When One Deals with the Child Protective AGENCY
This is a totally Volunteer Project. However, any
time spent by our team members for Our Families, Our Children, Our Future is
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Surveys now Developed:
The collection of answers from these surveys will be a
tremendous help to those who are working toward change of the child protective
agency in Maine.
- You will not be identified, if you don't want to be, because identification is not required.
- Anyone providing identification and/or contact information, will be considered confidential, by
the Maine Survey Team © and only used as a means to work with the individuals providing their information.
- The cooperation of everyone will be greatly appreciated and most helpful.
Parent Survey>>- If
you are a Parent who has been involved with the Child Protective
AGENCY and did not get the opportunity to explain your case
and/or felt you were not properly informed of your Rights?
Please take this survey. Note: The initial "Parent" survey was
created by the
Iowa Families for CPS Reform©
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Relative/Kinship care Survey>>-Relatives
can play a vital role if a child is in need of their care. Some
of the topics covered are:
>>Working with the AGENCY
>>Working with the Legal System
>>Your comments needed for
Future Surveys and/or Questions
Note: Many of the initial
questions were from the Iowa Families for CPS Reform©
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Non-Custodial Parent Survey
(National Only)>>-This survey goes into a little more
detail about the Financial Aspects that parents face when
maintaining seperate living spaces. However, and if at all
possible, the children need both parents.
Please note, the
results of this survey may also be used to compare information
a census report titled,
Custodial Mothers and
Fathers and Their Child Support: 2011 (Download
We have created; tested; received feedback; and
continue to develop additional web pages based on this information.
We will continue to collect information to provide:
- A means to build our State Teams and Knowledge Base
- Publications from the information collected, such
as our Introductory to the Parent Survey. Example found
- Follow up information for Families in Maine;
- Proof for Maine legislators; or
- A Need for changes in the current child welfare
system in Maine.
"If you don't know your
Rights, you have None."
Hopefully in this section one can provide the mosts helpful links, references, etc. Yes there are numerous, but the top should go here. Can even sub catagorize them..ie parents, grand parents, etc. For reference and, perhaps cross checking, here is a list created by the members of our NFPCAR team>>
Check them out
GPC Publications is proud to be the team volunteer organizer of the Surveys and web site information to obtain the issues that many families face across the nation when dealing with governmental agencies and their families.
In order to Insure proper Coordination and Development of this project,
GPC Publications has Copyrighted the text of the survey and all information obtained will be Confidential:
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED: All information collected is
"Confidential". No part of this survey form may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of GPC Publications, unless otherwise indicated for stand-alone materials.© [GPC Publications] 
Thank You, From the Maine Family Advocate Team
What is the "Power of Team"?
Suggested Common Concern*
"We are joining forces with all persons affected by
Parens Patriae to include parents, extended family, foster parents and father's and mother's rights groups. While this is a difficult endeavor due to various divisions, the focus will be on challenging the system with the unified goals and commonalities that each is suffering under in family courts and through Child Protective Agencies and other related Groups."
*Note: Originally created by a Family Advocate in the state of WA and shared with many individuals and groups over the past few years.