Goliath comes in many forms~
It is time to stop the devastation to innocent families which is occurring daily across the country.
My Family Rights Affiliation


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Obesity: A Government Concern OR a Family Concern?

Just thought I would suggest a few thoughts on the comments made in this article. However, the biggest question is>> 

"Should we allow the government to intervene on an issue that is of National concern to ALL..ie the "Battle of the Bulge"

So do check out some thoughts below in blue on what I feel is a Family Concern and NOT a Government Concern.

Obese boy to return home Saturday after dropping 50 pounds

Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 11:42 AM     Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 2:07 PM
A Juvenile Court judge agreed today that a boy removed from his family for being obese can return.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cleveland Heights boy who was taken from his family and placed in foster care because of his weight will return home Saturday, 50 pounds lighter than when he left.
The boy, who turned 9 since he was pulled from his home in October, has slimmed down to 167 pounds while staying with his uncle outside of Columbus.
**Is 50 pounds now considered the threshold to return the child by those in this local government??

Guardian ad litem John Lawson said that at one point, the boy weighed 217 pounds and faced a host of heath-related issues. The decision to allow him to return home was made at a hearing Monday at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court.
**One can't deny that being over weight can have other health related issues?? But at the same time, is removing the child the answer??

**Even Thomas Jefferson, very knowledgeable of our civilization history, made this statement:
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
Thomas Jefferson

"There was a mutual agreement among everyone that the boy should return home as soon as possible," said Lawson, who noted that The Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services wanted to delay the boy's return until the end of March. "Judge David Stucki, a visiting judge from Stark County, agreed. He'll return to his mother on Saturday."
**Too many, the judge is considered "The Other Parent". Do you suppose perhaps the judge even thought that removing the child was NOT the best solution?

When the boy returns to school, he'll look like a different child.
**Hopefully this will be a Positive Outcome for the child? Self esteem is a powerful ally. We are who we are.. And all of us need to be proud of ourselves for who we are and NOT what other people Think we should be.

"He has made remarkable progress with his weight issues while living with an uncle in Fairfield County near Columbus since January," Lawson said. "He has learned a lot about nutrition, portion sizes, exercise and reading labels. He now knows the value of eating vegetables, grains and proteins as part of a weight-loss regimen. He has been exercising and will continue."
**Prime example of how Family can help Family. For example, I am a granpa in a multi-generational family, and the daily sharing of my self with my grand kids, now teenagers, and there mom has been very rewarding.. A few events of my daughter could have had the Government agency involved in our lives.. But I am thankful every day that they Did Not get involved.

**Unfortunately for many families over at least the past 1/2 century there has been a breakdown of the interrelationship of many of Our Families. Not to mention, I am a Firm Believer that the answers are within our families and NOT those who deem themselves as experts.

The Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services on Sept. 13 asked Juvenile Court to remove the boy from his mother's home after unsuccessfully working with the boy's family for almost a year to reduce his weight.
**I can merely pose the question: "What did the agency do "working with the boy's family", that the Uncle did as part of the family?

Lawyers for the mother, a substitute elementary school teacher who is also taking vocational school classes, earlier said that the county overreached in this case. The county argued that medical conditions the boy is at risk for -- but doesn't yet have -- posed an imminent danger to his health.
**The term "imminent danger" is critical to the removal of a child from their family. Many don't realize that too many children are removed based on the Philosophy  of many in the agency..ie "If it could have happened, it probably did."

Why, as a Family Advocate for over a decade, being so critical of the above thought>> "If it could have happened, it probably did." Simple answer. This same quote was told to me by 2 higher ups in the agency in my Life Journey.

So for those that truly want to do their home work, here is the State Summaries defining abuse. Suggest starting with : Definitions.

State Summaries ~ Child Abuse & Neglect

·         Definitions
·         Disclosure of Records
·         Drug Use
·         Making & Screening Reports
·         Representation of the Child

The mother's lawyers questioned whether the emotional impact of being removed from his family, school and friends was also considered.
**I sincerely hope I have given enough information that many may question the "emotional impact of being removed"?  After all, isn't our emotional psyche, many times, part of our eating habits???

He was initially placed in a foster home in Shaker Heights and was transferred to his uncle's home in early January.
**I can only say Thank You Uncle for miraculously assisting your relative with their weight challenge.

**Finally, what should be even more concerning is:
This is a Prime Example of how the Philosophy of Eugenics is being used against Individuals by using the Power of the Agency to Target individuals and/or Groups in our society.

Don't know what "Eugenics" is??? Check Out this Blog Post:

Eugenics is this Right or Wrong for Our Families??

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

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lighter Side - Signs of a Modern Woman

Signs for 

the Modern Woman!

(From a very dear and ol' friend of mine, who believes sarcasm and humor, keeps the brain young. Enjoy)


cid:20854F887A7C49CA832176851BA38B03@lenovo4903350bFrom One 

Gorgeous Gal to Another 


Today is National 

Send this to 

someone gorgeous, but don't send it back to me.  I've 

been getting this message all day!!!


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

Monday, February 20, 2012

Frustrations of Many Family Advocates

Just thought I would share one of the posts I recently published on FB. Please note, these are my thoughts and may or may not reflect the thoughts of those I am affiliated.
If some of the comments make you angry.. This is a good sign. For the important point is for each of us to:
"Become and Advocate for Ourselves to Protect Our Precious Families"
~~~My Original Post on FB~~~
So you think those in America have issues?? Do read this article
Israel, State of: Latest breaking news - Moshe Kahlon, Minister of Welfare announced a series of measures to suppress fathers’ protest against official policies of exclusion of men from children’s lives, and against shared parenting.. You can’t miss out this news Israel Minister of Welfare Moshe Kah...

~~~Response From Member~~~ 
Thank you for helping spread this information. We only hope more will make this viral.
~~~My Response~~~ 
    •  One can only hope? And yes, do share many frustrations since I know it is a basic human characteristic that "Most will say what is Wrong, and still Only a Few Do what is Right."

      Never a day goes by when myself and those I work with suggest that "You must become an Advocate for Yourself to Protect Your Precious Family." We can only Suggest, but it is up to the individual to do their homework.

      But then, at times I have to get rude and state "I could give a flip about your family. I know how to protect mine. Do you know how to protect yours?"

      Most people want answers, but don't want to take the time to research them and/or blame others for their circumstances.. Yes, our world is at a bad place, but we must believe in ourselves and have the courage to stand up for what we think is right.

      The division of our "Individual" Concerns, is merely making it easier for the Government to control us.. And/Or too many respond to the unfortunate incidents of the 1% and don't respond to the boring issues that are happening to the 99%.

      I continuously share this thought, developed by an very active advocate in WA, over 2 years ago, after explaining some of our basic thoughts of our affiliation: "We are joining forces with all persons affected by Parens Patriae to include parents, extended family, foster parents and father's and mother's rights groups. While this is a difficult endeavor due to various divisions, the focus will be on challenging the system with the unified goals and commonalities that each is suffering under in family courts and through CPS.”

      But have modified it to cover ALL issues, before our Families:

      "Goliath comes in many forms~
      It is time to stop the devastation to innocent families which is occurring daily across the country."

      My affiliation, just a speck in the very, very big world>> http://nfpcar.org/FPA/emails/Current.htm

      We are not lawyers, but a group of individuals with this thought: “We are joining forces with all persons affected by Parens Patriae to include parents, extended family, foster parents and father's and mother's rights groups. While this is a difficult endeavor due to various divisions, the focus wil...

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

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Lighter side--I don't understand My Wife

I just don't understand my wife. She's
always nagging me to keep things around
the house fixed up..........
I replaced the broken door latch on her car.
I installed new taps in the kitchen sink.
I fixed the sagging kitchen cabinets.
I replaced the rotten steps by the front door.
She wanted a Porta-Potty" for when we went camping.
She wanted more privacy in the bathroom.
I fixed everything she wanted.......
 And still, she isn't happy....!
Like I said on the lighter side.. Hope one got a bit of enjoyment on this truly sarcastic mood..

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

State Resources from Child Welfare Information Gateway

 Many don't realize that there is a Wealth of Information that can be Searched at the "Child Welfare Information Gateway.

Below, is just a brief example of "State Resources"

Also notice the phrases found in the heading..ie
  • Protecting Children
  • Strengthening Families
Now only those many in the agency could only follow the above???
Child Welfare Information Gateway
February 15, 2012
Dear State Resources Subscriber,

Below is a list of new publications that were added to Child Welfare Information Gateway Library in January
Title: Guardian Ad Litem Program.
Published: 2011
Available from: North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts
PDF: http://www.nccourts.org/Citizens/GAL/Documents/2010_AOC_GAL_fact_sheet.pdf
Abstract: This fact sheet explains the Guardian ad Litem program in North Carolina. The role of the Guardian ad Litem advocates is described, and statistics are ...

Title: A Foster Youth's Guide to Preparing for Health Care Emergencies: Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.
Published: 2010
Available from: Michigan Department of Human Services
PDF: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dhs/DHS-Pub-161_345575_7.pdf
Abstract: Intended for foster youth transitioning to independent living, this brochure explains how youth can prepare for health care emergencies by completing a durable power of ...

Title: Kinship Foster Care for Relatives Caring for Children in CPS Custody.
Published: 2010
Available from: Arizona Department of Economic Security
PDF: https://www.azdes.gov/InternetFiles/Pamphlets/pdf/ACY-1081APAMPD.pdf
Abstract: This guide is designed to assist Arizona relatives who are providing kinship care to children who have been removed from their homes. It answers questions ...

Title: Birth Parents' Rights and Responsibilities in Illinois.
Published: 2010
Available from: Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
PDF: http://www.state.il.us/DCFS/docs/cfs403c.pdf
Abstract: This brief is required to be given to birth parents who are using the services of an adoption agency in Illinois. It lists the general ...

Title: General Tips for Talking with Children.
Published: 2009
Available from: Delaware Office of the Child Advocate
PDF: http://courts.delaware.gov/childadvocate/training/TalkingwithKidsTips.pdf
Abstract: Intended to be used to train child advocates in Delaware, this paper discusses factors that impact a child's ability to communicate and strategies advocates can ...

To view all 6 publications and their detail click here: http://www.childwelfare.gov/cwlibrarian/index_act.cfm?topicId=11&pubMonth=01&pubYear=2012
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All of these publications are in the Child Welfare Information Gateway Library along with publications on similar child welfare topics. The Library can be searched here: http://library.childwelfare.gov/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SimpleSearchForm

Staff of Child Welfare Information Gateway (http://www.childwelfare.gov/)
A Service of the Children's Bureau, US DHHS
Child Welfare Information Gateway

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

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

Friday, February 3, 2012

Take a Moment?

A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that thousands of people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried but the kid stopped to look at the violinist.

Finally the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the top musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written,with a violin worth 3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston and the seats average $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station

Was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: 
  • Do we perceive beauty?
  • Do we stop to appreciate it? 
  • Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be: 
If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, 
how many other things are we missing?
May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
Granpa Chuck
Keeper of the web files for http://nfpcar.org