Wisconsin social services has launched a limited pilot program which aims at taking fewer children from parents, making fewer and less intrusive investigations, and respecting, at least to a greater degree, parental jurisdiction.
While many foster parents seek to provide a safe environment for abused children, most children separated from their parents and placed in state custody are at greater risk of abuse and neglect. The problems facing the Georgia child welfare system are examples of why keeping families together is far safer for most children than placing […]
A national child advocacy group, based in New York, has filed a class action lawsuit against the state of Massachusetts. The suit was filed on behalf of thousands of children who were abused and neglected in state custody. Similar lawsuits have been filed in Connecticut, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Michigan, Georgia, Tennessee, and the District of […]
When determining the best interest of children, courts are often under the false impression that children are always safer in state custody. However, children placed in state care are actually at a greater risk of harm. Recently, a California teen was allegedly taken by a social worker who took the boy to his own residence […]
Children placed in the foster care system are more likely to be placed on psychotropic medication. Some of these children are taken from their homes because their parents are addicted to the same type of drugs that these children are later prescribed. Recently, when an overmedicated seven-year-old boy committed suicide, a debate over the widespread […]
There are hundreds of private agencies that exist to help children in need. Yet many times the progress these organizations seek to make is held back by the interference of governmental entities that claim to promote child welfare. International organizations like UNICEF often carry the baggage of a political agenda and worldview which tends to […]