Things must be pretty miserable when workers quit by the dozen in Arizona’s Child Protection System.
Christine LaCroix’s recent article points out that 30% of CP workers quit each year, and this year, with “massive increase” in child abuse reports has left the department woefully unable to protect Arizona children. Child protection workers have one of the most difficult jobs in public service according to the Department’s Director, Clarence Carter (and me). Clarence ends with a statement that we should all have as a motivator to support child protection services and the people that do the work;
“The things that people can imagine to do to a child are absolutely unconscionable”.
That is exactly what I remember as a volunteer guardian ad-Litem. Suicidal 4 & 7 year-olds & horribly abused children of all ages.
According to last year’s Child Well Being, Geography Matters;
AZ ranks -
46th in births to teen moms
40th in late or no prenatal care
36th in child poverty
45th in uninsured children
State after state is failing its youngest and most vulnerable citizens. This too is unconscionable.
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