Child Maltreatment Analysis

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It is important to understand child maltreatment so that one is aware of when to report. It is also important so that child welfare knows how to respond and what services to provide to each child and for each family. In the United States, once a child has been reported and identified as a victim of some kind of child maltreatment, child protective services responds to make sure that the child is at a total well-being. State, federal and local governments all play a significant role to assure that each child gets their needs met as a matter of fact they spend about 8 billion dollars a year on child welfare. In the film from place to place there were three different cases where three youth experienced some type of foster care. In regards to Raif’s case he had eight different placements in a time period of four years. He expressed how all he wanted was for someone to accept him and love him unconditionally, he often felt unwanted and unloved. He wanted a family to take him into their home without being worried about receiving a paycheck. His mother committed suicide and for some strange reason most of his case workers past away. One of his case workers quit, she couldn’t handle his case and simply …show more content…
He also shared how most kids in foster homes have no love and that it is hard for them to build new relationships since they are constantly moving. His mother left him in the hospital as soon as he was born and at eight years old he was already living in his first group home. A group home is part of out-of-home care for child maltreatment victims includes foster care placements, kinship care, and placement in residential treatment centers and institutions (pg. 267). Around 15% of children are living in residential/ group care with professional staff (pg. 267). In this case Micah moved from one placement to another multiple

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