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Problems within the Foster Care System
Transcript of Problems within the Foster Care System
Continuously putting child in dangerous situations
Severe behavioral problems in the child
Death of a parent Foster care systems often go un-noticed within the communities. Often times they lack resources, financial and other needed supports. Two thirds of the foster care population is made up of African-American children. African American children also remain in foster care longer. Many states encourage the parents and children to be reunited providing the parents with support such as; mental health or drug and alcohol treatment, parent skills, training, and living assistance. Emotional Effects on Foster Children About 30% of children in foster care have severe emotional, behavioral, or developmental problems.
Feel guilty and blame themselves for removal.
Still attached to birth parents despite often times abuse.
Feeling unwanted when place in foster care or a long period of time.
Feeling helpless due to lack of control
Trouble showing affection Works Cited AACAP.org