Importance of a Foster Care Support System
The support system of a foster child is necessary to keep the child in a protective environment while maintaining and meeting their emotional and physical needs.
The support of a foster child goes beyond Child Protective Services. It includes a CASA worker, the child's biological family, an Attorney Ad Litem, foster parents, and a judge. In order for each of the individuals to provide adequate support of the foster child there has to be a continual flow of information between them. This requires a great deal of coordination by the social worker as the individual that funnels the information to each of the other members of the support system.
Use the links to the left to explore the responsibilities of the members of the foster child support system.