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Lawyers ask appeals court to make class action out of foster care lawsuit

Posted: 04 Sep 2009 08:59 AM PDT

Lawyers ask appeals court to make class action out of foster care lawsuit

Lawyers for children suing Clark County’s foster care system asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to allow their lawsuit to go forward as a class action representing all of the county’s foster children.

 

 
 

 

Abuse in children’s foster care: State officials call for outside review

Posted: 04 Sep 2009 08:18 AM PDT

Abuse in children’s foster care: State officials call for outside review

Child welfare workers discounted or ignored reports of abuse in a Washington County foster home for more than a decade and continued sending children there — right up until January, when the father was arrested for sexually molesting a girl in his care.

 

 
 

 

Carer guilty of assaulting disabled kids

Posted: 04 Sep 2009 08:13 AM PDT

Carer guilty of assaulting disabled kids

A disability carer who tied an autistic boy to a toilet worked in a facility where abuse was the norm, a court has been told.

Susan Beryl Lister, 60, was found guilty on Friday of one count of deprivation of liberty and two of common assault.

 

 
 

 

Michigan Family Day

Posted: 04 Sep 2009 08:11 AM PDT

Michigan Family Day

 

 
 

 

Obama Big Brotherism Targets Your Kids

Posted: 04 Sep 2009 07:59 AM PDT

Obama Big Brotherism Targets Your Kids

Before he addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress on September 9, President Barack Obama is going to be doing some communicating with another “captive” audience: Your children.

 

 
 

 

Parental Rights Under Attack in the United States and Around the Globe

Posted: 04 Sep 2009 07:56 AM PDT

Parental Rights Under Attack in the United States and Around the Globe

Parental rights are under attack around the globe. The most recent developments are in the United States where the government is attacking parent’s rights from all sides. The government family power grab is not a new concept. For decades the United Nations, a shill for the anti-family movement, has promoted policies that would destroy families from the inside out. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a prominent reminder of how the United Nations – a worldwide government system, can control you and your family.

 

 
 

 

Ex-Bakersfield woman faces murder charge

Posted: 04 Sep 2009 07:19 AM PDT

Ex-Bakersfield woman faces murder charge

A former Bakersfield foster mother once arrested on charges of willful child cruelty in Kern County is now facing murder charges in Sacramento County in a child’s death.

 

 
 

 

Teen boy found dead in foster home

Posted: 04 Sep 2009 07:18 AM PDT

Teen boy found dead in foster home

An autopsy is planned to determine how a 16-year-old boy died in his foster home Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

 

 
 

 

Foster mom killer gets bail

Posted: 04 Sep 2009 07:17 AM PDT

Foster mom killer gets bail

An Edmonton foster mother who was put behind bars after being convicted of manslaughter in the death of a three-year-old boy in her care is back on city streets.

Two months and two days after being handed a three-year prison term, the 35-year-old nurse was released on bail pending several appeals in the high-profile case.

Note: Oh sure, they’d just keep any real parent in jail.

 

 
 

 

Child welfare – The nanny state

Posted: 04 Sep 2009 06:47 AM PDT

Child welfare – The nanny state

Lavish public spending on the well-being of children does not always hit the mark

 


 

DCF Changing Culture

Posted: 04 Sep 2009 06:44 AM PDT

DCF Changing Culture

Despite recent critical reports, Department of Children and Families Secretary George Sheldon said this week that he is convinced the beleaguered agency is beginning to change a long-engrained culture.

 


 

Illinois DCFS fined for abused kids being re-abused

Posted: 04 Sep 2009 06:41 AM PDT

Illinois DCFS fined for abused kids being re-abused

Here’s an idea. Instead of a fine, why doesn’t Illinois DCFS discipline the child welfare specialist and private agency supervisors and executives responsible for allowing the re-abuse to happen?

 


 

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