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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Firm conducting study on Nebraska’s child welfare system, seeks Omaha-area parents and families

Firm conducting study on Nebraska’s child welfare system, seeks Omaha-area parents and families

A national research firm is seeking Omaha-area parents, foster families and others who have had experience with Nebraska’s child welfare system in the last couple of years.

Group wants statewide foster child education plan

Group wants statewide foster child education plan

Proponents of a program that links foster children with education advocates to improve their success in school want the Arizona Legislature to expand a pilot program now used just in Pima County.

Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance Statement on Jane Doe

Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance Statement on Jane Doe

Jane Doe’s running away this morning from Department of Children and Families custody was not surprising.

Jane, a transgender girl who is being held in isolation at the Connecticut Juvenile Training School, a boys’ prison, allegedly ran away when she was taken outside CJTS for treatment.

Associations Between Early Life Stress, Child Maltreatment, and Pubertal Development Among Girls in Foster Care

Associations Between Early Life Stress, Child Maltreatment, and Pubertal Development Among Girls in Foster Care

The present study investigated pubertal development in girls with maltreatment histories (N = 100), assessed at four time points over 2 years beginning in the spring of their final year of elementary school. This sample is unique, in that participants were subject to an unusual level of environmental risk early in life and resided in foster care at the start of the study. Analyses replicated the previously established association between sexual abuse and earlier onset of maturation and earlier age at menarche. Physical abuse was related to a more rapid tempo of pubertal development across the period assessed. These results strengthen previous investigations of childhood maltreatment and puberty, highlighting the complexity and specificity of early life experiences for later development.

Mother grieving for one son, fighting for another

Mother grieving for one son, fighting for another

It's an overcast Tuesday morning, and Katherine Wooten walks into her mother's northeast side home and sits on a brown and blue checkered couch. The 23-year-old Wooten is wearing a black v-neck T-shirt and gray sweatpants. Her dark hair is pulled back in a ponytail and a pink head band brightens her otherwise somber appearance on a gloomy morning.

Sask. Children’s Advocate probes another foster care death

Sask. Children’s Advocate probes another foster care death

Remembering when he stood at Jake’s grave, Children’s Advocate Bob Pringle became emotional in discussing his report into the toddler’s death in an overburdened foster home, after a revolving door of caregivers.

More testimony in case of woman accused of killing child



More testimony in case of woman accused of killing child

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Florida Turns To Child Development Science To Improve Foster Care

Florida Turns To Child Development Science To Improve Foster Care

Foster parents are one of the keys to reforming Florida’s troubled child-welfare system, experts say.

Note: They turned to science when they started drugging the kids on psych meds too.

Transgender Teen At Center Of Controversy Found After Escaping From Program

Transgender Teen At Center Of Controversy Found After Escaping From Program

The Department of Children and Families released a statement confirming the transgender teen who had been held at an adult corrections facility until recently, had escaped on the first day of a therapeutic program.



Children’s advocate wants Saskatchewan foster homes to be licensed

Children’s advocate wants Saskatchewan foster homes to be licensed

Saskatchewan’s children’s advocate is calling on the provincial government to require all foster homes in the province to be licensed.

Judge: ‘It is not very often I get to do this’ – Two children returned to mother after three years in care

Judge: ‘It is not very often I get to do this’ – Two children returned to mother after three years in care

TWO CHILDREN WERE returned to their mother after three years in care. The judge said it was a “good news story” that she didn’t come across too often.

Boy in State care set duvet on fire in the middle of the room while he was still in it

Boy in State care set duvet on fire in the middle of the room while he was still in it

A CASE CAME before a judge involving a Traveller family where one of the children was in care. An interim care order was before the court in relation to the boy, but due to behavioural issues, there was concern about the placement.

Court told of ‘serious implications’ if child who has had ‘multiple foster homes’ is moved again

Court told of ‘serious implications’ if child who has had ‘multiple foster homes’ is moved again

A CASE INVOLVING a young girl who had been in multiple foster homes from a young age appeared before a judge.

The court was told that the child was currently in foster care and the foster parents had agreed to take the child on long-term, however, they then “changed their mind”.

Foster child who died before 2nd birthday focus of report

Foster child who died before 2nd birthday focus of report

Saskatchewan's children's advocate says he's troubled by the case of a toddler in foster care who died in his bed before his second birthday.

FOSTER MOM SENTENCED FOR BEATING INFANT ON THE HEAD WITH BABY BOTTLE

FOSTER MOM SENTENCED FOR BEATING INFANT ON THE HEAD WITH BABY BOTTLE

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that Samantha Renee Headcarrier, 24, of Browning, Montana, has been sentenced to ten years in prison, followed by three years’ supervised release, and a special assessment of $100, after pleading guilty to Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Felony Child Abuse. Headcarrier was the foster mother of an eight-month old baby and the abuse was severe enough to cause the child, now nearly two years old, lifelong injuries.

State, districts struggle to support foster youth

State, districts struggle to support foster youth

California’s bold initiative to provide extra support for foster youth in school is proving difficult for most districts to implement, advocates say.

Under the Local Control Funding Formula, lawmakers recognized that foster youth had special needs by creating a separate subgroup so they could receive targeted services. However, the advocates point to a number of obstacles to attaining that goal, including the need to inform schools about which of their students are in foster care. Even though the school year has begun, the state has yet to provide districts with the names of their foster students.

Report Shows Widespread Problems In Miami-Dade Child Welfare System

Report Shows Widespread Problems In Miami-Dade Child Welfare System

A report by a team of child-welfare professionals has identified major problems throughout a system of care that is struggling to protect children in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Nubia Barahona’s adoptive sister sues DCF

Nubia Barahona’s adoptive sister sues DCF 

The adoptive sister of Nubia Barahona, the child whose gruesome death while under the care of her adoptive father and mother shook Florida a few years ago, filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Florida Department of Children & Families, a child welfare worker, and two former DCF investigators.

Man stabbed trying to help suicidal foster brother

Man stabbed trying to help suicidal foster brother

A young man who was threatening to kill himself with a knife in the Jamacha neighborhood stabbed his foster brother who was trying to stop him from doing so, a police officer said Monday.

Two-thirds of sibling groups put into foster care in the Royal Borough split up

Two-thirds of sibling groups put into foster care in the Royal Borough split up

A LACK of carers has led to three-quarters of siblings in the Royal Borough being separated when going into foster care.

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