There has always been a way for children to be cared for in the United States. In the early 1800s orphan asylums were the most popular way for homeless children to be taken care of. Then institutional care came around, where children were taught to grow up as quickly as possible. Placing-out was then created in the 1850s to use instead of the institutions. This form of foster care sent children to the western states to live in rural homes.
Foster Care System Downfalls: The foster care system is setup to provide needs and protect children who have been neglected or abused. The main goal of the system is to take the children out of dangerous homes, and relocate them to a safe home, and to hopefully reunite the children with their biological families. While they are in foster care, their life should be greatly improved. Help should be given to those who are struggling with mental and emotional disabilities.
Many children throughout the United States are born into abusive families. These children have had life experiences that youth their age should not have to endure. This is when the state steps in and takes children away from their families. The child welfare system often places children in the foster care. Unfortunately, the foster care system is not always as helpful as it appears to be.
A big problem in the system that they fail to see is abuse. Abuse can be done emotionally, sexually and physically also mistreatment and neglect, all done by these certified state caregivers. Liftingtheevil.org cites the "troubling statistics from one study, claiming that over 28% of the children in state care are abused while in the system"(2017). There are many stories of abuse, and the abuse comes from the foster parents. We expect the children to be placed in safe homes.
The purpose of this study to identify a preventive notion to improve high school graduation rates among children in foster care. An innovative therapeutic mentoring program that will not only decrease the chances of foster youth dropping out of high school, but it will also increase the chances of them furthering their education. According to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System there are over 400,000 children in foster care (AFCARS, 2010). The high school graduation rate among youth in foster care is relatively low, and youth in foster care are less likely to graduate from high school compared to their peers (Day, et al., 2012).
Hey you guys, its Briana again welcome back to my youtube channel. So today instead of doing a challenge or something funny, I want to talk to you about something a little more serious, something more personal. Im going to talk to you about the foster care system and how messed up it really is. Ok so- and later I'm going to have a guest come on the show with me and talk about her own experiences and stuff so that'll be fun
I have for some experience with the Foster Care System. I use to provide Foster Care in my own for numerous years for children of all ages. In my opinion, the Foster Care System needs a lot of work, however, the quality of care depending on who the case of a social worker and the Foster parents is for the child. Your provider 's who truly care about the child and really want to make a difference. Then there are those providers who simply do it as a business and for the money.
Although supporters of the foster care system have valid points, this is unfortunately not the case for every child. This system is fraught with a myriad of problems. Opponents point out that the system is overburdened with children in need of a home. For example “ In California...the number of foster youth has tripled in the last 20 years” (TLC 1) and there are not enough families to host them. The children not placed in foster homes are put into group homes which are often underfunded and understaffed.
Have you ever thought about how it feels to be ripped out of the only place that you know as home? To get no explanation of why your parents just did not want you anymore? Not a lot of people think about this. Usually, the only people that do think about this is children that are experiencing or have experienced this problem. The children’s rights website stated that, “On any given day, there are nearly 428,000 children in foster care in the United States.”
Would you let Ponyboy Curtis from The Outsiders go to foster care? If you read the book you would know he has a pleasant home with brothers who love him. Ponyboy should be able to live with his loving brothers. He is happy with his friends, family, and home. Many good things could happen to Pony in foster care, and he could be adopted.