An opioid crisis strains foster care, states aren’t tracking the damage

This is important.  Aside from the points made in this article, I see another glaring problem.  That it the drug use is not recorded or even measured, legally then parents afterwards can claim innocence of drug use.   In the UK I think more testing is happening, there is an investigation into wrongful diagnosis http://www.transparencyproject.org.uk/police-investigating-drug-testing-lab-that-carried-out-tests-for-the-family-court/

In cases of alledged child sexual abuse, often there is no criminal case which is leading both to parents who have lost children claiming innocence, some are, some are not is the best way I can put it, having listened to many.  But it also means that the perps guilty are not dealt with, at all.   I really think this needs shaking up.   In cases where possible help the parents and keep the family together, but at least have due diligence throughout the system so that there are checks and balances.

As opioid crisis strains foster care, states aren’t tracking the damage

This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at revealnews.org and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at revealnews.org/podcast.

New Hampshire social workers are all too familiar with how opioid abuse can push children into foster care. They see it all the time.

The chain of events is often the same: After being approached by social workers, addicted parents continue to overdose or start dodging them. State officials deem the home unsafe and seek a court’s permission to remove the children.

Then comes a knock at the family’s door.

It’s a last resort, reflecting what appears to be a stark trend across the state: Since 2010, the number of child removals in which substance abuse was a factor has nearly quadrupled. The number of children entering out-of-home care has nearly doubled. And between 2012 and 2016, the number of children born drug exposed tripled.

Yet directly connecting child removals to the source of the problem is nearly impossible. That’s because in New Hampshire’s electronic child welfare database, there’s no way to specify opioids – or any other drug – as a contributing factor.

That’s also true in other states hit hard by the opioid epidemic – even where lawmakers have highlighted the issue publicly.

In May, Pennsylvania lawmakers heard testimony about how the opioid crisis is turning scores of grandparents into primary caregivers. But when asked to provide drug-specific detail on foster care placements, a Department of Human Services representative said the data “is not captured to the level of detail that encompasses the type of drug.”

In Massachusetts, where nearly 2,200 people died of opioid overdoses in 2016, child welfare advocates say “there was no time to gear up” for an opioid-linked surge in the foster care population. Between 2011 and 2016, the state saw an increase of more than 2,000 children in foster care and a total annual cost increase of nearly $68 million. But the state has no idea how many of those kids entered because of parents’ opioid use.

These gaps make the task of developing family welfare policies a guessing game, said Elissa Glucksman Hyne, a senior policy analyst at the child welfare nonprofit Children’s Rights.

“It’s hard to have enough substance abuse services for these families if we don’t have an accurate idea of how many families are actually being affected by opioid abuse,” she said.

Blame the knowledge gap on a patchwork of requirements and technologies. Caseworkers can’t always prove the presence of drugs in a home. Some have to conduct short substance abuse assessments on their own; others get help from treatment agencies. And although evidence of specific drugs often is noted in narrative reports, those details don’t end up in state or federal statistics.

The result: America’s foster care data is severely lagging behind the opioid crisis’ deadly momentum. Citing unreliable state reporting, the federal Children’s Bureau, part of the Administration for Children and Families, didn’t start publicly specifying why children were removed from parents’ custody until 2015. In a report published Nov. 30, parental drug abuse contributed to more than 92,000 removals in fiscal year 2016 – 34 percent of the nation’s total. Still, no one can say what types of drugs were involved.

State officials say tracking the problem conjures up larger questions about policy, practice and training.

“If the state were to begin requiring caseworkers to check the box for, say, opioid use, by what criteria would you instruct that worker to do so?” said Rob Johnson, a spokesman for Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services. “What she suspects? What she observes in the home? What she’s heard from relatives? Or only if corroborated by drug tests? What if there are multiple drugs? How do you develop the guiding policies and training? What happens when a new drug arrives on the scene?”

To get a clearer picture of the issue, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting submitted public records requests to a dozen states where age-adjusted rates of drug overdose deaths are the highest in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What emerged was evidence of a serious crisis with blurred contours.

In Ohio, for example, Attorney General Mike DeWine in August urged residents to become foster parents, citing a wave of kids “who enter the child welfare system because one or both of their parents are drug addicts.”

The number of children in Ohio’s system has increased steadily for years, and the annual cost of foster care has risen more than $100 million since 2011. Foster homes are full in some counties, Mother Jones reported last year. Yet no one’s sure of the exact impact opioids have had. Although caseworkers can select “drug abuse of parent” in the state’s reporting system, that total is most likely an undercount, according to a spokeswoman for the state’s Department of Job and Family Services. Plus, there’s significant variation in how such data is collected among the state’s 88 counties.

In West Virginia, more than 6,100 children were in foster care at the beginning of October – the vast majority because of parental drug abuse. And in recent years, the state has seen steady increases in the number of children in care. Yet when it comes to statewide data, there’s no mechanism for sorting by drug type. “Substance abuse” is all that gets logged, according to a representative from the Department of Health and Human Resources.

The list goes on: New Mexico, Kentucky and Utah are seeing surges in foster care placements; none can say for sure how many are due to opioid misuse.

“What we do know anecdotally is that some number are directly linked,” said Adam Pertman, founder of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency. “Because the worker sees the parent, the worker sees the circumstances and can identify the direct link. But for every one they can identify as a direct link, there’s an unknowable number that we can safely assume occur.”

In late 2017, the Associated Press took a step closer to understanding the issue in fine detail. By examining foster care statistics from the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect, journalists found a correlation between counties with higher levels of opioid prescribing and opioid death and those with higher shares of foster cases linked to drugs.

Their analysis is a good start, but it’s a half-drawn picture of a full-blown crisis. Meanwhile, social workers across the U.S. continue to voice concerns about the detail and integrity of available information.

“We have been to all but one state in the country and asked child welfare professionals if they believe these data represent the prevalence of parental substance use in their cases,” Nancy K. Young, executive director of Children and Family Futures, said in 2016 Senate testimony. “Not a single state believes these data accurately reflect their experience.”

Rather, she said, most believe they greatly understate the problem.

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The White List

Here are some recommended people and groups, working with integrity, we all make errors at times, and trust the wrong people, and as shown some very nasty and subversive tactics have been employed, as well as emotionally charged people, releasing alot of negativity online, many are very negative about the new developments.

It is fair enough, for some, so weary, so tired of being let down, so angry, that whilst perps are getting alot of money spent on their rights, and lighter sentencing, though all improving, only through pressure.  Whilst Survivors/victims have been so badly let down, for so long, but most of us know that more abuse, isn’t the answer.

Certainly i have witnessed people that are amongst groups, stirring trouble or being negative, purposefully, to bring people down, often they are also promoting the fakes, so hence, the warnings i am hoping will be shared.

Those messing with us, i believe are encouraging all the wrong sorts of actions, whilst ignoring all that are working away, whilst challenging, asserting, they keep it non abusive, which is always more effective, in the end.   We have come far.

There is alot of twisting that has gone on.  And i am hoping to help rake out the crap, so that the better people and groups can rise to the challenges right now, and people can support each other, more so, without these dangerous types that have infiltrated.

I digress, below are links to some very real people, who deserve to be supported in their endeavours, so that people can choose their path and part of the campaign,  or get help with any needs that they have, i will be adding to the list of well known, effective sites, going by the survivors recommendations, that i hear, or see.

The links below will take you direct to the websites.

 

Books coming and i will try and put it into sections too soon, but need this info cirulated, it’s an important time.

We have good reason to hope for change and without sabotage, everything within ourselves, our networks, groups, events, to encourage each other, on this journey.

Also for current projects to help right now, with young people incarcerated, or with addictions.  How long is too long………..

I spoke at a Community Forum 20 odd years ago, and piped up that we needed specialist help for CSA Survivors, the speaker glared at me, ‘No funds possible’, i said ‘Your’e already spending money on us, look at any service for the vulnerable, homeless, addicted, there are survivors who need to heal the root cause, which is not a treatable disease, the drugs just suppress us, and we didn’t cause it’,  I’ll come back to this, i met her again, down the road, i have no idea if she hated on me, cos she was a catholic, or what…..but she even told me off for wearing the wrong knickers scornfully, but, that’s another chapter.

Those that can and want to, there will be good events, where the right solutions can be found, if discussed in ways that many of us can.

 

I am tired, but will add and try again to form a comprehensive data base or directory.  I will be adding to this list, as i can.

Most will already have links to more good groups, the facebook groups Cross of Change and Join The Dots have other pages in the likes, which might be useful……I am raking out the crappy ones, please alert others, being infiltrated by them as listed, in my previous blog.  It’s not that i fuly trust the system, nor MP’s, nor all media, etc,  but we Survivors have created new opportunities, and there are many out there, wanting to help, many experienced and able, and many floundering, not knowing how.

We can help……..But the infiltrators have caused some problems and are striking some of the strongest, targetting us for ever more ridiculous and disgusting claims, whilst selling bullshit.

All of the above listed, though have good track records, longterm, and there are more out there, many more.

 

Be safe and as well as possible.

Sheva

 

 

 

 

 

Who are the saboteurs #CSA/familyneeds ~ Spot the Difference !

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2012 Now the HG Hoax leads the Survivors Rally CSA & Family court

2012 Now the HG Hoax leads the Survivors Rally CSA & Family court

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Anti child abuse rally 2013 run by Belinda Mckenzie, Maggie Tuttle, highlighting the hollie hoax.....again.

Anti child abuse rally 2013 run by Belinda Mckenzie, Maggie Tuttle, highlighting the hollie hoax…..again.

 

With oldtime campaigner now deceased. Our banner embraced all others, launched purple ribbon. 2nd Rally 1994

With oldtime campaigner now deceased. Our banner embraced all others, launched purple ribbon. 2nd Rally 1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

threats & what the hoaxes lead to

click above for recorded evidence of death threat from a follower of another case promoted by Sabine McNeill, Belinda Mckenzie and those die hard hg hoaxers…..who all also promote…..Fiona Barnett. This threat was towards Veteran Campaigner John Brown, and others downunder, caused by Fiona Barnett & David Shurter falsely accusing them as he has done also to me and others.

More info here:  The Real Deal on CSAinquiry, Royal CommissionAus

And a blacklist Below.

 

I caught Sabine McNeill up to her usual tricks, yesterday, posting the video link at bottom of page, on her ‘PunishmentwithoutCrime’ blog.

Beware Spider Sabines’ Web of Deciept & Blacklist 2.

 

I don’t recommend trying the links there, the Facebook one sent me to a fake lucy one, which had one post, an advert for Developers for WordPress, with the promise of alot of future work.

This was the last conference with Kellie Cottam’s brilliant speech, a Must Hear watch out too, for more truth from the hero herself.  That took courage, much respect.  Kellie speaking truth to belly the eliphantClick for video.

BELINDA McKENZIE Belinda & Angela Power Disney proof Belinda & Angela Power Disney Proof

So these people have certainly badgered the poor MP’s to death, though i do not include John Hemming, who i really think should make a public statement/apology, even.

These people have systematically viralised fake chosen cases, some also have supported real ones, but Hoaxtead Research, link below has evidence easily accessable, in their tabs, on all of their claims and proof is on my blog of how dire and serious the attacks on genuine CSA campaigners are becoming, if we won’t share their BS, we are called paedo supporters, or paedos, government shills, agents, etc….I hope i have managed to paint the picture clearly enough, given that the UK Rallies were co opted 2010.  With hindsight and proven by their actions since, the above list, have demonstrated these dynamics, over and over again.   Many have formed in smaller, tighter, safer groups and are working hard, achieving much, despite and in spite of them, and my list on, So now some good news will be more developed.

The rest ?  i’m really thinking they are being mullered for what’s done, or otherwise ?   yeah i wonder, too. but i do think that for the first time in history, Child Sexual Abuse is on the agenda, in Parliaments, as never before, and we need to stop the wrongun’s from misteering people.   Really unless, like me and many others, you have focussed on this issue for a long time, broadly, you wouldn’t know.  I have witnessed many genuine, vulnerable, emotional people be drawn into their net and games, if people sign the petitions sent out by Sabine’s teams, you can expect to get sudden friends and attention, and if you dare to mind, or disagree or ask the wrong question, many have been bullied, some even to suicide, and many to give up, and never want to come near social media or these issues again, worse though many have also lost their children, who might not have, if better advised.

If we listen and see what they are attempting, here are my observations, impressions and judgements, opinions:

  1. viralise ridiculous, farfetched, made up cases, allowing those who really want us to shut up to use labels that we have worked hard to dismantle, and had achieved, we still are taken more seriously, but:
  2. Frighten people away from sources of real help.  eg. Good campaigners, effective and sound, Good support groups as can be heard from David & Fiona on that interview above. 
  3. Lie and accuse us of threatening or lying, cast doubts on whether we are real survivors and attempt to trigger us.
  4. Use manipulative techniques including NLP, emotional hooks, whilst pretending that another victim has reported being bullied or threatened by one of us, that would never do so. I have written further on this, as has a linked blog, with de bunking info, my view is balanced, and i will also list some decent practitioners out there.  As well as Osteopaths, alot of bodyworkers have found that they may trigger a release of massive emotion, and with us Survivors that can be either dangerous or healing, depending on whether we can, go through that healing crisis with the right help.
  5. Create fake drama, whilst in fact as evidenced, one of their followers have indeed issued death threats
  6. Groom people to believe and support them, how on earth did Bill Maloney & Chris Fay fool so many, including MP’s.

The truth is that the reality is dramatic enough.  For a stark contrast, and a truly spiritual journey, of healing and then extending light to others, to set them free….. This is a powerful film.  I am not religious, but i do believe Jesus, existed, but has just been mis described.  A bit like a friend Kay Ebeling, stuggling, interesting Journalist, writing to survive. luckily, tho, in what sounds like a beautiful home, in North America.  I’ll add her link soon to the coming Worldwide Whitelist, forming on my notepad, Google plus, as well as adding this beautiful Dreamcatchers Foundation Film.

 

That blue list here, Blacklist, on checking a few links for new people to this case, but that are seasoned activists, campaigners, genuine about this, the signs are immediately apparnat, and is enough surely for people to warn their networks, and keep up to date as the lists grow, and the background and developments as these people are arrested, tell even more outrageous lies.   Meanwhile lets keep up the good work ! we are still more effective and there are serious challenges now.

It is important that people network effectively to build a ring of protection that people can trust, those that work with integrity will recommend others, not try to bind people to them and extort everything possible, in terms of attention, money and time.   Please don’t be afraid to change your mind, and get with the good groups, or support them.  I too, was suckered, triggered really badly, and as i can develop my personal story, i think many will be shocked, at the lengths they will go to.

For now though, i want to help people be safer from them, and understand that they are in fact, guilty of all they project and accuse people like me, the innocent people in these cases, and don’t mind bullying and abusing anyone in their way, including children.

But coming from the absolute silence, we are now in a deluge of information, it is important that those who wish to add their truth in whatever way feels comfortable, and the processes can proceed without shabby interference.

Most important is that good sites, groups etc are supported, moreso, without the saboteurs, holding as much influence as has been.

See my next blog post for good sites and more will be added, as i can.

But certainly changes are being pressured for in undeniable ways, thanks to all who have done their best to tackle the Family Court and Child Protection, Care System.

So I’m recommending, that those that the IICSAinquiry or the UKCSAPT  apply to, get involved, put your testimony or evidence forward, and it’s quite easy to use the sites.

Others Lucy is championing for a Family Support Service, and so make a clear bid for the services that would have helped you, or would now.

New Adoption policies are on the cards, so get involved to help steer it.  otherwise, get behind those that can, and leave competition at the door.

Also with the recent Panorama Report ….. well here’s a book from a Survivor with a purpose, who plans to inject all monies to help youngster in the youth institutions now.  Please support and share, he is a survivor of Meddomsley, which has been achieved by the Victims/Survivors themselves and once the inquiry is over, he will release that book, hoping it’s a happy ending, but that is up to how that goes.

Link to Amazon Shame by Phil Thomas

Evidence re All Players & Cases

Who are Saboteurs CSA/Family Needs?

Click the links above to be taken straight to the sites

So i hardly look at their tripe, but i commented just now, on Abes’ failing crappy last bit of a bog er blog…….

I doubt it will go through so i copy it here:

Damn …….Right…… i strike hard 🙂 your numbers dwindling ours andother genuine ones flourishing, it’s over. Come home and face charges of child
torture, child abuse, harrassment, cybercrime and encouraging fake
charities and scammers like Angela Power Disney, Sabine K McNeil,
Belinda Mckenzie anyway, all the truth an proof is on my blog
circulating amongst networks that have never heard of you, but certainly
know what to do with disinfo agents, trouble makers, bullies, fake
campaigners, false accusers, charity scams, and everything that you
started, enabled and encouraged….relentlessly, Thank everything that
the children are not with you, and if their father is able to prove
himself to the authorities, i hope they can settle and be safe, you have

with complete disregard, continued to abuse the children, and have no
intention of stopping. That is why you are all being stopped.

Sheva

About

Source: About

Reviewed my about page, will update more, with time.

Recently a spate of trolls have niggled and have links to a facebook group called ‘The Official Enigma….. ‘  which is linked to Chris Everard and supports or did, posting of the disgusting hampstead hoax, and therefore all of the #cybercrime #childabuse #internetbullying #harrassment #terrorising #cursing #lying #aggression #smears #sabotage #victimblame  carried out, and encouraged by some who should know better, designed to do this by #BelindaMckenzie #SabineKMcNeil #ArayaSoma #AngelaPowerDisney #AbeChristie #Ella #NeeluBerry #JohnBanks #Holliehoaxer #MalcolmKonradOlvilvy #ButlinCat #DeborahMahmoudieh #BrianGerrish etc

Cynically, as i promote Enigma’s Cross of Change Album, is this yet another attempt to overshadow, genuine networkers, and all that we do to shine light on truth, with integrity ? or just a coincidence, who knows, who cares, but people with influence on the net, better wake up, and start removing, if they want to have any credibiility left.

Since Belinda & Co planned to put chosen speakers on the platform 2010, after i had viralised the promotion of it, and encouraged many genuine survivors to come and speak, from there, they created false credibility.

Click the link to review the home page and over the next while, i intend to write more.  And it will be a bit more about solutions, and re inforcing the good networks.

 

 

BREAKING: ‘Tiny Magical Creatures’ receives harassment warning

Source: BREAKING: ‘Tiny Magical Creatures’ receives harassment warning

Click above for brilliant news, please keep reporting the viralised ‪#‎childabuse‬ videos on youtube, in the supposed ‪#‎HampsteadCoverup‬ promoted by ‪#‎CSAFakes‬ copy n paste: This video contains illegally obtained police evidence, featuring the names, faces and confidential testimonies of two vulnerable children, as well as slander against a number of innocent individuals. It is in breach of several laws as well as a High Court injunction currently in place against both YouTube and Google.

Please keep reporting the viralised videos, and accounts determined to continue to abuse children, in the guise of championing and protecting them….. Aiding in fact, those who want to still label #CSASurvivors/Victims/Whistleblowers as #Vigilantes, #Liars, and genuine campaigns as #Witchunts, whilst their teams of #trollgangs, infiltrate groups, bully, divide and derail, if possible.   Please share this amongst #child protection groups, not to get bogged down in it, but to help report & take action, to protect vulnerable people and children, so those with time to, can devote some organised efforts, to help us, rake this out of the way of the real campaign/ers, inquiries, tribunal and investigations, support groups etc…

The main people involved are shown as are their tactics, on other posts, and linked blogs.

So please, help us to get those involved, shown, shamed, named, arrested, stopped….. copy & paste this on any videos found, please under Hampstead SRA Scandal:

This video contains illegally obtained police evidence, featuring the names, faces and confidential testimonies of two vulnerable children, as well as slander against a number of innocent individuals. It is in breach of several laws as well as a High Court injunction currently in place against both YouTube and Google.

Thankyou

Sheva Burton

What you didn’t miss at the Forced Adoptions Event

Police OPERATIONS into CSA, Childrens Homes, Coverups (Archived) Useful Links

please share widely so that those wanting to can add to this, or research, or prove their truth, or educate others…………and please educate friends that still donate to the massive charities, and get them re routing to people who can do better with less. thanks

Join The Dots Campaign

Police OPERATIONS

List of code named Police Operations into CSA.

Some overlap. Some cover local areas, some Nationwide, some are EU wide or Global. All concern the UK or ROI in some way.

More info to follow….

Please share widely, so that anyone researching, or needs historic info or wants new investigations opened, or to add to any of the campaigns to help the victims, survivors working towards a FULLSTOP to child abuse and the revictimisation of its’ victims…………….please donate and encourage your friends to donate to people who are really supporting and championing, to have made this now be really looked at properly and stopped, and that people stop believing the hype for speedier adoptions, or that the system has learnt and it won,t happen again……………IT IS STILL HAPPENING.   i,m in touch with alot of parents whose past are in these reports, that instead of being helped and supported…

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