Sunday, April 29, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


Innovative program helps keep kids out of foster care

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 08:41 PM PDT

Innovative program helps keep kids out of foster care

The success of an innovative child welfare program shows the system doesn't have to be a constant battle, say local advocates.


Philadelphia Man Finds Himself on Missing Children's Site

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 08:33 PM PDT


Philadelphia Man Finds Himself on Missing Children's Site

A Philadelphia man who was adopted as a child found himself on a missing person's website and ended up solving his own case.


Parents take son to hospital for bump on the head and are stopped from seeing their kids alone for seven months following false abuse claims

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 07:44 PM PDT

Parents take son to hospital for bump on the head and are stopped from seeing their kids alone for seven months following false abuse claims

Chris and Julia Norton were ­interviewed by police and forced to sign over the ­children to Julia's parents


Review: Counties miss mark on standards for child abuse investigations

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 07:40 PM PDT

Review: Counties miss mark on standards for child abuse investigations

In March 2010, the 40-year-old boyfriend of the toddler's mother became enraged and punched the little boy repeatedly for shaking his bottle and sprinkling milk on his newborn sister. The blows perforated the Racine boy's intestines, broke his ribs, and lacerated his liver and pancreas. Jovani's mother waited several days before taking him to the hospital, where he died.


'He’, 'she’ – it’s all the same to the family 'expert’

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 01:10 PM PDT


'He', 'she' – it's all the same to the family 'expert'

Two more glimpses into the surreal underworld of our 'child protection' system.


Drug Trials Neglect Children: New Study

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 10:31 AM PDT

Drug Trials Neglect Children: New Study

Drug trials tend to ignore child patients who account for a larger proportion of overall disease burden and instead focus on adults, according to new research presented Saturday.


Paul LePage, Republican Governor Of Maine, Calls State Workers 'Corrupt'

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 09:35 AM PDT

Paul LePage, Republican Governor Of Maine, Calls State Workers 'Corrupt'

Maine's blunt-speaking governor is again creating a ruckus with his offhanded remarks – this time by calling state government middle managers "about as corrupt as can be."


Note: I must point out that Governor LePage of Maine is attacking social service programs such as Medicaid, Food Stamps, and TANIF, but fails to mention that Medicaid is the largest funding source in Child Welfare.  






Arizona foster-care system in crisis; not enough homes for children

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 06:14 AM PDT


Arizona foster-care system in crisis; not enough homes for children

Arizona child-welfare administrators have a tough sales pitch to make.





'I never saw him observing parents with children': The woman who said she was forced to take babies from their mothers by the 'expert' who played God

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 06:06 AM PDT


'I never saw him observing parents with children': The woman who said she was forced to take babies from their mothers by the 'expert' who played God


Anyone who works in child protection will tell you that one of the worst aspects of the job is having to take a youngster from its mother's arms, possibly for ever.