Comments on: Helping a Child Heal http://www.selfcareinsocialwork.com/helping-a-child-heal/ Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:00:29 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 By: Natalie S. http://www.selfcareinsocialwork.com/helping-a-child-heal/#comment-591 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 03:10:46 +0000 http://www.selfcareinsocialwork.com/?p=289#comment-591 Dear Helping a Child Heal,
It sounds like you are very compassionate about the services you provide to the children on your caseload. I think it is great to read about the emotional pain you are willing to share with your clients. I myself have only been working with CWS for just over a year now and can relate to your conflicted self. One of the greatest parts of our jobs is either reuniting families or finding that forever home that will give children an opportunity to create a lifetime of connections in a healthy and supportive environment. Remember that children at a young enough age are resilient enough to adjust to the situations that we are putting them in to. They will also become products of their environment. If they are placed into caring, nurturing, most family like homes, the chances are that they will heal and survive. Also knowing that you are probably the most stable figure that these children have probably had for the last two years of their life will assist them as you transition them to their new home. At 3 and 5 if they see you placing them in a new home they will trust that you have found a good match to meet their every need. Do not lose your compassion that you shared about these children, as you are making a difference for the better of many children!

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