- This is why they want your kid.
- Details on foster children kept from carers, says report by Fostering Network
- Jury begins deliberation in 2004 foster child murder case
- Cairo man arrested for forcing sex on a teenager
- Florida News Preview
- Pregnant teen slain; adopted brother in custody
- FY 2009 Adoption Incentive Awards
- Father found not guilty in groundbreaking child abuse case
- Child protection: safeguarding without safeguards
- $11 million verdict against pediatrician
- Private Child Support Collection Firm Accused of Scamming Innocent Fathers
- UCI slaying suspect had been ordered to double child support
- State sued after toddler’s death
- Turnover rate improves for child services caseworkers
- Feds shortchanging aboriginal child services: AFN
- Innocence Destroyed – WARNING: Graphic Content
- Number of kids missing from state custody dropping
- We are all child abusers now – until we can prove otherwise…Britain Under Fabianism!!
- Clothing found in Oakland Hills did not belong to Hasanni Campbell
- Parental estrangement syndrome
- Child Protection Bill Heads To Governor
- OREGON – STATE OF UNACCOUNTABILITY
- Woman Had Sex With Son She Gave Up For Adoption!!!
- Parents sue Wal-Mart & Arizona after CPS takes children because of bathtub photos
- LK-Help Desk
|This is why they want your kid.Posted: 15 Sep 2009 05:42 AM PDT
A total of 38 states, as well as Puerto Rico, will receive $38 million overall in incentives from the the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) because of their efforts to raise the number of foster care-related adoptions. The HHS program is designed to advance adoption possibilities of abused and neglected children.
Note: And that’s just one incentive.
|Details on foster children kept from carers, says report by Fostering NetworkPosted: 15 Sep 2009 05:40 AM PDT
Thousands of foster carers are welcoming children into their homes without being given the full facts about the children’s past, including whether they were victims of abuse.
|Jury begins deliberation in 2004 foster child murder casePosted: 15 Sep 2009 05:40 AM PDT
Jurors on Monday afternoon began deliberating the fate of Terry Howard Corder, the Fremont foster father charged with killing 2-year-old Dylan James George in October 2004.
|Cairo man arrested for forcing sex on a teenagerPosted: 15 Sep 2009 05:29 AM PDT
A 50-year-old Grady county man is in jail after investigators say he forced a teenaged boy to have sex with him.
|Florida News PreviewPosted: 15 Sep 2009 05:28 AM PDT
When a 2-year-old Florida foster child went missing for four months in 2007 only to be found severely injured in Wisconsin, it re-exposed a problem: the state didn’t keep good track of the children in its care
|Pregnant teen slain; adopted brother in custodyPosted: 15 Sep 2009 05:20 AM PDT
Police say the suspect wanted in connection with the murder of a pregnant teen in northeast Charlotte has turned himself in to police.
|FY 2009 Adoption Incentive AwardsPosted: 15 Sep 2009 04:44 AM PDT
|Father found not guilty in groundbreaking child abuse casePosted: 15 Sep 2009 04:34 AM PDT
Leo Cisneros has been found not guilty of contributing to his daughter’s shooting death by selling drugs from their home.
|Child protection: safeguarding without safeguardsPosted: 15 Sep 2009 04:32 AM PDT
Taking tough action that purports to protect children has long been thought a political trump card, something no would-be statesman can afford to oppose, whether the action in question is effective or not. It is thus both remarkable and welcome that, after days of bad publicity, the children’s secretary Ed Balls yesterday agreed to review the details of the government’s clunking fist of a scheme to vet those who volunteer or work with children.
Note: Ed Balls is an asshole.
|$11 million verdict against pediatricianPosted: 15 Sep 2009 04:31 AM PDT
Two sisters were repeatedly raped and sexually abused by their older half-brother. This is, a federal jury decided, the fault of their pediatrician, Dr. Patricia Monroe, who failed to report the abuse–though there was no evidence she was aware of the scope of it. Monroe’s attorney “says that’s because the girl refused to speak to Monroe and because the incident wasn’t reportable to Child Protective Services.” The decision will be appealed. (Chris Knight, “Monroe to appeal $11M verdict”, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Sep. 3).
|Private Child Support Collection Firm Accused of Scamming Innocent FathersPosted: 15 Sep 2009 04:24 AM PDT
“[Private child support collection ] companies often inflate child support debts by charging unauthorized interest on decades-old debts and extort payments that the companies know that parents do not owe. They undermine regular payments being made by the parents and sabotage these parents’ often tenuous toe-hold in the mainstream economy.”–The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
|UCI slaying suspect had been ordered to double child supportPosted: 15 Sep 2009 04:22 AM PDT
A UC Irvine graduate student is accused of shooting his ex-wife to death outside on-campus housing Sunday night during a custody exchange of the couple’s 4-year-old son, police announced this morning.
|State sued after toddler’s deathPosted: 15 Sep 2009 04:15 AM PDT
The family of a toddler killed while in foster care has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the state, alleging several missteps by the Wicomico County Department of Social Services were factors in the child’s death.
Note: Give them the money!
|Turnover rate improves for child services caseworkersPosted: 14 Sep 2009 09:00 PM PDT
The turnover rate among the front-line workers responsible for Milwaukee County’s abused and neglected children improved during the first six months of 2009, according to a report presented Monday at the semi-annual Community Meeting on Child Welfare.
|Feds shortchanging aboriginal child services: AFNPosted: 14 Sep 2009 08:57 PM PDT
The federal government is underfunding aboriginal child welfare agencies, the Canadian Human Right Tribunal heard Monday.
|Innocence Destroyed – WARNING: Graphic ContentPosted: 14 Sep 2009 08:54 PM PDT
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT – Investigating the deaths of over 1000 children per year in the custody of various states. Innocence Destroyed
|Number of kids missing from state custody droppingPosted: 14 Sep 2009 06:50 AM PDT
When a Florida toddler went missing from a foster home for four months only to be found severely neglected in Wisconsin two years ago, it re-exposed a problem: the state didn’t keep good track of the children in its care.
|We are all child abusers now – until we can prove otherwise…Britain Under Fabianism!!Posted: 14 Sep 2009 06:26 AM PDT
|Clothing found in Oakland Hills did not belong to Hasanni CampbellPosted: 14 Sep 2009 06:24 AM PDT
A gray sweatshirt found Sunday in the Oakland Hills did not belong to missing 5-year-old Hasanni Campbell, the boy’s foster father said.
The foster father of a 5-year-old boy missing for more than a month says a sweat shirt found by volunteer searchers does not belong to the boy.
|Parental estrangement syndromePosted: 14 Sep 2009 06:21 AM PDT
Richard A. Gardner, M.D., earliest introduced Parental estrangement Syndrome, or else PAS, in the sphere of 1985 in the same way as a way to illustrate what did you say? He refers to in the same way as a “cluster of symptoms” in attendance in the sphere of children who, in the process of a child-custody dispute, throw out single father in the same way as a express consequence of biting, no claims introduced by the other father.
|Child Protection Bill Heads To GovernorPosted: 14 Sep 2009 06:16 AM PDT
A new child-protection bill named for the late child abuse victim Nixzmary Brown is on its way to Governor David Paterson.
|OREGON – STATE OF UNACCOUNTABILITYPosted: 14 Sep 2009 06:14 AM PDT
LEGISLATORS, AGENCIES AND JUDGES IMMUNE FROM PROSECUTION FOR VIOLATING CIVIL RIGHTS OF CITIZENS.
|Woman Had Sex With Son She Gave Up For Adoption!!!Posted: 14 Sep 2009 06:11 AM PDT
A woman who gave her son up for adoption 10 years ago is now accused of having sex with the teen after finding him on the Internet.
Aimee Louise Sword, 35 of Waterford Township, has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct in the case.
Investigators say she used the Internet to find her biological son.
Sword was arrested after Child Protective Services informed police of the sex accusations.
The woman’s lawyer says she maintains her innocence. She is currently free on bond.
|Parents sue Wal-Mart & Arizona after CPS takes children because of bathtub photosPosted: 14 Sep 2009 06:06 AM PDT
Lisa and Anthony Demaree of Maricopa County, Arizona have filed a lawsuit against the State of Arizona, the Arizona Attorney General and the City of Peoria, after their children were taken away by Child Protective Services because of photos the parents took of their children while on vacation in San Diego.
|LK-Help DeskPosted: 14 Sep 2009 06:02 AM PDT
In case you haven’t noticed, the LK-Help Desk is up and running. The link is in the sidebar.
I ask for your help in making it a useful recourse for families who are victimized by the Child Protective Industry. If you know of or run a newsgroup or an organization that helps families in these situations send an email with the info and I’ll list you.