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Best not to label them, right?
How about if we just ignore the psychological, emotional and physical damage the children have endured to make sure they aren't "labeled"?
Best not to label them by getting them the care and services they need. The label would be just terrible. Worse than the lives of depression, BPD, PTSD, social difficulties, interpersonal difficulties, sense of loss and abandonment, failure to integrate and developmental delays that they would face without treatment.
You've been a caseworker for 7 years. Big deal.
Take a foster child with behavioral, emotional or developmental issues for 7 days.
Perhaps this should be one of the prerequisites for becoming a caseworker: a few years of providing foster care for the most difficult children.
You might gain a bit of empathy.
You might see the children as something more than folders in your case file.
You might understand that those of us who provide care don't get to put it all aside at 5:00 to go home and have a nice, quiet dinner with our spouses.
You might understand what it is to have to go without a nice dinner out because the food throwing and the screaming disturb the other patrons.
You might understand how exhausting it is to have to keep your eyes on a disturbed child every second of every day without a break.
You might understand what it feels like to have a child melt down in a grocery store, kick the neighbor's kid, hurt the dogs, damage your property, soil your carpets.
You might start doing YOUR JOBS and help us rather than hinder.
posted 3 years, 6 months ago
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