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Month: September 2018

Lynn woman indicted in connection with child trafficking at Saugus group home – Daily Item

Lynn woman indicted in connection with child trafficking at Saugus group home – Daily Item

Local Crime, News A Lynn woman has been charged in connection with trafficking a minor from the Department of Children and Families (DCF) financed group home in Saugus that employed her. After a five-month investigation, Ashley Goodrich was indicted on Thursday by a Statewide Grand Jury, according to a press release from Attorney General Maura Healey’s office. The 27-year-old faces four counts of trafficking a minor for sexual servitude, deriving support from prostitution of a minor, and four…

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New Federal Statute to Encourage Keeping Kids Out of Foster Care

New Federal Statute to Encourage Keeping Kids Out of Foster Care

September 28, 2018 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Will wonders never cease? As part of the recent short-term spending plan recently passed by Congress, the Family First Prevention Services Act appears to make progress in combatting states’ tendency to take children from parents, place them in foster care and then have them adopted. That of course came about as a result of the 1998 passage of the Adoption and Safe Families Act that allowed…

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Indiana High Court Accuses CPS of “Significant Violations of Due Process in Termination of Parental Rights”

Indiana High Court Accuses CPS of “Significant Violations of Due Process in Termination of Parental Rights”

Indiana Appeals Court judges rule that DCS is violating parents’ rights. Photo from NBC 13 Investigates. Commentary by Terri LaPointHealth Impact News Cracks are starting to be exposed in the foundation of the state-sponsored child kidnapping structure of Child “Protective” Services. Parents who have been fighting the system for their children have seen these gaping flaws all along, but for decades anyone with power to change it has turned a blind eye to their plight. Finally, it appears that the higher courts in one…

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Saugus youth worker indicted for prostituting a minor after 25 Investigates report – Boston 25 News

Saugus youth worker indicted for prostituting a minor after 25 Investigates report – Boston 25 News

Saugus youth worker indicted for prostituting a minor after 25 Investigates report BOSTON – A woman accused of selling foster kids for sex on the weekends has been indicted on charges after a Boston 25 News investigation in May.  Ashley Goodrich, 27, was indicted Thursday on charges of trafficking a minor for sexual servitude and related prostitution of a minor charges.  Related Headlines Goodrich has been accused of using runaway foster kids as prostitutes and advertising sexual servitude online while…

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The Oldham Era in Kentucky Posts Two Articles on Shared Parenting Law!

The Oldham Era in Kentucky Posts Two Articles on Shared Parenting Law!

September 27, 2018 The Oldham Era in Oldham County, Kentucky has two articles in its pages on the first in the nation shared parenting law in Kentucky. The first is an op-ed by Chair of the Kentucky Chapter Matt Hale, who had worked on the shared parenting bill since 2012. Read it here.  The second article is about the law’s roots in Oldham County, where Matt Hale is from. It is also the area where the sponsors of the bill Rep….

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Dan Deuel of NPO of Utah in the Standard Examiner: “Suicide prevention efforts should include creating positive family environments”

Dan Deuel of NPO of Utah in the Standard Examiner: “Suicide prevention efforts should include creating positive family environments”

September 27, 2018  Dan Deuel of National Parents Organization of Utah has written an op-ed in the Standard-Examiner for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month on the increased risk of suicide in divorced men and how changes in family law and parenting time could help. A highlight: “The University of California, Riverside conducted a study examining marital status and suicide. They found that the risk of suicide among divorced men was more than double that of married men. And divorced men are as much…

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Family Reunion: Bypass the Judge, Agree on Shared Parenting

Family Reunion: Bypass the Judge, Agree on Shared Parenting

September 27, 2018 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Here’s a good article about Dianna Thompson’s new organization, Family Reunion (KGET, 9/25/18). Thompson of course is one of the truly fine advocates for shared parenting, reform of paternity fraud laws and family court reform generally. She’s been at this longer than most of us and done more to raise awareness of the many issues confronting fathers, mothers and children when they take the perilous step…

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The Attempted Murder of David Mabardy

The Attempted Murder of David Mabardy

Amended 11 January 2019 Exhibit E, F Amended 27, September 2018 to include Exhibit D – Public Notice – Sent to Massachusetts Department of Internal Affairs Cambridge, Boston,  for Investigation 5-29-2018 Claimant David Michael Mabardy  (Herein The Aggrieved)  claims that U.S. state, corporation of Massachusetts, agency, Department of Children and Families, by it’s employees and other [wo]man sitting as assumed public officials did, do and continue, knowingly, willfully and intentionally without regard for Human Rights commit Attempted Murder against the Aggrieved …

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3 Ways That a Single-Parent Family Structure Can Affect a Child’s Mental Health

3 Ways That a Single-Parent Family Structure Can Affect a Child’s Mental Health

September 26, 2018 by Devin Golden, Guest Writer Many people who struggle with a mental health disorder can trace their internal struggles back to a childhood event. For some, being bullied at school can affect someone’s future mental wellness. For others, a traumatic event such as a death in the family can lead to depression or another mental illness. However, sometimes it’s not so much one singular event as it is the family structure in which a child grows up….

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It Turns Out that Getting Respect and Equality for Fathers is Easy!

It Turns Out that Getting Respect and Equality for Fathers is Easy!

September 26, 2018 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization From this article, it’s easy to see that James Millar is a sincere on the issues of paternal involvement in childcare (Huffington Post, 9/14/18).  But there’s so, so much he just doesn’t grasp. Millar understands that pop culture militates against respect for fathers. Read More…

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