By Cheri Carlson
Posted May 21, 2011 at 7:45 p.m.
Ventura County Star
....The review does not identify the two cases under scrutiny. But county supervisors began their own review of child protection policies after 8-year-old Alaina Stockdill was found dead in her Ventura apartment in September. Her mother, Blair Stockdill, faces child abuse and murder charges. She has pleaded not guilty.
Family members and child welfare records indicated Blair Stockdill had a history of mental illness and had lost custody of Alaina previously. At least one person reported the child might be in danger in the weeks before she was found dead. But when police and social workers investigated, they could find no reason to either force Blair Stockdill into mental treatment or remove the child, according to records FULL STORY
I left a comment there-
Here is yet another example of a clueless incompetent system mucking around in a REAL mental illness case.
The asylums were emptied out years ago, trusting anti-psychotic regimens to manage the truly mentally ill.
It can take less than 3 days of missing the meds for a bipolar or schizophrenic person to dangerously flip out. If the mentally ill have nobody watching over them and keeping them on their meds and out of trouble, bad things are going to happen, and happen regularly.
This entire child protection system is clueless that their usual coercive and threatening and abusive operating system does NO GOOD with genuinely mentally ill people.
CPS is 100 percent FAIL 100 percent of the time.