- The Mothers Act Disease Mongering Campaign – Part II
- UK assaults families, then demands silence
- Children’s Services slammed
- Caring for Madagascar’s orphans
- Hospital Where Octuplets Born Fined Nearly $200K
- Oldest Woman To Give Birth Dies, Leaving Twins
- `Where’s Ontario’s humanity?’ mom asks
- How social workers missed abuse of six children for years
- Family Attorney Blows the Whistle on State Child Protective Services Agencies
- We,the people
- Michigan DHS on Twitter
- From Twitter
- Counter Intelligence: Child Welfare Groups Boycott “Orphan”
- Alberta judge slams civil servant over foster case
- Child abuse complaints reported to DHS declining
- More sugar coated bullshit from David Isley of the Examiner
- Infant’s injuries renew debate on DHS role
- Boy beaten to death was the subject of a dozen calls to L.A. County abuse hotline
|The Mothers Act Disease Mongering Campaign – Part IIPosted: 27 Jul 2009 04:57 AM PDT
The Mothers Act legislation specifically defines the term “postpartum conditions” as “postpartum depression” or “postpartum psychosis.” Use of the Act as an 8-year disease mongering campaign to further promote the new cottage industry of “reproductive psychiatry,” or “reproductive mental health,” comes from websites often run by people who will financially benefit from passage of the Act.
|UK assaults families, then demands silencePosted: 27 Jul 2009 04:49 AM PDT
Crystal Walton was taken by SS from her Mum and Dad, who were told to stay away from media. Imagine the shock of seeing your baby advertised for adoption while you are fighting to have her returned! Then Gagged by the Courts….
|SickoPosted: 26 Jul 2009 08:51 PM PDT
Michael Moore’s Sicko is up on Google Video.
|Children’s Services slammedPosted: 26 Jul 2009 08:46 PM PDT
A senior Alberta judge has called on the attorney general to investigate the “disturbing” conduct of Children’s Services staff in a case that raises troubling questions about how the department operates and who is ultimately responsible for children in care.
|Caring for Madagascar’s orphansPosted: 26 Jul 2009 04:49 PM PDT
Madagascar is one of the world’s poorest countries, and countless children scramble to survive in its streets. A new charity has taken a few of them in, determined to feed, school and house them until they can make it on their own.
|Hospital Where Octuplets Born Fined Nearly $200KPosted: 26 Jul 2009 11:27 AM PDT
The Southern California hospital where Nadya Suleman’s octuplets were born has been fined $187,500 for failing to protect their medical privacy.
|Oldest Woman To Give Birth Dies, Leaving TwinsPosted: 26 Jul 2009 11:17 AM PDT
At age 66 Maria del Carmen Bousada had twins, becoming the world’s oldest person to give birth and raising questions about maternity so late in life. Bousada died Saturday at age 69, leaving behind boys not yet 3, Spanish newspapers reported.
|`Where’s Ontario’s humanity?’ mom asksPosted: 26 Jul 2009 10:34 AM PDT
Still no policy to ensure parents won’t have to lose custody to get care for disabled kids
|How social workers missed abuse of six children for yearsPosted: 26 Jul 2009 10:31 AM PDT
Social services failed to spot the abuse of six children from the same family for at least six years.
|Family Attorney Blows the Whistle on State Child Protective Services AgenciesPosted: 26 Jul 2009 09:49 AM PDT
Practicing family attorney Gregory Hession confirms child protective service agencies engage in abusive, deliberate and dirty tricks motivated by federal funding.
|We,the peoplePosted: 26 Jul 2009 09:43 AM PDT
“We,the people, call for a NEW era in “child protective services”–an era that does not vilify parents. Rather, an era of “Compassionate Preventative Services” and of FAMILY-oriented services. Where removal of a child from their family home is truly a last resort or for a truly life-saving one–NOT the answer to ALL “concerns” as it has been misused for.
Further, we, the people, the parents, and future parents, call for better, broader funding that ASSISTS FAMILIES to stay together and to maintain a decent home. This can include, but not limited to, a wide range of services: from drug/alcohol prevention and treatment, to providing child care centers and better funding, to a better food pantry system, to possibly attaching aid programs to social security numbers, in order to verify need, housing, employment, etc. with one piece of information required instead of several as it is now. (this would also reduce the need for paper as well, being “green”)..,,,,We want the actual help we made need instead of family destruction……”
|Michigan DHS on TwitterPosted: 26 Jul 2009 09:41 AM PDT
|From TwitterPosted: 26 Jul 2009 09:37 AM PDT
Thinking how the New York City Children Protective Services allowed my child to be abused by a foster mother
|Counter Intelligence: Child Welfare Groups Boycott “Orphan”Posted: 26 Jul 2009 09:12 AM PDT
See why child welfare agencies want to boycott the horror film “Orphan” and take a look at our list of must-reads that will have you chatting at the lunch counter, over IM or wherever it is that people actually talk these days.
Note: And it was a good movie too.
|Alberta judge slams civil servant over foster casePosted: 26 Jul 2009 08:58 AM PDT
An Alberta Court of Appeal judge has called on the attorney general to investigate the “disturbing” conduct of Children’s Services staff who failed to return a boy to his foster mother after being ordered to do so by the courts.
|Child abuse complaints reported to DHS decliningPosted: 26 Jul 2009 08:44 AM PDT
State leaders issued a mandate in 2000 that set the tone for everyone involved in child welfare: “When in doubt, take the child out.”
|More sugar coated bullshit from David Isley of the ExaminerPosted: 26 Jul 2009 08:31 AM PDT
When a child has been in foster care for any length of time, each move is more important than the next. During their transition, foster children will often feel a sense of fear and uncertainty. The responsibility of the social worker is to communicate with that foster child about whatever feelings that child is having and to slowly make necessary changes to help that foster child along their journey.
|Infant’s injuries renew debate on DHS rolePosted: 26 Jul 2009 08:23 AM PDT
As Ethan Neiderbach fights for his life, a debate is being revived over what his injuries should mean.
|Boy beaten to death was the subject of a dozen calls to L.A. County abuse hotlinePosted: 26 Jul 2009 08:16 AM PDT
A 6-year-old boy whose battered body was found on the floor of a South Los Angeles home was the subject of about a dozen calls to L.A. County’s child abuse hotline alleging abuse or neglect, a county official briefed about the case told The Times on Friday.