Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Stop nurturing your child's self-esteem

Stop nurturing your child's self-esteem
Posted: November 30, 2010 1:00 am Eastern
Dennis Prager  © 2010

By now, most people (with the exception of many psychotherapists) recognize that the self-esteem movement officially launched by California in 1986 has been at best silly and at worst injurious to society, despite whatever small benefit it may have had to some individuals.

The movement was begun by California Assemblyman John Vasconcellos. As the New York Times reported, "Mr. Vasconcellos, a 53-year-old Democrat, is described by an aide as 'the most radical humanist in the Legislature.'"

In an interview at the time, Vasconcellos told me he had personally benefited from therapy. It enabled him to improve the poor self-esteem he had inherited from his childhood. He therefore concluded that improving other people's self-esteem would greatly help society.

And so, California created its Task Force to Promote Self-Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility, whose guiding principle was to raise young people's self-esteem in order to increase the number of socially responsible people in society.

This belief – that increasing self-esteem among the members of society will increase goodness in society – spread through the rest of America like proverbial wildfire.

It turns out, however, that the premise was entirely misguided. There is no correlation between goodness and high self-esteem. But there is a correlation between criminality and high self-esteem.  FULL STORY

I sure never saw anything but evil come from it with my kids.  Rewards have to be earned, or they mean NOTHING.

Angry young girls

Angry young girls: Binge-drinking culture 'creating a generation of aggressive and out-of-control women'
By Louise Eccles
Last updated at 12:32 PM on 29th November 2010
London Mail

The number of teenage girls who are physically aggressive and lash out at school and at home has risen at an alarming rate, experts claimed yesterday.

More and more girls are binge drinking and – tired of being regarded as the passive sex – are emulating male behaviour.

The disturbing trend has been noted by the British Association of Anger Management, which is dealing with increasing numbers of ‘out-of-control’ and aggressive young women.  FULL STORY

As if the entire militant feminist thing was never a problem.  The snots of yesteryear are today's CPS agents.

New AFRA Graphic-

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Hitachi Consulting - BIA-Social Services Case Management

Nov. 30, 2010, 2:21 p.m. EST
Hitachi Consulting Wins $3.8 Million Contract with the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs for Improved Social Services Case Management

DALLAS, Nov 30, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Hitachi Consulting, a leading provider of management and IT consulting services and solutions for both government and business, announced today that it has been awarded a $3.8 million, multi-year contract with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to develop and implement a financial assistance and social services case management system.

BIA's Human Services Program strives to improve the quality of life for individual Indians that live on or near Indian reservations and to protect the children, elderly and disabled from abuse and neglect. The program consists of direct funding and activities related to social services, welfare assistance, Indian child welfare, and program oversight. To administer and improve the overall effectiveness of the program, BIA has selected a Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SharePoint solution to replace an obsolete mainframe application and transition to a fully modernized case management environment.

"Hitachi Consulting is proud to work with BIA to improve the administration and delivery of this important program,"  said John Bush, Senior Vice President and U.S. Public Sector practice leader for Hitachi Consulting.   "We are pleased that our extensive experience in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 combined with our business process knowledge matched BIA's specific requirements. We look forward to leveraging these differentiators to help BIA strengthen its social services program and achieve new operating efficiencies."

"By using Dynamics CRM as a line of business application, public sector leaders and elected officials now have the ability to execute on their agency's mission effectively, while demonstrating immediate success and return on investment. We are pleased that the BIA will be working closely with Hitachi Consulting to deliver such an important mission critical application on the Dynamics CRM application,"
* said Radu Burducea, Director of Dynamics CRM, Microsoft US Federal.  FULL STORY
* Impressed by techno-babble bullshit?  Generate all you want here

UNICEF's effective attack on inter-country adoption

UNICEF's effective attack on inter-country adoption
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - The Red Thread: An Adoptive Family Forum by Andrea Poe
Washington Times

NEW YORK, N.Y.- UNICEF has undergone worldwide scrutiny in regard to its position on inter-country adoption.  And for good reason.   Its position that a child’s birthplace and culture is superior to a stable home in any other place or culture has had dire consequences on some adoptees around the world.  FULL STORY

Warning- This article is likely to make you mad.  And if it doesn't, you don't know what is going on.

LA County doesn't have to pay Humphries

High court says LA County doesn't have to pay for mistake in child abuse case
Associated Press
Updated: 11/30/2010 09:16:22 AM CST

WASHINGTON- The Supreme Court says Los Angeles County does not have to pay damages to a couple listed as child abusers even though they were declared innocent years ago.

The high court's unanimous ruling came today.

Craig and Wendy Humphries were arrested by sheriff's deputies nine years ago after their rebellious daughter accused them of abuse. State courts ruled the allegation was false but they remain on California's Child Abuse Central Index.

In 2008, a federal appeals court found the system unconstitutional because there's no way for the innocent to clear their names. It ordered the state to come up with a new system and the county to pay damages.

But the high court now says Los Angeles County does not have to pay.  

I guess this is what is called "sustainable government".  To hell with the little people being ground up by this monster.

How serious is child abuse in Minnesota?

How serious is child abuse in Minnesota?
Broadcast: Midday, 11/26/2010, 11:00 a.m.
MPR News

Some data indicate that child abuse is declining in Minnesota, but many experts say the numbers show a decline for other reasons -- there may be less reporting of it, fewer prosecutions, and fewer services available to help the abused children and their abusers.  Full story and Audio

Or possibly the entire thing has been worn out so badly and the country is BROKE.  People are just sick and tired of Chicken Little yelling that the sky is falling.

Parental Rights- Status of State Resolutions

November 30, 2010
Status of State Resolutions
A number of state legislatures have taken up resolutions opposing ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, or urging Congress to pass the Parental Rights Amendment to the States for ratification. A few have even done both.

Here is a status summary of those resolutions by State:

Ghosted Psychiatry Textbook

Ghosted Psychiatry Textbook, Penned by Drs. Nemeroff & Schatzberg
Tue, 30 Nov 2010 15:59:25 -0500
Alliance for Human Research Protection
A Catalyst for Debate


A letter of complaint by the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) was sent to the director of the National Institutes of Health, documenting $66.8 million in NIH grants over the last five years awarded to a handful of psychiatrists who used ghostwriters for scientific publications.

The instances in the letter involve ghostwriting by only one company--Scientific Therapeutics Information (
STI)-- and involve only one drug--GlaxoSmithkline's (GSK) antidepressant, Paxil.

Duff Wilson of The New York Times reports that previously sealed GlaxoSmithKline documents reveal that a textbook in psychiatry, whose listed authors are  Charles Nemeroff, MD and Alan Schatzberg, MD, was actually ghostwritten by Sally Laden of STI.

GSK paid the ghostwriter and the "authors" who penned their names to the book.

The sheer audacity prompted former FDA commissioner, Dr. David Kessler to exclaim: "To ghostwrite an entire textbook is a new level of chutzpah. "I've never heard of that before. It takes your breath away." 

Surely that is a dubious distinction in academic medicine!

Read much more... http://www.ahrp.org/cms/content/view/738/9/

Contact: Vera Hassner Sharav

Wexler: Getting precise about precision

Richard Wexler
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Covering foster care in Los Angeles:
Getting precise about precision

Foster Care System Failing To Protect

Foster Care System Failing To Protect Those Who Need It The Most
Posted by Jonathan Rosenfeld on November 29, 2010
Child Injury Laws Blog

Psalm 127:3- Sons are a heritage from the LORD

Psalm 127:3- Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him
New International Version (©1984)

Abolition of the family!  Even the most radical flare up at this infamous proposal of the Communists.  On what foundation is the present family, the bourgeois family, based?  On capital, on private gain. In its completely developed form, this family exists only among the bourgeoisie.  But this state of things finds its complement in the practical absence of the family among proletarians, and in public prostitution.  The bourgeois family will vanish as a matter of course when its complement vanishes, and both will vanish with the vanishing of capital.  Do you charge us with wanting to stop the exploitation of children by their parents?  To this crime we plead guilty. -Communist Manifesto of 1848
Which worldview do you suppose CPS espouses?

Monday, November 29, 2010

B.C. children's watchdog slams government

B.C. children's watchdog slams government
Last Updated: Monday, November 29, 2010 | 12:48 PM PT
CBC News 

B.C.'s children's watchdog has issued another scathing report on the province's child welfare system and its progress reforming its operations, on Monday morning in Victoria.

Representative for Children and Youth's Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond says the government has only fully implemented less than half the recommendations in the 2006 landmark report on the child welfare system by retired judge Ted Hughes.

Turpel-Lafond says she is deeply disappointed with the government's progress and is particularly critical of what she sees as a lack of accountability and oversight in the child welfare system.

She says the changes made in public reporting have met neither the letter nor intent of the Hughes report and the information posted publicly now is less useful than in the past.

She described the government's action as "vague promises that make high-level references to the Hughes review yet offer no detailed information, and at other times outright government dismissal." 

In Turpel-Lafond's view, the Ministry of Children and Family Development has failed to meet the targets in its service plans, and that means troubles ahead. FULL STORY

Government never has to meet service plans.   Parents on the other hand-

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Foster Parents; Bridging the gap?

Foster Parents; Bridging the gap?
Foster Families Examiner Marilyn Harrison

 November 29, 2010

Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5  
See all of Marilyn's articles

Does anyone at the L.A. Times read the Code of Ethics?

Richard Wexler
Monday, November 29, 2010
Covering foster care in Los Angeles:
Does anyone at the L.A. Times read the L.A. Times Code of Ethics?


By Frosty Wooldridge
November 29, 2010

NBC’s Brian Williams last week reported, “The latest figures show 72 percent of African-American newborns in the United States arrive from single mothers, most of them teenagers.” (Date: November 7, 2010, NBC Nightly News) They immediately land on welfare rolls as “Aid to Dependent Children.” Similar figures include Hispanic teen single mothers. These unmarried teen mothers fail to graduate from high school—while they birth two, three, four and more children while living full-time off welfare.

The rate of U.S. taxpayer welfare dollars for this new generation of illiterate, irresponsible, unemployed and un-trainable armada of citizens and non-citizens—grows annually with massive immigrant loading of 3.1 million. (Source: www.cis.org, Dr. Steven Camarata) Legal immigrant mothers birth 900,000 newborns annually within the United States.

Additionally, figures show that an average of 350,000 to 400,000 illegal alien un-wed women and pregnant visa over-stayers also land on welfare rolls—paid for by U.S. taxpayers. U.S. citizens must pay for assisted housing, medical care, breakfasts and lunches, food stamps, K-12 education and more.

Seventeen percent of Asians, 29 percent of whites, 53 percent of Hispanics and 66 percent of Native Americans were born to unwed mothers in 2008. (Source: David Salano, KIAH TV Houston, November 7, 2010)

"It's unbelievable. I didn't realize the number was so astounding," said Kathleen Zein, a native of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti living in Houston. "I think the report is very sad. Hopefully things will change around, but it's an ongoing process. It's just bad choices, and they don't have the right mentors to guide them and [provide them with the appropriate way of] protecting themselves.”

Today, the American Reading Foundation offers these educational facts: The United States houses 42 million Americans and non-citizens that cannot read, write or perform simple math. Another 50 million American citizens cannot read past the 4th grade level.



"Destroy the family, you destroy the country." -Vladimir Ilyich Lenin [Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov] (1870 - 1924), First Leader of the Soviet Union


New White Paper-

Liberty Quotes

"It is the invariable habit of bureaucracies, at all times and everywhere, to assume...that every citizen is a criminal. Their one apparent purpose, pursued with a relentless and furious diligence, is to convert the assumption into a fact. They hunt endlessly for proofs, and, when proofs are lacking, for mere suspicions. The moment they become aware of a definite citizen, John Doe, seeking what is his right under the law, they begin searching feverishly for an excuse for withholding it from him." -H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic

Legally Kidnapped- New Baby LK report

You have really GOT to see the latest

Sunday, November 28, 2010

NY study says punishment doesn't solve absenteeism

NOVEMBER 27, 2010, 10:31 A.M. ET
NY study says punishment doesn't solve absenteeism
Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. — A report commissioned by the state's Office of Children and Family Services says hauling parents into family court is not the best way to combat a rising tide of kids who chronically miss school.

In New York City, "chronic absenteeism" — when a student misses at least 20 of the 180 days in a school year — afflicts 40 percent of high school students and educators currently refer cases to social services for neglect.

"I've talked to a lot of principals on this," said Kim Nauer, who researched the city's statistics. "Schools call in these child protective services reports because they're frustrated with the families and their inability to get these kids to school."

Under New York law, chronic school absence is a trigger for complaints to the Office of Children and Family Services. Referrals can lead to family court, foster care or probation-like PINS supervision.

Professor Robert Balfanz, at Johns Hopkins University, said his research has shown that about half the students just decide to skip school, a quarter are avoiding something negative such as a bully or uncomfortable class, and another quarter stay out for life issues like work or baby sitting.

Now, a new study by the Vera Institute of Justice — commissioned by the state office of Children and Family Services — backs up the agency's belief that going after parents for educational neglect isn't effective. The report says chronic absenteeism seldom means teens are abused or neglected at home but instead suggests they stay out for other reasons and schools need to find ways to re-engage them.

Caseworkers reported that the stigma and adversarial nature of investigations can make parents more resistant to help
*, analyst Jessica Gunderson wrote.  FULL STORY
*No shit Sherlock.  Parents had all their authority taken away 35 years ago.  So what are they supposed to do about it?

Lawsuit against Deval Patrick, Health and Human Services secretary, DCF

Lawsuit against Deval Patrick, Health and Human Services secretary, Department of Children and Families commissioner takes aim at foster care system
Published: Sunday, November 28, 2010, 4:47 PM
Stephanie Barry, The Republican

SPRINGFIELD, Mass - The state’s foster care system is a wrenching cycle of neglect, abuse and mismanagement for many children, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court.

A New York-based child welfare advocacy group and a Boston law firm are suing Gov. Deval L. Patrick, Health and Human Services Secretary Judyann Bigby and Angelo McClain, the commissioner of the Department of Children and Families, on behalf of six children who allegedly suffered a host of horrors while in state custody.  FULL STORY

Is media protective of our state, our courts and child protection service?

Sally Borghese
Grand Rapids Family Court Examiner
Is media protective of our state, our courts and child protection service?
November 26th, 2010 3:30 pm ET

....Why is it that the media is so selective of what they inform citizens?  Could it be that judges and agencies must be right because that is what they are supposed to do….protect?  They can do no wrong….or can they?  No one wants to believe that our courts and agencies like CPS could be corrupt…but, if no one ever hears of what is happening how do citizens know there is a need to change things.  Isn’t that the duty of the media…..to inform us?

Why does the media report mostly on sensationalism?  Does it really believe citizens do not want to know truth?

The media chose to report on Niclolas Braman, because there was a horrible death of an innocent child.  If there had not been a murder-suicide it is doubtful there would have been any reporting done at all.  After all, could CPS be even remotely guilty of neglect in a case?  If the lack of concern by CPS had been brought to the attention of citizens early on, perhaps Nicholas would be with us today.

The media has been presented with case after case regarding the abuse and neglect by Child Protective Service performing its responsibilities  correctly.  But they will not report on, nor investigate those cases to find the truth of the matter.  There is nothing sensational about those cases….YET !!  But, in actuality there is, children are being abused and neglected by the State of Michigan, the courts of Michigan and the Child Protective Service of Michigan.

However, could it be that this is not brought to the attention of citizens, because the media seeks to protect those in power?  If the media brought these cases forward when presented with the injustice in a case, there might be far less deaths of children.  Citizens could protest the wrong doing by our state, courts and CPS.

Citizens report that all is not well with a child because they care about the child.   If it had been known about cases like Nicholas Braman, Ricky Holland, Rozlynn Martinez, Emily Meno, etc., etc., etc., !!........these children might still be with us.

We need a public forum to report cases when CPS and its contracted agencies along with family court do not provide JUSTICE FOR ALL.

Our media should be our public forum!!  FULL STORY

The truth is, we are neck-deep in Tyranny, and CPS has nothing remotely to do with doing anything good.  CPS, their contractors, and the Family Courts are in collusion and FRAUD.  Their #1 tool is Character Assassination, lies, and perjury.  There is no semblance of Constitutional Due Process.

Oregon rips apart too many families

Oregon rips apart too many families
One reason for the high rate of abuse in the foster care system is the high number of kids torn from their homes

By Richard Wexler
For The Register-Guard
Published: Sunday, Nov 28, 2010 05:01AM

US Government seizure of the internet has begun

US Government seizure of the internet has begun; DHS takes over 76 websites
Saturday, November 27, 2010
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com

(NaturalNews) As part of a new expansion of government power over information, the Department of Homeland Security has begun seizing and shutting down internet websites (web domains) without due process or a proper trial. DHS simply seizes web domains that it wants to and posts an ominous "Department of Justice" logo on the web site. See an example at http://torrent-finder.com

Over 75 websites were seized and shut down last week, and there is no indication that the government will stop such efforts. Right now, their focus is websites that they claim "violate copyrights,"....

....These seizures were conducted on the basis of language in the DMCA law, which is vastly overreaching in its powers (it was passed to appease the music recording industry and the RIAA). Even so, the U.S. Senate is right now considering passing yet another law -- COICA -- the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act , a new law that would give the federal government even more power to shut down websites it opposed.  FULL STORY

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Former health advocate calls for Starship child unit inquiry

Former health advocate calls for Starship child unit inquiry
November 28, 2010, 9:06 am

New Zealand- A former Health and Disability Commissioner has called for an inquiry into the Starship Children's Hospital child protection unit, saying it is wrongly accusing parents of child abuse

Robyn Stent said the unit treated parents as guilty until proven innocent
*, and she wanted the current Health and Disability Commissioner, Anthony Hill, to investigate.  FULL STORY
*No!  Say it ain't so!  

Pennsylvania- bill to protect foster children

Governor signs Mundy's bill to protect foster children from abuse, neglect
November 24th, 2010 9:49 am MT
Steve Urbanski
Scranton Public Policy Examiner

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell has signed into law legislation authored by state Rep. Phyllis Mundy (D-120th) to protect the rights of foster children.

Act No. 119, known as the Children in Foster Care Act, addresses the basic needs that weigh greatly in a child’s quality of life, including: the right to live in a safe and healthy home; access to routine medical care; access to a quality education; access to life-skills training and services to ease the transition to adulthood; and freedom from harassment, corporal punishment, unreasonable restraint, and physical, sexual, emotional and other abuse. The law is not expected to have significant fiscal impact on the state.

Under the law, a copy of the act must be provided to every foster family and child when a placement is made so that children and families can better advocate for their needs. Mundy noted that while social workers, foster parents and lawyers have the best of intentions for foster children, they might not fully understand all the rules of the system.  FULL STORY

I left a comment there-
Wow. I am gobsmacked. Pennsylvania passed a new law to make CPS do what the federal law requires. And what everybody THOUGHT CPS was doing all along.

Since CPS obeys no law anyway, I don't suppose just another toothless state law is going to make any difference.

As for keeping kids until they turn 21, that's what the federal "Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act" of 2008 requires.

Now if State Rep. Phyllis Mundy had included a provision granting kids their American Fourth Amendment Right "to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

  -and if kids had real LAWYERS to Vigorously defend their RIGHTS- the complexion of this entire lying, fraudulent kidnapping Child Abuse Industry would change rapidly.

Why do One in Ten Kids in the U.S. Have ADHD?

Why do One in Ten Kids in the U.S. Have ADHD?
Posted By Dr. Mercola | November 27 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Violence common at centers for abused, delinquent kids

Violence common at centers for abused, delinquent kids
The Yomiuri Shimbun
(Nov. 27, 2010)

Japan- Sixteen percent of temporary care centers for abused children and juvenile delinquents have seen violence between residents resulting in injuries, a recent survey has found.

Abused children under 18 are sent to temporary care centers by child consultation offices to protect them from violence and other problems. They stay at the centers until they are moved to children's homes or sent back home.

A group of researchers led by Prof. Haruo Asai at Rikkyo University sent a questionnaire to 124 centers in September and received answers from 68.

Over a specified one-week period, 16 percent of the responding centers said violence by residents had caused injury to other children, and 18 percent said residents had been violent toward staff, according to the survey. Over fiscal 2009, violence against other children was reported at 35 percent of the centers and toward staff at 43 percent.

Violence was apparently more common at centers with higher populations.

"We shouldn't ignore violence at temporary care centers. These should be places where abused children feel secure," Asai said. "We should examine these centers to improve their facilities and how they treat children."

According to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, temporary care centers housed about 19,000 cases of children needing shelter in fiscal 2008. Most--about 40 percent--were cases of physical abuse. The number of residents at the centers has been increasing, leading some to operate over capacity and house children for longer periods.

There are 125 such centers nationwide. Children are not supposed to stay for more than two months in principle under the Child Welfare Law, but some live at the centers for more than a year. The average stay is 28 days. They do not attend school while at a care center.

The survey results will be presented at a meeting of the Japanese Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect on Saturday.

These stories don't even make the news here in the US

State investigates response to child abuse in Oregon

State investigates response to child abuse in Oregon
Reported by: The Associated Press
Published: 11/26 1:25 pm
Last Update: 11/26 1:28 pm

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A top Oregon child welfare official wants to expand the use of a special team to investigate foster care abuse.

The Oregon Critical Incident Response Team was created six years ago at the state Department of Human Services.

So far, it has launched 26 investigations, targeting cases where children died or were severely injured in the hands of their biological parents.

But The Register-Guard reports that Assistant DHS Director Erinn Kelley-Siel, who runs the agency's Children, Adults and Families Division, wants to add discretionary investigations into foster care abuse as a prevention tool.

She told the Eugene newspaper the state child welfare agency should have a regular system to review foster care abuse and possibly avoid future tragedies.

Being an Oregonian myself, I look skeptically at anything this evil agency says.

Liberty Quotes- Lenin

"Destroy the family, you destroy the country." -Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
[Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov] (1870 - 1924), First Leader of the Soviet Union

New AFRA Graphics

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Woman says she was bullied to admit child abuse

Woman says she was bullied to admit child abuse 
November 26, 2010

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - A woman who confessed to child abuse 11 years ago in exchange for the withdrawal of a murder charge laid based on the faulty evidence of disgraced pathologist Charles Smith says authorities bullied her into falsely confessing that she abused her daughter.

In a sworn affidavit filed in Superior Court, Brenda Waudby says she was bullied into the false confession, and is seeking an appeal extension to have her conviction thrown out.  FULL STORY

Those of us who have been through the system have all experienced the BULLYING from the sociopaths who work for the system

RI plans to close 3 children's shelters

RI plans to close 3 children's shelters
November 26, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Rhode Island child welfare officials say they plan to close three emergency shelters for children removed from their home because of abuse or neglect by early next year.

Department of Children, Youth and Families Executive Director Patricia Martinez says by closing the shelters in Providence, Pawtucket and Middletown that serve about 200 children every year on Jan. 15, the agency can save about $1 million annually.

She says the closings are in line with the department's efforts to place more children with relatives
* or with permanent foster families.

Some child welfare workers tell The Providence Journal the planned closings are risky because foster families often cannot accommodate children on an emergency basis and the state could run out of other options.

* Reasonable Efforts and Kinship preference- Some of the most universally ignored laws on the books.
 I left this comment there-
Here at American Family Rights Association, we help parents who are in the talons of CPS.

We do not have actual numbers to cite about how many children really need to have been removed from their families, but we do know that between 85% and 95% of all children in the system did NOT need the sort of "intervention" that the federal government is paying for.

The much more appropriate interventions and HELP for families is NOT funded by the federal government.

Thus, it has never been more true that "You get what you pay for".

  We DO have the professional studies and white papers that show CPS interventions and subsequent kidnapping of children as historically practiced since 1974 has been incredibly ineffective, life-destroying, and just plain WRONG.

Foster Care Remains a Sexual Abuse Laboratory Experiment

Lifting the Veil Blog
Child Welfare and Foster Care Reform

Foster Care Remains a Sexual Abuse Laboratory Experiment
2010 November 23
Posted by ethoma

From The Register-Guard of Oregon, comes the headline: “Foster dad found the ‘perfect prey’” According to Circuit Court Judge Thomas Branford, foster children were given not love but “rape and sodomy and sexual abuse.”

Liberty Quotes

"In every declining civilization there is a small "remnant" of people who adhere to the right against the wrong; who recognize the difference between good and evil and who will take an active stand for the former and against the latter; who can still think and discern and who will courageously take a stand against the political, social, moral, and spiritual rot or decay of their day}. -Donald S. McAlvaney Source: TOWARD A NEW WORLD ORDER, 360 (2nd ed. 1992) 

Thursday, November 25, 2010


The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.

In the midst of a Civil War of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.

Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle, or the ship; the axe had enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years, with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-eighth. - A. Lincoln

The American Form of Government

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Liberty Quotes

"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as Freedom should not be highly rated." -Thomas Paine (1737-1809) December 19, 1776 Source: The American Crisis, No. 1


Guilty former CPS worker had previous theft conviction

Guilty former CPS worker had previous theft conviction
November 23, 2010 11:46:00 PM
By Ryan McCarthy/Appeal-Democrat

A former Yuba County employee convicted this month of bribery and extortion was disciplined in 2008 for preparing false timesheets and mileage as a Child Protective Services worker, arrested in 2003 for check fraud in Florida and convicted in 1990 of grand theft in Los Angeles County.

Yolanda Perez Fryson
Yolanda Fryson, 43, is scheduled to be sentenced Monday on the bribery, extortion and other felonies she was found guilty of this month in Placer County Superior Court. 

A sentencing memorandum, filed by the Placer County district attorney and seeking a maximum 20-year sentence for Fryson, details the earlier disciplinary action and her previous arrest and conviction. 

"According to her former supervisor at Yuba County, she is known to be an untrustworthy person," wrote Stephanie Macumber, deputy district attorney.
Fryson was on administrative leave from her Yuba County job for separate allegations of passing checks with insufficient funds in Placer County when sheriff's deputies arrested her two years ago in a Starbucks parking lot near her home in Rocklin. 

She had falsely told a Roseville man he was the subject of a file she possessed involving child molestation allegations — and hinted how she could make the case disappear. The man contacted Yuba County officials, who in turn alerted the Placer County Sheriff's Department. In an undercover law enforcement operation, the man was given $10,000 that an officer saw Fryson accept on Oct. 30, 2008. 

The sentencing memo states that Fryson had agreed to take the money in exchange for destroying the file — which did not exist. After her 2003 arrest in Florida for check fraud, the sentencing memorandum notes that Fryson filed a declaration that she was the victim of identify theft and innocent of the charges. 

The felonies Fryson will sentenced for Monday include check fraud in 2008 in Placer County as well as a conviction for false evidence involving Fryson "cutting and pasting" a letter claiming a bank error caused the bounced checks, the sentencing memo notes. A document expert testified the letter, purportedly signed by a Bank of America employee, was a fake, according to the memo. 

Justin Mixon, the defense attorney representing Fryson, could not be reached for comment.
Russ Brown, Yuba County spokesman, said the county is unable to comment on the sentencing memorandum. 

"The information in the case overlaps deeply into another case that involves Yuba County," Brown said. (Probably a LOT more cases.)
Roseville resident Christopher Lindsay, whom Fryson falsely told was the subject of a file involving child molestation allegations, has filed a lawsuit in federal court against her and Yuba County. 

Lindsay "knew that he was innocent but here was a county worker from Yuba CPS," he recounts in his lawsuit, "alleging these horrible things."
Child Protective Services failed to adequately supervise Fryson, according to the suit.
Any questions about the sort of people who are CPS agents?  Also notice that you are really innocent only if the lid blows off the CPS agent's lying dirty deeds.

Small State Agency Has Noble Cause, Big Budget Woes

Small State Agency Has Noble Cause, Big Budget Woes
Commission trains lawyers to aid poor people, but has run up deficit

Hartford Courant - Nov 24 02:57am

HARTFORD, Connecticut-  The state Commission on Child Protection is a tiny office with a big mission – training, paying and supervising the private lawyers who represent poor parents and children in emotional, complex neglect and parental-rights cases.

Now the office is in the spotlight for another reason: It has run up, on the basis of percentage of budget, the highest projected deficit of any agency in the state.

The $3.8 million shortfall four months into the fiscal year represents 33 percent of the commission's $11.4 million budget, proportionately higher, by far, than other state departments, including mammoth agencies like the departments of social services and correction.

Lawmakers at a budget hearing last week were sympathetic to the demands on the commission, but said that the shortfall, small in terms of the state's $19 billion budget, was nonetheless tantamount to runaway spending and sent the wrong message to taxpayers and other state departments. A $3.7 billion budget deficit is projected for 2012.

Two lawmakers, Sen. Edwin Gomes, D-Bridgeport, and Rep. Juan Candelaria, D- New Haven, asked lead commission lawyer Carolyn Signorelli if some of the private lawyers — who are paid $40 or $75 an hour depending on training — were bilking the state by cheating on their bills. Signorelli said that audits have found a few lawyers who were abusing the system, but that the vast majority were doing high-quality work. She said when the lawyers were paid a flat fee of $350 per case up until a few years ago, most of them "did next to nothing'' on the cases.  FULL STORY

Is the solution to this insane mess to abandon the premise of justice OR abandon the harassment of families for absurd accusations?


March 26th 2010 is the day Nancy Schaefer was murdered.

I think we should work up a heck of an effort to memorialize her battle against CPS an Annual Event.

Somebody have interest in taking the project on? Contact me

Leonard Henderson, co-founder
American Family Rights
"Until Every Child Comes Home"©
"The Voice of America's Families"©

Former DHS employee Dustin Horn arrested for sexual assault, rape

Former DHS employee Dustin Horn arrested for sexual assault, rape
Lindsey Tugman 23 hrs ago
A former foster care supervisor in Polk County is under arrest after being charged with sexually assaulting a teenage foster child.
KTHV, Arkansas

Dustin Horn, 41, is also charged with raping a woman.

The Department of Human Services fired Horn Monday after learning of his arrest.

A judge this week set his bail at $100,000.

While working for DHS, Horn was also the supervisor for abuse and neglect cases involving foster children.

(Source: Arkansas Department of Human Services)

EVERYBODY should know about this-
Child Molesters: A Behavioral Analysis

"Adults with an added authority (e.g., teachers, camp counselors, coaches, religious leaders, law-enforcement officers, doctors, judges [DA and child protection attorneys]) present even greater problems in the investigation of these cases. Such offenders are in a better position to seduce and manipulate victims and escape responsibility.

...The most difficult case of all involves a subject who has an ideal occupation for any child molester: a therapist who specializes in treating troubled children. This offender need only sit in his office while society preselects the most vulnerable victims and brings them to him. The victims are by definition “troubled” and unlikely to be believed if they do make an allegation


The Sociopath in the Office Next Door
What to Do When You Work With Such a Person

By DAVIA TEMIN, Forbes.com
Nov. 23, 2010

....Four percent of the global population is made up of sociopaths, Dr. Martha Stout, psychologist and clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, tells us in her book "The Sociopath Next Door". That means one out of every 25 human beings has no conscience, no sense of right or wrong, no empathy, no ability to understand emotion -- no soul. Worse, while they can mimic emotion, they see other humans as mere pawns or saps, to be used for their benefit or amusement, or both.

Add that to the fact that science now is questioning whether there is any difference at all between sociopaths and psychopaths, and that those with narcissistic personality disorder also have some of the same characteristics (an inability to care about anyone but themselves), it means that "evil" is all around us, even at work.

Sociopaths lie with impunity, cast blame where it does not belong, humiliate and berate their direct reports or colleagues. They set up co-workers, betray confidences and undercut good work because it is a threat to them.

....And this is the problem: The smarter the sociopaths, the harder it is to catch them. And, the more destructive they can become to individuals who interact with them and the organization as a whole.  FULL STORY

Also see Are CPS Sociopaths?

The "Assignment"

Guest editorial by Carolynn J. Middleton BA BSc
November 24, 2010
The "Assignment"

Alone for Thanksgiving, Alone for Christmas

Alone for Thanksgiving, Alone for Christmas
By John M Grohol PsyD

Nothing said about being alone because CPS destroyed your family, but possibly useful advice.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Deeper investigation into reports of abuse in Oregon foster homes

Report recommends deeper investigation into reports of abuse in Oregon foster homes
Published: Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 5:36 PM Updated: Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 5:44 PM
Michelle Cole, The Oregonian 

Child welfare workers received nine reports about trouble in a state-certified foster home but no one seriously investigated until a 9-year-old boy was hospitalized with a severe burn and broken pelvis.

Results of an internal investigation released Tuesday by the Department of Human Services faults child welfare workers in Lane County for failing to pursue reports pointing to a pattern of abuse in a local foster home. 

It also recommends a new, specialized team to ensure that future calls concerning abuse in an Oregon foster home are promptly and properly investigated.

The 12-page report outlines the state's response to nine calls received about children living with Rodger and Alona Hartwig, who were approved as foster parents in January 2003. Five of those calls were assigned for investigation and later discounted. State workers didn't respond to four others.  FULL STORY

They will hardly scratch the surface of the level of corruption in this system.

Drop in Minnesota child abuse cases puzzles experts

Drop in Minnesota child abuse cases puzzles experts
by Sasha Aslanian, Minnesota Public Radio
November 23, 2010

St. Paul, Minn.-  Child abuse appears to be dropping in Minnesota - a surprising trend at a time when the economy has strained many families.

Proven cases of abuse and neglect have dropped to their lowest levels since 1982, when Minnesota's population was smaller by a million people. Nationally, the numbers are also dropping.

Child welfare experts think demographics, a drop in crime and better prevention may all be playing a part.  FULL STORY

This story runs counter to the vast amount of propaganda that's been blathered for the last 2 years about bad economy creating more child abuse.

Government Operating Outside the Constitution

Many Say Government Now Operating Outside the Constitution
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Since there's some doubt, I guess they need to specify WHICH Constitution

Divorced from Reality

My article, "Divorced from Reality" in the December 1, 2010 issue of The American Conservative is now online for free:  


The article argues that marriage advocates are losing the battle for marriage because they refuse to confront the larger issues of divorce and father removal. 

The article lists 5 truths that conservative marriage promoters must face.

Stephen Baskerville, PhD
Associate Professor of Government
Patrick Henry College
10 Patrick Henry Circle
Purcellville, Virginia 20132

We must protect the jury system

View from America: We must protect the jury system
By Corey Hubbard
Big Brother Watch

National Family Week

This week is-

Upon investigation of their About the Alliance for Children and Families page, they say they have been around since 1911.  Which means they are an Orwellian-named Woodrow Wilson progressive (communist) perversion of what you think it is about.  

And looking at their About Membership page it looks like these ARE the vaguely referred-to "stakeholders" in the fascist nightmare we are enduring.

Drugs to erase memories

Pharma researchers working on drug to erase your memories
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com

(NaturalNews) Drug researchers are working on a mind-altering chemical that could erase your memories. It's all being pursued under the umbrella of "mental health" with claims that this could help victims of emotional trauma. The idea that you can "heal" a patient by chemically lobotomizing them is, of course, entirely consistent with the core mythology of modern medicine: If something's wrong, you should poison it, burn it, irradiate it or cut it out... and then pronounce the patient "healed!"

In the case of memory-erasing drugs, scientists are reportedly working on a drug that would remove certain proteins from the brain's "fear center." This is based on the ludicrous idea, by the way, that memories are recorded solely by physical proteins in the brain -- an idea that's obviously based on an entirely outmoded mechanistic model of the human mind and brain.

Then again, modern medical science seems to be hopelessly stuck in the Dark Ages, believing that there must be a chemical cure for everything. Hence the ongoing waste of billions of dollars searching for a cancer cure as if it were some sort of acquired infection.

"Erasing a memory and then everything bad built on that is an amazing idea, and I can see all sorts of potential," said Kate Farinholt, executive director of the mental health support and information group NAMI Maryland, in a Baltimore Sun story. But even she can see this approach could be fraught with danger: "Completely deleting a memory, assuming it's one memory, is a little scary. How do you remove a memory without removing a whole part of someone's life, and is it best to do that, considering that people grow and learn from their experiences?"  FULL STORY

The perversion of therapeutics
 for POLITICAL PURPOSES is, after all,
a TOTALITARIAN tradition.
Red Fist- The symbol of Communism

Liberty Quotes

"A tax cut means higher family income and higher business profits and a balanced federal budget.... As the national income grows, the federal government will ultimately end up with more revenues. Prosperity is the real way to balance our budget. By lowering tax rates, by increasing jobs and income, we can expand tax revenues and finally bring our budget into balance." -John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) 35th US President Source: September 18, 1963

Monday, November 22, 2010

Foster dad found the ‘perfect prey’

Foster dad found the ‘perfect prey’
In a Waldport home, according to Lincoln County Circuit Judge Thomas Branford, foster children were given not love but “rape and sodomy and sexual abuse”
By Mark Baker
The Register-Guard
Published: Sunday, Nov 21, 2010 05:01AM

Editor’s note: In the wake of high-profile child abuse cases in Lane County during the past year, The Register-Guard begins an occasional series looking at challenges facing Oregon’s child welfare and foster care systems. Today: The abuser. Monday: The state’s process for reviewing the most severe abuse cases.

....But another horrifying abuse case that concluded last year not far from Lane County also has roots in the foster care system overseen by DHS. However, despite the prosecution and conviction of a longtime state-approved foster father, the case garnered scant state scrutiny or media attention.

Kirk Garrison Sr., a 48-year-old Waldport man to whose home the state sent more than 100 foster children between 1996 and 2006, was sentenced this summer to 44½ years in state prison.

A Lincoln County jury convicted Garrison of repeatedly raping, sodomizing and sexually abusing two of his adopted foster children — a developmentally disabled daughter and a son — and sexually abusing two of his other foster children.

Garrison’s trial in Newport lasted 11 weeks, from March to June, one of the longest trials in Lincoln County history. At least a dozen DHS employees — caseworkers, supervisors and others — were called to testify. The disturbing facts brought tears and sobs from many who crowded the courtroom on the day of Garrison’s sentencing.

Yet so severe are the worst abuse cases in Oregon that the Garrison case doesn’t stand out in the minds of top officials at the DHS Children, Adults and Families Division, which oversees foster care. The state did not designate the Garrison case for CIRT review.

Four months after Garrison was sentenced, Erinn Kelley-Siel, who heads the Children, Adults and Families Division, and two of her top assistants, Lois Day and Jerry Waybrant, said in an interview with The Register-Guard that they were not familiar with the criminal case against Garrison. They noted that the abuse itself occurred before all were in their current jobs and before Kelley-Siel joined the DHS in 2008.

After checking to see how DHS handled the Garrison abuse investigation, DHS spokesman Gene Evans said the case was dealt with as a “sensitive case review” by DHS staff in Lincoln County.

On learning of the criminal case from The Register-Guard, Kelley-Siel said that if she had been in her current position when allegations against Garrison surfaced in fall 2007, she would have recommended DHS conduct a discretionary CIRT on the case.

CIRT review is only mandatory when children in state care — or those for whom a child welfare assessment has been done in the past year — die from suspected abuse or neglect. State officials also have the option of launching CIRTs in other cases.

Many involved in the Garrison case said it was as bad an example of foster care gone wrong as they had ever seen.

“This is kind of a poster child for bad decisions,” said Lincoln County Deputy District Attorney Michelle Branam, who prosecuted Garrison.

As he pronounced sentence on Garrison, Lincoln County Circuit Judge Thomas Branford said: “This case will go down as one of the most tragic I’ve ever heard. It makes you wonder how pervasive this problem is.” 

A lack of foster homes

Statistics provided by DHS say incidents of abuse in foster care have decreased in recent years. There were 100 abuse incidents in 2007, 83 in 2008 and 55 last year, according to the agency. Garrison, a former school bus driver for the Lincoln County School District, committed his crimes from 2002 to 2006, according to court records.

However, it is difficult for DHS caseworkers to detect sexual abuse, said DHS official Waybrant, a deputy assistant director in the Children, Adults and Families Division. “There’s not a definitive outward indicator (as with physical abuse or neglect),”
* said Day, administrator of the DHS’ Office of Safety and Permanency for Children.

“Primarily, we have to rely on a disclosure of some sort by a child that then is investigated,” she said. “So it’s significantly different than physical abuse, where you would see an injury.”

Richard Wexler, executive director of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform in Alexandria, Va., asserts there is much more foster care abuse nationally than official statistics show. “There is enormous incentive to hear no evil and see no evil when it comes to abuse in foster care,” he said.   FULL STORY

* There sure is when it's an accused parent

Parricide- Parts 1 and 2

Judith Acosta, LISW, CHT
Huffington Post
Parricide (Part 1): A Tragic Failure of Attachment?
Posted: November 15, 2010 08:49 AM

Parricide (Part 2): Is Our Detached Society to Blame?
Posted: November 22, 2010 08:45 AM

Kids in Crisis Need Crayons and Coloring Books

Kids in Crisis Need Crayons and Coloring Books
Madeline Robinson, Yahoo! Contributor Network
Nov 19, 2010

Think back to when you were a kid home sick from school. What did you do at home to get your mind off your cold? Well...forget the TV. Think of something else...something simple that didn't involve too much activity. That's right. You COLORED. 

You took out a sheet of paper, your mom's important files, a coloring book, etc. and you drew all over it with your favorite waxy crayons. The bright colors made you smile and watching your little hands spread those hues all over the page soothed any troubles you had. While you drew and colored in (or outside) the lines, your imagination took wing and soared through all sorts of places, easily taking your mind off of any pain or discomfort you were feeling.
Now, imagine that you are a young child dealing with something awful, something that hurts to even think about. Perhaps you've just moved with your parents into a homeless shelter; you've been in and out of the hospital and it makes you upset when your doctors keep poking you with needles and doing tests; or maybe you've been taken away from everything and everyone you knew because someone you loved hurt you or didn't take care of you. No matter which of these is happening to you, you're in pain and need something bring a smile back to your face.

What if someone handed you a box of crayons and a coloring book? (Remember, you're just a little kid.)  FULL STORY

CPS: Child Protectors or Pimps?

CPS: Child Protectors or Pimps?
November 21, 2010
Nancy Shaefer, an outspoken child advocate, was brutally murdered in March. To shrug this off is to accept an evil tyranny.
"The family is the natural foundation for marriage and home relationships. The family deserves and should always be protected by the state, the culture and by society."  -
The late Sen. Nancy Schaefer
by Richard Evans
for henrymakow.com

Also see- 
BY: Nancy Schaefer
Senator, 50th District