ASFA 1997 Incentivized Foster Care ~a result

Let’s break something down as far as Title IV-E goes. The Department makes a TON of money off our kids when they remove them. Continue reading ASFA 1997 Incentivized Foster Care ~a result

Genetic Enhancements and Brain Machine Interfaces

A look at Karen Moxom’s Mind Over Matter Project that is moving beyond implanting chips in people who are paralyzed or missing a limb to implanting chips in addict’s brains to change their behaviors Continue reading Genetic Enhancements and Brain Machine Interfaces

Mom got $9.6M. Now the daughter is suing the state after a wrongful removal. A look at the Right To Lie Case.

A look at the “Right To Lie” case where Mom got $9.6M and then, the daughter sued Orange County. Continue reading Mom got $9.6M. Now the daughter is suing the state after a wrongful removal. A look at the Right To Lie Case.

Words Matter.

Here in the United States, we think of compromise as giving in or giving up. Someone labeled as happy in the United States may be labeled as a confused lunatic in Japan and someone that is labeled a loser here in the United States for compromising may be praised in Ireland for their ability to negotiate compromise. Continue reading Words Matter.

Is the foster care to prison pipeline the only answer for children whose parents have mental health conditions? Addictions?

Parents who suffer from mental conditions fall into even deeper despair when their families are destroyed and they are told that they can never be parents because of their condition. Studies also show that there is a high prevalence of mental illness in the foster care population and that many of the children will be homeless when they age out. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCLS) has collected data that tells us that children are prescribed doses higher than the maximum levels cited in guidelines developed by the FDA and that legislative action is being taken to address how states are doing this (NCSL, 2021). Continue reading Is the foster care to prison pipeline the only answer for children whose parents have mental health conditions? Addictions?

Runaways, Mental Health, and Homelessness

Numerically, white people are the largest racial group within homelessness, however, racial groups are far more likely to experience homelessness as a result of segregation and discrimination in employment and housing. Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders have the highest rate of homelessness (109 out of every 10,000 people). Native Americans (45 out of every 10,000) and Black or African Americans (52 out of every 10,000). These rates are much higher than the nation’s overall rate of homelessness (18 out of every 10,000). (State of Homelessness, 2020) Continue reading Runaways, Mental Health, and Homelessness