The expected results for the guardians is increased knowledge in parenting skills, attitudes and behavior. We want all persons involved to feel their needs are being addressed and that if they are not, we offer an environment of open communication and on-going dialogue. There is no family we will turn away in need of help. If services conclude or contracts expire, and families or children are still in need of services, we are happy to provide comprehensive continual care. We expect through our programs to reduce the number of health injuries, school drop-out rate and runaway children. When children are surrounded by caring, loving and involved care-givers, they will thrive in the programs we provide.
The authors focus on how child welfare represents traits of national identities. Gordon uses child welfare to examine how the lower classes conceived of their rights as members of a racial/national identity. Whiteness entitled someone to a certain living standard. Gordon illustrates this with how Clifton community members defined white children’s welfare as contradictory to what their brief Mexican other adoptive-parents could provide. Gordon argues Arizona shows how nationalism and racial systems could become inherent possessions of the individual (Gordon, 240). Gordon points out how this meant that nationalism excludes whole groups. As she states the “chance [of becoming white] was denied to Mexicans” because white was defined against Mexicans
There are a number of scholars who have written works that have shaped and are in alignment with my own views for research in the field of child welfare. The most eminent, however, are Gary Mallon, Alma Carten, Harriet Goodman, and Manny Gonzalez, for the simple fact that these authors and researchers have fostered a number of crucial methodologies that ensure a salutary ending and beginning of a successful life for a child welfare program participant. I am determined to research how the criminal justice and foster-care systems create synergy and how both systems affect children's ability to function as adults. I have chosen to focus on child welfare because after the immediate needs of both these systems are met the lasting effects mentally impacts families. The effects of a disenfranchised family can be crippling to a young child and examining where these systems fall short in child welfare deems to be my ultimate goal.
Tackling the challenges of the child welfare system requires greater funds from dedicated funding streams. Greater investment in sad children and families in child welfare is needed. Finding different ways to use available funding is the most genuine way for states to increase the amount of federal money they can use to for foster sad children in care.For sad children and their families, the foster care experience is inherently painful. The wounds inflicted by abuse and neglect, foster sad children must also contend with the emotionally wrenching experience of being removed from their homes and placed in foster care.
This program does Multidisciplinary evaluation to determine eligibility and multidisciplinary assessments to determine the scope of services needed. It assists families and other professionals in developing a plan to enhance their child’s development. These two services are free to parents (DPH).
In the beginning of this class, I knew very little on how to effectively assist children and families at risk. Now, I feel suitable enough to provide support with the strategies I learned from my classmates and the class reading materials from this term. Effective programs that are designed to help children and families at risk share a common theme which is growth. As a future elementary teacher, I am grateful for the information I learned in this class because I now know how to provide valuable support. However, the three biggest challenges when working with families at risk are attempting to persuade parents to make a positive change, knowing what is completely going on in their home, and trying to achieve all goals. However, I believe by offering support to the family, we are doing everything in our power to help by providing opportunities.
Child abuse is far too common. When the neighbors, teachers and social workers turn their heads to the physical and psychological indicators, abuse can become fatal. Like most crimes, this will not evaporate exclusively due to knowledge magnitude on this subject but with the education we can provide on this matter, we can work to building a path to better protect our children. Child abuse that leads to the murder of an innocent child is something that can be prevented. In this presentation you will learn the rates, risks and methods of prevention; my goal is to show that no one – professional or otherwise- is insignificant when it comes to saving a child’s life.
In my program the main focus is partnership to benefit the child, because we take in consideration the needs of both the school and the family in creating the best environment for the child.
The program was created due to the fact that there are so many children with disabilities and mental illnesses. Every child is unique and may learn or interact in a different way. It is very important for parents to be able to identify if their child may need a little bit more assistance in certain area’s. There will be a therapy center for parents so that when they feel tired, ready to give up or even sad they can have someone to talk to. It is our mission to help parents cope with their situations by lending an extra hand when needed. The program is a non profit organization that will provide summer/ after school programs for children in order to assist families who need extra help or want a break. This program will create an outlet for both children and parents because not only will the program help students with academics, the program will also be centered around other extracurricular activities such as outdoor activities, field trips, sports, arts and crafts, big sister/ big brother mentors etc.
Child welfare and Family Services include day care homes, child care centers and head start centers. Their main duty is to address all their problems or help them with problems from infancy to teenage or older years. They help detect problems in their early years, so they won’t have to deal with them later on in life. They work with teenage parents by giving them parenting education classes so they can grow as parents. Community social workers help the community function, either working with one individual helping them use resources in the community, or they administer programs for the community. They’re basically considered community builders. Hospice and Palliative Care Social Workers work to improve the life of families with a serious illness
I would rank these issues in order of importance starting with Child Welfare Concerns, Lack of Quality Child Care, Lack of Parent Paid Leave, and Lack of Developmental Screening. Ultimately, I believe, the welfare of a child should be put first if he or she is in danger of cracks in their development. Usually, this wouldn’t be the case if all parents were "perfect" and not misusing substances or have any type of mental/medical issue. Another factor would be if their relatives are unstable themselves, then it lead no other choice than to place them in a home they don't know anything about. Since our nation has that problem, that is when a child is at risk for their development if their parents arent stable and needed to be taken from the home and thrown in a foster home so young, that it can indeed cause developmental delays. According to the Infant Mental Health Journal, "Previous research has suggested that infants in the child welfare system have many unmet developmental and psychological needs, which make them difficult to care for, possibly exacerbating their developmental
To make sure the program is meeting its objectives for the children, parents, teachers, and the community, we will have meetings, where we will open to any comments or criticisms so that we can accommodate to them accordingly. For example, the Bright Hope Preschool will also have a survey that will focus on objections that the parents, teachers, and the community may have so that we can take them into consideration. We will also have weekly reports and share them at the teachers meetings. The program will provide opportunities for the parents, teachers, and the community to get to know each other and not only at events for the children. This way, it will give off a comfortable and warm atmosphere instead of a distant and awkward one.
Family and Children’s Agency is located in Norwalk, CT. The mission statement is to partner with individuals, families, organizations, and communities to help them realize life’s possibilities. The agency has more than 70 years of experience in the field of social work and human services. They offer programs to individuals throughout the life cycle, including children, families, youth, adults and seniors. I am an intern in the Maternal Outreach and Mentoring Service (MOMS) project and healthy start. This is a prevention program whose goal is to increase the number of healthy babies born through education and an ongoing, positive relationship with a “Mentor,” who provides support and is an
Priorities are given to children who are recipients of child protective services, or who are at risk of being neglected or abused. The preschools offer educational and social services, as well as health and nutrition programs. Even though there are several different programs helping low-income families there is still a need for governmentally funded childcare.
The Philosophy of this program is to encourage, enrich social skills, self-esteem, respectfulness, and creativity. Families are encourage to attend the classroom and see what the children are learning. The school also invites families to special events created through the year. The curriculum is strongly focused on life skills, reading, and mathematics.