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No arrests imminent in probe of group home

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 04:49 AM PDT

No arrests imminent in probe of group home

No arrests are expected any time soon for possible crimes committed at a Tallahassee group home for troubled teens from which residents were removed in May after reports of abuse.

 

 
 

 

Child Health Welfare Cuts

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 04:39 AM PDT

One of those last minute cuts the governor made involved taking away millions of dollars from Child Welfare Services. John Schwada has the video report.

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1040637

 

 
 

 

NZ referendum to decide child discipline law

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 04:23 AM PDT

NZ referendum to decide child discipline law

New Zealanders are about to vote on Friday on whether or not parents have the right to physically discipline their kids. They will start casting postal votes in a referendum on the country’s controversial anti-smacking laws. But to most outsiders this exercise in direct democracy seems somewhat strange, and whatever the result, the politicians have said they have no intention of changing the law. But that hasn’t dampened the passion on either side of this rather awkwardly worded question.

 

 
 

 

Los Angeles boy’s beating death came after two exams, records show

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 04:21 AM PDT

Los Angeles boy’s beating death came after two exams, records show

Documents raise more questions about social workers’ decisions in the Dae’von Bailey case as the manhunt for a murder suspect intensifies.

 

 
 

 

Wednesday’s Child: Four Siblings

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 04:11 AM PDT

The circus is in town. Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey, that is. What better place to take an adorable sibling set of four kids than to a family-oriented event?

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1040631

They all don’t even live together.

 

 
 

 

Human services: “Governor sliced heart of child protection”

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 09:11 PM PDT

Human services: “Governor sliced heart of child protection”

Kern County human and social service agencies are in shock and angered by the governor’s last minute budget cuts.

 

 
 

 

New movie ‘Orphan’ has parents upset

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 09:02 PM PDT

Awake’s Afton Spriggs gives you the scoop on all the stories creating online buzz.

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1032418?wpid=2167

 

 
 

 

There’s something wrong with Esther!

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 09:00 PM PDT

Is it worth sitting thru this movie to find out what her secret is???

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1034147?wpid=2167

Note: I give it an A+. It was a good movie.

 

 
 

 

Child Protective Services Not so Protective – Child Protective Agencies Motivated by Money

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 08:47 PM PDT

Child Protective Services Not so Protective – Child Protective Agencies Motivated by Money

Child protective services agencies are only acting in accordance with Pavlov’s laws of behavioral conditioning. They are exhibiting more and more of the behaviors that earn them a reward rather than doing those things which genuinely protect children who are being abused by their parents or caregivers.

 

 
 

 

Jacks Guilty of Murdering Daughters

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 08:44 PM PDT

Banita Jacks was found guilty on Wednesday of killing her four daughters. D.C. Superior Court Judge Frederick H. Weisberg convicted 34-year-old Banita Jacks on Wednesday. Weisberg decided the case himself after Jacks waived her right to a jury trial.

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1039887?wpid=2167

 

 
 

 

5 Year Old Hit by Police Car

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 07:53 PM PDT

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1038967?wpid=2167

 

 
 

 

CPS: Child With STD Dies from Injuries

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 07:46 PM PDT

A 4-year old whose body was covered in injuries is dead.

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1040124?wpid=2167

 

 
 

 

Case Law Development: Poverty Not A Basis for Termination of Parental Rights

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 07:45 PM PDT

Case Law Development: Poverty Not A Basis for Termination of Parental Rights

 

 
 

 

HOW TO FILE COMPLAINTS AGAINST MPH, SOCIAL WORKERS, GALS

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 07:32 PM PDT

HOW TO FILE COMPLAINTS AGAINST MPH, SOCIAL WORKERS, GALS

Use this form letter to file a complaint with the correct authority when you believe an evaluator other mental health professional has violated his or her ethical guidelines, or behaved improperly or negligently. This could include such acts as improperly releasing (or refusing to release) treatment records, becoming improperly involved with a patient or client, performing an incomplete or biased custody evaluation, or other behavior(s) which are illegal, inappropriate, or contrary to ethical standards. Make sure you have solid, documented evidence of the behavior or actions you detail in your complaint.

 

 
 

 

A Critical Look At the Child Welfare System Falsification of Records

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 07:26 PM PDT

A Critical Look At the Child Welfare System Falsification of Records

Caseworkers often are caught in a Catch-22 situation, where
they would have to doctor paperwork or have to acknowledge
that they are not doing their job.

Benjamin Wolf — American Civil Liberties Union
September, 1996

 

 
 

 

Foster kids lost in system because of the recession

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 07:23 PM PDT

Foster kids lost in system because of the recession

Times are tough and while people may be looking for work, imagine trying to find a family. That’s the harsh reality for more and more foster children. And for people who may not think they have the means to be a foster parent, keep in mind, financial support is availible.

 

 
 

 

Foster carer facing child sex charges

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 05:02 PM PDT

Foster carer facing child sex charges

A FORMER Murraylands foster carer has been charged with multiple child sex offences allegedly committed on a girl more than 20 years ago.

 

 
 

 

‘They came home to find all their stuff packed’ — A local couple wanted to become foster parents

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 06:53 AM PDT

‘They came home to find all their stuff packed’ — A local couple wanted to become foster parents

If you love something, set it free, goes the saying.

 


 

Update: LCSO, DCF confirm investigation of children’s group home

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 06:43 AM PDT

Update: LCSO, DCF confirm investigation of children’s group home

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a group home off Idlewild Drive in eastern Leon County, Sgt. Tony Drzewiecki said.

 


 

Ofsted inspectors lacking experience, warns child protection chief

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 06:37 AM PDT

Ofsted inspectors lacking experience, warns child protection chief

The competence of Ofsted to inspect children’s services and help to protect young people from abuse and neglect has been challenged by the Government’s child protection chief.

 


 

Psycho-drama POPPIES makes a hero out of opium addicted Child Protective Services worker

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 05:37 AM PDT

Psycho-drama POPPIES makes a hero out of opium addicted Child Protective Services worker

The psycho-drama POPPIES made its Los Angeles premiere at the AOF Film Festival at the Laemmle Theater located in Pasadena, California on Friday, July 24, 2009 . The festival runs July 24–July 31. The full-length feature film is also nominated for “Best Social Commentary Award.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7gbNvNoY-U

 


 

Death of a child

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 05:31 AM PDT

Death of a child

Two weeks before a sexually abused 4-year-old Spring girl with a fractured skull died in a Woodlands emergency room, Texas Child Protective Services was notified the girl had a sexually transmitted disease, but the agency did not take her into custody because they had no other physical signs the girl was in danger.

 


 

Govt defends child protection record

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 05:14 AM PDT

Govt defends child protection record

Tasmania’s Human Services Minister has rejected claims that child protection services have not improved since a damning report three years ago.

 


 

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