CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Local Child Protective Services director ripped own department, state in lengthy resignation letter
The director of Child Protective Services for the San Antonio area cited emotional and mental exhaustion and was sharply critical of the state’s foster care agency when stepping down from her position this summer, according to a copy of her resignation letter obtained by the KSAT 12 Defenders.
Texas foster care children exposed to sexual abuse, given wrong medication and neglected in unlicensed placements, new report says
The federal judge overseeing the decadelong lawsuit against Texas for conditions in its foster care system cut this week’s hearing short. She proposed all parties involved, including the governor, “cut to the chase” to identify solutions.
Mother charged with killing her daughter may have access to other child, attorney claims
A San Antonio mother accused of killing one of her children could have access to the other one if a local judge grants permanent custody to the father, according to an attorney representing the second child, who is 11 months old.
Foster children not forgotten despite losing ‘fairy godmother’
Since 1989, real estate agent Zenobia Coverson was a fairy godmother for children in the foster care system that she called “the forgotten children.”Throughout the year, Coverson would fill about 700 gift baskets and wrapped gifts for distribution to children in the CPS foster care program. CPS caseworker Mary Lou Rodriguez was there as the doors to The Forgotten Child storage unit were opened. Rodriguez was able to pick out gifts for children under her guidance. Eleanor Salazar, a CPS caseworker, said foster children generally don’t have high expectations for the holidays. CPS is looking for brand new gifts for children ages infant to older teenagers.
Death of toddler injured in Kerrville ruled homicide
KERRVILLE, Texas The death of a 2-year-old boy who was injured in Kerrville and taken to a San Antonio hospital last week has been ruled a homicide, an official with the Bexar County Medical Examiners Office confirmed Friday. Gideon Barideaux, who passed away Aug. 9, died from a subdural hemorrhage, an official confirmed to KSAT 12 News. Barideaux was injured in Kerrville while his mother visited her boyfriend, a source familiar with the criminal investigation confirmed. San Antonio police officials on Friday referred all questions about the case to the Kerrville Police Department, which so far has not responded to inquiries from KSAT about its investigation. A subdural hemorrhage, or brain bleed, typically occurs after a person suffers a significant head injury.
Missing 10-month old San Antonio girl found safe
SAN ANTONIO – A missing 10-month-old girl from San Antonio has been found safe. Rhiannon Sullivan is now in custody of Child Protective Services, the state agency’s spokeswoman, Mary Walker, said. There is no word on how authorities located the toddler. San Antonio police ask for help in search for missing 10-month old girlPolice issued a public appeal for the whereabouts of Rhiannon, who authorities said may have been with her biological mother. Rhiannon’s mother was recently ordered to turn her over to Child Protective Services, police said.
San Antonio police ask for help in search for missing 10-month old girl
Published: May 27, 2020, 5:01 am Updated: May 27, 2020, 8:31 amSAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing 10-month-old girl. Police are searching for Rhiannon Sullivan, who they believe may be with her biological mother. Police said Rhiannon’s mother was recently ordered to turn her over to Child Protective Services. Rhiannon has brown hair and brown eyes, and weighs about 20 pounds, police said. She has straight hair to her ears and was wearing a pink onesie.
Poverty is Complicated, a Tangle of Adverse Circumstances
Estrada is among the thousands in San Antonio who grew up disconnected from opportunity leading to a cycle of poverty that has perpetuated through generations. Editors Note Disconnected is a series about economic segregation in San Antonio. Poverty TaxPoverty is complicated, said Eric Cooper, president and CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank. It took several more weeks, and bus trips to the San Antonio Food Bank, to reinstate the benefits when the kids returned home. In a city like San Antonio, the job can be overwhelming even when the economy is good.therivardreport.com
Sabinal ISD employee accused of misconduct
Sabinal Police Department and Child Protective Services have been notified about a Sabinal Independent School District employee who has been accused of misconduct with six students. According to Sabinal ISD Superintendent Richard Grill, the allegations were reported last Thursday afternoon, students were interviewed by a female administrator and a female counselor, and parents of the reporting students were notified by 3 p.m. Friday. The accused male employee, who has been with Sabinal ISD for less than one year, has been placed on administrative leave. These steps were taken out of an abundance of caution as the safety and well-being of our students is paramount, Grill said. This investigation is ongoing, and no final conclusions have been made at this time.(The story does not continue beyond this line.)uvaldeleadernews.com
Maryland CPS puts "free-range" parents on notice
Maryland CPS puts "free-range" parents on notice Child Protective Services is accusing a couple of neglect after allowing their 10- and 6-year-old kids to walk home alone. Now, the family is fighting back and plans to appeal to keep letting their children roam free. CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the family's legal limbo.cbsnews.com