child welfare

Former DCS worker accused of neglect, failure to report child abuse – Foster Parents Article

A former Indiana Department of Child Services worker and a former Indiana Department of Correction employee are behind bars accused of neglect and failure to report child abuse. Jennifer Elaine Hoover, 58, and her husband, Jimmy Joe Hoover, 63, are being detained at the Madison County Jail. Magistrate Judge Jason Childers granted a 72-hour continuance for formal charges to be filed after the couple was arrested on suspicion of Level 6 felony child neglect of a dependent, Level 6 felony…

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Foster Care Alumni of America Remembers George Sheldon – Foster Parents Article

04 Sep FCAA Remembers George Sheldon   Mr. George Sheldon, President/CEO at Our Kids of Miami-Dade and Monroe, Inc. Foster Care Alumni of America (FCAA), is the national voice for over 400,000 children living in foster care and nearly 12 million alumni, including 19 state chapters.  We honor and mourn the loss of George Sheldon, who passed suddenly on August 23, 2018. George Sheldon was a leader in creating child welfare programs and systems that were sensitive to the needs…

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FCAA Board of Director Policy Statement: Adherholt Amendment – Foster Parents Article

16 Jul FCAA: Policy Statement on Aderholt Amendment Background:  The FCAA National Board of Directors is composed of a diverse group of professionals who have a wide variety of previous exposure to, and life experiences within, the child welfare system, including foster care. Based on our professional and personal experiences, we are in opposition to the  “license to discriminate” against children, youth, and families according to moral and religious reasons outlined in the Aderholt Amendment. We are also in opposition…

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FCAA Member Builds Foster Awareness Through Pageant Platform – Foster Parents Article

14 Jul FCAA Member Builds Foster Awareness Through Pageant Platform On July 29th, Jamerika will compete for the National Ms. USA Ambassador title in Tampa, FL. I first learned about pageants from watching Miss America. I admired the sparkly gowns, polished on-stage answers and bright stage lights. I too felt like I could be the next Miss America. However once the telecast was over, so was my daydream of being in a pageant. I was five-years-old when I went into foster…

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FCAA Policy Statement Regarding Immigration Families – Foster Parents Article

28 Jun FCAA Policy Statement on Immigration Families   Background:  The FCAA National Board of Directors is composed of a diverse group of professionals who have a wide variety of previous exposure to and life experiences within the child welfare system including foster care. Based on our professional and personal experiences we take a stand on the forced separation of children from families at the southern US border.   We’ve recently witnessed thousands of babies, children and teens separated from…

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