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Message ID: 8901
Date: 2011-07-14

Author:Blakey, Joan

Subject:RE: David Ludwig's recommendation to use foster care to treat obese children

We toss the word foster care around like it does not change both the parents and children's lives. Sometimes for the good, but often times foster care placement causes more damage. Obesity is an American problem. The fact that most schools no longer offer PE is one contributing factor. The fact that most healthy foods are so expensive, it is hard to purchase them is also a contributing factor. The fact that parents have to work two jobs just to make ends meet is also a contributing factor. This problem is more complex than bad parenting. Perhaps we should figure out how to help these parents who are likely obese themselves rather than punishing them by putting their children into foster care. **************************************************** Joan Blakey, Ph.D. Assistant Professor UT Arlington, School of Social Work 817-272-3954 Email: jblakey@uta.edu Faculty Web Page: http://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=6327 "There is more gold in the minds of individuals than has ever been taken from the earth" - Napoleon Hill ________________________________________ From: bounce-37775565-14463080@list.cornell.edu [bounce-37775565-14463080@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of D F MCMAHON [dfmcmahon1@msn.com] Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 10:57 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: David Ludwig's recommendation to use foster care to treat obese children Any thoughts or responses? Sheri McMahon ND

We toss the word foster care around like it does not change both the parents and children's lives. Sometimes for the good, but often times foster care placement causes more damage. Obesity is an American problem. The fact that most schools no longer offer PE is one contributing factor. The fact that most healthy foods are so expensive, it is hard to purchase them is also a contributing factor. The fact that parents have to work two jobs just to make ends meet is also a contributing factor. This problem is more complex than bad parenting. Perhaps we should figure out how to help these parents who are likely obese themselves rather than punishing them by putting their children into foster care. **************************************************** Joan Blakey, Ph.D. Assistant Professor UT Arlington, School of Social Work 817-272-3954 Email: jblakeyuta.edu Faculty Web Page: http://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=6327 "There is more gold in the minds of individuals than has ever been taken from the earth" - Napoleon Hill ________________________________________ From: bounce-37775565-14463080list.cornell.edu [bounce-37775565-14463080list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of D F MCMAHON [dfmcmahon1msn.com] Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 10:57 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: David Ludwig's recommendation to use foster care to treat obese children Any thoughts or responses? Sheri McMahon ND