“Shelter in place. Stay at home. Self-isolation. Quarantine. Important measures for slowing and overcoming the spread of COVID-19. But for survivors living with violence, abuse, and assault, these terms mean something else: trapped.” (NPQ, May 8, 2020, Drew Adams)
Topics: Foster Care
As 2019 is now behind us and we look forward to 2020 - we here at Global Vision Technologies would like to express our thanks to all of the caseworkers, foster care parents, healthcare providers and so many others who have taken responsibility for our country’s most vulnerable resource - children and families.
About a year ago, President Trump signed the Family First Prevention Service Act into law. Social workers engaged in child and family care praised the legislation as the first “prevention” measure to help keep children safely with their families and avoid the traumatic experience of entering foster care. The act emphasized the importance of children growing up in families and helps ensure children are placed in the least restrictive, most family-like setting appropriate to their special needs when foster care is needed.
For those working in child services, an understanding of family situations is vital in being able to
help improve child welfare. Fortunately for those agencies, utilizing the right social services
software can help streamline processes and effectively “humanize” the various situations.
The goal is to always be improving child welfare through various services, responses and
interventions, and with the right social services software on your side, the tasks can become
easier to track and perhaps even more simple.
“I was brought up in a household where Christmas meant fun, laughter, presents and lots of food. Christmas was my favorite time of the year,” a social worker, who prefers to remain anonymous, began her Christmas story. “I guess that’s why, when I began my career in social work, it startled me to realize that for most of the children in my care Christmas was a very difficult time.”
Wanted to share an inspirational story of foster care that turned into an adoption in Arkansas. Meet Chase and the Bailey family and watch this short video. https://vimeo.com/202694305
This blog received an email in the past week from a social worker in Des Moines. We have reproduced it here in its original form.
Do You Allow Your Children to Fail?
These days our children’s lives read like a Hollywood movie. People are trying to script their children’s lives. In some cases - they are not allowed to fail. It starts young, if they are sports minded, they have to grow up to be the next Tiger Woods. If they are smart, they are pushed to be a rocket scientist or similar.