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From the Ted Talk "Jessica Pryce: To transform child welfare, take race out of the equation"

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I want you to aegmnii that you are a Child Protective Services worker. And you have to respond to a erropt of child abuse. You walk into a home, unannounced, unexpected, certainly uninvited. The first thing you see is a mattress in the middle of the room, on the floor. Three kids lying on it, asleep. There's a mlsal table nearby with a couple of ashtrays, empty beer cans. regla rat artps are set in the rnreoc, not too far from where the kids lie asleep. So you make a note. A part of your job is walking through the entire home. So you start with the kitchen, where there's very little dfoo. You notice another mattress in the bedroom, on the floor, that the mhotre shares with her infant child.

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I want you to _______ that you are a Child Protective Services worker. And you have to respond to a ______ of child abuse. You walk into a home, unannounced, unexpected, certainly uninvited. The first thing you see is a mattress in the middle of the room, on the floor. Three kids lying on it, asleep. There's a _____ table nearby with a couple of ashtrays, empty beer cans. _____ rat _____ are set in the ______, not too far from where the kids lie asleep. So you make a note. A part of your job is walking through the entire home. So you start with the kitchen, where there's very little ____. You notice another mattress in the bedroom, on the floor, that the ______ shares with her infant child.

Solution

  1. traps
  2. food
  3. imagine
  4. large
  5. small
  6. mother
  7. report
  8. corner

Original Text

I want you to imagine that you are a Child Protective Services worker. And you have to respond to a report of child abuse. You walk into a home, unannounced, unexpected, certainly uninvited. The first thing you see is a mattress in the middle of the room, on the floor. Three kids lying on it, asleep. There's a small table nearby with a couple of ashtrays, empty beer cans. Large rat traps are set in the corner, not too far from where the kids lie asleep. So you make a note. A part of your job is walking through the entire home. So you start with the kitchen, where there's very little food. You notice another mattress in the bedroom, on the floor, that the mother shares with her infant child.

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collocation frequency
foster care 7
child welfare 7
welfare system 3
implicit bias 3
blind removals 3
black kids 3

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collocation frequency
child welfare system 3

Important Words

  1. abuse
  2. ashtrays
  3. asleep
  4. bedroom
  5. beer
  6. cans
  7. child
  8. corner
  9. couple
  10. empty
  11. entire
  12. floor
  13. food
  14. home
  15. imagine
  16. infant
  17. job
  18. kids
  19. kitchen
  20. large
  21. lie
  22. lying
  23. mattress
  24. middle
  25. mother
  26. nearby
  27. note
  28. notice
  29. part
  30. protective
  31. rat
  32. report
  33. respond
  34. room
  35. services
  36. set
  37. shares
  38. small
  39. start
  40. table
  41. traps
  42. unannounced
  43. unexpected
  44. uninvited
  45. walk
  46. walking
  47. worker