Sec. Marketa Walters, DCFS (2019)
Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2019-02-13
Subjects: Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | Walters, Marketa Garner | Louisiana. Department of Children & Family Services | FOSTER CHILDREN | Foster home care | Child welfare
- Walters, Marketa Speaker
A speech by Secretary Marketa Walters before the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on February 13, 2019. Walters is the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. She discusses: the history of foster care in the United States; Louisiana’s statewide quality parenting initiative for foster parenting; their new philosophy of having foster parents working with birth parents; how the community can support foster children; and their work in raising the maximum age of foster care from 18 to 21.