Foster Care Effects

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boosts incredibly and their outlook on life is positive. The parents that emphasize good character and raise the children to be more than phenomenal, impact our society greatly; let alone the foster children’s lives. Those are the kind of parents we need to encourage to have open arms and embrace foster children to truly effect their lives for the best of them. It’s a tragedy that finding beneficial parents are so laborious. “More than one-half of children in foster care have ever experienced caregiver violence or caregiver incarceration and almost two-thirds have lived with someone who had an alcoholic or drug problem” (Bramlett). The fact that one-half of the foster children have either been beaten or witnessed violent acts is heartbreaking. As a country we should be fighting for those who can’t. These children have already experienced more negativity in their lives than most adults. Children involved in foster care show mental and emotional…show more content…
The use of psychotropic medication is another important component of a foster child’s treatment plan. The medication is closely monitored to detect and negative side-effects. Interventions are a successful way to address a child’s problem and hopefully help extinguish any negative effect it has. Although these plans are an option about 50% of foster children do not receive treatment (Dashiell-Earp) The majority of past foster children are doing poorly; living below the national poverty line. Again, supporting the butterfly effect the children are not showing responsibility or a good work ethic. Nearly one half children in foster care in U.S. become homeless when they turn eighteen. One if every ten foster child stays in foster care longer than seven years. Each year about 15,000 reach the adult age and leave the system without a permanent family—many join the ranks of the homeless or to commit crimes and be imprisoned

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