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To the Alabama DHR: F** you! | DailyHaze

To the Alabama DHR: F** you!  | DailyHaze | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Today, at the Shelby County Courthouse, the Alabama DHR served Daily Haze, journalist “Meko Haze”, Juda Myers, the non-profit group Choices 4 Life,
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Velvet Martin Interview with Terrance Evans in BC about MCFD 2013

Velvet Martin Interview with Terrance Evans in BC about MCFD 2013 | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
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Samantha's Law, Protecting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and their Families 

Samantha's Law, Protecting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and their Families  | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Alberta CYFA, FSCD Section 2-3
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An Ex-Cop's Mission to Solve the Murders Along the Highway of Tears | VICE | Canada

VICE follows former RCMP detective Ray Michalko on his search for the killers of Alberta Williams, Aielah Auger and Ramona Wilson, some of the women and girls murdered along Northern BC's Highway Of Tears.
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Judge gives father four-month jail sentence for toddler's meningitis death while mother avoids prison

Judge gives father four-month jail sentence for toddler's meningitis death while mother avoids prison | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Justice Rodney Jerke said the father of 19-month-old Ezekiel was more wilfully blind to the boy’s condition than the child’s mother was
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Jen Gerson: Two martyrs and one child victim for the anti-vaccination cause

Jen Gerson: Two martyrs and one child victim for the anti-vaccination cause | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
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When my foster brother died, I realised the care system must change

When my foster brother died, I realised the care system must change | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Biological and foster families need more support to work together and build meaningful relationships
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Sponsor Chris Christie: Install Surveillance Video in all Special Needs Class and Therapy Rooms in NJ!

Sponsor Chris Christie: Install Surveillance Video in all Special Needs Class and Therapy Rooms in NJ! | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
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Metro News: Song for Rehtaeh

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Sylvan Lake RCMP Investigate an ATTEMPTED Child Abduction – UPDATED

Sylvan Lake RCMP Investigate an ATTEMPTED Child Abduction – UPDATED | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
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Four Year Old Succumbs to Injuries After Fall From Bedroom Window

Four Year Old Succumbs to Injuries After Fall From Bedroom Window | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
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Who owns this urn? EPS looking for owner of mysterious object

Who owns this urn? EPS looking for owner of mysterious object | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Edmonton police are asking the public for help to find the owner of a mysterious urn that showed up during a December 2015 traffic stop.
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Fatality inquiry into death of 4-year-old girl in aunt’s care reveals heartbreaking family history

Fatality inquiry into death of 4-year-old girl in aunt’s care reveals heartbreaking family history | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
A judge is recommending greater scrutiny in Alberta's Kinship Care program after a four-year-old Edmonton girl was beaten to death after being placed in her aunt's care.
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Fatality inquiry into death of 4-year-old girl in aunt’s care reveals heartbreaking family history Emily Mertz By Emily Mertz Web Producer Global News Facebook785 Twitter Email Print more A fatality report gives recommendations following the death of a four-year old girl in Edmonton. A fatality report gives recommendations following the death of a four-year old girl in Edmonton. File photo - A A + Listen WARNING: This story contains disturbing content. Discretion is advised. A judge is recommending greater scrutiny in Alberta’s Kinship Care program after a four-year-old Edmonton girl was beaten to death after being placed in her aunt’s care. Provincial Judge Joyce Lester said in a fatality report it was “a very sad and complicated set of circumstances.” Advertisement Related • Edmonton woman avoids extended sentence in child’s death • File photo Case of Alberta baby who drowned in homemade alcohol container spurs calls for improved children services Global News “So many forces, human and systemic, have collided. The best of intentions in securing a child into a home environment that is safe and nurturing can be seen in the drafting of the Kinship Care Program,” Lester said. “However, it is a troubling situation and a fine act of balance when the kinship placement may well be as dysfunctional an environment as the home from which the subject children are being extracted.” J’Lyn Cardinal was found dead on Jan. 13, 2009. She was just 17 days shy of her fifth birthday. Edmonton police received a call from EMS that day, when paramedics found the child dead in a bedroom in her aunt’s home. The fatality report explained the little girl died from head trauma with a large blood clot pressing on the surface of her brain. When J’Lyn was found by EMS, she was lying face up on the floor, wearing only a diaper and had bruising throughout her entire body with dried blood by her nose and mouth. Scroll down to read the full fatality report. In 2012, the aunt – who had custody of the child and five other siblings – was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison and three years probation for manslaughter after she admitted to assaulting the girl and failing to seek medical care in the three days that followed. READ MORE: Edmonton woman avoids extended sentence in child’s death Under the Kinship Care program, the government placed the six children, all under the age of seven, in their aunt’s west-end home in August 2008 because their parents, the guardian’s brother and sister-in-law, were drug addicts and struggled with homelessness. The aunt was just 23 years old when she assumed care of her brother’s children. The fatality report revealed the aunt – referred to as S.D.C. in the report to protect the identity of the other children – had a history with Children’s Services dating back to 2002, when she was 17. She was in need of government assistance, the report explained. “There is little dispute about the value of the Kinship Care process and the need to keep children safe, within a familiar environment amongst family members, where possible,” the report said. “The philosophy of the program considers extended family to be the best and first consideration, before apprehension of any form. “However, it becomes troublesome when the family members identified as potential kinship placements have a family history fraught with dysfunctional characteristics of their own. “When this first comes to light, or is suspected, it is of the utmost importance that there be extensive, early background assessments conducted on each and every adult in the home, within which children are being placed. Self-reporting as to one’s own history is not always accurate. In addition, reference letters have value, but should be followed up with a face-to-face interview.” The report said guidelines that focus on family history, criminal history and history with Human Services have been established, but must be followed and each step completed. After a review of Kinship Care in 2009, changes were made to the program to address some of these concerns. The report also recommended the number of children placed in a Kinship Care home should be established and limited based on the age of the children, the caregiver’s experience and possible support from extended family. Two other recommendations were that more unannounced visits to Kinship Care homes be made and that more information be shared, if possible, between the school system and Human Services. READ MORE: Alberta to review how it investigates, reports foster child deaths In April 2014, the province introduced changes to allow the publication of names and photos of children who had died in government care. The new law says the child’s name is public unless the child’s family applies for a ban. READ MORE: 3 Alberta children died in government care in the past 6 weeks, province reveals The province recently revealed four children ranging in age from five months to 16 years died while receiving government services in May and June, 2016. One child was in provincial care while the other three were receiving services, but not in care. Alberta Human Services is offering support and counselling to family members and staff who worked with the children. Fatality Report – Cardinal © 2016 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc

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Pattern of Child Kidnappings by Alabama DHR Exposed: Another New-born Infant Seized at Hospital

Pattern of Child Kidnappings by Alabama DHR Exposed: Another New-born Infant Seized at Hospital | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Last month Shelby County DHR (Department of Human Resorces) took a 3 day old breastfeeding baby from her mother at a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. The baby
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Velvet Martin feb7th 2013 Trailer...MCFD

A Brief Chat with Velvet Martin ..and MCFD we talk about her plite with MCFD and The Making of Samantha's Law
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NowThis

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NowThis. 6,159,715 likes · 6,084,389 talking about this. All the videos you need to stay on the news. Download for iOS o
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While you were distracted:

While you were distracted: | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Meanwhile, how many individuals busy demonizing a family noticed 3 babies, children and youth died within 6 weeks? Where's the media? Why no moral outrage? ��

Three Alberta children died in government care in the past six weeks, province reveals http://globalnews.ca/news/1696740/three-alberta-children-died-in-government-care-in-the-past-six-weeks-province-reveals/
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I'll never trust mainstream media again

I'll never trust mainstream media again | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
On top of duality in application of law where, under similar circumstances a parent is sentenced to prison vs paid government employees unscathed when failing a child, I feel dismayed and disheartened with media. 

The case causes me to wonder just how many other circumstances I've read negative things about and hated on people who may have been innocent but were marked for failure by the press working for the powers that be? �� 

I'll never be able to read mainstream news again and believe in its accuracy. Unless I'm there, I'll doubt the spin.

So disappointed with a couple of journalists I once had better faith in to report genuine, unbiased news.
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Paula Simons: Alberta's sunshine list is cloudy

Paula Simons: Alberta's sunshine list is cloudy | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Transparency? Accountability? Nope. What we have, instead, is a higgledy-piggledy data dump, a sort of numbers soup.
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Teen wanted 'family,' but got isolated instead

A former Deerfield Township teen testified all he wanted was a “family,” but instead his adoptive parents isolated him in the family's basement.
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Barre woman charged with threatening to shoot DCF workers

Barre woman charged with threatening to shoot DCF workers | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
A Vermont woman is facing obstruction of justice charges after police say she threatened to shoot DCF employees in Barre.
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Health Impact News Named in Alabama Lawsuit for Exposing State-sponsored Child Kidnapping

Health Impact News Named in Alabama Lawsuit for Exposing State-sponsored Child Kidnapping | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Last week Health Impact News published the story out of Alabama where DHR (Department of Human Resources) removed a newborn breast-feeding child that was only 2
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Edmonton Police arrest youth in northeast sexual assault series

Edmonton Police arrest youth in northeast sexual assault series | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
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Four child welfare deaths in June and July, province reveals
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Four child welfare deaths in June and July, province reveals<br/>http://ow.ly/Prg9C… | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Four child welfare deaths in June and July, province reveals
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Edmonton Honours Slain Police Officer With Park Dedication

Edmonton Honours Slain Police Officer With Park Dedication | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
He was shot one year ago.
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