Investigating Child Abuse In Foster Care

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The foster care system is something that very few people have experience with. People believe that it 's the best possible option for children who are in abusive homes, but that 's not always the case. Various researchers have found that abuse and neglect still occurs in foster care. As the amount of research done on this topic increases, more and more people are trying to figure out ways to stop it such as better training for foster parents, focusing more on the child 's needs and outcries of abuse and conducting more research on the topic. Some abuse that occurs in foster homes happens because the parents are ill equipped to take care of a child with special needs or with more aggressive behavior. The article “A Descriptive Study of Abuse…show more content…
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