Last year, more than 400,000 children were in foster care, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This is when minors are placed under caregivers referred to as "foster parents" who aim to help them develop the social, educational and emotional skills they need. However, finding the perfect home isn't always easy.
There are 2,700 children in the Hamilton County child protection system, according to the nonprofit advocate for foster children, ProKids. They are still susceptible to abuse and neglect and often move from home to home and school to school.
Joining us to discuss how ProKids, along with volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), helps these children find safe, secure and permanent homes are ProKids Executive Director Tracy Cook; CASA Volunteer and Clinical Research Coordinator at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cameron Laue; and CASA volunteer Wynndel Watts.