U.S. President Signs Buchanan Bill Aimed at Keeping Families TOGETHER...
...INSTEAD of Being Placed in Foster Care or Group Homes and is now a LAW
What started out as HR 253 sponsored by Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL] and co-sponsored by Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI] has now been signed into law. A giant step in the right direction and a time to make a difference.
This new law which is also known as the Family First Prevention Services Act is also bipartisan. This means both parties have come to agreement on this issue. There should be no time wasted in the usual push-pull scenarios that seem to come into play within the government bureaucracy .
“This bill makes sure that children are protected and families are not split up unnecessarily,” Buchanan said. “Our current system creates a perverse incentive to place children in foster care. Breaking up families should be a last resort.”
The bill will:
*Fund a program to address child abuse and child neglect due to substance abuse.
*Reduce wait times for children in fragile transition periods by helping states update antiquated child placement systems.
*Offer help to grandparents who are asked to care for their grandchildren.
*Provide parent training and family therapy to keep kids at home and out of the child welfare system.
Know Your Rights or You Will Lose Them
Right now there are families at risk, in danger, living in fear and suffering in turmoil at the hands of CPS and the "Family Court System". Anyone not familiar with the actions being taken against families by the CPS agencies across this country and as we have learned around the world, you can simply visit @familyprotection to learn more .
As with anything new, it takes time for the news to reach those that need it the most. This new law may not reach mainstream news and even if by chance there be mention of it, we know the story will not be ongoing to make it available to the masses. For us to reach those already in the CPS system and those that have not yet been assaulted but are vulnerable would be most likely, an impossible task.
Didn't You Get The Memo?
This is an important law and in a perfect world one would likely believe that dissemination of this new law would be a priority and a protocol would already be in place by those passing and signing off on the new law to make the information available to the public. Unfortunately, many times this is not the case. One can assume they have an expedited process in place to notify all the authorities effected by this new law, namely all Child Protective Service (CPS) agencies and the Family Court System across the nation.
Outside of the congress that passed this bill, there were more than 500 state and national child welfare organizations supporting this bill as well. Those include the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Children’s Defense Fund and the Child Welfare League of America.
I will be contacting the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Children’s Defense Fund and the Child Welfare League of America to not only thank them but to address this question in the next few days . We hope to find they have an outreach in place and if there is anything, we as individuals and/or collectively, can be doing to assist.
Any one wishing to help draft and/or have suggestions for creating a Letter of Inquiry or if you have experience in addressing issues such as this, please let me know in the comments below or CLICK HERE to find me on Discord .
There is a great deal that can now be done to undo some of the turmoil families are dealing with today. If anyone is in contact with any family now dealing with CPS in the United States or they themselves are now under the scrutiny of this agency it is a good time to notify the family lawyer of this new law as well.
This may be one of the biggest opportunities we have to utilize our experience and/or our abilities to expose and dispose of some of the most vile practices that are currently in use today. Child safety is a large part of parenting and that responsibility and right should remain with the parents as a first priority whenever possible.
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