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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/29/09 “Children Taken By the Family Courts” Handprints Albany, New York For the 1st year, the Seventh Annual Battered Mothers Custody Conference 2010, Battered Women, Abused Children, and Child Custody, A National Crisis VII: “Now That We Know, What Are We Doing About It?” is hosting the construction of children’s handprints who have been taken by the family courts. www.batteredmotherscustodyconference.org January 8th, 9th, and 10th 2010 in Albany, New York. This is a national crisis in the family courts all over the US and Mothers are losing custody….unfairly by a court system that is not protecting our children. Just imagine, a long clothesline, with mini wooden clothespins, and handprints of all sizes, representing protective mothers and their children who have been “legally kidnapped” by the family courts. We are asking Mothers who have lost physical custody of their child(ren) to create handprints to commemorate their lost child(ren). Throughout weekend of the conference, we will be providing materials and ask Mothers to add paper cut-out handprints to the clothesline. However, Mothers do NOT need to be in attendance at the conference in order to add their handprints. Please mail the handprints before Jan. 2, 2010 to: Linda Marie Sacks P.O. Box 730966 Ormond Beach, FL 32173 Questions…..call Linda Marie 386-453-3017 after Jan 2, 2010 please mail to: Dr. Mo Hannah, Chair, BMCC 2010 26 Purtell Avenue Latham NY 12110 mhannah413@aol.com 518-210-2487 Instructions: Place your child’s hands on a piece of paper, cardstock works best, trace your child’s handprints (left and right) on colored paper, cut out and write a message if you’d like and mail before the conference to Linda Marie, as she will constructing the clothesline and will have it at the conference. After the Jan. 2th date…please send to Dr. Mo Hannah. Sadly, if you cannot see your child(ren) to trace their handprints, please, trace YOUR handprints for every child you have lost to the crisis in the courts. Once the handprints are constructed, we will lend it out to individuals and organizations for promoting and publicizing the problems faced by battered mothers and children within the family court system. One day justice will prevail…..thanks to all the wonderful people who are part of the solutions to the family court crisis. Contact: Dr. Mo Hannah, Chair BMCC 2010 518-210-2487 mhannah413@aol.com or Linda Marie Sacks 386-453-3017 lindamariesacks@aol.com

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    Child Abuse Deaths in Florida

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    24/7Parent

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    Child Abuse Deaths in Florida

    Post by 24/7Parent on Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:58 am

    http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20100103/OPINION01/1030306/Our-Opinion--Child-abuse-deaths


    January 3, 2010


    Our Opinion: Child-abuse deaths

    We merely chip away at the problems


    ...About 200 children were fatally abused in Florida in 2008,
    which is a 20 percent increase over the year 2007.


    ...The Child Abuse Death Review Committee that reports on and confronts
    this societal horror is encouraged by DCF's effort to follow up
    screenings with more face-to-face assessments with families, offering
    help before a full-scale investigation might be required.


    The reports say quite bluntly that unemployed men between 18 and 30
    who watch children while the mother is at work are the most common
    abusers.
    Their rage is triggered by crying, toilet training and feeding
    and in many of the cases the males aren't the biological fathers, and
    that contributes to their inability to cope.


    DCF Secretary George Sheldon told the Associated Press last week
    that he is increasingly persuaded that substance abuse and mental
    health issues are at the root of much domestic abuse and caseworkers
    are being educated to better recognize and deal with the symptoms
    before they escalate.


    Reviews by the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform affirm
    the high risk of working mothers leaving children "with unsuitable
    young men — in other words, unemployed boyfriends."
    But it says that
    the only "solution" is to educate parents concerning the importance of
    making informed choices in their selection of so-called babysitters.


    The conundrum only gets worse because many of these moms don't have
    much choice; they must go to work or lose their jobs and then be
    evicted; they will have their children taken away or endangered if they
    are left alone or with that boyfriend who isn't trustworthy....

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