- County ponders what to do with $8 million
- UN probes Aboriginal discrimination allegations
- Minn. Seeks Parents To Advise On Child Welfare
- 12,000 Oklahoma children to be tested with new H1N1 flu vaccine to see any side effects
- The Girls
- ORGANIZED CRIME OPERATING IN THE CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES
- Adoption Subsidies Get Little Oversight
- Angela Wileman and sons win Hague Convention Case in Ireland
- Police stop and search children as young as two
- Review spurs sweeping changes in child welfare system
- Mother invokes Indian law in victory over Marin child welfare authorities
|County ponders what to do with $8 million
Posted: 17 Aug 2009 02:25 AM PDT
Delaware County Council must decide by the end of the year whether to accept or return an $8 million gift from state lawmakers.
|UN probes Aboriginal discrimination allegations
Posted: 17 Aug 2009 02:20 AM PDT
A United Nations representative is visiting Australia to investigate complaints that a government crackdown on child abuse in Outback settlements is violating Aborigines’ human rights.
|Minn. Seeks Parents To Advise On Child Welfare
Posted: 16 Aug 2009 07:24 PM PDT
Attention, parents who have experience with child welfare, child protection or community-based family support programs: The state of Minnesota wants to learn from you.
|12,000 Oklahoma children to be tested with new H1N1 flu vaccine to see any side effects
Posted: 16 Aug 2009 07:10 PM PDT
Because H1N1 flu is a novel virus, parents are concerned as 12,000 children in Oklahoma are going to be tested with vaccinations for H1N1 to see whether there are any serious side effects. Some parents are complaining the only benefit is going to be for the vaccine manufacturers. Other parents say numerous children will die, not from the new vaccine, but from the novel virus that combines avian, swine, and human viruses.
Posted: 16 Aug 2009 06:26 AM PDT
|ORGANIZED CRIME OPERATING IN THE CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES
Posted: 16 Aug 2009 05:59 AM PDT
1. Systematic, consistent falsification of child protection agency records and testimony, contract mental health evaluations and testimony, and social work intervention records and testimony;
2. The annual number of “founded” child abuse allegations can be predicted from the number of conditional federal grant and reimbursement salary fund dollars needed to balance the State child protection agency payroll (the number of children taken into State custody each year will be the number sufficient to generate the federal fund claims necessary to balance the agency payroll); and
3. Third-party contracts to file State child protection agency federal fund claims will contain provisions that only compensate the contractor for increases in federal funds paid to the State over and above the amount paid in the previous contract for such claim filing services.
|Adoption Subsidies Get Little Oversight
Posted: 16 Aug 2009 05:53 AM PDT
The District is paying $27.6 million a year in federal and city funds, with little oversight, to hundreds of parents who adopted children from the city’s foster care program.
|Angela Wileman and sons win Hague Convention Case in Ireland
Posted: 16 Aug 2009 05:49 AM PDT
From John Hemming’s Weblog
As far as I can see the state intervention in this case has been entirely damaging and the activities of the courts have been moreso to protect the interests of the system rather than protect the children.
|Police stop and search children as young as two
Posted: 16 Aug 2009 05:48 AM PDT
Thousands of children as young as two are being are being stopped and searched by police every year, an investigation by The Sunday Telegraph has revealed.
|Review spurs sweeping changes in child welfare system
Posted: 16 Aug 2009 05:36 AM PDT
Rep. Donna Hutchinson recalls the “circle the wagons mentality” of state Department of Human Services officials at a legislative hearing 11 months ago held to discuss Arkansas’ child welfare system in the wake of deaths and sexual abuse of children in foster care.