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My name is Melinda Johnson and I suffered with foot pain for many years. I went to see a podiatrist and after an examination, I was told that I had heel spur syndrome. I followed the recommendations of my doctor by doing at home treatments along with physical therapy. I was amazed at how much these treatments helped my foot pain. Living with pain can have a big impact on your life and that's why I started this blog. My foot pain kept me from doing many things that I enjoy and I want to help others who are going through the same situation. As you browse through my blog, you'll learn about home treatments, medical procedures and new advancements in medicine that can help reduce pain. It is my hope that by writing this blog, you can live pain free too.

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Helping Parents Of Children That Have Been Placed In Foster Care Due To Poor Housing

Claire Roberts

Many children end up being placed in foster care after being taken from abusive and negligent birth parents, many of them being saved from serious injury or worse. In many cases, however, abuse or negligence on behalf the birth parents is not considered physical, sexual or mental, meaning a child taken could experience high levels of fear and anxiety related to separation from his or her parents. In some cases, children are taken because the home is not sufficient, usually because the family is struggling to make ends meet on a low income.

It's How The Government Looks At It

If your child has been taken by the state and placed into a foster care home, you may feel belittled and ashamed. Many parents feel as though they are being punished for being poor if their home was not sufficient for a child to live in. For example, if you lost your job and ended up bumming power from your neighbor through an extension cord, you are not providing the safest environment for your child. A government agency would consider a power cord being used in this fashion unacceptable for a home with a child living in it.

Another example is the home with poor sleeping conditions. For example, if you live in a two bedroom house and in one of the bedrooms, the floor fell in due to rot, you and your child may end up sharing a bedroom. If protective child services came out because someone reported the power cord situation, they would also find the child does not have a bedroom of his or her own. These kinds of conditions are classified s forms of child neglect. Many parents may wonder why being poor is a good reason to have their children taken. Some parents may also be left wondering why government agencies did not offer to help them find adequate housing instead of just staking their children and placing them in a strange home with people they do not know.

Counseling For Parents And Children Becomes Vital

When your child is taken from you because you simply could not afford to do better, you may feel a high level of anxiety and fear. You may feel guilty and wonder if your child blames you. For many parents, the need for therapeutic counseling becomes large and overbearing. The same is also true for children that have been placed into foster care because their parents could not afford adequate housing. For these children, the love and care they received from their parents is severed, leaving them frightened and wondering if they did something wrong. The child that has been taken from his or her own because of poor conditions may not be abused in any way, making it even harder for him or her to be separated form his or her parents. Children experiencing severe anxiety over being separated from their parents require diligent and aggressive counseling.

Understanding why your children have been placed in foster care can be tough and you may find getting them back along, hard road to travel. You may have to take parenting classes and appear in court more than once to prove you are taking steps to be a better parent. However, knowing you are not alone and that many poor families have endured the same issue regarding foster care is important. Seek out counseling if you are not ordered by the court to do so because talking to someone about how you feel over losing your kids can help a lot to give you greater insight about getting them back home. Contact a business, such as the Living Hope Clinic, for more information. 


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