The disappearances, murders, abuse, and molestation happens in a higher rate in the State’s care, than these children experience in the homes from which they were taken by the State.
Missing Texas Children: Murder, Mayhem, Sex Abuse, and ‘Disappearing’ Children
The below quote from a page on the Texas Comptrollers website is too shocking to have been made up. “Some have died, some are missing” refers to children in the foster care system. Where are the Amber Alerts? The report continues “DPRS should intensify its efforts to find missing Texas foster children.”
If you follow the statistical trail left at the U.S. Dept of H&HS websites you will realize that well over 85% of all these children, come from single mother households. The Texas DPRS in other publications have admitted to a massive failure of any effort to locate the fathers of abused children in the sole custody of abusive mothers and the even more miniscule number of children whose fathers are even notified that there children are in the foster system.
Don Mathis told me about The Texas Comptrollers web site and the surprising information that can be found on funding. While mining that site for information on the amounts of Federal funding for different programs intruding into our private lives I found the below tragic admission of the abuses our children receive in the State’s hands. Nowhere have I seen any dollar figure associated with the location, screening and placement of children with biological fathers or the father’s family. There was mention of ‘mentor’ volunteer grandparent program.
The most dangerous place for a child is with a single sole custody mother, the next most dangerous place is with the State.
The statistically safest place for children and where they are most likely to become constructive adults is with the father. Yet there is no mention of any effort to find or notify the fathers of these abused or abandoned children.
The State will Kill or Lose our children before they will allow fathers to do what they do best, RAISE HEALTHY CHILDREN INTO HEALTHY ADULTS.
The Texas Comptrollers web site where these quotes are found is http://www.window.state.tx.us/forgottenchildren/progress/summ.html
The below is taken verbatem from that website (emphasis added):
Ensure the Health and Safety of All Foster Children
Many Texas foster children are reportedly being neglected or abused—some by their caregivers, some by other children. Some have died and others are missing. Still others who are medically fragile or mentally retarded may not be receiving proper care.
DPRS should take decisive steps to stop the abuse and neglect of Texas foster children.
The agency currently places sexual predators and children with violent criminal histories alongside other foster children. This practice must stop.
All child-on-child abuse must be reported and tracked, and all complaints and allegations should be thoroughly investigated.
DPRS should obtain FBI criminal history checks for all adults who work with foster children, and all such checks should be complete before these persons begin work. Foster caregivers should test their employees for drug use, and DPRS should consider requiring psychological testing of caregivers.
Many foster children receive psychotropic medications, sometimes in disturbing amounts and combinations. The Health and Human Services Commission should create a review team to examine the diagnostic services, medication, treatment and therapy delivered to Texas foster children. This team also should develop a best-practices manual for the appropriate use of medications.
Medical “passports” documenting medical and therapeutic treatment as well as all medications being administered should accompany each foster child to all foster homes and medical appointments.
More than a thousand Texas foster children are considered medically fragile and nearly 3,000 have mental retardation. DPRS should improve the assessments and services provided to medically fragile foster children and create a Medicaid catastrophic case management program to guide their care in an efficient and effective way. Children with mental retardation should be identified properly and their services coordinated with the appropriate health and human service agencies.
DPRS should require foster caregivers to use appropriate behavior management systems that incorporate safe personal restraints. All foster child deaths should be investigated thoroughly.
DPRS should intensify its efforts to find missing Texas foster children. As part of this effort, the agency should develop a Web site providing the public with information about these children.
Provide a Brighter Future for Foster Children
The problems of foster children do not end when they reach adulthood. Studies have repeatedly shown that foster children are prone to poor educational attainment, homelessness, criminal behavior, drug addiction, mental illness and health problems.
Texas should do everything it can to help these children make a successful transition to adult living. “
Posted by thepatriotdad on January 12, 2008
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