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Posts Tagged with "Child Protective Services (CPS)"

In-Home Support Services enable families to care for each other

May 8, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown proposes to eliminate In-Home Supportive Services for about 245,000 elders and people with disabilities and mental health needs, putting them at risk for institutionalization. IHSS has historically been a way for poor people to make some money caretaking for their extended families and neighbors, supporting families staying together in their homes.

The myth of the orphan – from Haiti to Hayward

February 13, 2010

Institutionally racist and classist U.S. adoption and foster care agencies, along with county-run child protective services agencies, are all established with a core mission that includes the goal to “protect” children in need, which is a good goal. But it becomes problematic when the concept of “in need” is judged through a Western, Eurocentric lens.

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