Personal and Family Empowerment

When I spoke last weekend at the gathering sponsored by Home Education Magazine and Westside Homeschoolers and Parents Association, I talked about many back door family intervention attempts by legislators and other policy makers in Illinois, Ohio and across the nation.  Basically, I talked about the categories to the right under parental watch.

Here’s some promised links and I’ll keep adding:

HEM News-Comm’s Daytime Curfew category

Truancy ordinance violates home-schooled students’ rights

By Susan Ryan

As a homeschooler, I’ve been following this daytime curfew ordinance in Rockford with some concern. I don’t live in Rockford, and after reading the information (“Committee lays over proposed truancy ordinance”) about this ordinance, I have little desire to visit Rockford.[…continued at site]

I wrote this above intending it to be a letter to the editor and not being able to find the word count limit.  I didn’t expect it to be published as it was long, but Rock River Times called and asked if they could use it as an editorial.  I thought about it for all of a split second and agreed. 

Truancy Proposal Rapped-Lincoln Courier

A spirit group at the 420-student junior high has provided the regional superintendent’s office with the names of 80 students who have been truant, Bunner said today.

Alderman Wanda Rohlfs, who mentioned the possibility of badges identifying home schoolers, said, "I see an awful lot of kids in Scully Park," across from the Main Street Lincoln office she directs.

Illinois focus on homeschoolers-as-truants continues

Valerie’s commentary and coverage on HEM News-Comm

Sounding the Alarm-Infant Mental Health
State and federal plans move forward written by Karen R. Effrem, MD

The Teenscreen Survey
In Illinois-the House passed a Resolution to "recommend that every young person should be screened once during childhood or adolescence to identify mental illness and prevent suicide" with the use of "the "Columbia TeenScreen Program", developed at the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of Columbia University"

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale
In Illinois, this was the recommended ‘tool’ for determining postnatal depression or psychosis per SB 15

2005 Strategic Plan
Illinois Children’s Mental Health Act Preliminary Plan

Bulletin #37 Mental Health Assessment     9/13/04   NHELD

Did you know? Children’s mental health will be assessed along with their academic standards in the new proposed testing initiatives.  Pregnant and new mothers will also be tested.  Federal legislation is calling for this and recently the Illinois State Board of Education has been given the responsibility to develop the appropriate tests and policies to go along with this legislation.

Consider this quote:

"Every child in America entering school at the age of five is mentally ill because he comes to school with certain allegiances to our founding fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It’s up to you as teachers to make all these sick children well by creating the international child of the future."

Harvard psychiatrist Chester M. Pierce, speaking as an expert in public education at the 1973 International Education Seminar

…..More at site

Lots of information about the ‘players’ and the tactics used to insert mental health screening into the norms of our society.

Increased Mental Health Screening? Are You Crazy!?!
Larry and Susan Kaseman in Home Education Magazine

Universal Preschool….The Universe is our Preschool
Diane Flynn Keith’s information site opposing universal preschool

Statehood or Parenthood?’s state news

Monica Boyer, President of the Indiana Childcare Association, Licensed Home Daycare Provider and mother of four gave testimony to Indiana legislators regarding the Indiana Children’s Mental Health Plan.

Monica’s battle is our battle even though she’s not a homeschooler.  She is our ally and I’m glad to have her on our team!

Birth to Three System Celebrates Ten Years of Success
CT and just one example of the spread of Birth to Three programs across the nation

“Birth Announcement” of a Monster

And its name is Brrrr (short for Bureaucrat Napoleon ). This "birth announcement"  was sent to me a few days ago.  More of this depressing business in Ohio and it was already laid out in Illinois.


Personal and Family Empowerment — 4 Comments

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  2. There is a psychiatric / pharmaceutical plan to “suicide screen” every
    child in the United States before they graduate from high school.
    Evidence exists that shows massive pharmaceutical backing that will
    result in even more overdrugging of kids with psychiatric drugs .

    Can you take a moment to view this very short video? Click here:

    And then sign and forward this petition to your associates
    and everyone you know? It already has over 23,000 signatures.

    It’s simply a race to inform enough parents so something can be done
    about this.

    Federal Bill to ban funding for screening here:

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  4. Thanks for the reminder about the petition, Amy! I’ve signed it already and it should be spread far and wide.

    HR 2387 (presented by Rep. Ron Paul and others) simply states this as its purpose:

    “To prohibit the use of Federal funds for any universal or mandatory mental health screening program.”

    It’s an admitted chase for the federal funding for mental health ‘care’ for states. If the federal funds are shut down, a lot of this social/emotional business (I do mean business) will likely cease and desist.
    Senator Durbin has tried to assure me in a letter that no one is calling for universal mental health screens. So has Barbara Shaw (director of the IL Children’s Mental Health Partnership).

    Unfortunately, the facts in testimony, quotes and worst of all…bills, says otherwise.

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