Why are family homes preferable to group homes for foster children?

Why Are Family Homes Preferable to Group Homes for Kids?


Family vs. Group Homes for Foster Children

In this video Rita Soronen of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption explains the benefits of a family home instead of a group home for children in foster care.

All children thrive in the structure of a family. For those children that have special needs and might need special therapeutic services of a group home, of course we want them to get those services. But, for the most part children need the support, the individual attention, the individual activity and kinds of love and support that a family can provide that an institution simply cannot.

Posted by Rita Soronen

For more than 30 years, Rita Soronen has worked on behalf of abused, neglected and vulnerable children, providing leadership for local, state and national efforts working to improve the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, while striving to assure safe and permanent homes for North America’s children.

Website: https://www.davethomasfoundation.org/

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