Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


Police search for teen who ran away from foster mom, DHS staff

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 09:29 PM PDT

Police search for teen who ran away from foster mom, DHS staff

Portland Police are searching for a 14-year-old girl who ran away from her foster mother and Oregon Department of Human Services Staff.


Bronx couple with three foster children die in fire

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 09:21 PM PDT


Bronx couple with three foster children die in fire

A devoted Bronx couple raising three foster kids died in a smoky apartment fire despite the efforts of heartbroken would-be rescuers to reach them.





OCTOMOM Police Investigating Child Neglect Claims

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 09:12 PM PDT


OCTOMOM Police Investigating Child Neglect Claims

The La Habra Police Department and the Orange County Dept. of Family and Children's Services showed up at the home of Octomom Nadya Suleman Tuesday night, after receiving a complaint from her hairstylist that the mother of 14 allows her kids to live in horrendous conditions.


Police: 11-Year-Old Girl Makes False Statement that Parent Menaced her with Handgun

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 08:34 PM PDT

Police: 11-Year-Old Girl Makes False Statement that Parent Menaced her with Handgun

An 11-year-old Jefferson Valley girl is accused of falsely reporting to police that one of her parents menaced her with a handgun, Yorktown police said.


Mern case foster parents convicted for abuse

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 08:29 PM PDT


Mern case foster parents convicted for abuse

The Danish foster parents in what has become known as the Mern case have been found guilty of abusing nine children in their care between 1990 and 2010. The woman has been sentenced to two years in Jail, while the man will serve two years and six months.


DHS to cut funding to child abuse prevention programs

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 07:39 PM PDT

DHS to cut funding to child abuse prevention programs

The state Department of Human Services said today it will cut funding to programs aimed at preventing child abuse because of a $2.2 million reduction in federal funding.


Alberta officials deny wrongdoing after toddler’s death wrongly deemed a homicide

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 07:24 PM PDT

Alberta officials deny wrongdoing after toddler's death wrongly deemed a homicide

Provincial officials are denying any wrongdoing in a case involving a toddler who was put into foster care for nearly two years following an autopsy that wrongly classified his stepbrother's accidental death as a homicide.


High Workloads and Limited Resources May Prevent Children in Foster Care from Returning Home

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 07:16 PM PDT

High Workloads and Limited Resources May Prevent Children in Foster Care from Returning Home

A state audit released today found that while the Department of Human Services' Child Welfare Program returned children home at a higher rate than the national average, high caseloads and limited services to parents may prevent children in foster care from returning home. Auditors suggested the agency consider some strategies to help case workers with the challenges they face.


Foster care father and son to stand trial

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 12:40 PM PDT


Foster care father and son to stand trial

A father and son have been committed to stand trial in the Bendigo County Court charged with a series of sex offences against a female foster child.


If fewer kids are in D.C. foster care, why isn’t agency’s budget decreasing?

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 12:01 PM PDT

If fewer kids are in D.C. foster care, why isn't agency's budget decreasing?

The number of children in the District's child welfare system is continuing to drop, prompting officials to take a fresh look at how the city spends its $265 million child welfare budget.


Child stabbed at city Social Services office

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 11:06 AM PDT

Child stabbed at city Social Services office


A toddler was stabbed this morning at a Social Services office in East Baltimore, and the child's mother is in custody, city officials said.


New child welfare audit says Oregon can do more to reunite parents and kids in foster care

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 10:42 AM PDT

New child welfare audit says Oregon can do more to reunite parents and kids in foster care

While Oregon child welfare caseworkers do better than the national average in seeing that children taken into state foster care are returned to their parents, a new audit also finds caseworkers often do not include parents in critical discussions concerning their families and have little time to ensure meaningful visits between parents and kids.


Mother stabs child at Social Services

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 09:01 AM PDT



Note: I doubt this will help her get her kid back.


Five-year-olds 'must have basic skills tested' amid fears sedentary lifestyles have left up to half of British children unfit for school Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2133759/Doctors-check-year-olds-British-children-unfit-school-sedentary-lifestyles.html#ixzz1sxnv3Gsl

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 06:19 AM PDT

Five-year-olds 'must have basic skills tested' amid fears sedentary lifestyles have left up to half of British children unfit for school

Five-year-olds must undergo tests of basic skills to ensure they are fit enough for school, a leading academic has said.