By Heather Grimshaw

“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” This famous quote, attributed to many people including Yogi Berra, is especially relevant for foster parenting. With an increasing number of children in the child welfare system, which some attribute to increasing opioid addiction (see Number Of Youth In Foster Care Up 1.5% In A Year; 36% Of New Entries Due To Parental Drug Use), the question of how states can prepare foster families to handle the diverse needs of those who need care becomes more pressing. Our recent coverage of states creating salaried positions for…
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