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news & perspectives

opinion piece published in commonwealth magazine

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"With the number of children in foster care spiking and an inadequate number of foster parents available to provide a safe home, Massachusetts’ foster care system is overwhelmed. 

" The solution to the foster care problem is stopping child abuse and neglect in its tracks. We need to stem the tide of children entering foster care in the first place. Each week in Massachusetts, an average of 578 children are confirmed as abused or neglected."

Read our Executive Director's recent opinion piece in Commonwealth Magazine advocating for programs like Healthy Families that work to prevent child abuse before it starts.