The foster parenting manual : a practical guide to creating a loving, safe and stable home / John DeGarmo ; foreword by Mary Perdue.
By: DeGarmo, John.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013Description: 160 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781849059565; 184905956X.Subject(s): Foster parents | Foster children | Parenting | Foster children | Foster parents | ParentingDDC classification: 306.874 Other classification: 79.16
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 142-154) and index.
Foster care: children, parents, and caseworkers -- The history of foster care -- Training -- Placement: how to prepare -- Problems foster children face -- Creating rules and expectations -- Your foster child and his development -- Foster children and school -- Working with caseworkers -- Birth parents and you -- Protecting yourself and your family -- Finding help as a foster parent -- When a foster child leaves -- Adoption.
The Foster Parenting Manual is a comprehensive guide offering proven, friendly advice for novice and experienced parents alike. Distilling many years' experience into one book, this book describes what you can expect from foster parenting, how to access help and support and how to ensure the best care for your child.
Provides insight into the foster care system for new and experienced foster parents and caseworkers. Chapters begin with stories from foster parents or others, and they cover foster care and children; the history of foster care in the US and around the world; training; placement; mental health, school, trust, behavior, and other problems foster children face; creating rules and expectations; child development; school; working with caseworkers; birth parents; family welfare; finding help; what to do when a foster child leaves; and adoption.