- State Accused of Placing Girl With Rapist
- Six years demanded for circumcising daughter
- DHS says it plans to do more to protect foster kids
- Letters: Leave children in homes
- I-Team: Federal Lawsuit Goes After County Family Services
- Campus ADHD prescription abuse increases
- Kids in adult psych wards a ‘human rights breach’
- Over the top: ‘child-abuse’ video rated MA15+
|State Accused of Placing Girl With Rapist
Posted: 04 Sep 2009 05:04 AM PDT
Oregon took a 5-year-old girl from her parents and placed her in foster care with her grandmother and her grandmother’s husband, who had twice been convicted of rape, and he raped her for 5 years until she reported it when she was 10, the girl, now a woman, claims in Multnomah County Court.
|Six years demanded for circumcising daughter
Posted: 04 Sep 2009 05:02 AM PDT
The lawyer of El M. said the foster parents who have cared for his daughter since 2008 may be responsible for influencing her testimony.
|DHS says it plans to do more to protect foster kids
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 09:35 PM PDT
In response to a highly critical internal report that said the state left children in foster homes despite claims parents were abusing them, the Department of Human Services admitted to mistakes Thursday and said it was trying to figure out how to better protect foster kids in the future.
|Letters: Leave children in homes
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 09:10 AM PDT
I’m writing in reply to Teri L. Heggestad’s letter in the Aug. 7 Argus Leader: “Return children to family.” Sadly, this family is not alone.
|I-Team: Federal Lawsuit Goes After County Family Services
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 05:51 AM PDT
A California appeals court may help to decide the future of Nevada’s child welfare system. At issue is whether a lawsuit against the state and Clark County should include all foster children.
|Campus ADHD prescription abuse increases
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 05:49 AM PDT
Lydia Krassensky, Washington, D.C., junior, began taking Adderall to treat her attention deficit hyperactive disorder, or ADHD, halfway through her freshman year. With the help of her doctor, she found the right dosage to help treat her ADHD.
|Kids in adult psych wards a ‘human rights breach’
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 05:46 AM PDT
The Tasmanian Children’s Commissioner says the State Government is breaching the UN convention on the rights of children by not providing a dedicated youth psychiatric unit.
|Over the top: ‘child-abuse’ video rated MA15+
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 05:15 AM PDT
Queensland Police want to send a father of four to jail for up to 20 years on child-abuse charges over a video the Federal Government’s own censors have classified as MA15+.