Tags Child Protective Services (CPS)
Tag: Child Protective Services (CPS)
Child Protective Services has repeatedly used an endless litany of flimsy excuses to perpetrate traumatic thefts of Liz’ four children, all the while judging, blaming and shaming a low-income mother who, against all odds and multiple child abductions, with incredible courage, has kept her family together and raised four independent, intelligent and peaceful children. She is currently in court again and fears she may lose to adoption her two youngest sons forever because of their health problems caused by toxins on Treasure Island.
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.
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.