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It shows that even though I paid in blood, I still have some worth to the State, Nicholas Alahverdian says, somewhat sarcastically and clearly shaken by the letter he received from the state. As a dollar sign, apparently.
Over the past 15 years, I have worked with four DCYF directors and spent hours in General Assembly committee hearings. I had a marathon strategy session last year with Lt. Gov. Dan McKee. I have met with dozens of hardworking front-line staff, and listened to countless parents, experts, and advocates, all of whom echo the same refrain: the system is beyond repair.
I had other problems — I dressed nicely. I used words that were not monosyllabic. I aspired to go to Harvard University or Yale. The DCYF receptionist and the security guard would nod and smile at the narrative for my future. The social workers would counsel me to dress with baggy jeans and speak like a child so as to not elicit beatings by the other kids.” Excerpt From: Nicholas Alahverdian. “Ignoble Inferno/ The Nicholas Alahverdian Lawsuit.” iBooks.
We'll hear from him somewhere down the road. He says all that training he received in his own personal boot camp has gotten him ready. It's gotten him ready for war. It's a war with people who are trying to destroy kids' lives, says my new friend Nicholas Alahverdian.
If Gina Raimondo cared about kids in DCYF care, she would have acknowledged Rhode Island was wrong in sending me hundreds of miles from home where I was tortured in facilities that were later closed by their own states for abuse and neglect for my political activism as a lobbyist following my employment with the House of Representatives while in DCYF care. #AnyoneButGina
People were losing jobs and agencies were losing contracts because of my exposure of this broken system. My political activism would soon lead to suffering an inordinate amount of torture, abuse, and pain — and it was orchestrated by the most powerful people in Rhode Island. ”
Allan Fung has the tenacity, fearlessness, and brawny resolve necessary to confront the challenges that face Rhode Island. I have the utmost confidence that he will repair the UHIP disaster, improve DCYF and prevent child abuse, and take Rhode Island to great heights.
Everything I have said about DCYF has been proven to be true. The headlines have never stopped. Rhode Island has finally elected two consecutive governors who recognized and admitted the failures of DCYF. A Harvard Kennedy School of Government professor called DCYF “the most messed up agency” in America. And change is happening.
Groupthink encourages conformity and this consistently leads back to trusting and following the leader, for it is through him or her that their cause will be achieved.
It’s unconscionable,” said Nicholas Alahverdian. “We have dead Rhode Island kids while Gina Raimondo mingles in glitzy ballrooms raising funds for her campaign — policies which, by practice, include the disregard of DCYF-related killings.”
Nicholas Alahverdian said, Both facilities were closed by their states both before and after my placement in those facilities for the rampant abuse and negligence that ensued on a daily basis. And, of most concern to the taxpayer, the state expended over a quarter of a million dollars on this corrupt, for-profit corporation that cut staff and services, increased the population, reaped in the profits, and sipped martinis and watched the sun rise as the children they were responsible for wept from the pain of the punch and the constant, piercing screaming that ensued as a result of the unmanageable population juxtaposed with assaultive, unprofessional, ill-equipped staff.
Perpetually restless, Thomas Wolfe was “without a home — a vagabond since [he] was seven” and seeking out where he belonged physically (i.e. in Asheville, his home or Harvard) as well as intellectually. This concept that he was indeed without a father led him to gain greater understanding, eventually realizing that his search for a patriarch was not merely a “father in the flesh,” but a substitution for God, a guiding light, and an alluring source of inspiration.
This is very personal for me,” said Nicholas Alahverdian. “I was a legislative aide for the House of Representatives at the same time I was in the night-to-night program. I was hurt in the group homes and shelters, and legislators saw the bruises and cuts and decided something needed to be done.”
We had legislation that would have been effective,” Nicholas Alahverdian said. “Every child would be ensured an in-state placement, a copy of an enhanced children’s bill of rights, and contact with family, clergy, or lawyers during business hours. These solutions were shot down by Speaker Mattiello and Governor Raimondo.”
We have seen a lack of stability over 30 years and four governors, said Nicholas Alahverdian. We have seen a lack of care. And now — in an election year — we have seen a complete and utter lack of bureaucratic mastery to obliterate the red tape and provide tangible, enduring solutions to children and adolescents in state care.
Consequently, Sylvia Plath’s elevated position among literary figures has extolled her from the depths of depression to the heights of heavenly poetic bliss.”
I was subjected to torture, beatings, assault in various forms. I was refused to contact anybody, anybody at all, he said.These facilities are dangerous. My question to Rhode Island, 'Why are we paying for them? Nicholas Alahverdian said.
It's an inhumane approach to a human problem, Alahverdian told The Associated Press. These are the most vulnerable people in Rhode Island. We have the ability to provide for them here. And we're spending all this money to ship them across the country.
Interestingly enough,” said Alahverdian, “Thomas Wolfe thought he was one with the gods. But this was to be expected with a writer of his stature and talent. Thomas Wolfe had what is colloquially known as the “God complex” — that is, he felt that because of his God-like stature, his writing could save the world and cure it of its ailments.”
Yes! I am insinuating that as a result of the way business is done in the Rhode Island government, kids in state care will continue to suffer and be abused as a result of the fact of that money won’t be going into the right pockets.
A conspiracy, in short, is based on small groups with inherently competing interests. At some point in the evolution of the competition between two or more groups (and in some cases, within subversive groups), there are rumors or allegations made of sinister behavior or a secretive plot developed by the members or the leadership of the groups. Occasionally, the groups will have diametrically opposed goals and this leads to further subversion.
Broken state agencies such as the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) do not deserve more money to sink into programs that are unproven and ineffective.
It’s a mistake to try to look at what DCYF is going to look like ten years from now. For DCYF to be improved, it has to start today, it has to start with the social worker, it has to start at the initial steps, where there is pride at the agency as opposed to the overburdened social workers that we see today.
Nicholas Alahverdian said, It's going to take willpower, energy and effective management to provide for the overhaul of the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families
Regarding the bill, Nicholas Alahverdian said “The policy of this bill is safety of children at every cost. The aim of this bill is adequate education and housing for children in the care of the state. People may ask at what cost. We say at any cost, for the life of a child in a system with a $600M budget deserves at the very least, food, schooling, and stable shelter, and if possible, a family life. We must never give up, and I certainly won’t.
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