The Successes between "Once Upon a Time" & "Happily Ever After"
- Posted to PREVENT ABUSE AGAINST CHILDREN
Traditional bedtime fairytales can be full of scary things like dragons and witches and bears, oh my! Yet, the adventures caregivers tell their children at the day's end conclude in overcoming, often imparting lessons of ambition, kindness or some other morality. Content aside, this nighttime ritual always strengthens the relational bond between caregiver and child and engages the developing child with literacy.
"Once upon a time" is not the way stories about the child welfare system start. The sad reality is that the very need for these services is because adults put children in harm's way. Though an undeniable and indivisible aspect, news of child welfare more often than not focuses exclusively on the abuse and neglect. Yet, every day service providers work with children and families to overcome systemic poverty, to learn ways to provide care and protection, and to form new forever families.
Just as morality lessons inspire and the act of reading together nurtures, adults need to hear that success is not only possible, but happening all the time. With this Cause action, we want to hear from service providers about reunited families and newly formed families with whom children are thriving. What happens to youth formerly in care who graduate from high school or college and secure steady employment? Tell us how you've created innovative partnerships with other providers to enable these outcomes. In real life, stories don't end with "happily ever after," but so many that end with promise, potential and achievement go untold.
For this action, we're relying on CWLA's membership, a powerful national coalition of hundreds of child- and family-serving organizations and community leaders. Members work across and care about the array of child welfare services that aim to promote children's safety, permanence and well-being. This action is intended for current and future members to share stories of child welfare successes. Please refrain from including any identifying information or stories that conclude with an ongoing challenge.
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