By CCHR Int
June 23, 2011
At just 6 years of age, still grieving over the death of the only mother he’d ever known, his foster mother, Giovan Bazan received the first of many psychiatric “diagnoses” and drugs that would plague him for the next twelve years of his life. Moved from foster home to foster home, orphanages and other modes of state care, Giovan was stigmatized with a plethora of psychiatric diagnoses and drugs until the age of 18, when he could finally make his own medical decisions and quit. Now a child advocate working part time at the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) in Georgia, Giovan is on a mission: To get a full-time job with DFCS and help enact laws to combat the wholesale labeling and drugging of foster children. In the video below, Giovan tells his story and why he decided to fight back against the abuse of kids in foster care.
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Foster kids—often removed from family homes because of abuse—are further abused when they are prescribed psychotropic drugs under state care. Many of these children are on cocktails of prescribed drugs, including antipsychotics and antidepressants with documented side effects of diabetes, stroke, mania, psychosis, tumors, coma, suicide and death.
Yet, the rates with which these children are being given drugs has been increasing. The antipsychotic use rate among foster kids increased by 5.6% between 2004 and 2007 (from 11.7 percent to 12.4 percent). Another study in Pediatrics, revealed that youth in foster care covered by Medicaid insurance receive psychotropic medication at a rate more than 3 times that of Medicaid-insured youth who qualify by low family income.
Only half of state child welfare systems have a policy to review usage of these drugs, and those are weak policies at that.
The psychiatric drugging of foster kids has caused so much concern nationally that in July 2010, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) started an investigation into the use of these drugs in foster care, as they are widely used in dangerous combinations, and for so-called “off-label” uses to treat symptoms for which they have not been medically approved. The GAO is looking into the estimated hundreds of millions of dollars of fraud arising from this and is collecting and analyzing data from Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon and Texas.
In January 2008 the law office of Robert Powell won its appeal to the California 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The case finds that CPS social workers are not entitled to absolute immunity for investigatory conduct – particularly when they fabricate evidence, misrepresent evidence, and withhold exculpatory evidence. This California Appeal is a step in the direction of parental rights in their CPS cases.Click HERE
to read the opinion.
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UPDATE 5/13/08: Texas mental health professionals are speaking out against the CPS’s gestapo-like treatment of mothers and children!!!!
A couple weeks into the CPS raid on the FLDS ranch in Texas, a group of licensed professional counselors were summarily dismissed from their duties, accused by the CPS of being “too compassionate.” Isn’t it the alleged job of CPS to care for children? Then why all the concern about the contracted professional counselors actually caring about the children and mothers, you must wonder?
Read the reports from the Mental Health counselors who were contracted to provide services to the detainees. They are heart-breaking. One little boy broke from the line up and went over to a cop and said “You’re the police. Help me get my mother back. She has done nothing wrong.” The policeman could only say “I can’t do that.” Heart breaking.
There are 11 PDFs linked to from the SL Trib. article. Read them all and weep. Seriously. You will cry.
These mental health professionals stated that the CPS were awful toward the mothers and children. The mental health professionals further testified that the women were excellent mothers. They disciplined their children in kindness, not anger. They were model mothers and their children were model children, always polite, considerate, helpful.
The mental health board is now beginning an investigation of these claims. I understand that the board contains county commissioners and other elected officials. This promises to be a big deal, now that the very people charged with caring for the “prisoners” are speaking out against the CPS Gestapo.
You will see the accusations the CPS made against the mothers, dirty rotten stuff that has not come out before this. CPS agents were telling the counselors that the FLDS women had all sorts of STDs, for example (that is laughable, if it weren’t so downright nasty).
These are “must reads”. I will direct link to the PDFs here, also. You may want to right-click (ctrl-click) and “Save as” to your hard drive, so you can grab them all and read them at your leisure:
The Article: http://www.sltrib.com/ci_9238520
The testimonies of the licensed professional counselors:
(READ THEM ALL)
“This was a travesty”: http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
“This situation was a tragedy.” http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
“It was heartwrenching.” http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
“Our roles bacame… confidant and a broker.” http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
“That is a very good question.” http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
“Ashamed of being a Texan.” http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
“I often felt helpless.” http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
“Vast amounts of hypocrisy.” http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
“Even to be an observer was difficult.” http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
“This incident… is not what America or Texas stands for.” http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
“Even the simplest request was discounted.” http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
This should send chills down the spine of all parents everywhere in this country.
Texas claims, “”We’re the legal parents” and we’ll do whatever we please with them.
Texas will immunize FLDS children
By Brooke Adams
The Salt Lake Tribune
Posted: 5:09 PM- Texas authorities have asked foster
care providers to immunize every FLDS child – despite
some parents’ concerns about possible negative
The Texas Department of Family and Protective
Services sent letters to 16 group homes and shelters
this week asking them to line up shots for the
“It appears to be a totally unimmunized
population,” said Patrick Crimmins, department
spokesman. “We’re the legal parents of the children
and we would like for them to be immunized.”
Crimmins said the state requires all children in
custody to be immunized for their “health and safety.”
He said no one would be forced to get inoculations;
older children specifically would have the opportunity
to decline the shots.
A Dallas attorney called the demand “outrageous.”
“The truth is [FLDS parents] don’t kow what to
do,” said Polly R. O’Toole, who represents one child.
“They would prefer to make that decision. But they are
afraid to exercise any options out of fear they will
be perceived as uncooperative by CPS.”
Rod Parker, a Salt Lake City attorney who has
acted as a spokesman for the FLDS, said some children
have been immunized but their health records are in
Willie Jessop, an FLDS member and spokesman, said
some parents have immunized their children and some
have not. “It’s an individual decision,” he said. But
the parents “oppose forced mandates of things
happening to their children they don’t even know about.”
See also http://digg.com/health/How_To_Legally_Avoid_Unwanted_Immuniz… for info on how to legally avoid unwanted immunizations ….it’s your RIGHT
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uncovered psychiatric doctors with deplorable records working for the state’s
Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Their histories include not only grand
theft and medical malpractice, but overmedicating patients to the point of
death.In a series of outstanding articles in the Palm Beach Post,
reporter Michael Laforgia lays out the heinous trail of a still unfolding
investigation. It began with an expose that children in state custody
were receiving heavy dosages of powerful antipsychotics; in two
years, Florida bought hundreds of thousands of these tablets with no DJJ
tracking system in place to detect practitioner abuse. This led to a finding
that doctors giving the diagnoses had taken huge speaker fees or gifts from drug companies that make
antipsychotics.The Post’s newest article reveals psychiatrists working
in the juvenile justice system whose records should have barred them. “Some
psychiatrists took DJJ jobs after they were cited for breaking the law, making
grave medical missteps or violating state rules,” writes Laforgia. “Others were
hired after they were accused of overmedicating patients, sometimes fatally.
All were empowered to prescribe drugs to jailed kids as
powerful antipsychotic pills flowed freely into Florida’s homes for wayward
The full details should be seen at (http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/s…)
To summarize examples cited:
Dr. Gold Smith Dorval pleaded no contest in 2004 to a
grand theft charge after a probe found he billed Medicaid for more than $350,000
in fraudulent claims – under the pretense of providing therapy to juvenile
delinquents and foster children. No one screened Dorval’s background in 2007
before a state-contracted agency, Compass Health Systems, sent him to work at a
juvenile detention center that year. He states he was “not aware of any
wrongdoing” in accepting the job.
Dr. Charles D. Jack prescribed such powerful cocktails of antidepressants and
painkillers to a patient over a two and a half year period that she died in
2002, at age 42. Facing charges, Dack denied wrongdoing but agreed to pay a
$7000 fine and take a course on misprescribing. None of this prevented him from
working until April of this year at three privately-run juvenile treatment facilities used
by the DJJ.
Dr. Samuel McClure diagnosed an 11-year-old with ADD and
although the boy was quite small for his age, he gave him high concentrations of
antidepressants which had never been approved for children. The mother woke one
morning to find her son dead on the floor. Despite being sued in 2004 for medical
malpractice – a case settled for $500,000 – McClure worked in juvenile
treatment homes from January 2006 until June 2009.
Dr. Sohail Punjwani, another psychiatrist, conducted a drug trial on seven children in 2006, six of
whom overdosed. One slashed her wrists while hallucinating, per a later FDA
warning letter to Punjwani. He went on to work at a juvenile detention center
and then for the foster care system. In 2009 he prescribed a very potent combo
of psychoactive drugs to a 7-year old who subsequently locked himself in the
bathroom of his foster home and hanged himself. Punjwani blames his medication errors with the boy on the
Per the Palm Beach Post, records show “roughly one in eight of the
psychiatrists who have worked for DJJ in the past five years has settled a malpractice lawsuit in
Florida’s DJJ Secretary now has a probe underway into this
matter and the abuse of antipsychotics by the department. No long term studies
have ever proven these drugs safe for kids. But plenty of evidence
shows they can create heavy weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, involuntary
facial and body movements, suicidal thoughts and a life of drug dependency.
Prominent California psychiatrist
under trial for molesting boys in juvenile justice system
Another example of exploiting the most vulnerable is the once highly regarded child psychiatrist, Dr. William
Ayres is undergoing legal proceedings in San Mateo California for
accusations of molesting boys in state care, under the guise of giving medical
exams. Prosecutors say he knew these youths would hesitate to come forward and
probably wouldn’t be believed if they did.
During his forty years in practice, Ayres saw hundreds of adolescents referred by the juvenile justice
system, court-appointed attorneys and social workers. Several of these victims
have testified against him.
Ayres was a former president of the American
Academy of Adolescent and Child Psychiatry, the leading professional medical
association for child psychiatrists. In 2002 he was honored with a lifetime
achievement award for “his tireless effort to improve the lives of children and
Now 79, Ayres says he has no memory of the victims who have accused him.
State Mental Hospital Director sentenced to 248 years in prison for molesting foster kids
Yet another high profile figure in the mental health world – Claude Edward
Foulk – was sentenced in February 2011 to 248 years in prison for
molesting foster sons and other boys over a period of four decades. Reportedly,
he would threaten to return them to foster care if they didn’t comply. But some
of those victims, now grown men, went to the police.
Prior to his arrest in 2010, Foulk was the executive director of the Napa State Hospital,
California’s largest mental health facility which includes sex offenders in its
patient population. Faulk was selected to run the hospital by the Director of
the Department of Mental Health in California.
“Hey, I didn’t do anything wrong”
What’s disturbing is the diabolical lack of accountability reflected in these psychiatrists’ statements and actions.
Denying accusations, shifting blame, justifying atrocities. Equally disturbing
is how many government agencies, schools and parents blindly place children in
the hands of these pseudo-doctors. Yet they do not use blood tests, brain scans or any other
medical tests in diagnosing mental disorders and putting millions of kids worldwide on powerful drugs.
The sordid history of psychiatry’s vigorous and deceptive campaign to medicalize itself and put it on stature with other MDs
is covered in Robert Whitaker’s book released in 2010: “Anatomy of an Epidemic.”
About the author:
Monica G. Young is a human rights investigator and
educational writer with a purpose to expose the truth about the pharmaceutical
and psychiatric industries and safeguard human liberty. She encourages non-drug
alternative approaches based on healthy lifestyles and human decency. She
supports the Citizens Commission on Human Rights and like-minded groups. For
more facts and video documentaries, see cchr.org.
A former prosecuter says CPS is an official government kidnapping ring. PLEASE get involved and HELP US FIGHT BACK! If you fight human Trafficking…you are NOT fighting very hard if you aren’t looking and SEEING the truth about CPS!!! That is a fact! Learn the facts, mourn what you thought the USA stood for, and then help us fight back!!!!! What is your talent???? We need you!!!
Is a technique of perception control management, that could be used by a social service agency against an individual, to create a false representation of that individual, or create an event that does not exist, for the purpose of wrongly influencing others.
The process consists, of any number of methods or formulas already developed and borrowed from various disciplines and sub-disciplines, such as behavior science, psychological operations, psychological warfare, Platonian dialectics and nuero-linguistic programming.
Formulas and or methods are used to manage the perception of an individuals image, speech, actions, reactions, or to change and control the perception of an event to influence an intended audience, for profit.
A manufactured representation, of an individual could be fabricated and weaponized with propaganda at any time, without the knowledge of that individual.
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This is a great program to learn how to fight back in court pro se ~
By Trish Mehaffey, Reporter
Story Created: Jan 5, 2010 at 9:33 PM CDT
Story Updated: Jan 5, 2010 at 9:33 PM CDT
Nino took the 5-year-old girl for a weekend visit in November and instead of returning her to Wilbur, he kept her and filed a false sexual abuse complaint against Wilbur with the department, according to petition filed Nov. 13. Nino then signed a voluntary foster care placement agreement with DHS and the child entered foster care for two weeks.
The sexual abuse allegation was false and no child abuse investigation was filed by DHS, but the department refused to return the child until after the article about the case ran in The Gazette, Natalie Cronk, Wilbur’s attorney, said.
Cronk said DHS contacted Wilbur at that point and said her child would be returned if she signed a plan to assure the child’s safety. The plan had nothing to do with the initial allegations.
Cronk then went with Wilbur to the foster care home of Nino’s sister, who wasn’t a qualified foster parent, to take the child home after DHS couldn’t produce an order granting authority to restrain or withhold the child from her mother.
The Johnson County DHS office has retaliated against Wilbur after she took her daughter home by proceeding with a baseless investigation and has threatened additional action, the lawsuit contends.
Roger Munns, DHS spokesman, said Tuesday after reading the lawsuit that he had to consult with department officials and didn’t think he could comment.
The suit asks the court to declare the DHS policy of taking children away from their parents by obtaining signatures on voluntary foster care placement from parents with no custodial rights as a violation of Iowa law and constitutional principles.
It also asks for punitive damages against LaFauce.