Today I got a phone call from Lil' Man's case worker. Here is part of our convo
Her: Hi Mrs. S its Mrs. XYZ from DFACS.
Me: Oh hi how are you? How is Lil' Man?
Her: He's right here with me, and wants to talk to you.
Me: Oh okay
Her: Things are not going well. We didnt get the wavier that we applied for so he hasn't been in a residential program. He has been moved 3 times since leaving your home.
Me: THREE TIMES? Why?
Her: His behaviors are out of control
Me: really? (insert eye roll)
Her: Do you want to talk to him?
Lil' Man and I talked for a few moments. It was a heart breaking conversation, and I was bawling like a baby when I got off the phone. I told him to remember he will always be in my heart.
Case worker gets back on the phone.
Her: Well I really don't know what to do with him.
Me: I am sorry, we told you all we would take him back if he got the help that he needs. But its clear that hasn't happened.
Her: Okay Mrs. S do you mind if I give your number to the new foster parent so she can call you for tips.
Me: No problem. I will be glad to help in anyway that I can. I hope this placement works
Her: He wont be here long, this is a respite home.
Me: So he will be moved again?
Her Yes. Okay Mrs S have a good day.
Talk about a freaking guilt trip. There has got to be some one some where that has the skills to help this little boy.
Does anyone know what I can do to help advocate for him? Because its clear to me his case worker isnt. Who should I call? How does a foster child get a CASA?