Just the other day, while using State Statute search page (link: http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/state/ ) found at the US Department of Health and Human Services, I glanced at the heading of this page, shown below:
- PROTECTING CHILDREN
- STRENGTHENING FAMILIES
Why do they have these words listed? Then I remembered. These were actually the two major concerns and responsibilities that the Agencies, dealing with Our Children & Families, were asked to do. Sounds like a great plan.
- I am assuming that "Protecting Children" means to protect those children who are being truly abused.
- I am also assuming "Strengthening Families" could relate partially to "Family Preservation".
- Finally, I am assuming everyone involved should be held accountable for their actions...ie. Agency, Parents, Children, etc.
Then I remembered a book I recently read, with the same title as this blog."
May want to read it. And even though it was published in 2000, the controversy is indeed a very big issue today for our children and our families. Every child deserves a secure and permanent home with a family that can guide them through their journey in life.
- Here is little about this book: (Also see Related Reading below)
Published: Georgetown University Press, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 156 pages
Related Reading: Family Preservation vs Foster Care (15 Issue Papers Relating to this Topic from NCCPR)
May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
Keeper of the web files for http://nfpcar.org