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Opioids and How It’s Affecting the Foster Care System

the bad about foster careHello Reader,

Let’s just be honest and stay that the opioid crisis is putting a strain on the national foster care system. Foster care experts are saying that over the past two years another rush of foster youth has entered the system. Experts are saying that from 2012 to 2015 the number of youth in the foster care system increased by 8%, and some believe it because of the widespread and growing abuse of opioids even though the data isn’t concrete. I think we could all agree that today at this very moment the state budget is being stretched, social workers are overload, and not enough families are willing to provide children with temporary homes. We have to fix the system somehow. Read how the opioid crisis has affected this 1-year-old and what the foster family is doing to help her. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/the-opioid-crisis-is-straining-the-nations-foster-care-systems/2017/06/30/97759fb2-52a1-11e7-91eb-9611861a988f_story.html?utm_term=.b439fb719f57

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