This is Article Appeared in the Palm Bach Post This Morning Pay Particular Attention to the Next to Last Sentence


Report: 200 Child Abuse Deaths In Fla. In 2008
Experts Say Sour Economy Correlates To Increases In Abuse
POSTED: 8:21 am EST December 30, 2009
UPDATED: 8:36 am EST December 30, 2009

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — About 200 children were fatally abused in Florida in 2008, a substantial increase from past years as unemployment rates and drug use also increased in the state.

According to a report from the State Child Abuse Death Review Committee obtained by The Associated Press, an estimated 465 deaths were reported to the Florida Abuse Hotline in 2008. Of those, 201 were verified as child abuse or neglect.

About 163 children died from child abuse or neglect in 2007, the report said.

Experts told The Associated Press that a sour economy often correlates to increases in child abuse.

Thirteen children in state care died from child abuse in 2009.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed

This article appeared in the Palm Beach Post this morning. Thirteen children died from Child Abuse while in the foster care system in 2009. They use the exucse that the economy caused it. It is not the economy stupid. It is the fact that CPS think they are the moral police. Who is to say that these same children might not have died at the hands of foster parents if they had been allowed to stay with their parents and given a hand up not a hand out.

It is not up to the state to take and raise our children. When we lose one child to abuse whether in it’s natural home or a foster or group home that is one child to many. We are losing our future. We are losing the family structure. We are losing our children. CPS is as much at fault as anything else.

About yvonnemason

Background:  The eldest of five children, Yvonne was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in East Point, Georgia, she moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she currently makes her home.  Licensed bounty hunter for the state of Georgia. Education:  After a 34 year absence, returned to college in 2004. Graduated with honors in Criminal Justice with an Associate’s degree from Lanier Technical College in 2006. Awards:  Nominated for the prestigious GOAL award in 2005 which encompasses all of the technical colleges. This award is based not only on excellence in academics but also leadership, positive attitude and the willingness to excel in one’s major. Affiliations:  Beta Sigma Phi Sorority  Member of The Florida Writer’s Association – Group Leader for St Lucie County The Dream:  Since learning to write at the age of five, Yvonne has wanted to be an author. She wrote her first novel Stan’s Story beginning in 1974 and completed it in 2006. Publication seemed impossible as rejections grew to 10 years. Determined, she continued adding to the story until her dream came true in 2006. The Inspiration:  Yvonne’s brother Stan has been her inspiration and hero in every facet of her life. He was stricken with Encephalitis at the tender age of nine months. He has defied every roadblock placed in his way and has been the driving force in every one of her accomplishments. He is the one who taught her never to give up The Author: Yvonne is currently the author of several novels, including:  Stan’s Story- the true story of her brother’s accomplishments, it has been compared to the style of Capote, and is currently being rewritten with new information for re-release.  Tangled Minds - a riveting story about a young girl’s bad decision and how it taints everyone’s life around her yet still manages to show that hope is always possible. This novel has been compared to the writing of Steinbeck and is currently being written as a screenplay. This novel will be re-released by Kerlak Publishing in 2009  Brilliant Insanity – released by Kerlak Publishing October 2008  Silent Scream – Released by Lulu.com October 2008- Slated to be made into a movie Yvonne’s Philosophy in Life - “Pay it Forward”: “In this life we all have been helped by others to attain our dreams and goals. We cannot pay it back but what we can do is ‘pay it forward’. It is a simple
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