The foster care system in America has struggled with financial and moral maintenance for many years now. Every year thousands of children are placed into foster care for a temporary or permanent time period, and most of them are removed from their biological parents because of neglect
There is no doubt that being a child in California’s foster care system is stressful, with frequent moves between homes, exposure to abusive adults and fellow children, and unstable educational and disciplinary regimes. But, whether well-intentioned or not, many foster children in Cal
The elderly are some of the most fragile members of our society, and the ones most in need of care. Unfortunately, their vulnerability also makes them prime targets for abuse. Too often, this abuse occurs at the hands of those who are directly responsible for their care. Every year, m
Foster care abuse can take a number of forms due to the many obstacles and burdens that children in foster care have to face, generally growing up with limited means, direction, and support from caring adults who can maintain a presence in their lives. It is often up to teachers, frie
Each year, thousands of children end up in foster care, often due to neglect or abuse in their biological homes. The sad reality is that some of these children are subjected to further abuse at the hands of those who have promised to protect them and provide them with a safe shelter.
Abuse of any child is horrific, but pain inflicted on children by those meant to protect them when their biological are either unable or unwilling to do so is especially heinous. Unfortunately, stories of foster abuse aren’t new. Some of our best known and loved literature involves ch
Elder abuse is one of the most heinous crimes imaginable. It entails any sort of neglect, harm, or exploitation of someone over the age of 65 or a dependent adult who cannot adequately care for him or herself. Unfortunately, this abuse affects as many as 1 in 7 senior citizens
As beautiful as this world can be, life is not always fair, particularly for children in the foster care system. How can we possibly begin to understand the pain of a child who has lost his home due to negligence on the part of his parent(s)? To add insult to injury, that same defense
Every year, nearly half a million children in the U.S. are placed in foster homes. Typically, these children are already at a disadvantage: The county has judged that they have suffered from neglect or abuse in their former home environments. For most of these children, foster care ca
There is nothing more reprehensible than the abuse of a defenseless child, yet foster care abuse continues to be a serious issue in California. Earlier this year California Attorney General Kamala Harris rolled out a plan to better protect children, including those who landed in the s
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