In the article “Think Child, Think Family” Dorothy Scott tries to raise awareness about the negative effects of foster and state care on children, while also “building the capacity of child-focused services to be ‘child- and parent-sensitive’ (Scott 42). The article is mainly about “How adult specialist services can support children at risk of abuse and neglect” (Scott 1). In this she, as well as other contributors to the article, believe that there will be less negative effects on the family if the services are focused on both parent and child wellness. Many of the negative effects children develop from instable environments are behavioral problems or trust issues, and as they grow ...
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...amily a chance to regain their independence, and to be a more socially functional unit before we step in and do what we think is right for their lives.
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