As children are in families, families are in communities. Our work must be sensitive to the social context. As every child and family is unique, so is every community.This reminds us to be knowledgeable …

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The federal government has defined the object of all child welfare services to be “permanence, safety and wellbeing.” AFS supports these objectives but finds that the term “permanence” to be one not …

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The recipients of our efforts are not just children, but also, significantly, their biological, foster, adoptive and extended families as well. To thrive, children need families as their key source of nurturance …

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Our clients are not those with sufficient economic resources to successfully address the trauma and family disruption that have befallen them.We direct our efforts towards those who are most vulnerable …

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With regard to our clients AFS provides, restores, treats, helps and celebrates. In the course of operations AFS recruits, screens, hires, certifies, trains, employs, supervises, allocates, and expends. But the common …

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