From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


2/13/2004 4:04:31 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Wyoming - Calls Needed To Protect Parental Rights

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

February 13, 2004

Wyoming - Calls Needed To Protect Parental Rights

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

House Bill 88 is a 50 page document that would make many changes to
Wyoming's child abuse and neglect system. HSLDA and Wyoming
homeschool leaders have been monitoring this bill for months. Thanks
to the hard work of homeschoolers in Wyoming and the Wyoming
homeschool legislative watch committee, several much needed changes
were made to this bill in committee on Wednesday and Thursday of this
week. Unfortunately, the bill still needs to be amended to bring it
into compliance with a new federal law that requires social workers
to be trained about the rights of parents.

Action Requested:

Please call your own representative (to find your representative, use
HSLDA's legislative toolbox and ask him
or her to amend House Bill 88 to require training for social workers.
Say, "Social workers must be trained to protect the Fourth Amendment
rights of parents. Federal law requires it! Please amend House Bill
88 to protect parental rights."


Homeschoolers across the country worked hard to pass the Keeping
Children and Families Safe Act of 2003 last year. It requires social
workers to have training on the rights of parents. HSLDA's model
language spells that out and makes sure that social workers are
trained in the legal and constitutional rights of parents including
their right to the privacy of their home pursuant to the Fourth

Homeschool leaders have discovered that the training Wyoming social
workers currently receive via the "CPS Core Training 2004" program
does not indicate any specific training in the legal rights of
parents. At this time, there is no indication that Wyoming is in
compliance with federal law. Unless you call, Wyoming legislators
are unlikely to amend House Bill 88 to mandate the training now
required by federal law. Thank you for your effort to protect
parental rights in Wyoming.


Scott Somerville
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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