child welfare

In Due Time: A Reunification Story

Have you ever noticed that a Volkswagen Beetle can turn around on a dime, but tractor trailers require a lot more space and time to make the same turn? When a mom who is deep in substance abuse has her child taken away, she is much like the tractor trailer. It takes time to get …

Turning the Corner: A Reunification Story

The Taylor family became involved in the child welfare system when their only child, one year-old Jason, was sheltered from them due to the substance abuse and domestic violence issues. Typical to these cases, substance abuse shad negative effects on their relationship, their ability to communicate effectively and to properly care for their son. Their …

Reunification: The Journey

By: Barbara Myshrall What image comes to mind when you think of child welfare? Is it dark images of children being taken from their parents because they can’t safely care for them? Parents with drug addictions, domestic violence issues and unsafe living conditions? Or do you picture foster parents who help to heal and care …