Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


Advocates still cautious as Maine tightens rule on physical restraint in schools

Posted: 08 May 2012 10:36 PM PDT

Advocates still cautious as Maine tightens rule on physical restraint in schools

On June 4, after months of meetings, legislative hearings and the governor's signature, the state Department of Education will file a new version of its rule governing the use of restraints and seclusion in schools.


Principal threatens to report parents of underage Facebookers

Posted: 08 May 2012 09:31 PM PDT

Principal threatens to report parents of underage Facebookers


A British school principal believes that parents whose children are too young to be on Facebook and other social-networking sites should be reported to child-protection services.


Principal resigns amid accusations of Facebook spying

Posted: 08 May 2012 09:27 PM PDT

Principal resigns amid accusations of Facebook spying

A Missouri high school principal is allegedly behind a Facebook profile of a girl named Suzy who "friended" many students.


Child Protection Bureau hands over 9 beggar children to parents

Posted: 08 May 2012 09:18 PM PDT


Child Protection Bureau hands over 9 beggar children to parents

Child Protection and Welfare Bureau handed over nine beggar children to their parents with the written grantee that they would not ask children for begging in the future. According to information received here, Child Protection Bureau arrested these children during an operation with the help of police squad.


DCS Criticized After Two Juveniles Escape Custody In Two Days

Posted: 08 May 2012 09:04 PM PDT

DCS Criticized After Two Juveniles Escape Custody In Two Days

Two escapes in two days have some asking some serious questions about how the Department of Children's Services is handling the juveniles in its custody.


Important info on the Title IV E waiver

Posted: 08 May 2012 09:10 PM PDT

HEADS UP FAMILY RIGHTS THIS APPLIES TO ALL STATES. Went to a state meeting on the Title IV E waiver. For those who do not know what that is, it was passed by Congress giving leniency to 28 states to use the federal funding for family preservation. Here is the latest skinny: Only two states out of the 28 have applied so far even though it was passed months ago. Part of this is the feds are dragging their feet but the other reason is most states don't know how to put together a new program required for this so they are sticking their heads in the sand. WA State got lucky because the Bill Gates foundation is paying to bring in consultants from Baltimore to help them figure it out. I also found out that each state can waiver whatever they want to. Doesn't necessarily have to go for family preservation. Family preservation is one of three areas they can waiver. SO, it is critical for you activists to push this through and make sure your state is on target for the waiver and applying it correctly. More info to be coming on this later.

From Jan Smith


Science Tells Us How To Have A Healthy Pregnancy; Should The Law Punish Women Who Don’t?

Posted: 08 May 2012 08:47 PM PDT

Science Tells Us How To Have A Healthy Pregnancy; Should The Law Punish Women Who Don't?


Everyone agrees that a pregnant woman shouldn't smoke crack or snort meth, right? And the consensus that they shouldn't smoke cigarettes or throw back a six-back every night is fairly ironclad, as well. Beyond obviously harmful behaviors like alcohol and drug use, however, things get more complicated. And with good reason: Mothers' own needs and health must be carefully balanced with the needs and health of potential children they're carrying. After all, pregnant women aren't simply baby incubating machines. But try telling that to the state of Alabama.


Usher's Ex Foster Admits Saying "I'll F*ck You Up," Denies Threatening to Kill Him

Posted: 08 May 2012 08:20 PM PDT


Usher's Ex Foster Admits Saying "I'll F*ck You Up," Denies Threatening to Kill Him

The child custody battle between music superstar Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Foster over their two children is getting nasty. Usher claims that Tameka threatened to kill him, but Foster claims that while she did say "I'll f*ck you up," it wasn't a threat to kill.


St.Louis teacher arrested for sexually assaulting foster child.

Posted: 08 May 2012 07:53 PM PDT

St.Louis teacher arrested for sexually assaulting foster child.


A school teacher in the Ferguson-Florrisant School District has been arrested for the sexual assault of a 16-year-old foster child. Chris McCall is a fourth-grade teacher at the St. Louis-area Central Elementary School. He is charged with statutory sodomy. Deputies say the alleged victim told a friend McCall had sexually assaulted him at a home in Winfield for about a year. The friend alerted authorities. The school district has placed McCall on paid administrative leave.


Akron: Foster parent guilty of rape, sexual assault

Posted: 08 May 2012 07:35 PM PDT

Akron: Foster parent guilty of rape, sexual assault

A jury in Akron found Roger Ball, 65, of Akron, guilty on Tuesday of rape, sexual battery and five counts of gross sexual imposition, according to Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh.


Idaho Supreme Court Reunites Family Torn Apart By Deportation

Posted: 08 May 2012 07:12 PM PDT

Idaho Supreme Court Reunites Family Torn Apart By Deportation


The Idaho Supreme Court issued a forceful decision late last month, ordering that a father who lost his child to adoption after he was deported to Mexico should regain custody of his daughter. The ruling overturned the decisions of two lower courts to terminate his parental rights. As countless other courts around the country consider similar cases of families shattered by deportation and the child welfare system, the Idaho decision could serve as a model in a relatively uncharted legal field.


Koreans busted for stamina pills made from dead babies

Posted: 08 May 2012 12:48 PM PDT

Koreans busted for stamina pills made from dead babies

You might want to think twice before swallowing that stamina-boosting miracle pill -- you could be eating dried baby flesh.


Diaper thief doesn't make a clean getaway

Posted: 08 May 2012 09:26 AM PDT

Diaper thief doesn't make a clean getaway

An alleged Lincoln thief hoping for a clean getaway has instead been caught with some soon-to-be-soiled merchandise.


Head of DHHS hopes state is ready to look forward in child welfare services

Posted: 08 May 2012 08:40 AM PDT

Head of DHHS hopes state is ready to look forward in child welfare services

Nebraska's child welfare system is undergoing change and the man in charge hopes that means the state is ready to look forward.


Fostering system on the brink as number of children in care soars

Posted: 08 May 2012 06:11 AM PDT

Fostering system on the brink as number of children in care soars


Charities warn of impending crisis after new research shows a dramatic rise in vulnerable youngsters needing placements, due to paranoid, overzealous and sadistic social workers.


The Official Fluff of Florida DCF's Public Relations Department

Posted: 08 May 2012 06:00 AM PDT

Florida's Department of Children and Families has taken to the internet to sell their bullshit to those who haven't experienced the pleasures of having a CPS Agent crawling up their ass.

Blog: http://blog.myflfamilies.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/myflfamilies

YouTube: www.youtube.com/myflfamilies

Pintrest: www.pinterest.com/myflfamilies

The team that creates all of this crap: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/newsroom/docs/mediaguide.pdf

Source: http://capitalsoup.com/2012/05/07/new-department-of-children-and-families-blog-shares-heartbreaking-uplifting-stories-from-individuals-and-families/