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Exposing The Child Protective Industry For What It Really Is



Updated: 2018-02-19T11:32:24.748-05:00

 



Ohio Argues to Strip Parents' Custody For Not Accepting Their Child's Transgenderism

2018-02-19T07:39:44.349-05:00

In one of the most blatantly biased headlines to grace the pages of the internet in the last...well, probably five minutes, CNN published a piece entitled, "Parents want custody to block trans teen from hormone treatment."

Correction: “State wants to strip parents of their rights for not conforming to their own child’s mental illness.”

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Child welfare system in 'disrepair', social workers stretched thin

2018-02-19T07:38:16.339-05:00

Pennsylvania’s Auditor General is preparing a report about how to fix the state’s broken child welfare system.

In September, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale issued a State-of-the-Child report that found Pennsylvania's child welfare system is in disrepair.

More >> Child welfare system in 'disrepair', social workers stretched thin(image)



Records show neglect of Florida school gunman’s mental health

2018-02-19T07:10:57.430-05:00

School and government records on Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old gunman in the Parkland, Florida school massacre, show that he has evinced serious mental and emotional problems since middle school. Cruz used an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people—14 students and three teachers—at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School near Fort Lauderdale last Wednesday.

More >> Records show neglect of Florida school gunman’s mental health(image)



Girl’s undue jailing exemplifies plight of foster youth in custody

2018-02-18T17:16:53.988-05:00

A 14-year-old foster youth arrested at a long-troubled San Joaquin County children’s shelter was held in jail for weeks after a court had approved her release, simply because child welfare officials were unable to find a suitable home for her.

The girl’s incarceration ended abruptly Wednesday, hours after a reporter contacted officials at the local juvenile hall to inquire about her case. But the problem of youths being locked up because they have no parents to retrieve them and no placement in the foster care system underscores the serious consequences often facing children arrested at state-licensed facilities.

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Family devastated after their child was taken from them - NBC

2018-02-18T14:50:38.530-05:00

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Turpin abuse case prompts California bill to tighten regulation of home schools

2018-02-18T07:02:36.253-05:00

California lawmakers are pushing to increase regulation of home schools after a dozen siblings were discovered locked in a dirty, dark house in Riverside County.

The house in Perris had been registered as a private school called Sandcastle Day School.

More >> Turpin abuse case prompts California bill to tighten regulation of home schools(image)



Shooter cut himself on Snapchat, but was ruled stable

2018-02-18T06:59:26.751-05:00

Note: I haven't posted much about this case because I don't believe that CPS had anything to do with it.  Yes he was adopted at birth (which usually means private adoption although I don't know for sure), but he wasn't a foster child screwed up by the system.  Adult protective services apparently investigated him a year ago for being an idiot on social media, but I deal with child welfare issues.

What this case should bring to light is the fact that parents of kid with mental health issues are largely left to deal with it themselves with very little help available.  Also, the help that is available is usually a joke because psychology is typically pseudoscience. 

I believe that the adoptive mother was probably a good person who tried like hell to raise him right.
Nikolas Cruz had just broken up with his girlfriend, who had been cheating on him, and he’d gotten into a fight with another boy. He’d drawn a "Nazi symbol" on his book bag. And Broward mental health authorities were worried that his chronic depression was worsening.

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Baby P's mum in plea to have womb REMOVED as she fears having more kids

2018-02-18T06:29:52.164-05:00

Insiders at HMP Low Newton say the monster has approached medical staff there and begged for the op.

She reckons being unable to have any more kids will increase her chance of getting parole.

More >> Baby P's mum in plea to have womb REMOVED as she fears having more kids(image)



Foster child of Janet Solander testifies in court Friday

2018-02-17T07:36:33.848-05:00

LAS VEGAS - The trial for a woman accused of torturing her adoptive children, continued Friday.  Prosecutors say three children suffered for years at the hands of Janet Solander.

Solander and her husband Dwight adopted the girls. Dwight took a plea deal and will be sentenced in May.   According to prosecutors, even after repeated complaints were lodged against Child Protective Services, several other children were placed in the Solander's care.

More >> Foster child of Janet Solander testifies in court Friday(image)



Runaway foster kids raise sex-trafficking fears in Kansas

2018-02-17T07:26:17.242-05:00

She was 13, living in a Kansas group home, when an older girl convinced her to run away.

That led to her being sold for sex for the first time.

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Editorial: Sacramento should limit unnecessary arrests for foster youth

2018-02-17T07:09:08.996-05:00

Following a Chronicle investigation into the unnecessary arrests of traumatized children in California’s foster-care shelters and residential facilities, state Assemblyman Mike Gipson, D-Carson (Los Angeles County), introduced a bill last week that will set limits on this dangerous and destabilizing practice.

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Gipson’s AB2605 bill would create a three-year moratorium on law enforcement calls by foster-care facilities for non-emergency behavioral management situations.

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Autopsy finds St. Paul foster home death of girl was natural causes; license still suspended

2018-02-17T06:59:36.138-05:00

A 1-year-old St. Paul girl, whose death prompted an investigation and the suspension of her grandmother’s foster care license, died of natural causes, police said this week.

Before Kristin Nelson — also known as Kristin Carter — passed away in November, she was active and happy. She had a cough, though she was playing and not acting sick, her grandmother said Thursday.

More >> Autopsy finds St. Paul foster home death of girl was natural causes; license still suspended(image)



Moms With Postpartum Depression Keep Getting Reported To Child Services

2018-02-16T07:59:32.041-05:00

When U.S. mom Jessica Porten made international headlines last month after she shared a shocking story — how, after Porten asked for help with postpartum depression, her nurse practitioner called the police — her nightmarish experience rang true for new moms across Canada, too.

"It happened to me," said Lindsie Green of Toronto. "A public health nurse came to visit me, I explained how I was feeling and CAS (Children's Aid Society) showed up at my door."


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MEDFORD FAMILY TRYING TO ADOPT AGAIN AFTER BEING SCAMMED

2018-02-16T07:52:44.239-05:00

A Medford family is opening up to NewsWatch 12 in an exclusive interview about their emotional experience being scammed out of time and money when trying to adopt a child. They want other families looking to adopt to beware of scams across the country.

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Marshfield Man Charged for Sexually Assaulting Foster Children

2018-02-16T07:49:38.524-05:00

-A Marshfield man has been charged for sexually assaulting his foster children.

According to court records, 36-year-old John Hanley met with police and a social worker back in August. Hanley told them he had touched an 11-year-old while they were on the couch watching TV and he also touched a 2 and 4-year-old while they were in the shower. Hanley told authorities that he did it because he had been abused as a child and wanted to feel what it was like to be the aggressor.

More >> Marshfield Man Charged for Sexually Assaulting Foster Children(image)



I-Team: Trial starts for mother accused of torturing adoptive kids

2018-02-16T07:40:48.765-05:00

LAS VEGAS - The trial for Janet Solander, a woman accused of torturing her adoptive children, started Thursday, and the revelations made in court were not favorable to Child Protective Services.

During opening statements, prosecutors say three children suffered for years at the hands of their adoptive parents, Dwight and Janet and Solander. Dwight took a plea deal, but as prosecutors at Janet's trial spoke Thursday, they pointed out how CPS failed these children by failing to protect them and take action when people made complaints five times stating that the girls may have been in danger.

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Texas Claims Foster Child-Care Abuses Were ‘Cherry-Picked’

2018-02-16T07:38:43.057-05:00

The Fifth Circuit on Thursday heard Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office defend his state’s foster child-care system by saying that attorneys for the class of 12,000 foster kids “cherry-picked” a dozen tragic cases of foster care abuse, rather than using a random sample.

Texas Assistant Solicitor General Jody Hughes said the class “ultimately failed to show a class-wide problem” during the federal trial. “They hand-picked a few unfortunate cases,” Hughes said.

More >> Texas Claims Foster Child-Care Abuses Were ‘Cherry-Picked’(image)



Child Protective Services Is Abducting Homeschooled Children

2018-02-15T22:45:03.347-05:00

The relationship between parent and child is a sacred and time held one. It is a foundation pillar of society. It is the right and proper duty of the parent to assure that their children learn the moral, ethical, and educational building blocks of society, and how to employ them to be good and proper members of said society.

More >> Child Protective Services Is Abducting Homeschooled Children(image)



Tiahleigh Palmer murder accused Rick Foster applies for judge-only trial

2018-02-15T22:42:50.031-05:00

THE foster father charged with the murder of Queensland schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer will make a rare request from the judge ahead of his trial.

More >> Tiahleigh Palmer murder accused Rick Foster applies for judge-only trial(image)



Court bans 'biological father' from helping neglected child

2018-02-15T22:32:58.093-05:00

A New York appeals court has rejected an attempt by a sperm donor to assert parental rights to a child who was removed from a lesbian couple and put in foster care because of neglect complaints.

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Oklahoma foster parent charged with rape of 15-year-old boy in her care

2018-02-15T22:29:31.620-05:00

Stephanie Cowan DOB 2-6-84 PRYOR — Four children placed with a Mayes County woman in foster care have been removed from her home after she was accused of raping a 15-year-old boy.

Stephanie Cowan, 34, of Salina was charged Jan. 24 in Mayes County District Court with three counts of second-degree rape. She is free on $30,000 bail and set to return to court in March.

More >> Oklahoma foster parent charged with rape of 15-year-old boy in her care(image)



Russian Court Says Foster Mother Unfit Because Of ‘Male Behavior’

2018-02-15T22:26:30.907-05:00

A Russian court ruled earlier this month that 40-year-old Yulia Savinovskikh is unfit to foster two children with disabilities, claiming that because she allegedly exudes a 'style of male behavior,' she violated Russian family legislation as well as the 'traditions and mentality' of Russian society.

The two 5-year-old boys had been living with Savinovskikh and her husband for three-and-a-half and two years, respectively.

More >> Russian Court Says Foster Mother Unfit Because Of ‘Male Behavior’(image)



Adoptive brother agrees plea deal over the death of 16-year-old sister he 'drop-kicked down the stairs'

2018-02-15T22:24:35.323-05:00

The adoptive brother of a 16-year-old girl who was tortured and then died of malnutrition in her family home, has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.

The tragic teenager was found  in the Iowa home she shared with her adoptive parents, who have also been charged.

More >> Adoptive brother agrees plea deal over the death of 16-year-old sister he 'drop-kicked down the stairs' and who was 'tortured, held captive and starved' before her body was found, weighing just 56 pounds


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Suicide foster teen 'failed' ahead of leaving care

2018-02-15T22:21:53.269-05:00

The 17-year-old boy, from Powys, killed himself three months before his 18th birthday after becoming anxious about living independently. 

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Charges dropped against foster caretaker accused of child abuse

2018-02-15T22:10:23.733-05:00

ALBUQUERQUE, NM —
The foster caretaker charged with child abuse after a baby girl died under her care in Belen had her charges dropped.

But the move does not mean Stephanie Crownover is off the hook.

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