I’ve worked as a therapist for children in the foster-care system for two and a half years, and I see many children who are born into a losing battle. It’s easy to point fingers at the Department of Children & Families and the courts. However, instead of placing blame, the solution lies in empowering and educating families on effective parenting and recognizing signs of abuse. Many family members are too afraid to report abuse or in denial that abuse is happening.
The death of one child is one death too many, and the funding necessary must be provided to help parents and families learn to raise their children in a positive manner and in a healthy environment.
Change must happen within the system in order to save children from the people whom they are supposed to trust the most.
Cristina Uribe, Miami