- Social worker paid girls to pose topless
- Panel: Foster Kids Are Often Treated With Meds
- Investigators: Grandparents finally adopt granddaughter
- CPS reform
- Sacked social worker faces allegations
- Adoptions Associates challenges allegations it improperly charged prospective parents
- Foster family fights for 2-year-old after judge gives custody to grandparents
- The Orphan Train rolls into Mqt.
- Vaccinations and CPS
- Obamacare, page 838: ‘Home visitation programs for families with young children and families expecting children’…
- R.I. groups appeal dismissal of lawsuit over abuse of children in foster care
- No More Child Support for Freed Childless Man
- No easy paths for foster parents
- Missing boy’s foster dad pleads for his return
- One third of all children in jails are ‘wrongly imprisoned’
- Hundreds of police calls to group home
- Child abuse nationwide: advocate
|Social worker paid girls to pose topless
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 11:04 AM PDT
A senior social worker who targeted vulnerable teenage girls by encouraging them to pose topless or nude for bogus modelling agencies was struck off today.
|Panel: Foster Kids Are Often Treated With Meds
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 10:54 AM PDT
Four months after a Broward child in foster care who had been prescribed psychotropic medication hanged himself from a shower hose, a panel’s report says children in state custody are often given mind-altering drugs instead of treating the reasons behind their emotional outbreaks.
|Investigators: Grandparents finally adopt granddaughter
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 08:52 AM PDT
A happy ending to a KING 5 Investigators series. A young girl was legally adopted by her grandparents after a year-and-a-half long battle with the state. KING 5’s Susannah Frame reports.
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 08:02 AM PDT
|Sacked social worker faces allegations
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 08:01 AM PDT
A former Aberdeen social worker has appeared at a disciplinary hearing to face a series of accusations linked to the care of 12 vulnerable children in the city.
|Adoptions Associates challenges allegations it improperly charged prospective parents
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 07:44 AM PDT
The state is investigating allegations that a local private adoption agency illegally asked prospective parents for donations to cover budget shortfalls, did not clearly explain its fees, and handled grievances improperly.
|Foster family fights for 2-year-old after judge gives custody to grandparents
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 07:42 AM PDT
Associate Judge Ellar Duff on Tuesday removed a 2-year-old boy from his foster parents, the only home he has known, and placed him with his biological grandparents, despite a state administrative law judge’s ruling that the move could put the boy at risk from his father — who is accused of molesting a child.
|The Orphan Train rolls into Mqt.
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 07:29 AM PDT
Children’s plays are known for their songs and happy endings. But starting Wednesday night at the Lake Superior Theatre, children are performing in a dramatic and darker show.
|Vaccinations and CPS
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 07:28 AM PDT
I stopped vaccinating my son because I believe he had a severe rash due to a vaccine. I have done some further research and I am strongly opposed to any more vaccinations, even for any child I may have in the future. I am concerned for the possibility of child protective services coming to my door and trying to take my son. Do they have the power to take my children and force vaccination? Furthermore, the last pediatrician I went to refused to treat my son because I did not want to continue vaccinating. Can a practitioner force vaccination on my family or report me to child protective services for declining vaccines?
|Obamacare, page 838: ‘Home visitation programs for families with young children and families expecting children’…
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 07:27 AM PDT
Health care reforms are turning into health care revolts. Americans are turning up the heat on congressmen in town hall meetings across the U.S.
|R.I. groups appeal dismissal of lawsuit over abuse of children in foster care
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 07:24 AM PDT
The state’s child advocate is asking a federal appeals court to reinstate a lawsuit that alleges widespread abuse of children in Department of Children, Youth and Families care and seeks to overhaul the foster-care system.
|No More Child Support for Freed Childless Man
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 07:06 AM PDT
A Georgia man has been released from his child support payments after serving over a year in jail despite the court knowing he was not the child’s father.
Welcome to the Kafkaesque story of 50 year old Frank Hatley. As reported by CNN, Hatley spent a total of 13 months in jail for non-payment of child support after being declared not the father. Though he had been “relieved” of future child-support payments, he was jailed for failing to pay all the old child support back-payments.
|No easy paths for foster parents
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 06:42 AM PDT
Even in the “best” families there is the threat of the kids getting under the influence of other troubled kids. No one is immune to problems when raising kids.
|Missing boy’s foster dad pleads for his return
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 06:27 AM PDT
The foster father of a missing 5-year-old boy with cerebral palsy pleaded for the child’s safe return Wednesday, saying the family is going through a “nightmare beyond belief” that includes scrutiny from police and the FBI.
The search for a missing boy with cerebral palsy continued in Fremont on Wednesday, where search and rescue teams combed a park and the surrounding area.
A prominent Bay Area civil rights attorney says the foster father of a missing 5-year-old boy with cerebral palsy will take a polygraph test.
Note: Ok, fess up. What did you do with the kid?
|One third of all children in jails are ‘wrongly imprisoned’
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 06:14 AM PDT
More than a third of children sent to prison last year were wrongly jailed, a report into child custody rates says.
|Hundreds of police calls to group home
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 05:59 AM PDT
Leopold calls for stricter control of Parole troubled-youth facility
|Child abuse nationwide: advocate
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 05:30 AM PDT
Youth advocate Sue Ngawati Osbourne from the Tu Wahine Trust says problems with child abuse cases in the Wairarapa reflect what is going on across the country.
There has been widespread worry about cases in the Wairarapa following a public police apology to victims whose cases have been put aside.