Child wefare performance improving — but still falling short
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While it is important that the case worker have regular visits with the child, it is also important the child in foster care have regular contact with his or her parents and siblings if the goal is to achieve reunification of the family. In 2004, children in foster care did not have weekly visits with their parents in 60 percent of the cases. The percentage has continued to rise, despite an increase in staffing.
Children need a nurturing and loving environment to grow. Neglect not only impacts their physical health, but also their emotional and social development. These children rely on public intervention to help them, and with the appropriate services, they can grow up to live healthy and productive lives. Our children cannot wait.
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