The number of children in the foster care system continues to increase. While the foster care system is essential in helping abused, abandoned, and neglected children, many children remain in foster care for long periods of time when family reunification or adoption is planned. Court delays can often extend the time between when children enter the foster care system and when they are placed into permanent homes. Significant differences exist in the quality of care and outcomes for children depending on their race and ethnicity. The percentage of children of color in the foster care system is larger than the percentage of children of color among the general U.S. population. However, the occurrence of child abuse and neglect is at about the same rate in all racial/ethnic groups.
This paper is a summary of what research has been done in the field of foster care. It will focus on foster care social workers, foster care parents, children in foster care, etc. In this work there will also be reference to aspects of adoption and foster care together. This paper will encompass all parties affected by foster care and will ultimately talk about what qualities are expected of social workers who work in foster care.
Foster care is an agency that takes in more than 250,000 children EVERY year. With this many children entering the system every year; the amount of problems on finding the right caregiver for the child increases tremendously. When these problems are created there are many effects that can happen to the child that can last short-term and unfortunately long-term. Fortunately, there are multiple solutions for these problems that everyone can do so that everyone's position is improved. Foster care agencies can create negative situations due to the selection of the caregiver and the plethora, deluge, profusion, surplus, vast, prodigious, immense of problems that are created; however, there are several pathways that either party can take to
For my Engagement Activity I conducted a series of research activities on foster care. It wasn’t exactly a specific organization, but a variety of them. This was to have different functions of how foster care and adoption works to unite new families together.
Foster care is something that 400,000 children in the United States, go through. I have personally been through this myself. To improve foster care for children, I have created a website along with an app. The name of both the website and app is Foster To Success. Foster To Success will especially be useful for foster youth, social workers, potential adopters, foster parents, and any additional people, who work with foster youth. But it can also be useful if you are going through a hard time. The app is free and available on iOS devices at the App Store, and on Andriod devices on GooglePlay. If you would like additional features the cost is ninety nine cents. I believe this will help improve foster care and help make it an easier transition for the children.
Foster care has been around for years, it is a place for kids with no families to go or for kids who's parents didn't want them. It isn’t all bad. When someone gives up a child, they are giving someone who wants a baby/child and can’t have any, a chance to be a parent. There are a lot of problems with the system. That is why people should keep an eye on the child, they do not understand why things happen to them. If one foster child says they are getting abused someone should watch them and they should have surveillance cameras in all rooms of the home to ensure that the children there are not mistreated. For at least a month or two.“Parenthood requires love, not DNA.” -Anonymous (“Foster Care Services”)
Many children are suffering due to various complications in their life. Children of all ages end up in the foster care system year after year. Their hardships influence them to feel really depressed and stoic. Many people do not read autobiographies, but the book, Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter teaches people about the complications of a first-hand foster child, how the foster care system is, and book reviews of famous authors and well-known magazines, as well. The story gives hope to people who believe there is no way out anymore, and it influences upon the world’s culture greatly.
Ms. Henderson notes that during the assessment process Aunika was placed with her for an evening, but was then removed and placed into foster care. She reports being confused by this decision, as her nephew, the son of her fiancé, was able to stay in the placement at her home with her and his biological father, Glenn Stillmen. I discussed with Ms. Henderson the difference between placing a child with a legal parent, which I clarified with her, Mr. Stillman is, and placing a child with a relative, which would be what the placement between she and Aunika, would be. I clarified further, that with a relative placement there are certain certification requirements that must be reached in order for the child to reside there, while they are a ward of the courts and DHS Child Welfare is charged with their safety. She seemed to understand this and asserted that she would like to be a placement option for Aunika and that she would like information regarding doing this. At this time I
The North American Canadian Foster Care System has been a controversial issue and has been debated for a long time. During the last few decades of the twentieth century, the number of children in foster care has increased in alarming numbers (Being a Foster Child, 2017). In the past years, it has been proven that the Foster Care System is in crisis and fails the children, who are placed in it, in various ways. In order to examine this failure to a greater extent, one essential question needs to be asked: “What is the relationship between a foster child’s placement in the foster care system and how well they develop?”. It is very important to examine the effects of the children’s past experiences on their further development during their time in the system, and moving into the future, as these past exposures
Foster care is a program that is beautiful and lifesaving. The government has worked hard to make it an opportunity for children to access a better life and a brighter future. However, it is also a program riddled with flaws and injustices of many kind. Many have been denied a support system once they graduate out of foster care. Some entered foster care after suffering from sexual abuse, yet had dismissed court cases because they did not have enough physical evidence to properly accuse their abuser. Another major problem riddling the foster care system is the lack of mental health care for children entering the system that have been through intense amounts of trauma. This issue is very prominent, yet it receives little recognition from the
Over the past several there has been increased focus on the foster care system with implementation of new policies and pieces of legislation to support this population. Although, initial services and support was extremely broad with the intent to meet the needs of the entire population, the youth exiting foster care due to age limitations shed light on the need for more specific legislation for this population. It is clear that youth “aging out” (Dworksy, 2008) of the foster care system are in some ways forced to transition into a role of independence much differently than the general population. There is typically no chance for this population of youth to return to the foster care system for support even if they are completed unprepared for the transition (Geenen & Power, 2007). Clearly, specific populations of foster care youth are in need of special attention particularly those aging out of the system. These youth are believed to encounter adverse challenges in areas such as incarceration, drug use, education, and homelessness. In the hopes to address the issues of homelessness in youth several pieces of legislation have been passed and amended over the years.
Last night abuser was arrested and DCCP were called in , she's undocumented and does not speak English.
The DeJesus/Bernadeau family has a previous history with the Department dating back to 1986. There were 51A’s filed in March 1986, December 1993, February 1994, March 1997, and three reports in July 2002. In July 2002 Abner Bernadeau, Stephanie Guzman DeJesus, and Michael Guzman DeJesus were removed from their mother’s care after an Emergency Care and protection order was filed. It was reported that two year old Stephanie was found wandering the streets of Cambridge with a rope tied around her ankle and her two year old Michael was found at home tied to his crib. The three children were returned to their mother’s care a year and seven months later.
By checking OR-KIDS, the constituent lost her two older children due to drug use and erratic behavior. Her new baby is under DHS custody because her D&A and MH
She said that she was informed by the DHS Fraud Investigator, Juan Lopez, that Melissa Krug, an eligibility worker in SSP, Marion, had reported to Juan that Jennifer is defrauding the system. Jennifer said that is not true. Melissa had reported she defrauding the system because her ex-husband, Antonio Rodriguez, is have an affair with Melissa and she wanted to harm her.