The Iowa Department of Services has recently been placed under scrutiny after the bodies of Natalie Finn and Sabrina Ray were found in the homes of their foster parents – and more recently – the conviction of two Iowa foster parents for abuse of their adoptive children. 1,095 more words
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Addressing our own ableism and fear when it comes to sex and the people with disabilities we work with
By Maria Scippa, MSW Candidate
Salem State University
As part of my coursework for my social work degree, I was asked to read some first person narratives from people with disabilities regarding sexuality. 667 more words
Group homes for vulnerable people in Ontario are a step closer to having a standardized set of regulations.
A private member’s bill from New Democrat MPP Cindy Forster of Welland passed second reading on Thursday at Queen’s Park. 394 more words
The executive director of the London-Middlesex chapter of Neighbourhood Legal Services believes a private member’s bill looking to regulate group homes is long overdue.
The death of David MacPherson, 72, in a fatal fire in London in late 2014 pushed the city to join other municipalities in introducing a bylaw on group homes in 2016 — but the province as a whole has no such legislation. 333 more words
A senior citizen down on her luck. A teenage girl with nowhere else to turn. Two people at opposite ends of life find themselves in the worst situations possible. 838 more words
To be normal is a term that many parents play to their children when they start to act up. Whether a child is throwing a tantrum or wearing cloths that are not associated to his or her biological gender to what happens when your child starts to self harm or to assault others. 166 more words