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- Oregon looks at foster care neglect; abuse rates twice the national average
- Jack Straw’s plan to name social workers in family courts ‘breaches human rights’
- Children’s alliance seeks urgent ratification of adoption accord
- Oklahoma abuse case draws attention
- More school: Obama would curtail summer vacation
- State Police offer record search for child protection
- The Menace of Middleville: The Michigan DHS Files Complaint Against Woman Who Watched Neighborhood Kids While They Waited For Their School Bus
- Secrecy lifted from child death cases
- State court overturns ruling by embattled Clackamas judge
- Parents decry truancy fines
- Jeffrey A. Schaler, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology
- Developmentally disabled woman missing from Aloha foster home
- Ex Social Services chief charged with indecent assault against schoolboys
|Oregon looks at foster care neglect; abuse rates twice the national average
Posted: 28 Sep 2009 04:45 AM PDT
Two recent cases of maltreatment have prompted Oregon officials to initiate the state’s first ever study of how children in foster care are neglected or abused, reports Ruth Liao of the Statesman Journal.
|Jack Straw’s plan to name social workers in family courts ‘breaches human rights’
Posted: 28 Sep 2009 04:20 AM PDT
Plans to allow the media to name social workers in family court cases are being opposed strongly by judges and lawyers, who warn that the change could breach human rights laws. They have expressed “grave concerns” that the latest tranche of reforms to open up the courts may drive away experts and violate children’s rights to privacy.
|Children’s alliance seeks urgent ratification of adoption accord
Posted: 28 Sep 2009 03:52 AM PDT
THE CHILDREN’S Rights Alliance has called for the urgent ratification by Ireland of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoptions in the light of the lapsing of a bilateral adoption agreement between Ireland and Vietnam.
|Oklahoma abuse case draws attention
Posted: 27 Sep 2009 11:58 PM PDT
An adopted Liberian girl was tied to chairs and bedposts and denied meals as punishment.
|More school: Obama would curtail summer vacation
Posted: 27 Sep 2009 02:19 PM PDT
Students beware: The summer vacation you just enjoyed could be sharply curtailed if President Barack Obama gets his way.
Note: The government wants more time to indoctrinate your children…
|State Police offer record search for child protection
Posted: 27 Sep 2009 07:42 AM PDT
This month, Illinois State Police began implementing a permanent national background check system geared toward helping local agencies that serve children, seniors and people with disabilities.
|The Menace of Middleville: The Michigan DHS Files Complaint Against Woman Who Watched Neighborhood Kids While They Waited For Their School Bus
Posted: 27 Sep 2009 07:41 AM PDT
Lisa Snyder has been finally stopped. Because some parents in her neighborhood have to go to work before the bus picks up their kids in front of Snyder’s house, Snyder watches three children in Middleville, Michigan for the 15 or so minutes while they wait. The Michigan Department of Human Services has now filed a complaint against her for illegally operating a child care home.
|Secrecy lifted from child death cases
Posted: 27 Sep 2009 07:38 AM PDT
The tragic details of 2-year-old Guillermo Alvarez’s life and death appeared in a recent Californian article. But it took an act of the state Legislature and the signature of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to lift the veil of secrecy from tragedies such as Guillermo’s.
|State court overturns ruling by embattled Clackamas judge
Posted: 27 Sep 2009 07:26 AM PDT
The Oregon Court of Appeals reversed a decision this week by a controversial Clackamas County judge whose rulings prompted Attorney General John Kroger to block her from handling child-welfare cases.
The appeals court said Circuit Judge Deanne Darling erred when she ordered an infant, who Department of Human Services claimed was physically abused, returned to the mother.
|Parents decry truancy fines
Posted: 27 Sep 2009 07:24 AM PDT
A group of disgruntled parents brought its complaints about the Lebanon School District’s truancy policy to the school board Monday night.
Whether by design or coincidence, the group of about 10 parents spoke after the board’s half-hour presentation honoring students who had perfect attendance last year.
|Jeffrey A. Schaler, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology
Posted: 27 Sep 2009 06:27 AM PDT
Dr. Jeffrey Schaler Professor of Psychology describes psychiatry as a pseudo Science
|Developmentally disabled woman missing from Aloha foster home
Posted: 27 Sep 2009 06:21 AM PDT
sparklethiragreen.jpgView full sizeSparkle Thira GreenWashington County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for help finding a missing developmentally disabled woman who has not returned to her adult foster home in Aloha.
Note: They can’t keep track of the kids either.
|Ex Social Services chief charged with indecent assault against schoolboys
Posted: 27 Sep 2009 06:17 AM PDT
A former social services chief has been charged with 13 offences against schoolboys – some dating back more than 40 years.