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Lawndale, NC

#1 Nov 27, 2010
everyone come here to post the wrong doings of DSS child services. This was started on the topic about Zahrs and though it was fitting that DSS didn't do their job with Zahra's concern I felt we should move it to its own thread.

Since: Oct 10

Lenoir

#2 Nov 27, 2010
I can understand the frustration, but nobody could have predicted what happened to Zahra.

DSS workers have also saved many children, but you never hear of that. I remember a few years back where I watched a woman beating her child inside a car, I followed the car and called police, I followed up with DSS and DSS followed through, they did a surprise visit and found abuse to be there and the child was removed.

There are good and bad stories about everyone. Instead of bashing people, maybe we should try to help.

It is like when people blame the Sheriff for a fool that shoots a Deputy.
caldwell guy

United States

#3 Nov 27, 2010
I love these posts=If DSS removes some child or if a criminal is arrested by law enforcement, they get jumped for being overzealous, if they do not arrest or remove someone they are not doing their job. I think some posters have run afoul of the system in the past and just enjoy the heck out of seeing anyone that has to try to enforce the laws of anykind suffer. FYI i hear 1 DSS worker and 1 Supervisor may already have been terminated. I understand the state has and is reviewing what happened.
Let us not forget the main culprits are the step mom and the father. The ultimate blame rests with them.
Let us also remember that this county is overwhelmed with poverty, abuse, drugs and sheer insanity. There are dozens of potential Baker cases out there and some may be your neighbors or family. We all have a responsibility in these cases when we can intervene.The sheer numbers of substance abusers and the mentally ill will mean without a doubt this type behavior will continue despite anyone's efforts. We still have to try however to improve this. Also FYI I bet more kids will be taken to foster care out of reaction to this and removed from the home that would not have been 6 months ago.
county worker

United States

#4 Nov 27, 2010
this is true.there has been a dss cps worker terminated and a supervisor, 6 complaints of domestic violence and abuse to this child was reported witin a two month period. well we see what dss did. NOTHING and this child is dead caldwell county dss is the sorriest county and has the worst cps workers in this county.half of the cps workers are dikes, drug addicts,drunks, and bar hoppers. no wonder these kids are getting killed caldwell dss needs to be gone through and fire every cps worker that ever had a report on this child and held accountable for what happened to zahra. caldwell dss and cps service you suck
court

Lawndale, NC

#5 Nov 27, 2010
county worker wrote:
this is true.there has been a dss cps worker terminated and a supervisor, 6 complaints of domestic violence and abuse to this child was reported witin a two month period. well we see what dss did. NOTHING and this child is dead caldwell county dss is the sorriest county and has the worst cps workers in this county.half of the cps workers are dikes, drug addicts,drunks, and bar hoppers. no wonder these kids are getting killed caldwell dss needs to be gone through and fire every cps worker that ever had a report on this child and held accountable for what happened to zahra. caldwell dss and cps service you suck
county worker, How do you know this I assume you know this personally as I haven't seen it in any papers? Who got fired? Please tell us what you can without comprimising yourself. I assume you don't work for this county but may have at one point and seen how it sucks.
agree with u

Lenoir, NC

#6 Dec 3, 2010
county worker wrote:
this is true.there has been a dss cps worker terminated and a supervisor, 6 complaints of domestic violence and abuse to this child was reported witin a two month period. well we see what dss did. NOTHING and this child is dead caldwell county dss is the sorriest county and has the worst cps workers in this county.half of the cps workers are dikes, drug addicts,drunks, and bar hoppers. no wonder these kids are getting killed caldwell dss needs to be gone through and fire every cps worker that ever had a report on this child and held accountable for what happened to zahra. caldwell dss and cps service you suck
I agree with you 100%! I know for a fact that most of the cps "teams" are more party driven than anything else! All thats on their minds is whos having the party this weekend or who will be the dd. My sister-in-laws one of them! Go to the hickory tap room, her and her entire team will be there like clockwork! For the most part they will be there drinking'em up with the lawyers and even some of the judges. Its nothing to see them with keys in hand ready to drive off after a night of drinking. Blowing off steam with a nightcap is one thing, being a total hypocrite and not practicing what they preach is another! I went out with them one night and could not believe what I was seeing, I ended up calling my husband to pick me up because it was just too much! So yes i do agree that dss failed this poor little girl, it is a shame and should of never happened! They need to go in and clean house, because it has become a total "frat" house of middle age party girls, who think just cause their drinking all nite with the judges they are above the law! Its so sad this happened, but i hate to say I saw it coming, its been yrs in the making! Lets just hope no other child has to pay such a heavy price for the slack ass drunks we call our dss cps workers!
carolinaflower

Lenoir, NC

#7 Dec 4, 2010
agree with u wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with you 100%! I know for a fact that most of the cps "teams" are more party driven than anything else! All thats on their minds is whos having the party this weekend or who will be the dd. My sister-in-laws one of them! Go to the hickory tap room, her and her entire team will be there like clockwork! For the most part they will be there drinking'em up with the lawyers and even some of the judges. Its nothing to see them with keys in hand ready to drive off after a night of drinking. Blowing off steam with a nightcap is one thing, being a total hypocrite and not practicing what they preach is another! I went out with them one night and could not believe what I was seeing, I ended up calling my husband to pick me up because it was just too much! So yes i do agree that dss failed this poor little girl, it is a shame and should of never happened! They need to go in and clean house, because it has become a total "frat" house of middle age party girls, who think just cause their drinking all nite with the judges they are above the law! Its so sad this happened, but i hate to say I saw it coming, its been yrs in the making! Lets just hope no other child has to pay such a heavy price for the slack ass drunks we call our dss cps workers!
I agree, and feel if something is'nt done more children may also be in danger!This should serve as a wake up call and this kinda thing is unacceptable, the children of caldwell co deserves better care than cps is offering!
Kommissar

Lenoir, NC

#8 Dec 7, 2010
county worker wrote:
this is true.there has been a dss cps worker terminated and a supervisor, 6 complaints of domestic violence and abuse to this child was reported witin a two month period. well we see what dss did. NOTHING and this child is dead caldwell county dss is the sorriest county and has the worst cps workers in this county.half of the cps workers are dikes, drug addicts,drunks, and bar hoppers. no wonder these kids are getting killed caldwell dss needs to be gone through and fire every cps worker that ever had a report on this child and held accountable for what happened to zahra. caldwell dss and cps service you suck
You can tell this is no county worker. If this is what their application/resume looked like, it would have been tossed to the side.
dss watcher

United States

#9 Dec 7, 2010
dss in caldwell county is a pure menus to our poverty level and society, drugs are in damn near every home of some kind. and we are over whelmed with needle junkies now. people forging precriptions who have kids at home, just an example. i know the entire damn cps teams and how they let kids with needs fall through the cracks, then there are those who really dont need the help get taken away. well i agree that this childs life may could have been spared if dss cps worker's had sobered up taken the straw out of the nose and needle from that arm and helped the child not believed the crazy step mothers lies. a school teacher even reported this to dss and not one damn thing was done. an extensive enternal investigation should be done on every single cps worker at caldwell county's multi billion dollar building. want drug!! walk in make buddies with them, trust me, bird's of a feather all flock together,now don't they dss, poor pitiful disgusting dss.
smiley9086

Hilton Head Island, SC

#10 Dec 13, 2010
court wrote:
<quoted text>
county worker, How do you know this I assume you know this personally as I haven't seen it in any papers? Who got fired? Please tell us what you can without comprimising yourself. I assume you don't work for this county but may have at one point and seen how it sucks.
Well, I have a personal friend who works at Caldwell County CPS and she has confirmed that Rebecca Herring, who is a cps supervisor and a worker on her team have both been fired for not doing their jobs correctly and also gov't officials came in and made four other cps workers stop what they were doing and made them leave for two weeks while they investigated adn looked into their files.....this information came from a Caldwell county dss employee, so its legitimate info.....yes, CPS in Caldwell COunty is HORRIBLE...I personally have a facebook page called FIGHT CPS and I have been personally contacted by over 40 families that I went to school with at South Caldwell High and cps has taken their kids for no good reason....now i know there are children who do need to be removed but I know when CPS in Caldwell took 14 children away from various family members in my family, something wasn't right......out of those 14 children, four children were mine......DSS was contacted by my SO CALLED FRIENDS who always wanted my children...I proved all their allegations to be false, never failed a drug screen in four years, completed all assessments, counseling, parenting classes, and more and still haven't gotten my children returned....something needs to be done about cps and its great that they are finally being investigated and maybe things will change in Caldwell County....I have the attorney general involved in my case, so its just a matter of time....
Enough

Gaffney, SC

#11 Dec 14, 2010
Someone should investigate the connection between Caldwell Co CPS and child support and the million dollar club the support divison has going on. Zahra wasn't a money maker, she would have been sent back to Aust. and that would have cost money not made money.
fire them all

Lenoir, NC

#12 Dec 19, 2010
Lets just say the only time I was ever kicked out of a beach house was when I went to Savannah with a group of caldwell cps workers. It was a bachlorette party of one of my sisters coworkers. I have never been a partyer my self so I thought, wow we will have a relaxing beach trip and who better to go with but a group of professional women. Was I wrong! These people did things that I didn't even see happen in college. Not only was there booze, any and every drug you could imagine. It was so wild the police showed up twice, and the next morning the home owners kicked all 13 or so of us out. In a way I was relieved cause if all that happened on the first night I couldnt imagine what else they had in store for the rest of the weekend! So yes I agree 150% with the comment that these people are party driven and they all are complete hypocrites! I know what they do on their time off is their own business, but if the are true to their careers they wouldnt be acting like a bunch of wild trashy kids on spring break or senior week. I wouldnt of trusted any of those women with my animals let alone with the children in need of caldwell co. In my opinion they all should be fired, and there should be rules on what they can or can not do even during their time off. They all need to practice what they preach, my sister included!
Just Wondering

Bostic, NC

#13 Dec 20, 2010
Wow! The sad part is, it seems that it's easier for DSS to make mountains out of molehills, than to deal with the obvious mountains.
caldwell guy

United States

#15 Dec 21, 2010
Again county residents want things both ways. The title says stop DSS but the complaints are that DSS did nothing.
Lets tell it straight. This county pays DSS , law enforcement, teachers (notice all these jobs have to have a college degree) far less than Hickory, and metro areas. My pappy always said you get what you pay for. There is a lot of resentment, don't try to deny it in this county of anyone with a degree because in most cases they are some of the only ones working now. I hear it all the time. I will put medical and clergy in this group too. We choose due to the economy to pay less in this county, a correlating effect is that you may as a county be stuck with those employees with less than stellar skills.

Hopefully the state will continue the probe into the DSS wrongs, but remember whether you are complainng about anyone in this county, we do get what we pay for and you are not going to have it both ways.
CITZEN FOR REPLACING GOV

Morganton, NC

#16 Dec 21, 2010
The problem with DSS or their crook democrat twins so called law enforcement and brother crook judges thier bad and corruption far out weigh what if any good they do so it is with any division any county of the above departments in NC
caldwell guy

United States

#17 Dec 21, 2010
Well "citzen" if you think anarchy would be a great thing, visit Somalia or Afghanistan for awhile.
I often wondered growing up what this county would be like if the lawbreakers outnumbered the law abiding. Not a great picture i am sure.
hootnanny

Hudson, NC

#18 Dec 23, 2010
Most of the posts on here are correct,,,I got the distinct pleasure of sitting in court the other Wednesday and watched the judges, attorneys, and the DSS social workers "put on a show" because that is exactly what it was. The judge didn't half listen and looked like he was asleep some of the time. The social workers and the attorneys smiled and waved and were all so relaxed to be in a court room together. The judge NEVER ruled in favor of anyone except for DSS. It was a sad show to watch. I don't even know why they waste the tax payers money becuse nothing happens except what DSS wants to happen. As I said I was there and not because a child was taken I was actually on the other side, but it was still a waste of time for anyone being there. They do need to do away with any kind of court proceedings involving DSS and the attorneys in Caldwell County because you are not getting a fair hearing. SAD SAD SAD. Remember ,to the social workers, it is a JOB, and who don't do what they can to make their job easier......???? You may want to believe they have a heart for the job but that is exactly what they don't have is a heart....These kids are just part of their everyday job...They are not qualified to make life decisions for anyone. They need to fire some social workers and hire some physiologists, at least they are trained to understand why people act the way they do.
caldwell guy

Eutawville, SC

#19 Dec 23, 2010
I am not sure what a physiologist is, maybe you mean a psychologist. If the county will not pay for anything but green social workers right out of college with no life experience i can assure you the county will not fire social workers and pay psychologists.
New River mental health has been without a lead psych doctor until recently and had to try extremely hard to get one position filled.
Few professionals, and let me qualify and say top tier professionals will come to this county to work public or private due to the pay scale, the massive social problems and lack of overall amenities. Sad but true. The turnover is medical doctors in this county is pretty bad too.
pointy fingerz

Lenoir, NC

#20 Dec 23, 2010
When does personal responsibility and accountability enter into any situation involved with CPS/APS? When will parents take responsibility for bringing children into this world? I know of a situation right now of a person who is in the DSS system because of behavior that the parents allowed. The parents are now acting a fool over a sitation that they have known was coming for years. There are times that DSS works and it works like it should.

Realistically, people can't let their kids run wild, but likewise they shouldn't do things like was done to Zahra. There is a place in the middle that is the healthy way for children to be raised.
Discipline is necessary, but here in this county, it seems that people equate discipline and abuse as the same thing. It's not.

There is no use in pointing fingers. Each of us need to take responsibility for our own actions in this world. That is what being a citizen is all about.
hootnanny

Charlotte, NC

#21 Dec 23, 2010
ooops,,I misspelled psychologist,,sorry,,
I really think that most of the time DSS takes kids out of harmful situtations, but I also think that alot of the times DSS gives up hope on the parents..It is easier for them to adopt these kids out than to really put effort into helping the parents reform. When they take the kids they have a "team" meeting and come up with a so called "plan" for the parents and they present this plan to the judge, he rules on it and then they tell the parents what they have to do, most of the time that is the end of the help DSS offers the parents. They tell them what to do then they sit back and see if the parents do what they were told. Yeah, usually the parents fail,,and DSS knows they will. Why can't they put alittle more effort into helping the parents and alittle less into seeing how quickly they can adopt these kids out.

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