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- Ask foster children if the system works
- State’s child welfare reforms draw praise
- Child Protective Services often targets homeschoolers as HuffPo blogger Lee Stranahan discovers
- Child breaks arm, sent back to class
- Child abuse knows no social, ethnic boundaries
|Ask foster children if the system works
Posted: 02 Oct 2009 06:19 PM PDT
As a foster care alumna I think it is important to think critically about the lives of children in foster care. That is why I must respond to the article “Md. Policy on children ‘not working’ Conway says,” Sept. 30). First, I found it glaring that not a single foster youth or foster care alumnus was interviewed for this story. Don’t these individuals know best whether group homes are working? When I grew up in foster care, I was given a choice as to whether I would be placed in a group home or foster home. I always choose foster homes. As a child, group homes terrified me, and I thought I would lose my freedom. I wanted a family, not a business, to raise me.
|State’s child welfare reforms draw praise
Posted: 02 Oct 2009 06:17 PM PDT
Two days after a state senator said Maryland Human Resources Secretary Brenda Donald’s signature child welfare program was “not working,” Donald received a warm reception – even applause – when she appeared before another group of lawmakers Thursday.
|Child Protective Services often targets homeschoolers as HuffPo blogger Lee Stranahan discovers
Posted: 02 Oct 2009 06:11 PM PDT
When Child Protective Services intruded into my family’s life, we were homeschooling our daughter. While homeschooling was not the reason why CPS got involved in our lives, it clearly played a role. In many of the documents that I obtained during the time Child Protective services was waterboarding our family, I found numerous references to homeschooling, none of them in a positive light. I have reason to believe that CPS would have bowed out of our lives earlier if our child had been attending public schools.
|Child breaks arm, sent back to class
Posted: 02 Oct 2009 06:06 PM PDT
The mother of an 8-year-old girl is upset after her child broke her arm at school and the school failed to notify her. As KVUE’s Steve Alberts reports, the school is now reviewing all its safety measures.
|Child abuse knows no social, ethnic boundaries
Posted: 02 Oct 2009 05:48 AM PDT
Child abuse is not limited to any social class or ethnic group, and many thousands of cases go unreported in the U.S. each year.
Note: And many poor people loose their kids because they don’t have the financial resources to hire a real lawyer and instead have to rely on some system suck public pretender who is friendly to the state.