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

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Human Services Agency workers honored for 20 years of service

Human Services Agency workers honored for 20 years of service

Two Tioga County Human Services Agency (HSA) employees were honored at a luncheon on Monday for 20 years of service. Both Loretta Eaton and Dennis Stager began work in 1974, under Ina Tabor, in what was then known as Children's Services, The offices were on Walnut Street, Wellsboro, across from what is now Guthrie Clinic. Eaton worked as a clerk and Stager, as a caseworker trainee. "My office was in the hallway," Stager noted. There weren't very many people there then." The two have seen many changes during the past two decades.
One of the first was the move from Walnut Street to the office on Main Street, now occupied by state Rep. Matt Baker. "Room dividers there were hospital curtains," Stager aaid, 'It wasn't real private." After the Courthouse Annex was finished in the mid 1970s, the organization moved its offices fc to the new building's second floor.
Children's Services eventually evolved into the agency for Children and Youth and then to the Tioga County Human Services [ Agency. The Family Services Department of HSA stayed at the courthouse until 1992.
In the fall of that year, Family Services moved to offices at the agency's Shumway Hill site.
The changes have been nice — it's kept things interesting, Eaton said  " some were hard, to accept at first, but I look back now and think it was good."
One change that both agree is not so good is the increase in abuse reports over the years.
"About 1,816 abuse reports have come through since the Child Protective Services Act went into effect in 1975," Stager noted. "We started out with 30 or 40 a year, now it's 150 a year. "It's kind of a hard job," he said of his current position as Child Protective Services (CPS) supervisor. "I like it because you're busy all the time, but it's depressing in some ways that you can't do more or stop it (the abuse). There are no magic
answers for families. There are lots of different reasons why people abuse or neglect their kids. It's not real
easy to Fix."
Another change is the increasing amount of paperwork. Both Eaton and Stager know firsthand about that.
Eaton, now a clerk/typist II, distributes volumes of inter-agency mail each day, and helps to prepare the sackful that goes to the post office every afternoon. She enters information, via computer, into the agency's client information system (CIS). She also handles the payroll account for foster parents. "I've gotten an increasing amount of responsibility over the years, " Eaton said.
Stager concurred, saying that case managers face the increasingly difficult task of juggling direct service time
with clients and the time needed to do paperwork. "There's just never enough time to do everything that needs to be done," Stager $aid.
HSA Administrator John J. Kravas praised Eaton and Stager for their dedication during the 20 years the two have served the county. "It's an honor and a privilege to work with such dedicated and sensitive people," Kravas said. "Loretta and Dennis exemplify in their performance the excellence we all strive to achieve. Monday's luncheon at the Penn Wells included the presentation of commemorative certificates to Eaton and

Wellsboro Gazette,
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania Wednesday, June 29, 1994
Does the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act augment the protection of children? Difficulties in determining whether a condition is maltreatment, under-reporting by professionals, reporting of conditions not involving serious risk, and low confirmation rates for reports are not reasons for an affirmative answer. The act sanctions community surveillance of family life, which reduces privacy and autonomy in child rearing. If protection of children is not greatly increased, loss of privacy and autonomy cannot be justified. Suggestions are made for revisions of the law.

The University of Chicago Press
(For 14 USD, you too can have the full report from the above link.)
So... the intent of the Child Protective Services Act of 1975, is to reduce privacy and autonomy in child rearing. Furthering bonuses and the enhancement of the God like attitudes of child protective services. Or, as it is known,  parens patriae. Latin for "parent of the nation".

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