The children’s rights website stated that, “On any given day, there are nearly 428,000 children in foster care in the United States.”() All of those children have to be reminded daily that the foster care system has a lot of problems in it. Most of these children are put in some of the most unbearable situations. The foster system has numerous problems that I think can and should be solved. This includes: children not having an education, foster parents and children not having a connection, children facing both sexual and physical abuse, financial problems, and children aging out of the system. There are many more problems with the foster care system but I think that these are the main problems that should be addressed and solved.
As his studies show that almost half they reported had never had a job in their lives, and 15% was hard for them to attend school in their country. Benson (2015) stated that almost 40% reported not understanding or speaking English. Numerous refugees arriving in Australia with little to no speaking English is an essential barrier that many refugees face. As the ‘Newly-resettled Refugees unable to find work’, report finds that many refugees have suffered psychological problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder and near to 40% said that their health was fair or becoming worse. This means that refugees need the support to find a solution to tackle their issue of writing and speaking English.
According to Connie Marshner, who is the Vice-President for Development of the American Family Business Institute, while there were over 225,000 parents that had taken steps to adopt in 2006, only a small percentage had been able to take in a child, because the regulations and long processes involved kept them from doing so (Marshner 2006). This issue has an enormous effect on the foster care system, because the strict requirements for parents make it extremely difficult for children to leave the foster care system, and, thus, many foster children have to live in crowded foster homes instead of a permanent living situation. Marshner’s ideas are similar to Conna Craig’s, in the sense that the government’s actions, whether they are structuring funds or creating regulations, have a substantial effect on the number of foster children in the system. Nevertheless, there are still more unique ways that the federal government has a role in regulating the
“Overall, researchers were able to document a ‘poverty-related effect’ on children’s mental health and behavior” (Bassuk 499). In the state of Michigan there were more than 38,000 homeless children attending public schools in the year 2013 (Seidel A2). Homeless children are at increased risk of dropping out of school because their parents are not aware of the federal law that was passed in 1987 specifically to prevent homeless children from dropping out of school. The law is called the McKinney-Vento law. Prior to 1987 homeless children were unable to meet enrollment requirements in schools because they could not show proof of residency, and did not have school and health records.
When many survivors grew up and had children of their own, they were unable to parent efficiently because they did not have proper role models as children, thus, the trauma of residential school survivors was transmitted from generation to generation. This is known as intergenerational trauma, which is when previous unresolved trauma of one individual is passed on to the next generation in a person’s family (Day, Jones, Nakata, & McDermott, 2012). The intergenerational trauma is so far spread, it has almost become normalized as a shared experience in indigenous cultures
Plenty of placements are also done if the child is initially placed in short-term care but needs to be moved to long term. However, the more changes a child experiences decreases the chance of them returning home or being adopted. There are many children that are stuck in the foster care system because they do not have a biological family or an adoptive
Out of 510,000 children, 22,500 are abused. Both adopted kids and foster kids are being sexually abused, physically abused, and mentally abused. Because there is not enough money to properly help children get decent families, they are sent to where they can simply find space. These children can be helped and given a better family if more funding is possible. With more funding, families can have a background check done to check their records.
In addition, the central component of Care ethics is to creatively think of solutions that best accommodates the interests of those involved. One way to exercise this, may be suggesting that Anna can put the child in a home, that provides extensive care for the child’s needs. This is allow her to still have contact and visit the child, but may not burden her, financially, physically, mentally and emotionally as having the child by
Children are put into foster care for many different reasons that include physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological abuse, or neglect (Leve et al., 2012). Regardless of the situation, removal from parents can affect immediate and future mental and developmental health of the child (Bruskas, 2008). This problem is important because children around the world are diagnosed, and most of them will not be properly cared for. Adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 have a higher prevalence of poor health, and studies have shown that 12% of foster kids do not receive regular health care (Gramkowski et al., 2009). There are little improvements to the system, and awareness would give enough attention to cause change.
It is much more likely that a parent or parents will realise the need to set boundaries for children in order to give them an external sense of permanence that creates a sense of safety for the child. It is this sense of certainty or permanence that