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    Children begin to grieve the loss of their primary caregiver even when there’s a history of maltreatment (Goldsmith, Oppenheim, & Wanlass, 2004). Caregivers often feel guilt and shame for not being able to keep their family intact, (Haight, Kagle, & Black, 2003). Despite the decision to remove a child from their home, the goal of CFS is family reunification, (Pecora , et al., 2009). Supervised visitations, which are scheduled, face to face contacts between caregivers and their children in foster care, serve as the primary intervention tool in supporting reunification and maintaining the caregiver-child relationship, (Haight, Kagle, & Black, 2003). It is here where families can highlight their strengths by showing up for all scheduled visits,…

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    always changing and evolving in order to properly avoid the mistakes of the past and to create a better future for all children and young people. In the United States, one of the most significant legislations that came into place was the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (ASFA). Although the law made effort to give children safety, stability, and permanence, it was not a perfect…

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    Immigration is the oxygen to America’s lungs, without it the nation will die. Yet, the American government has been holding its breath for years. For it has established laws that are so complicated it requires a lawyer to fight through. These laws are backing up the system and causing undo turmoil on those trying to legally enter the country. Improvements must be made or America will soon suffocate under the restraint of its own laws. Family unification is a process in which a U.S.…

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    The Berlin Journal by Robert Darnton provides an account on the reunification of East and West Berlin. Throughout the journal, Darnton reveals how confronting the past is an important step in moving forward. Darnton also examines the different meanings the Berlin Wall symbolized for East and West Berliners. Finally, the effects of reunification on the economic system were a concern among East Berliners as they did not want to let go of socialism. The three major themes in Darnton’s Berlin…

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    Out of This Furnace Essay Out of this Furnace is a historical novel by Thomas Bell depicting three generations of a Slovakian immigrant family and their many hardships encountered in the their lifetimes, trying to adjust to life in a new country. Part one follows George Kracha, the first to come over to America, and what he goes through in trying to support himself and his family. All of what Kracha has to go through mirrors some of the real life struggles immigrants had back in 1881 and even…

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    Citation: D'andrade, A. (2009). The differential effects of concurrent planning practice elements on reunification and adoption. Research on Social Work Practice, 19(4), 446-459. DOI: 10.1177/1049731508329388 Annotation: Amy D’Andrade, a researcher from San Jose State University, conducted an observational study on the effects of concurrent planning. The researcher wanted to discover how having a concurrent plan affected reunification and adoption. She discovered that reunification was more…

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    Process of Reunification. The process for reunification is complex and time consuming. The first step that occurs in the reunification process after the placement of the child in the foster care system is to develop a permanency plan as mandated by each state. This plan sets forth the process the agency and the families must complete in order to have the child return home. After the child has been in foster care for 15-22 months, the law mandates a request from the courts for parental rights to…

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    A Family Partnership Meetings (FPM) are collaborative efforts in the permanency planning process between the family, foster youth (when appropriate), family's supports, foster care worker, and other professionals (Family Partnership Meetings, 2013; Kim, Pierce, Jaggers, Imburgia, & Hall, 2016). Studies about FPM as an engagement tool in the foster care system indicates that engagement is a critical component to achieving permanency for foster children (Crampton, Usher, Wildfire, Webster, &…

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    research pertaining family engagement in foster (i.e. foster care, family engagement, model of family engagement, parental engagement, child welfare, foster children…). From the word search, 80 articles have been obtained thus far relating to the identified research topic. From the literature review, themes were identified, definitions of keys words and phrases were developed and a gap in research was found. Achieving permanency begins with planning as soon as a child comes into foster care…

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    Many Pakistani families who travel between Denmark and Sweden are in a constant struggle, because Pakistani couples that one of them is a non-citizen are not allowed to live in Denmark right away. Many of these Pakistani couples have an arranged marriage often to someone they are already related to in some form, “Zagib…had married Sara, his paternal cousin, in Pakistan in 2004.” (PG.91) But if the spouse is not a Denmark citizen it makes the marriage difficult because the other non-citizen…

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