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

Saturday, January 24, 2015

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.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

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.

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.

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.

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.

Monday, January 19, 2015

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).

Saturday, January 17, 2015

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.


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