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And we’ll never be able to call them liars for it again. And more reason not to support the health bill.

Buried deep in the bill, pages 837-845 with a small segment in between dealing with Native Americans, are sections about HOME VISITATION PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES which will be handled under the Department of Human Resources and CPS (DFCS for some).

models of home visitation that have demonstrated positive effects on important program-determined child and parenting outcomes,  such as reducing abuse and neglect and improving child health and development;

‘‘(ii) employ well-trained and competent staff, maintain high quality supervision, provide for ongoing training and professional development, and show strong organizational capacity to implement such a program;

‘‘(iii) establish appropriate linkages and referrals to other community resources

‘‘(iv) monitor fidelity of program implementation to ensure that services are

delivered according to the specified model; and

‘‘(v) provide parents with— ‘‘(I) knowledge of age-appropriate childdevelopment in cognitive, language, social, emotional, and motor domains (including knowledge of second language acquisition, in the case of English language learners);

‘‘(II) knowledge of realistic expectations of age-appropriate child behaviors;

‘‘(III) knowledge of health and wellness issues for children and parents;

‘‘(IV) modeling, consulting, and coaching on parenting practices;

‘‘(V) skills to interact with their child to enhance age-appropriate development;

‘‘(VI) skills to recognize and seek help for issues related to health, developmental delays, and social, emotional, and behavioral skills; and

‘‘(VII) activities designed to help parents become full partners in the education of their children;

Now add to that, this: Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA, Public Law 105-89)

Moreover, ASFA marked a fundamental change to child welfare thinking, shifting the emphasis towards children’s health and safety concerns and away from a policy of reuniting children with their birth parents without regard to prior abusiveness. As such, ASFA was considered the most sweeping change to the U.S. adoption and foster care system in some two decades. One of ASFA’s lead sponsors, Republican Senator John H. Chafee of Rhode Island, said, “We will not continue the current system of always putting the needs and rights of the biological parents first. … It’s time we recognize that some families simply cannot and should not be kept together.”

The results of  the 1997 bill has massive corruption in CPS and a setup of quotas to bring in as many federal dollars as possible, including outright theft from the fund along with a rise in children being placed foster homes and shorter times before parental rights are terminated. There are reports of children being wrongfully taken from their homes, intimidation tactics, and more. Some have bitterly posted the prices of their children such as: Under 5, blonde-haired, blue-eyed: $6000.

Following up on that claim, I came across some statistics that sort of corroborate the statement when you find that black children are more likely to spend a year or more as wards of the state before being placed whereas white children are placed much sooner, sometimes immediately depending on age.

Now, if the 1997 bill gave CPS such powers as it has employed since, how much more power will they gain with the expansion of their mandate via the health care bill? What they want, they get?

Should we say: Welcome to Eugenics? Along with rationing for old people we have CPS at the forefront in home visitations to young families. Parents mean nothing when there’s money at stake. And these are the people who will be in charge of the HOME VISITATION  PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES. Nice huh? I have said before that the health care bill is more about control than the title of the bill implies.

September 2009


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