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Wisconsin Fares Ok With Foster Children



According to a new report, Wisconsin fares a bit better than the national average in giving children a chance to grow up in a family like setting. But Jim Moeser with the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families says the state needs to strengthen its preventive programs to help support families and keep them together, and to better support those who take care of children.

He says to effect change, and put the odds in favor of Wisconsin children having a chance at growing up in families rather than institutional settings, it will take changes in policy and investing more funds in children.

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Moeser also says supporting at risk families by making sure parents have secure employment and educational opportunities will help big time as well.

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