Child Protection Units in Nevada: Safeguarding the Future
Child protection is of utmost importance in ensuring the well-being and safety of our future generations. In Nevada, Child Protection Units (CPUs) have been established to combat child abuse and neglect, providing a vital safeguard for children across the state.
Stolen Innocence: How Social Workers Aided the Biggest Baby Trafficking Scheme in U.S. History
Georgia Tann, dubbed the "Mother of Modern Adoption," operated the Tennessee Children's Home Society, an adoption agency in Memphis. However, her practices were far from the noble cause the title suggests:
Interesting ways mothers in the South used to discipline their misbehaving kids
Southern Virginia parents used to take disciplinary action seriously and had unique ways of correcting their children when they misbehaved. From removing privileges to beatings, parents in the South are known for punishing their children in ways that would land them in jail if they use that form of punishment today.
Quanell X investigates systemic failures: Unjust removal of child from black mother in North Carolina
Disclaimer: The following article regarding Child Protective Services (CPS) is provided for informational purposes only. The content within this article is based on general knowledge and does not constitute legal advice or professional guidance. Laws, regulations, and procedures related to CPS may vary by jurisdiction, and the information provided may not reflect the specific practices or policies of your local CPS agency.
Texas Sets a New Standard in Balancing Child Protective Services
In a remarkable turn of events, Texas has taken the reins in enacting policy changes designed to minimize the number of children who enter the foster care system. Surprisingly, it is the Republicans of Texas, not progressives in liberal states, who are quietly leading the charge for these reforms. Spearheading this effort is James Frank, a Republican state representative hailing from Wichita Falls, Texas. The state has recently passed a series of laws aiming to curb the overreach of Child Protective Services (CPS) and promote the preservation of families.
Duties of Agencies and Definitions of Abused, Neglected, and Dependent Children
Lets explore the legal obligations of child protection agencies in Ohio and the definitions of important terms related to child welfare. Section 5153.16 of the Ohio Revised Code outlines the responsibilities of these agencies, requiring them to investigate allegations of child abuse, neglect, or dependency. However, investigations must adhere to specific guidelines, except in emergency situations. It is crucial to comprehend the meanings and definitions of these terms, as accusations can arise unexpectedly, leaving parents bewildered and uninformed. If the rules governing these investigations are not followed, seeking legal advice might be advisable, unless there is an emergency. Join us as we delve into what each term—abused, neglected, and dependent—entails for the well-being of children.
Griffin child's malnourished condition leads to denial of parents' bond
In a courtroom in Griffin, Georgia, Tyler and Krista Schindley, parents of a malnourished child, faced a heartbreaking setback as a judge denied them bond in a recent court hearing. The couple was charged with grave offenses including second-degree attempted homicide, first-degree attempted malice murder, cruelty to children, and false imprisonment, following concerns raised by vigilant neighbors about the child's alarming physical state.
Woman considers cutting off best friend with Autistic 11-year-old still in diapers, “Taking a toll on my mental health”
This is a story of a friendship that's gone beyond the best and worst of times to a place of helplessness, as detailed in a Reddit post. *This is a work of non-fiction sourced from social media discussion boards and verified experts/specialists.*
Former Augusta County Investigator's Arrest Shrouded in Secrecy: Sex Assault Charges Raise Concerns
Former CPS Investigator Jessica Duff is arrested on multiple counts of sexual assaultPhoto byBreaking Through News. Staunton, VA – A former Child Protective Services (CPS) investigator in Augusta County, Jessica Duff, 43, of Raphine, VA, has been arrested on charges of sexual assault involving a minor, according to a news release from Augusta County Sheriff Donald Smith.
Midwife Vs. Hospital: Black Couple's Choice Results in Seizure of Newborn by Texas Authorities
A black couple from Dallas, Texas, is currently fighting to regain custody of their newborn daughter after authorities seized her from their home. Rodney and Temecia Jackson chose a home birth with a licensed midwife for their daughter Mila. After taking her to see their pediatrician for jaundice, they decided to do the phototherapy treatment at home under the midwife's guidance instead of the hospital, which the pediatrician suggested.
Teamwork makes the dream come true: 1 million views and 10k shares later, the McFalls family has been reunited
A heartbreaking tragedy struck a family in North Carolina after Joseph Mcfalls unexpectedly passed away just days after child protective services denied repeated requests to return his two children from foster care. This incident highlights how one can die of a "broken heart."
"Beyond Accountability: Balancing Support and Oversight for Social Workers"
Child abuse is a devastating problem in our society, and the responsibility to protect vulnerable children often falls on the shoulders of caseworkers. However, a recent analysis of Alameda County caseworkers' responses to referrals of child abuse and neglect shows a concerning trend of systemic deficiencies.
Opinion: Texans should be outraged that child protective services is wasting funds to harass single mother of 4
After the negligence of DFPS workers, a child missing for over two months while in their care, the filing a frivolous suit, and returning legal custody of a missing child, you'd think that DFPS would at least apologize to the family, or at a minimum, stop harassing them. Unfortunately, that was just a dream, says a Texas mother.
Chicago Finance Committee Considers $5,740,000 Request From Board of Educ for Aquaponics Classroom & Plumbing Repair
After contentious Chicago City Council meeting last week regarding Board of Education and CPS leaders failure to attend council meetings, request by the Board of Education for almost $5.75 million for an aquaponics classroom in one school and plumbing repairs in another, may create further debate regarding transparency and accountability.
Attempt to Force Chicago Public School Officials to Attend Council Meetings in Order to Receive City Funds Fails
Chicago Council push to remedy infrequent appearances by CPS officialsat meetings by compelling them to attend through temporarily withholding allocated funds unsuccessful. Daniel X. O'Neil/flickr (CC 2.0)
Governor signs law making it harder for CPS to seek child support from parents
Los Angeles state Assemblymember Issac Bryan speaking at a “Stop CPS” rally at the state Capitol on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.Photo by(Robert J Hansen) Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law last month that would limit county child welfare agencies (CPS) from seeking child support from parents.
Parents Reported to TxDFPS Question Repeated False Claims and/or Harassment
HOUSTON – While a Houston mother blames the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services for retaliation, others claim the number of false reports being filed is ridiculous and a waste of staff resources.
A 15-year-old sex trafficking victim in Harris County, Texas goes missing from DFPS custody twice in less than two weeks
Why are DFPS workers still struggling with taking corrective action to work towards keeping children safe, and preventing young children that have been victimized from being revictimized, especially while the child is in their care?
Opinion: Texas DFPS culture of falsifying investigation reports and putting children in harm's way
Opinion: State workers apparently can't get their act together despite a decade-long lawsuit against the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. It appears that things are far worse than anyone could imagine. While the foster care situation in Texas continues to deteriorate, and children are still sleeping in hotels, the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) neglectful patterns reach farther than children that are placed in foster care.