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Monday, May 22, 2017

Aging Out of Foster Care and Into Reality




Most people wake up each day with a mom, a dad or some form of a family structure. However, the youth in foster care who have this type of life are few and far between. I entered foster care as an infant, and my childhood would forever remain “chained” there. Growing up in care was very difficult for me. I had no sense of self worth or identity and most of the time I felt alone, even though I had a foster family. I barely remember important parts of my life, like a year that I excelled in track or my drama performances, because no one was there to support me or cheer me on.

I was never adopted, and I grew up feeling that no one ever really wanted or loved me. As result I spent my entire childhood and the majority of my adult life drifting in and out of relationships, and struggling to grasp the concepts of life, love, trust and, most of all, family. The scariest part about being in foster care for me was turning 18. The average kid cannot wait to turn eighteen, graduate from high school and get ready for their journey to college or to travel down that brave road to adulthood. However, by the time I turned 18, the road to college was a distant memory.

Instead I was constantly looking for a place to live, couch surfing, trying to figure out how to pay for my most basic needs–on some days I even had to figure out how I was going to eat (and believe you me, there were plenty of nights that I went to bed hungry). This is the one area where I feel the foster care system, as a whole, has dropped the ball.

“Aging out,” is what they call it, and it affects thousands of kids across our nation; unlike the “Harlem shake” or some gaudy fashion, this “trend” never gets a million hits on YouTube, and you can’t pick it up and read about it in the latest fashion magazine. What you can do is see homeless teens skateboarding till nightfall, or hanging out in a library or local mall to keep themselves busy, to avoid thinking about the hunger in their bellies or the agonizing reality that they have no place to sleep.

This is what the end of foster care meant for me, and thousands of foster kids across this country. Not The Blind Side fairy tale ending you thought it would be, huh? Sure, that movie was based on a true story, but for thousands of us there is no Sandra Bullock–or her real-life equivalent–to whisk us away in a fancy car to a better life. Look at it this way…children are being removed daily from unimaginable situations of abuse and neglect; anywhere from physical abuse to the lack of proper food, housing, and unsanitary conditions. Those kids are removed from their families and now placed in the foster care system–understandably so. But many of them are well cared for, only to age out into the same conditions that originally landed them in foster care. This, without a doubt, needs to change!

In all fairness, there are some amazing foster care endings, where youth have thrived and they have done very well after exiting foster care. However wouldn’t you want every child to leave foster care with a success story?

Originally published on May 3, 2013 as part of Children’s Rights’ “Fostering the Future” campaign. The opinions expressed herein are those of the blog author and do not necessarily represent the views of Children’s Rights or its employees. Children’s Rights has not verified the author’s account.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

TRUMP RESPONDS to Psycho-Psychs

(at least in Verde's new cartoon!)
Recently, several Psychs publicly attempted to label President Trump with a “mental
disorder”, despite the fact they’ve never met him, which is against their own ethics rules.
The American Psychiatric Association’s “Principles of Medical Ethics” says: “On occasion
psychiatrists are asked for an opinion about an individual who is in the light of public
attention or who has disclosed information about himself/herself through public media.
…it is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or she has
conducted an examination and has been granted proper authorization for such a
statement.”

The APA created this rule in 1973, but apparently has a problem enforcing ethics rules.
Perhaps these Psychs are suffering from obsessive diagnosis disorder and are merely
clamoring for the unreachable limelight of powerful men.

Trump is not the first. Psychs have been labeling public figures for a long time.

Although not psychiatric, Trump is artful at slinging his own labels: Little Marco, Lying
Ted, No-Energy Jeb, Crooked Hillary, Fake News.

And now Trump has a new one (at least in Verde’s new cartoon!):

Also, see here for a couple of videos: http://www.psychsearch.net/psycho-psychs/
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Best Regards,

Ken Kramer

Much appreciated if you put these two links on your websites:
http://www.psychsearch.net/psychiatrist-records/

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

How Do We Unite Congress: Thoughts from Parental Rights Organization

 

 

How Do We Unite Congress?


"Parental Rights" is perhaps one of the most BiPartisan issues there is.
However, "How Do We Unite Congress?"

Read on the thoughts from the Parental Rights Organization
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Granpa Chuck
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Between health care bills, Neil Gorsuch, and the Russian election investigation, one thing is painfully clear: Congress is as divided now as it has ever been. Democrats and Republicans, seemingly never quick to collaborate, are having even more trouble than usual finding common ground.

So how can we bring them together?

To pass an amendment to the Constitution (such as the proposed Parental Rights Amendment, or PRA) requires a two-thirds vote in each chamber of Congress. That means 290 members of the House, plus 67 Senators, all agreeing on the same thing. It almost defies imagination.

But then, most issues are not as staunchly supported across the political spectrum as are parental rights.

According to a 2010 Zogby poll, more than 90% of Americans, regardless of party, support the traditional view that, absent a showing of abuse or neglect, parents have the right to make decisions for their children without government interference. More than 92% of Democrats and 97% of Republicans agreed with this view. Independents surpassed 90%, even with a significant 4.5% answering "not sure."

We have seen no evidence of public sentiment changing in the last few years, either. In a society divided by almost everything, we stand together on this.

And that gives us a real chance to make headway in Congress in the coming months.

We've spoken with an East Coast Republican ready to take the lead on parental rights in the House. We sat down with a Southwest Democrat's staff who wondered, "Why aren't there any Democrats on this?" We've spoken with a Midwest Democrat who told us, "This is real; I've seen this in my district," and with another Republican who tells us, "I've worked with that Democrat; maybe I can help bring them on board."

In a similar vein, we are working with organizations across the political spectrum to draft amendments to federal CAPTA law--the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act--to halt the use of federal funds in sponsoring programs that separate families and damage children. In this area, too, we believe we can find common cause for both parties.

Yes, parental rights need Congress; it is they who can send the PRA to the States for ratification. But just maybe Congress needs parental rights, as well--a common cause both parties can get behind.

But it won't happen without your help.

First, there will be times when we will need you (and your family and friends!) to contact lawmakers and urge them to support the PRA or other parental rights legislation. This is how we can turn those outstanding polling numbers into solid majorities in Congress as well. So please urge your friends to sign up now so they'll get those alerts and can make their voices heard!

But we also need your financial support. We are the only national organization exclusively focused on parental rights, the only group founded to realize the Parental Rights Amendment, and we are 100% donor-supported. That means our resources and our reach are defined by your generosity.

So would you please take a moment to make your most generous donation today? We will put those dollars toward passing new state laws, amending federal regulations, and ultimately winning key bipartisan support to permanently protect the rights of all parents in the text of the Constitution.

Thank you for standing with us, today and always, whether with your donations, your phone calls, or simply spreading the word. We would have no chance of success apart from you.

Sincerely,

Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research


Original Link: http://www.parentalrights.org/unite_congress

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Child Welfare Information Gateway E-lert!: February 2017

Each  Month the Child Welfare Information Gateway publishes the many articles relating to our children and our Families.
You'd think with all this information, there would be few problems with our families?
However, I do like the Gateway's motto..ie
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Strengthening Families
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Racial Disproportionality and Disparity in Child Welfare

Human Trafficking Research has consistently shown that certain racial and ethnic groups, including African-Americans and Native Americans, are overrepresented in the U.S. child welfare system. The child welfare field has moved from acknowledging the issue to formulating and implementing solutions. Child Welfare Information Gateway recently updated the issue brief Racial Disproportionality and Disparity in Child Welfare, which delves into the prevalence of racial and ethnic disproportionality and disparity in child welfare, reviews the latest literature on the topic, and highlights current State and local initiatives to address disproportionality.
Our brief provides strategies that can help child welfare administrators, program managers, and policymakers address these issues in general and at certain points in the child welfare process, including focusing on prevention and early intervention, ensuring unbiased reporting, and ensuring that families of color have access to culturally competent services.

Child Maltreatment Report 2015 Now Live

NFCM Image Based on State-level data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), Child Maltreatment 2015 presents an aggregate view of child abuse and neglect in the United States. This resource includes information on the reports made to child protective services (CPS), the children involved in CPS cases, child fatalities, perpetrators of child abuse and neglect, and available services.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released this report as the 26th in a series designed to collect and analyze State child abuse and neglect statistics. The Child Maltreatment series is used to assess the efficacy of Federal programs and inform researches, practitioners, and advocates around the world.

The full Child Maltreatment 2015 report is available to view and download on the Children's Bureau website, along with access to archived Child Maltreatment reports from 1995 to 2014.

NEW Podcast: Engaging Fathers Part 3

NFCM Image Child Welfare Information Gateway created a three-part podcast series on engaging fathers and working with fatherhood organizations. Part 1 and Part 2 of this series feature a conversation with leaders of local fatherhood organizations.
The discussion provides perspective, insights, and recommendations to help child welfare agencies partner with fatherhood organizations to enhance the engagement and involvement of fathers and paternal family members in establishing permanency and safety for children in the child welfare system. Part 3, completing the series, provides listeners with insights gained from a partnership occurring in Spartanburg, SC.
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The Children's Bureau has added the following Information Memorandums (IMs) and Program Instructions (PIs) to their website:
IM-17-01: This Information Memorandum (IM) informs State and Tribal title IV-E agencies about the publication of the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) final rule.
IM-17-02:  This Information Memorandum (IM) encourages all child welfare agencies, courts, administrative offices of the courts, and court improvement programs to work together to ensure parents, children and youth, and child welfare agencies receive high-quality legal representation at all stages of child welfare proceedings.
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Changing the Narrative of Child Welfare


The nuclear secret of child welfare is that most of the children in foster care
should not be there. 
Most children in foster care are harmed more than they are helped by being taken from their families, and by being kept in foster care for too long. Children in foster care are torn from their schools, separated from their siblings, over-prescribed psychotropic drugs, and housed in dangerous group homes rife with abuse — and it all happens behind the iron curtain of secret court proceedings.

Things haven’t improved since 1991, when the National Commission on Children wrote
 “If the nation had deliberately designed a system that would frustrate the professionals who staff it, anger the public who finance it, and abandon the children who depend on it, it could not have done a better job than the present child-welfare system.”

What’s going on here? We’re reminded almost any time a politician gets up a head of steam — about Social Security, the budget deficit, crime, even foreign policy — that there is no lack of ardor for children’s issues. Everyone is in favor of children.


But our good intentions are rechanneled destructively by a grand narrative that is equal parts pernicious, inaccurate, and pervasive. A false storyline suffuses child welfare in the press, public discourse, and even among the lawyers, social workers and judges responsible for children in the system. That narrative is one of brutal, deviant, monstrous parents, and children who are fruit that doesn’t fall far from the tree. We can’t escape it, but it just ain’t true.


To give you an idea of the relentlessness of the messages drummed into our heads, more than 90 percent of news stories about children are about violence by and against children. 

One researcher found that 70 to 95% of stories about child welfare are “horror stories,” about gruesome, brutal injuries inflicted on children by unfathomably beastly parents.


As a result, when we think of children and foster care, we imagine brutality, savagery, deviance, and abuse. We think of horrible, heinous misdeeds perpetrated by monstrous felons. We think of murders that scream from the headlines, and the vile tragedy of family sexual abuse perpetrated against children ruined for life. These are, to use Edgar Cahn’s phrase, “throwaway people.”


There is another story, however. In fact, more than 70% of the children in foster care are there because of allegations that they were neglected, not abused. 
  • And neglect — lack of food, clothing, shelter, supervision, or other necessities of life — is poverty by another name: more than one-third of children in foster care, for example, could be living with their parents if only their parents had better housing.

Harmful, unnecessary foster care placements are epidemic in D.C. and throughout the nation. 
  • The National Conference of State Legislatures recently found, “[m]any children who are in foster care do not need to be there.” 
  • Locally, then-incoming Mayor Gray’s human services transition team warned of the harms caused by the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency’s “expensive and harmful current practice of unnecessarily removing children from their birth families.” 
  •  A report issued by the federally-mandated D.C. Citizens Review Panel indicates that hundreds of children annually are taken from their families unlawfully. And in 60% of my students’ cases at the University of the District of Columbia, the children were returned home from foster homes or group homes — and were never found to be abused or neglected. These are kids who were taken from their homes for a few days, or a few weeks, or three months — but it turned out they weren’t abused or neglected, so they were returned. 

One of the children in our cases was Kevin. Kevin was only seven months old at the time he was separated from his mother. He was born HIV-positive. The state took custody of Kevin because test results showed that his viral load was elevated. According to the agency, the doctor who treated Kevin said that the enormous elevation could only have been due to maladministration of the medication by Kevin’s mother. The problem was that the test results were a month old, and Kevin’s viral load actually was normal on the day he was taken. The other problem is that the doctor later signed a sworn affidavit stating she had never said that there could have been only one cause for the spike in Kevin’s viral load. Kevin was returned to his mother’s custody.
And James, who was taken from both his mother and his father — who did not live together — because his uncle came to school and beat him up for stealing a video game. The uncle didn’t live with either parent or the child! James lived with strangers in foster care for a month and a half.


And finally, Isaac, who was apart from his mother for three months. The government alleged that Isaac’s grandfather had beaten him across the legs and that Isaac’s mother knew about it and failed to stop it. The government also alleged that Isaac was “educationally neglected” because he had missed seven days of school in the first two months of the term. Three months later, at trial, it turned out that the government couldn’t even prove that Isaac had been hit, let alone by his grandfather. And the educational neglect? One of the days they said Isaac was absent was the day the social worker went to the school and took Isaac to foster care!

The judge sent Isaac back home after three months.


We have a foster care system full of children who should be at home. 
Children and youth in foster care experience multiple moves from home to home and high levels of abuse in foster homes and group homes. Former foster youth have sky-high rates of homelessness, unemployment, poverty, arrest and incarceration, teen pregnancy, dating violence victimization, and low educational achievement.

  • How can we be part of the solution? How can we disrupt the status quo? How can we fight the narrative? 

We need to challenge the tired, dangerous narrative. We need to tell new stories.

The low-income people who comprise virtually 100% of child welfare-involved families? Suspend disbelief for a moment, and convince yourself they’re rich. The crummy neighborhoods the children come from and the communities breaking down all around us? Think of those as strong and healthful, instead of shabby and pathologized.


Here’s how.

Imagining a challenge to our approach to legal services provides a roadmap. Anti-poverty programs in general, and legal service providers in particular, see clients as the sum of their needs. Clients and litigants come to us with their problem. Indeed they only get our attention because they have a problem. And the first thing we ask is “What is your problem? What do you need? How can I help you?” And we try to solve the problem. We fill the hole, apply a band-aid, put a finger in the dike, whatever. You’ve heard the metaphors.


Here is a different model. Instead of merely asking: “What is your problem? What is the disease, the defect that brought this mother and child into my life,” we can ask a different question. Not what is she lacking, but what does she have? Not only “what can I do?” but we can also ask her, “What can you do?” What are her abilities, her strengths, her assets?

How can we re-envision her as rich, powerful, and capable?


Well, can the mother whose child is taken away braid hair? Can she cook a meal?  Can she smile at an elderly person in a nursing home? And let’s think about that person in the nursing home. Can she watch a child recite a poem and clap for the child? Can she read a story? Can she share her own story about life “in the old days”? Does she know by heart, perhaps, a recipe for the best fried turkey you’ve ever eaten?


We can see with different eyes, and look for successes. Did the child’s mother pull her neighbor’s weeds last week? Or change a light bulb? Or pick up litter? These are things she did, not things she didn’t.


Can she shop for groceries? Can she throw a party, or drive a neighbor to the doctor? Can she paint a room or clean a house or walk a dog?

The answers will be yes, yes, and yes.


In Chicago, eighth-graders in special education tutor first-graders in math.  In Washington, D.C., returned prisoners provide children safe passage to school.           

In Washington, D.C., our Youth Court is run by kids we might call juvenile delinquents. Youth Court gives us a chance to call them judges and jurors. It is a diversion program, in which the very youth who come through the court as defendants sit as jurors, reviewing infractions of other youth. They hear facts, deliberate, and impose sentences of community service, restitution, counseling, or an apology.


So it turns out that delinquent youth also are judges!


Our clients can do the things professionals do.  Research is clear, for example, that women in violent relationships are the very best judges of their own safety, better than police, lawyers, case workers, or even judges. In Washington, D.C., when our highest court ruled that there was no statutory right to custody for non-parents, low-income grandmothers descended on the city Council, submitting statements and testifying about the necessity that the law be amended. And it was. In Washington, D.C., a homeless homeless advocate led a campaign to restore funding for homeless services.


So our low-income clients have power. Si se puede. Yes we can!


Now, if the mother is a person with assets, wealth, power, and strength, we see her differently. We learn from her, we admire her, we grow from knowing her. 


It turns out we don’t have all of the answers. We don’t have a preordained stereotype into which we can fit her any more.  She has busted through the narrative. We have to take her for who she is, the real person, the complicated three-dimensional, real person. She isn’t a stick figure — the deviant, monstrous black hole of problems, needs, and pathologies.


Her strengths and powers and abilities unlock ours.  If she can do, so can we.

And what we can do together is change the conversation about child welfare. Remember the Citizens Review Panel report I mentioned? The Panel echoed Mayor Gray’s own transition report, finding that excessive foster care placements are widespread and systematic. But the Gray Administration circled the wagons, insisting that the distinguished panel had it all wrong and that CFSA, despite the chorus of detractors and 20+ years of federal-court oversight, is just plain humming along. It’s high time for District of Columbia voters to push back against that kind of stonewalling. It’s time for D.C. residents to insist that the Council pull back the curtain of secrecy shielding the adults who disrupt children’s lives.

In child welfare, we can make a difference by preventing children from entering foster care unnecessarily.  And we can end children’s stays in foster care as quickly as possible. We can achieve our goals of limiting entries to foster care and speeding exits from it by looking for the strengths of the people involved in our cases, rather than their weaknesses. We can look for what they can do, rather than what they can’t. We can focus on their abilities, not the shortcomings over which we often obsess — like drug addiction, disability, illiteracy, poverty.  We can start from a premise that families involved with child welfare are bundles of assets, rather than collections of problems. 


If we can do all this, we can help families build, rather than watch them fall.

care will save children’s lives. Everyone who cares about kids has the opportunity to keep children from unnecessary, devastating disruption, fear, and pain. Reducing the scourge of unnecessary foster care placements and lengthy stays in foster


Fortunately, to paraphrase Brendan Sullivan, Oliver North’s lawyer, we are not potted plants. We can do something.  Yes, we can.

  • This post was adapted from an article forthcoming in Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law and Policy, Volume XIX (2011).

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

I am 71, and I realized I still have so many unanswered questions!!!!

I am 71, and I realized I still have so many unanswered questions!!!! I never found out 
  • who let the Dogs Out...
  • where's the beef...
  • how to get to Sesame Street... 
  • why Dora doesn't just use Google Maps...
  • Why do all flavors of fruit loops taste exactly the same......
  • why eggs are packaged in a flimsy paper carton, but batteries are secured in plastic that's tough as nails...
  • why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed... 
  • why "abbreviated" is such a long word... 
  • why lemon juice is made with artificial flavor yet dish-washing liquid is made with real lemons... 
  • why they sterilize the needle for lethal injections... and, 
  • why do you have to "put your two cents in" but it's only a "penny for your thoughts" where's that extra penny going to... 
  •  why do The Alphabet Song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star have the same tune... 
  • why did you just try to sing those two previous songs... and 
  • just what is Victoria's secret? ...and 
  • do you really think I am this witty?? ... 
I actually got this from a friend, who stole it from her brother's girlfriend's, uncle's cousin's, baby momma's doctor who lived next door to an old class mate's mail man...Now it is your turn to take it from me...Peace!! May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
Granpa Chuck
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Friday, October 14, 2016

NO Michelle Obama, I do not Support Continuing Your Husband's LEGACY

Here is a rant that I must pass on.
This was in response to Michelle Obama's Speech that the American Sheeple must not destroy her husband's work by voting for Potty Mouthed Trump.
>>I say Thank you (y) since Michelle is a fake whiner
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"On my own behalf, The extreme views and anti family oriented propaganda being imposed.
 Through our current government agencies such as DCFS. 
  • That target good parents and leave truly abused children to die. 
Tragically due to misappropriated federal incentives. That administration refuse to acknowledge. Despite the billions in state and federal lawsuits. 
The Gay pride parades in our communities and streets. Where men and women are allowed to parade publicly flaunting nudity, SM and beastiality . Didn't sit well with me. Don't get me wrong, Whatever floats your boat in the bedroom, but not in our streets. (head in my hands) The shared bathroom laws in our preschools. Have all given our children completely wrong impression of their own maturation process and sexual self awareness. It's given me the impression of Complete annihilation of real intimacy and love. Example, My grandparents still have sex. But I don't want to see them.
 
The Withholding of federal funding to schools that don't comply with federal bathroom laws. None of these extremes do I hold in high regard. 
You preach for women to assert their rights. Yet the Whitehouse is more behind then most other countries, when it comes to women's rights. 
  • Barack Obama personally knows 3 women a day die from domestic violence.  
  • And when it comes to equal pay we have none. 
So no I won't be taking your advice. Your nutrition plan in our public schools is beyond unappealing. It's not nutritional. 
Your Whitehouse policies to destroy our children's hearts and minds with daily terroristic attacks from your CIA mind control via mainstream media . The vaccines laws and common core school propaganda.
 
None of it aligns or resonates with me. I can not speak for the American people. But I personally feel, and think
 
Your administration is the most out touch in the history of American politics.
I personally do
Not relate to you or your politics.
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The National Family Advocacy Team supports most of these thoughts.
 Michelle Obama's Whiney Plea to the Sheeple>>>

Michelle Obama: Don’t You DARE Vote For Trump And Undo Me And My Husband’s Work!

Related Thought: Why I'm Voting for Donald Trump
>>>> Thoughts from a white female. A victim of sexual abuse. A Republican. A Christian.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

YIPES: October "ADHD Awarenes Month"

Fight For Kids:

Psycho-Pharma Funded "ADHD Awareness Month"

The psychiatric-pharmaceutical industry has deemed October as "ADHD Awareness Month," 
  • a yearly occasion to disseminate misleading and unscientific information to parents and to the public. This marketing campaign does not serve the public interests, it fuels pharmaceutical interests. Simply put, this is a campaign to get more kids labeled and drugged.
What you will not see in any ADHD "awareness" promotional materials is the fact that 188,899 children between the ages of 0-5 are currently being prescribed ADHD drugs in the U.S. alone
Nor will you see the more than 60 international drug regulatory agency warnings citing side effects of heart problems, depression, psychosis and suicidal thoughts from the drugs being prescribed to these children.

There is a great deal of pharma funding driving "ADHD Awareness Month" because drugging kids is big business; ADHD drugs are an 11.2 billion dollar industry, and their primary customers are our children.


Parents need facts about the psychiatric "disorders" and the drugs being pushed on their children. They don't need more marketing campaigns.

There is no other organization that has done more to educate, inform and empower parents on this issue than CCHR. This includes the successful passage of state and federal laws prohibiting schools from forcing parents to drug their children as a condition of attending school; obtaining and disclosing the documented number of children being drugged in the U.S. (prompting national media to report these numbers as well); and creating an online database containing every single drug regulatory warning and study on the documented risks of the drugs being prescribed to children.

CCHR also created its online Parents Know Your Rights campaign (website and videos) which has educated millions around the world.


Your support enables CCHR to continue our vital campaigns. Please continue your support, become a member and/or donate today
 

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