By Hali Sarah Parsons, Horticulture Major
The severity built into the State of Maine’s Child Protective Unit does not serve justice to
its hardworking citizens. We should implement suggestions to raise value using the true
equality statute abided by the United States of America.
Children are being returned to “sober” addicts with no permanency factor proven
neurologically that they will remain stable enough to maintain their sobriety.
Children are taken from loving parents who protect them from the slightest swear
and harmful chemical when enough outside factors make a case appear with “possible”
threats. In some cases, “potential” threats never have a clear picture of what eliminating
them looks like for the department, and good parents are misled to termination of their
parental rights. Cases like these are not helpful for our children; they are creating mental
health issues, not a better world.
In many cases, children who are victims of various abuses are not found by
Protective Services in time or ever.
Now comes the time to marshal new laws and abolished the outdated constitutions
of the 1900s. Each century we change dramatically. Legalities are in need to shift, to
reflect in supporting our growth and expansion.
Pregnant women and their families should go through training and assessment for
preventing child abuse. New organizations should develop to support this process and
active ones expanded.
No matter what a family’s strengths and weaknesses are, completing all the
programs and regulations that parents work through when founded threats are real or
alleged should be mandated.
Clear mental health guidelines should be established and parents evaluated.
If serious addictions and physical abuse are concerning, closer, extended
supervision, services and family time should be afforded. Twenty-four-seven care is
The largest impact that predicts our future is our children and the model for our
children is family life. Separation is not the answer to improve our children’s lives.
Showing children the work parents do to learn about themselves and grow to be better
while still loving their children with consistent care is vital to their development.
The biggest family is our country. Let’s change our world today.