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Thursday, March 12, 2015

CCHR Awards National TV News Journalist for Exposing the Dangers of Psychotropic Drugs

Sometimes it takes a Reporter to expose the issues before us. 
NO, not the ones, who put a CATCHY headline to Sell News. 
But those that Research ALL the Facts to get to the TRUTH. (Yes, he works for FOX News.. but there are some reporters that do a very good job) We thank you, Noting, we need many, many more. 
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 “Our final award winner has been a correspondent for FOX TV News for 18 years. He has an innate sense of what is wrong, and he tenaciously and courageously finds out why. Colleagues describe Douglas Kennedy as ‘civic-minded,’ ‘a-hard-nosed and caring’ reporter, and one who shows a ‘journalistic dogged-ness’ to get at the truth. FOX National News Chief, Roger Ailes, holds him in great esteem. He stated: ‘Douglas Kennedy tells the truth and his calm and gentle demeanor always impressed me.’
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Yes we can Sue Big Pharma for the Damages they have caused to many. But in Big Pharma's eyes it is:
The Cost of Doing Business
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Whether Free or Not, well worth the price for your archives..
AND More importantly and issue vital to the Preservation of  
Our Families, Our Children, Our Future
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Monday, February 9, 2015

"THE MONEY MYTH" & The Child Protective AGENCY



“THE MONEY MYTH”
& The Child Protective AGENCY
By Roz McAllister
AFRA

On the other hand,
 the AGENCY caring out
their Goals is another story>>
Learn more. Visit our developing webpage
and download the above document.
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Have you been “Searching” the internet for the Truth?


If you have been combing the internet looking for information and assistance to get your children home, you will see the myth stated time and time again. 
  • “They take kids so the agency can make money.”
  • “They get thousands of dollars a month from the Federal Government for the children”. 
  • “Caseworkers get bonuses when they take children”.
All false!  All of it!

My Beliefs Before Research

Did I use to believe it?  You bet!  Even preached it.  Protested with signs that said it.  Repeated it over and over again.  So why did I change?  I looked at source documents, not articles with no footnotes, no proof, no first hand quotes.  Those are just gossip.

My Research to the “Money Trail”

Many years ago, there was a caseworker strike in the next county (Ohio has a separate agency in each of her 88 counties.  This is called “county administered” and it is in 13 states).  I, via FOIA request, got a copy of the budget of that agency.  I intended to write a letter to the editor and really stick it to those greedy idiots.  I saw the numbers for the money from the Federal Government.  I said to myself, wait, this can't be right!  So, I pulled the budget for my entire county, not just children's service.  I found the same thing.  Not enough from the Federal Government to pay for all the expenses, let alone the profit I heard they were making.  I then looked at the state's budget.  After all, the state still has oversight.  No profit there either.
  • What the heck!  I had believed it for so many years.

Where is all the money going?

There is no profit from the Feds, since going back and looking and finding that the reimbursement amount was only a percentage of foster care money.  And that amount of money paid for the foster care seemed high.  I knew that foster care with the county was only paying $405/month.  The numbers didn't add up.  So, I paid for copies of the contracts with the foster care agency, and found that depending on the level of care, the county was paying up to $100/day to the contracted agencies.  The lowest was $20/day if I remember right.  Of course, these agencies do all the home studies, have their own caseworkers that check on the kids, and handle all the paperwork for the foster parents, but still, almost $200/month more than direct care.  And the Federal Government was reimbursing a percentage on that expense. 
The high amounts were for special needs kids and sibling groups.  The actual caregivers were still getting the lesser amounts, about $500/month for “normal” kids.  Remember, Ohio has a low cost of living.  In California, it's up to $1000/month per child.
  • In Ohio, for $1000/month you can rent a 4 bedroom house with 3 bathrooms.
  • In California, that same house would cost $2500/month, to give you an idea.
A friend was looking into another state's foster care payment rate because the caregivers wanted more money.  So, we did the math.  We divided the monthly rate by the number of hours and it was so little!  Take Ohio numbers.  $405/month, divided by 30 days.  That's $13.50/day.  And here, no food stamps.  No big money here!  Full medical, and free school food.  Clothing $150 twice a year.  Not a money maker unless the kids are neglected.  This is for “normal” kids.  And what does the Federal Government pay?  Here it's 52%, same as the Medicaid reimbursement.
But what about the termination money?  Well, did you know that after 24 months, the monthly reimbursements stop?  That $3,000 to $5,000 dollars has to pay for foster care and adoption expenses.  If the child is in care for a year post TPR, the state in Ohio lost $2500/year in reimbursements.  So, is that a profit?  I don't think so.  Foster caregiver, even if it's a pre-adoption home, is paid monthly and it can take that year to finalize the adoption.

Where is all that profit?

It's not there!  Look back at the state or county budget.  CPS is a money pit!  Here, the county pays 48% of all costs.
  • Now, for that myth about caseworkers getting bonuses.
I've read the contracts. Yes, they are union workers.  NO BONUSES!  They make an average of $30,000/year.  New workers make less, and don't forget, most have student loans to pay.  They don't do it for the money!  They do it for one of two reasons.  One is to help kids (and those usually get out of it in five years or less) and the rest are there to be bullies.  These stay around and become supervisors.  The director here in my county makes about $125,000/year.
So, THERE IS NO BIG PROFIT FOR THE AGENCY OR THE STATE!
 

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Proud National Coordinator of the Family Survey Program

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Shame on U.S.: Our Federal Government Leave Abused and Neglected Children Vulnerable to Further Harm

(Are you a Family Advocate involved in the Legislative Process? Check out and add to our Legislative Index page.)
The questions are:
  • Should the Feds. take over the responsibility of the states? Or
  • Should we just drop the whole thing?
Seemed like such a Great idea to start 40 years ago..ie
~Protect Children~
~ Strengthen Families~
Also Check Out our Family AdvocacyTeam's
web page>> Legislation Index

a Work in Progress

Do check out your state below for 2 Rounds of checking by the Feds Below
Shame on U.S., a report by the Children’s Advocacy Institute of the University of San Diego School of Law, in collaboration with First Star, discusses how the federal government is failing to properly enact, monitor, interpret, and enforce federal child welfare laws — and in so doing is allowing states to fall below minimum floors with regard to appropriately detecting and protecting children from child abuse and neglect and complying with minimum federal child welfare requirements and outcomes.   
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Check Out Your State
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California Colorado Connecticut Delaware
District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii
Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa
Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine
Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota
Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska
Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico
New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio
Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island
South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas
Utah Vermont Virginia Washington
West Viginia Wisconsin Wyoming

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Human Sex Trafficking and Children in Foster Care

Even one who works with those in Foster Care recognize the issue of Sex Trafficking. Noting, it is Not a matter of how many groups that may exist. Instead it is a matter of the Groups going in a similar direction with a COMMON

It's Super Bowl week. It is also the biggest week of Child Sex Trafficking in the United States.  Our foster children are in danger!  Did you know that of those children rescued from Child Sex Trafficking, 60% were children from foster care?  As a foster parent, and a parent in general, these facts shock and disturb me. Yet, our general society fails to understand or care about this danger.  This week, I wanted to share with you several articles on Child Sex Trafficking.  With knowledge and information, we can all come together to help protect our children from these dangers.

- Super Bowl And Human Trafficking: What You Need To Know.  Click HERE.
- Lured Off the Streets, a Look at How Young Women Become Sex Trafficking Victims.  Click HERE.
-How to Protect our Children from Online Dangers and Human Trafficking.  Click HERE.
-Finally, here is my weekly Foster Care 101 video that focuses on this issue.  Click HERE.

   Next week, I shall send you my foster care blog for Feb.  My friend, please let me know if I can be of any help to you this week, and any week.  Thank you for helping to care for our children in need.

Cheers!


My brand new memoir-I can't wait for you to read it! Love and Mayhem: One Big Family's Uplifting Story of Fostering and Adoption.  Order your  SIGNED copy HERE


John DeGarmo, Ed.D.
Author, Speaker, Trainer, Foster Parent
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 For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat; I was 
thirsty, and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in.’
Matthew 25:35


May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
Granpa Chuck
Keeper of the web files for http://nfpcar.org

Monday, October 13, 2014

SUPER Example of Reaching the PUBLIC on One of Many Issues Facing Our Families


 Although, if "Properly" organized, Protesting can be a means to share "AWARENESS".

However, for those Creative individuals, here is another way to reach the PUBLIC:
CCHR FLORIDA REACHED OVER 2000 FAMILIES YESTERDAY AT THE HISPANIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL!


What that means is over 2000 families are empowered with the CCHR information, DVDs and fact sheets, and can effectively say "NO" to harmful psychiatric drugging!

We are YOUR CCHR office and have a very winning action of being OUT in the community ALL THE TIME! 
We talk to the people in our communities and know how to present our materials and help them to keep themselves and their families safe and succeeding in life!
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Friday, October 10, 2014

10 products that are traumatizing kids everywhere

Lot a Crazy Stuff Posted.
Even more crazy, would you purchase this for your Little One?


Let’s be honest, parents can occasionally do some really weird things. But baby…
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May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
Granpa Chuck
Keeper of the web files for http://nfpcar.org