US: The Hidden Trauma of “Short Stays” in Foster Care

US: The Hidden Trauma of “Short Stays” in Foster Care

Marshall Project – February 11, 2020
When most Americans think of foster care, they think of children waiting years in homes or institutions to return to their families or to be placed for adoption. But every year, an average of nearly 17,000 children are removed from their families’ custody and placed in foster care only to be reunited within 10 days, according to a Marshall Project analysis of federal Department of Health and Human Services records dating back a decade.
Read the full piece at https://www.themarshallproject.org/2020/02/11/the-hidden-trauma-of-short-stays-in-foster-care
See also: “A Cure Worse Than the Disease? The Impact of Removal on Children and Their Families”https://repository.law.umich.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3055&context=articles

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