Watch this Dr. Phil segment which includes highlights of his testimony in Washington D.C. regarding the importance of making changes to our foster care system. Also included in this segment is an interview Dr. Phil conducts with Congresswoman Karen Bass, founder of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth. Together, their goal is to keep families together rather than taking children away from homes at the first sign of trouble.

Of course, the aim is to keep children safe – but too often, children are removed from their homes and put into the broken system. If money could be allocated to help parents suffering from substance abuse while they are still parenting their children, rather than removing the children first, families may stay intact and children may fare better.

Watch the video here.