Pay For Performance Research Paper

Length: 4 pages Sources: 1 Subject: Children Type: Research Paper Paper: #30846437 Related Topics: Adoption, Foster Care, Performance Evaluation, Child Poverty
Excerpt from Research Paper :

Permanent Homes

Foster Care and Adoption

Priority: Protect Children from Abuse and Neglect and Connect Them to Caring Permanent Families.

A lot of money is mismanaged when it comes to investigating child abuse cases and placing abused or neglected children into foster care. Many times the families that take in these children do so to earn extra money from monthly foster care subsidies. They don't even spend that money on the betterment or maintenance of the child and instead spend it on themselves. This may not be the case for some foster parents, but it is often to true for many.

Furthermore, children placed in foster homes often only stay there for as little as a few weeks and have move from one foster care family to another. The constant placement of these children in different homes can have negative psychological effects not just on the children in their youth, but can carry out to the way they act and behave when they are adults. That is why it is important to advocate for better screening and psychological evaluations of foster families, in order to prevent mistreatment or neglect of a foster child.

Abuse is often seen in multiple generations of families. Seeing children placed in potentially harmful families after already being removed their toxic biological family will only exacerbate a child's issues. Poverty and education is important to deal with when it comes to children, but a sense of family safety, and stability, I feel that is the most important priority to discuss. Psychological problems stemming from unstable homes can have long running effects and can change dramatically all areas of a child's life from difficulty learning...



The small scale project that would help immediately to deal with both ineffective foster care and alleged abusive homes is to create an assessment and action protocol. This assessment and action protocol or AAP, will comprise of a series of questions and tests that parents, both alleged abusive parents and foster parents can take to see whether or not they may exhibit any psychological issues and how they cope and handle with stress. Many times abusive parents are abusive because they can't handle their lives the way it is and lash out on their children. Finding out the state of these adult's lives and what kind of work they do, along with any family history, could really help determining not only if these people are abusive or potentially abusive, but could also offer ways to generate viable solutions.

Assessment is one part, the other is action. Once assessment is performed, action can comprise of one or two sets of actions. The first set is if the parents/foster parents interviewed are abusive or are potentially abusive. If they are, then steps can involve removing the child from the home or banning the parents from fostering children and placing the child in temporary care. In the case of abusive biological parents, a court ordered search warrant of the parents' home can reveal any potential instances of abuse or illegal substances, allowing the government to step in and either arrest or offer a rehabilitation/learning program to better their ability to handle children and their lives.

The other set of actions involve determining no instance of abuse or identifying suitable foster families. Actions would include one additional follow-up as needed or bi-monthly follow ups in the case of foster parents. AAP can be done with little to no additional funding, just simply training staff to properly assess and act on these types of cases. The target population, abusive parents and foster parents who house abused…

Sources Used in Documents:


Kelly, G. (2000). Issues in foster care: policy practice and research. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Promoting Adoption and Legal Guardianship for Children in Foster Care Act (H.R. 3205). (n.d.). Retrieved July 4, 2014, from

Cite this Document:

"Pay For Performance" (2015, January 31) Retrieved January 18, 2022, from

"Pay For Performance" 31 January 2015. Web.18 January. 2022. <>

"Pay For Performance", 31 January 2015, Accessed.18 January. 2022,

Related Documents
Teacher Pay Performance Is It
Words: 335 Length: 1 Pages Topic: Teaching Paper #: 11002634

Sometimes, an apparently poor performance on a standardized proficiency exam may be a remarkable performance for an individual student, although not when compared to the rest of the district's more privileged or capable children, Linking pay to student performance provides a profound disincentive for teachers not to take the risk of teaching in historically disenfranchised and underperforming school districts. Why work twice as hard to deal with students who are

Performance Reviews on Facebook Agree
Words: 1431 Length: 4 Pages Topic: Education - Computers Paper #: 30820919

The most critical aspect of these systems is the ability to create a highly collaborative, communicative, trusting environment for workers (Bert, 2009). It is not the software that matters the most; it is the ability of a leader to bring lasting change into an organization and lead it to a transformational state over the long-term (Krishnan, 2004). That is the role of an excellent leader implementing these social network

Performance Management the Benefits of Performance Appraisals
Words: 1556 Length: 5 Pages Topic: Careers Paper #: 4788602

Performance Management The benefits of performance appraisals for both employers and employees Performance management has become endemic to virtually all large organizations world-wide. "An estimated 80-90 per cent of organisations in the U.S.A. And UK use appraisals, and there has been an increase from 69 per cent to 87 per cent of organisations between 1998 and 2004 using formal performance management systems" (Prowse & Prowse 2009). The benefits for performance appraisal are

Performance Evaluation Critique Several Years Ago Arrow
Words: 3136 Length: 10 Pages Topic: Business - Management Paper #: 35958127

Performance Evaluation Critique Several years ago Arrow Electronics instituted an Employee Performance Review (EPR) system. However, the process was not providing the CEO. Steve Kaufman, the results that he had hoped for when it was instituted. The original goal of the EPR system was to help identify those individuals within the company whose performance was outstanding and whose career should be accelerated. It was also designed to pinpoint those who would

Performance Management System Executive Report on Return
Words: 1349 Length: 4 Pages Topic: Business - Management Paper #: 90881303

Performance Management System Executive Report on Return on Investment Return on Investment (ROI) is among the outstanding accepted performance measurement as well as evaluation metrics employed in business analysis. When undertaken rightfully, ROI analysis has proved to be the most influential instrument for evaluating on hand information systems as well as coming up with well-versed pronouncements on software acquisitions as well as supplementary projects. A number of years ago, Return on Investment

Performance Appraisals Kudler Foods. Performance Appraisal System:...
Words: 1225 Length: 4 Pages Topic: Business Paper #: 76326758

Performance Appraisals Kudler foods. Performance appraisal system: Kudler Foods Within the food and hospitality business, a wide variety of types of employees are needed to bring a company's vision to fruition. These require a vast array of different skill sets. For example, a store or general department manager needs to be an effective leader, know how to delegate, and be able to prioritize objectives to suit the needs of various consumers. A department