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Friday
Feb172017

Thank you for the donation!

Many thanks to Bankwell for the generous $2500 donation to CAC to support volunteer advocacy for abused or neglected children in SW Connecticut.  Bankwell is a proud sponsor of CAC’s upcoming Love Luncheon, May 9, 2017.

 

Pictured in photo (L-R): Heidi DeWyngaert Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer at Bankwell making donation to CAC Board Member and Co-Founder, Nancy Rebold, and CAC Executive Director, Stacey Sobel

Friday
Oct212016

Almost a Half Million Children Are in the Foster Care System

Over 400,000 children are in the foster care system. The initial goal is to reunite them with birth families or relatives if appropriate, but that's not always the case. At least 100,000 kids don't qualify for reunion, most often because their parents' rights have been terminated. Here's a look at the state of foster care in America today:

 

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Tuesday
Oct042016

Child Advocate: Near Death of Toddler Points To Systemic Problems in DCF’s Kinship Foster Placements


The “near-death from starvation and abuse” of a toddler points to systemic issues with some of the state’s recently touted kinship foster placements, according to a report released today by the state Child Advocate’s office.

Child Advocate Sarah Eagan reported Tuesday that DCF placed Dylan (a pseudonym), who was then 13 months old, with his mother’s cousin, Crystal Magee, and her husband, Donald Magee, in Groton. The couple had no income aside from state disability and food stamps, and both had health issues, according to the report.

 

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Tuesday
Oct042016

Child Advocate: Near Death of Toddler Points To Systemic Problems in DCF’s Kinship Foster Placements

Report issued today by CT Office of Child Advocate about tragic near-death of toddler demonstrates how a CAC Volunteer Advocate could have played a crucial role in advocating for this child's best interests.

If a CAC Volunteer Advocate had been assigned to this case, the volunteer would have visited the toddler at least monthly, and would have worked collaboratively to share timely updates about the child with DCF and the child's attorney.

Tuesday
Sep132016

Long Island Abuse Case Reveals Risks of Out-of-State Foster Care

The website features photographs and short biographies of children, some with special needs. Choices can be narrowed by gender, age, race and ethnicity.

The State of Washington turns to sites, like the Washington Adoption Resource Exchange, to help find adoptive parents for children. The state’s goal is to keep the children near family and familiar surroundings, but if officials cannot find a suitable match, they consider homes out of state — even across the country in New York.

 

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