New parents are hard to accept, especially when the child has been passed home to home. These attachment issues may restrict the child from moving forward in their lives and excelling in the new environment provided (Robin). The lack of stability in the system is only setting up the children up for failure, according to Stone, “we treated foster children as if they were our own, yet many of them never felt as if they were.” It is difficult for young children and adolescents to comprehend the separation of their parents let alone the process of moving to multiple foster homes while under the guardianship of the state. Other children mask their hesitation at being attached to a family by letting others see only what they want to see.
The brain often reacts to changing environments in a negative way. These negative feelings can end up translating into aggressive behaviors. This is the reality for children in foster care. A child who is put in foster care for their whole life may never feel like they belong. The child was either taken from home or given up at birth.
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.
(Child Welfare Information Gateway). Many children’s stories are overlooked by the politician in debates about immigration policy, leading children who are happy and safe at home fall into a system that does not apply to them. In a result of children to suffer from severe mental health issues like anxiety and depression caused by being separated from their parents. Therefore, the politicians should pay more attention to immigration policy to prevent American citizens from falling into the child welfare system because no one has the right
Joseph A. Doyle Jr. (2007) discusses, “Children investigated for abuse or neglect are not tracked over time in a systematic way.” (p.1584). If the foster system does not efficiently track the wellbeing of these children, it makes it difficult to provide all the necessary support for them. Providing a program that will help track, transition, and counsel these children will greatly impact the overall improvement of the foster system. Foster care was not meant to be a permanent solution for these children.
Foster kids are more likely to experience health problems and often do not receive normal physical examinations. Families should accept foster kids and treat them as though they are their own. Foster families should be good influences on foster children. Foster care associations always want foster kids to find permanent homes. The goal for a foster kid is most often to reunite with the birthfamily, but can change to adoption if it is in the child’s best interest (www.adopt.org).
I wanted to bring attention on how allowing almost anyone to foster can affect a child mentally, physically, and emotionally. I believe this paper held very important information and statistics showing how being placed in a bad home can permanently damage a child’s outlook on life and his or her
Studies on the health, social, and psychological outcomes of transracial adoptive children portray how they will adapt to their new families (Thomas, 2016). Even if a child looks happy you may never know what happens at school or how they feel internally. Children may be bullied and face racial discrimination. Studies have shown that racial discrimination causes low self-esteem, stress, and depressive symptoms (Dolan, 2015). Another problem that could be involved with transracial adoption is child trafficking.
My fight that is when a child is placed in a foster home that the people taking the kid in are checked into to see if they are going to treat the child properly. I chose this topic because it bothers me deeply that foster children aren’t treated correct. I mean, if anything they should be treated better because the people taking care of them don’t know what happened to them in their lives and the parents are there to take care of this child. Instead, they are just taking advantage of them and telling them to do stuff they do not want to do. Foster children are just like any other child and they should treated like it.
Unfortunately, too often we as a nation also let them down. When they feel there is no where to turn, they shut down and isolate themselves. Not only does the distrust impact treatment, youths in foster care will continue to face substantial adversities upon aging out that may reinforce the idea that there is not safety and security in the world. Social Worker’s Role The primary role and responsibility of the clinical social worker in the group is the development and maintenance of a healthy functioning group.
When an incident such as abuse occurs, child welfare systems are given a huge opportunity to step in and give these children their basic needs back. “The child welfare system is a group of services designed to promote the well-being of children by ensuring safety, achieving permanency, and strengthening families to successfully care for their children.” (National Center for Homeless Education, 2007; Pg.3). The irony in that definition is that most children in welfare systems are not safe and neither do most children attain permanency. Child welfare systems are a dangerous place for young children to enter.
The most common psychological problems developed by these children are ADHD, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and bipolar disorder. Many children suffer from attachment disorders from their foster families when taken in at a young age. Removing children from their home has proved to be traumatic to the psychological development of the child, thus creating a tough decision for child protective services when children cannot be taken in by family members (Lohr & Jones, 2016). Researchers have found that children who are in foster homes or congregate homes are more likely to be put on psychiatric medications including antianxiety, antipsychotics, stimulants, and
Neglect is a harsh thing to go through when you have no one on your side especially by the people that are supposed to help you find a loving and caring family. Foster Care workers aren’t caring and looking out for the children like they are supposed to so that’s where the neglect comes from and that’s why this paper is getting written. Are kids in foster care in the United States safe?. The Foster Care System in the United States is neglectful and unsafe for children because foster care workers aren’t screened correctly, the system is not monitored appropriately, foster care can negatively affect the mind of a child.
These exploited children don’t get to develop the same as children who live in “normal” child’s lifestyle. The trafficked children don’t get to enjoy the same pleasures as other children, they don’t play, they don’t learn and their lives are filled with lists of things that they don’t get to do. Most children their age would be going to school, playing with friends and involved with extracurricular activities. These exploited children go from being school age children to having adult like tendencies. Some miss out on the developmental stage of being an adolescent, which I believe would lead to psychological and emotional problems in the present and future.