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Advocates for Children of New Jersey

ACNJ News Update
August 28, 2014

Survey: NJ Foster Children Need More Positive Visits with Family

Many New Jersey children living in foster care may visit regularly with their parents, but those visits frequently are not held in ways that encourage positive interaction among parents and children, which can help children return safely home, a new survey found.

Advocates for Children of New Jersey surveyed about 450 people involved in the state’s child protection system, including foster parents, state caseworkers and lawyers who represent these children. The survey explored the frequency and quality of visitation, as well as barriers to successful visits.

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