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Child Welfare should carefully screen prospective foster par

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Transcript of Child Welfare should carefully screen prospective foster par

The Nightmare of a Foster Child
Social Workers are overwhelm with many case loads
Educating foster parents
The Way out
Foster parents should be carefully screened
Through the
EYES
of a Child Molester
"It shouldn't hurt to be a child".
The Way Out
40%

of
2,440

children
were being placed with convicted criminals.
- Denverpost.com
2000
2.8 Million
1.7 Million
PbS.org
CPS require foster Parents to receive 16 hours
30 hours of MAPP Training
Broken down into 10 weeks
Current Trainings
Solutions
Foster care agencies should conduct a thorough background check on foster parents.
Social Workers should only have 12 cases
Adequate levels of contacts, resources and trainings for foster parents
Childhelp.org
If foster agency thoroughly investigate foster parents and place children in safe environments, this is what we can expect!
Fewer children being maltreated
Foster children will live longer and
Happier!!
What we can see if social workers are not over loaded with cases.
Constant contact with children and foster parents.
Children will unlikely fall into the wrong hands
Effective trainings for foster parents
Considerate and understanding to the child's needs
Properly restrain a troubled child
Continue on ten week program
New Approach
Examiner.com
Lavall, Debbie. "Childcare Authorities Should Carefully Screen Prospective Foster Parents to Prevent Child Molesters from Becoming Foster Parents." Personal interview. 27 Nov. 2013.
Jones, Ms. "Childcare Authorities Should Carefully Screen Prospective Foster Parents to Prevent Child Molesters from Becoming Foster Parents." Personal interview. 27 Nov. 2013.
"The Oprah Winfrey Show"
How Child Welfare system has failed to help foster children receive the proper treatment because they don't carefully screen potential foster parents.

How social workers are overloaded with cases that they tend to over look many other cases

How foster parents can receive the proper training to properly care for their foster child.
Refutation
Many of you may say, well if a child needs a home to stay for the night or for a couple of weeks then the agency may not have any other choice but to place them in foster homes as a last minute resort.
Refutation
You may think that these solutions may be costly and it’s something that the state can’t afford. However, I will point out how these solutions wouldn't go over the budget that’s already being provided to foster agencies.
Today I’m here to inform everyone that we can no longer fold our arms and continue to see the cycle of abuse unfold in Foster Care. Childcare authority should thoroughly investigate each potential foster parent’s to prevent child molesters from becoming foster parents.

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