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Government inspectors told lawmakers Wednesday that Medicare officials need to do more to stop doctors from prescribing powerful psychiatric drugs to nursing home patients with dementia, an unapproved practice that has ...
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Alberta Premier Dave Hancock | Edmonton-Whitemud

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I would appreciate your feedback,  my email inbox is always open at dave.hancock@gov.ab.ca and you can find me on Twitter @DaveHancockMLA and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MinisterDaveHancock.

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Law prof awarded almost $500,000 in defamation suit

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A multi-year defamation suit between two former colleagues at the University of Ottawa has moved one step closer to being resolved.The Ontario Superio...
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Alberta girl, 13, failed by foster care, inquiry finds

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A disabled 13-year-old child who died shortly after spending most of her life in foster care, was failed by Alberta's foster care system, a fatality inquiry found.
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Alberta changes rules on child foster deaths

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The Alberta government is making changes to allow the publication of names of children who die in government care.
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Teacher confessions: 5 things parents shouldn't do - Today's Parent

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Must-read teacher confessions! Are you guilty of any of these things parents do that drive teachers up the wall?
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Neonatal Care Resources

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With the introduction of new technologies and best practices, the world of neonatal care is constantly changing. To help you keep your skill set up to date, Dräger offers a variety of free educational resources – from online courses, conferences and support, to easy-to-use apps that help you stabilize thermoregulation.
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Lawmakers call for end to reckless prescribing of psych meds to California foster kids

Lawmakers call for end to reckless prescribing of psych meds to California foster kids | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Some of the state's most influential lawmakers on Monday called on California's foster care system to stop the reckless prescribing of psychiatric medications to troubled children, demanding the state quit spending tens of millions of tax dollars on such risky therapies.
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Crying, foster mother tells inquiry details of infant’s death

Crying, foster mother tells inquiry details of infant’s death | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
An inquiry into the 2010 death of an infant in provincial care heard Monday that a review done three years earlier by child welfare authorities described a “struggling foster home.”
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wth?  In testimony, Hayes confirmed that another child she was looking after — a 3-1/2-year-old girl — had drowned in a swimming pool in her back yard a decade earlier.

Justice Henderson said he did not believe the previous death is pertinent to this inquiry.

“It happened a long time ago, and I won’t permit any more questioning about it.”

 

(Just like in Samantha's fatality inquiry; the fact that other children had perished in the home was not considered a factor. Nor, was the testimony of another child living in the placement permitted.) 

 

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/edmonton/Foster+mother+sobs+while+describing+death+infant+care/10147605/story.html

 

Crying, foster mother tells inquiry details of infant’s death   By Marty Klinkenberg, Edmonton Journal August 26, 2014  

EDMONTON - An inquiry into the 2010 death of an infant in provincial care heard Monday that a review done three years earlier by child welfare authorities described a “struggling foster home.”

Myrna Hayes, 64, and her husband, Richard, 55, had a combined total of eight fostered and adopted children in their three-bedroom home when Phoenix Majestic Omeasoo died on Jan. 17, 2010.

The infant, a day shy of six months old, was napping in a bedroom when the bassinet in which she was sleeping collapsed.

Going to wake Phoenix after a 90-minute nap, Hayes said she opened the door and realized something was wrong.

Even in the darkened room, Hayes said she normally would have seen the bassinet.

“I saw she wasn’t in my view and started saying, ‘Where’s the baby? Where’s the baby?’ ” Hayes, a foster parent for 32 years, said sobbing. “I reached down and felt (in the dark) and grabbed her up by part of her arm.”

The bassinet, she said, was in two pieces on the floor.

Rushing from the room with Phoenix in her arms, Hayes said, “She looked weird.

“I thought, ‘Oh God, oh God’, and started praying, ‘Please, please, please.’”

Hayes said she called 911 and started doing CPR on the infant, who had been napping in the same room with two older siblings who were in cribs.

“It seemed like forever for the ambulance to come,” said Hayes, a former LPN who has fostered more than 50 children.

Robert Lee, a lawyer representing the Omeasoo family, said the bassinet had a sticker attached to it that warned that a child should never be left unattended and should remain in view while sleeping.

“Failure to follow these warnings and instructions can result in serious injury or death,” the sticker said.

Hayes said she was unaware a warning label was attached.

“I don’t know if there are a lot of people who would watch a baby while they were sleeping the whole time,” she said.

The baby’s grandparents were in the courtroom Monday, but her mother, Toni Omeasoo, was not.

A critical incident review commenced after Phoenix’s death concluded that the chubby-cheeked infant with pretty brown eyes “died of asphyxiation due to her bassinet collapsing.” The review also said she “should have had a crib of her own that met standards.”

Myrna Hayes said she and her husband had acquired a crib for her but had not assembled it yet. Although it came with a mattress, they had ordered a special one for Phoenix that was hypoallergenic and were waiting for it to arrive.

“I think about (what happened) all of the time,” Hayes said, sobbing. “I just wish I had put her on the other mattress.”

In testimony, Hayes confirmed that another child she was looking after — a 3-1/2-year-old girl — had drowned in a swimming pool in her back yard a decade earlier.

The little girl was playing with other children when she fell into the uncovered pool, Hayes said.

Hayes said she was inside, watching the children out a window, at the time.

“We try to take as many safety precautions as we possibly can,” she said, sobbing.

Justice Henderson said he did not believe the previous death is pertinent to this inquiry.

“It happened a long time ago, and I won’t permit any more questioning about it,” he told Lee.

At the end of the inquiry, Lee said he expects to make recommendations to the judge related to supervision.

mklinkenberg@edmontonjournal.com

Twitter: @martykej

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Velvet Martin's comment, August 27, 11:39 AM
That children are dying within out-of-home placements is disturbing on its own. However, when multiple children are dying within the SAME homes, we have a real problem; particularly when no investigation is mandated into circumstances: https://www.change.org/p/force-rcmp-to-do-a-criminal-investigation-of-children-s-aid-and-the-alberta-justice-lawyers-who-helped-hide-the-deaths-of-685-foster-children-from-the-public
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The reaction of judicial authorities is similar to within my own daughter, Samantha Martin’s fatality inquiry: The fact that other children had perished in the home was not considered a factor. Nor, was the testimony of another child living in the placement permitted. How is evading circumstances conducive to accountability and prevention of child deaths?
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Autism-Vaccine Cover-up Snowballs as Whistleblower’s Identity is Revealed—LATEST UPDATES

Autism-Vaccine Cover-up Snowballs as Whistleblower’s Identity is Revealed—LATEST UPDATES | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
August 26, 2014 Vaccine-Autism link whistleblower revealed Rumors are swirling as the world learns of the government’s deception. Here’s what we know for sure. William W. Thompson, PhD—an epidemiol...
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The Armchair Genealogist Journal

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The Armchair Genealogist Journal, by Lynn Palermo: A collection of genealogy, writing and heritage travel news for the family historian
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Janz: Crime Victim is an Advocate for the Disabled | Avenue Edmonton Magazine

Janz: Crime Victim is an Advocate for the Disabled | Avenue Edmonton Magazine | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Avenue is the premier city lifestyle magazine celebrating two of Alberta’s largest cities through Avenue Calgary and Avenue Edmonton, providing the best information on issues shaping the city, homes, arts & culture, food, fashion, and travel and leisure pursuits.
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Legally Kidnapped: Congradulations to Anthonly Lingle and Hailey

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UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE! Still some details to be worked out but the adoption and guardianship petitions have been dismissed with prejudice!!!!!
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Woman who alleges beating files civil suit against three Mounties, Williams Lake

Woman who alleges beating files civil suit against three Mounties, Williams Lake | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
A woman who alleges she was beaten by a Mountie in Williams Lake when she was 17 has now filed a civil suit against the city and three officers including one who was acquitted of an assault charge.
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Human rights tribunal orders HRSDC to pay $17,000 to former employee over 'reckless discrimination'

Human rights tribunal orders HRSDC to pay $17,000 to former employee over 'reckless discrimination' | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ordered a federal government department to reimburse a former employee nearly $17,000 in expenses after ruling last year the department had engaged in...
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Alberta Child Deaths

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In the province of Alberta any child who dies in foster care is subject to an investigation done by Alberta
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On July 20, 2011 The Current conducted an interview, "Alberta Child Deaths" and offered Related Links:

•Critics demand answers after report reveals six children died under Alberta care - Calgary Herald

******NOTE the title of the Calgary Herald column: "Critics demand answers after report reveals SIX children died under Alberta care."

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This folks proves to the public the degree of deceit the Alberta government has offended its citizens! Fast forward to 2014 where - at least - 761 child fatalities have now been acknowledged. Children have died at a rate of 126.8 times previously divulged. This is exactly why an independent, public police investigation of Alberta Human Services is warranted!

http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2011/07/20/alberta-child-deaths/

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Help wanted: Join the Journal’s advisory board

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When we say the Journal is all about collaboration, being a community builder and innovator — and we want your help — we mean it. The community advisory board has been operating since September 2011 to work with us on new projects, to be a sounding board for ideas, to raise issues, suggest story ideas and to act as a liaison with the community.
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Grade 6ers offer sage advice to kindergarten students: Don’t pee your pants, smash walls or steal crayons

Grade 6ers offer sage advice to kindergarten students: Don’t pee your pants, smash walls or steal crayons | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
With most kids heading back to school next week, we turned to a group of Grade 6 students and asked them what advice they’d offer to the newbies: fresh-faced kindergarten students. The words of wisdom, from four Grade 6 kids from Imagining Church’s Club 56 class, are likely plenty different from the advice offered by parents and teachers.
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Volunteer Connection - WMUR Manchester

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Experience the power of caring! Work with the frail, elderly and disabled of Greater Manchester and Nashua.
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Find the Perfect Pediatrician - Physician's Blog - HelloMD

Find the Perfect Pediatrician - Physician's Blog - HelloMD | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Due to my profession, parents repeatedly ask me, “How can I find a good pediatrician?” This is an absolutely GREAT question! And definitely one that needs to be asked. Now, I’m in a unique position as a pediatric specialist. I understand what a good pediatric practice should entail, and I’m also a loving dad who ...
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Ontario declines to place monument to child abuse at Queen’s Park | Toronto Star

Ontario declines to place monument to child abuse at Queen’s Park | Toronto Star | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Sculptor Michael Irving’s bronze, quilt-like structures feature casts of hands and messages of hope from child-abuse survivors and their loved ones.
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Federal departments divulge details of dozens of privacy breaches | Toronto Star

Federal departments divulge details of dozens of privacy breaches | Toronto Star | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
From misdirected mail to alleged Chinese-backed cyber attacks, the federal government’s privacy breaches range from minor to more serious.
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British Surrogate Mother Now Raising Child With Abnormality

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"A British surrogate mother said yesterday that she is raising a disabled baby as her own after the child’s intended mother told her she did not want a ‘dribbling cabbage’ for a daughter. The girl,...
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Swallowing me alive - CW Seymore

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Throw roses into the abyss and say: "here is my thanks to the #monsters who didn't succeed in swallowing me #alive." I know that the monsters in my life seem very real and daunting. I have had many monsters in my life and they have tried their hardest to keep me from living! Abuse Survivor "Shards of Glass" https://www.amazon.com/author/cwseymore
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