March 13, 2023
Fostering Change Podcast | Episode 171 | Bhavini Solanki
In this week’s episode of Fostering Change, Rob Scheer has an enlightening conversation with Bhavini Solanki, Director of Foster Care for Amerigroup’s Georgia Families 360 Program. In her role, she is responsible for the healthcare of children and youth in state custody, those who have been adopted through Georgia’s foster care system and a few hundred Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) managed members. Bhavini works collaboratively with all the state agencies to maintain quality outcomes and coordination of care for the most vulnerable members in the state.
The conversation focuses on the increase of the number of youth who entered foster care due to the Covid Pandemic and what agencies are doing to help facilitate these increasing numbers.
Story Key Notes:
🖐️ The effects of COVID on the child welfare system
🖐️ Reduced number of foster homes; lack of necessary training for caregiver
🖐️ Effects of virtual school; cyber bullying
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