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Congressional Briefing on the Failure of Family Courts, Placing Children with Abusive Parents

Dr. Joy Silberg and Others Expose Corrupt Practices of the Family Courts in Abuse Cases

  • 75 percent of all contested custody cases involve abuse of children
  • Court’s fail to recognize the rights of children to live free of abuse
  • Epidemic across the United States
  • Visit http://www.courageouskids.net 
  • It takes on average 5 years to turn around abuse cases
  • Learn about actual cases where abusive parents were given custody and they ultimately killed the child — even when the abusive parent was not the birth parent of the child
  • Turn about occurs most often when a new evaluation is done by a qualified evaluators
  • CPS findings were irrelevant to the outcome
  • The GALs almost exclusively signed with the abusive parent
  • CPS agencies teach their social workers to discount the evidence of abuse when there is a custody dispute
  • Its about the rights of the child, not about the rights of the parents.
  • Abuse is in the news every day; many criminal activities are carried out by children who were abused — we are all affected.
  • Costs 500 billion dollars per year in taxpayer money

Documentary “Small Cries;” The Real Ariana-Leilani Story

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Leutrell Osborne, Sr. Former CIA Case Officer, Joins Fight to Save Ariana-Leilani

WASHINGTON DC, and GENEVA –8 January 2014 — Dr. Ariel King, President and Chair of the Ariana-Leilani Children’s Foundation International, an internationally recognized advocate for children’s human rights, announced today that Mr. Leutrell M. Osborne, Sr., agreed to serve as the Vice-Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.  Mr. Osborne is an ideal choice because he brings a unique perspective of channeling his international intelligence experience into global peace and harmony.

With the Foundation’s mission dedicated to the advocacy, education, global adoption and adherence of children’s’ human rights, based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), Dr King has been selecting a team of experts since 2009 to help facilitate the treatment of Ariana-Leilani, a 10 year old, who is being denied access to medication that would save her life.  Said Dr. King, “I knew Mr. Osborne was the right person for the Foundation after reading Mr. Osborne’s memoir:  Black Man in the CIA (2012).  The United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) hired Mr. Osborne for 27 years and he served as a Case Officer, Communications Security Officer and more importantly, he was a Counter Intelligence officer who has experience identifying, analyzing and neutralizing adversaries in over 30 countries on 4 continents.  With his retirement from federal service in 1994, Mr. Osborne opened his services to domestic and international clients, like our Foundation, and his combination of experiences would add valuable insight into how to address the human
rights of children, including Ariana-Leilani Margarita Alexandra King-Pfeiffer.”

Mr. Osborne’s skill set is exactly what is required for the delicate situation of Ariana-Leilani, a 10-year old dual German/American citizen with a rare disorder, who is being denied access to life-saving medical treatments.  The Foundation’s attorney, Mr. Roy Morris, added, “Mr. Osborne brings a fresh perspective into this fight for children’s human rights, including those of Ariana-Leilani’s.  His experience and understanding of the inner workings of the intelligence community and the “dirty tricks” that some of its members sometimes undertake will be essential for our success.”

Mr. Osborne’s company, The Osborne Group International, improves company cultures and efficiencies for its clients by utilizing teams of skilled risk managers who perform organizational transformations to mitigate difficult business challenges that can arise either from the normal flow of business or from unanticipated contingencies.  Stated Mr. Osborne, “We’ve experienced a lot of challenging situations, similar to Ariana-Leilani’s, where everyone knows what they should do, but maneuvering within the system requires a lot of intelligence. That’s why I’m looking forward to working with Dr. King and the Foundation.  I can bring my expertise, experience, and network of relationships to provide an even higher standard of business, analysis, risk assessment and due diligence support.

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Identification of Child Abuse in Washington DC

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Documentary “Small Cries;” The Real Ariana-Leilani Story

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Short Video Documentary “Small Cries”; A DC American Tragedy

The Save Ariana-Leilani Coalition is pleased to announce the world wide release of the video documentary “Small Cries.”    The six minute documentary tells the story of how the “child protection” systems in the United States are failing, and how Ariana-Leilani is a victim of that failure.  This short and compelling documentary features exclusive interviews, including an interview with Dr. Joy Silberg, who speaks of the error in judgment that many child protective services make in certain abuse and neglect cases.   Very educational and inspiring, and Ireneo Namboka, an international human rights advocate and former UN official.

Definitely a “two thumbs up” “must see” documentary.

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Documentary “Small Cries;” The Real Ariana-Leilani Story

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If you are being abused, speak out and get your life off “pause.” (Day 8 of 19 Days of Activism)

Among more than 1,400 adult females, childhood...

Listen to these two teenage sisters who were sexually abused by their uncle, a police officer.   They finally spoke out after years of abuse and found that it took their life off “pause.”

“In October, 2011, two sisters, ages 14 and 15, came to StoryCorps to remember confiding in each other about being sexually abused.

The girls’ abuser was their uncle and part-time caretaker.

They recorded this conversation just 10 days after he was found guilty of sexual assault. Their names are withheld to respect their privacy.”

Two Sisters Talk About Sexual Abuse (click to listen)

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Innocence in Danger: Leading the Fight Against Abuse All Over the World (Day 6 of the 19 Days of Activism)

Innocence In Danger is an international, non-profit organization created by a group of Citizens on 15 April 1999, at the initiative of the UNESCO Director-General Federico Mayor and under the presidency of Ms Homayra Sellier, in response to the recommendations of the UNESCO expert meeting convened in January 1999 on Sexual Abuse of Children, Child Pornography and Paedophilia on the Internet, in order to Pursue the objective of the Action Plan ADOPTED by the experts to fight sexual abuse of children.

Stephanie Guttenberg, wife of German Defense M...

Stephanie Guttenberg, wife of German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, speaks at the Frankfurt Book Fair about her book Schaut nicht weg! (Don’t Look Away!), which addresses the issue of sexual abuse of children in Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Innocence in Danger Operates in 29 countries throughout the world, with partners that share the same objective. IID brings together activists, Internet specialists, jurists, political decision-makers, businessmen, media and national groups to share sensitise world opinion on the increasing problems of paedo-criminality.

Innocence in Danger represents an action forces to sensitize and catalyze, educate and inform Governmental and non-Governmental bodies, European International and Intergovernmental bodies, business enterprises, and the general public – schools, community associations, the youth.

Innocence in Danger has supported the effort to help save Ariana-Leilani.  Won’t you?  Please sign her petition:

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Be Aware of the Prevalence of Abuse (Day 3 of 19 Days of Activism)

Day 3 of 19 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Neglect:

Ariana-Leilani 1Selected facts and figures (UN sources)

  • As many as 150 million girls and 73 million boys worldwide are raped or subject to sexual violence each year, usually by someone in their family circle
  • Between 133 and 275 million children annually are estimated to witness domestic violence. Violence in the family, in the form of harsh punishment, is common in both industrialized and developing countries. Children in all regions have reported the physical and psychological hurt they suffer at the hands of their parents and caregivers
  • Corporal punishment, such as beating and caning is standard practice in schools in a large number of countries, and is often responsible for school drop-outs
  • Between 20 and 65 percent of school-age children report having been verbally or physically bullied • 126 million children and youth are involved in hazardous work, often enduring beatings, humiliation and sexual violence by their employers • Between 80 and 100 million girls are ‘missing’ from the world’s population – victims of gender-based infanticide, foeticide, malnutrition and neglect
  • 1.2 million children are trafficked each year
  • Institutionalized children – whether in orphanages or detention facilities – are at particular risk of violence from the staff responsible for their care, including torture, beatings, isolation, restraints, rape and harassment
  • People who are part of their lives perpetrate the majority of violent acts against children: parents, teachers, schoolmates, employers, and caregivers. In only 29 States has all violence against children been prohibited, leaving the vast majority of the world’s child population without adequate legal protection from violence
  • Violence against children extracts extraordinary costs to society, and is linked to lifelong social and health problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder; depression; antisocial and aggressive behaviors; substance abuse; lung, heart, and liver disease; impaired academic and work performance; problematic peer relations; and greater involvement with the criminal justice system.

Ariana-Leilani suffers each and every day from abuse and neglect.  Sign her petition to get her the help she needs and to save her life.

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Ariana-Leilani Has Suffered from Five Years of Abuse and Neglect, But DC Officials Refuse to Protect Her (Day 2 of 19 Days of Activism)

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Ariana-Leilani and Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu

Day 2 of 19 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Neglect: It is time for the District of Columbia to stop protecting those that abuse and neglect children in the District of Columbia and ignore the human rights of its children.   Ariana-Leilani has been subject to abuse and neglect for five years, test results evidence her being given drugs that can cover up abuse and cause her severe chronic neutropenia.  But the District of Columbia has knowingly allowed her to be subject to such severe abuse and neglect, but has chosen to cover it up rather than protect her.  Unless she is given relief, she is likely to die.

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Dumi Senda Video Message from the UN to Ariana-Leilani and the Worlds Children

Dumi Senda Video has a message for all of Ariana-Leilani’s supporters and the world’s children:

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The Day the Sun Promised to Smile Forever for Ariana-Leilani

Dedicated to Ariana-Leilani, by Dumi Senda and Conny Herman, for the Benefit of Innocense in Danger

 

Childrens Rights, Not Gun Rights, Needed in USA: The Case of 9 Year Old Ariana-Leilani Falling Through the Cracks in the USA

Watch the video broadcast of PressTV, December 19, 2012, reporting on Ariana-Leilani falling through the cracks, and the US Failure to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child after 20 years.  Why does the USA give more rights to gun owners than to children?
Ariana-Leilani Discussed On Press TV

Ariana-Leilani Discussed On Press TV

PressTV Reporter Marjon Asi writes:
The right to health, life, identity and protection from abuse. These are some of the major rights outlined in the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Almost every country in the UN is bound to it- except the United States and Somalia.

The UN NGO Innocence in Danger organized a press conference addressing this issue, stating the potential harm this may have on children in the United States. 

One example of the effects of US non-membership to the global children’s rights treaty is Ariana Leilani King, a ten year old girl with dual German-American citizenship, who has medical problems that organizers state are not being properly addressed by the U.S. government. 

For many Americans, this is a major cause of embarrassment, including President Obama who vowed to revive efforts to join the treaty when he first came to office in 2009. But three years later, this remains to be seen. 

Many children’s rights advocates are speaking out against the US position, demanding that the government ratify the treaty. 

Earlier this month the US Senate also voted against joining the UN Convention on the Rights of the Disable

 

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International Conference Convened in Geneva with Leading Experts Talk About the International Challenges of Child Protection

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Innocense In Danger Ariana-Leilani Conference

On December 18, 2012, an exciting conference was held in Geneva on the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the challenges associated with measures Child Protection, using the case of Ariana-Leilani as a case study.    Speakers at the Geneva Press Club included:  Ms. Homayra Sellier, Founder and President, Innocence in Danger international • Ms. Ariel King, Founder and President, Ariana-Leilani Children’s Foundation  • Mr. Ireneo Namboka, Retired UN Human Rights Protection Officer Human Rights and Child Protection from Abuse and Neglect • Ms. Paola Riva-Gapany, Deputy Director, International Institute for Children’s Rights UNCRC and Child Protection, • Ms. Gudalupe De Iudicibus, Lawyer, Swiss Foundation of the International Social Service UNCRC –  • Ms. Silke Gutzmann, Executive Director, Innocence in Danger • Mr. Dumi Senda, Poet & Children’s Book Author

Topics included:

  •  The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and Child Protection: Report of Switzerland according to CIDE
  •  The UNCRC and International Child Protection Challenges: The Case of dual German-USA citizen Ariana-LeilaniProtection against Child abuse and neglect under the Convention International Rights of the Child.
  •  The rehabilitation of child victims of abuse thanks to summer camps
  •  The International Convention on the Rights of the Child across borders and challenges
  • The non-ratification of the United States the Convention on the Rights of the Child gives rise to the fact that children in the United States receive no internationally recognized right at human rights.
  • The day the sun promised to smile FOREVER! Playing the beginning of the original story inspired by Ariana Leilani
  • UNCRC Worldwide and Its’ Non-Ratification in the USA, International Implications
  • The Swiss Report to the UNCRC
  • International Social Services Cross Border Casework
  • Switzerland Child Abuse Rehabilitation through Children’s Summer Camps
  • “The Day the Sun Promised to Smile FOREVER!” Debut reading of an original children’s story inspired by The Little Ambassador, Ariana-Leilani* – by Dumi Senda

“The Little Ambassador” Ariana-Leilani, a German-American child with a fatal immunodeficiency disease, as well as abuse and neglect, represents all children whose human rights are violated. Ariana-Leilani coalition calls for international cooperation between the Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama to save Ariana-Leilani by submitting a petition containing over 5,000 signatures from 125 countries.

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