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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Migrant Children Drugged Without Consent At Government Centers, Court Documents Show

Staff working on the behalf of the Office of Refugee Resettlement are routinely drugging detained child migrants with psychotropics without their parents’ consent, according to legal filings.

Trump administration officials have repeatedly insisted that the family separation policy they implemented over the last six weeks is humane. But the ongoing lawsuit over the Flores agreement, a 1997 settlement that partly governs the detention of child migrants that the White House hopes to overturn, alleges a litany of wrongdoings at the ORR-contracted facilities.

More >> Migrant Children Drugged Without Consent At Government Centers, Court Documents Show




Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Trump signs order that he says will keep migrant families together

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that he says will keep migrant families together during detention on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The president backed down from his administration's policy of splitting migrant families, which for days the White House insisted could only end through congressional action. Facing a nationwide uproar and bipartisan calls to at least temporarily end the practice, the president said he "didn't like the sight or feeling of families being separated."

More >> Trump signs order that he says will keep migrant families together

FLASHBACK: LOS FEDERALES TOOK THIS AMERICAN WOMAN’S KIDS AWAY FOR LETTING THEM WALK HOME ALONE

Democrats and some Republicans are losing their minds because border officials are following the law by separating illegal immigrant families at the border, but state officials were also following the law when they investigated and found an American couple guilty of neglect for letting their kids walk home alone.

People are clamoring over the alleged mistreatment of illegal immigrant children, but a mother and father were investigated and found guilty of child neglect by Maryland Child Protective Services (MCPS) in 2015 when they let their kids walk home by themselves. MCPS told the Silver Spring parents their kids would be forced into foster homes unless they made a safety plan. Parents can’t leave kids under eight years home alone in Maryland.

More >> FLASHBACK: LOS FEDERALES TOOK THIS AMERICAN WOMAN’S KIDS AWAY FOR LETTING THEM WALK HOME ALONE

'What's wrong with DCS?' One foster parent's answers may surprise you


Almost 16 and a half thousand children are in the state's foster care system.

While Gov. Holcomb promises to improve the embattled department of child services, Eyewitness News went looking for an expert.

More >> 'What's wrong with DCS?' One foster parent's answers may surprise you

The Media Circus at the Border

This is the hottest distraction of the day, I am going to try to make a little sense out of it for you.



All of the following links were posted within the last 24 hours.

Here we go.

Whose to blame?


Whose Against It?


Where are they putting the kids?



What can the parents do about it?


What will happen to the kids?

The longer children remain in institutional settings, the greater their risk of depression, post-traumatic stress and other mental health problems.


How they want to sucker you in.













Frustrated child welfare workers appeal to state lawmakers for help

Frustrated child welfare workers appealed to state lawmakers for help during a briefing on Tuesday, where they shared their struggles — which include overwhelming caseloads.

"I love this job and I would never leave this job, but I will tell you this is the least amount of money that I've ever made and I get questioned for every little overtime that I need to do," said social worker Stacia Ohira.

More >> Frustrated child welfare workers appeal to state lawmakers for help

Distraught mum tells of 'living nightmare' she endured after social services investigated her for daughter's injury

A distraught mum has told of the “living nightmare” she was forced to endure when her daughter was injured at nursery – prompting a two-year safeguarding investigation and fight for justice – all while grieving for her brother, who was tragically killed.

Deanna Jacobs, from Stokenchurch, says she was made to feel like she was responsible for an unexplained injury her two-year-old daughter Nicole received while at a nursery called Positive Steps in the village in January 2016 – and even faced having her daughter taken off of her.

More >> Distraught mum tells of 'living nightmare' she endured after social services investigated her for daughter's injury

L.A. County children and family services employee accused of possessing child porn



A 54-year-old man who works as an adoption manager with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography, police said Tuesday.

More >> L.A. County children and family services employee accused of possessing child porn

Man accused of raping 8 year-old girl in foster care

A Silver Spring Twp. man is accused of raping and videotaping an 8 year-old girl while she was in his care. Police say Shane Mehaffie, 48, was supposed to be taking care of the girl, a foster child, while her foster mother was vacationing in the Dominican Republic last summer.

More >> Man accused of raping 8 year-old girl in foster care
A social worker from B.C. is calling for legislative change since discovering an Ontario children's aid society was allowed to disclose her identity after she'd reported a concern anonymously.

Despite giving individuals the option to report anonymously, there is nothing in provincial legislation that requires children's aid societies to protect the anonymity of people who report possible child abuse or neglect.

More >> Anonymous reporting not guaranteed: Ontario has no privacy protection for people who report child abuse

Note:  I believe that anonymous reporting is one of the problems.  You should be able to face your accuser.

Report: Man found in cemetery with 5 underage girls he allegedly took from foster care

A 20-year-old man has been arrested after five foster children from Alabama were found in Mississippi.

The Sun Herald reported that Jordan Lamar McClain faces felony child abuse charges.

Police said McClain made contact with a 16-year-old girl in foster care in Mobile, Alabama, and the two planned to hang out. When McClain drove from Ocean Springs, Mississippi, to pick her up, he also took four other girls, ages 11-14, from the foster home.

More >> Report: Man found in cemetery with 5 underage girls he allegedly took from foster care

VISAS DENIED FOR ADOPTED BABIES: 5 B.C. families stuck in Japan

Ryan Hoag spent his first Father’s Day separated from his wife and baby daughter by more than 7,500 kilometres and reams of red tape.

Hoag’s family is stuck in Toyko unable to return to their home in Coquitlam, B.C., because the federal government won’t issue a visa for the newly adopted infant.

More >> VISAS DENIED FOR ADOPTED BABIES: 5 B.C. families stuck in Japan

Lawsuit filed after foster child placed in sex offender's home


A lawsuit has been filed against employees of the Department of Child Safety after a 7-year-old was placed in a home where a registered sex offender was on the record living.

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Children placed at risk due to failings of Child and Family Agency, report finds

Some of Ireland’s most vulnerable children were potentially placed at risk due to major system failures within the Child and Family Agency (Tusla), an investigation has found.

The failings were found by the Health, Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) to have stemmed from a gap between national Tusla policy and what was actually happening on the ground.

More >> Children placed at risk due to failings of Child and Family Agency, report finds

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Government Boarding Schools Once Separated Native American Children From Families

In 1879, U.S. cavalry captain Richard Henry Pratt opened a boarding school in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. But it wasn’t the kind of boarding school that rich parents send their children to. Rather, the Carlisle Indian Industrial School was a government-backed institution that forcibly separated Native American children from their parents in order to, as Pratt put it, “kill the Indian in him, and save the man.”

More >> Government Boarding Schools Once Separated Native American Children From Families

The state took her foster license away. But the kids stayed with her. Why?

The state determined Natasha Shimp no longer was fit to hold a foster license. Yet, the Department of Child Safety left three small children in her care for 1½ years; one of them is still with her.

Since then, the former Tempe foster mother has been on a dogged quest to collect the thousands of dollars of foster payments she says she's entitled to for the children's care.

More >> The state took her foster license away. But the kids stayed with her. Why?

State child abuse investigator charged with assaulting teen

A state child abuse and neglect investigator has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenager.

The Lansing State Journal reports 34-year-old Daniel William Hulings of Bath Township is free on bond after being arraigned June 7 on seven counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Clinton County District Court.

More >> State child abuse investigator charged with assaulting teen

Bomb threat at Miami Department of Children and Families

Police are investigating a bomb threat the the Department of Children and Families in Miami.

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Child abuse expert’s testimony refutes defense claim that CPR killed foster boy


A prosecution expert specializing in child abuse testified on Monday, refuting the main defense claim that CPR tragically killed a 2-year old foster boy.

More >> Child abuse expert’s testimony refutes defense claim that CPR killed foster boy

The separating the children from their parents at the border media circus.

I've just saved the links for a few days, and there are hundreds.  I will post the best ones and try to keep it from being overly repetitive.  And it will grow today.  



Members of Jeff Sessions' own church filed a formal complaint against the attorney general, accusing him of "child abuse," "immorality," and "racial discrimination" and the “dissemination of doctrines contrary to the established standards of doctrines” of the United Methodist Church.

More >> Members of Sessions' church accuse him of 'child abuse' on family separation

Whose to blame?




Whose against it?



Where are they putting the kids?


What can the families do about it?



Like she's one to talk...



















The other child tragedy: The tens of thousands of children the foster system has lost

The public has exploded in outrage at American immigration authorities' treatment of children in recent months, but meanwhile there are tens of thousands of other children who are unaccounted for in this country: the more than 60,000 foster children who have gone missing.

More >> The other child tragedy: The tens of thousands of children the foster system has lost

The Irish Times view on child welfare: Insights into State failings

When the interests of service providers take precedence over the rights and needs of their clients, public trust is undermined. This divergence in priorities took dramatic form in the CervicalCheck scandal. But its effects on the lives of vulnerable adolescents, as outlined in successive reports by the Ombudsman for Children Niall Muldoon, have yet to be addressed.

Muldoon’s frustration over the sub-standard services being provided by the HSE to suicidal children comes though in his annual report. He itemises a shortfall in the number of consultant psychiatrists; the persistence of nine-to-five service contracts and an absence of out-of-hours emergency care in seven counties. Poor administration is not confined to medical care. An Oireachtas committee was told on Wednesday that psychiatric services in Wexford and Waterford would be withdrawn because of resignations arising from unsafe working conditions and outdated buildings.

More >> The Irish Times view on child welfare: Insights into State failings

Monday, June 18, 2018

Study: Utah, other Republican-majority states give dads less custody time

Divorced dads in Republican-majority states receive significantly less custody time than those in Democrat-majority states and swing states, according to a new study.

More >> Study: Utah, other Republican-majority states give dads less custody time

Plagued by problems, Ohio’s child support system is set for sweeping reforms. Here’s what would change.

Ohio’s child support system, plagued with an outdated formula used to calculate payments, $100 million a year in unpaid support and non-custodial parents who slip into the underground economy to avoid wage garnishments, may soon get its most sweeping reform in decades.

The impact of newly-passed legislation on families will vary based on factors such as income, health care coverage, child care arrangements and more.

More >> Plagued by problems, Ohio’s child support system is set for sweeping reforms. Here’s what would change.

Parents' horror after man 'posing as social worker tries to kidnap their 10-month-old son'

A couple have warned other parents to be on guard after a man claiming to be a social worker allegedly tried to kidnap their 10-month-old son.

Sharnice Dwyer and Lee Hart said the man started staring through their home's windows in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, yesterday morning.

More >> Parents' horror after man 'posing as social worker tries to kidnap their 10-month-old son'

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