There are objectives of the state policy in the field of social support of the population. They include mitigation of negative consequences of poverty, reduction of social inequality, and providing other forms of assistance. According to researchers, “during the last century, the government assumed a larger and larger role in the provision of social welfare services” (Popple & Leighninger, 2019, p. 26). There is an apparent need for methods to help different population groups. However, children and teenagers without parents or legal guardians are among the most vulnerable people since they do not have any support from adults. The problem of social adaptation of adolescents in difficult situations is one of the urgent issues in society. Therefore, Congress should consider carrying out changes on both state and federal levels (The Library of Congress: Thomas, n.d). Despite the amount of research devoted to solving the matter of neglecting minors, several policies could be implemented.
First of all, prevention policies should be implemented to reduce the number of neglected minors. Therefore, it would be helpful to consider providing financial and psychological support for families to identify and eliminate negative factors of child neglect. Another suggestion is creating special institutions for minors who need social rehabilitation. Such facilities include inpatient departments that provide social services for families and children. In addition, the state-level system of social adaptation of neglected graduates is yet to be fully developed. The reason for this is that the lack of guardians who can offer the necessary social, psychological, and legal support often leads to the social isolation of an adolescent.
Popple, P. R., & Leighninger, L. (2019). The policy-based profession: An introduction to social welfare policy analysis for social workers (7th ed.). Pearson Education.
The Library of Congress: Thomas. (n.d.). How our laws are made. Web.