Many foster children need highly specialized and individualized care. A study by the Children’s Trust Fund and Michigan State University found that 30 percent of abused children have some type of language or cognitive impairment, and 14 percent exhibit self-harm.
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would prohibit the Department of Family and Protective Services from making a finding of “abuse” or “neglect” against a parent who surrenders parental rights to get a child mental health care.
“Today is the last day I will ever see my daughter again,” said Anastasia Hernandez through tears.
AMARILLO– 31,000 children are currently in foster care in Texas and with the growing need in Amarillo groups are trying to raise awareness to find more foster parents.
It was early July 2001, and Trish Virgil was going to make a lemon meringue pie. “In our family, 12 years old meant that you get to finally learn how to make homemade pies,” she says now, smiling.
The state of affairs of psychiatry in the United States with all of it’s deceitful fraud and other abuses is shocking.
The release in late March of an alarming new report by federal investigators has confirmed in shocking new detail what has been known for years: Poor and foster care kids covered by Medicaid are being prescribed too many dangerous antipsychotic drugs at young ages for far too long — mostly without any medical justification at all.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services officials do not expect to reopen investigations into any of the pervious complaints filed against a couple accused of sexually abusing two foster children, officials said.Officials said that if new evidence is presented, they may open a new investigation.
EL PASO, Texas -El Paso Police accuse a couple who run a foster home of sexually abusing two children who were in their care.
Decisions made by Texas lawmakers this week could impact the future and safety of thousands of Texas children.In 2012, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services launched a bold new initiative to improve programs for children in foster care.