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Friday, November 28, 2014

Child welfare deaths no longer kept secret - At least not the ones we know about...

Child welfare deaths no longer kept secret

Alberta lifted the veil of secrecy over the deaths of children in care Thursday, pledging to publish key details about each death soon after a child dies.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Foster care tragedy: Karmah Jayne Hall's family learnt of her death on Facebook

Foster care tragedy: Karmah Jayne Hall's family learnt of her death on Facebook

The biological family of a 14-year-old girl who took her own life while in foster care have told of their anguish about learning of her death via Facebook.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Foster Dad Pleads Guilty in Hot Car Death



Foster Dad Pleads Guilty in Hot Car Death

A foster dad pleaded guilty Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter for leaving a 10-month-old girl inside a sweltering car outside of his house in July while he and his partner smoked marijuana.

Foster dad pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in baby’s death in hot car

Foster dad pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in baby’s death in hot car

Her initials were K.P.J., and she was 10 months old. She died on July 24 after the man taking care of her left her strapped in a car on a hot day in Wichita.

Paedophile foster carer who paid boy to take photos of his genitals is jailed

Paedophile foster carer who paid boy to take photos of his genitals is jailed

Christopher Purnell scoured the internet for images of underage children but claimed he was researching a book on naturism

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Quay County foster dad accused of inappropriately touching teenage boy

Quay County foster dad accused of inappropriately touching teenage boy

A foster dad has been arrested after he was accused of inappropriately touching a 16-year-old boy, according to New Mexico State Police.

11-year-old Milwaukee girl sexually assaulted in foster care

11-year-old Milwaukee girl sexually assaulted in foster care

An 11-year-old girl placed in foster care for her safety wound up sexually assaulted and pregnant.

Regulation needed to curb overprescribing of drugs for children, say advocates

Regulation needed to curb overprescribing of drugs for children, say advocates

Scrutiny of doctors who prescribe psychotropic drugs to California foster children intensified this week, with growing calls for regulators to consider whether financial relationships with pharmaceutical companies may be driving the excessive use of medication.

Treatment foster parent from Tucumcari arrested on child sexual assault charges

Treatment foster parent from Tucumcari arrested on child sexual assault charges

A 64-year-old man who was a treatment foster parent for the Turquoise Health and Wellness Center in Tucumcari was arrested Monday by New Mexico State Police for allegedly touching a 16-year-old boy inappropriately.

Teen assaults social worker, another causes disturbance

Teen assaults social worker, another causes disturbance

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary arrested a 13-year-old girl Monday afternoon for assaulting a social worker.

Teenager missing while in care of State

Teenager missing while in care of State

A teenager in the care of the State has been missing since last week, the Dublin District Family Court has been told.


Foster kids reunite with siblings in Tucson

Foster kids reunite with siblings in Tucson

Pima County held its annual Sibling Reunion Day Picnic, kids were able to talk, eat and play together. Often times Child Protective Services is forced to split up children because of limited room in group and foster homes. Many only see each other during court hearings and supervised visits.


After Years With Caregivers, Cherishing Her Independence


For Dejulaira Lopez, trust is in short supply. At 2 years old, she became a ward of the state and spent the next 18 years in more than half a dozen foster homes, where, she said, she often experienced physical and emotional abuse.

How some teenagers are forced from foster care into direct provision once they turn 18

How some teenagers are forced from foster care into direct provision once they turn 18

Teenagers from outside of Ireland who don’t have a parent or guardian are being forced to move from foster care into the direct provision system after they turn 18.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Watchdog calls for tighter regulation on foster care prescriber relationships with drug companies

Watchdog calls for tighter regulation on foster care prescriber relationships with drug companies

Scrutiny of doctors who prescribe psychotropic drugs to California foster children intensified Monday, with growing calls for regulators to consider whether financial relationships with pharmaceutical companies may be driving the excessive use of medication.

Drugging our kids: RX alliance rewards doctors as drug companies get richer

Drugging our kids: RX alliance rewards doctors as drug companies get richer

Olivia Hernandez always trusted the doctors who scribbled out prescription after prescription for the heavy-duty psychiatric drugs that clouded her teenage years in foster care.


DHS worker reported smelling marijuana at home of foster parents

DHS worker reported smelling marijuana at home of foster parents

Note: Oh my God!!!

A 3-year-old foster child who died of suspected child abuse in August was not removed from the home of his foster parents after a Department of Human Services worker smelled marijuana during a visit, according to a report released Friday.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Central Minnesota counties bear financial weight of child care due to declining foster homes

Central Minnesota counties bear financial weight of child care due to declining foster homes

A declining number of licensed foster homes in the St. Cloud area is costing nearby counties more money when they're forced to seek more expensive care for children, according to officials.

Note: Of course the thought of not snatching so many kids never crosses their minds.

Report released in death of Tulsa foster child

Report released in death of Tulsa foster child

A 3-year-old foster child who died of suspected child abuse in August was not removed from the home of his foster parents after a DHS worker smelled marijuana during a visit, according to a report released Friday.

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