Removing the Vail, destroying the corruption and helping true victimsof Child abuse
Here are some suggestions that could make DCFS a model for saving and helpingchildren and families.When we remove children from the time tested family system and put them into anyother system, we had better admit it is not the ideal. It is a substitute. We had better notdo it unless the original family setting cannot easily be fixed.
The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal,well-meaning but without understanding.--- Louis D. Brandeis All seems infected that the infected spy, as all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye.--- Alexander Pope
Here is a small portion of a a sworn affidavit by Mr. Howard Fishman M.E.D. M.S.W.
Excerpts taken from Child Maltreatment 2002: Key FindingsNational Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect InformationOn the Web at:nccanch.acf.hhs.gov/pubs/factsheets/canstats.cfmThe Numbers Tell the Tale . . .or Do They?by Howard Fishman
Readers of the FMSF Newsletter will not be surprised to learn that the data regardingchild maltreatment need to be parsed carefully. They are revealing both in terms of whatis included and what is omitted. Just a few of the most obvious questions raised by thesestatistics  will be discussed.It is reported that there were 2.6 million "referrals" to child welfare officials in 2002. Notmentioned is the fact that this number reflects a decrease of 500,000 reports comparedwith the 1997 data. We are not told whether this decrease indicates profoundimprovements in the parenting skills of America’s parents and, if so, who should becredited..What has not changed is the evidence of rampant child abuse hysteria. In 2002 – as in1997 --about 70% of all reports were not deemed worthy of investigation or weredetermined to be "unfounded" or "unsubstantiated." In pragmatic terms, what this meansis that two million innocent individuals or families were falsely accused in 2002. Theemotional and financial costs of these "erroneous" reports are ignored. Also unmentionedis the fact that despite laws sanctioning false reporting, such prosecutions almost never occur.