foster care

New England News
6:34 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Berkshire Residents Share Human Services Concerns with Committee

Berkshire residents voice their concerns regarding human services needs to Massachusetts' Joint Committee on Children, Families & Persons with Disabilities in Pittsfield City Hall.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The Massachusetts Joint Committee on Children, Families & Persons with Disabilities was in Pittsfield today for a public hearing.

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New England News
9:00 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Trial in Mass. Foster Care Abuse Suit Begins

BOSTON (AP) — Testimony has begun in a class-action lawsuit alleging that thousands of Massachusetts children in foster care have been abused and neglected.

The first witness Tuesday was a young woman who spent years in multiple foster homes.

Lauren James said she often did not get enough to eat, was forced to scrub floors and prescribed up to five psychiatric drugs at a time.

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WAMC News
12:35 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Brian Perrotto, Pat Gagnon, and Karen Hill - The Trials and Joys of Foster Parenting

Being a foster parent can be among the most joyful, but challenging experiences. Taking in a troubled, abused child has many rewards for those who take the step and today we will learn more about foster parenting from Brian Perrotto director of foster care for Saint Catherine’s Center for Children in Albany, Pat Gagnon, a foster parent , and Karen Hill, an expert in child welfare education. Brian Perrotto begins the discussion with more about Saint Catherine’s. They spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.