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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Agency shakeup: 4 regional CPS directors fired, including director of Abilene region

Child Protective Services has fired four regional directors -- including one in charge of the Wichita Falls to Abilene portion of northwest Texas.

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Foster carer charged with sexual assault of 6-year-old

A 60-year-old man from Stake Hill will appear before the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Monday, charged with child sex offences.

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$1M bond for foster father accused in child’s death

Torace Weaver pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday where his bond was set at $1 million.

More >> $1M bond for foster father accused in child’s death

Inquiry on foster care summons one Pulaski County judge; placing children with kin at issue

Lawmakers on Tuesday subpoenaed a Pulaski County juvenile court judge to answer questions about her reported refusal to give priority to relatives in the placement of children who are in state custody.

More >> Inquiry on foster care summons one Pulaski County judge; placing children with kin at issue

Trail of L.A. social workers alerted to plight of 11-year-old found dead in closet

In order to understand the heartbreaking death of 11-year-old Yonatan Daniel Aguilar, it’s important to go back well before his death and even his birth, when not one but six reports about his family were made to the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) between 2002 to 2012.

More >> Trail of L.A. social workers alerted to plight of 11-year-old found dead in closet

Woman Is Reunited With Biological Mother Nearly 50 Years After Being Given Up For Adoption

Nearly 50 years after she was given up for adoption, this Ohio woman and her biological mother have met for the first time in a tearful reunion.


More >> Woman Is Reunited With Biological Mother Nearly 50 Years After Being Given Up For Adoption

Half of Texas Child Protective Services' 10 regional directors are fired or retire

Half of the 10 people who run Texas Child Protective Services' regional offices have been fired or have retired, an agency spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

More >> Half of Texas Child Protective Services' 10 regional directors are fired or retire

U.S.: Gay Couples in New York Can Now Seek Parental Rights For Nonbiological Kids

New York’s highest court expanded the definition of parenthood Tuesday by ruling that former same-sex couples may seek visitation and custody of children even when they aren’t the biological or adoptive parent.

More >> U.S.: Gay Couples in New York Can Now Seek Parental Rights For Nonbiological Kids

Girl X suffered worst treatment: inquest

Criminals, drug addicts and predatory carers subjected a teenage girl, who was allegedly sexually abused in NSW homes and overdosed on a fatal drug cocktail, to some of the worst treatment an experienced case worker had ever seen.

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Hawaii School Aide Said He Saw Abuse, Then He Got Fired

On his first day of a new assignment at Kaimuki Middle School, Aaron Hess said, he witnessed a disturbing scene: an educational assistant pouring iced coffee over the head of a student.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Social workers are still "scooping" children

It is good to hear that the victims of “the 1960s Scoop” — the  20-year-period starting in the 1960s in which Aboriginal children were taken from their families and placed with non-aboriginal families — will finally be having their day in court.

More >> Social workers are still "scooping" children

Pregnant Mom Tests Positive For Meth Due To Mix-Up

A woman accused of being high on meth while in labor is speaking out.

Moments after Natalie Rossman gave birth to her baby son, a nurse came into her hospital room and informed her that Child Protective Services would be taking her child away.

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ANOTHER KIDNAPPING BY CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE (VENTURA COUNTY)

Mariyah D. Sims, from Oxnard, California is a 4-year-old girl, very friendly and full of life has been residing with her grandmother Patricia Macias since 2014. Mariyah loves to dance, sing, color, and spend time with her family. Her mother Janae Lopez is currently in Ventura County Jail facing up to 15 years in prison and her father (Patricia’s son) Keith Sims Jr., recently was diagnosed with a mental health condition. 

More >> ANOTHER KIDNAPPING BY CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE (VENTURA COUNTY)

Experts expect Children’s Services to investigate Weiner


A Huma Abedin versus Anthony Weiner divorce has all the makings to become the custody battle of the century, experts say — and could even involve child welfare investigators.

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Lawmakers lash Texas CPS for not offering big solutions to caseworker turnover, foster-care bed shortages

Texas Child Protective Services leaders aren't offering solutions to a growing child welfare crisis in the state, House lawmakers complained Monday.

More >> Lawmakers lash Texas CPS for not offering big solutions to caseworker turnover, foster-care bed shortages

Monday, August 29, 2016

Two women attacked by 15-year-old foster child in Va., arrest made

Two women were victims of an attack by a 15-year-old child who is reportedly in foster care last Friday, according to the Stafford County PIO Margaret Morris Moncure.

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New program to reduce number of Arizona children in group homes, shelters

A project called “Fostering Sustainable Connections” from The Arizona Department of Child Safety has the goal of reconnecting children in foster homes with people the child used to know, including family members.

More >> New program to reduce number of Arizona children in group homes, shelters

A community reacts after church pastor is accused of killing toddler

A Dayton pastor accused of killing a toddler is behind bars. Torace Weaver was the 2-year-old boy’s foster parent.

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Girl X case: minister asks royal commission to examine alleged foster care abuse

The New South Wales government has asked the child sex abuse royal commission to look into events at a Sydney foster care refuge centre where a teenage girl was allegedly repeatedly raped in 2012.

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Stories never before told from the Orphan Train

For the 19th-century social reformers of the Children's Aid Society of Pennsylvania, the solution often lay outside Philadelphia, in the homes of benevolent strangers.

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Yes Of Course They're Lying To Us About US Child Poverty - Why Do You Bother To Ask?

We often hear stories about how child poverty is really out of control in the United States. How it’s worse than many other if not most countries and so on. Even that the child poverty rate is 20 or 25% of all children. None of these things are actually true. What is true is that the US is a richer country than most others and also a more unequal country than most others. If we measure poverty by inequality then we’ll find that the US does badly in such a comparison. If we measure by actual standards of living then the US will do quite well. Similarly, if we measure US poverty before the things we do to alleviate poverty, as that 20-25% figure does, then the place will do badly. But then so will everywhere else, for they measure after the effects of the tax and benefits systems. And once we do that then the US child poverty rate falls to perhaps 2 or 3%. Pretty good for government work really.

More >> Yes Of Course They're Lying To Us About US Child Poverty - Why Do You Bother To Ask?

Child in foster care has "serious anxiety" and worries about his mother's welfare

MORE SUPPORTS ARE needed for a child in foster care who is concerned about the welfare of his mother.

More >> Child in foster care has "serious anxiety" and worries about his mother's welfare

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Woman arrested after allegedly abusing foster child

A Monongalia County woman was arrested after police say she hit a foster child under her care.

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Foster Mother Cages Fouryears- Old Girl For Five Months

For allegedly being ‘possessed,’ a toddler, Precious Michael, was banished to a solitary confinement in a cage for about five months by her foster mother, Mrs. Mary Matthew. Precious was fed like a dog and made to defecate in a corner of the cage.

More >> Foster Mother Cages Fouryears- Old Girl For Five Months

Morgantown foster care provider charged with felony abuse

A foster parent faces felony abuse charges. A West Virginia State Police Crimes Against Children unit investigation led to the arrest of a Morgantown woman.

More >> Morgantown foster care provider charged with felony abuse

S.I. foster teen death blamed on alleged ACS neglect

A 14-year-old Staten Island girl was among eight children who died recently in New York City as a result of what some allege was oversight and neglect by the city's Administration for Children's Services (ACS), according to a report in the New York Post.

More >>S.I. foster teen death blamed on alleged ACS neglect

Michigan foster parent arraigned on criminal sexual conduct charges

A 61-year-old licensed foster parent is facing criminal sexual conduct charges for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a minor, according to the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office.

More >> Michigan foster parent arraigned on criminal sexual conduct charges

Lawmakers can and should bring Mississippi foster care out of dark

We were hoping the Sun Herald series Fostering Secrets, an investigation that exposed serious flaws in the Mississippi child protection system, would tug at the hearts of state officials who read it the way it had tugged at ours.

More >> Lawmakers can and should bring Mississippi foster care out of dark

Soaring number of children being taken into care for abusing and beating up parents

At least 62 children – one aged just 10 – were removed from home for abusing or beating up their Mums and Dad in a year.

More >> Soaring number of children being taken into care for abusing and beating up parents

Kentucky's new juvenile justice chief oversaw the biggest mass child stealing in US History

The man chosen by Gov. Matt Bevin's administration to run the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice is a retired Texas official who oversaw a 2008 raid on a polygamist sect, resulting in more than 400 children being seized by his agency.

More >> Kentucky's new juvenile justice chief oversaw raid in Texas

With foster care shortage, teen held in juvenile detention in Deschutes County

Oregon’s shortage of families willing to accept children who are in need of homes has led to a troubling reality: Not only is the state putting children in hotel rooms and state offices because homes are scarce, juvenile detention is an option, too.

More >> With foster care shortage, teen held in juvenile detention in Deschutes County

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Charges against DCF protester Raymond Schwab dismissed

A Topeka Municipal Judge Thursday dismissed charges against Raymond Schwab, the man who for weeks this spring camped on the steps of the Kansas Statehouse in an attempt to retrieve his children from state custody.

More >> Charges against DCF protester Raymond Schwab dismissed

'I Was So Broken': 14 Years In Oregon's Foster Care System

As a single mom, Mia Storm’s life revolves around her daughter, Lily, 3. Storm does everything she can to give Lily a stable life filled with love – something she missed out on as a child.

More >> 'I Was So Broken': 14 Years In Oregon's Foster Care System

Child-welfare bill in Congress would put more kids at risk

Tragic stories about abused and neglected children hit the headlines nearly every day throughout our country. When we hear accounts of kids sleeping in office buildings because state workers have nowhere to send them, it not only breaks our hearts; it prompts us to demand changes to our nation's child-welfare system and re-examine the options for kids in dire situations.


More >> Child-welfare bill in Congress would put more kids at risk

Dayton pastor accused of murder in death of foster son, 2

Torace D. Weaver, a Dayton pastor accused of murder, was 2-year-old Stanley Thomas’s foster father but he and his wife had not adopted the boy, Kevin Lavoie, spokesman with Montgomery County Children Services, has confirmed.

More >> Dayton pastor accused of murder in death of foster son, 2

Friday, August 26, 2016

‘I started child protection during the ‘Baby P’ media storm – the shockwaves are still felt’

When my workload is intense, I have a recurring dream where I have missed a child on my caseload and not visited. I wake up in a pool of sweat, heart thumping only to realise that the child in my dream does not exist.

More >> ‘I started child protection during the ‘Baby P’ media storm – the shockwaves are still felt’

Man who fostered at-risk children, charged for sexual abuse

He's supposed to be an advocate for vulnerable kids, serving on the Macomb County Adoption Board and fostering children in his home for years.

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Pasco child protection investigator accused of falsifying drug test results


A Pasco sheriff's child protection investigator was arrested on Wednesday, accused of falsifying the results of drug tests for people she was investigating.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Foster care privacy breaches span more than a decade

Victoria's child-protection agency has been breaching the privacy of traumatised children and foster carers across the state for more than a decade and quietly paying them off or upgrading security at their homes if they find out about it.


More >> Foster care privacy breaches span more than a decade

Building An Empire On Foster Care

For-profit foster care agencies seek to maximize income and reduce expenses, like any other business.

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Number of Texas children in foster care at all time high

The number of children in the state’s foster care system is at an all-time high. At least 30,000 children and teens across the state need permanent or temporary homes.

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Jury told to resist ‘hysteria’ over child abuse

A JURY has been urged not to buy into the “atmosphere of hysteria” surrounding institutional child abuse as they deliberate the fate of a school teacher accused of inappropriately massaging students at an elite private school.


More >> Jury told to resist ‘hysteria’ over child abuse

Agency hopes 'intense therapeutic services' will help troubled child

A Manitoba child welfare agency hopes a new placement will help turn around the life of a troubled boy with a violent past.

More >> Agency hopes 'intense therapeutic services' will help troubled child

The Defenders: Cracks in the child welfare system

So far this year, nearly two dozens kids have died of abuse or neglect while in the care or custody of the Department of Health and Human Services in North Carolina, and that number is only expected to go up.

More >> The Defenders: Cracks in the child welfare system

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Teen caught in girl's bed by Northern California foster dad convicted in his shooting death

A young man has been convicted of shooting to death a former Marine and police officer after being caught in bed with the man's foster daughter.

More >> Teen caught in girl's bed by Northern California foster dad convicted in his shooting death

Province working on plan for chronically violent 10-year-old

Families Minister Scott Fielding says the province will work toward a plan to keep the public safe from a 10-year-old Winnipeg boy who is chronically violent.

More >> Province working on plan for chronically violent 10-year-old

Lawmakers are Criminalizing Busy Parents

What’s wrong with this admonition from the Department of Child and family Services in Illinois, which states, “NEVER LEAVE A CHILD ALONE IN THE CAR — IT’S THE LAW”?

Report: Efforts to Dissuade Central American Kids From Fleeing to U.S. Aren't Working Because Central America is Still Super Dangerous

The flow of migrant children from Central America seeking refuge in the United States is growing again despite efforts to dissuade unaccompanied minors from coming here after record numbers of them fled to the U.S. border in mid-2014.

More >> Report: Efforts to Dissuade Central American Kids From Fleeing to U.S. Aren't Working Because Central America is Still Super Dangerous

'My baby is gone,' Fort Worth mother cries after infant dies in foster home

A Fort Worth mother wants answers — and authorities are investigating — after a 10-month-old girl died in foster care this week.

More >> 'My baby is gone,' Fort Worth mother cries after infant dies in foster home

Sonoma County foster children given too many psychotropic drugs, report finds

Sonoma County does not adequately monitor the use of psychotropic drugs among local foster youth, raising the possibility the county may be inappropriately medicating children or over-prescribing the mind-altering medications, according to a report released Tuesday by the California Auditor’s Office.

More >> Sonoma County foster children given too many psychotropic drugs, report finds

State audit confirms failure to protect foster youth at all levels of government

After months of delay, the audit Senator Mike McGuire and the Senate Human Services Committee requested over a year ago, which focused on dangerous over-prescribing patterns in California’s foster care system, was released today. The document states that the state and counties have “failed to oversee the prescribing of psych meds in the foster care system” and it disclosed a system-wide failure regarding the tracking of psychotropic medication patterns, which has put the health and safety of thousands of California’s foster youth at risk.

More >> State audit confirms failure to protect foster youth at all levels of government

Becoming A Parent While In Foster Care: Pregnant Teens In DCS Face Many Struggles

Teenage pregnancy has been declining in Arizona over the past few decades. That reflects a national downward trend, but let’s take a look at a specific group: teens in the foster care system.

More >> Becoming A Parent While In Foster Care: Pregnant Teens In DCS Face Many Struggles

Fort Worth mom questions how infant died in foster care

A young mother who had her children removed from her care following a Child Protective Services investigation is now asking how her 10-month-old daughter ended up dead while in foster care.

More >> Fort Worth mom questions how infant died in foster care

Child advocate says DCF bursting at seams

The state child welfare agency is being pushed to the limit, juggling nearly 9,500 kids placed in foster homes and other settings — a 10 percent spike since Gov. Charlie Baker took office.

More >> Child advocate says DCF bursting at seams

There's not enough oversight of psychotropic prescriptions for foster kids

Some children in foster care in Southern California are receiving high doses of psychotropic medications without follow-up care, and without required parental or court approval, a report by the California State Auditor revealed Tuesday.

More >> There's not enough oversight of psychotropic prescriptions for foster kids

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A history of separation for aboriginal children

Tuesday's hearing may have represented a landmark day for 16,000 aboriginal people involved in the Sixties Scoop claim.

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A history of separation for aboriginal children

Tuesday's hearing may have represented a landmark day for 16,000 aboriginal people involved in the Sixties Scoop claim.

More >> A history of separation for aboriginal children



Tusla: 21% fall in cases awaiting allocation

Launching its 2015 annual report Tusla said there had been a 21% reduction of cases awaiting allocation to a social worker compared with figures for 2014, with a 65% reduction of high priority cases awaiting allocation to a social worker in the same period.

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News laws mean little when DCF fails kids

Two years ago, Gov. Rick Scott signed into law an all-encompassing, highly praised overhaul of the Department of Children & Families, committed to ensuring that the troubled agency could keep children safe, secure and alive.

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State audit slams California officials' weak oversight of psych drugs for foster kids

Mirroring findings by the Bay Area News Group's years-long series "Drugging Our Kids,'' a highly critical state audit released Tuesday concluded that California and its counties have failed to adequately oversee the prescription of psychotropic medications to foster care children.

More >> State audit slams California officials' weak oversight of psych drugs for foster kids

Foster care film questions priority of privatized system: Money or children?

"Foster Shock" gives former foster children a voice, to say what no one would listen to while they were in the system, and shows the salaries that swelled behind it all


More >> Foster care film questions priority of privatized system: Money or children?

Social worker told vulnerable four-year-old boy 'you need a smack in your mouth'

A Croydon Council social worker who told a vulnerable four-year-old boy "you need a smack in your mouth", has been suspended.

More >> Social worker told vulnerable four-year-old boy 'you need a smack in your mouth'

Inquest to start into NSW foster care rape

NSW Family and Community Services Minister Brad Hazzard has been grilled in parliament over the government's handling of the alleged rape of a teenage girl at a NSW foster care refuge centre.

More >> Inquest to start into NSW foster care rape

Aboriginals rally at '60s Scoop courthouse ahead of class-action hearing

Scores of aboriginals from across Ontario rallied in Toronto today ahead of a landmark court hearing on the so-called '60s Scoop.

More >. Aboriginals rally at '60s Scoop courthouse ahead of class-action hearing

The perils of condemning parents for exposing kids to supposed dangers that aren’t real

NPR has an interesting story about a recent study that highlights the extent to which we tend to condemn parents for exposing their children to supposed risks – even when the risk in question is largely imaginary:

More >> The perils of condemning parents for exposing kids to supposed dangers that aren’t real

Children in foster care in Arkansas reaches all-time high

The number of children in foster care has reached an all-time high in Arkansas, straining state officials who have long referred to the growth as a crisis.


More >> Children in foster care in Arkansas reaches all-time high

Homeschool Texas Family Terrorized by CPS for Speaking Out and For Having Too Many Children at Home

Claire and William Rembis recently moved to Lubbock County Texas for a new job offer in May, but little did they know that Lubbock CPS was considered the “worst county in all of Texas” in terms of removing children from families according to one Texas attorney. The Rembis’ had only been living in Lubbock County for 2 weeks, when CPS started investigating their family all over again, initiated by a call that one of their daughter was out in the front yard alone. They thought their nightmare with Texas CPS was over when Judge Wheless dismissed their case last year and rebuked the Collin County social workers for “clearly harassing” them. Their lives were about to be turned upside-down and scrutinized all over again.

More >> Homeschool Texas Family Terrorized by CPS for Speaking Out and For Having Too Many Children at Home

Mother sues Sick Kids and children’s aid over false hair test results

An Ontario mother who claims she lost some of her children due to false hair test results at the Hospital for Sick Children’s Motherisk laboratory is now suing the hospital and the children’s aid society that oversaw her case.

More >> Mother sues Sick Kids and children’s aid over false hair test results

Judge: Families leaving DCS supervision need more help

Maricopa County’s top juvenile court judge is revealing a “weak point” in the child welfare system.

More >> Judge: Families leaving DCS supervision need more help

Monday, August 22, 2016

CPS needs to redefine how it identifies chronic child neglect, study finds

While child protective services workers spend a lot of time working with troubled families, a new study from the University at Buffalo finds those workers need new tools to spot families in which there is chronic child neglect.

More >> CPS needs to redefine how it identifies chronic child neglect, study finds

Teens reported missing from Kentucky foster care home

Kentucky State Police are looking for two teen girls who left a foster care home. One of them is from Kenton County.

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Girl given £7,500 payout after Thurrock Council was found to have failed her in foster care

A COUNCIL has agreed to pay £7,500 damages to an 11-year-old girl after delaying decisions about her future.

More >> Girl given £7,500 payout after Thurrock Council was found to have failed her in foster care

DPP 'covered up' the repeated rape of a 14-year-old special needs girl by staff at her foster home... despite attacker having a 'one in 100 billion' chance of being innocent

The repeated rape of a teenage girl with special needs by a man who worked at her foster home is alleged to have been covered up by a government office after her death.

More >> DPP 'covered up' the repeated rape of a 14-year-old special needs girl by staff at her foster home... despite attacker having a 'one in 100 billion' chance of being innocent


Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids At Perceived — But Unreal — Risk?

Many parents who grew up playing outdoors with friends, walking alone to the park or to school, and enjoying other moments of independent play are now raising children in a world with very different norms.

More >> Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids At Perceived — But Unreal — Risk?

Class action against 1960s ‘scoop’ of 16,000 indigenous children placed in foster care gets its day in court

Thousands of aboriginals who argue the federal government robbed them of their cultural identities finally get their day in court this week but will have to wait months for Canada to make its case in the unprecedented class action Ottawa has fought every step of the way.

More >> Class action against 1960s ‘scoop’ of 16,000 indigenous children placed in foster care gets its day in court

Why did troubled teen in state-supervised care die of a drug overdose?

A VULNERABLE teen who died of a drug overdose while in state care, and supervised by a worker with just months of experience, has again exposed deep flaws in state’s child welfare system.

More >> Why did troubled teen in state-supervised care die of a drug overdose?

Critics say Arizona is cheaping out on child-welfare services

New family-service contracts from DCS aim to do more without spending more, drawing complaints from would-be social-service providers.

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It's discipline, not child abuse.


We need more of this.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Foster care disparities growing

Minnesota judges place American Indian children into foster care in numbers that surpass any other state. The breakup of Indian families is accelerating, with the rates of removal higher than before the passage of a federal law meant to keep Indian families together.

More >> Foster care disparities growing

Mom calls years-long war with city foster system ‘kidnapping’

A Manhattan mom says the city has wrongly kept her son for three years — more than half his life — and since her child joined a lawsuit against the foster-care system the city is trying to cut her off from him forever.

More >> Mom calls years-long war with city foster system ‘kidnapping’

Social worker agreed £20 loan so teenager could get back TV from drug dealer

Louise Hurst intended to keep the boy from reoffending, but  the Health and Care Professions Council ruled she didn't see the risks in the teen contacting the dealer

More >> Social worker agreed £20 loan so teenager could get back TV from drug dealer

Liam Fee and Mikaeel Kular social worker accused of bungling cases of 16 children

LESLEY Bate, who was part of the team responsible for the little boys' welfare, faces 13 charges of failing to properly handle the cases of children aged from one to 15.

More >> Liam Fee and Mikaeel Kular social worker accused of bungling cases of 16 children

State of Texas again failing imperiled children in CPS scandal

Child welfare is a challenging field. One of the tragic realities in our world is that children experience abuse and neglect at the hands of those who are supposed to care for them. Equally as tragic is the fact that many of these caregivers doing harm were never cared for in the way they deserved either and so our collective society has allowed this cycle to continue for generations.

More >> State of Texas again failing imperiled children in CPS scandal

Foster children deserve better care

We hope you have read the Sun Herald’s Fostering Secrets series about problems in the Mississippi foster care program.

More >> Foster children deserve better care

Ark. foster parents face abuse charges

Detectives with the Benton police department were notified early Aug. 18 of a suspected child abuse case.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sex abuse, poor supervision alleged at Oregon foster program

The Oregon Department of Human Services is investigating accusations that workers at a residential program for boys and young men in Eastern Oregon provided poor supervision and failed to report alleged sex abuse by a female staffer.

More >> Sex abuse, poor supervision alleged at Oregon foster program

Children Welfare Committee re-orphans child over bureaucracy

A childless couple who adopted a child they found on a footpath over two months ago have been forced to give up the child to the state, with an uncertain future at best

More >> Children Welfare Committee re-orphans child over bureaucracy

Illinois: Governor Signs Package of Bills to Give Kids in Child Welfare System a More Normal Childhood

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has signed a package of bills to help give kids in the state’s child welfare system a more normal childhood.

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Note: Forget about the fact that they were stolen or anything.

Confidential file on missing child reveals mom’s rage, DCF’s bungling

When Marjorie Dufrene’s hyperactive, developmentally disabled son refused to concentrate on his homework on Thanksgiving Day of 2011, she beat him with a belt so severely that he required surgery to restore vision to his left eye.

More >> Confidential file on missing child reveals mom’s rage, DCF’s bungling

Friday, August 19, 2016

Foster Homes And The Risks Of Child Sexual Abuse

An 18-year-old girl sued a foster agency and the city for allegedly ignoring her and her sisters when they informed the agency that they had been sexually assaulted for several years.

More >> Foster Homes And The Risks Of Child Sexual Abuse

Action concerning Sixties Scoop to go before Ontario judge

Seven years after the Ontario class action lawsuit concerning the Sixties Scoop was launched, it is set to make its way before a judge next week.

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Winnipeg family reunites after kids taken in Sixties Scoop

A family ripped apart by the Sixties Scoop more than 40 years ago was reunited for the first time in Winnipeg on Friday afternoon.

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Absolute Bullshit!

In the 30-second spot, Clinton is seen hugging and chatting with children, as a narrator says the former secretary of state “gets” the concerns of American families. “Standing up for families and children has been her life’s work,” the narrator says, adding that Clinton supports affordable childcare, paid time off for parents, and “debt-free” college.

More >> Clinton rolls out new ad campaign in 7 states



Destroying families has been her life's work.

Correctional officer charged with sexual battery on foster daughter

In a telephone call monitored by FDLE agents, the defendant told the victim that "they could work it out and that he loved her."

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Correction: Foster Parent-Arrest story

In a story March 17 about the arrest of a foster parent on sex abuse charges, The Associated Press misspelled the suspect's last name. He is Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu, not Cesar Gonzalez-Mugaburu.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Keeping Children in the Family Instead of Foster Care

As the first American woman to win four gold medals in a single Olympic Games, 19-year-old Simone Biles has not only brought international acclaim to the U.S. gymnastics program but has also drawn attention to the power of adoption. Simone spent her early years in and out of foster care after she and her three siblings were removed from the care of their single mother, who struggled with drug addiction. When she was six years old, her maternal grandfather, Ron Biles, and his wife, Nellie, adopted Simone and her younger sister (her older siblings were adopted by another relative).

More >> Keeping Children in the Family Instead of Foster Care

Foster dad to head to trial in sexual assault case

A judge has ruled there is enough evidence to send a 31-year-old Marathon County man to trial on allegations he sexually abused a foster child in his care.

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Our children are sleeping in state offices

Tonight, children in Oregon's foster care system will sleep on cots in state offices. Others will sleep in motels, supervised by caseworkers. For some, this has been the situation for weeks.

Oregon >> Our children are sleeping in state offices

Baby P boss Sharon Shoesmith’s ex-husband revealed as paedophile as she cashes in on her disgrace with book deal

THE paedophile shame of Baby P boss Sharon Shoesmith’s ex-husband has been revealed — as she prepares to cash in on her own disgrace.

Geoffrey Shoesmith, 67, was given a suspended 16-month jail term after he admitted making and possessing indecent images of children.

More >> Baby P boss Sharon Shoesmith’s ex-husband revealed as paedophile as she cashes in on her disgrace with book deal

New prosecutors assigned to case against former Abilene CPS worker

The Texas Attorney General’s Office has assigned two new prosecutors to the case against former Child Protective Services supervisor Martha ‘Bit’ Whitaker.

More >> New prosecutors assigned to case against former Abilene CPS worker

CPS removes nephew for Child Abuse; turns out it is Vaccine Injury.

This is one of the SADDEST and most horrible stories that I have ever heard.

This poor woman, Tyler, is now raising her brother's son, because Doctors and Social Workers convinced her that her brother had physically assaulted and abused her little nephew. She believed these "experts" rather than believing her own brother.

More >> CPS removes nephew for Child Abuse; turns out it is Vaccine Injury.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Charlotte schools tell staff: Don’t call students ‘boy’ or ‘girl’

A North Carolina school board has issued recommendations for faculty and staff to stop calling male children "boys" and female students "girls."

More >> Charlotte schools tell staff: Don’t call students ‘boy’ or ‘girl’
The presentation explained a new set of guidelines for faculty and staff to follow regarding transgender students. For instance, teachers will be required to "work with students" to help them determine their sexual orientation. 
The new guidelines clearly consider student privacy a priority over parental rights. If a child decides s/he is the opposite sex, parents are not necessarily to be told. "A student’s transgender status is confidential," the guidelines state.  "Involvement of parents ... is determined in working with the student. … Staff must take care not to 'out' a student to others, including the parents."

Child reports being raped by teen in foster home

The Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Department and Children Services Board are investigating the reported rape of a 6-year-old boy by another 14-year-old boy in 2015.

More >> Child reports being raped by teen in foster home

California Court Helps Kids By Healing Parents' Addictions

At 10 a.m. on a recent Wednesday morning, a line of parents pushing strollers filed into a conference room at the Sacramento County Courthouse in California. They sat at rows of narrow plastic tables, shushing their babies and looking up at a man in a black robe.

More >> California Court Helps Kids By Healing Parents' Addictions

Social Workers in Santa Clara County Allege "Toxic" Work Environment

A group of social workers has filed a complaint with county officials alleging “toxic” conditions within the Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children’s Services are making it difficult to provide care to the community’s most vulnerable members.

More >> Social Workers in Santa Clara County Allege "Toxic" Work Environment

Waiting on hold for an hour to report child abuse: NSW inquiry

People trying to report suspected child abuse to the state government are facing delays of up to an hour on the phone and an unknown proportion are hanging up before speaking to a caseworker, a parliamentary inquiry into child protection has been told.

More >> Waiting on hold for an hour to report child abuse: NSW inquiry

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tusla admits quality of its service must improve after tragic death of 13 youths

Child and family agency Tusla has admitted its service needs to be improved after the publication of reports into the deaths of 13 youths it was helping.

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Well this ought to piss off some Kentucky CPS Victims...

Kentucky's embattled state social service workers are about to get a raise — their first significant pay upgrade in nearly a decade.

More >> Kentucky social workers' raises announced

Note: The sad thing is that they're not worth a piss hole in the snow.

Trial begins for man charged with raping foster girl


A 14-year-old girl told jurors Monday her Hendersonville foster father raped her multiple times when she was 12 while her younger sister slept besides her and his wife was at work.


More >> Trial begins for man charged with raping foster girl

Foster Siblings Find Each Other 8 Years Later at Job Fair Thanks to a Cop Who’s Been In Their Shoes

While recently working a career fair at the Newark campus for Rutgers University, Crenshaw crossed paths with two teens who had a lot more in common than simply being foster kids.

More >> Foster Siblings Find Each Other 8 Years Later at Job Fair Thanks to a Cop Who’s Been In Their Shoes

Former U.S. Rep. Hunter sued by family charging fraud over immigration status of adopted kids

Long before Duncan L. Hunter served 14 terms in Congress, he ran a law practice serving underprivileged families in the Barrio Logan neighborhood of San  Diego.

More >> Former U.S. Rep. Hunter sued by family charging fraud over immigration status of adopted kids

Connecticut couple whose children taken by state lose appeal against DCF

A Connecticut couple whose two young sons were temporarily taken away by the state 16 years ago over a doctor’s disputed abuse opinion has lost a bid to reinstate a lawsuit against the state child welfare agency.

More >> Connecticut couple whose children taken by state lose appeal against DCF

NSW Families Dept not 'child-safe'

Hundreds of NSW children in state care could be at risk after some Department of Families districts failed to meet the government's own criteria for a child-safe organisation, an inquiry has heard.

More >> NSW Families Dept not 'child-safe'

Monday, August 15, 2016

Mother wins court battle against CPS but it cost her and taxpayers thousands

“You are guilty until you prove yourself innocent,” said Barbara Marks.

Child Protective Services spent many months and an untold amount of tax dollars trying to terminate Mark’s parental rights.

More >> Mother wins court battle against CPS but it cost her and taxpayers thousands

Mom: My Son's Daycare Provider Reported Me to CPS. Because of a Birth Mark.

It's been quite a week for Tamara O'Haire, a cowgirl and online fitness trainer from Bozeman, Montana. O'Haire is a mother to a 9-month-old boy. On Monday, she put him in daycare for the very first time.

On Tuesday, Tammy got a call at work—a cattle feedlot—from Child Protective Services. The agency had to meet with her immediately. She and her husband were suspected of child abuse. The daycare center had called CPS to report a bruise on the baby's chest.

More >> Mom: My Son's Daycare Provider Reported Me to CPS. Because of a Birth Mark.

ONE NEIGHBOR CALLS CPS AFTER SEEING KIDS PLAY IN THE RAIN

As a parent of two small children, I’m often left disheartened over the fact that we live in a neighborhood where we see very few kids playing outside. Even though there are plenty of kids that live near us, it seems like everyone is ALWAYS indoors playing video games or doing anything else but going outside and getting the vitamin D they need.

More >> ONE NEIGHBOR CALLS CPS AFTER SEEING KIDS PLAY IN THE RAIN

Adult adoptees getting more access to birth records from states

For many years, adults adopted as children who wanted to find out who their birth parents were ran up against a brick wall because they had no legal right to simply get a copy of their original birth certificate in most states.

More >> Adult adoptees getting more access to birth records from states

Barbaric foster mum who battered toddler to death leaving her with 153 injuries set to appeal life sentence


A 'barbaric' foster mum who battered an 18-month-old toddler to death is set to appeal her life sentence.

More >> Barbaric foster mum who battered toddler to death leaving her with 153 injuries set to appeal life sentence

Community pushes for changes in foster care system

 Ten years after thousands of people searched Julifs Park, a few came back to remember Marcus Fiesel. Fiesel was 3 years old when he was reported missing by his foster mother, Liz Carroll.

More >> Community pushes for changes in foster care system

Judge rules grandparents can't adopt Morris County child


A Superior Court Family Division judge has ruled that a set of out-of-state grandparents cannot adopt a 3-year-old Morris County girl and went further, likening the adoption complaint to "the absurd scenario" of a babysitter entrusted to care for a child trying to institute adoption proceedings.

More >> Judge rules grandparents can't adopt Morris County child

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Milford man accused of threatening, spitting at DCF workers

A Milford man who allegedly threatened and spat at two state workers will appear in court Monday, Aug. 15 after being arrested in Orange earlier this month.

More >> Milford man accused of threatening, spitting at DCF workers

State must improve foster care system to protect children

A Bozeman gay couple’s Human Rights Commission complaint against the state for taking their foster child is a complicated one that will have to play out through the legal process. But the Aug. 7 Chronicle report that outlined the case is notable in that it exposed some very troubling issues with Montana’s foster care system.

More >> State must improve foster care system to protect children

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Parent Released After Serving 18 Years In Prison on False Child Abuse Allegations Related to Custody and Divorce

The below are edited excerpts and my own contributions from the original article by Glenda Anderson The Press Democrat June 29, 2016.

More >> Parent Released After Serving 18 Years In Prison on False Child Abuse Allegations Related to Custody and Divorce

California’s foster care prescribers fuel the medication of vulnerable kids with antipsychotics

Southern California Group’s sister publications in the San Francisco Bay Area produced this report, the latest installment in their series investigating doctors’ use of powerful anti-psychotic drugs to control the behavior of the state’s foster children.

More >> California’s foster care prescribers fuel the medication of vulnerable kids with antipsychotics

Damning report into local child services

A damning HIQA report has found the Child and Family Service in Sligo Leitrim and West Cavan was significantly understaffed and had a number of severe assessment delays earlier this year.

More >> Damning report into local child services

Social worker accused of faking qualifications 'panicked'

A GOVERNMENT child protection adviser facing a disciplinary probe over allegations she falsely claimed to be a had a PhD said that she was scared of the consequences of owning up.

More >> Social worker accused of faking qualifications 'panicked'

Her toddlers contracted an STD while in foster care

While the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office was occupied with a forgery complaint leveled against state child-services workers in 2015, Bay St. Louis attorney Edward Gibson met with a client whose two children had been sexually abused and infected with gonorrhea while in state custody.

More >> Her toddlers contracted an STD while in foster care

Foster mom gets 2 years for not protecting teen from man

A Beatrice woman who authorities said should have prevented a man from having sex with her teenage foster child has been given two years behind bars.

More >> Foster mom gets 2 years for not protecting teen from man

America’s Foster Care Population is Growing — Again

America’s foster care population grew by 13,000 children and youth — to more than 415,000 kids total — from 2013 to 2014, according to the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

More >> America’s Foster Care Population is Growing — Again

Parents Get CPS Visit For Letting Kids Play In The Rain

A woman called CPS because she saw her neighbor’s children playing outside in the rain. Greg and Cyndi explain.

More >> Parents Get CPS Visit For Letting Kids Play In The Rain

Friday, August 12, 2016

Fake Child Protective Service Workers Con Mom (Photos)

They say a mother's instincts are always correct.

For Indiana mother Amanda Walker, the adage certainly held true after a visit from so-called Child Protective Service workers gave her a bad feeling.

More >> Fake Child Protective Service Workers Con Mom (Photos)

Child Protection: Infant Died After Visit From Caseworker

Officials with Mississippi's Child Protective Services say an infant found dead on the floor of a D'Iberville apartment was living in a home that was already under investigation by state child-service workers.

More >> Child Protection: Infant Died After Visit From Caseworker

Arrested foster mother murdered in Moscow 6-year-old girl

The foster mother of murdered six-year-old girl in Moscow arrested for two months, said on Thursday the Central Board of the RF IC in the Moscow region.

More >> Arrested foster mother murdered in Moscow 6-year-old girl

Mississippi took their kids away — But DHS doesn't want to take your children

This is interesting...

In my news feeds this morning I come across two articles back to back from the same news source.  The first is about an unwarranted child removal in Mississippi.
After a closed-door Youth Court hearing, a child-services caseworker arrives at the home of Jennifer and Scott Berry, walks in and begins waving around a court order that empowers her to take the couple’s five children into DHS custody. 
More >> Mississippi took their kids away — so this couple started recording everything
The second was a bullshit human interest piece trying to make the workers look like heroes.
Editor’s note: Hancock County’s Department of Human Services staffers watched in silence as the agency’s reputation was sullied by a series of negative stories about employees, but they have been unable to defend themselves. Social workers had to watch in “painful silence” as news reports detailed allegations of forgery and a county task force elicited dozens of complaints about the agency’s practices. In a rare move, the agency allowed the Sun Herald to talk to one of the Hancock DHS social workers and her regional director to help the public understand what their job entails.
More >> DHS doesn’t want to take your children
The first article contained the following paragraph.
About 78.3 percent of all reports of child maltreatment DHS investigates are ultimately deemed unsubstantiated — meaning the children are not victims of child abuse or neglect. Still, roughly 21 percent of those non-abused, non-neglected children are taken into state custody, according to the HHS.
Which shoudl tell you that a lot of these CPS agents wouldn't know the difference between child abuse and a hole in the ground.

The second article contained this paragraph.
 “You can close your case, he’s adopted,” Cross said with a smile.
Which of course suggests that they do enjoy taking kids away.  :)

And of course now that I publish this post, I come across a 3rd article to add to it.
A Hancock County woman claims a Mississippi DHS caseworker forged records to take her child away. The caseworker had been arrested four times on multiple charges in two states before working for MDHS. 
More >> Did a social worker lie to take away this Mississippi mom’s child?

Reporting child abuse main focus of new school year following OHS assault - Teachers are CPS's favorite Rats

As Hamilton County teachers return to the classroom today they are being reminded of how to report child abuse.

A business card with information on how to report abuse or alleged abuse is being distributed to each teacher through school principals. The card details “protocol for reporting child abuse” and lists hotline numbers and information on how to contact law enforcement.

More >> Reporting child abuse main focus of new school year following OHS assault



Yes folks, it's back to school time, and do you know what that means?  Yep!  Teachers are the #1 CPS Rats on the planet, so that means that you and your kids are in danger of being reported to CPS.

Always remember that all it takes is a scrape on the knee.  Teachers will cover their own asses.  They will do so at the expense of your family.  They don't care about you.  They might not even like you.  

Thursday, August 11, 2016

NBC2 Investigators: Foster children kept on unapproved overnight stays

Foster children in Naples were kept overnight in offices and hotels more than a dozen times in 2014, according to a Department of Children and Families Inspector General's report.

More >> NBC2 Investigators: Foster children kept on unapproved overnight stays

Arizona foster kids removed from 6 homes after sexual allegation

State officials removed dozens of children in foster care from six group homes amid an investigation by the Arizona Department of Child Safety.

More >> Arizona foster kids removed from 6 homes after sexual allegation

The Classroom: A Place Of Failure For Children In Foster Care

School. It is a place of frustration, loss, failure, and reminder of loss to a child in foster care. It is a place of humiliation, bullying, shame, and sorrow for those who are placed in a foster home. Yet, so few recognize the many challenges and disruptions that kids in foster care face each and every day they are in a classroom setting.


More >> The Classroom: A Place Of Failure For Children In Foster Care

Note: And the teachers who fail these kids are the most likely to rat parents out to CPS too.

Rio 2016: Simone Biles’s adoption defies a foster care system that punishes black families

Simone Biles has cemented herself as the greatest gymnast in history, defying gravity as the three-time all-around world champion, and now an Olympic gold medalist. But that didn’t stop one NBC commentator from callously trying to bring Biles back to the ground.

More >> Rio 2016: Simone Biles’s adoption defies a foster care system that punishes black families

MOTHER SUES CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR ALLEGEDLY HANDCUFFING HER CHILD

A mother says her 6-year-old daughter was handcuffed at school by a security guard, and will file a lawsuit Thursday against Chicago Public Schools. The lawsuit names both CPS and the individual security guard.

More >> MOTHER SUES CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR ALLEGEDLY HANDCUFFING HER CHILD

Youths complain foster system hinders sibling ties

Kyrstin Hale went months, sometimes up to a year, without speaking with her 15-year-old sister, Kaitlynn.

More >> Youths complain foster system hinders sibling ties

Children's Aid Society says 'good parents in a hurry' tend to leave kids in hot cars

Many parents may believe they aren't capable of leaving their children unattended in hot vehicles, but most of the time it's "good parents that are in a hurry" who do so, according to the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa.

More >> Children's Aid Society says 'good parents in a hurry' tend to leave kids in hot cars

NBC2 Investigators: Foster children kept on unapproved overnight stays

Foster children in Naples were kept overnight in offices and hotels more than a dozen times in 2014, according to a Department of Children and Families Inspector General's report.

More >> NBC2 Investigators: Foster children kept on unapproved overnight stays

Over a quarter of male GPs fear treating children because they don't want to be accused of being a sexual deviant

Male doctors are more likely to feel 'awkward' when dealing with younger patients and are 'extra careful not to appear to be doing the wrong thing,' due to concerns about child abuse.

More >> Over a quarter of male GPs fear treating children because they don't want to be accused of being a sexual deviant

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

47 foster kids removed from group homes after allegations of sexual abuse

The Arizona Department of Child Safety confirmed Monday that dozens of children have been removed from several group homes in connection with an ongoing investigation.

More >> 47 foster kids removed from group homes after allegations of sexual abuse

Republic foster father found guilty of sexual abuse

Mark D. Obrien


Mark D. Obrien, 42-year-old Republic foster father, has been found guilty of sexually abusing children.

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A Foster Child Was Put On 23 Different Psychiatric Drugs — And It Wasn’t A Rare Case

Growing up in foster care in Southern California Tasia Wright remembers there were frequent visits with psychiatrists, and when she met with Dr. Eliot Moon, she remembers getting a sweet, a prescription for drugs to deal with her "bad behavior" and being sent on her way. Now 27, Tasia is sharing the story of her emotionally fragile childhood under the care of one of California's highest prescribers of antipsychotic medications to foster children - the latest installment of the Bay Area News Group's ongoing investigative series "Drugging Our Kids." (de Sa, 8/8)

More >> A Foster Child Was Put On 23 Different Psychiatric Drugs — And It Wasn’t A Rare Case

Foster parents charged in abusing 14-year old girl

A Greentown couple who were foster parents of a 14-year old girl they allegedly abused has been arrested. The girl was allegedly deprived of her bed to sleep on, and kept from reaching her clothes or food, as means of punishment.

More >> Foster parents charged in abusing 14-year old girl

Trial begins for north Okanagan foster father accused of sexual abuse

Testimony in Vernon Supreme Court Tuesday was at times difficult to listen to as the trial of a foster father accused of sexual abuse began.

More >> Trial begins for north Okanagan foster father accused of sexual abuse

Leslie Co. foster child missing

Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 13 is asking the public’s help in locating a 14-year-old foster child from Leslie County.

More >> Leslie Co. foster child missing

Drugging Our Kids: Legislation to halt overmedicating foster children faces key votes

California's sweeping efforts to curb the overprescribing of psychiatric drugs to foster children face crucial votes in Sacramento this week, as legislators scramble to negotiate behind the scenes with doctors' groups and the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown whose support is key to the fate of the reforms.


More >> Drugging Our Kids: Legislation to halt overmedicating foster children faces key votes



Child welfare expert accused of falsely claiming PhD

A child welfare expert accused of falsely claiming to be a doctor is facing a disciplinary hearing.

More >> Child welfare expert accused of falsely claiming PhD

New Nauru Files leak exposes horrifying abuse of kids at Australia’s island detention centers

The realities of Australia’s controversial method of dealing with refugees has been exposed in 8,000 pages of leaked documents that reveal systematic child abuse on Australia’s offshore detention island Nauru.

More >> New Nauru Files leak exposes horrifying abuse of kids at Australia’s island detention centers

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Collins: Abuse of foster children demands Legislature's help

One child swallowed a handful of nails, hoping they would pierce his intestines and he would die. Another teenager took every pill she could find in the cabinet, believing those surely would do the trick, and she would be free of her nightmares. What do these two children have in common? Both were foster children -- and both survived their attempts -- and neither of them was considered at serious risk by a mental health system that declined to treat them.

More >> Collins: Abuse of foster children demands Legislature's help

Oregon foster parents who starved preschoolers get 2½ years in prison

John and Danielle Yates, a rural Yamhill County couple, were sentenced Tuesday to 2 1/2 years in prison for nearly starving two foster children to death when the sister and brother were between 1 and 5½ years old.

More >> Oregon foster parents who starved preschoolers get 2½ years in prison

Lawyer defends mom accused of 'fabricating' son's sickness, symptoms

More than 72 hours after Danita Tutt was arrested for allegedly causing serious bodily injuries to her 13-year-old son, her lawyer is fighting back against the notion his client is anything but a concerned and caring mother.

More >> Lawyer defends mom accused of 'fabricating' son's sickness, symptoms

Sexual propaganda from DCF

Until recently, the Connecticut Department of Children and Families was using its web site to propagandize children about sex and politics by publicizing a list of purported definitions of sexual terms. The definitions held that every form of sexual expression and conduct is normal except one, and that anyone who questions anything sexual is an enemy of the people.

More >> Sexual propaganda from DCF

Questions Swirl Around State Agency in Case of Missing Girl

Records show that a woman who told a Miami judge in July that her missing toddler is dead was on Florida's welfare agency's radar when the girl and her twin brother were born in April 2014.

More >> Questions Swirl Around State Agency in Case of Missing Girl

Monday, August 08, 2016

SA’s disturbing history of child protection and abuse inquiries and royal commissions

THE release of the Nyland Royal Commission on Monday is the latest in a series of reports into the state’s child protection system.

More >> SA’s disturbing history of child protection and abuse inquiries and royal commissions

Foster Parent Says Kids Taken Because Parents Are Poor

Many times I’ve pointed out that child protective workers often are faced with the hard job of figuring out whether a child has been neglected by a parent or whether the parent is simply poor and unable to, for example, be home at the precise minute the child returns from school. The poor tend to rely on public transportation which can be unreliable. So maybe Mom and Dad had a plan to be home when the child arrived, but Metro nixed it.


More >> Foster Parent Says Kids Taken Because Parents Are Poor

Exclusive: California foster child wanted love; instead she got powerful antipsychotic drugs

Pulled from a neglectful home, Tasia Wright remembers the terrifying loneliness of growing up in foster care in Southern California.

More >> Exclusive: California foster child wanted love; instead she got powerful antipsychotic drugs

Antipsychotic Scrips for Children Slow, Other Treatments Lag, Study Says

New federal and state policies may have helped drive down the rate at which powerful psychiatric medications are prescribed to children, including those in foster care, a recent study finds.

More >> Antipsychotic Scrips for Children Slow, Other Treatments Lag, Study Says

Fostering Profits: Abuse And Neglect At America’s Biggest For-Profit Foster Care Company

A BuzzFeed News investigation identified deaths, sex abuse, and blunders in screening, training, and overseeing foster parents at the nation’s largest for-profit foster care company.

More >> Fostering Profits: Abuse And Neglect At America’s Biggest For-Profit Foster Care Company

Public advocate Letitia James pushes for foster care abuse settlement despite city’s objection

Ignoring a booming chorus of opposition, the city's Public Advocate Letitia James Friday urged a federal judge to approve of a settlement agreement she had made with state officials to impose a special monitor on the city's foster care system.

More >> Public advocate Letitia James pushes for foster care abuse settlement despite city’s objection

Reforms sought by foster youths separated from siblings

Dominique Martinez says she was around 9 and her half-brother was a year younger when she saw him for the last time.

More >> Reforms sought by foster youths separated from siblings

Lawmakers begin study of Idaho's foster care system

Idaho foster care parents are urging lawmakers to reform the current state system, saying that foster care bureaucracy has caused unnecessary heartache and frustration.

More >> Lawmakers begin study of Idaho's foster care system

The Drug Docs: State’s top foster care prescribers fueling medication of vulnerable kids

For years, few questioned how doctors treated the emotional trauma of California’s abused and neglected children — and nobody monitored how often they handed out psychiatric drugs that can turn fragile childhoods into battles with obesity and bouts of stupor.

More >> The Drug Docs: State’s top foster care prescribers fueling medication of vulnerable kids

Israel's Stolen Babies: Shocking Story of a Decades-old Secret

As many as 5,000 Mizrahim Jewish babies, mostly Yemenis, were reported missing in Israel between 1948 and 1954. Families say they were given away.

More >> Israel's Stolen Babies: Shocking Story of a Decades-old Secret

Woman gives up fight to adopt niece

A Cameroonian woman who spent the last two years in the United States fighting in the Allegheny County court system to adopt her niece will head back to her home next week alone.

Catherine Gana was unsuccessful in her efforts to adopt the 6-year-old girl who has spent the last four years in foster care with a woman in Penn Hills.

More >> Woman gives up fight to adopt niece

Vermont workers hold vigil a year after social worker killed

Employees of the Vermont Department for Children and Families and others have gathered for a private vigil a year after social worker Lara Sobel was shot and killed outside a state office building in Barre.

More >> Vermont workers hold vigil a year after social worker killed

Ohio social worker less trusting a decade after boy's death

An Ohio social worker says he's less trusting a decade after a 3-year-old special-needs child he was in charge of died when the boy's foster parents bound him with duct tape and placed him in a tiny, hot closet for several days without food or water.

More >> Ohio social worker less trusting a decade after boy's death

Foster parents accused of child abuse, jailed in Pike County

Two Pike County foster parents are being held in Pike County Correctional Facility after police responded to their home and discovered the child they were supposed to be caring for was being abused, their criminal complaints say.

More >> Foster parents accused of child abuse, jailed in Pike County

Former LA county sheriff indicted for cover-up in abuse probe

A former Los Angeles county sheriff has been indicted on charges that could result in a 20-year prison sentence for his role in obstructing a probe into abuses at the county jail.

More >> Former LA county sheriff indicted for cover-up in abuse probe

Royal commission finds South Australian child protection system must be overhauled

South Australia’s “toxic” child protection system has failed the state’s most vulnerable children and must be overhauled, a royal commission has found.

More >> Royal commission finds South Australian child protection system must be overhauled

On CPS reform: We must start somewhere

The Texas child welfare and foster care system is a mess — that’s a fact few would dispute.

How to go about reforming it is a much more complex and nuanced issue — one for which “there will not be a quick or easy solution.”

More >> On CPS reform: We must start somewhere

Yolo County’s Child Welfare system under microscope

Yolo County’s Child Welfare Services system may go through substantial changes in the coming months as county supervisors take a deeper look at its operations.

More >> Yolo County’s Child Welfare system under microscope

Friday, August 05, 2016

I-TEAM: Foster-child deaths contribute to crisis shortage of foster parents

Every time a foster child dies from abuse or neglect, many good foster parents drop out of the system, Moira Weir says.

More >> I-TEAM: Foster-child deaths contribute to crisis shortage of foster parents

10 years later, impact of Marcus Fiesel's murder still felt

Marcus Fiesel was murdered 10 years ago, bound with tape and placed in a tiny closet at his foster parents' home in Clermont County.

More >> 10 years later, impact of Marcus Fiesel's murder still felt

Mothers call for forced adoption inquiry and apology: 'If Australia can do it, we can'

The Anglican Church has agreed to open its books in an inquiry into historical forced adoptions, but the Government has declined to do the same.

More >> Mothers call for forced adoption inquiry and apology: 'If Australia can do it, we can'

Foster care needs scrutiny

A troubling legislative audit of Kansas’ foster care system deserves bipartisan attention and action at the Statehouse. The defense offered last week by Kansas Department for Children and Families Secretary Phyllis Gilmore must not be the last word.

More >> Foster care needs scrutiny

Texas CPS rips children from family after autistic daughter escapes hotel and drowns in nearby lake

The Wartena family of seven was returning from vacation, traveling home to California, when they were suddenly faced with the most tragic of circumstances. The family, stopping off to lodge at the La Kiva Hotel in Texas, was unprepared for what happened next. When their seven-year-old autistic daughter, Alexis Wartena, went missing that evening, the family called for police help and began to desperately search the area.


More >> Texas CPS rips children from family after autistic daughter escapes hotel and drowns in nearby lake

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Suit over NYC foster care system continues

Beatings, sexual abuse, neglect and malnutrition. That’s what countless kids in the city’s foster care system have experienced on a daily basis, according to Marcia Robinson Lowry.

More >> Suit over NYC foster care system continues

Gag! Choke! Puke! - I'm sorry for posting this link.

Note: The following link is one assholes opinion.  Anybody who knows better knows that Hillary's ASFA destroys families.  The article does show just how sold the normal people are on this though.

For the Hillary haters, please read on. Her long history of major contributions toward children and families may soften your view. And if you are of the LDS faith where families are central, you may actually come to like her?

More >> Hillary has done much for children, families

Think a Tragedy Can’t Get Any Worse? Just Add Child Protective Services

In a field filled with subjectivity and bias, it’s sometimes assumed that one determination is easy: figuring out if a death was caused by child maltreatment.

More >> Think a Tragedy Can’t Get Any Worse? Just Add Child Protective Services

Nova Scotia court denies intellectually disabled parents custody of their children

Nova Scotia’s highest court has denied an intellectually disabled couple custody of their children, saying a lower court was wrong to prioritize the parents’ rights over their sons.

More >> Nova Scotia court denies intellectually disabled parents custody of their children

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Case of infant’s missing brain in Newfoundland to be reviewed by N.S. medical examiner

Eight months after a Labrador murder case fell apart because the infant victim’s brain went missing, the provincial government has called in Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Examiner to investigate what happened.

More >> Case of infant’s missing brain in Newfoundland to be reviewed by N.S. medical examiner

Grandmother believes child abuse claims against parents of grandson is conspiracy

An infant is fighting for his life following a child abuse incident that police said was at the hands of his parents.  However, 8 News NOW spoke with the child's grandmother, Tracy Leahy, who says it's all a conspiracy.

More >> Grandmother believes child abuse claims against parents of grandson is conspiracy

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

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