i.10The sponsor is providing the minor with a safe environment. The placement is located in an apartment complex in Woodbridge, VA. The placement appears to be safe and no visible hazards were observed. The minor is provided her own bed and shares the bedroom with other sisters. The minor did not report any concerns regarding her safety, the placement or the community.
Revised Standards require evaluation at case closure, which also provide a natural opportunity for the volunteer to provide a reciprocal evaluation of their experience and supervision. Regular evaluations between the CASA volunteer and staff provide an opportunity for coaching and improvement in both the volunteer and staff performance. However, the Program Director and Case Supervisor conduct 3-6 month case planning reviews and believe that they can develop a document the will include the evaluation of the volunteer at that time. The program will need to submit a comprehensive plan for with specific activities and measurable factors related to in-service training and volunteer evaluations. .
Special Populations Agency Interview On February 16th of 2016, an interview was conducted with Mrs. Sharon Mosley Walker. Mrs. Walker is a Commission Investigator for the State of Florida. She was a former Protection Investigator (PI) for Children and Family Service of Jacksonville, Florida. She also worked as a Probation and Correctional officer for the State of Florida.
Christina is a Ph.D. as an associate professor in the school work at Arizona State University. Belva works at the Arizona Department of Child Safety. This article lists the things that are needed for children in foster care. Child welfare is failing. Christina and Belva talk about the necessities needed to prevent child welfare from failing.
Kristi House is a child advocacy center that is involved in meeting the legal, medical and emotional needs of child victims of sexual abuse, sex trafficking and sexually exploited children. With this legislation and grants, clients will receive an effective and enhance respond from the authorities. 2. Given the above information, discuss why you either support or do not support this legislation. If you feel the legislation has both positive and negative impacts, please list why and include your critical analysis.
Today’s Child welfare system is a development from what was created during the 1700s. As many may know the operation of DCS was not great during the 1700s but fortunately it has made some great changes. With the changes that have been made there was a time the state of Tennessee’s DCS program was ranked very high but as recent research has shown the current department is not living up to the expectations from the changes made during the 1900s. To help Tennessee’s current system perform better researchers are seeking to create an experiment to compose different methods of operation so that the state’s program can live up to the expectations made during the 1900s. The way researchers plan to execute the research project is by interacting with
CASA stands for court appointed court advocates and is a program that has been created to stand up for children in the foster care system and to help them fight for a safe home ("National Court Appointed). The mission statement for CASA is together with state and local member programs CASA supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child in the U.S. can be safe, have a permanent home and opportunity to thrive ("National Court Appointed). I really connect with CASA because in the future I would love to either foster, adopt or both. I would love to give a permanent home to a child who has no real place to call home. At the sisterhood retreat we had a CASA advisor come to us talk about her job.
As a whole, the policy implemented by the Department of Job and Family Services could also have an impact on society. The United States spent almost $26 billion on child welfare services in federal fiscal year 2006. The federal government provided over $12 billion, state governments almost $11 billion, and local governments almost $3 billion (http://www.childwelfarepolicy.org/perspectives?id=0001). In most states, foster care children are eligible for Medicaid cards, including dental, medical, and counseling services; however, the financing structure has not kept pace with a changing child welfare field. The program is authorized by title IV-E of the Social Security Act, as amended, and implemented under the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 45 CFR parts 1355, 1356, and 1357.
Minors in care show certain themes that can damage their reputation in adulthood. Acknowledged by Ainsworth and Hansen, movement of homes while being in care puts children at risk to someday be placed as a juvenile offender, become a parent at a young age, and to endure poor educational achievement. Thirty-eight percent of males and thirty-nine percent of females in detention have a history of being in foster care services (89). Ainsworth and Hansen also report that there are a number of fosters who are under seventeen years old and are pregnant or getting someone else pregnant (89). Allen S. Barton and James S Vacca, authors of ¨Bring Back Orphanages-
In addition, some states and localities have implemented targeted funding to increase the availability of child care in high-need areas. Examples of initiatives to address child care deserts include the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) in the United States, which provides funding to states to increase the availability of child care for low-income families, and the "Child Care Deserts" report by the Center for American Progress, which identifies areas with the greatest need for child care assistance. Increasing funding for childcare programs can have a significant impact on addressing the financial, safety, and social concerns of both parents and children and childcare providers. Additional funding for childcare programs can be used to reduce the cost of child care for families, making it more affordable for low-income families to access child care services. This can help to alleviate the financial burden that many families face when trying to find quality care for their children.
This program is put into place to help provide safe and stable care for children being put in and out foster care homes until they are permanently placed somewhere. There is a fixed amount of funds that can be used and it is provided by grants. The agency must submit on how they are using the money and on what they are using the money for. The agencies are able to use the money in multiple areas such as daily care and supervision of eligible children, costs to run the program, and the training of the staff and also the foster care providers (Title IV-E, 2012). Not only is this program helping provide a safe place for children who are being put in foster care homes, but it is also providing training for the parents who are choosing to foster care these children.
This solution will require the government to provide more funding for the foster system to hire more social workers. This will allow the cases to be more individualized for each child. Marion Becker, Neil Jordan, and Rebecca Larsen (2006) state, “Children in foster care also cost the Medicaid program a significantly higher amount for behavioral health services than non-foster care children. Medicaid-reimbursed behavioral health providers received an average of $210 per person per month for foster care children, compared to an average reimbursement of $26 per child per month for non-foster care children.” (p.639).
As I read the case study of Almeada and baby Anne, I was inspired by her case manager Barbra LaRosa, she provided social care and became the “bridge” between Almeade and the systems. One function of bridging is to narrow the gap between the services being offered and the needs of the individuals who are receiving those services. (Woodside, M. R. (2015). An Introduction to the Human Services, 8th Edition) Ms. LaRosa applied social care to Almeada while she was pregnant with baby Anne, she recognized Almeada's problems in living and since she worked at the school, and Almeada had not returned from summer break, she reached out to her to see what was going on and learn more about her life.
As a CASA volunteer, my mom works with neglected, abused, or foster care children alongside their legal aid and the court system. CASA volunteers make sure children do not get lost in the foster care or court system and advocates what is best for the child after spending a lot of time with the child and the other adults present in their life. CASA volunteers are often the one stable adult a child can have in their life. My mom would spend hours a week working to help each kid, whether it just be as simple as taking them to lunch or going to court to speak on the child’s behalf. All of the children were in foster or group homes looking for a stable home.