How to sell a foster kid

April 3, 2017 § Leave a comment

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DCF faces huge backlog on background checks
How to sell a foster kid
Judge urged to reveal detail on fostering case after girl locked in bedroom
3 teens pull fire alarm, run away from Bronx group home: NYPD
Texas lawmakers begin to reform Child Protective Services
Iowa mother battles to get care for adopted son’s violent disorder
One foster child hanging stirs anguish; the other is barely noticed
Irish mum who was forced to give her child up for adoption is to be reunited with him after 31 years
Happy Child Abuse Propaganda Month – 2017
DCF faces huge backlog on background checks
Posted: 02 Apr 2017 04:38 AM PDT
They are some of the state’s most vulnerable children: thousands in state custody, many waiting to be placed in safe, nurturing homes. But 5 Investigates has discovered a massive backlog in criminal background checks at the state’s Department of Children and Families is delaying the process.

More >> DCF faces huge backlog on background checks

How to sell a foster kid
Posted: 02 Apr 2017 04:34 AM PDT
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but for one group of kids there’s only one word that matters: home. A picture might help them get there.

More >> Professional Photographers Aim to Help Foster Kids Find Adoptive Families

Note: Yep, get them all happy and bubbly for the camera so that the perspective suckers adoptive parents don’t realize the challenges they face before they fall in love with these severely damaged and stolen wonderful children.

FMI: http://legallykidnapped.blogspot.com/2017/04/iowa-mother-battles-to-get-care-for.html
Judge urged to reveal detail on fostering case after girl locked in bedroom
Posted: 02 Apr 2017 04:23 AM PDT
A family court judge has been urged to reveal detail about a case in which a little girl was placed into foster care after being locked in a bedroom.

More >> Judge urged to reveal detail on fostering case after girl locked in bedroom
3 teens pull fire alarm, run away from Bronx group home: NYPD
Posted: 02 Apr 2017 04:19 AM PDT
Police are searching for three teenagers who fled their group home in the Bronx Saturday morning.

More >> 3 teens pull fire alarm, run away from Bronx group home: NYPD

Texas lawmakers begin to reform Child Protective Services
Posted: 02 Apr 2017 04:15 AM PDT
The Texas Senate and House of Representatives unanimously voted to pass bills for reform of Child Protective Services. During the State of the State address, Gov. Greg Abbott noted “over one hundred deaths” of children in foster care services within the last year.

More >> Texas lawmakers begin to reform Child Protective Services

Iowa mother battles to get care for adopted son’s violent disorder
Posted: 02 Apr 2017 03:57 AM PDT
Tina Polly doesn’t know much about what led the blond-haired, blue-eyed 5-year-old to wind up in her foster home.

More >> Iowa mother battles to get care for adopted son’s violent disorder
One foster child hanging stirs anguish; the other is barely noticed
Posted: 02 Apr 2017 03:50 AM PDT
Lauryn Martin-Everett tied a blue patterned scarf around her neck and hanged herself from a doorway at a troubled Florida Keys youth shelter.

More >> One foster child hanging stirs anguish; the other is barely noticed
Irish mum who was forced to give her child up for adoption is to be reunited with him after 31 years
Posted: 02 Apr 2017 03:45 AM PDT
Dubliner Shana Hillary Blackman had baby put up for adoption against her wishes when he was just three months old

More >> Irish mum who was forced to give her child up for adoption is to be reunited with him after 31 years
Happy Child Abuse Propaganda Month – 2017
Posted: 01 Apr 2017 07:42 PM PDT
April is National Child Abuse Propaganda Month. A month where all of the various State and Private Child Welfare Agencies hold little events all across the country in order to glorify the work they do. Nationally, thousands of people will gather all month long for dinners and pinwheel garden planting sessions. You’ll see go blue days where everybody is supposed to dress in blue in order to raise awareness of child abuse and get everybody and his brother making that call for whatever reason. You might see blue ribbons pinned to peoples clothing. Perhaps you’ll see cardboard cutouts of children standing in a window.
“We do the proclamations really to recognize while government can’t do it all – government has a roll to say that this is a community problem that we feel needs recognition,” former County Commissioner Sally Clark said.
Clark helped formed the coalition, “Not One More Child” with District Attorney Dan May after they saw an alarming number of fatalities from child abuse back in 2011.
She tells 11 News El Paso County has the highest number of reports for child abuse and neglect across the state of Colorado. Last year, there were 15,000 reports and according to Clark, the number rises each year.
More >> Pinwheels planted across Colorado Springs aim to help prevent child abuse
One of the things that I like to make people aware of is the way they fluff the numbers. For example if you look at the 3rd paragraph in the above example…
She tells 11 News El Paso County has the highest number of reports for child abuse and neglect across the state of Colorado. Last year, there were 15,000 reports and according to Clark, the number rises each year.
The normal people will instantly assume that there were 15,000 horrifically abused children in El Paso County Colorado in 2016. Hardly, it’s more like there were 15,000 calls to the hotline, probably by normal people, probably 75 to 80% would be unsubstantiated or don’t rise to a level were an investigation would be warranted. Therefore the actual number of children who are actually abused would be much smaller.
Kentucky had nearly 19,000 child abuse victims in 2015, or 19 victims for every 1,000 children, which is more than double the national average, according to the latest national compilation of cases.
Kentucky’s rate ranked second in the nation in 2015, according to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report released in January and highlighted by Norton Children’s Hospital. Indiana’s rate, 17 out of every 1,000 children, ranked fourth.
More >> Kentucky has nation’s second-highest child abuse, neglect rate
They do this for the quantitative dramatic effect. The bigger number looks better for these agencies. It convinces the people that there is more of a need than there actually is. That way people will be more likely to open their hearts and wallets and make these fundraisers a success.

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