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CAS Worker Needs Time-out

April 27, 2009 permalink

When CAS complained in court documents that a mother was treating a baby with baby oil and feeding him yogurt, the parents called the Brant county health unit and spoke to the health information line intake nurse. She said baby oil and yogurt were beneficial and risk-free. You can hear the nurse on YouTube, or a local copy (flv). The video shows that even parents who have difficulty spelling are smarter than CAS workers. The caseworker's statement, apparently from a photocopy, is:

Ms. █████'s actions were harmful to the child (such as when she fed the baby inappropriate food, and when she still put baby oil in open cracks on the child's feet, even after being told many times not to do so as the baby's physician had already provided the foster parents with prescribed medication for the condition). The access that occurred at the Parent-Child Interaction Group indicated that they both required further assistance with parenting as the child grows and develops.