Saturday, January 16, 2016

Why Parents are Against Vaccines more info

Child Welfare Information Gateway

You can find an array of info on this site for every state.  Follow and click on links for PA or any state and the stautes/laws/adoption/abuse/medical.....

CYS Reform Group Stats Nationwide

Nationwide, there are State run agencies who are supposed to be protecting abused children in dangerous situations. Each State has many different titles for them. All of them are main stapled as CPS (Child Protective Services). For example, in Texas they're known as DFPS. (Department of Family and Protective Services)
While there is an important need to find abused children and to protect them, the current system is only finding a small percentage of those truly abused children. The rest of their statistics that guarantee a high departmental income are from families who never abused their children. Where they get this income and the sources of information will be posted after the next paragraph.
I am not calling for an abolishment of CPS. What I am petitioning for is an overhaul and restructure to bring them in line with lawful investigation practices, to maintain Constitutional Rights and proper training for Agents who never had children, and psychological evaluations to find and replace the Agents who were themselves abused as Children and see abuse in every home regardless of the situation. This is not, I repeat, not a rare occurrence. I will supply statistics to support this and how this has escalated. I will also supply the sources.
Departmental income has become more important to CPS and their offices than actually finding abused children and protecting them. Each and every time they remove a child from the home, they get paid from the Federal Government. Here they are:
1. Public Law 93-247 known as the Mondale Act of 1974.
2. Public Law 96-272 known as the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980
3. Social Security Title IV-E funds.
The ASFA- Public Law 105-89 known as American Safe Families Act of 1997 is one of the most horrific laws on the books today. While it sounds nice in the title, when you get through the legal jargon, what this means is so wrong. If you ever had a child removed from your house by CPS, even UNFOUNDED and you are innocent, they will take that child in minutes after the child is born! Babies are highly adoptable and the Federal Government pays out $6,000 to the CPS office who conducts the legal kidnapping and gets them adopted quickly without regards to the biological Mother and her family. Since she was investigated once, they do this in the "best interests of the child" as she is a "potential" abuser.
The largest targeted type of families are folks with low incomes, children on SSI and are minorities. If you even have one of those three issues, you are a target for CPS to illegally investigate you. While these things are a surefire magnet, they have been known to do illegal investigations against families if they were reported falsely with malicious intent. Example is an ex-wife wants to get even with her ex-husband and his new family, she could report them and put them through Hell.
Why are the reasons CPS Agents actually find so little true abuse?
1. Agents who never had children and don't understand that a few toys in the corner of the room is not a hazardous mess.
2. Agents are not trained in real evidence recognition. In fact, no Agent in CPS has any training in evidence, the Constitution or criminal justice. They are given anywhere from 3 to 6 months of training, being taught that it is ok to break into a Home without probable cause or exigent circumstances.
3. Agents are trained to use subjective speculation and not objective factual reporting.
4. The Agents do not get psychological evaluations. A number of Agents who were abused as a child themselves see abuse in every home they go into, even if it's not there.
5. Most States do not require Agents to have a degree in Social Sciences. Any degree will do, doesn't even have to be related to the field.
6. The Agency has no checks and balances. A field Agent can lie to a judge or police officer with absolutely no proof and have it entered as factual evidence in a court of law!
7. Agents are trained to believe they are immune from the authority of the First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment. They violate this in every investigation done nationwide.
Here are the statistics and sources to support these facts:
Number of Cases per 100,000 children in the United States. These numbers come from The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) in Washington.
CPS- Physical Abuse (160) Sexual Abuse (112) Neglect (410) Medical Neglect (14) Fatalities (6.4)
Parents- Physical Abuse (59) Sexual Abuse (13) Neglect (241) Medical Neglect (12) Fatalities (1.5)
As you can see, children are abused far more in care than at home. The calculated average is for every 1 abused child removed from an abusive home, there are 17 unabused children removed from loving non-offending homes nationwide.
Constitutional Violations and Court Rulings that CPS Ignores to this very day!
1. It's unconstitutional for CPS to conduct an investigation and interview a child on private property without exigent circumstances or probable cause. - Doe et al, v. Heck et al (No. 01-3648, 2003 US App. Lexis 7144)
2. All CPS workers in the United States are subject to the 4th and 14th Amendment - Walsh v. Erie County Dept. of Job and Family Services, 3:01-cv-7588
3. Police officers and social workers are not immune for coercing or forcing entry into a person's home without a search warrant. Calabretta v. Floyd (9th Cir. 1999)
4. The mere possibility of danger does not constitute an emergency or exigent circumstance that would justify a forced warrantless entry and a warrantless seizure of a child. Hurlman v. Rice (2nd Cir. 1991)
5. Police officer and social worker may not conduct a warrantless search or seizure in a suspected child abuse case absent exigent circumstances. Defendants must have reason to believe that life or limb is in immediate jeopardy and that the intrusion is reasonable necessary to alleviate the threat. Searches and seizures in investigation of a child neglect or child abuse case at a home are governed by the same principles as other searches and seizures at a home. Goodv. Dauphin County Social Services (3rd Cir. 1989)
6. The Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures extends beyond criminal investigations and includes conduct by social workers in the context of a child neglect/abuse investigation. Lenz v. Winburn (11th Cir. 1995)
7. Making false statements made to obtain a warrant, when the false statements were necessary to the finding of probable cause on which the warrant was based, violates the Fourth Amendment's warrant requirement. Aponte Matos v. Toledo Davilla (1st Cir. 1998)
What can be done to change this for a better, more healthy Child Protection System?
I. Child Abuse is a Crime, not a touchy feely civil complaint and should be investigated as a crime.
II. Have the abuse allegations investigated by a Detective or Police Officer, who are trained for this as a career, whereas CPS workers are not. All investigations are joint ones with said Officers of the Law and with warrants properly issues under probable cause.
III. Re-train Agents to respect and obey the laws of the Constitution of the United States. If a family is guilty of abuse, a legal investigation will find it.
IV. Repeal the Mondale Act, Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act, Title IV-E rewards to CPS from Social Security and the American Safe Families Act. Remember, they are not what the title sounds like and has been the root core of many loving homes losing their children to a system that will abuse them.
V. Make CPS legally investigate those who sign up to be foster parents. They do not do this today, and many foster parent who want the money for fostering them are actually child abusers who never get caught!
VI. All interviews to be audio and video recorded just like it happens with the police!
VII. Hold CPS Agents and foster parents and the records keeper responsible for every child who vanishes or dies in their care for their location.
VIII. Also investigate the person or persons reporting the abuse, and if done maliciously with intent to disrupt a family, prosecute the reporter to the fullest extent of the Law regarding making false claims to Government Agencies to affect an unnecessary and costly investigation.
IX. Abuse is a Crime, guarantee the accused retain their right to face their accusers in a court of law. As the system currently is, this is not done.
X. The Children are to be tracked on a weekly basis, so no more children vanish in the system.
XI. If a disabled, mentally retarded or sick Child is put into Foster Care, the Child's current Physician will need to provide a copy of the diagnosis and treatment, and medications, if any, will be provided as prescribed by the Physician. All appointments must be kept while in Foster Care. Any violations without a very good reason will result in the Foster Parents losing their certification for Foster Care.
XII. If a Foster Child dies while in Foster Care, there will be an Investigation by the FBI and all parties responsible for the Death of a Child will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
XIII. There will be a National Database where all known abusers are recorded and can be accessed by Law Enforcement. Everyone who is found not guilty won't have their Convictions and Abuse Reports listed. It will be illegal to keep records of any sort on innocent individuals or families. If they are convicted in a court of law by a jury of their peers, then the report of abuse they are guilty of will be the only report listed.
Currently, none of this is done, and innocent families who are not guilty of anything are losing their Children based on the word of others where there is no burden of proof for Prosecution, for the sake of getting Federal Funds for tens of thousands of dollars. The few truly abused children are ending up in a system where they are worse off than where they came from, even to the extent of being killed. Also, the innocent children who are never abused are also killed.
Injustice against one American is injustice against all Americans. Help us put the Justice back into Child Protective Services and get them focused on finding and saving abused children. It's time we removed them from the profitable business of tearing loving non-offending families apart.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Another Baby Dies while in Foster Care Luzerne County

This is the fatality report:

These agencies need more oversight and inspeth investigations into how cases are handled and what is going on in the foster homes.  Berks county also had a death in foster care in April 2015.  Still no coroners report no investigation reulsts and no arrests.  Please watch Camrons Story call and ask the DA why no arrests no justice for this little boy?

Monday, January 11, 2016

5 Reasons to NOT let CYS in your home.

A Child Protective Services investigator shows up at your door and wants to talk.  They’re just there to investigate a complaint, they tell you, and of course they are expecting you to let them in, because you’ve got nothing to hide, right?  Here’s why letting them get past your front door is not a good idea.

(1)   CPS investigators lack training. 

I’m not here to knock on individual CPS workers.  As a whole, they are generally well-intentioned people who want to save the world from child abuse.  The problem is really that they have a huge deficit in their training, which can often result in their good intentions turning into the destruction of a good family.

When you look at the training that CPS workers are receiving, the problems become apparent.  The training focuses on WHAT they should do – which services to provide, when to remove a child from a home, how to conduct their investigation – but it doesn’t deal at all with WHY they are doing what they do.  Most of the workers never get in depth training that allows them to look at the individual cases that they are dealing with, and assess the real risk.  They assess risk to a child by plugging numbers into a computer program.  Real life just doesn’t work that way.  In order to provide families with real help, workers would have to stop treating their cases like there is a cookie cutter solution.  Often, the “help” that CPS provides actually causes more harm than good.

It’s easy to understand why our child protection system has such poor training.  CPS investigators are severely underpaid, have high case loads, and deal with difficult situations.  There is incredibly high turnover in their jobs.  It is not unusual for a family in the system to have several workers come and go in their case during the course of months.  The government isn’t likely to invest the several thousands of dollars needed in training for each worker, when the workers are likely to leave their jobs within just a couple of years.

The bottom line is that even if the CPS worker is well-intentioned, their lack of training can quickly lead you in the wrong direction.

(2)   Talking to CPS is just like talking to the police. 

Child protective services workers are paid by the same government that pays the police.  The constitution applies to them the same way that it applies to the police.  The information that CPS seeks to gather from you when they show up on your doorstep can and will be used against you, either in a child protective proceeding or a criminal proceeding.

Do not speak to a CPS worker without an attorney present.  The things that you say will be taken out of context, twisted, and lied about.  It will always be more harmful to you and your family if you choose to speak with a CPS worker.

The biggest issue that we run into with this situation is that CPS workers (again due to a lack of training) don’t understand or appreciate that people don’t have an obligation to speak with them.  They will threaten to remove your children from your home if you refuse to speak with them.  This may be true – they may remove your children if you don’t talk with them.  However, if they are making that threat, the reality is that they were probably going to remove your children anyway.  Speaking with them is only going to give them more ammunition that they need to get the judge to sign an order to remove your kids.  The best thing you can do to protect your family is to keep your mouth shut.

(3)   Confirmation bias is a huge problem. 

A CPS worker has shown up at your door because they believe that you have abused your child.  They are there to gather evidence of that abuse.  They are not there to disprove the allegation.

When an investigator comes in with this mindset, it can be really dangerous.  I recently had a CPS worker testify at a hearing that when they learn a piece of information from a child or parent that potentially has both an innocent purpose or an evil purpose, the worker will always assume that the thing is being done for the bad purpose, in order to err on the side of caution in protecting the child.

Looking at the world that way will certainly create a big problem for families.  There are plenty of innocent things that we do every day that when looked at from that perspective can raise suspicion or be twisted to sound terrible.  For example, you can turn assisting your toddler with their bath into wanting to look at naked little kids. Not true, but wait until you see the CPS worker write it in their report.

(4)   They lack real world experience. 

I recognize that I am generalizing here, but a lot of the CPS workers that I run into are young, fresh out of college, and don’t have children.  They’ve just finished obtaining their bachelor’s degree in social work, and they are on the hunt for child abuse. But they don’t really have any understanding of what it is like to be a parent, or that many people’s experiences in growing up in a family are different than their own.

Sometimes, being able to understand families and empathize with what is happening in a particular family only comes with having some life experience that permits you to see the world with a more open mind.  It’s not the fault of the worker, but rather the fault of our system.  Very few people, other than recent college grads, want to take on the low pay, high stress job of a CPS investigator.  And those who do usually move on to better paying jobs relatively quickly.

(5)   Kids say the darndest things (and the CPS worker won’t record it.) 

Allowing a CPS worker to interview your child can also be dangerous.  Kids say some things that are off the wall.  And kids don’t understand putting things in context.  Your child may say something to a CPS worker that makes perfect sense to them and to you, but taken out of context sounds terrible.

When I was a kid, my mom would go out to dinner with her friends at a bar after her women’s golf league.  As long as I have been alive, I have never known my mother to take a single sip of alcohol.  But when people would call on the nights she was out having dinner, I would say, “No, she’s not here.  She’s out at the bar, AGAIN.”

Sure, for my parents it was a hoot that I would tell people this, because for the most part they were friends and family who knew my mom didn’t drink.  But can you imagine if I had told that to a CPS worker?  She might have been turned in for neglecting her child!

A bigger issue with CPS interviewing your children, is that many refuse to record the interviews.  So, when you get a CPS worker saying that your child said something that is blatantly untrue and that perhaps the child didn’t even actually say, you have no way to prove it.

We recently had a case with CPS where they refused to record a forensic interview with a child.  There were three people who viewed the interview, took notes, and drafted a report about what the child said.  On several critical issues in the interview, all three reports described the child saying three very different things.  We will never know what the child actually said because there is no recording.  If the child hadn’t been interviewed, or the interview had been recorded, the children in that case likely would never have been removed from their parents.

Hopefully, there may be change coming in that area.  There has been legislation proposed to require CPS and law enforcement to record forensic interviews of children in Michigan.

Overall, dealing with Child Protective Services can become a nightmare for families.  The best way you can protect yourself is not to engage with the investigator.  Tell them from the beginning that you will not speak to them without an attorney present.


This is Kentucky but it is the same if not worse in PA, Berks County, and every other state and counties.  Change is needed.  They cannot have our children for profit or statistics!  Pleaase watch-listen-learn.