Our Grand Children are victims of;

"Protect the "system" at all costs. The "system" is the only ultimate sacred cow - not any particular law or constitution, but only "the system." Because, ultimately, it is the system which makes certain that the individuals functioning within it - from judges to lawyers, to prosecutors, to politicians, to businessmen - have their places and positions, and opportunities and pecking order, and future."

In 1696, England first used the legal principle of parens patriae, which gave the royal crown care of "charities, infants, idiots, and lunatics returned to the chancery." This principal of parens patriae has been identified as the statutory basis for U.S. governmental intervention in families' child rearing practices.

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Preamble of the original "organic" Constitution

"We hold these truths to be self-evident. That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."
Excerpted from the Declaration of Independence of the original thirteen united states of America, July 4, 1776

Thursday, September 29, 2011

While I wipe the vomit from my keyboard.

We know our grandkids. We see them AFTER OCs. This is straight out of OCS's handbook on public relations. "Make us look pretty" section. The WORST thing that has EVER happened to our grandkids is... ready? OCS

Let's put this in the "Kids for bucks" program

Letter to the editor
March 29, 2011

To the editor:

April marks the annual recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month around the country. Sadly, Alaska is ranked third in the country as having the highest rates of child maltreatment per capita by the federal Children’s Bureau 2009 report.

Child abuse is one of our country’s most serious public health problems. Research outlines distinct links between child abuse and a wide range of medical, emotional, psychological and behavioral disorders, including depression, alcoholism, drug abuse, obesity, juvenile delinquency and the need for special education services.

“Safe children, strong families” is the vision of the Office of Children’s Services, whose statutory charge is to respond to reports of abuse and neglect and provide safe haven for those children who cannot remain safely in their own home.

Foster care, while a necessary and important method for ensuring child safety, cannot replace birth parents. Year after year, we see children return to their parents the moment they’re able to do so because the parent-child bonds are so strong. There is no replacing the biological family of origin, nor is that the answer for most of the children who enter the system.

Preventing and responding to child abuse must be a community wide effort. What can you do to help?

• Remember that children are our future; their early development and success have an enormous impact on their future health and success.

• Recognize that prevention is a shared responsibility.

• Speak up about the issue of prevention.

• Reach out to children and their parents.

• Recommend and support opportunities for community based family activities, networks, services, and crisis management.

In Alaska, every 33 minutes a child is reported to OCS due to allegations of abuse or neglect. Forty percent of these alleged victims are children age 6 and under.

We can reduce these alarming statistics if we work together and collectively refuse to settle for anything less than the best for all children in our great state. For more information on OCS and related topics, please visit our website at http://hss.state.ak.us/ocs/.

Read more: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Safe children

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The background, limitations and results of federal and state child abuse legislation