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Showing posts with label foster care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label foster care. Show all posts

Friday, February 27, 2015

Foster children suffer under for-profit foster care

Foster children suffer under for-profit foster care

Children are the most under-represented among all groups. As minors they are not given the same resources or legitimacy as other groups, and their concerns are often regarded as naïve or unfounded.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

California Lawmakers Scrutinize Psychotropic Drug Prescriptions to Foster Kids

California Lawmakers Scrutinize Psychotropic Drug Prescriptions to Foster Kids

In California, 63,000 children and teenagers are in foster care in private homes or group homes run by the state.

A quarter of them were prescribed potent psychotropic drugs.

Two teens to face trial in death at group home

Two teens to face trial in death at group home

Two teens were ordered to stand trial as adults in the beating death of a former Hollidaysburg teenager at a Pittsburgh-area group home for troubled boys last month.

Foster Father Defends Facebook Photo of Toddler

Foster Father Defends Facebook Photo of Toddler

A photo popped up on Facebook of a little boy in a diaper appearing to be caged. We did some investigating and discovered a Jacksonville foster parent posted the photo. The caption under the photo stated, "I don't think he will get out anymore at night (bed time) and destroy the house and find the older kid's hidden candy and eat it up. Thanks to my wonderful hubby."

Post-Sandusky child protection laws won't work, if state child abuse hotline isn't working well

Post-Sandusky child protection laws won't work, if state child abuse hotline isn't working well

In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse case, the state Legislature passed 23 new bills aimed at improving protections for children. Some of those laws, including one widening the list of those required to report suspected child abuse, went into effect Dec. 31. Lancaster County Children & Youth Social Service Agency has been deluged with child abuse reports in the past two months.


Denver Mayor Michael Hancock addresses DHS failures, claims department will 'tighten the reins'

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock addresses DHS failures, claims department will 'tighten the reins'

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock this week said the city's Human Services department will "tighten the reins" after an ongoing CALL7 investigation revealed that department employees had placed children with sex offenders, failed to properly complete hundreds of background checks, and falsified child safety records in the case of a two-month-old child's death.




New foster care system proposed for B.C. that keeps neediest kids’ families involved

New foster care system proposed for B.C. that keeps neediest kids’ families involved

When the foster father of a teenager tormented by imaginary voices became too anxious for the safety of his own children, British Columbia's children's ministry approved his plan to move the youth to a rental unit he paid someone else to staff.

The Brief Life and Private Death of Alexandria Hill

The Brief Life and Private Death of Alexandria Hill

THE SUN WAS BEATING down on Rockdale, Texas, when Donna Winkler arrived at her sister's ranch-style, clapboard house on the afternoon of July 29, 2013. Winkler was concerned about Sherill. At the age of 54, she had lost her job as a school bus driver after falling and injuring her wrist. Her husband, Clemon Small, a former crack addict, only worked a few days a week as a karaoke DJ. Recently, the Smalls had moved from nearby Austin to Rockdale, population 5,400, to cut costs.


Huntsville foster mother indicted on charges she beat, burned foster kids

Huntsville foster mother indicted on charges she beat, burned foster kids

A Huntsville woman was indicted this month on charges that she physically abused two of her foster children, one of whom she allegedly immersed in scalding water.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Foster family could be out of options in fight for girl

Foster family could be out of options in fight for girl

A Tennessee foster family fighting to recover the little girl they raised from infancy could be out of options after a judge ruled that Sonya McCaul no longer needs to be looked after by the state.

A For-Profit Foster Care Agency, Traded on the Stock Exchange, Deadly to Children

A For-Profit Foster Care Agency, Traded on the Stock Exchange, Deadly to Children

One of the nation’s largest for-profit foster care agencies, Mentor, has recently come under scrutiny after investigation has revealed a string of missteps leading to abuse, mistreatment, and several deaths. While organization executives have dismissed claims that National Mentor Holdings’ negligence has resulted in substandard services, the company has received some of the highest numbers of serious violations in several states, including Massachusetts, Georgia, and Texas.

Move to expand services for Virginia foster care kids is killed

Move to expand services for Virginia foster care kids is killed

An effort to expand help to young people who age out of the state's foster care system got the axe in the budget deal negotiated by a handful of influential members of the House of Delegates and state Senate.

Father speaks out about foster parent allegedly abusing daughter


A former Laramie foster parent faces 11 charges of sexual abuse of a minor in Converse County stemming from allegations he sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl in Douglas.

Denver Human Services caseworker claims she was forced to lie about placing child with sex offender

Denver Human Services caseworker claims she was forced to lie about placing child with sex offender

A Denver Human Services caseworker has claimed under oath that she was forced to place a child in a home where he was later abused. She claims that she expressed concerns about the decision, but her supervisor told her she would be fired if she went "against the department."

Lawmakers fear overuse of psychiatric drugs on foster kids

At a hearing Tuesday, California lawmakers will examine why the state's foster children are being prescribed psychiatric drugs at three times the rate of other youth.
Note: This story has generated some interesting, and might I say, dramatic headlines that are designed to grab the attention of the stupid people just long enough to increase the value of the newspaper advertising slots.  Let's look at a few.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Police: 'Kidnapped' foster children returned, mom at-large

Police: 'Kidnapped' foster children returned, mom at-large

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is asking the public to be on the lookout for an East Hills woman who is wanted for kidnapping her three biological daughters.

How To Make Money From CPS - Pizza fundraiser to benefit kids in foster care

With National Child Abuse Awareness (Propaganda) Month coming up barely over a month away (April), you can bet your sweet ass that all of the agencies who make their money off of the nations vulnerable children and families will be planning their fun awareness campaigns, award ceremonies, events and fundraisers.

They will fluff the numbers and stand around telling the most horrific child abuse stories in a desperate attempt to tug on your heartstrings enough to move you to action to donate your hard earned money so they can steal and service more kids.  There will be dinners where the proceeds are donated to a CASA chapter.   There will be day long awareness events and even road races and games with prizes, where the proceeds and entry fees will benefit some child abuse program.  There blue pinwheel's and ribbons for sale all across the good old USA!  You'll be able to write your name on a paper blue ribbon cut out and stick it up in the window of a store for a dollar!


With that said, small business owners can also benefit from the activities of the Child Protective Industry.  By simply offering to donate a small portion of their profits to an agency or a program that deals with abused or neglected children, they are often granted free advertising in newspaper articles like this one which set off this whole little rant here...


... where you even buy a lottery ticket to win a free pizza for a dollar, and get a pizza while you're there (how can you resist once the smell of pizza hits you?) Thus increasing overall sales and profitability in the process.

And the best part is that the normal people fall for it!





Monday, February 23, 2015

Use of Medication On Foster Youth Investigated

Use of Medication On Foster Youth Investigated

Democratic Senator Jim Beall says nearly a quarter of adolescents in the California foster care system are being prescribed mood or behavior altering drugs. And he says it’s not clear who is in charge of tracking the medications foster children take.

Judge: State can't hold foster kids at mental hospital for indefinite stretches


Facing allegations that it improperly warehoused foster children at North Star psychiatric hospital in Anchorage, the Alaska Office of Children’s Services has been ordered by a state Superior Court judge not to keep children at the facility for indefinite periods of time.  


Pittsburgh police search for mom wanted for kidnapping her biological children

Pittsburgh police search for mom wanted for kidnapping her biological children

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is asking the public to be on the lookout for an East Hills woman who is wanted for kidnapping her three biological daughters.

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