Hoping to Avoid More Tragedies, State Takes More Kids Into Custody

Hoping to Avoid More Tragedies, State Takes More Kids Into Custody

August 12, 2015 | by Kate Santich | Orlando Sentinel

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Child protection agencies are constantly trying to balance keeping families together with removing children, all in the pursuit of safety and protection for kids. Often, especially in the wake of tragedies that make headlines, the pendulum swings toward more removals, but is this the best approach? This article discusses some of the challenges and tradeoffs in agencies’ attempt to strike the best balance for child safety and well-being.

Child protection agencies are constantly trying to balance keeping families together with removing children, all in the pursuit of safety and protection for kids. Often, especially in the wake of tragedies that make headlines, the pendulum swings toward more removals, but is this the best approach? This article discusses some of the challenges and tradeoffs in agencies’ attempt to strike the best balance for child safety and well-being.