“Children In Our Care”

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with this website: https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/child_protection/

On the left hand side, navigate to “Children In Our Care” and click “overview”. Choose kinship care, foster care, adoption, or youth and young adults. Give a brief, five sentence summary of what you learned about your choice.

Then, look at https://www.childwelfare.gov/ and explain the purpose of this website. Navigate to “more tools and resources” and then “resources from the children’s bureau” then “children’s bureau video series”. Choose a video to summarize in five sentences. (If link does not work, try copying and pasting in a new window – I am having trouble with it loading inside of BB).
Assignment should total a half page to a page.

Page 2. Questions
Why do you think there is more emphasis on interventions in child welfare than on prevention?

Along those same lines, considering all that you have read and learned in the course so far, what is the best form of prevention of child abuse and neglect?

History has shown that social welfare policy in America is strongly influenced by the prevailing value system (e.g., what is good or desirable) of the country. What are the values reflected in the funding priorities and practices of children/family/youth services?

Sample Solution