New Jersey police recently found two children, aged 5 and 10, living in an unheated storage unit. The situation came to light when the boys’ mother was arrested for allegedly slashing her boyfriend’s tires.
How are those of us concerned with the welfare of children to respond? If these children are placed into the foster system, we cannot be sure of the quality of care they will receive. Clearly, their mother would benefit from counseling – not to mention employment training. And what of their father? Does he bear no responsibility?
Social workers wrestle with such imponderables daily. Solomon would be at a loss to supply an answer. All the rest of can do is support programs that benefit abused and neglected children, in the hope one life may be salvaged at a time.
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