This is possibly the hardest assignment I’ve had to do to date. It’s difficult to examine how much this little boy had to suffer at the hands of his father. The crimes that took place here were more than abuse. I believe that the case worker is culpable for refusing to protect the child and should have been disciplined if not charged with a crime. The mother deserved a more severe sentence for allowing this abuse to go on for so long and should have been charged as an accessory to the crime. This case did lead to outrage and sweeping legislation in the state of Washington was enacted. Most of the legislation was aimed at allowing and even mandating that child protective services make protecting the child a higher priority than keeping the family together.
Jadira Jackson is a 23 year old African American mother of two children, both female and ages 6 and 6 months. Currently, Jadira’s oldest child resides with her father in Maryland. Jadira first came to the attention of Richmond City Child Protective Services when it was reported by an in-home agency that her 6 year old daughter was the victim of severe mental abuse because she is biracial. Jadira’s second referral to Richmond City Child Protective Services was due to a domestic dispute between her and her now 6 month old daughter’s father. During the incident, it was reported that Jadira dropped her 6 month old daughter, Jasaya. Since starting services with the family, it has been discovered that Jadira has severe mental health issues that impact
The service user I chose to assess is a 17-year-old Hispanic male whose modified name is Ricardo Sanchez. I provided casework services to Ricardo for two years in my previous role as a Therapeutic Caseworker at my current workplace, the Children’s Village, a foster care agency. Ricardo was placed in foster care after he was removed from his father’s care due to verbal and physical abuse. Ricardo’s father assumed his custody after Ricardo’s mother passed over a drug overdose when he was 15. This was Ricardo’s second time in foster care. Ricardo’s first foster care experience happened when he was 10 years-old as a result of alleged physical abuse by his mother, who at the time had full custody of Ricardo. The report was made by Ricardo’s third grade teacher after noticing bruises on Ricardo’s arms. At the time, Ricardo was only in foster care for two months as
Martin Proctor, a father of two, was recently accused of abusing his baby and eight-year- old daughters, placing them in Highland District Hospital. The children then were transferred to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital later being released and put under the care of Child Protective Services and placed in foster homes. During the stay at the hospital, the children had fractures of several bones, placed into a coma after having several seizures, and doctors found evidence of previous abuse. The father is currently held on a “50,000 bond and his case will go before a jury in the upcoming weeks. (Abernathy, 2017) The major questions that are being raised regarding the children’s safety are: are the children getting the proper care to help their
On July 2, 2015, I was assigned this case to follow up. This case involves Mr. Kleot Whittman a seventeen year old juvenile male. Mr. Whittman has an extensive history for leaving without parental consent. He has a previous CHINS and probation violation cases (15-13092/15-129933/15-128777/15-127194).
Javon was placed in therapeutic foster by order of the court on October 2, 2015. His previous guardian, Ms. Terrell had sought psychological testing for Javon on numerous occasions, but never felt she was able to access the community resources and after-care appropriate help for Javon’s diagnoses. She reports not being able to obtain SSI benefits for Javon that would allow for additional treatment and supervision in the community. There is no prior involvement with the Department of Social Services or Child Protective Services.
Claireece P. Jones is female, African American. She is 16 years old. She was born and raised in Harlem, New York. She lived in low income housing with her mother. She has been sexually abused by father starting when she was 3 years old. Client’s father impregnated her at the age of 13. The client gave birth to a baby girl who has Down Syndrome. The bay i snow three and has been raised by client’s grandmother since birth. At 16 the client became impregnated again by father. Gave birth to a baby boy that has no known medical concerns in January 2017. Client moved into halfway house 4 days after giving birth. She has been living at the halfway home since she left her abusive mother. Client’s mother has attempted to
EREPORT # 19496 stated the following: Starting Monday 3/7/16, Lee County Youth Court started receiving calls from Father, Joseph Byrd and grandmother(paternal) Sandra Watson concerning returning Serenity Jade Byrd to mother, Laci Gable. The father, Joseph Byrd called this office concerned about mother, Laci Gable still using Meth. Joseph stated that he is currently in rehab at Broken Lives Ministry and is concerned about his daughter returning to Laci (Mother's)custody. Mother is also using Meth and according to father refused rehab. 3/10/16 - father, grandmother and child appeared in Court and Judge Brett placed child with grandmother, Sandra Watson. 3/11/16 - The mother, Laci Gable showed up at the Courthouse and requested a court day to
On Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at approximately 1902 hours, I responded to Division of Family and Children Services, 975 Taylor Street for a Runaway Juvenile. Upon my arrival I met with the complainant Kathy Suber. Suber advised me she is a case worker for DFACS and Tretanya Fitzerald left the location.
On May 3, 2016, I was assigned this case to follow up. This investigation involves Mr. Stanton T. Jones of Fairfax County foster care. Mr. Jones had been placed Ms. Pamela Allen (foster parent) who resides at 3642 Morgan Court, Dumfries, Virginia 22026. I made multiple attempts to make contact with Ms. Allen and was unable to leave a message.
Case management services were provided through an FTM (family team meting) in the youth’s home. Present at the meeting were WYP (Wraparound Youth Partner) Andy Ngo, WYP Vicky Tran, WPP (Wraparound Parent Partner) Shannon Ortiz, WCC (Wraparound care Coordinator) Jody Taylor, SSW (Social Services Worker) Stacey Padilla, the youth’s grandfather, the siblings, and the youth. The team went around sharing about the successes and the positives (what is working well), The youth is getting tutoring at school and in the home. The kids are doing their chores. The sisters look up to the youth as a role model. The youth does not have any behavior issue with WYP Ngo. The grandfather was at court on October 12th, 2016 to adopt the kids. The next court date
The reporter stated on 08/09/16, Tynia disclosed to her physician that at the age of 2 her 30 (+) adoptive brother raped her; it's unknown if the adoptive brother was 30 when the incident occurred or if he's 30 now. The reporter stated it's unknown if the child was in MI or LA when the abuse occurred, if she still has contact with the perpetrator, or if the abuse occurred more than once. The reporter also stated it's unknown if the incident was reported to law enforcement or DHS. According to the reporter, Ms. McWillie was aware of the incident,k but it's unknown when she became aware or if she took appropiate steps to report it to proper authorities. Ms. Miller stated Tynia has been diagnosed with ADHD, ADD, OCD, and PTSD and she has received
Identified client is 7 year old Lucy and Father Sam. Sam is a developmentally disabled male who has the learning capacity of a 7 year old. The presented problem is Sam’s ability to properly care for Lucy, given his learning disabilities and his living and work situation.
The reasonable grounds these children are need of protection are S.13 (1)(c), S.13 (1)(d), S.13 (1) (e), S.13 (1) (f), and S.13 (1) (h). For example, Cindy’s sexual abuse disclosure and Jim’s injury provide a likelihood of harm under S.13 (1)(c), S.13 (1)(e) and S.13(1)(f). Also, there is no further less disruptive measures. Both Betty Rogers and Joe Black have discontinued their previous Support Service Agreement with MCFD. For instance, Betty Rogers and Joe Black discontinued their relationship, parent counselling and harm reduction programs for their drug addiction.
Jennifer always aspired of being a mother. Jennifer has always been wheelchair bound due to cerebral palsy. In 1987, Jennifer gave birth to her son, David. David’s father, Jennifer’s boyfriend, also had a physical disability. Directly following David’s delivery, the child welfare agency indicated that Jennifer and her boyfriend could only take their son home from the hospital if they had a caregiver with him at all times. Shortly after then, Jennifer’s relationship with her boyfriend began to weaken, and domestic violence followed. Unable to manage the domestic violence, David’s live-in caregiver moved out. David was immediately place in to foster care by child welfare workers. Jennifer was then enlightened that she was pregnant again. Her second son, Jesse, was instantly removed to foster care by child welfare workers. Jennifer was granted limited supervised visits with David and Jesse while she battled with the county for custody of her children. Jennifer requested her own caregiver to help her with parenting, which was further denied by the county. Jennifer fought for many years for the parental custody of her children. Eventually, Jennifer gave up. She could not go on against the child welfare system. Despite being promised that they would stay together, David and Jesse were adopted by two different families. Jennifer was granted a supervised annual visit with each child. Despite being protected by the American Disabilities Act, mentally and physically disabled parents are placed in the “unfit parent” category along with the neglectors and