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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Colorado foster children need more than medications

Colorado foster children need more than medications

There's little doubt that many children who come to Colorado's foster care system have lived through horrors that few of us can imagine and behave in ways that are hard to handle.

Portland teen stole foster mom's loaded gun and sold it to 'friend of a friend' in city park, police say

Portland teen stole foster mom's loaded gun and sold it to 'friend of a friend' in city park, police say

A 19-year-old is accused of stealing a gun from his foster mom and selling it to a "friend of a friend'' at a Portland park.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Baby in coma; Stockton foster father accused of child abuse

Baby in coma; Stockton foster father accused of child abuse

Police arrested Paul Taldeschi, 37, on suspicion of the child abuse of his 10-month-old foster daughter who is in a coma and not expected to survive.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Grieving family demands answers

Grieving family demands answers

Minutes after a baby's funeral took place, a family from Colombia demanded answers from Child and Family Services about why the infant died in its care -- and why the baby was seized in the first place.

33-Year-Old Foster Father Of 16-Year-old Exchange Student Charged With Having Sex With Her

33-Year-Old Foster Father Of 16-Year-old Exchange Student Charged With Having Sex With Her

The 33-year-old foster father of a 16-year-old exchange student has been charged with having sex with her.

Iowa teen competent to stand trial in foster brother's death, 2 experts testify

Iowa teen competent to stand trial in foster brother's death, 2 experts testify

Two mental health professionals who examined a teenager charged with killing his 5-year-old foster brother testified Wednesday that, though the youth is emotionally immature, they think he is competent to stand trial.

Foster dad's fury after a £1.99 Google app costs him more than £400

Foster dad's fury after a £1.99 Google app costs him more than £400

A foster family racked up a bill of more than £400 after buying their son a game on his tablet device – for just £1.99.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Burton foster dad gets prison time after sexually abusing 7-year-old boy

Burton foster dad gets prison time after sexually abusing 7-year-old boy

A Burton foster parent will spend at least 15 years in prison after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old boy he babysat.

Foster parent implicated in Big Island sex abuse scandal

Foster parent implicated in Big Island sex abuse scandal

A man once praised for adopting troubled youth on the Big Island is now being called a "monster" by his own boys.

We abandon thousands of foster care children a year

We abandon thousands of foster care children a year

In 2012 in the United States, 23,439 children in foster care turned 18 and were "emancipated" or "aged out." In simple terms, most of them were put out into the world on their own without housing, financial assistance or emotional support.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Group wants CPS changes after foster care deaths

Group wants CPS changes after foster care deaths

The non-profit group "Texans Care for Children" says the state is in crisis after ten children died in foster care last year. They released a report with numerous recommendations including increase foster parent training hours, adding a yearly home visit for foster parents and reduce CPS worker caseloads.

Antipsychotics for foster care kids with ADHD?

Antipsychotics for foster care kids with ADHD?

A recent study, one that received relatively scant media attention (compared with a concurrent New York Times piece about a new psychiatric diagnosis termed "sluggish cognitive tempo" that may be the "new ADHD") showed that antipsychotics are being prescribed to nearly one third of kids (age 2-17) in foster care who are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD.)

Foster father convicted of molesting two girls

Foster father convicted of molesting two girls

A 55-year-old foster father who has taken in more than 40 children over the years was convicted by a jury Monday of having continually sexually abused two of the girls.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Transgender Teen Outlines Years of Abuse While in DCF Custody

Transgender Teen Outlines Years of Abuse While in DCF Custody

A temporary restraining order has been filed in federal court on behalf of a transgender juvenile being detained at Connecticut's women's prison. It includes an affidavit from the 16 year old alleging multiple accounts of physical and sexual abuse while she was in DCF custody.

Advocates seek investigation into DCF treatment of court-involved youth

Advocates seek investigation into DCF treatment of court-involved youth

Child advocates are calling on state legislators to set up a special panel to investigate the treatment of children who are committed to the care of the Department of Children and Families for breaking the law.

Ex-foster child sues DSHS, alleging long list of horrors

Ex-foster child sues DSHS, alleging long list of horrors

A 20-year-old Tacoma woman who contends she was subjected to an odyssey of horror as a foster child has sued the state of Washington for $5 million.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Stop Drugging Foster Kids - Baby LK Report For April 13th 2014

25% of Colorado foster kids on psychotropic

25% of Colorado foster kids on psychotropic

A University of Colorado analysis found that more than 25 percent of Colorado's foster children in 2012 were prescribed psychotropic drugs and that about half of the children who were taking antipsychotics drugs were for "off-label" reasons not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration.

Note: And the're worried about these kids getting marijuana.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

If 'emotional abuse’ is to be a crime, who is guilty here?

If 'emotional abuse’ is to be a crime, who is guilty here?

A mother's misunderstood comment led to her being jailed and her daughter put into a care home

Families to be given $3000 cash hand-out to adopt foster child

Families to be given $3000 cash hand-out to adopt foster child

Note: How many will do it for the money?

FAMILIES who adopt a foster child will receive a $3000 cash handout under a state government plan to help find stable homes for thousands of neglected children.

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