Within just a few days, two tragic incidents have shined a light on the challenges facing mothers and families when they don’t have the necessary support during early childhood. An 11-month-old boy in Queens is dead, allegedly at the hands of his mother, while another mother abandoned her infant on a subway platform earlier this week.
Jane Golden, vice president for Child Welfare and Family Services, appeared on WPIX this morning to talk about some of the warning signs that a mother might show when she is overwhelmed. Most importantly, Jane emphasized that there are a multitude of services out there—especially at Children’s Aid—that don’t lead to children being taken away from their families but rather help strengthen the family and get them the help that they need to thrive.
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