- Michigan Department of Human Services Audit 2009
- Investigators: External Poca review reveals systemic breakdown
- Help for parents of children with fetal alcohol disorders
- First Person: Embryo Mix-up Leads to Wrong Child
- Wanna see one of those photo’s deemed inappropriate by that idiot at Wal Mart
- A Request
- The Toll of Foster Care
- Camp Director Airs Criticism
- Failed by system, dead at 15
- Conduct panel ‘swayed by child’s death’ in barring social worker
- Mich. Rep. Proposes Baby-Sitting Bill
- More kids diverted from foster care to relatives
- Nut job
- OT: Children’s and Infants’ Tylenol Recall Underway
|Michigan Department of Human Services Audit 2009
Posted: 24 Sep 2009 08:23 PM PDT
|Investigators: External Poca review reveals systemic breakdown
Posted: 24 Sep 2009 05:37 PM PDT
A highly unusual report, ordered by the Gov. Christine Gregoire, is out. It’s in response to a series of news reports by the KING 5 Investigators.
|Help for parents of children with fetal alcohol disorders
Posted: 24 Sep 2009 05:08 PM PDT
The Utah Fetal Alcohol Coalition is planning a November seminar in Kaysville to help parents raising children who suffer from fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
The disorders are the No. 1 known cause of birth defects and intellectual disabilities, according to the Utah Department of Health. Each year, 40,000 babies are born with FASD in the U.S. — and the majority of them are adopted by unprepared families.
|First Person: Embryo Mix-up Leads to Wrong Child
Posted: 24 Sep 2009 05:05 PM PDT
An Ohio woman is carrying another woman’s baby after an error at a fertility clinic. Embryo mix-ups are rare, often leading to ugly lawsuits. But not this time. The Savage couple is giving the baby to its biological parents.
Note: That was stupid.
|Wanna see one of those photo’s deemed inappropriate by that idiot at Wal Mart
Posted: 24 Sep 2009 04:55 PM PDT
I’d post it myself, but I wouldn’t want to be accused of anything by Wal Mart.
Posted: 24 Sep 2009 07:09 PM PDT
Do you know of anyone who feels they have been unfairly treated by
|The Toll of Foster Care
Posted: 24 Sep 2009 02:59 PM PDT
Foster kids are more likely to become young mothers, a new study finds. The University of Chicago study found that almost half of all girls who had been in foster care became pregnant by the age of 19. The study also found a high rate of multiple pregnancies in a girl’s teenage years.
|Camp Director Airs Criticism
Posted: 24 Sep 2009 02:49 PM PDT
The founding director of a summer camp for foster children blasted the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday night for their “lack of ability to deliver social services to children and families in the community.”
|Failed by system, dead at 15
Posted: 24 Sep 2009 02:45 PM PDT
Agencies tried to help Tiffany Wright, but their actions were too little, too late
|Conduct panel ‘swayed by child’s death’ in barring social worker
Posted: 24 Sep 2009 02:43 PM PDT
A Care Council for Wales conduct committee has been accused of being overly influenced by a child’s death in its decision to bar a Swansea social worker in relation to the case.
|Mich. Rep. Proposes Baby-Sitting Bill
Posted: 24 Sep 2009 02:10 PM PDT
A Michigan representative has proposed a bill that would allow families to leave their children in the care of friends without repercussions.
Rep. Brian Calley, R-Portland, said he has learned that the Michigan Department of Human Services has ordered a Middleville family to stop caring for a friend’s child because they are not a licensed day care.
|More kids diverted from foster care to relatives
Posted: 24 Sep 2009 01:37 PM PDT
Note: Just not enough.
More Long Island children are being diverted from the foster care system into the homes of relatives, mirroring what experts said was a growing trend toward finding familiar surroundings for vulnerable youth, county officials said.
Posted: 24 Sep 2009 12:28 PM PDT
You gotta check this one out!
Yep. I am a bad mother.
Note: I agree.
|OT: Children’s and Infants’ Tylenol Recall Underway
Posted: 24 Sep 2009 06:37 AM PDT
A voluntary recall of several varieties of children’s and infants’ Tylenol has been announced by the drug’s manufacturer, McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Specific lots and flavors of 21 Tylenol products are being recalled, including Children’s Tylenol® Suspension 4 oz. Strawberry, Children’s Tylenol® Pediatric Suspension 1 oz. Cherry, and Infants’ Tylenol® Suspension Drops ½ oz. Grape.