME UNACCOMPANIED FOREIGN CHILDREN RECEIVING BETTER CARE THAN US FOSTER KIDS

SOME UNACCOMPANIED FOREIGN CHILDREN RECEIVING BETTER CARE THAN US FOSTER KIDS

On June 13, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson told reporters in a press conference that the federal government would do what was in the “best interest” of thousands of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) crossing the border into south Texas every week. He also denied that the taxpayer-funded care being provided to them was serving as an incentive to Central American families to send more of their children. But a closer look at the services UACs are receiving while they go through removal proceedings tells a different story.

Changing marijuana laws forcing judges, child protection services to re-examine endangerment

Changing marijuana laws forcing judges, child protection services to re-examine endangerment

A Colorado man loses custody of his children after getting a medical marijuana card. The daughter of a Michigan couple growing legal medicinal pot is taken by child-protection authorities after an ex-husband says their plants endangered kids.

OPINION: US Does Little to Protect Russian Adoptees From Abuse

OPINION: US Does Little to Protect Russian Adoptees From Abuse

Russian children living in the US families are often left unattended by local authorities, leaving them exceedingly vulnerable to abuse, a prominent social worker from Texas told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

State child welfare agency seeks custody of more children since Fitchburg boy went missing

State child welfare agency seeks custody of more children since Fitchburg boy went missing

The number of children being removed from their homes by the state's embattled child welfare agency has jumped dramatically since a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy whose family was being monitored by the state went missing.

OC Child Protection Agency Under Fire

OC Child Protection Agency Under Fire

Orange County’s child welfare system continues to draw criticism, with one local pastor telling county supervisors this week that numerous families have come forward to share horrific stories about how the agency handled their children’s cases.

FOSTER DAD SEXUALLY ABUSED BOY HUNDREDS OF TIMES, COURT HEARS

FOSTER DAD SEXUALLY ABUSED BOY HUNDREDS OF TIMES, COURT HEARS

Former foster dad of the year Garry Prokopishin sexually abused one boy hundreds of times, court heard Thursday.

Controversy over women denied home insurance because of foster children

Controversy over women denied home insurance because of foster children

A Montreal mother says she is shocked and outraged that after insuring her home with Wawanesa Insurance for 10 years, the company will cancel her coverage because she has more than two foster children.

St. Johnsbury mom speaks out on DCF connection

St. Johnsbury mom speaks out on DCF connection

The mother of the third toddler with Department for Children and Families connections to die in three months spoke out this week, saying she never harmed her son and she feels unfairly linked to two other cases in which caregivers are suspected of killing their children.

Kansas woman arrested after foster kids test positive for marijuana

Kansas woman arrested after foster kids test positive for marijuana

Kansas woman arrested after foster kids test positive for marijuana

CPS caseworkers recommended to spend more time on children

CPS caseworkers recommended to spend more time on children

A new independent report that looked into how Child Protective Service caseworkers spend their time on the job has recommended that more time be spent on the children.

Foster mom suspected of giving drugs to girls

Foster mom suspected of giving drugs to girls

A foster parent was arrested Thursday in charges of possession of marijuana and endangering a child, Russell County Sheriff John Fletcher announced.

Tenn. foster child during well with dad in Nebraska, attorneys say

Tenn. foster child during well with dad in Nebraska, attorneys say

An emotional high-profile custody battle that has made national headline was back in court Wednesday afternoon.

Minn. Doctor Charged for Allegedly Choking Foster Child with Plastic Glove

Minn. Doctor Charged for Allegedly Choking Foster Child with Plastic Glove

A Hubbard County man has been charged with attempted murder of his foster son, according to the Hubbard County Attorney's Office.

Foster child's uncle: 'We wanted her all along'

Foster child's uncle: 'We wanted her all along'

A foster child's biological uncle is speaking out after a KING 5 story aired with her foster parents, who were upset DSHS removed her from their home over her tribal bloodline.

Justina Pelletier’s Family Promises to Sue Massachusetts for Abducting Their Daughter

Justina Pelletier’s Family Promises to Sue Massachusetts for Abducting Their Daughter

The family of Justina Pelletier, the teenage girl at the center of a national parental rights dispute, vows to pursue legal action against the state of Massachusetts for what they say was essentially an abduction of their daughter.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Clark County sued by mother whose children suffered harm in foster care

Clark County sued by mother whose children suffered harm in foster care

The mother of a 17-month-old toddler and a 2-month-old baby who suffered neglect under the care of their foster parents is suing Clark County, several Clark County Department of Family Services’ employees and the foster parents.

Lawmakers Want To "Fix" CPS With $8 Million

Lawmakers Want To "Fix" CPS With $8 Million

It's one of those stories you can't get out of your mind - especially when you know it happened nearby. On a Union County porch police found an 11-year-old chained up. The story gets worse. Officers say the boy had a dead chicken tied around his neck.

Note: The universal solution to all of CPS problems.  More money.

Warning to the Parents of Erie County New York - Legislature approves hiring 37 new CPS agents

We all know how much fun these inexperienced, gung ho, right out of college, social wreckers can be.

A week later, Legislature approves hiring 37 new CPS workers

The Erie County Legislature on Thursday unanimously approved plans to hire 37 new workers to help tackle a burgeoning backlog of cases in Child Protective Services.


Sex abuse allegations against Calgary foster dad called revenge

Sex abuse allegations against Calgary foster dad called revenge

One of several men accusing former foster dad of the year Garry Prokopishin of sexual abuse denied Wednesday he was motivated by revenge.

Ex-social worker struck off over indecent images

Ex-social worker struck off over indecent images

A FORMER Southampton social worker has been struck off after he was jailed for distributing and possessing indecent images of children.

Biological mother charged with kidnapping daughters from foster mother

Biological mother charged with kidnapping daughters from foster mother

A woman is charged with kidnapping, endangerment, child abuse and custodial interference for allegedly making plans for her two biological daughters and their foster sister to run away from their foster mother, according to a police report.


Louisiana ends housing program for teens aging out of foster care

Louisiana ends housing program for teens aging out of foster care

Darrell Howard, 18, graduated with honors last month from Landry-Walker High School and is planning to attend Bard College in New York this fall on a scholarship.

DCF commissioner acknowledges communications failure

DCF commissioner acknowledges communications failure

The head of the Department for Children and Families on Monday took responsibility for substantial communication and systemic failures within his department that led to the death of a 2-year-old in February. Commissioner David Yacovone said he is stretched too thin given troubles in other department divisions.

Report: Texas Not Giving Face Time to Foster Kids

Report: Texas Not Giving Face Time to Foster Kids

Child protective caseworkers in Texas only spend 26 percent of their job actually meeting with children and families, at a time when maltreatment deaths in the state foster care system spiked to seven in 2013, according to a report released Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Authorities take action against company run by NY family court judges, attorneys

Authorities take action against company run by NY family court judges, attorneys

The IRS has revoked the tax exempt status of a New York corporation founded and operated by sitting family court judges and the professionals who appear before them for failure to comply with federal tax laws.

'Send them back': Hillary says wave of illegal immigrant children should be 'reunited with their families'

'Send them back': Hillary says wave of illegal immigrant children should be 'reunited with their families'

Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that the American government should deport thousands of children who cross the border illegally into the United States.

GOP senator criticizes DCF over abuse registry removals

GOP senator criticizes DCF over abuse registry removals

A Republican state senator is criticizing the state Department of Children and Families’ decision to consider applications by people who have been placed on the state’s Child Abuse and Neglect Registry to be removed from the registry.

Note: The Republicans think they're doing God's work.  This idiot simply doesn't understand the consequences of when an innocent person gets put on the registry, and should shut up.




Foster parents in custody dispute seek adoption


A Middle Tennessee couple who raised a foster child for eight years before she was returned to her birth father has filed a petition seeking to terminate the parental rights of the father and adopt the girl.

Maine child abuse cases spike more than 50 percent

Note: DHHS is on a fear mongering campaign designed to increase the federal dollars coming into the state for services provided to stolen children. This would give lots of work to lawyers, shrinks and private agencies who profit from child abuse. There is no more child abuse in Maine than there was 3 years ago when Maine was celebrating it's national model child welfare system status. There are just more teachers and doctors reporting every little scrape on the knee and more media attention focusing on the end result instead of that which could actually kelp kids.

And Dr Lawrence Ricci from Spurwink is a fraud. His livelihood revolves around this kind of stuff.

Maine child abuse cases spike more than 50 percent

New statistics show an alarming trend in our state and now experts are trying to figure out  why child abuse cases are skyrocketing in Maine.

Note: Notice they had to go back two years to find a case horrible enough to demonstrate their point.  http://www.centralmaine.com/2012/05/11/lepage-back-dhhs-keeping-files_2012-05-10/

And only one year earlier Maine was considered a national model child welfare system.  http://www.pressherald.com/2011/01/30/childs-death-changed-protective-care_2011-01-30/

Lake Villa children’s home sued over alleged sexual assault

Lake Villa children’s home sued over alleged sexual assault

A north suburban Lake Villa children’s home is being sued after a staff member was charged with having sex with a former teenage resident.

Former foster child tells Calgary court he was molested by foster dad

Former foster child tells Calgary court he was molested by foster dad

Former foster dad of the year Garry Prokopishin sexually molested a young boy under his care when the teen came home drunk, a Calgary court heard Tuesday.

Justina Pelletier heads home after judge ends state custody

Justina Pelletier heads home after judge ends state custody

Connecticut teenager Justina Pelletier spent 16 months and two birthdays in state custody as the central but largely off-stage player in an explosive drama involving parents’ rights and the controversial new field of medical child abuse. Now she is going home.

Mormon church drops adoption business

Mormon church drops adoption business

Fewer and fewer pregnant single women are giving up their babies, church officials say.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Shooter in Rio Linda killing believed to be acquaintance of victim’s foster child

Shooter in Rio Linda killing believed to be acquaintance of victim’s foster child

Several years ago, Bill Joe Stidman and his wife, Jean, opened their Rio Linda home to foster children.

His family says it was a move characteristic of Stidman’s kindness and character.

Dickson foster parent arrested for child sex abuse

Dickson foster parent arrested for child sex abuse

A Dickson man, who's served as a foster parent for several years, has been arrested for child sexual abuse.

Judge Orders DCF to Return Justina Pelletier to Parents

Judge Orders DCF to Return Justina Pelletier to Parents

A juvenile court judge has ordered the Massachusetts Department of Children and Family to return Justina Pelletier to her parents, according to the Boston Globe.

DCF under attack over report on Dezirae case

DCF under attack over report on Dezirae case

The senior member of the Rutland state Senate delegation is demanding the Department for Children and Families replace personnel at its Rutland office following the release of a report he said exposed "real problems."

Child Welfare Group Issues Report on Impact of Nepal Adoption closure by U.S.

Child Welfare Group Issues Report on Impact of Nepal Adoption closure by U.S.

Armed with a new study, Both Ends Burning, a nonprofit organization focused on advocating children's right to permanent families, is urging the Department of State to reopen adoptions from Nepal, which have been closed to U.S. citizens since 2010.

In a Maryland Jail, Teens Charged As Adults Face Isolation and Neglect

In a Maryland Jail, Teens Charged As Adults Face Isolation and Neglect

Last month, Attorney General Eric Holder recorded a video message condemning the “excessive” use of solitary confinement in juvenile facilities. He made no mention, however, of the children held in isolation in adult jails and state prisons.

New York man charged with pulling 3 permanent teeth from foster daughter's mouth pleads guilty

New York man charged with pulling 3 permanent teeth from foster daughter's mouth pleads guilty

A Schoharie County man charged with using pliers to pull three of his 8-year-old foster daughter's permanent teeth has pleaded guilty to assault.

DCF change allows names removed from abuse registry

DCF change allows names removed from abuse registry

Controversy is brewing over a new Department of Children and Families policy that allows people listed on the Child Abuse and Neglect Registry a chance to get their names removed.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Lincoln County mom pleads guilty of beating adopted daughter, foster child

Lincoln County mom pleads guilty of beating adopted daughter, foster child

The mother of several adopted children — including one who disappeared for more than seven hours in 2010, triggering a massive search — pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of child abuse.

Foster mom sues group home operator over alleged sex abuse

Foster mom sues group home operator over alleged sex abuse

A foster mother sued a north suburban group home operator Monday, alleging that the Allendale Association negligently allowed one of its employees to sexually abuse her foster daughter for nearly two years.

Another Factor Said to Sway Judges to Rule for Women’s Rights: A Daughter

Another Factor Said to Sway Judges to Rule for Women’s Rights: A Daughter

It turns out that judges with daughters are more likely to vote in favor of women’s rights than ones with only sons. The effect, a new study found, is most pronounced among male judges appointed by Republican presidents, like Chief Justice Rehnquist.

Hearing on Detention of Jane Doe Canceled

Hearing on Detention of Jane Doe Canceled

A federal judge canceled a hearing Monday on a civil rights complaint against the state regarding its detention of a transgender teen.

California Child Protective Services Clear Will And Jada Over Photo Of Willow In Bed With 20-Year-Old “Friend”

California Child Protective Services Clear Will And Jada Over Photo Of Willow In Bed With 20-Year-Old “Friend”

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have officially been cleared by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, after the agency investigated the family after their 13-year-old daughter Willow was seen pictured in bed with 20-year-old actor Moises Arias in an Instagram post last month.

Note: BTW, there are about 50,000 articles on this out there.  I'm just going to post one.

Halifax foster dad, longtime NSCAD staffer charged in child porn case

Halifax foster dad, longtime NSCAD staffer charged in child porn case

A foster parent in Halifax and longtime employee of NSCAD University is facing multiple child pornography charges after a NSCAD student stumbled across a USB thumb drive in a campus computer lab, allegedly containing dozens of images and videos of child porn.

Reports: 30 child deaths unreported by DCF

Reports: 30 child deaths unreported by DCF

The Department of Children and Families is under fire after at least 30 child death records went unaccounted for.

British orphans say they were abused before being sent to Australia

British orphans say they were abused before being sent to Australia

THE chairman of Britain's inquiry into the forced migration of thousands of orphans to Australia has called for a judicial investigation amid fresh evidence that children were sexually abused before they left British institutions caring for them.

When families dissolve, grandparents often squeezed out

When families dissolve, grandparents often squeezed out

Wallie Goolsby took photographs of the round bruises — more than 12 perfectly shaped marks on her grandchild’s right leg alone — but they weren’t enough to have the young child removed from home.

Justina Pelletier spends Father’s Day with family

Justina Pelletier spends Father’s Day with family

A Connecticut teenager at the center of a 16-month custody battle involving the Massachusetts child protection agency was allowed to spend Father’s Day at home without any state supervision, a sign that her parents may be on the brink of getting full custody of her.

Changing pot laws prompt child-endangerment review

Changing pot laws prompt child-endangerment review

A Colorado man loses custody of his children after getting a medical marijuana card. The daughter of a Michigan couple growing legal medicinal pot is taken by child-protection authorities after an ex-husband says their plants endangered kids.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Border Patrol Agents Warned Against Speaking With Reporters On Immigrant Children Crisis

Border Patrol Agents Warned Against Speaking With Reporters On Immigrant Children Crisis

The surge in immigrant children caught crossing the southern border in Texas that has dominated headlines and risks becoming a political crisis for President Barack Obama and Congress includes a new threat facing Border Patrol agents: reporters.

The mothers jailed after waving to their children in the street

The mothers jailed after waving to their children in the street

It's a mystery why judges and social workers think they have the legal authority to act in such an inhuman way

3 foster children abducted from San Tan Valley home; last seen June 13 in Mesa, PCSO says

3 foster children abducted from San Tan Valley home; last seen June 13 in Mesa, PCSO says

Three girls were abducted June 12 or 13 in San Tan Valley and an Amber Alert was issued to help in the search, according to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

Erie County CPS may lay off 11 workers

Erie County CPS may lay off 11 workers

The Erie County Department of Social Services is calling on the county legislature to approve more CPS jobs for the department.


More dads demand equal custody rights, reject child-support arrangements of yesterday

More dads demand equal custody rights, reject child-support arrangements of yesterday

Their websites send a clear message: “Divorce for men” or “Men only. Family law only.”

Alleged child abuse by US border officials



New allegations that U.S. border patrol agents are abusing undocumented children

‘It’s Not If DCF Is Going to Be Called…It’s When’: How Cases Like Justina Pelletier’s Have Parents With Children Who Have Unusual Conditions Afraid

‘It’s Not If DCF Is Going to Be Called…It’s When’: How Cases Like Justina Pelletier’s Have Parents With Children Who Have Unusual Conditions Afraid

Gabriella True’s son Timmy didn’t walk until one month before he turned 3 years old. He used to hide under his high chair and even his crib was tented to give him the comfort of the enclosed feeling he sought. Sometimes Timmy would contort his body into what True calls a “tripod” — essentially he would do the downward dog yoga pose but would also gently press his head on the floor for up to 15 minutes at a time. Even more disturbing to the mother of the boy thought to be deaf was when she would pick him up from his special class and he wouldn’t acknowledge her presence.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Dad charged with homicide in foster daughter's death

Dad charged with homicide in foster daughter's death

A 37-year-old Stockton man, accused in the "shaken baby" death of a foster child, had his bail raised to $2.2 million Tuesday.

Talking to Kids about Social Services, The view of the trusting feminist

This is one of those blogs which you just gotta love to hate.  I'm not going to try to describe or explain the positively delusional view of CPS portrayed here, as the author does a very good job of it herself.  I'm simply going to share the links and suggest you set the record straight.

Talking to Kids about Social Services, part I

Talking to Kids about Social Services, part II

Aboriginal children taken into care due to 'misunderstandings'

Aboriginal children taken into care due to 'misunderstandings'

Cultural norms are being mistaken for emotional abuse, according to a spokeswoman for an indigenous child care placement group.

Children in care had no social worker

Children in care had no social worker

The Ombudsman for Children and Hiqa are to be asked to investigate why the Child and Family Agency left children in state care without an allocated social worker for more than three months this year.

Kerala: 8 kids escape from an orphanage after being made to work like slaves


The ordeal of orphan children in the state is never ending. About eight children ran away from an orphanage in Malappuram as they were not provided the promised facilities and were made to work like slaves in the orphanage. The locals informed the police and the children in the age-group of 8 to 13 are now in the custody of Child Welfare Committee (CWC) at Malappuram.

Darby tax preparer charged with stealing foster kids' identities

Darby tax preparer charged with stealing foster kids' identities

A DARBY tax preparer has been charged with stealing the identities of foster children to falsely use their information on tax returns for his own benefit, according to an indictment unsealed yesterday.

Ombudsman for Children asked to investigate State care case


The Ombudsman for Children and Hiqa are to be asked to investigate why the Child and Family Agency left children in State care without an allocated social worker for over three months this year.

Sacramento social worker arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting patients

Sacramento social worker arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting patients

A licensed social worker who previously held contracts with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and Child Protective Services now stands accused of sexually assaulting two female patients at his private practice, according to authorities.

Sheriff’s detectives on Thursday arrested and booked Marvin Dennis Todd, 71, into jail on suspicion of battery, sexual battery and sexual exploitation by a psychotherapist, all misdemeanors. He posted $5,000 bail.

Lawsuit proposed to represent Crown wards never compensated for abuse

Lawsuit proposed to represent Crown wards never compensated for abuse

More than 300 former Crown wards, including four from Windsor, have joined a $110-million proposed class-action lawsuit claiming the Ontario government failed to help them seek compensation for the abuse they suffered before and after coming into care.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

kidnappers cps Barry White aka ICB



Awesome!!!  This needs some views.

Sharon Shoesmith: Baby P case could have been on any social worker's watch

Sharon Shoesmith: Baby P case could have been on any social worker's watch

The Baby P case could have happened to any social worker, the former Haringey children's services director Sharon Shoesmith has said.

Note: Translation: They're all a bunch of stupid idiots who couldn't tell the difference between child abuse and a hole in the ground.

The loving grandparents forced to fight tooth and nail to stop social services giving away their grandchild

The loving grandparents forced to fight tooth and nail to stop social services giving away their grandchild

Katrina Parker made herself a promise the first time she held her beautiful, newborn granddaughter. Whatever it took, Katrina would protect this baby.

Obama to Provide “Family Planning” to Illegal Children Crossing Open US Border

Obama to Provide “Family Planning” to Illegal Children Crossing Open US Border

A $350 million grant opportunity announced Friday by the Department of Health and Human Services to provide shelter for unaccompanied alien children (UAC) states that recipients providing residential shelter to these children must provide them with “family planning services” and that residential care providers deliver services in a manner that is “sensitive” to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Winnipeg Child and Family Services is taking a child with no explanation

Winnipeg Child and Family Services is taking a child with no explanation

Couple says they don’t have clear answers on why their child is being seized by Winnipeg CFS

She Will be Free! Teenage Trans Girl Will be Released from Adult Prison

She Will be Free! Teenage Trans Girl Will be Released from Adult Prison

Jane Doe, the 16-year-old trans girl who was put in an adult prison in Connecticut despite never having been charged with a crime, will be released into the care of a Massachusetts clinic, it has been announced.

All but 102 ignored Arizona abuse reports closed

All but 102 ignored Arizona abuse reports closed

A team reviewing nearly 6,600 child abuse and neglect reports that weren't investigated by Arizona child welfare officials say they've now closed all but 102 of those cases.

Foster Dad Convicted of Conspiring to Kill Wife


A man accused of being romantically involved with his teenage foster daughter was convicted Wednesday of conspiring with her to kill his wife.

Six charged with stealing identities of foster children

Six charged with stealing identities of foster children

A former Catholic Social Services worker and five other people were charged Thursday for their alleged roles in a scheme to steal the identities of foster children in order to cheat on their taxes.

Lawyer Accuses DCF Commissioner Of Interfering In Criminal Case

Lawyer Accuses DCF Commissioner Of Interfering In Criminal Case

A lawyer representing one of two men accused of abusing two of their nine adopted children allege that the commissioner of the state Department of Children and Families has interfered with the prosecution of the men and had a prosecutor removed from the case.

Justina Pelletier belongs with her family, Massachusetts DCF says in legal motion

Justina Pelletier belongs with her family, Massachusetts DCF says in legal motion

The fate of a 16-year-old Connecticut girl at the center of a major medical custody dispute is in the hands of a Massachusetts judge, now that Bay State children's advocates have conceded Justina Pelletier should be returned to her family.

Frequency of school shootings in U.S. has risen sharply since Newtown

Frequency of school shootings in U.S. has risen sharply since Newtown

A fatal shooting in Oregon on Tuesday was the 31st firearms attack at a U.S. school since the start of the year, marking a sharp acceleration in the rash of violence that has occurred on campuses across the nation.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Groups allege abuse of child immigrants at border

Groups allege abuse of child immigrants at border

Unaccompanied children arrested by U.S. border authorities are packed in frigid cells and sleep on hard floors without enough food or medical care, advocacy groups said in a complaint Wednesday that alleges widespread abuses amid a surge of illegal crossings by young immigrants from strife-torn Central American countries.

Fears child protection not up to strength

Fears child protection not up to strength

THE Queensland Police Service has responded to concern over staffing levels at the Warwick Police Child Protection and Investigation Unit, saying it has the required personnel to do its job.

AG WON’T CHARGE DCF WORKERS CRIMINALLY IN DEZIRAE SHELDON CASE

AG WON’T CHARGE DCF WORKERS CRIMINALLY IN DEZIRAE SHELDON CASE

There is no evidence Rutland social workers improperly handled the case of Dezirae Sheldon, but Vermont’s child welfare system needs substantial reform, Attorney General Bill Sorrell said Wednesday.

Note: They take care of their own.

Lawmakers threaten to subpoena DCF over 3rd child death

Lawmakers threaten to subpoena DCF over 3rd child death

The committee tasked with investigating procedures at the Department for Children and Families said it is frustrated about the lack of information coming from DC


Truth and Reconciliation Commission broadens effort to expose decades of Wabanaki children being put in state care

Truth and Reconciliation Commission broadens effort to expose decades of Wabanaki children being put in state care

The scope of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s work to expose what happened to tribal children who were placed in the state child welfare system will broaden this month.

Michael Gove's child protection privatisation plans "a recipe for disaster"

Michael Gove's child protection privatisation plans "a recipe for disaster"

Private firms could be handed the power to take children away from their families under plans drawn up by Michael Gove.

L.A. County supervisors vote to hire 'child protection czar'

L.A. County supervisors vote to hire 'child protection czar'

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a sweeping reform of the county's troubled child protection operation, creating an independent office charged with improving how the region's abused and neglected children are treated.

Pipe bomb found outside Child Protective Services in Bellingham

Pipe bomb found outside Child Protective Services in Bellingham

Bellingham police detonated a homemade pipe bomb Tuesday evening, June 10, in the parking lot of a Child Protective Services building on Ellis Street.

Note: Don't blow up CPS.  You could get into trouble for such shenanigans.

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d more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/06/10/3691909/pipe-bomb-found-outside-child.html?sp=/99/101/#storylink=cpy

Taxpayer tab for caring for flood of illegal immigrant children TRIPLES in a year to more than $1 BILLION – and Senate Democrats want to add ANOTHER billion!

Taxpayer tab for caring for flood of illegal immigrant children TRIPLES in a year to more than $1 BILLION – and Senate Democrats want to add ANOTHER billion!

The Department of Health and Human Services will spent an estimated $1.15 billion this year caring for minors in its Undocumented Alien Children (UAC) program, and Senate Democrats said Tuesday that they want to add an additional $1 billion for 2015.



Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ignored CPS cases: More than 500 kids removed their homes

Ignored CPS cases: More than 500 kids removed their homes

An independent team named by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to review the state's child welfare agency said Tuesday a total of 342 ignored cases has so far resulted in the removal of 567 children from their homes.

NJ dad says state is threatening to take away son after pencil twirling incident

NJ dad says state is threatening to take away son after pencil twirling incident

13-year-old Ethan Chaplin was the most famous kid in school for a few weeks.

Bill to Decriminalize Foster Youth Goes to California Senate

Bill to Decriminalize Foster Youth Goes to California Senate

A new bill that child advocacy groups are hoping will curb arrests of foster youth in group homes will likely be introduced today in the State Senate.

Attorney: Feds may be violating Ariz. child abuse laws

Attorney: Feds may be violating Ariz. child abuse laws

Saying immigrant children being bused to Arizona may be being placed in danger, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery warned federal officials Monday they may be violating state child abuse laws.

Number Of Children In Kansas Foster Care Hits Record High

Number Of Children In Kansas Foster Care Hits Record High

The number of Kansas children in foster care has reached an all-time high. The explanations why vary.

Note: They're taking too many kids.

Foster children returned to unsafe homes

Foster children returned to unsafe homes

More than one in 10 Queensland foster children are reunited with their families only to be taken away again within six months for safety reasons, new figures show.

Caseload leads to tragedy in foster system

Caseload leads to tragedy in foster system

If anything, foster care is the one place where vulnerable, at-risk kids should be safe.

Massachusetts child welfare officials ask judge to return Connecticut teen to her parents

Massachusetts child welfare officials ask judge to return Connecticut teen to her parents

Massachusetts child welfare officials have asked a judge to return a teenage girl from Connecticut at the center of a custody dispute based on conflicting medical diagnoses to her parents.

Father: St. Johnsbury baby not in DCF custody

Father: St. Johnsbury baby not in DCF custody

The father of a 22-month-old St. Johnsbury boy who died May 31 says the child was not in the custody of the Vermont Department for Children and Families.

"People don't know the facts, and we wish everyone would just leave us alone during these hard times," Keithan wrote in a Facebook message Monday to the Burlington Free Press.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Exclusive: Father Of Deceased Boy Plans Lawsuit Against DCF, ChildNet

Exclusive: Father Of Deceased Boy Plans Lawsuit Against DCF, ChildNet


One year ago, 4-year-old AJ Hope was found dead in a Coral Springs apartment. The boy had been reunited with his mother by child welfare workers despite his mother’s ongoing mental health problems.

Records: Child died after judge blocked DCF custody bid

Records: Child died after judge blocked DCF custody bid

The story is all too familiar.

Fear of social services

Fear of social services

I know social services do a vital and often under appreciated job, but they scare me

Ever since lo was born I've had this fear that he will be taken away

I hear stories of parents being wrongly accused of abuse and the children being removed (there was a lady on my bb it happened to, she did get them back eventually but the heartbreak in the meantime must have been terrible)

Note: This person has a very rational fear, yet the commenters are telling her she's being silly.  I don't know if anybody has an account with this website, if so you need to set them straight.

Treatment of SA’s Mother of the Year Monica Perrett is ‘inhumane’, says expert Freda Briggs

Treatment of SA’s Mother of the Year Monica Perrett is ‘inhumane’, says expert Freda Briggs

SOUTH Australia’s Mother of the Year has suffered “inhumane” treatment at the hands of a government department over the death of her foster child, leading child protection expert Freda Briggs says

Note: I'll bet they had fun with the real parents too.

Justina Pelletier: All I want is to be with my family and friends

Justina Pelletier: All I want is to be with my family and friends

The Pelletier family is working closer towards a plan to reunify with their daughter Justina.

The Male Identity Crisis And The Decline of Fatherhood

The Male Identity Crisis And The Decline of Fatherhood

America is rapidly becoming a fatherless society, or perhaps more accurately, an absentee father society. The importance and influence of fathers in families has been in significant decline since the Industrial Revolution and is now reaching critical proportions.

State failing to protect children

State failing to protect children

Two children died recently. There is no escaping the conclusion that they were failed by the system. Yet we’ve been told our system has not failed.

Number Of Children Crossing Alone From Mexico To U.S. Surges

Number Of Children Crossing Alone From Mexico To U.S. Surges

There is a surge developing in the number of unaccompanied children crossing the border from Mexico into the U.S.

Unwed Mothers Surrender Babies to Move on in Life

Unwed Mothers Surrender Babies to Move on in Life

Even as the city gives shelter to many runaway and abandoned children, it also witnesses a shocking trend of unwed mothers, most of whom are educated, voluntarily surrendering their babies to government caregivers and want to move on with life.

Genocide of Native Americans: A Sociological View

Genocide of Native Americans: A Sociological View

The term Genocide derives from the Latin (genos=race, tribe; cide=killing) and means literally the killing or murder of an entire tribe or people. The Oxford English Dictionary defines genocide as "the deliberate and systematic extermination of an ethnic or national group" and cites the first usage of the term as R. Lemkin, Axis Rule in Occupied Europe, (1944) p.79. "By 'genocide' we mean the destruction of a nation or an ethnic group." The U.N. General Assembly adopted this term and defended it in 1946 as "....a denial of the right of existence of entire human groups." Most people tend to associate genocide with wholesale slaughter of a specific people. However, "the 1994 U.N. Convention on the Punishment and Prevention of the Crime of Genocide, describes genocide beyond outright murder of people as the destruction and extermination of culture." Article II of the convention lists five categories of activity as genocidal when directed against a specific "national, ethnic, racial, or religious group."

Capitalizing off of Paranoia

Oklahoma company creates protective blanket to shield children from tornado debris, shootings

An Oklahoma company has created a protective blanket that developers say could give children a better chance of surviving debris from a tornado — or bullets from a 9 mm handgun.


Peoria couple accused of abusing adopted daughters

Peoria couple accused of abusing adopted daughters

A Peoria couple is facing charges of child abuse for alleged punishments inflicted upon two of their four adopted children.

More Child Abuse at a Government-Run School

More Child Abuse at a Government-Run School

From a macro perspective, the most distressing aspect of America’s education system is that taxpayers spend a lot of money (more than any other people in the world, on a per-student basis) and we get very mediocre results.

Cinderella Law to help fight against child abuse - That's what they want you to think

Cinderella Law to help fight against child abuse

Children's rights organisations are excited about plans to introduce new legislation known as the Cinderella Law.

Britain's first secret trial: this way lies trouble

Britain's first secret trial: this way lies trouble

If we allow hard-won freedoms to be discarded without a fight, what is to stop the powerful coming for other rights?

Boy, 12, assaulted case worker

Boy, 12, assaulted case worker

A 12-year-old boy was charged last week after he assaulted his case worker and threatened her with a knife, according to police.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Wrongful-death suit filed against DSS, foster parent in Charleston infant's death



Wrongful-death suit filed against DSS, foster parent in Charleston infant's death

By all accounts, the birth of Aiden Dean Clark was nothing short of miraculous.

Why the explosion in child-snatching is big business

Why the explosion in child-snatching is big business

A Norfolk reader sends me photographs of an advertisement placed on the back of local buses by Norfolk and Suffolk county councils. “New challenge,” it reads. “Have you thought of fostering? If so you can earn £590 a week.”

Ted Hughes says aboriginal child welfare a national embarrassment

Ted Hughes says aboriginal child welfare a national embarrassment 

The “gross disproportion” of aboriginal children in foster care across Canada is a national embarrassment that demands action, says the man who led an overhaul of B.C.’s child welfare system.

Religious orders allowed over 2,000 Irish children to be used in medical experiments

Religious orders allowed over 2,000 Irish children to be used in medical experiments

More than 2000 Irish children in religious run homes were subjected to drugs trials in the 1930s according to a shocking new report.

Children's directors rally against profit-making in child protection

Children's directors rally against profit-making in child protection

Child protection services should not be outsourced to organisations intending to make a profit, the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) has said.

Legislation would require law enforcement interviews with children to be videotaped in abuse cases

Legislation would require law enforcement interviews with children to be videotaped in abuse cases

The Michigan House on Wednesday approved legislation designed to ensure that investigations into child abuse are more reliable. The plan, proposed by State Representative Tom McMillan, of Rochester, would require that Child Protective Services and law enforcement interviews of children in abuse cases be videotaped. He says there's no reason why it's not already done.

SEX TRAFFICKING: HOW I SURVIVED FOSTER CARE

SEX TRAFFICKING: HOW I SURVIVED FOSTER CARE

Sex-trafficking laws hadn’t been written yet when I was growing up in the mid 90s, but today sex-trafficking laws are all the rage. The laws are so broad, the authorities have used them to charge women with trafficking themselves. The media warns readers about violent pimps stealing girls from malls, but most victims’ stories are very different. I know this because I was a teen trafficking victim, and my experience reflects much of the research that’s been done with trafficking victims.

Arrested fat kid parents claim they were TRICKED into social services investigation

Arrested fat kid parents claim they were TRICKED into social services investigation

The man and wife were interviewed by police about their son, nicknamed "Wee Chubby" after doctor's raised concerns about the boy's welfare.

Court crisis warning as legal aid cuts trigger surge in parents fighting for child custody without lawyer


Lawyers warn of ‘huge delays’ in family court cases as number of parents facing prospect of representing themselves jumps 48 per cent

Police: Arizona couple forced 2 adopted daughters to sleep in backyard tent, eat 'prison food'

Police: Arizona couple forced 2 adopted daughters to sleep in backyard tent, eat 'prison food'

Police in suburban Phoenix have arrested a married couple on suspicion of child abuse, accusing them of severely malnourishing two adopted daughters and forcing them to sleep in a backyard tent either nude or only in a diaper.

Woman describes killing foster mom

Woman describes killing foster mom

A northeastern Ohio woman testified that she fell in love with her foster father and feared he would commit suicide if she didn’t carry out their plot to kill his wife.

Police use hidden camera to speak with husband in foster mom murder

Police use hidden camera to speak with husband in foster mom murder

Testimony on Friday in the murder conspiracy trial of 43-year-old Kevin Knoefel revealed that in July 2013, police sent a witness carrying a hidden camera to speak with Knoefel.

Friday, June 06, 2014

False abuse allegation posted on Facebook investigated

False abuse allegation posted on Facebook investigated

A scuffle and a lost cell phone led to more investigations after allegations of child abuse were posted on social networking sites this week.

Foster mother arrested after 19-month-old boy found with third-degree burns on legs: prosecutors

Foster mother arrested after 19-month-old boy found with third-degree burns on legs: prosecutors

A Queens foster mother was arrested for scalding a 19-month-old boy with boiling water until his skin peeled off, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Foster dad of ten fights back against ordinance board with giant American flag

Foster dad of ten fights back against ordinance board with giant American flag

Brent Greer was visited by a code enforcement officer at his Bradenton home, who informed him he would have to remove an old Christmas tree that was on his deck due to an anonymous complaint from a neighbor.

Social worker removed from register after failing to vet foster carers

Social worker removed from register after failing to vet foster carers

A social worker who went for four months without supervision has been struck off the social work register for failing to vet foster carers.

A Care Council for Wales conduct committee decided to remove the Neath Port Talbot social worker from the register after hearing how she failed to check the health and criminal records of 10 foster carers under her supervision.

Note: This person is probably being used as a scapegoat to help cover their tracks after they got caught pushing through low quality homes in an effort to deal with the ever increasing number of stolen children in the UK.

Are We Overmedicating Kids in Foster Care?

Are We Overmedicating Kids in Foster Care?

A third of the kids in foster care diagnosed with ADHD have been treated with off-label antipsychotic drugs. That's too many children getting medicine we know too little about.

Transgender Teen Could Be Moved to Massachusetts Facility

Transgender Teen Could Be Moved to Massachusetts Facility

A 16-year-old transgender girl who's been held at Connecticut's women's prison for almost two months could be moved to a Massachusetts facility in the next couple of weeks.

DCYF report: Rhode Island children placed in group care at nearly twice national average

DCYF report: Rhode Island children placed in group care at nearly twice national average

Despite efforts by state child welfare officials to reduce the number of youth sent to group homes and residential treatment facilities, Rhode Island ranks third-highest in the country for its placement of youth in congregant care, according to a report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation released Thursday.

Why are Ontario's Children's Aid Societies fighting against transparency?

Why are Ontario's Children's Aid Societies fighting against transparency?

The child protection industry in the province of Ontario suffers from many serious issues that adversely affect and often destroy the lives of countless children and families every year.

PPA's Research Identifies Racial Inequities in Child Welfare

PPA's Research Identifies Racial Inequities in Child Welfare

Foster children of color in Michigan are far more likely to “age out” of the system than white children, new research by Public Policy Associates, Inc. (PPA)shows.

Canada must tackle series aboriginal child welfare problem, says former judge

Canada must tackle series aboriginal child welfare problem, says former judge

A former judge who helped engineer major child welfare reforms in B.C. and Manitoba says too many First Nations are living within Canada's child-welfare system.

Teen gives chilling details of foster mom’s murder

Teen gives chilling details of foster mom’s murder

In chilling detail, Sabrina Zunich, 19, testified how her foster father, Kevin Knoefel, 43, convinced her to murder his wife, 41-year-old Lisa Knoefel at the couple’s home in November 2012.

NC DSS worker charged with DWI

NC DSS worker charged with DWI

Washington Police arrest a Pitt County child protective supervisor for DWI and it happened while she was "on call." Police say they found her passed out behind the wheel. She blew more than 2 times the legal limit.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Foster care employee accused of sexual abuse

Foster care employee accused of sexual abuse

A Lancaster County foster care employee is accused of having a sexual relationship with a boy at a Millersville home.

Note: I'm sure this kid was totally traumatized.  

Relationship details revealed between husband, foster daughter

Relationship details revealed between husband, foster daughter

The behavior of Kevin Knoefel, 43, before and after his wife was murdered, was the subject of dramatic testimony on the third day of Knoefel’s murder conspiracy trial.

R.I. tightens procedures for prescribing psychotropic drugs for children in foster care

R.I. tightens procedures for prescribing psychotropic drugs for children in foster care

Rhode Island’s child welfare agency has brought in a psychiatrist to oversee the prescribing of psychotropic medications for youths in its care in the wake of growing nationwide concerns about the overreliance on these medications for foster children.

Public sounds off for DCF change after child deaths



Public sounds off for DCF change after child deaths

A group of Vermont lawmakers received an impassioned, gut-wrenching look into the challenges faced by the state agency charged with protecting children in households defined by domestic violence, drug abusing parents and intentional or incidental emotional abuse.

TAKEN FOR NO REASION




Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Father of girl at center of adoption controversy sues former foster parents, 15 others for defamation

Father of girl at center of adoption controversy sues former foster parents, 15 others for defamation

The father of the young girl at the center of an interstate custody battle has filed a lawsuit against the child’s former foster parents and 15 other people seeking unspecified damages for defamation of character. John E. McCaul Jr. of Nebraska filed the suit in Dickson County Circuit Court asking a judge to ban David and Kim Hodgin and others from posting pictures of 9-year-old Sonya McCaul or comments about the custody dispute on Facebook, other social media sites or the Internet and from commenting on the case in the news media.


Foster mom of victim in triple murder had concerns about suspect

Foster mom of victim in triple murder had concerns about suspect

The foster mother of one of the victims from the recent triple murder in Lakeland is speaking out about her concerns about David Smith, the man who committed the murders and then killed himself.

Foster mom accused of raping kids to stand trial

Foster mom accused of raping kids to stand trial

A former Hamilton County foster mother accused of raping children in her care was found competent to stand trial Tuesday.

Local law firm seeks class action over state adoption subsidies

Local law firm seeks class action over state adoption subsidies

Indianapolis-based law firm Cohen & Malad LLP filed a lawsuit Monday against the Indiana Department of Child Services that claims the state failed to pay millions of dollars in promised subsidies to families who adopted children from the state foster-care system.

Former foster child sues Alberta government for $2.4 million

Former foster child sues Alberta government for $2.4 million

A former foster child is suing the Alberta government for $2.4 million and claims they failed to provide her with promised therapy and hid her past history of sexual abuse from her adoptive family.

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