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Sec. Marketa Walters, DCFS (2019)




Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-02-13

Duration: 00:27:23

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.