By Patricia Mitchell
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4 Children’s Bureau Website: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb
5 See hundreds of newspaper headlines/articles across the nation over 5 year http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/article2572308.htmlhttp://poundpuplegacy.org/posts?cid=21102&tid=case
6 Encouraged by caseworkers, a majority of foster parents sedate “special needs” children 24 hours a day. CPS claims that 80 percent of children in foster care are in need of medication” 80% of CPS children on medication, comes from statistic that 80% have either ‘emotional problems’ or “half of all children in foster care are considered having “chronic medical problems” both labels require medication. See AFSCAR REPORT
7 “80 percent of children in CPS custody/foster care are considered having “emotionally problems” (see AFSCARS Report) thus ripe for meds.” it is the cps caseworkers that have the authority to label foster children where they see fit; with every label comes a prescription drug.
8 See: CPS Policy Manual. See: footnote #7 & AFSCARS Report
9http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2014/02/dcf_handbook_shocker_criminal_past_doesn_t_disqualify_foster Also see: Children’s Bureau Website: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/resource/child-maltreatment-2011
10 Policy CPS Manual. AND http://www.childlaw.us/legal_immunity_for_cps_workers/#.VxfdvZX2aM8. See: law provides for public employee immunity from liability for an injury caused by the employee instituting or prosecuting any judicial or administrative proceeding within the scope of their employment, even if he or she acts maliciously and without probable cause.”See, e.g., Abdouch v. Burger, 426 F.3d 982 (8th Cir. 2005) and Babcock v. Tyler (884 F.2d 497 (9th Cir. 1989) Gray v. Poole, 275 F.3d 1113, (D.C. Cir. 2002) (qualified immunity covers social service workers acting as investigators, but when testifying as witnesses they are protected by absolute immunity).
11 See former U.S. Senator Nancy Schaefer’s 2007 “The Corrupt Business of Child Protective Services,” http://fightcps.com/pdf/TheCorruptBusinessOfChildProtectiveServices.pdf
12 CPS Policy Manual also see: http://niemanreports.org/articles/child-welfare-reporting-things-sources-say-that-almost-always-arent-true/
13The Government statistics reports are designed to appear that the number of children “aging out” is significantly lower than the reality. They do this by separating the children into ethnic categories, ages, population and class categories. For the past five years the number of children aging out of foster care has risen. https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/foster.pdfhttp://www.cnn.com/2014/04/16/opinion/soronen-foster-children/
14$1.6 billion in the Fiscal Year 2011 and +$9 billion over five years.” http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/olab/2011_all.pdf “Child Care (+$1.6 billion in FY 2011 and +$9 billion over five years).
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