Sunday, November 10, 2019

Federal Report On Child Trafficking In Foster Care - Happy Trafficking Tiny Humans Month

I have not read such Foster Care crap on some time, so allow me to enjoy a stroll down memory lane.

Ah, the Post Traumatic Fraud Tremors eerily stimulate me.

Yes, That Is Correct, Michigan Prepares Youth For Human Trafficking

Here is the synoptical overview of the entire report.

Extended Foster Care Programs. Extended foster care programs allow states to use Title IV-E funds to support foster care, adoption assistance, or relative guardianships for youth. This extra time can allow youth to build social and emotional resources as they continue to mature. At least 25 states and the District of Columbia offer extended Title IV-E foster care, as do others with state funds. Participating youth must be attending school, employed at least part time, or in programs supporting job readiness, if able. Transition Planning. Transition planning helps youth as they plan for their exit from foster care, including identifying support from caring adults and service systems. The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act strengthened the planning process by prioritizing youth participation in the transition planning process.
Structured processes to facilitate transition planning include Permanency Pacts, in which supportive adults pledge specific forms of assistance to youth, and Permanency Roundtables, a team-based approach to identifying barriers to permanency and strategies to address these. Mentoring Programs. Mentoring programs pair youth with supportive adults who offer support and guidance based on their life experiences. Youth with mentors or similar close, positive, and stable relationships have been found to have better outcomes in many life areas. Formal mentoring programs intentionally match a youth with an adult mentor while natural mentoring relationships grow from within the youth’s existing social network. Many state child welfare agencies partner with mentoring programs to pair caring adults with youth who are in, or transitioning out of, foster care.
Here  is what they omitted from the report:

This is why the report was generated:

And that is the purpose of the report:


Now, you do not have to read this crappy report.

Foster care is child trafficking.

There is no mention of parental rights.

Trump Administration Works to Reform Foster Care System

President Donald Trump’s administration announced it will ignore an Obama administration
regulation banning federal funding for religiously based child welfare providers, including foster care facilities.

Previously, these facilities couldn’t operate with federal funding if they practiced supposed religious discrimination toward groups including homosexual foster parents.

This move is the latest step in the administration’s push to improve the quality of care and reduce the number of children in the U.S. foster care system.

“Today, the administration is proposing a regulation to fulfill Trump’s promise to allow faith-based social service providers who receive HHS grants to continue serving their communities without compromising their beliefs,” a senior administration official told The Washington Times on Nov. 1, referring to the rule change.

Recently, the faith-based Michigan provider Bethany Christian Services announced that it would amend its practices to comply with the Obama-era law banning the Christian organization from refusing to place children with homosexual foster parents.

On Nov. 5, in the aftermath of Trump’s decision, a Christian provider called New Hope Family Services was allowed to remain open in New York State without being required to show compliance with the Obama-era law, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Trump’s announcement means that Christian providers such as Bethany Christian Services no longer have to adopt practices that are contrary to their beliefs.

The Epoch Times has recently reported on how non-religious foster care providers have been accused of overseeing and covering up instances of sexual assault or child prostitution, raising scrutiny of child protective services (CPS) agencies that remove children from their original biological families’ homes.

The Trump administration is also highlighting its initiative to decrease the number of children in the foster care system.

“We must strive to keep families united, wherever possible, and my Administration is working to reduce the removal of at‑risk children from their homes and familiar surroundings,” Trump stated in his proclamation on National Foster Care Month in April 2019.

“Last year, I signed into law the Family First Prevention Services Act, which is working to bolster families and keep children safely in their homes, when possible.

“This legislation gives States access to funding for evidence‑based prevention and early intervention services such as mental health therapy, family counseling, substance use and addiction treatment, and parenting classes. By allowing States to address factors, such as the opioid crisis, America’s sons and daughters are more likely to experience improved outcomes and hope for a brighter future.”

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released numbers Oct. 24 showing that the foster care child population decreased from 441,000 to 437,300 at the end of fiscal year 2019. The number of foster care children entering the system stood at 263,000 in fiscal year 2019, down from 270,000 the previous year.

While this statistical progress appears to be minimal, Trump’s Family First Prevention and Services Act—which he appended to a short-term budget bill in 2018—only went into effect on Oct. 1, 2019, peeling away financial incentives to take children out of their homes. Parental rights advocates have long cited the Clinton administration’s Adoption and Safe Families Act as the force that created financial incentives to place kids in the foster care system to await adoptions, which states benefit from financially, courtesy of the federal government.

“It is encouraging to see the first decrease since 2011 in the number of children in foster care,” Lynn Johnson, assistant secretary for children and families at HHS, said on Oct. 4. “This administration has focused on primary prevention and adoption, and we are starting to see some better results.”

“Helping families receive the care and services they need before the involvement of a child welfare agency can help prevent a child from entering foster care. I am thankful for all of the local, state and federal agencies who work hard every day to find the safest solution for our children,” Administration on Children, Youth, and Families Commissioner Elizabeth Darling said Oct. 31 in a statement provided to The Epoch Times.

HHS also highlighted its new program launched at the end of September, which creates “a five year award of nearly $25 million to nine community-based projects to help prevent child maltreatment and reduce entries into foster care,” according to the agency. HHS’s initiative includes a series of commercials encouraging the adoption of foster care children.

The Trump administration has also put out a call for public comments regarding child trafficking allegations in the U.S. foster care system.

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