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I hesitated to put this up but thought I would due to the way things fell through the cracks with this family. I've been involved in CPS cases as a school nurse so this story resonates, plus it happened nearby.

Social workers had visited home of killing suspect

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A lot of things slip through the cracks of underfunded agencies with not enough staff to handle the workload efficiently and effectively. I see it locally as well.

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I hesitated to put this up but thought I would due to the way things fell through the cracks with this family. I've been involved in CPS cases as a school nurse so this story resonates, plus it happened nearby.

Social workers had visited home of killing suspect

Thanks, thanks a lot! Way to bum me out.

My wife has a phobia with blood, guts, vomit, urine, and other things we nurses come into contact with regularly. She is a child protective social worker, the only one in the county. We have a deal. I don't tell her blood and guts stories from work, and she doesn't tell me the heart wrenching stories of the children she works with.

She is also in charge of recruiting and certifying foster families. We have become a foster family to provide respite care and short term placements. Usually just a couple days until a foster family is found. We can take up to 4 children at time, the number depends on the age and sex of the kids.

Its my normal to come home from night shift to find strange children in my house. Between my kids, their friends, and the foster kids I rarely have more than a tentative grasp of who is living with me.

I know this, I have not been successful in getting much work out of any of them.

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Oh my god. Just read an article on the condition of the 9 year old girl. Unbelievable.

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Oh my god. Just read an article on the condition of the 9 year old girl. Unbelievable.

Do you have a link?

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Most of the stories are a week old but the 9 year old was reported to have broken bones in her shoulder, broken fingers, a dislocated jaw, missing or loose teeth, and open sores. She was severely malnourished. As far as I know she is still at UC Davis in Sacramento.

This story is so convoluted; there are 12 year old twins who were found in a the couple's home in Quincy. Quincy and Redding are in the area where I live so it is a big story here.

Murder charges to be filed against couple in abused children case

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