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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 4:49pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYs8toIE9fY

As an advocate and student studying health + human services this scenario is sad and I'm glad child welfare is involved.  WDYT?  Is there a break down of the system, according to her, here or is this just somebody placing the blame on others? 

 

 

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 7:00pm

I've seen this before. Someone needs to pay for her kids? lololol. Yeah, good one. YOU need to pay for them lady. YOU made the choice to get pregnant and have all of them. 

DISGUSTING

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 8:14pm

What more would you have done for her?  Calling her mentally ill really helps nobody, it just perpetuates an already pretty labeled society.

 

 

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 8:16pm

mortyswife wrote:
<p>I've seen this before. Someone needs to pay for her kids? lololol. Yeah, good one. YOU need to pay for them lady. YOU made the choice to get pregnant and have all of them. </p><p>DISGUSTING</p>

I hadn't seen this before last week when it became a visual and discussion in class.  My professor has plenty of experiences with this and worked HHS before teaching, some through internship in his very early days.

 

 

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 10:06pm

This type of person will NEVER have a long term plan for anything let alone her kids. 

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 10:20pm

If I were the judge, I would want to make sure that she had a long term plan for caring for the children before she regained custody of them, and I would have ordered frequent checks in their well-being. I would order her to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after the last arrest. And as a Christian, I'm praying for the early onset of menopause.

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 10:24pm
Well, if she can't come up with a long term plan, and agree to supervision, given her history erratic behavior I would think seriously (as a judge) about other arrangements for the minor children. Her oldest daughter is in her twenties, but the last twelve or thirteen deserve a more stable living situation. Or maybe she can get a reality show. I hear ratings are down for the Arkansas Super Breeders.
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Sun, 10-20-2013 - 7:44am

So sad.  Clearly the woman needs to be evaluated.  Maybe even institutionalized temporarily or perhaps permanently.  That could be enough for her to stop having more children.  As for the children, I can only see them being separated from each other and placed in various foster care homes.

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Sun, 10-20-2013 - 8:50am

Yea, there's no intervention that can force her to do anything though.  And jail may just be what keeps her from having more babies.  

 


 


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Sun, 10-20-2013 - 8:58am

thardy2001 wrote:
<p>So sad.  Clearly the woman needs to be evaluated.  Maybe even institutionalized temporarily or perhaps permanently.  That could be enough for her to stop having more children.  As for the children, I can only see them being separated from each other and placed in various foster care homes.</p>

It is sad, Maybe down the road they can all reunite or something.  Sadder is the lack of better arrangements too, Foster homes governed by the state are dwindling away.  Charities need to step up if they can afford to. 

 

 


 


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Sun, 10-20-2013 - 9:10am

How can you judge what amount of gratitude she should be feeling? Oh my!  Maybe she's learned over the years that you just take and take, OTOH she may have written personal thank yous to people that have donated food and clothes and such.  Slapping a mentally ill label on her solves nothing, she probably needs to bottom out and face up to responisbility like morty alluded to. 

 

 


 


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