- Grievance panel defends against AG criticism
- BOY STILL HAUNTED BY SAGA OF BAD ADOPTION
- Government tries to have foster parent's Hepatitis C lawsuit tossed out of court
- 6-year-old girl handcuffed, arrested for tantrum at school
- Article Photos: Experts' fees for Oklahoma child welfare system reform stir impassioned debate
- Cherokee adoption battle in South Carolina high court
- SOCIAL WORKER 'IGNORED CHILD CARE CHECKS'
- Police handcuff Ga. kindergartner for tantrum
- Upcoming Event: An Improvement Plan for OKDHS Child Welfare Services
- Openings set in would-be adoptive mom's trial
- Nurse Fired For Reporting Abuse Can Sue School, Court Says
- Editorial: Foster-care children need encouragement, not requirements
Posted: 17 Apr 2012 07:33 PM PDT
Grievance panel defends against AG criticism
Posted: 17 Apr 2012 06:49 PM PDT
BOY STILL HAUNTED BY SAGA OF BAD ADOPTION
Two years after Artyom Saveliev's American adoptive mother put him alone on a plane back to his homeland, the towheaded 9-year-old shivers and barks "No!" when asked if he would ever go back to the United States.
Posted: 17 Apr 2012 06:44 PM PDT
Government tries to have foster parent's Hepatitis C lawsuit tossed out of court
Former foster parent Teresa Iezzi, who alleges she was infected with Hepatitis C by a drugged-up teen client, looked on Tuesday as a government lawyer tried again to have her lawsuit for damages thrown out of court.
Posted: 17 Apr 2012 06:32 PM PDT
Posted: 17 Apr 2012 11:49 AM PDT
Article Photos: Experts' fees for Oklahoma child welfare system reform stir impassioned debate
Out-of-state experts hired to oversee reforms of Oklahoma's troubled children welfare system billed the state more than $355,000 for their team's first three months work after a settlement was reached in a Tulsa class-action lawsuit.
Posted: 17 Apr 2012 10:51 AM PDT
Cherokee adoption battle in South Carolina high court
The adoptive parents of a 2-1/2-year-old Cherokee girl at the center of a custody battle stemming from her Native American heritage will ask the South Carolina Supreme Court on Tuesday to return her to them.
Posted: 17 Apr 2012 09:17 AM PDT
SOCIAL WORKER 'IGNORED CHILD CARE CHECKS'
A PLYMOUTH social worker failed to properly monitor 16 vulnerable children who could have been victims of abuse, a hearing was told.
Posted: 17 Apr 2012 08:46 AM PDT
Police handcuff Ga. kindergartner for tantrum
Police in Georgia handcuffed a kindergartner after the girl threw a tantrum and the police chief defended the action.
Posted: 17 Apr 2012 08:26 AM PDT
Upcoming Event: An Improvement Plan for OKDHS Child Welfare Services
The next installment of the Practice and Policy Lecture Series, sponsored in part by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS), will present Oklahoma's plan to improve child welfare services. On Friday April 20th, Deborah Smith, Director of OKDHS Children and Family Services, will summarize the efforts planned to improve outcomes for Oklahoma's 8,000 children in foster care including improving safety, increasing the number of foster homes, and decreasing the length of stay. The 'Pinnacle Plan' is a key component in settling a federal class action lawsuit.
Posted: 17 Apr 2012 06:56 AM PDT
Openings set in would-be adoptive mom's trial
Opening arguments are set to begin Tuesday in the trial of a Scottsdale woman accused forgery and custodial interference in the case of a baby who has been missing for more than two years.
Posted: 17 Apr 2012 06:49 AM PDT
Nurse Fired For Reporting Abuse Can Sue School, Court Says
A nurse working at the RAMAZ Modern Orthodox day school in Manhattan treated a boy with a "prominent injury" on his cheek he said was inflicted by his father. Joyce Villarin communicated with the father who admitted causing the injury and who showed no remorse. She wanted to report the physical abuse to secular authorities in compliance with the law, but the RAMAZ told her not to. She did it anyway and was fired for not being a "team player."
Posted: 17 Apr 2012 06:12 AM PDT
Editorial: Foster-care children need encouragement, not requirements
House Bill 1267, which would require all youth in foster care above the age of 15 be given a visit and consultation to a Missouri state university, state community or technical college before exiting the foster care system, is an ineffective overreach of the government's rights and responsibility.
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