Child Welfare Problems

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The child welfare system is a group of services designed to promote the well-being of children by ensuring safety, achieving permanency, and strengthening families to successfully care for their children. Most families first become involved with the child welfare system due to a report of suspected child abuse or neglect (how does the system work). However, there are many problems and challenges the child welfare system is facing, due to lack of funding and resources, and also due to the way the welfare system works in our country.
One major problem with the way the child welfare system works is the government not prioritizing the needs of the children. The main goal of the child welfare system is to keep families together. They do whatever they can to create stable families and ensure that the children get to remain with their biological families (a wicked problem). But, at what cost? The government does not care for the needs of the children nor do they bother to think what will happen to these children in the long term. One child can get removed from their family and placed in one foster home. They could be there for a certain amount of time and then one day out of the blue they are taken and placed in another home. This cycle could repeat as many times as the system wants (social and economic consequences). This however, has a numerous amount of consequences that could face the child. For instance, neglect and abandonment issues as well as attachment issues could
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