Read the two Seattle Times articles about Eli. (they are in week 9 folder) What do you do in a situation like this? Can you think of a better way to handle it or can the system currently in place handle it if there is accountability? What should we do? Are we failing today’s “problem children?”
Though not exactly the same situation, there has been publicity and media investigative reports about juveniles who have been held in the DSHS offices or vehicles at night due to not having foster homes to put them in., Usually, it is a result of the juveniles running away from the foster homes or feeling that they are not safe. The social workers are at a loss as to what to do and how to handle the situations. You may want to explore some of those media accounts online and see what you think.