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How To Recognize Hidden Abuse In Foster Children

By Andrew Ritholz |

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 or abuse. The country has a responsibility… Read More »

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Why Are So Many California Foster Children on Antipsychotics?

By Andrew Ritholz |

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 California are subject to additional stresses of being prescribed antipsychotic medicines on… Read More »

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What Is Foster Care Abuse and How to Spot It

By Andrew Ritholz |

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, friends, community members, and… Read More »

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The Horrors of Foster Care Abuse Statistics

By Andrew Ritholz |

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. From substance… Read More »

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Literary Examples of Foster Care Abuse Over the Ages

By Andrew Ritholz |

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 children abused by the foster system or… Read More »

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How to Know It's Time to Call a Foster Care Abuse Attorney

How to Know It’s Time to Call a Foster Care Abuse Attorney

By Andrew Ritholz |

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 defenseless child… Read More »

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Are Children at High Risk of Abuse in Foster Care

Are Children at High Risk of Abuse in Foster Care

By Andrew Ritholz |

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 can be a safe home that allows… Read More »

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California Attorney General Unveils Plan to Protect Foster Care Abuse Victims

By Andrew Ritholz |

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 state’s foster care system, with the establishment of… Read More »

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A Legal Guide for Parents Whose Children Are In Foster Care

A Legal Guide for Parents Whose Children Are In Foster Care

By Andrew Ritholz |

If your child is one of the hundreds of thousands of children in the foster care system and you are concerned with their well being and/or wish to regain full custody, you may be feeling depressed and discouraged as you face the many bureaucratic obstacles that currently separate you from your child. But while… Read More »

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California Foster Care Abuse Statistics – Can They Be Trusted?

By Andrew Ritholz |

Given the bureaucracy of the foster care system and the multi-tiered nature of the system – which is largely overseen by a complex web of local, county, and state agencies and offices with limited oversight and record keeping done on the federal level – keeping track of statistics on the prevalence of abuse in… Read More »

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