- DHHS Making Progress in Finding Permanent Homes For Children Who are State Wards
- Ashley worker sacked over internet porn
- Fired school worker accused of meddling in child welfare case pleads to lesser charge
- Stolen youth of SA’s child brides
- Bureaucratic failings put childrens’ lives at risk
- Oklahoma rates poorly in child safety
- Barbara Hollingsworth: Still tearing families apart in Arlington
- System Sucks get some Money!!!
- Governor Signs Anthony Adams’ Bill To Protect Foster Children
- Vale council praised for bid to prevent repeat of foster care error
- Scottish Couple Loses Obese Children to Foster Care
- Investigators: Foster parents feel punished for speaking out
- Closing arguments Thursday in foster dad murder trial
- DoCS defends policy after baby brain injury
- How can I help my friends fight false CPS charges?
- El Paso County Sued In Death Of Foster Child
- No Place at School for Vietnam AIDS Orphans
- Federal probe of L.A. County children’s agency sought
- Attn: System Sucks of Clermont County
- ‘An Evening Under the Stars’ Nets More Than $110K for Canyon Acres and Other Children’s Charities
- If you are ever approached by CPS
|DHHS Making Progress in Finding Permanent Homes For Children Who are State Wards
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 04:55 AM PDT
Note: And the race is on for next years adoption bonus award.
Efforts to move children who are state wards to permanency through reunification with their family, adoption or guardianship are having an impact, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
|Ashley worker sacked over internet porn
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 04:54 AM PDT
A WORKER at the Ashley Youth Detention Centre has been sacked for downloading pornography.
|Fired school worker accused of meddling in child welfare case pleads to lesser charge
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 04:45 AM PDT
The Northfield woman who was convicted of custodial interference and fired from her job at Winnisquam Regional High School has pleaded guilty in Belknap County Superior Court to a charge of disturbing the peace, vacating the original conviction.
|Stolen youth of SA’s child brides
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 04:44 AM PDT
At the age of 14, Nolizwi Sinama set off from her aunt’s home to a neighbouring village. She thought she had been sent on a routine chore. In fact, she was on her way to be married to a 42-year-old man.
|Bureaucratic failings put childrens’ lives at risk
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 04:43 AM PDT
In their continuing series on child welfare in Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters Gina Barton and Crocker Stephenson focused on the case of Will Robert Johnson who died at five months of age. After reviewing hundreds of pages of documents about the case — many of which are not public and were obtained from outside sources — the two provided a look at how decision are made within the troubled child-welfare system. In the case of Will Johnson, officials approved unsupervised visits between the boy and his severely troubled mother despite opposition by the child’s caseworker. It was during an unsupervised visit that the child drowned in a tub while the mother attempted suicide.
|Oklahoma rates poorly in child safety
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 04:41 AM PDT
Oklahoma ranks in the bottom five states in overall child vulnerability and is the worst for child-abuse deaths based on population, states a national report released in April.
|Barbara Hollingsworth: Still tearing families apart in Arlington
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 04:40 AM PDT
What a farce. Arlington County recently received $187,600 in state tobacco settlement money to fund its “Strengthening Families Program.” How much of it will be used to identify at-risk families so that Arlington judges and social workers can tear them apart?
|System Sucks get some Money!!!
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 04:38 AM PDT
Lutheran Services in Iowa awarded $235,900 contract for Scott County Brief Intensive Services
|Governor Signs Anthony Adams’ Bill To Protect Foster Children
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 04:30 AM PDT
Two bills introduced by Assemblyman Anthony Adams (R-Hesperia), Assembly Bill 167 and Assembly Bill 595, which provide protection and support services for California’s foster children, were signed into law on Sunday by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
|Vale council praised for bid to prevent repeat of foster care error
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 04:28 AM PDT
THE South Wales council at the centre of a foster care sex abuse scandal earlier this year is making progress in improving the service, according to independent inspectors.
|Scottish Couple Loses Obese Children to Foster Care
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 04:27 AM PDT
A Scottish couple expecting their seventh child recently lost two of their children to social workers.
|Investigators: Foster parents feel punished for speaking out
Posted: 13 Oct 2009 06:06 PM PDT
Since the KING 5 Investigators started exposing flaws in the foster care system through the story of a child nicknamed “Poca,” dozens of foster parents have contacted KING 5 to say it’s risky business, that the state will use its power to turn on foster parents who challenge the system.
|Closing arguments Thursday in foster dad murder trial
Posted: 13 Oct 2009 05:09 PM PDT
The jury could begin deliberating the fate of a foster father charged with murdering his foster son Thursday. The trial is being held in Hawkins County, but the alleged murder happened in Hamblen County in November 2007.
|DoCS defends policy after baby brain injury
Posted: 13 Oct 2009 05:01 PM PDT
The New South Wales Community Services Minister is standing by the department’s kinship care policy after another case of abuse.
|How can I help my friends fight false CPS charges?
Posted: 13 Oct 2009 04:52 PM PDT
My best friends have been falsely accused of horrible crimes against their children. The wife is a housewife and mother and the husband was laid off 11 months ago after finishing his Bachelors in Computer science. On their 7th wedding anniversary, they were handed a faxed copy of the front sheet of a “Temporary Custody Order” stating that their beloved children were now in the custody of their maternal grandparents, with no explanation, no investigation, and no reason. The Order of Temporary Custody is a three page document, that a hard copy is supposed to go to the accused and as far as I know, no one has ever seen the other two pages.
|El Paso County Sued In Death Of Foster Child
Posted: 13 Oct 2009 12:28 PM PDT
The estate of a 2-year-old girl who died while in foster care in El Paso County is suing the county.
|No Place at School for Vietnam AIDS Orphans
Posted: 13 Oct 2009 11:56 AM PDT
The first day of school was a special one last month for the 15 children from the Mai Hoa orphanage here. They are infected with H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS, and for the first time they would be allowed to attend the local primary school.
|Federal probe of L.A. County children’s agency sought
Posted: 13 Oct 2009 11:51 AM PDT
Activists request a monitor in a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Director Kathleen Sebelius. At least 268 children passing through the system died from January 2008 to early August 2009.
|Attn: System Sucks of Clermont County
Posted: 13 Oct 2009 11:49 AM PDT
“This is a great day for Clermont County children and their families,” said Clermont Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS) Director Tim McCartney. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has selected the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board (MHRB) as one of 19 agencies from across the country to receive multi-million dollar grants to develop and expand care systems for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances, and provide support to their families. “The MHRB will receive an almost $9 million grant to expand programs to help young people, between the ages of 3 and 21, with emotional and behavioral problems,” said Clermont MHRB Director Karen Scherra. “It is the largest grant we’ve ever received!” The grant was submitted, in collaboration with the Clermont DJFS, Family and Children First, Clermont Juvenile Court, and other local providers and child-service agencies.
Note: Go get it!!!
|‘An Evening Under the Stars’ Nets More Than $110K for Canyon Acres and Other Children’s Charities
Posted: 13 Oct 2009 11:46 AM PDT
Canyon Acres Children and Family Services, a Southern California charity organization committed to providing homes, care, treatment and supportive services for abused, neglected and emotionally troubled children and their families, today reported ‘An Evening Under the Stars’ netted more than $110,000. The yearly fundraiser is hosted by I Padrini d’Antonello, a group of businessmen who privately support children’s causes. More than 250 guests attended the event on October 4th at Antonello Ristorante. Proceeds will benefit Canyon Acres and other children’s charities.
Note: As some system suck quietly mutters, “Ka ching.”
|If you are ever approached by CPS
Posted: 13 Oct 2009 11:32 AM PDT
It is vitally important for families to understand their Constitutional Rights are real, not just something you hear on TV shows.