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Social Services

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  • Family over foster care is still a priority in L.A. County

    Family over foster care is still a priority in L.A. County
    The Times' Feb. 5 article on child-family reunification efforts in Los Angeles County's foster care system began with a grossly misleading headline before it was later corrected: "County to end emphasis on family over foster." The headline did not at...
  • Finances of charity run by SEIU official scrutinized

    A Bay Area officer of the scandal-clouded Service Employees International Union has collected double salaries, one as a city transit worker and the other from a charity that receives much of its funding from the labor organization and corporate interests,...
  • More than 70 caseworkers lied about efforts to protect children

    More than 70 caseworkers lied about efforts to protect children
    During the past two years, more than 70 Florida child-welfare workers have been caught falsifying records -- lying about their on-the-job efforts to protect children, according to state and county records reviewed by the Orlando Sentinel. As a...
  • Need a Geriatric-Care Manager?

    Need a Geriatric-Care Manager?
    The holiday season has come and gone, but sometimes those visits with family reveal that elderly parents are more frail or more forgetful than before. Discoveries like these may suggest that it's time to consult a geriatric-care manager. When Nancy...
  • Hooked on treatment: Marylanders pay clinic millions, but diagnoses questionable

    Hooked on treatment: Marylanders pay clinic millions, but diagnoses questionable
    Kevin Brown knew he was hooked on crack cocaine. That was obvious each time he set off on another smoking binge. But Brown says he never imagined that he also suffered from a mental illness until he walked into Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. A day or...
  • Decades later, siblings finally embrace

    In the letter she left at the orphanage, Katherine Morris pleaded with social workers to treat her baby boy right. The year was 1946, and she was leaving her 1-year-old son for reasons that may never come to light. "Please give Tommy whole pasteurized...
  • Shock, but no basis for surprise

    One county supervisor expressed shock, another fired off a press release demanding an investigation. But Monday's revelations that 14 children died last year as the result of abuse or neglect despite being under the watch of child welfare authorities...
  • Family Support

    ABUSE REGISTRY FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Abuse Hotline 800-962-2873 ADOPTION MIAMI-DADE COUNTY BAPTIST CHILDRENÂ’S HOME www.fbchomes.org; Faith-based, nonprofit organization seeks stable Christian homes for children. 7748 SW 95th...
  • California voters want more state services but resist tax increases

    In the pages of one day's Times last week were two in a lengthening procession of articles explaining what happens when governments run out of money, as city and county officials across the state cut programs to save cash. Four pages earlier was the...
  • Hampton Roads foreclosures have risen at staggering rate since 2008

    Hampton Roads foreclosures have risen at staggering rate since 2008
    The number of Peninsula-area properties facing foreclosure mushroomed from 86 in 2006 to 2,735 in 2009, according to figures provided by RealtyTrac, which monitors foreclosure activity. Foreclosures have climbed at a staggering rate here and nationally...
  • Defending the defenseless

    Defending  the defenseless
    The director of a Baltimore children's advocacy center says that in the light of Sarah Foxwell's abduction and killing on the Eastern Shore, people are looking for solutions to one of society's most hot-button issues: child sexual abuse. "We can stack...