Foster Care Quality: A Missing Piece of the Story of Missing Girls
John Kelly’s article, The Foster Care Aspect of the D.C. Missing Girls Story, draws an important connection between recent uproar about missing girls in the District, many of whom turned out to be runaways, and the city’s foster care system.
The Foster Care Aspect of the D.C. Missing Girls Story
Youth Services Insider cannot recall a stranger narrative turn than the recent one involving missing children (particularly girls) in Washington, D.C. A public outcry began when, all of a sudden, reports of missing girls began to pop up on the social media feeds of the city’s police force.
Confidentiality Should Not Apply When a Young Child Disappears
On March 19, 2014, a school social worker in Washington, D.C. went to a homeless shelter to obtain a doctor’s note for a student. Eight-year-old Relisha Rudd had been absent from her classroom for almost three weeks without a written excuse.