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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Mother’s threat to kill child’s foster parent at school fete

Mother’s threat to kill child’s foster parent at school fete

A Canterbury mum threatened to kill her son’s foster parent after attempting to drag him away at a school fete.

California lawmakers set to tackle excessive prescribing of psych meds to foster children

California lawmakers set to tackle excessive prescribing of psych meds to foster children

California lawmakers will consider a major overhaul this year of how the state cares for thousands of traumatized foster children, a sweeping effort to curb the excessive use of psychiatric drugs in the child welfare system.

Free-range parenting discussion misses the bigger picture

Free-range parenting discussion misses the bigger picture

Child welfare rarely gets covered by the news media unless there is a tragedy.

Foster Families Fight Vaccines

Foster Families Fight Vaccines

Washington foster families have one month left to vaccinate everyone in their house for the flu if they foster kids younger than two years old.

Foster parents caught running a sex shop in NSW still have children in their care

Foster parents caught running a sex shop in NSW still have children in their care

A COUPLE who ran a sex shop out of the back of their home and locked their eight-year-old foster son inside his bedroom at night in nappies are still authorised Family and Community Services foster carers.

Police: Family killed man over child custody dispute

Police: Family killed man over child custody dispute

A woman and her family lured her estranged husband to their home by offering to let him see his children, then beat him in the head with a hammer and fatally shot him as he tried to run away — a scheme concocted because they were upset about a child custody dispute, according to police in South Carolina.

Former adoption director pleads guilty to federal charges

Former adoption director pleads guilty to federal charges

A Belmont woman has pleaded guilty to making false statements to keep an international adoption agency in business.


Friday, January 30, 2015

Bellingham family flees CPS order

Bellingham family flees CPS order

Letters from DSHS have remained untouched for days on a Bellingham counter. Bassinets nearby are empty, and the grandfather of the missing babies has left his Bible open ever since.

The Super Bowl is the largest human trafficking event in the country

The Super Bowl is the largest human trafficking event in the country

Last February, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot declared the Super Bowl the “single largest human trafficking incident in the U.S.”

Now, Arizona activists are looking to prevent trafficking for the sporting event this weekend.


State official links troubled foster care system to human trafficking

State official links troubled foster care system to human trafficking

Speaking at a UCLA symposium on human trafficking Friday, California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris talked about how the state’s broken foster care system is contributing to the problem.

Foster parent receives conviction

Foster parent receives conviction

In the case that led to an investigation into the Wilkes County Department of Social Services, a conclusion has finally been reached for foster parent Randy Galyean, who was living in Boonville at the time of the incident leading to arrest.

'I am not a monster': Gay foster dad, who left baby daughter to die in hot car as he smoked weed, sobs and begs for freedom in court

'I am not a monster': Gay foster dad, who left baby daughter to die in hot car as he smoked weed, sobs and begs for freedom in court

A Kansas man who left his 10-month-old foster daughter to die in a hot car while he and his partner smoked weed and watched 'Game of Thrones,' has been sentenced to 32 months in prison

Social worker accused of child molestation faces additional charges

Social worker accused of child molestation faces additional charges

A former San Mateo County Child Protective Services Agency social worker accused of molesting East Palo Alto girls to which he was assigned is facing 10 additional felonies for allegedly having sexual relations with a third minor, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.


Man pleads guilty to sexually abusing infants in his care

Man pleads guilty to sexually abusing infants in his care

A pediatric nurse pleaded guilty in San Diego Thursday to sexually exploiting a 2-month-old premature male foster child he'd brought home and an 11-month-old female patient at Kaiser Permanente who'd been placed in his care.

Foster father gets 32 months for hot-car death

Foster father gets 32 months for hot-car death

Seth Jackson, 29, the foster father charged with leaving a 10-month-old child to die inside a hot car last July has been sentenced to 32 months in prison with 24 months supervision after his release.

Orphans in crises overseas need emergency adoption protocols, say advocates

Orphans in crises overseas need emergency adoption protocols, say advocates

Australia needs to set up emergency protocols for the quick adoption of children from overseas who have been orphaned by Ebola, west African community leaders say.

Latest Trafficking Scandal a Wake-Up Call for Adoption Reform

Latest Trafficking Scandal a Wake-Up Call for Adoption Reform

Police in Shandong province busted a child-trafficking ring earlier this month, rescuing 37 abducted children who had been living in a cellar under squalid conditions and capturing their 103 traffickers.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Using medical pot could make parent unfit, Maine’s highest court rules

Using medical pot could make parent unfit, Maine’s highest court rules

The state's marijuana law protects patients in custody cases, but that can be superseded when the drug impairs caring for a child, justices rule in a York County case.

Ex-foster father gets 5 years in child porn case

Ex-foster father gets 5 years in child porn case

A former foster father was sentenced Thursday to more than five years in prison for filming a minor without the minor's knowledge while the minor was masturbating in a bedroom.

BSO ordered to repay state $300,000 in misspent child protection funds

BSO ordered to repay state $300,000 in misspent child protection funds

When the state Department of Children and Families discovered last month that the Broward Sheriff's Office had misspent about $300,000 slated for children's investigative services, it opened an investigation and demanded that BSO pay the money back.

Families fight for truth in Belgian forced adoption scandal



Between the 50s and 80s, thousands of young Belgian women were forced into giving up children from unwanted pregnancies by Catholic institutions. The final testimonies will be heard in the Flemish parliament this week.

DFCS Director fires caseworker the day after Fox 5 I-team Investigation of her criminal record airs.

DFCS Director fires caseworker the day after Fox 5 I-team Investigation of her criminal record airs.

Major moves today by the new director of the state's Division of Family and Children's Services.


DFS CASE WORKER CHARGED WITH SEXUAL EXTORTION

DFS CASE WORKER CHARGED WITH SEXUAL EXTORTION

A Delaware case worker is accused of threatening to take away a woman's children if she didn't give him sexual favors.

Handcuffs, Leg Shackles, And Tasers: The New Face Of Punishment In The Public Schools

Handcuffs, Leg Shackles, And Tasers: The New Face Of Punishment In The Public Schools

Roughly 1500 kids are tied up or locked down every day by school officials in the United States.

Texas school district under fire for searching students' underwear for poop: report

Texas school district under fire for searching students' underwear for poop: report

Nearly two dozen children were forced to pull down their pants after feces were found in their Gustine school's gymnasium, KHOU reported. An 11-year-old girl said she tried to refuse the inspection but was forced to undergo it. 'I felt like they violated my privacy,' she told the station.


Birth mothers living in silence


In 1976, a 17-year-old Korean girl gave birth to her first child. A few months before the delivery, she had been forced to marry the man who raped and impregnated her.

Family: 5-yr-old abused by foster father still in danger

Family: 5-yr-old abused by foster father still in danger

A family says their reports of child abuse at the hands of a Dansville minister were ignored. Pastor Alan Fox will be sentenced Thursday after admitting to sexual contact with a 5-year-old child placed in his foster care.


The terrible downside of helicopter parenting

The terrible downside of helicopter parenting

The story about a brother and sister, ages 10 and 6, who were stopped by police on their walk home from a park in suburban Maryland raises doubts about how much protection modern-day kids need. The children had permission from their parents to walk the one mile home. But Maryland local police insisted on giving them a ride and obviously perceived the terrain as dangerous.

Child maltreatment not a clear path to adult crime

Child maltreatment not a clear path to adult crime

Research has found a significant link between childhood abuse and neglect and crime in adulthood. But a recent University of Washington study finds that link all but disappears when accounting for other life factors.

Note: Hmm.  Another study that suggests that CPS is full of shit regarding one of their long held presuppositions.  Go figure.

Father sues Richland County Children Services

Father sues Richland County Children Services

An Ashland man has filed a civil lawsuit against Richland County Children Services, alleging the agency conspired for three years to take his daughter away from him.

Failing foster kids in SC

Failing foster kids in SC

Like most moms, Lindsey Beckenhauer says life can get chaotic around her home.

Judge Slams DCF Over Children Not Getting Care

Judge Slams DCF Over Children Not Getting Care

Florida’s Department of Children and Families has been notorious for its failures to protect children on its watch. Just this month, in yet the latest tragedy, five year-old Phoebe Jonchuck was thrown to her death from a bridge by her father, despite earlier calls to DCF’s hotline that the man was a danger to his children.

Ex-child-welfare workers sue for wrongful termination

Ex-child-welfare workers sue for wrongful termination

Five former Arizona child-welfare workers have filed suit against the state for what they call their wrongful termination amid an agency scandal, their attorney said Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

EDITORIAL: County’s child welfare response falls flat

EDITORIAL: County’s child welfare response falls flat

A sure sign that government lacks accountability: When public officials use taxpayer resources to shoot the messengers of news they don’t want to hear.

Foster children more likely to be abused than adopted, new report reveals

Foster children more likely to be abused than adopted, new report reveals

The full extent of the abuse faced by children in care is laid bare, with figures showing 365 foster children were reportedly abused last financial year by someone living in the home they were fostered to, according to the Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services.

National Children's Commissioner 'very concerned' by figures showing hundreds of kids in foster care abused

National Children's Commissioner 'very concerned' by figures showing hundreds of kids in foster care abused

Several hundred children in foster care were abused in the last year, new figures have revealed, prompting deep concern from National Children's Commissioner Megan Mitchell.

Mother accused of taking children to South Dakota reservation

Mother accused of taking children to South Dakota reservation

Wednesday is Cheyienna Nygaard’s second birthday and she hasn’t seen her father, Aarin Nygaard, for five months.

Phoenix Sinclair inquiry prompts Manitoba to keep kids out of CFS care

Phoenix Sinclair inquiry prompts Manitoba to keep kids out of CFS care

The Manitoba government is pledging to overhaul the province's child welfare system to keep more children, including aboriginal children, with their families and home communities rather than taking them into foster care.

Stepson of murder suspect fights to get sisters back from CPS

Stepson of murder suspect fights to get sisters back from CPS

After months of caring for his little sisters, a 22-year-old Mesa man said Child Protective Services has taken the girls without a warning or an explanation.


State investigates CPS placement of Dallas baby who was drowned

State investigates CPS placement of Dallas baby who was drowned

The state will investigate whether Child Protective Services mishandled the placement of a Dallas baby who was drowned this week, allegedly by the teenage daughter of her caregiver.

Lawmakers grill new CYFD chief on unspent funds for child welfare

Lawmakers grill new CYFD chief on unspent funds for child welfare

Gov. Susana Martinez's choice to head the department that oversees child welfare outlined her plans Tuesday to better protect endangered children during her first legislative hearing before the Senate Finance Committee.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Concerns over holes in system dealing with BC’s most vulnerable

Concerns over holes in system dealing with BC’s most vulnerable

There’s concern people dealing with the most vulnerable kids in our province don’t actually need any training to be a social worker in BC and the children’s watchdog calls that harmful.

Attorney: Rape of Foster Girl Caused by Systematic Failure

Attorney: Rape of Foster Girl Caused by Systematic Failure

As a Philadelphia man accused of raping his 7-year-old foster daughter prepares for his trial, the girl's lawyer is speaking out, claiming the placement agency put the girl in the home after the man was accused of inappropriately touching another child.

Illegal adoption agency charged with child trafficking

Illegal adoption agency charged with child trafficking

An illegal child adoption agency which allegedly worked to convince migrant domestic workers to give up newborns in return for facilitating travel back home has been accused of child trafficking and forging birth certificates. Zeina Abdullah, the owner of a migrant domestic worker recruitment agency, and two licensed Lebanese doctors were accused three weeks ago of child trafficking after an investigative reality show reported the case of a migrant worker who agreed to give up her child to the network. - See more at: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2015/Jan-28/285558-illegal-adoption-agency-charged-with-child-trafficking.ashx#sthash.D4Hgp87P.dpuf

Rise in social worker complaints

Rise in social worker complaints

There's been a slight increase in the number of formal complaints against registered social workers.

List of medical kidnappings happening now in America

List of medical kidnappings happening now in America

Where has America gone? President Obama is about to give a State of the Union address this evening, but the real state of the Union is that under Presidents Bush and Obama, America has descended into a runaway police state where citizens are considered "subjects" who must kow-tow to corporate-sponsored agendas or face the wrath of the state.

Social worker, former Boy Scouts leader accused of making child porn

Social worker, former Boy Scouts leader accused of making child porn

A man who has worked in two roles with small children was arrested and charged with child pornography charges.

Barrett bill protects custodial rights of deployed service members

Barrett bill protects custodial rights of deployed service members

State Rep. Tom Barrett today introduced legislation to protect the child-custody rights of servicemen and women who are deployed.

DHS sued for $950,000 after Troutdale foster dad, 32, has sex with foster child, 15

DHS sued for $950,000 after Troutdale foster dad, 32, has sex with foster child, 15

A 15-year-old girl whose 32-year-old Troutdale foster dad repeatedly had sex with her has filed a $950,000 lawsuit against him and the Oregon Department of Human Services.


Police apologise to a father for inaccurate report that led to a visit by social services

Police apologise to a father for inaccurate report that led to a visit by social services

SUSSEX Police have apologised to a father over an inaccurate report that was used in justifying a visit from social services over the welfare of his three-year-old daughter.

Group home girls target of sexual assaults

Group home girls target of sexual assaults

Young girls in a group home apparently have been the recent target of sexual assaults by males in an area known for drug activity.

Abuse fears for foster kids

Abuse fears for foster kids

NEARLY half of Australia’s foster children have changed families at least three times, and hundreds have been abused in care.


The Voiceless in a Failing System

The Voiceless in a Failing System

Imagine a teenager -- let's say she's a 13 years old with purple, butterfly hairpins -- who lacks a voice, a family and even a home. Now, stop imagining, because she's real and probably lives within 100 miles of you. I see her often in my line of work. The truth is, she exists all over our country, yet many of us remain unaware. We remain unaware of all of the young boys and girls who lack a voice, a family and/or a home because they remain in a system that leaves them powerless.


Why Human Traffickers Prey on Foster-Care Kids

Why Human Traffickers Prey on Foster-Care Kids

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. When you hear the word trafficking you might immediately think of young children in third world countries who are forced to be soldiers or sold to brothels or pimps for sex with wealthy Westerners. However, trafficking is not just an international problem but is rooted on our soil. Right here in the U.S., and particularly in large cities such as New York, some of our most vulnerable children, foster children, are victims.


Czechs fight for kids in Norway, but their own system bad

Czechs fight for kids in Norway, but their own system bad

Prague seems to be dutiful protector of Czech children, fighting for the rights of a Czech mother whose sons were taken from her in Norway, but children are taken from families in the Czech Republic far more often than in other European countries, weekly Respekt writes in its issue out Monday.

MANITOBA OUTLINES PLAN TO FIX CHILD-WELFARE SYSTEM AFTER MURDER OF FIVE-YEAR-OLD GIRL

MANITOBA OUTLINES PLAN TO FIX CHILD-WELFARE SYSTEM AFTER MURDER OF FIVE-YEAR-OLD GIRL

The province hopes to prevent another tragedy like the murder of Phoenix Sinclair, 5, at the hands of her mother and stepfather by providing families more financial support so kids don't end up in the child-welfare system.

CPS Placed Infant In Home Where She Drowned (Dallas, Texas)

CPS Placed Infant In Home Where She Drowned (Dallas, Texas)

Police confirmed that a 14-year-old relative intentionally drowned a 2-month-old child found dead Monday morning inside a South Dallas apartment. Child Protective Services had placed the infant in the home where she was killed.

Calls for investigation into social services wrongly removing vulnerable children

Calls for investigation into social services wrongly removing vulnerable children

MPs and foster carers have called for an investigation into claims a social services department wrongly removed vulnerable children.

Students from two-parent families achieve a grade level higher than children of single parents

Students from two-parent families achieve a grade level higher than children of single parents

Ludger Woessmann,  a professor of economics at the University of Munich and director of the Ifo Center for the Economics of Education, looked at data from the Programme for International Student Assessment to determine how the United States compares to other countries in achievement of children of single parents. He writes about his findings in a new article for Education Next.

We have a huge pro-CPS Propaganda campaign taking off.

Shame on the Associated Press for producing propaganda like this.  

Failings by All Three Branches of Our Federal Government Leave Abused and Neglected Children Vulnerable to Further Harm


Institutional neglect changes kids’ brain structure

Institutional neglect changes kids’ brain structure

Kids who were raised in a Romanian institution for abandoned children have smaller heads, smaller brains, and different white matter structure than similar kids who were moved into high-quality foster care at an early age.

Federal government failing to protect children, report says

Federal government failing to protect children, report says

The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Report blasts DCF for failure to meet fed standards

Report blasts DCF for failure to meet fed standards

Years before the Bay State’s child welfare system was beset by scandal, it was consistently falling short of national benchmarks, according to a scathing report slated for release today.


Free range parents meet with Child Protective Services

Free range parents meet with Child Protective Services

The local family that launched a global debate about parenting styles met with Child Protective Services in Rockville on Monday.

'Gurning' social worker held drugs binge party where boy aged THIRTEEN snorted cocaine

'Gurning' social worker held drugs binge party where boy aged THIRTEEN snorted cocaine

A social worker has quit her job in disgrace after she held an all-night drink and drugs party at which a boy aged 13 snorted cocaine.

Helicopter parents' harmful hovering at Northern Colorado

Helicopter parents' harmful hovering at Northern Colorado

The day a little bird decides to leave the nest is a huge event for parents; However, some parents refuse to completely let go, following their child right out the nest and into their early adulthood years.

A third of siblings in care 'forced to live apart'

A third of siblings in care 'forced to live apart'

More than a third (37%) of children in care in England who have siblings are having to live apart from any of them, suggests research by a charity.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

'DFYS' trying to improve, judge says in annual report

'DFYS' trying to improve, judge says in annual report

New Jersey's child welfare system received its 15th report card in nine years this week, evaluating its progress and improvement following a 1999 class-action lawsuit that alleged neglect of thousands of foster children, according to a report by NJ Advance Media.

Chennai man who killed foster mom gets 10-year RI

Chennai man who killed foster mom gets 10-year RI

An adopted son who hacked his mother to death has been sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment by a city court.

Missouri foster children are given higher-than-average amounts of psychiatric drugs

Missouri foster children are given higher-than-average amounts of psychiatric drugs

Numbers defined life in Missouri's foster care system for 15-year-old Mohannad. Nineteen psychologists. Five psychiatrists. Eleven different drugs. Six foster homes. Five hospitalizations.

How to sell a line of bullshit to the stupid people of England

I'm sorry for posting this link, but you need to understand how clueless the stupid people really are and how that plays into the existence of Child Protective Services in it's current failure of a form.
Council call for foster carers to take on the 'best job in the world' 
People who may feel they need a change of direction or new career in the New Year are being asked to think about fostering. 
Described as ‘the best job in the world’ by existing carers, fostering means looking after a child or children in your own home as if they were part of your family.
Note: It's like making a deal with the devil.  Don't let them fool you.

Foster parent to be sentenced February 5

Foster parent to be sentenced February 5

The fate of a Bloomfield foster parent found guilty of a series of sex-related charges will be determined in February.

Second teen accuses foster parent of sexual assault

Second teen accuses foster parent of sexual assault

A New Mexico foster parent is back in jail accused of sexually assaulting a second boy in his care. Manuel Preciado, 64, was served with an arrest warrant earlier this week after a 16-year-old came forward saying Preciado raped and molested him while he stayed in his Tucumcari home.

Texas not doing well by its children

Texas not doing well by its children

The news on the welfare of children in Texas is rarely good. A report released recently on the status of displaced children who live with extended family is a case in point.

Child Welfare Panel Proposes Changes to Clark County System

Child Welfare Panel Proposes Changes to Clark County System

A state panel looking into child welfare in Clark County has issued a preliminary set of recommendations on how to improve services.

Family Court judges named in suit filed by dads who lost custody, report says

Family Court judges named in suit filed by dads who lost custody, report says

Five state family court judges have become defendants in a lawsuit filed by some fathers who say they received unfair and unconstitutional treatment in child custody proceedings, the New Jersey Law Journal reported.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Adoptive father sentenced 100 years for child sex abuse

Adoptive father sentenced 100 years for child sex abuse

An Oklahoma City man was sentenced to 100 years in prison Thursday for over 20 counts of child sex abuse.

Woman says DHHR caseworker had sex with son

Woman says DHHR caseworker had sex with son

A woman is suing over claims her minor son’s caseworker had sexual relations with him.

Author of damning report into Scotland's child protection system slams SNP for taking no action on her findings

Author of damning report into Scotland's child protection system slams SNP for taking no action on her findings

AUTHOR Jackie Brock said SNP ministers had taken "little or no" action since her report warned more action was needed to close gaps in Scotland's child protection system.


Maine Voices: King’s words point to need to address harms to Native Americans

Maine Voices: King’s words point to need to address harms to Native Americans

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday this week, let us move beyond the tired soundbites repeated each year, and reflect more deeply on the full meaning of his message.

32 Hilarious Reasons to Call Child Protective Services

32 Hilarious Reasons to Call Child Protective Services

Funny pictures and GIFs of people who really can't get the parenting thing right.

Note: It's sad that people are dumb enough to think that it's cool to make stupid slide shows like this.

I-Team: DFCS investigates worker with 3 arrests

I-Team: DFCS investigates worker with 3 arrests

The Department of Family and Children's Services case workers make life changing decisions that affect families all across Georgia.

Christine Korenthal: Parenting by law: a bad idea for society

Christine Korenthal: Parenting by law: a bad idea for society

“There ought to be a law.” These words are uttered so often these days among people who think their personal belief or preference on a matter constitutes creating another law to impose their will upon the entire population.

Royal Commission to investigate child abuse in foster care

Royal Commission to investigate child abuse in foster care

A new line of inquiry into the sexual abuse of children while in foster care will be initiated by the Royal Commission into Child Sex Abuse.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Denver caseworker charged with falsifying records in fatality case

Denver caseworker charged with falsifying records in fatality case

A former Denver child protection worker falsified records to make it look like she had checked on a newborn baby later beaten to death even though she did nothing to protect the infant, the district attorney's office said Wednesday.

Child Abuse Hotline call dismissed before girl thrown off bridge

Child Abuse Hotline call dismissed before girl thrown off bridge

The head of the Department of Children and Families made his first appearance before a Senate oversight committee since a 5-year-old was thrown off a bridge by her distraught father. Senators were told a different response to a hotline call could have dramatically changed the outcome that day two weeks ago.

Vermont DCF chief raises concerns about child protection bill


The head of the Department for Children and Families is concerned that a proposed law to hold caregivers accountable for failing to protect a child might not be effective.

Caseworker in fatal child abuse case charged

Caseworker in fatal child abuse case charged

A former human services caseworker was charged Thursday in connection to a fatal child abuse case.


Note: They always look so cute in their mug shots.

Foster parents reveal shortcomings in children’s services in Northamptonshire

Foster parents reveal shortcomings in children’s services in Northamptonshire

A series of reports about a young girl, who was subject to sexual abuse at the hands of her birth mother and members of her birth mother’s family, has been shown to the Chronicle & Echo by the child’s foster parents in order to highlight poor practices at the council in the run-up to its ‘inadequate’ 2013 Ofsted report.

N.J. caseworker attack could scare away workers who protect kids, federal monitor warns

N.J. caseworker attack could scare away workers who protect kids, federal monitor warns

With child welfare employees still reeling from the recent violent assault on a caseworker by a parent she supervised, safety fears could undermine the state's ability "to maintain a stable and high-quality workforce," the court-appointed federal monitor of New Jersey's child protection system said today.

''Drug addicts don't make bad parents'' social worker told disgruntled dad of 'at risk' 4-year-old


A council has been slammed after a social worker told a disgruntled father "drug addicts don't make bad parents."

Parents take newborn baby from hospital without permission

Parents take newborn baby from hospital without permission

Parents of a newborn baby caused a panic at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale on Thursday when they took the baby from the hospital without permission, according to a spokesman for Banner Health.



Cassandra C. may move to group home after current round of chemo

Cassandra C. may move to group home after current round of chemo

Cassandra C. is still undergoing chemotherapy, against her will, after the Connecticut Department of Children and Families took custody of the 17-year-old.

Note: This is sick, traumatize the poor kid by forcing her into chemo then lock her away from her parents.  Way to go DCF.

Report: Texas CPS is Failing to Protect the State’s Most Vulnerable Children

Report: Texas CPS is Failing to Protect the State’s Most Vulnerable Children

Kristopher Sharp entered the foster care system in Texas when he was 10 years old. Until he aged out of the system at 18, he was placed in 20 different foster homes, mostly group homes. Along the way, he suffered abuse. He says face-to-face visits with Child Protective Services caseworkers were rare.

Lawmakers: Kids not always first in child protection system, county workers need more info

Lawmakers: Kids not always first in child protection system, county workers need more info

A group of Minnesota lawmakers offered options Wednesday for strengthening a state child-protection system that advocates say has strayed from always putting kids first.

Over-protective parenting may be seeping into child welfare laws

Over-protective parenting may be seeping into child welfare laws

When I was a little kid I had a friend named Bobby. He was a year or two younger than me and the boys I played with but he liked to hang around with us.

Woman charged with involuntary manslaughter in adopted daughter's neglect death

Woman charged with involuntary manslaughter in adopted daughter's neglect death

A Wyoming woman is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the March death of her adopted 18-month-old child.


Lawmakers Pressed To Approve Lawsuit Against DCF In Child's Abuse Death

Lawmakers Pressed To Approve Lawsuit Against DCF In Child's Abuse Death

Lawyers for the estate of child-abuse victim Athena Angeles are pressing the legislature to permit her father's $20 million wrongful-death claim to proceed against the Department of Children and Families, noting the claims commissioner hasn't acted since the request was filed 27 months ago.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Police to comb south Brooklyn, Staten Island in search of Patrick Alford, a troubled young boy who vanished 5 years ago

Police to comb south Brooklyn, Staten Island in search of Patrick Alford, a troubled young boy who vanished 5 years ago

The NYPD will distribute flyers in English and Spanish bearing photos of what child looked like in 2010 and an 'age-progression photo' of what he may look like at age 12. Authorities hope someone who has stayed silent since 2010 will finally come forward.

Patrick Alford Age Enhanced Photo

There is a $12,000 reward for info that could lead to finding Patrick. Anybody with a tip should call Crimestoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

In wake of boy's death, changes to Minnesota child protection system proposed

In wake of boy's death, changes to Minnesota child protection system proposed

Shocked by cases of overlooked child abuse, a bipartisan group of Minnesota lawmakers moved Wednesday to revamp the state's child- protection laws.


N.J. mom can sue 'DYFS' employees, judge says

N.J. mom can sue 'DYFS' employees, judge says

A Phillipsburg mother has won the right to sue state employees who charged her with child abuse after her husband allegedly stabbed her and kidnapped their child.

A case for self-defense against Child Protective Services

A case for self-defense against Child Protective Services

In an ongoing case described in three articles at Reason, Danielle Meitiv, a Maryland mother of two was reported to Child Protective Services for letting her children, ages 10 and 6, play in a park two blocks from their house and walk to and from unsupervised by an adult. Two agents showed up at her house to inform her that this is illegal. (In fact, it is not illegal, let alone immoral.) She then called CPS and was told that “judges have interpreted the law to include parks—in spite of the fact that the language is VERY clear about enclosed spaces—so a cop could charge us $500, or a judge could give us 30 days in jail, if my daughter is without supervision at the park.” We have a mother who wants her children to learn to operate independently and get some exercise. The state, on the other hand, would rather use the fact that she is not with them every step of the way as a pretext for extortion or kidnapping and caging. The reasoning here boggles the mind; “spend time with your kids or we'll make sure you can't for a month!,” say the agents of the state.

Dubai kid calls abuse hotline on dad who did not give chocolate


This is exactly what Mohammed [not his real name] did when his father refused to buy him chocolates, according to Boshra Qaid, Head of Children, Youth and Women's Division in Community Development Authority, as reported by 'Al Royya' newspaper.

Cops, Group Homes and Criminalized Kids

Cops, Group Homes and Criminalized Kids

Allyson Bendell wasn’t always the most well behaved girl, but that didn’t make her a criminal either.

In the world of group homes, however, where staff who are often undertrained and overwhelmed try to manage the severe behaviors that foster youth disproportionately exhibit, calling the police, for some, has become a go-to method for controlling kids. A new law that went into affect the first of the new year is trying to change all that by forestalling excessive calls to police and, in so doing, mitigating the stigmatizing effect that contact with law enforcement invariably has on these youngsters.

Pope Francis and the Mystery of Manila’s Vanishing Street Children

Pope Francis and the Mystery of Manila’s Vanishing Street Children

Was the Philippine capital really purged of unsightly urchins for the Pope's recent visit, as media reports allege?


Family says they’re being harassed after they adopted a child

Family says they’re being harassed after they adopted a child

A Galesburg couple is fighting online harassment from a family member of their adopted son.  

Note: the poor things.  Stop adopting stolen children and you will not have these problems.  For those of you who do, remember there is probably a pissed off family member who will want that kid back.  

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Doberman mauls foster child with fear of dogs

Doberman mauls foster child with fear of dogs

A 10-year-old with a fear of dogs was allegedly bitten by one of his foster family’s Doberman Pinschers, the child’s attorney said.

A Brief History Of "Satanic Panic" In The 1980s

A Brief History Of "Satanic Panic" In The 1980s

In the 1980s, allegations of ritual abuse at a preschool in Southern California led to the longest, most expensive trial in U.S. history. The McMartin Preschool case — which resulted in zero convictions — became emblematic of a much more widespread phenomenon known as Satanic Panic.

New child protective laws may add burdens on school districts

New child protective laws may add burdens on school districts

Sweeping changes to state laws designed to protect children from abuse will likely result in more paperwork, greater costs and the risk of deterring volunteers as local school districts try to grapple with the regulations.

Ex-child welfare manager busted for possession of child porn

Ex-child welfare manager busted for possession of child porn

BC College of Social Workers Former child welfare manager Edward Berry was busted in mid-December for child porn.

Ofsted 'blinkered' on child protection, say councils

Ofsted 'blinkered' on child protection, say councils

Ofsted's approach to inspecting child protection services in England is "blinkered", say council leaders.

World’s Worst Mom: Stop criminalizing good parents

World’s Worst Mom: Stop criminalizing good parents

Two Maryland parents stand accused of doing the unthinkable: They trusted their kids, 10 and 6, to walk home from the park. The children got about halfway there when someone saw them and called the cops.

Queens College students win IBM contest by creating a virtual caseworker to help overburdened child welfare system

Queens College students win IBM contest by creating a virtual caseworker to help overburdened child welfare system

The CUNY-IBM Watson Case Competition challenged students to create an idea for an application that would improve city services. Student Nekita Singh, Kimberly Sy and Lizeth Mejia said they were motivated by shocking statistics showing abused city kids are at high risk of future abuse.

‘Dual-Status’ Youths: Broken Kids, Broken System

‘Dual-Status’ Youths: Broken Kids, Broken System

“Status.” Webster’s defines it as “high position or rank in society.” Yet for many young people, this could not be further from the truth. In the language of social workers and court systems, “dual-status” youths are young people who are involved in the juvenile justice system and child welfare system.

Couple reunited with their son FIFTY YEARS after he was put up for adoption

Couple reunited with their son FIFTY YEARS after he was put up for adoption 

Nowadays, more than half of children in the UK are born out of wedlock, but five decades ago the outlook for an unmarried mother was bleak.

Teens' escape from Staten Island youth program is only latest security flub at borough's residential facilities

Teens' escape from Staten Island youth program is only latest security flub at borough's residential facilities

A 16-year-old girl who went missing in Manhattan on Christmas night while in the care of a city-run residential facility for troubled youth remains unaccounted for nearly a month later.

Family Court magistrate suspended after objecting to gay parents

Family Court magistrate suspended after objecting to gay parents

A magistrate has been suspended – after he objected to a gay couple being permitted to adopt a child.


Garrett appeals to committee for bill limiting use of isolation, restraints on school children

Garrett appeals to committee for bill limiting use of isolation, restraints on school children

Sen. Tom Garrett, R-Buckingham, joined parents and advocates Monday in making emotional appeals to limit the use of restraints and isolation against school children.


Father wants DFCS worker charged after spending 7 months in jail


A Gwinnett County father cleared after spending seven months in jail now wants police to charge the state worker who accused him of attacking her.




Legislator calls for more DCS oversight

Legislator calls for more DCS oversight

An Arizona legislator says there are not clear rules that spell out the conditions under which the state can remove children from your custody.

The Ethics of International Adoption?

The Ethics of International Adoption?

It is a truism of American life that talking about race makes many of us uncomfortable. Less well-acknowledged, though no less true, is that the practice of adoption makes us uncomfortable too. After all, it was standard practice through much of the 20th century that adoptive parents hid the fact from their own children. Writing the cover story in the New York Times magazine section, Maggie Jones brings these two issues together in an essay titled "Her Choice Was No Choice at All."

7 HOMESCHOOL KIDS 'STOLEN' BY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES

7 HOMESCHOOL KIDS 'STOLEN' BY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES

Seven homeschooled children in an Arkansas family have been taken into custody by deputies after authorities reported they found in their home a mineral supplement that was not approved by the federal government.

Inspections into council child abuse failings ‘are too narrow’

Inspections into council child abuse failings ‘are too narrow’

Every organisation involved in tackling child abuse and neglect should be subjected to examinations by Ofsted inspectors, local government leaders claimed today.

Child welfare workers off hook for exam’s cost

Child welfare workers off hook for exam’s cost

The union representing the state’s child welfare social workers is claiming victory after forcing the Department of Children and Families to cover the cost of a licensing exam, a long-held practice it stopped last July just as lawmakers ordered that all workers must pass the test.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Foster child who was afraid of animals placed in home with Dobermans, then mauled, suit says

Foster child who was afraid of animals placed in home with Dobermans, then mauled, suit says

A 10-year-old foster child who had a fear of animals was nonetheless placed in a Gresham foster home that also served as a Doberman Pinscher rescue and then was mauled in the face by one of the dogs, according to a $900,000 lawsuit.

Review: Deficiencies at DCF uncorrected

Review: Deficiencies at DCF uncorrected

DCF has failed to make good on critical reforms to protect the state’s most vulnerable children, according to a Herald review that found the agency did not do required monthly checks on nearly 5,000 kids, still has no idea how many convicts live in foster homes and has yet to report more than 100 runaways to an online database that tracks missing youths.

Chemo controversy causes threats to hospital, DCF

Chemo controversy causes threats to hospital, DCF

The chemo controversy surrounding 17-year-old Cassandra of Windsor Locks has gone into the national spotlight.

Alice Bernard, Louisiana's last known living Orphan Train rider, dies at 98

Alice Bernard, Louisiana's last known living Orphan Train rider, dies at 98

Alice Kearns Geoffroy Bernard, the last known living Orphan Train rider in Louisiana, died Saturday (Jan. 17) in Lafayette. She was 98.


Number of children going missing from foster care rises by a third

Number of children going missing from foster care rises by a third

Ofsted's review of fostering in England from 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2014 has revealed that the number of instances of children going missing has continued to rise. There were 13,305 instances of children going missing during 2013-14; an increase of 36%. The large majority of this increase was attributed to children going missing in Independent Fostering Agencies (IFAs).

RIP Leonard Henderson - The Grandfather of Family Rights

I am devastated after receiving the following message from Roz McAllister of the American Family Rights Association.  We lost one of the greatest, the Grandfather of Family Rights and co-founder of AFRA himself Leonard Henderson who died of natural causes on January 1st 2015.


It is with great sadness that I must inform everyone of the death of the remaining founder of American Family Rights Association (www.familyrightsassociation.com). 
Leonard was a dear friend of many. His leadership created the best source of help for parents who are under attack by CPS agencies. His facebook groups cover everything from news to help groups in many states, and reform and activist groups. 
Leonard suffered with a lung disease for many years. He has been bedridden for the last few years. On January 1st, he could finally catch his breath and fill his lungs with the crystal clear air of Heaven, for there was waiting for him a very special place! 
Goodbye my friend and "Big Brother". See you later!
My heart and prayers goes out to Leonard and his family, and we all thank him for the help he brought to the families who have become victims of CPS.

RIP my friend.  You will be missed.

Arizona child protection officials kidnap 7 children then issue gag order to keep parents quiet

Arizona child protection officials kidnap 7 children then issue gag order to keep parents quiet

Two Arizona parents say state Child Protective Services officials have essentially kidnapped seven of their children after one child died mysteriously while in the care of a babysitter friend months ago, though no criminal charges have been filed and no autopsy report has been issued by the medical examiner's office.

Montgomery County neglect inquiry shines spotlight on ‘free-range’ parenting

Montgomery County neglect inquiry shines spotlight on ‘free-range’ parenting

Two days after the story of their children’s unsupervised walk home from a park became the latest flash point in an ongoing cultural debate about what constitutes responsible parenting, Danielle and Alexander Meitiv were still explaining their “old-fashioned” methods of child-rearing.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Marijuana is Safer than Child Protective Services - Baby LK Report For January 18th 2015

Grandmother who supports corporal punishment banned as foster carer

Grandmother who supports corporal punishment banned as foster carer

A QUEENSLAND grandmother has been banned from being a foster carer after voicing her support for corporal punishment, saying “sensible discipline is a form of love”.

CPS once again faces overhaul, but leaders say this one is different

CPS once again faces overhaul, but leaders say this one is different

Every two years, the Texas Legislature tries to fix Child Protective Services.

Since 2005, the Legislature has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into hiring caseworkers. CPS has reorganized its operations, amped up recruitment, retrained its employees, bought new technology, worked to find more foster homes and dabbled with privatizing its services. And yet, the agency continues to struggle.

DCF secretary promises changes after child murder

DCF secretary promises changes after child murder

The secretary of Florida's Department of Children and Families promised swift changes Monday in how the agency responds to potential child abuse cases, but Mike Carroll said he's not sure if the changes would have saved Phoebe Jonchuck's life.


Saturday, January 17, 2015

2 Teens Charged With Homicide In Group Home Assault

2 Teens Charged With Homicide In Group Home Assault

Two teen residents of a Pittsburgh group home have now been charged with criminal homicide in the assault of a third resident, a 16-year-old boy.

Hearing continued for teen charged in group home assault

Hearing continued for teen charged in group home assault

A hearing for a Bemidji teen charged in connection with an assault at a Grand Rapids group home has been continued to Feb. 2.

CPS does little to earn public trust

CPS does little to earn public trust

Like no other state agency, Child Protective Services must navigate an impossible path.

Abuse inquiry to focus on foster care

Abuse inquiry to focus on foster care

A national inquiry is about to lift the lid on foster care - a mostly hidden system in which more than 20,000 children are potentially vulnerable to abuse.

Children in Danger : Foster Care , A Father's Story



Children in Danger : Foster Care , A Father's Story

Finding Yolanda: Doctor's approach helps foster youth emerge from drug-induced haze

Finding Yolanda: Doctor's approach helps foster youth emerge from drug-induced haze

When Yolanda Vasquez was 12, her speech was so slurred doctors planned to clip the bottom of her tongue.

But the young girl didn't need surgery to find her voice.

After a decade in California foster care, Yolanda had become so medicated with psychiatric drugs, she practically lost the ability to speak.

String of system failures preceded suicidal 6-year-old's death

String of system failures preceded suicidal 6-year-old's death

Child protection workers and care providers failed to work together for more than a year to safeguard 6-year-old Kendrea Johnson, despite knowing she was severely mentally ill and living in a chaotic Brooklyn Park foster home, according to city and county records and a source familiar with the case.


DSS lawsuit claims abuse and neglect

DSS lawsuit claims abuse and neglect

A 77 page federal lawsuit names South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and the State Director for DSS with claims of the state failing to protect children in foster care.

‘Marijuana is safer than Child Protective Services!'

‘Marijuana is safer than Child Protective Services!'

A Washington state couple who use medical marijuana and own a marijuana dispensary have been reunited with their five-year-old son after losing custody, with child protective services saying they were not fit parents because they were high all the time.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Foster mom killed 3-year-old boy with morphine dose, Augusta officials say

Foster mom killed 3-year-old boy with morphine dose, Augusta officials say

An Augusta woman is in jail after being indicted on two murder charges.

Pope says 'ideological colonization' threatens traditional family

Pope says 'ideological colonization' threatens traditional family

Pope Francis on Friday warned against an "ideological colonization of the family," a reference to gay marriage around the world and to a heated debate in the Philippines about a government population control plan.

Woman accused of killing foster child back in court

Woman accused of killing foster child back in court

The foster parent accused of killing an 11 month old baby in her care was back in court today. 20 year old Sydney White now has a preliminary hearing set.

State takes action against Antioch foster mother after youth's death

State takes action against Antioch foster mother after youth's death

State social services officials have moved to revoke an Antioch woman's right to care for foster children, stating she "failed to provide adequate care and supervision" for a 16-year-old who died in his sleep after showing signs he was heavily sedated.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Teens charged with homicide in death at Carrick group home

Teens charged with homicide in death at Carrick group home

A lack of oxygen to the brain caused the death of a teenager who was allegedly beaten with a vacuum and choked during a fight inside a Carrick youth home on Saturday night, and the two teens accused have been charged with homicide, officials confirmed Thursday.

Social media reacts to 'free-range parenting'

Social media reacts to 'free-range parenting'

A WUSA9 report that a Montgomery County couple is under investigation for child neglect for letting their children walk unaccompanied around their neighborhood has sparked a firestorm reaction on social media.

Stop bashing the parents

Stop bashing the parents

There has been a child welfare system crisis every decade in Illinois since the 1970s. The current focus on what ails the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is, at last, about the kids, not their presumably awful parents. That’s fortunate, because the only way to change the child welfare system, including its understaffed, yet expensive, residential care component, is to stop blaming the parents and start working with them constructively to keep families together.

Bill would increase access to adoption records

Bill would increase access to adoption records

A bill that would give adopted Indiana residents easier access to their birth records is headed to the full Senate despite concerns about its potential impact on biological mothers.

Our First Foster Care Placement - OMFG I'm so sorry for posting this link.

I'm sorry for posting this link and I suggest you hold onto your lunch before clicking, but it's just so cute how new foster parents are just so naive in thinking that they're saving the world one child at a time when really their aiding and abetting the Child Protective Industry in a child trafficking operation.  It cracks me up when a new foster parent tells you how they're doing God's work when they're really making a deal with the devil.  And she doesn't even show a bit of empathy for the real parents.

A week down the road a bio-family member will come forward, she'll go into a panic, loose the kid and scream out against the injustice!  She'll fight tooth and nail, 

You mark my words!


Yes, you read that right...we have our first foster care placement! This last week has been a whirlwind and I still can't believe we have a baby girl at home now. 

Whistle-blowing social workers disillusioned as concerns about abusive or dangerous practice are ignored

Whistle-blowing social workers disillusioned as concerns about abusive or dangerous practice are ignored

Over half of social workers have witnessed dangerous systems in their workplace, yet less than 15% feel they would be supported if they raised concerns, according to Community Care’s whistle-blowing survey.

Foster Care: Where Precious Children Go To Die

Foster Care: Where Precious Children Go To Die

Across America the push is on to find more foster care homes for children who have been removed from their family.

Why are we criminalizing childhood independence?

Why are we criminalizing childhood independence?

Good thing I don’t live in Montgomery County. Because the cops, apparently, would be at my door.

Sunset Commission votes for nearly 100 changes to DFPS

Sunset Commission votes for nearly 100 changes to DFPS

This legislative session could bring big changes to the Department of Family and Protective Services. The Sunset Advisory Commission voted to change the state agency which oversees Child Protective Services.

U.K. celebrity chef wins B.C. custody battle; child ordered returned from Coquitlam

U.K. celebrity chef wins B.C. custody battle; child ordered returned from Coquitlam

A London-based celebrity chef has won an international custody battle after using child abduction laws to have his toddler returned to him from the Vancouver area.



Additional sex charges filed on foster parent

Additional sex charges filed on foster parent

A former Tucumcari foster parent already facing five felony charges related to sexual contact with a minor has been charged with nine more felony counts of sexual penetration and contact of a minor, state police and Quay County Magistrate Court records show.


'More children go missing' from foster carers

'More children go missing' from foster carers

There was a large increase in the instances of children going missing from foster homes last year, Ofsted statistics show.

DFCS has no problem with investigator's criminal record

DFCS has no problem with investigator's criminal record

A state investigator responsible for ensuring the safety of Georgia's children can be convicted of forgery and pulling a gun in a road rage incident and still keep her job. That's the answer from the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services to questions raised by the 11Alive Investigators.

Union County man accused of sexually assaulting a child was a longtime foster parent

Union County man accused of sexually assaulting a child was a longtime foster parent

The Union County man indicted by a grand jury this month on seven felony counts of sexual assault and abuse of a child was for years a foster parent in Dongola who associates say cared for more than 40 children over 20 years.

Parents investigated for neglect after letting kids walk home alone

Parents investigated for neglect after letting kids walk home alone

It was a one-mile walk home from a Silver Spring park on Georgia Avenue on a Saturday afternoon. But what the parents saw as a moment of independence for their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter, they say authorities viewed much differently.

Brain injury to boy in foster care prompts lawsuit against county, state

Brain injury to boy in foster care prompts lawsuit against county, state

The mother and maternal grandparents of a boy who suffered severe brain injury in 2012 while in foster care are suing Nevada and Clark County.

Caregivers who fail to report child abuse could face felony charges under proposed legislation

Caregivers who fail to report child abuse could face felony charges under proposed legislation

Any caregiver who knows a child is in danger of abuse but doesn't report it could face a felony charge carrying a 10-year penalty under pending state legislation.

Pope Francis’ Visit To The Philippines: Street Children Rounded Up, Caged To ‘Clean Up’ Manila Streets

Pope Francis’ Visit To The Philippines: Street Children Rounded Up, Caged To ‘Clean Up’ Manila Streets

Street children as young as 5 are being rounded up in the streets of Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, ahead of the five-day visit of Pope Francis to the country. The children are being herded into the city’s notorious detention centers under appalling conditions as part of effort to “clean up” the streets ahead of the pontiff’s arrival on January 15.



Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Man gets 4 years behind bars for pulling child's teeth out


A Schoharie County man accused of using a pair of pliers to pull three teeth from an eight year old's mouth was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday, with three years of post-release supervision.

Sunset panel urges removal of paperwork, other burdens on CPS workers

Sunset panel urges removal of paperwork, other burdens on CPS workers

A panel that periodically looks at the efficiency of state agencies urged Wednesday that lawmakers repeal about 100 laws that impose paperwork burdens and other requirements on already overburdened Child Protective Services workers.

Support seen for grandmother charged with kidnapping

Support seen for grandmother charged with kidnapping

The boyfriend of a woman accused of kidnapping her grandchildren last week has denied the state’s charges, saying that Cinnamon Kelly, Villas, had parental permission to have custody of the two toddlers when she took them to Pennsylvania.

Agency withdraws care order for ‘vulnerable’ teenager

Agency withdraws care order for ‘vulnerable’ teenager

The Child and Family Agency has withdrawn an application to extend an interim care order for a teenager with whom they were “achieving nothing”.

KAC views $15 million cut as assault on child welfare

KAC views $15 million cut as assault on child welfare

The Kansas government's profound budget deficit affirms the worst for Shannon Cotsoradis.

In the eyes of some politicians, she said, the health and welfare of children can be a necessary sacrifice in advancement of an economic philosophy striving to deliver prosperity to all through large, sustained reductions in income taxes. Gov. Sam Brownback and fellow Republicans in the Legislature pushed through supply-side tax cuts in 2012 and 2013 that dramatically reduced state revenue. They haven't sparked enough growth to balance the budget.

We must stop turning children against divorced fathers

We must stop turning children against divorced fathers

The story made headlines last October. Left-field events like this happen so rarely that they almost always get onto the front page.

Sentencing set for man who used pliers to pull child's teeth

Sentencing set for man who used pliers to pull child's teeth

A Schoharie County man accused of using a pair of pliers to pull three teeth from an eight year old's mouth is expected to be sentenced Wednesday.

Child Protective Services and the Business of Taking Your Children

Child Protective Services and the Business of Taking Your Children

Across the country, children are being taken from loving homes by government agencies collectively known as Child Protective Services. Although these agencies are supposed to protect children, they are actually the engine that drives a multi-billion dollar industry.

Report: More Arizona kids than ever separated from families

Report: More Arizona kids than ever separated from families

Arizona's new child-welfare agency hasn't triggered an immediate turnaround in children's fortunes as more kids than ever have been separated from their families, a new report shows.

ACTIVISTS: SCHOOLS MUST TEACH SEX CONSENT TO KINDERGARTNERS

ACTIVISTS: SCHOOLS MUST TEACH SEX CONSENT TO KINDERGARTNERS

Fresh off a victory in getting a law passed that regulates sexual encounters between students on college campuses, feminist activists in California are now pushing for instruction on sexual “consent” for children starting in kindergarten.

Human Services Officials Alerted to Kids Who Play with Pythons

Human Services Officials Alerted to Kids Who Play with Pythons

The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office has initiated an investigation after viral video shows toddler playing with Burmese python.

How South Carolina’s Foster Care System Is Failing The Most Vulnerable Kids

How South Carolina’s Foster Care System Is Failing The Most Vulnerable Kids

Longstanding allegations of physical assault by staff, feces on a shower floor for more than a month, doling out of expired food, and the withholding of medication have amounted to a federal case against South Carolina’s foster care program.

Rep. David Linsky says it’s time to act on DCF report

Rep. David Linsky says it’s time to act on DCF report

State child welfare officials raised red flags about dozens of foster homes where criminals live but didn’t remove any kids — instead ordering social workers to put them under “increased observation.”

Local Family's Foreign Adoption Troubles Drag On



The Marklowitz family already has five kids, and because they have more than enough love in their hearts, they've got room for one more. We spoke with them two years ago when they began running into road blocks to bring home their son, Shadrach, from Liberia in Africa.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Are inexperienced social workers being given too much responsibility?

Are inexperienced social workers being given too much responsibility?

Community Care’s biggest ever stress survey has prompted mixed responses from the sector, from social workers who agree with the 80% who feel stress is affecting their ability to do their job, to sector leaders claiming it doesn’t provide a national picture.

Caregiver fears for kids' safety after address leaked

Caregiver fears for kids' safety after address leaked

A local caregiver fears for her and her kids' safety after her confidential address was leaked in court documents. The information led the biological mother, who lost custody, straight to the kids.


2 groups file federal lawsuit against South Carolina DSS

2 groups file federal lawsuit against South Carolina DSS

Two nonprofit organizations filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday against South Carolina’s Department of Social Services, acting on behalf of children in the agency’s care.

Many young adults who age out of BC’s foster care system still struggling: report

Many young adults who age out of BC’s foster care system still struggling: report

How are young adults who have spent time in BC’s foster care system doing after they age out of the system?

Data Collection of Personal Information of Children OK, But Not for Audlts


California has jumped into the social policy experimentation game by proposing the construction of I see CPS in your future an algorithm to miraculously predict future human behavior. 


Child abuse victim unfairly denied legal representation, judge rules

Child abuse victim unfairly denied legal representation, judge rules

A child abuse victim was unfairly denied legal representation at a major inquiry into alleged historical offences at care homes, a High Court judge has ruled.

Students propose changes to address foster care issues

Students propose changes to address foster care issues

Sometimes it is mere sibling curiosity: How was school? Do you have any new friends? What would you like for your birthday? Other days, the motivation of an older brother’s interest is more profound: Do they treat you well? Are you happy? Safe?

Facebook launches Amber Alerts to help find missing children

Facebook launches Amber Alerts to help find missing children

Facebook users in the U.S. will soon receive Amber Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them.

Note: Most Amber Alerts are issued against a parent you know.

Legislator wants new law to notify parents of daycare abuse investigations

Legislator wants new law to notify parents of daycare abuse investigations

A Maine lawmaker is fighting to change state law to make sure parents know about any daycare abuse investigation involving their own child.

West Palm Police: Woman punched officer as baby removed by DCF

West Palm Police: Woman punched officer as baby removed by DCF

A woman who was having her 2-year-old boy removed by investigators with the Department of Children and Families was arrested Friday after she allegedly punched a West Palm Beach police officer.

Can an algorithm predict child abuse? LA county child welfare officials are trying to find out

Can an algorithm predict child abuse? LA county child welfare officials are trying to find out

The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services has long been under fire for its handling of child abuse cases. At times it was criticized for leaving children in unsafe homes; at other times for tearing too many families apart.

Rotherham child abuse victims unsafe to return to town

Rotherham child abuse victims unsafe to return to town

The majority of child abuse victims who have been moved out of Rotherham for their own safety will have to remain in care for the foreseeable future, a review has concluded.

County denies claims contained in federal lawsuit

County denies claims contained in federal lawsuit

Lackawanna County’s child-protection agency denies knowing a Wilkes-Barre couple’s adopted son had a history of sexual abuse when the agency placed a 7-year-old boy in foster care with the couple, according to its response to a federal lawsuit.

Over 130 children spent Christmas with nowhere to call home as local authorities struggled to recruit foster carers

I know.  I know.  The following link will bring you to a type of propaganda known as Pro-CPS bullshit.  The make the problem look like there aren't enough foster homes for all of the kids they snatch.  The real problem is that they're snatching too many kids and not helping the families who can be saved and over-loading the system with more kids than they can possibly handle.

But who am I to judge?

Over 130 children spent Christmas with nowhere to call home as local authorities struggled to recruit foster carers 
THE new figures were revealed as Barnardo's Scotland launched a campaign to recruit more than 850 carers in a bid to help alleviate the carer shortfall across the UK.

Contra Costa County foster youth's mysterious death under investigation

Contra Costa County foster youth's mysterious death under investigation

A 16-year-old foster youth who was taking psychotropic medications was found dead in his bed late last month -- and now police and state social services officials are investigating why he didn't receive medical care after he showed signs of being heavily impaired.

Children in crises: why stronger protection systems must be adopted

Children in crises: why stronger protection systems must be adopted

During the Sierra Leone war, an estimated 10,000 children were recruited or used by armed forces and groups, and at least 692,000 children suffered sexual abuse. In 2002, almost half the states engaged in conflict were using children under the age of 15 in their armed forces. But amid the devastation of war, children are often forgotten with the full extent of their suffering only emerging afterwards.

Indiana Democrats push for hiring of more child welfare workers

Indiana Democrats push for hiring of more child welfare workers

Note: And if it wasn't these damn feminazi progressive liberal's calling for more CPS Agents to steal your kids, it would be those silly Republican neo-con's on a mission from God!  You don't win either way.

The top Democrat in the Indiana Senate says the Pence administration needs to direct more money to the Department of Child Services so that it follows the state law setting workload standards for case managers.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Lawsuit: DSS fails to provide for SC children's basic needs

Lawsuit: DSS fails to provide for SC children's basic needs

South Carolina's embattled child welfare agency is endangering kids under its supervision by failing to provide them with basic health care and the right kind of attention, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday.

Families SA 'failing' children in care

Families SA 'failing' children in care

South Australia's child protection authorities have come under fresh pressure as figures reveal more vulnerable children are being left in emergency housing.

Teen on life support after attack at Carrick group home, police say

Teen on life support after attack at Carrick group home, police say

Two teens are facing attempted homicide charges after allegedly beating another teen Saturday night at the Circle C Group Home in Carrick, Pittsburgh police said.

Social Services docks subsidy over Facebook “joke”

Social Services docks subsidy over Facebook “joke”

A 39-year-old Tomar woman claims to have lost her right to vital RSI funding all because of a jokey photo she posted on Facebook.

Note: This is slightly off topic, but it proves that Big Brother is watching you on Facebook.

Suit Alleges Widespread Deficiencies in South Carolina Foster Care

Suit Alleges Widespread Deficiencies in South Carolina Foster Care

In a new challenge to South Carolina’s embattled foster care program, child-welfare activists filed a lawsuit in federal court on Monday claiming that widespread deficiencies in the system have endangered thousands of children.

Missouri Family Maintains They’re Victims of “Medical Kidnapping”

Missouri Family Maintains They’re Victims of “Medical Kidnapping”

Nearly a year after a Missouri teen was taken from his mom amid allegations of “medical child abuse” he remains in state custody.

For CPS employees, danger not uncommon

For CPS employees, danger not uncommon

Backed into a corner with only her computer case to protect her, Stacey Casey did her best to fight off the two dogs attacking her.

Note: Poor dog will get sick eating crap like that.

Former foster children too often end up on welfare in B.C.: report

Former foster children too often end up on welfare in B.C.: report

There has been little improvement in the dire outcomes experienced by children in government care, suggests a new report from the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Spanking Police - Baby LK Report For January 11th 2015




Caregivers quit on B.C. foster child, blame low pay

Caregivers quit on B.C. foster child, blame low pay

A Maple Ridge mom is devastated after caregivers for her hard-to-handle 17-year-old girl in foster care quit, claiming they had little support and a pay rate worse than minimum wage at the private company tasked with looking after her.

Homes of horror: When juvenile shelters become exploitation centres

Homes of horror: When juvenile shelters become exploitation centres

For a long time, 12- year-old Rohan, an HIV positive child, was in pain but could not comprehend why. For months, he passed blood with his stools. Finally, a counsellor drew a sketch after Rohan pointed to his mouth and back and the truth emerged: He was regularly being forced into oral and anal sex.

Our View: Illinois must fix Department of Children and Family Services

Our View: Illinois must fix Department of Children and Family Services

It’s sad to think it took newspaper and television reports to get Illinois officials to pay attention to problems at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Computer problems plaguing child welfare system

Computer problems plaguing child welfare system

Persistent problems with a new computer system designed to help child welfare efforts in the Michigan Department of Human Services are instead frustrating workers, delaying payments to some foster parents and complicating state efforts to escape federal oversight.

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Texas didn't report hundreds of child abuse, neglect deaths

Texas didn't report hundreds of child abuse, neglect deaths

Texas has not publicly reported hundreds of abuse- and neglect-related child deaths since 2010, raising questions about the accuracy of the state's official fatality count, an Austin American-Statesman investigation into the state's child protection system has found.

Study Raises Questions About Group Homes For Kids

Study Raises Questions About Group Homes For Kids

A new study shows that placing children in group homes instead of with foster families is much more expensive – and many children’s advocates say it’s also worse for the kids.

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