Recommendation 2: Prevention through Poverty Alleviation
- FINDINGS: 77.5% of Frontline Workers identified poverty as the reason for a child’s removal from their family.
- SOLUTION: Intervention far earlier than when child protective services are called today because by things are too toxic. Affordable housing, food stamps, childcare should all be seen as child welfare preventative measures. Foster the family instead of removing he child. Other adults, whether they are trained foster parents or relatives could step in and support a family by providing respite care, parent mentoring and role modeling behaviors.