Large scale systemic issues such as poverty, homelessness, racial disparity, substance-use disorders and mental illness leave many families vulnerable and in need of supportive intervention. In fact, up to 80% of families involved with child welfare agencies are still intact but at high risk for disruption and separation. We know that God’s heart is for biological families to remain together or to reunify and so is ours. Caring for children impacted by foster care means, in part, caring for vulnerable moms and dads who need support. To achieve a day when ZERO children are waiting for a safe, supported family, we must increase family preservation and reunification as often as is safely possible.
of families involved with child welfare are intact, at-risk biological families
of maltreated children have caretakers who experienced domestic violence
of involved birth moms have experienced at least one traumatic event