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Hi There -
I am a foster parent in the system and I want to note that first there are two sides of the house - child welfare (CW) and developmental disabilities (DD). On the DD side, my expereince has been full seperation from those who accredit and review, those who place, and those who are assigned as case workers for the youth. Highly professional from top to bottom and everything inbetween. It is a delight to serve this group and to be accountaable to them for professional service to the youth.
On the otherside of the house is in my limited opinion a group with an elitiist attitude. I perceive CW to be very poor in communication, highly set in who is right rather than what is right - case in point: should a child be penalized from seeing a parent because the parent can't make an appointment with the child? Although the adult is to be responsible in keeping the appt, didn't the child get there because of a exhbited lack of responsibility? CW has its rules. I can talk for hours on the differences between the two houses. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ADDRESS THE SEPCIFIC SIDE OF THE HOME AND DON'T LUMP THE TWO TOGETHER.
Thank you - Tg
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