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US: Putting the Child Back in Child Welfare (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – September 21, 2017
It was the dead kids who inspired me to leave my comfortable, well-paid job as a researcher and become a child welfare social worker. The dead kids felt no more misery. But I couldn’t stop thinking about all the other kids living in fear of the next beating, watching child protective services (CPS) workers leave after accepting the mother’s or stepfather’s explanation of their bruises, and facing the now-angrier adult eager to punish them.