Bea Kapinski, a longtime case worker for Child Protective Services in Arizona, reveals a behind-the-scenes look at fighting for children in this account that urges reform.
One of her first cases was an about-to-be homeless woman who called in a CPS report on herself because she didnt know what else to do.
Linda and her six children met the author in an undesirable part of Phoenix at the Motel 6 where they were staying. They were on their last paid night at the motel.
Can you please do something? Linda pleaded.
Nothing with CPS was ever easy: not the work, not the people, not the policies, not the outcomes.
In this memoir, the author shares her most memorable and haunting casesmany of which stemmed from families abusing alcohol and/or drugs, living in poverty, and coping with mental illness.
While we must keep CPS workers accountable when something goes wrong, she argues that we need to make it harder for drug-addicted parents to continue having children and gaming the system.
Join the author as she reveals the challenging, frustrating, and sometimes rewarding career of being a case manager dedicated to helping families in Child Protective Services.