Its a tough business,, I worked as a therapist with families that had children in foster care. Sometimes the social worker, courts, foster parents and therapists sabotaged each other... sometimes it was a question of turf, but was detrimental to the family. I think the system could work well under favorable circumstances, and only for dire need, but too often children were placed and replaced when the family was ready and willing to work. yet resources supported foster care rather than family therapy. I dont think one story characterizing the risks as being community and family is always valid.
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 17:46