Child welfare began as a series of different policies created to ensure children and families could receive aid when needed. The well-intentioned program has saved countless children and families. Yet we have somehow arrived at a time where if the child welfare program is mentioned it leaves a bitter taste in our mouth. Delving into this I aspire to educate others on the hardships of child welfare and where the tainted image derived from. Finding no singular source, I raise questions such as the following to gain different forms of clarity. Should the parents deemed unfit be a source of public opinion? What is the context surrounding active cases where the situation escalated fatally for a child? Lastly is the caseworker solely to blame for the tragedies that can surround their daily life.
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Williams, Najee, "The Real Child Welfare System" (2020). English Department: Research for Change - Wicked Problems in Our World. 15.