Title

Following Braam

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Event Website

https://source2022.sched.com/

Start Date

18-5-2022

End Date

18-5-2022

Keywords

Foster care, Braam, DCYF

Abstract

Foster care in Washington State is in crisis. There are too many children to place and not enough homes, so children are living in offices, motels, and out of state. News reports all too often mention cases of abuse and runaways in foster homes, and monitoring foster placements is inadequate. This study is significant because it proposes solutions for oversight of foster care children in Washington, solutions which could assist policymakers, DCYF programming, and encourage the public to consider becoming foster parents. This qualitative, case study research seeks to understand how changes on the Braam panel have affected government and policy changes at the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) in monitoring foster care children, placements, and runaways from foster placements throughout the State of Washington. Due to the dissolution of the Braam panel, the research will focus on understanding oversight programming and analysis for foster care children in the State of Washington and will be defined as a case study.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Christine Henderson

Department/Program

Law & Justice

Additional Mentoring Department

Law & Justice

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Following Braam

Foster care in Washington State is in crisis. There are too many children to place and not enough homes, so children are living in offices, motels, and out of state. News reports all too often mention cases of abuse and runaways in foster homes, and monitoring foster placements is inadequate. This study is significant because it proposes solutions for oversight of foster care children in Washington, solutions which could assist policymakers, DCYF programming, and encourage the public to consider becoming foster parents. This qualitative, case study research seeks to understand how changes on the Braam panel have affected government and policy changes at the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) in monitoring foster care children, placements, and runaways from foster placements throughout the State of Washington. Due to the dissolution of the Braam panel, the research will focus on understanding oversight programming and analysis for foster care children in the State of Washington and will be defined as a case study.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2022/COTS/93