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Familiar Complaints Aired At Hearing On DCF

There are 106 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Dec 19, 2008, titled Familiar Complaints Aired At Hearing On DCF. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Trina Porter flew to Connecticut from Maryland so she could show state legislators a picture of the niece she hasn't seen in more than a year.

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Danbury, CT

#108 Jan 25, 2013
reggie from branford wrote:
DCF goes on a witch hunt because phone calls made with malice. They have no proof of wrong doing and plenty of pepole who speak good of the accused, but still insist on pushing and throwing their weight around. i think they are a shameful group and I mean GANG of thugs.They need to be investigated.
We were guaranteed,in the constitution the right to cross examine our accusers. The DCF in Connecticut violates our civil rights. For the acts of a few bad parents, the rights of thousands of families have been violated. The "lawmakers" heard some heart wrenching stories and the rights were stripped away from all families. No one is immune, I read on their website how they were going to start investigating suburbia-going out to unmask the horrible parents that were getting away from them. It was not enough to wait for calls of abuse, they advocated what sounded like an inquisition.Now it will probably get worse-since Newtown. The parent police will be out trying to prevent another shooting. Maybe the DCF was why the family was like they were to begin with,with all the guns and stuff . Did they have the "dont tread on me" flag up the pole?
family man

Danbury, CT

#109 Jan 25, 2013
autism mom wrote:
DCF is a rogue agency. It has no oversight and no accountability. The workers are poorly trained. The only people here defending DCF are DCF employees. So I would like to know from DCF employees, what kind of training have you had with respect to domestic violence? What kind of training have you had dealing with children with autism? The answer to that question is NONE. DCF hurts more people than they help. I can tell you from personal experience that I had a DCF worker state outright that she didn't believe that my child is autistic. I have three neuropsych evals diagnosis the child with autism. Not only is my child autistic, but my child has two comorbid conditions; Tourrette's and ADHD. The DCF worker was of the opinion that my son's behavioral issues were a result of my parenting skills. This DCF worker thinks that she's more qualified to make a diagnosis than the Director of Autism Specialties at Children's Hospital/Boston(who is board certified in Behavioral Pediatrics). There is absolutely no processs to get a worker removed from a case even if the worker GROSSLY negligent and has violated DCF's own protocol.
Wow, I feel so bad for you! As if you dont have enough to deal with! This need to be addressed. It sounds like,if they say you are a bad parent(and how often will they find that you are not bad)that is it. I would call your state representative and state senator and any legislators on the finance commitee. You can all ways answer the report from them(write a letter to their office to get a copy of her report under freedom of information act) with a report from the doctors you went to. That is at least documenting that they were negligent in their investigation. It looks as if they tend to attack the people who are struggling with added burdens. Bullies go after the weak in society.
family man

Danbury, CT

#110 Jan 25, 2013
Perseverance wrote:
http://www.connecticutdcfwatch .com/
Wow! Spent some time watching the videos on this sight,explains a lot. Every child taken out of the home =$$$$$ from the federal govt. If they are adopted or put in foster care -more $$$$ from federal govt. Every child taken out of their home averages 25 people in the system that make $$$$ in a paycheck every week!!!
Physical abuse 300% higher
Sexual abuse 9.6% higher
Neglect 200% higher
Medical abuse 17% higher
Death 500% higher
When kids are in DCF custody

This is really sickening. In some videos people likened these people to pure evil. People put in orders to DCF for kids that they wanted to have in Kentucky. Another (blonde haired blue eyed) woman had her 2 day old baby taken from her in the hospital.She had not done anything to the baby!I never knew how bad this was. There more videos like these on you-tube. Take some time out and see whats going on. It could be you and I next.

New Haven, CT

#111 Jan 28, 2013
to sad in danbury. i was a foster granparent to my grandson for 18 months. i believed everything dcf told me. i was o so wrong to do that.

Danbury, CT

#112 Feb 6, 2013
gette wrote:
to sad in danbury. i was a foster granparent to my grandson for 18 months. i believed everything dcf told me. i was o so wrong to do that.
Gette- Thank god you stood up and helped your grand child-was ALLOWED to help your grand child. The children are more traumatized by being taken from their families than they are by what "abuse and neglect" they receive. Being poor is a crime in Connecticut,go and try to get help and the doors slam. Will you please write more about what happened to you? Dont let these people SHAME YOU INTO SILENCE!!!-Be strong!
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Crownsville, MD

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