Frequent moves for Georgia foster youth prompt changes

In Georgia, child-welfare officials considering moving a child in foster care from one caregiver to another must delay the move for 14 days. During that pause, a group of involved officials and foster parents hold a video call to explore alternatives to moving the child. Such moves can inflict trauma without solving the underlying problems. Now, moves can't be made hastily on the say-so of just a caregiver and case worker. Data on the effects of the policy are still being collected, but participants generally give it good marks and the state's "placement stability" numbers have improved.

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