Court ordered psychiatric assessments and CAS
Psychiatry damages society and individuals
The top 7 list shocking things people don't know about the CAS:
A. The organization of the Children's Aid Society (CAS):
B. Children's Aid Society (CAS) routinely call for "psychiatric assessment" of parents to keep government money flowing to them as long as possible:
1. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) is a 567 "yes/no" test used by psychologists and Children's Aid Societies (CAS) to determine which mental illness you have as a parent. It is assumed that everyone has a mental illness. The MMPI-2 does not test if you have a mental illness, it determines which one you have!
2. "The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 2 is structured to produce false positive conclusions that anyone taking the test is afflicted with some degree of psychological problems. ... Another key science fraud element is structuring psychological testing to produce false positive conclusions that anyone responding to all items on the instrument has some psychological disorder. The central science fraud problem with psychological testing is the incorporation of numerous logical fallacies into the interpretive structure. For example, there is no set of responses a person can give to the MMPI-2 that will score zero on all the scales used to interpret responses to the instrument. The MMPI-2 is not designed to detect the presence or absence of psychological disorders, it presumes the existence of multiple psychological disorders and is only designed to identify which disorders are present. No experiment has documented that all individuals have psychological disorders that are the product of physiological disorders. The mental health professions are based on the medical model that psychological problems are the product of physiological disorders. A major reason for the ongoing science fraud in psychological testing is the failure of States to require that psychological testing and evaluators comply with Deceptive and Unconscionable Trade Practices Code. Using tests and methodology designed to falsely indicate anyone tested or evaluated has mental health problems violates such code. Medical testing labs that falsely report positive results for all persons taking a diagnostic test to sell them additional services have been prosecuted or sued by States Attorneys General." (Compendium, James Roger Brown, 2004 AD)
12. "The definition of child abuse in State Code should be amended to include the following acts: (a) Causing a child to undergo an unnecessary child abuse examination with a willful false child abuse allegation; (b) Causing a child to be wrongfully removed from parental custody; (c) Causing a child to undergo unwarranted abuse interviews; (d) Causing a child to receive therapy for trauma they have not suffered; (e) Creating false memories in children; (f) Forcing, coercing, threatening or enticing children to falsely accuse their parents or any person of child abuse or any criminal act; and (g) Teaching children to use false abuse allegations to obtain what they want." (Compendium, James Roger Brown, 2004 AD)
C. The Children's Aid Society (CAS) will bankrupt you:
D. Children's Aid Society do what they feel personally: Their opinion vs. yours.
E. The CAS is viciously anti-Christian
The CAS will kidnap your "well behaved" kids if their philosophy differs from your.
F. Children's Aid Society (CAS) workers are often unqualified being bad parents themselves by Christian standards
G. We recommend that each CAS caseworker be asked these questions:
H. Positive Parenting Approach
As a Christian and full time minister of a local church for 25 years, I see and hear countless stories in my ministry as proof of just how evil the CAS really is. I have always opposed the Children's Aid Society.
I support the immediate appointment of an ombudsman as a temporary stop gap measure, until a newly created government agency can take over the current duties of the CAS. Once the CAS is defunded by tax dollars it will be exiled into a well deserved extinction.
Remember a few years ago, when control over the Blood supply was taken away from the Red Cross and given to the government run "Canadian blood Services"? I want our children to be taken away from the CAS and given to a new government agency which is 100% under the control of the Premier of Ontario. Our children are as much our blood, as that which flows within our veins.
The CAS is arrogant, out of control, a law unto themselves, destructive to society, and openly discriminate against Christians! The problems are so extreme, the tree so rotten, that it is beyond reform and must be chopped down at the root and discarded.
Most Canadians are completely misinformed about the CAS and are shocked when they learn how they operate. If we can just educate Canadians of the shocking truth about CAS, they will rise up and demand immediate changes. This should become a major issue in the next election.
The top 5 list shocking things most Canadians don't know about the CAS:
Shock #1: The CAS is not a government agency, but a private non-profit charity like a church.
Shock #2: The 53 CAS offices in Ontario have no centralized control, but are independently owned and operated like privately owned bowling alleys in different cities. When they kidnap your kids, there is no higher authority you can appeal to than the local CAS chairman and his small group of board members.
Shock #3: Section 15 of the Child and Family Services Act, empowers each local CAS board to act as both judge and jury over how your raise your kids and can legally kidnap them, whenever they want, often based upon the personal judgments of a single individual CAS worker.
Shock #4: There is no independent outside oversight, no CAS watchdog, No CAS ombudsman, no Cabinet Minister that you can contact. They can do whatever they want and you are totally powerless, unless you resort to legal action. Even if you win in court, CAS routinely defies court orders to return children when they disagree with the judge! This is why many Ontario lawyers refer to the CAS as "The Gestapo; a law unto themselves".
Shock #5: There are major, critical differences in policy between each of 53 CAS offices in Ontario. Remember each CAS office is legally independent of the other, so in fact, they have 53 different policies, across the Province! This is an outrage! There is no uniformity or consistency with issues involving our children, in two neighboring cities.
Random Yellow pages church:
To put this into perspective, imagine this: Open the yellow pages to the church section. Close your eyes and randomly select one of the thousands of local churches in Toronto. The preacher and his board of elders of the church under your finger, are the new CAS. Their personal opinions and judgments relating to the raising of your children are now the law. If you don't obey their wishes, that one preacher, or one of his perisioners, can phone the police and have your children removed from your home until you obey them. Even though church ministers are eminently more qualified than anyone in the CAS, to render advice on raising your children, it is still wrong to put all the children in the province of Ontario under that church minister's personal control! But that is exactly what we have now in the CAS here in Toronto! A local church has a preacher and a board of elders. The Toronto CAS has a director and his local board. Is this OK with you?
Are you all OK with the absolute power of the CAS director, when it involves your children?
CAS must be defunded:
The CAS is a secular Humanistic "religion" with anti-Christian policies. They are ideologues with their own set of morals and beliefs about how you must raise your kids. They have a long track record of being caustically hostile to Christians and churches.
Not only are the CAS radical left wing ideologues, they are zealots! They believe everyone else in the world is wrong... except them! They actively evangelize you to convert to their beliefs. When that fails, they resort to the supreme court as their enforcement officer. When even that fails, they just kidnap all the children in a local church OR throw you in jail as an abuser OR tell the judge they suspect you mentally ill, forcing you into a junk science psychiatric assessment that takes 6 months to complete... all the while they have your kids. They will do anything to get as many kids as possible, for as long as possible, because like public schools, their funding is based upon the number of kids in their possession. Hiring is up at the CAS!
Positive Parenting Approach
The CAS knows that Christianity is a major threat to their personal beliefs and they have made great progress in outlawing Christianity in Canada. Their actions often violates the charter of rights. Christians object to being told, by a small group of CAS zealots, that we must raise our children according to the junk science of pop-psychotherapists claiming to be parenting experts who promote the "positive parenting approach", on TV today. They are clearly unqualified to even give such advice.
The "positive parenting approach" was pioneered by Dr. Benjamin Spock in the 50's but at the end of his life he renounced this approach: He said, "We have reared a generation of brats. Parents aren't firm enough with their children for fear of losing their love or incurring their resentment. This is a cruel deprivation that we professionals have imposed on mothers and fathers. Of course, we did it with the best of intentions. We didn't realize until it was too late how our know-it-all attitude was undermining the self assurance of parents." Are you listening CAS and Alyson Schafer of The Parenting Show?
Spanking children is contrary to the CAS "positive parenting approach"
In 2000, the Ontario Superior Court upheld the spanking law. The CAS thumbed their elitist noses at this Court ruling. Eventually the Supreme court thumbed their noses back at the CAS by upholding the spanking law in 2004.
CAS kidnaps church kids
The CAS attacked an entire church in Aylmer Ontario because parents spanked their children. It was so shocking, even the US Newspapers reported the story:
Normal, happy, well behaved church children were "dragged kicking and screaming from their homes by the Aylmer Children's Aid Society". (Washington Post, Canadians Flee in Spanking Dispute, Church Members Take U.S. Refuge, By William Claiborne, Aug. 1, 2001) (Aylmer spanking case heads to court, National Post, Toronto, 27 May 2002)
The 28 mothers and their 80 children fled to the United States and claimed asylum from persecution. Why? Because the CAS was demanding that the parents stop spanking their children altogether, even though the superior court ruled it was legal a few months earlier! By every standard, these children were very well behaved; well adjusted, from excellent Christian homes. It was not a case of child abuse, but a conflict in ideology. This was a direct attack on Christianity by CAS.
Once the Supreme court declared spanking legal in 2004, the CAS now wants abolish this legal law by removing Section 43 altogether. If the CAS defies the supreme court of Canada, what hope does the average Canadian family have with the CAS? This is why many lawyers refer to the CAS as "a law unto themselves and a Gestapo".
Consider the Case of Terry and Sandy Smith
Terry Smith is the full time minister for a local church of Christ in Canada. Married for 17 years, Terry and his wife Sandy applied to the CAS to adopt children into their childless loving and stable home. Although they really are the perfect candidates for adoption, the CAS declared them unfit parents for three absurd reasons. They believed in spanking, in traditional husband wife roles and that children must be trained. Even though Terry and Sandy promised to comply with the spanking guidelines issued by the Supreme court of Canada, the CAS said they would be unfit parents and closed the file. In a written statement the CAS said: We have "a policy which states that children will never, under any conditions, be adopted into homes where parents indicate they might spank their children". ... even if they spank according to the supreme court's guidelines!
Gender roles vs. same sex gender
The church minister, Terry Smith and his wife learned a second reason why the CAS views them as unfit parents: The CAS believes the traditional family with the man as the head of the house, is a poisonous and unhealthy environment, unfit to raise children in. The Smiths didn't feel so bad when they realized that the CAS also viewed June and Ward Cleaver as unfit to adopt children, because of their "rigid gender roles".
Hard statistics prove that 36% of CAS adoptions go to homosexuals, but Christians with their "leave it to beaver" rigid gender roles, are deemed unfit parents! The CAS will approve adoptions to lesbian couples when a woman is the head of the house. They will even let a homosexual couple adopt children when one man is the head of the house over another man. But, not a traditional Christian family where the husband is head of the wife.
The CAS refuses to adopt children to Christians with "traditional gender roles", but loves to adopt children out to homosexuals with "same sex gender roles". How hypocritical! My complaint is not about gay adoption but that Christians are being specifically targeted for exclusion. Almost all gay couples are seen as fit parents. Almost all Christian couples are deemed unfit parents! If you are Gay, statistics prove you have a 55 times greater chance for adoption than those who are strait. What twisted, evil times we live in!
Full time church minister Terrance Smith and his loving wife Sandy are childless to this day but may have to fly to Africa to adopt children.
The CAS beyond reform and must be totally dismantled and replaced with a new government organization whose judgements and opinions are accountable to the voters of Ontario.
By Steve Rudd: Contact the author for comments, input or corrections.
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