Vol. 11, No. 2 May 2007
We all know our child welfare system isn’t perfect. If you’re like most people working in this system, you’re willing to take a few imperfections (or more than a few) if it means a chance to make a positive difference in the lives of children and their families.
To make the biggest possible impact sometimes you need to face facts, to know the “good, the bad, and the ugly.” After all, you can solve problems and overcome hurdles so much better when you know what they are.
In this spirit, this issue of Fostering Perspectives aims to provide you with a realistic look at some important aspects of foster care and adoption in North Carolina, including our performance on key indicators, the disproportionate representation of African Americans in foster care, the influence of our consumer society on adoption, the lingering effects of trauma on children, and more.
Whatever your role is in the child welfare system, we salute you for your dedication and your hard work, and we hope this issue supports you as you continue to make a difference.
Copyright © 2007 Jordan Institute for Families