The Foster Parenting Manual

The Foster Parenting Manual

A Practical Guide to Creating A Loving, Safe, and Stable Home

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: London, UK ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013
ISBN: 9781849059565
184905956X
9780857007957
Branch Call Number: 362.733 De
Description: 160 pages ; 23 cm

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By John Gaines Becoming a foster parent can be an incredibly rewarding experience but can also be very challenging, especially for first-time parents. There are many potential emotional issues that may surprise foster parents, who may feel overwhelmed and have a sense of insufficient support from the community. But people who choose to become foster parents are performing wonderful deeds,… (more)

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"Distilling many years' experience into one book, foster and adoptive parent John DeGarmo combines his own hard-won wisdom with that of fellow foster parents. He describe what to expect from the process, how to access help and support and how to ensure the best care for your child."


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