Articles Tagged with Children

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“Fully Loaded: How America’s 10 biggest gunmakers do business,” by Josh Harkinson, Mother Jones, June 2016

Do you want to do more research?

Sample searches: see note below about how to control and limit your wildly random Internet searches:

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The Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) offers these, and other, courses for library employees:

Going to Jail: How Juvenile Books Portray the Prison Experience:

“This five week course will explore portrayals of the incarceration experience in juvenile and young adult literature. Participants will be assigned to read several books written for young people that include scenes in prison or juvenile detention facilities….

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Complaints, concerns, and questions for DHS? Can’t get an answer from department personnel?

Visit the Governor’s Advocacy Office, which includes the Department of Human Services Ombudsmen, the Children’s Ombudsman, and the DHS Client Complaint or Report of Discrimination process.

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Gallagher Blogs, July 2, 2014, post: Educating Homeless Kids:

“Nearly a quarter of homeless people are children.* Over a million children were homeless at the start of the 2010-2011 school year. And being homeless can make it tough to get an education. To address some of the problems, the McKinney- Vento Homeless Assistance Act (1987) set up the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program.

The ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty just published “Educating Children Without Housing: A Primer on Legal Requirements and Implementation Strategies for Educators, Advocates and Policymakers” …. [Link to full Gallagher Blogs post.]

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If you have or care for children, Safe Car dot gov is mandatory reading and in Oregon, so is Safe Kids Oregon.

Hat tip to this Oregon attorney’s website/blog, where I saw this blog post:
Oregon Child Endangerment Cited in Tigard Car Incident

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Oregon 2013 Senate Bill 123: Requires the Department of Human Services to adopt rules to establish Oregon Foster Children’s Bill of Rights. (Use this link if that one doesn’t work: text of the bill.)

This law will be codified in the 2013 Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) (to be published early 2014).  The law’s effective date is January 1, 2014.

You can find the official text of the session law in Chapter 515 of the 2013 Oregon Laws.

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FACT: There are no fill-in-the-blank forms to submit to the court for grandparent visitation rights!

I repeat: THERE ARE NO OFFICIAL FORMS, NO UNOFFICIAL FORMS, and NO FILL-in-the-BLANK FORMS for petitioning the court for third-party or grandparent visitation rights.

If you don’t want to believe me, read the 2012 Legal Guide for Grandparents, which also says there are no fill-in-the-blank-forms.

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A Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies,” by Anne McCracken and Mary Semel, 1998.

Two women who lost their children turned to literature when self-help, memoir, and other sources of solace didn’t fill void.

This is a heartbreaking, but beautiful collection of writings, annotated by the editors, including this one by William Wordsworth, whose daughter Catherine died at age 4:

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A Law dot com news feed article: “Skadden Associate, Herself a Rape Victim, Dives into Akin Fray,” by Brian Baxter, Am Law Daily, 8/22/12, got me wondering about Oregon’s law:

“…. Prewitt says that 31 states have not yet adopted special laws that restrict the ability of rapists to assert their custodian and visitation rights to a child born through rape. The other 19 states—Delaware, Oregon, and Pennsylvania have added protections since the publication of Prewitt’s law review article in 2010—have laws that restrict the access of rapists to the children they fathered….” [Link to full Law dot com article.]

If you search the ORS (Oregon Revised Statutes) Index, under Sex Offenses-Rape, you will be referred to these sections, which today read as follows, but please, talk to an attorney if you need legal advice!

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The “Resource Guide for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children” has a 2012 update.

To obtain a copy of the “Legal Guide for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children,” please contact AARP Oregon toll-free at (866) 554-5360, or download from the OSU Extension Service Family and Community Health website. (You can also search for it by title using a search engine of choice.)