Thursday, September 21, 2023

NCCPR in the Concord (N.H.) Monitor: Even "Strength to Succeed" can’t make up for DCYF’s failure

Both the Strength to Succeed program and Michaela Towfighi’s excellent story about it for the Monitor reflect a rare understanding that parents who lose children to foster care usually are not the monsters we read about in horror story cases, and helping those parents is the best way to help their children. 

The story also reveals the chronic failure of the Division of Children, Youth and Families to recognize this, and the enormous harm its failure does to those same children. The statistics about entries into care also are revealing, when you factor in one key variable. 

Consider two cases discussed in the story. …

Read the full column in the Concord Monitor