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Cheers: Camp Reunites Foster Children with Siblings

Social worker Judith Schagrin greets camper William Atkinson at Camp Connect. Photo by Karl Merton Ferron of the Baltimore Sun.

Cheers to the Baltimore Sun for this article on Camp Connect, which reunites foster children with their siblings.

According to the article, 75 percent of children in foster care live apart from their siblings. The weeklong camp helps these children bond again. It is run by the Baltimore County Department of Social Services in Maryland.

“This is not a forced visit, where these kids can talk to each other for a few hours,” said social worker Judith Schagrin, MSW, camp director and an assistant director for children’s services at the Department of Social Services. “Here the children go through the day doing things together. They are bonding here and building memories for a lifetime. Who doesn’t remember the fun vacations of childhood?”

And before we forget to mention, Schagrin was 2004 Social Worker of the Year!

To learn more about how social workers such as Schagrin help foster children vist the National Association of Social Workers’ “Help Starts Here” Adoptions and Foster Care Web page by clicking here.

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  2. This is fantastic. It doesn’t excuse the fact that 75% of foster children are separated from their siblings, but in the meantime this is a great program.

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