Foster parenting step-by-step : how to nurture the traumatized child and overcome conflict / Dr. Kalyani Gopal ; foreword by Irene Clements.
By: Gopal, Kalyani.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013Description: 160 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781849059374; 1849059373.Subject(s): Foster parents | Foster children | Parenting | Foster children | Foster parents | ParentingDDC classification: 306.874 Other classification: 79.16 | FAM004000 Online resources: to access electronic resource
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-150) and index.
The motivational stage : first things first! : know what to expect -- The planning stage : about your family-- are you prepared? -- The welcoming stage : getting to know your foster child -- The displacement trauma stage : understanding your foster child -- The educational stage : parenting issues and much more -- The empowering stage : successful evidence-based strategies -- The letting go/adopting stage : transitioning into own home/independent living.
"Dr. Gopal has been a lifeline for many children in foster care and their parents and foster parents for many years. [She] is also a well-known speaker and has blessed the National Foster Parent Association with numerous workshop presentations at our annual education conferences. In Foster Parenting Step-by-Step: How to Nurture the Traumatized Child and Overcome Conflict, Dr. Gopal... writes as if she were sitting across the table from you and explaining the incredibly many aspects of foster care and foster parenting. My recommendation is to read the book from cover to cover, taking time to mark those areas that you know you will want to refer to time and time again as you welcome additional children into your home. This new book provides insights and recommendations that will be beneficial to all who chose to provide foster care and/or kinship care. -- Foreword by Irene Clements, Foster Care Consultant and President of the National Foster Parent Association (NFPA), Minneapolis, USA.