Friday, May 25, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


Niagara teen charged with attempted murder after foster mom beaten

Posted: 24 May 2012 08:09 PM PDT

Niagara teen charged with attempted murder after foster mom beaten

A 16-year-old Niagara Falls youth is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly assaulting his foster mother with a garden shovel and a frying pan.


Homeless DC Parents Fear Loss of Children … And They’re Right

Posted: 24 May 2012 07:44 PM PDT

Homeless DC Parents Fear Loss of Children … And They're Right


I met a father at the Virginia Williams Family Resources Center, the District of Columbia's central intake for homeless families. He was there with his wife and their baby and toddler because they were running out of money to pay for the motel room they'd been staying in.


At least 24 youths died in care of HSE

Posted: 24 May 2012 06:47 PM PDT

At least 24 youths died in care of HSE

AT LEAST 24 children and young adults who were involved with social services have died in the past year and a half, according to health authorities.


Report: MN kids less likely to be raised in "kinship" homes ...

Posted: 24 May 2012 08:55 AM PDT

Report: MN kids less likely to be raised in "kinship" homes ...

Minnesota underutilizes the "kinship care" of grandparents and other relatives when foster children are removed from their parents' homes, according to a new national report from the Anne E. Casey Foundation.


Why toddlers can't remember trauma

Posted: 24 May 2012 08:34 AM PDT

Why toddlers can't remember trauma

One question that I was asked though, seemed like an intelligent one and it was more asked of me because I am a psychologist rather than a mother to a child who joined my family via foster care. She wondered if I thought that CD would one day wake up and remember the trauma of her first year and a half of life.


Foster Kids on Too Many Meds: Is the Government Taking Action?

Posted: 24 May 2012 08:23 AM PDT

Foster Kids on Too Many Meds: Is the Government Taking Action?


The senator who spurred the Government Accountability Office to investigate the startling numbers of foster children being put on powerful, mind-altering drugs is calling on the Obama administration to follow through on its vow to find solutions to the issue.


10 year old's school calling child protective services if I don't drug her

Posted: 24 May 2012 07:49 AM PDT

10 year old's school calling child protective services if I don't drug her

I had an argument with my 10 year old's teacher. My child is in the 5th grade. Her teacher says she can't focus and I need to put her on drugs (i.e. ritalin, adderall) and I said she won't take them and the teacher said to put the drugs in her soup but she is a picky eater and won't eat most foods.