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I am an "X" child welfare case worker and believe that I have a unique perspective having been in the trenches. The workload is horrendous and it is impossible to keep on top of it. I believe that mistakes are made because of an overworked system. It was impossible to keep current on the demands of the paperwork and actually do a good job monitoring kids in foster care. It was tragic to witness burnt out caseworkers just going through the motions because they had lost their motivation to actually keep these families together. It comes as no surprise to me that we continue to have yet another case of a child falling through the cracks. It will never change unless there are radical changes in the child welfare system.
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