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Friday, July 25, 2014

Haley says ‘yes’ to more child-welfare workers

Haley says ‘yes’ to more child-welfare workers

Gov. Nikki Haley will back the state Department of Social Services’ request for 202 more child-welfare workers that the agency says it needs to lower caseloads to manageable levels, her spokesman said Friday.

Warning: to the parents of South Carolina.

Haley says ‘yes’ to more child-welfare workers

Gov. Nikki Haley will back the state Department of Social Services’ request for 202 more child-welfare workers that the agency says it needs to lower caseloads to manageable levels, her spokesman said Friday.

Note: More inexperienced CPS Agents being set loose on unsuspecting real parents.

Parents Can Now Name Alberta Children Who Died In Care

Parents Can Now Name Alberta Children Who Died In Care

Kyleigh Tiara Crier hanged herself in the closet of her Edmonton group home in April after changing her Facebook cover page to a black and white image of a casket.

Foster parent in child death case described as 'model dad'

Foster parent in child death case described as 'model dad'

The mother of a Wichita man arrested in connection with the death of a child left in a hot car describes him as a "model dad."

THREE OUT OF FOUR ABUSES IN CHILD PROTECTION NOT INVESTIGATED

THREE OUT OF FOUR ABUSES IN CHILD PROTECTION NOT INVESTIGATED

The state of Victoria’s child protection system has been laid bare after a nation-wide investigation reported that only a quarter of ‘notifications’ of abuse were investigated.

Indigenous children 10.6 times more likely to be removed from home

Indigenous children 10.6 times more likely to be removed from home

Report says Indigenous children are eight times more likely than non-Indigenous children to be receiving child protection services

Foster Child Left in Hot Car Dies in Wichita: Police

Foster Child Left in Hot Car Dies in Wichita: Police

10-month-old foster child died in Wichita, Kansas, after being left inside a hot car on a 95-degree day, police said Friday.



Federal Government Considers Using Foster Care System For Immigrant Children

Federal Government Considers Using Foster Care System For Immigrant Children

The federal government is considering using Oklahoma foster care families for some of those undocumented children at Fort Sill, that according to Gov. Mary Fallin, who points out the state is already dealing with a huge foster care crisis.

Note: Good, then maybe they'll fill it to the brink with immigrant's and leave our kids alone.

House Passes Adoption Incentives Package; Senate Expected to Act Soon

House Passes Adoption Incentives Package; Senate Expected to Act Soon

The House passed by voice vote last night a bill that could usher in significant reform of the federal role in the adoption of youths in foster care.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Legislative Hearing Held After Foster Children Drownings

Legislative Hearing Held After Foster Children Drownings

Today a House committee held a hearing on child protection just weeks after two foster children drowned in Lake Georgetown.

Idaho foster care system needs overhaul

Idaho foster care system needs overhaul

Imagine being three years old and being ripped away from the only parents you have ever known; just because they are not your legal parents. Imagine being seven and having lived in more homes than you can count on one hand; the last home having lasted for three years. You thought this one would finally be the home that adopted you. The family wanted you, but the grown-ups in the Department that always tears you away; that is always coming; always moving you, says no you have to move again.

Two Men Accused of Sex Assault of Girl Lured From Foster Home

Two Men Accused of Sex Assault of Girl Lured From Foster Home

Two men lured a 14-year-old girl from a foster home in Laurel, Maryland, and sexually assaulted her in the basement of a D.C. home, police said.

Foster father arrested for raping 15-year-old in latest child abuse case

Foster father arrested for raping 15-year-old in latest child abuse case

A foster father has been arrested in the Central Anatolian province of Sivas for raping a 15-year-old girl, whom he had adopted with his wife several years before, in a new case of horrific child abuse that comes after the government recently moved to raise the sentences for such crimes.

Province lifts ban on naming children who die in foster care

Province lifts ban on naming children who die in foster care

Four years after her baby suffocated to death in a collapsed bassinet while in foster care, Toni Omeasoo is free to publicly speak her daughter’s name for the first time.

Texas lawmakers hear harrowing tales of foster care abuse that sound 'like prison'

Texas lawmakers hear harrowing tales of foster care abuse that sound 'like prison'

Young adults who grew up in Texas' foster care system recounted harrowing stories of abuse and emotional trauma Thursday for members of a legislative committee looking for ways to better protect such children.

FBI investigating scam targeting immigrant children's families

FBI investigating scam targeting immigrant children's families

The FBI is investigating how scammers obtained confidential information to defraud migrant children's families of thousands of dollars by telling them they needed to pay a fee to get their children out of federal custody.

DSS: State needs 200 more child-welfare workers

DSS: State needs 200 more child-welfare workers

The state’s child welfare agency should hire 202 new caseworkers – about a 25 percent increase –to reduce caseloads that Social Services leaders, lawmakers and child welfare advocates say are too high to ensure children’s safety.

City street shut down after teen lashes out at CPS worker, barricades himself in home

City street shut down after teen lashes out at CPS worker, barricades himself in home

A teenager who refused to cooperate with representatives from Child Protective Services caused Niagara Falls police to shut down part of a city street for about an hour Wednesday morning.

Note: Now why wouldn't a kid want to go with a CPS Agent?

Issac Bailey | Don’t over-react and criminalize parents

Issac Bailey | Don’t over-react and criminalize parents

I need to be arrested.

I let my kids play in the park without parental supervision.

Prosecutor: Danvers teen stalked, tried to kill DYS caseworker

Prosecutor: Danvers teen stalked, tried to kill DYS caseworker

A Department of Youth Services clinician nearly died last month at the hands of accused teen killer Philip Chism, a prosecutor said today.

Stephen Colbert takes LePage’s side (for laughs): ‘Maine is just one Octomom away from bankruptcy

Stephen Colbert takes LePage’s side (for laughs): ‘Maine is just one Octomom away from bankruptcy

As you can see above, political humorist and faux conservative talk show host Stephen Colbert rushed to the defense of Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage — in his typical tongue-in-cheek, deadpan sarcastic way — during last night’s episode of “The Colbert Report” on the cable channel Comedy Central.

Lawmakers look into keeping foster kids safe

Lawmakers look into keeping foster kids safe

Thursday morning a group of state lawmakers will discuss ways to protect children in foster care.  The House committee on Child Protection is meeting for the first time since a 6-year-old girl and her 4-year-old brother at a foster home drowned in Lake Georgetown earlier this month.

Vermont panel takes testimony on protecting kids

Vermont panel takes testimony on protecting kids

Information gaps among Vermont agencies and personnel and a push to return children in state custody back to their parents undermined state protective services leading up to a Poultney toddler's death after she suffered severe head trauma, Vermont State Police Detective James Cruise told a special legislative committee Wednesday.


$250K Bond For Woman Charged With Kidnapping Kids From Foster Parent

$250K Bond For Woman Charged With Kidnapping Kids From Foster Parent

A woman was ordered held on $250,000 bond Tuesday on charges of kidnapping her two young children from their foster parent last week in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.

Teen charged in stabbing death foster mother

Teen charged in stabbing death foster mother

A 19-year-old Wasilla man has been accused of killing his foster mother by stabbing her in the neck with a steak knife.


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