U.S. GOVT ADMITS CHILD DEATHS – BUT JUST TIP OF THE ICEBERG
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) admits to 338 deaths of children in public Foster Care in just one year in its FY 2013 report, but researchers have documented not only a larger number of Foster Child Deaths, but also MILLIONS of DEAD, DISAPPEARED, MASS KIDNAPPED, SOLD FOR LEGAL AND ILLEGAL ADOPTION, and TRAFFICKED American children in “STATISTICS OF ADOPTION and ASSISTED REPRODUCTION” – AmFOR.net/statistics.html
Amid recent growth in abuse or neglect deaths of children in foster homes, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services approved a set of new regulations in 2014 meant to provide more oversight of children in foster care. Despite the new rules, advocates are calling for increased training for foster parents and additional checks on foster homes.
“Unfortunately last year, there was a very alarming number of abuse and neglect fatalities in foster care, and there was a realization we needed to do more,” said DFPS spokesman Patrick Crimmins. “We had to have better information on what was going on in foster homes and who the children were regularly coming in contact with at the home.”
Revised rules for new and existing foster homes apply to the state’s 220 foster child-placing agencies licensed by DFPS. In addition to existing regulations, the new rules include a requirement for more interviews with members of the foster home’s community, such as neighbors and school employees whom the children would regularly be in contact with, and a review of the household’s finances. They also require child-placing agencies to more closely monitor existing foster homes for major changes, including job losses, divorces, new household members or frequent visitors.
“These rules significantly strengthen protections for our foster children,” John Specia, DFPS commissioner, said in a statement. “Our focus is ensuring that we know who is in these homes and who may be around these children that could pose an unacceptable risk.”
The new rules are the first substantive revision of child-placing agency rules since 2007.
*** Abstract: Criminal Adoptees
|CRIMINALITY IN ADOPTEES AND THEIR ADOPTIVE AND BIOLOGICAL PARENTS – A PILOT STUDY (FROM BIOSOCIAL BASES OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR, 1977, BY SARNOFF A MEDNICK AND KARL O CHRISTIANSEN – SEE NCJ-47285)|
|Author(s):||B HUTCHINGS ; S A MEDNICK|
|Corporate Author:||Gardner Press, Inc
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