Questions to Consider:
- Is this idea of identifying someone to be a lifelong mentor something you already do with the children in your cases? If not, is it something that could be implemented?
- What are the advantages for children to have a stable and encouraging mentor in his or her life?
- Do you agree with the line, “One of the reasons foster kids are not more prepared for the future is that until they are age 17 or so, the push is to get them adopted long-term instead of pushing to put them on track for further education”?
- How do you think the court system, DFCS, CASAs, etc, could go about making both a priority in the lives of foster children?