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Understanding Children In Foster Care

Author : Wendy Kelly
ISBN : 9783319653761
Genre : Psychology
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This book introduces the Relational Learning Framework (RLF), an assessment tool which helps foster care practitioners, social workers and foster carers to examine what foster children have learned in their early life about relationships and particularly through maltreatment. Grounded in attachment theory and drawing on cognitive theory this book will help practitioners to understand and respond to the challenging behaviour presented by these children and remove barriers to an empathic response. Early chapters provide context in a theoretical discourse on the causes and consequences of psychological and attachment difficulties for children in care, including a discussion of maltreatment and foster care. The theoretical basis of the technique will be outlined and subsequent chapters will explain how to undertake RLF including the wide-ranging practice evidence, a worked example, common themes and trouble shooting. This will be an invaluable source for clinical practitioners, social workers, foster care practitioners and foster parents who want to make sense of the complex information about children in foster care to improve their relationships. It will also provide insight into foster children’s mental health and behaviour for academics and postgraduate students in related disciplines.
Category: Psychology

Understanding Child And Family Welfare

Author : Marie Connolly
ISBN : 9780230365414
Genre : Social Science
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How do workers around the world balance risk and support to ensure that their practice meets the ever-changing needs of children and their families? Renowned authors Marie Connolly and Kate Morris join forces to explore the frameworks and ideas which have shaped contemporary child and family welfare practice. From definitions of abuse to assessment models, they examine the knowledge base which lies at the heart of safe and effective statutory practice with children and families. Drawing on examples from a range of English-speaking jurisdictions, the book explores: ■ How to engage families, including participatory approaches and the role of the Family Group Conference; ■ How to create positive out-of-home environments for children, discussing foster, kinship and residential care and adoption settings; ■ How to improve professional decision-making through supervision and other organizational frameworks. At a time when child welfare systems across the globe are undergoing review, Understanding Child and Family Welfare provides a timely exploration of the reform agendas which will shape future practice. With sharp analytic insights into the difficulties and dilemmas which characterize this field, it is fundamental reading for all students studying child and family support or child protection, as well as for practitioners working within children and family settings.
Category: Social Science

Understanding Looked After Children

Author : Jeune Guishard-Pine
ISBN : 1846426847
Genre : Social Science
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Understanding Looked After Children is an accessible guide to understanding the mental health needs of children in foster care and the role of foster carers and support networks in helping these children. The authors provide foster carers with an insight into the psychological issues experienced by children in the care system, and the impact of these issues on the foster family. Chapters cover cultural, social and legal structures associated with foster care and both the relevant child psychology theory and examples drawn from real-life situations. The authors give advice on how to address common psychological issues in collaboration with multi-agency professionals, as well as how to access to statutory services. They also explain the possible impact of assessments on foster children and the causes and management of foster carers' own feelings of frustration, anger or disappointment with social and mental health services or the placement itself. Chapters are complemented by case studies, and the book includes a helpful glossary to common terminology. Understanding Looked After Children is essential reading for registered foster carers and those considering fostering, as well as adoptive parents, and a useful reference for trainee and experienced practitioners in the care system, including social workers, psychologists, counsellors, teachers and others looking after vulnerable children.
Category: Social Science

Understanding And Working With Parents Of Children In Long Term Foster Care

Author : Emma Ward
ISBN : 0857004891
Genre : Family & Relationships
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For children growing up in foster care, the role of their birth parents is an important factor in the success of their long-term placements. Understanding the experiences of parents is therefore essential in order to develop effective social work practice with parents that can also ensure the best possible outcomes for children. Drawing on detailed and often moving interviews with parents, the book takes a chronological approach, starting with their accounts of family life before their children were taken into care, in particular the impact of drugs, alcohol and domestic violence. It goes on to explore their experiences of court and then how they seek to come to terms with their loss, sustain an identity as a parent and manage a relationship with their children through contact. Parents' views on what they find valuable and helpful in relationships with foster carers and social workers are also discussed. The book then draws on the views of social workers on the opportunities and challenges of supporting parents, while also remaining child-focussed. The authors set out a model of good practice, based on the lessons learnt from the experiences of these parents and social workers. This book will be essential reading for all child and family social workers, fostering social workers, independent reviewing officers, academics and foster carers.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Foster Child

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015019433195
Genre : Foster children
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Category: Foster children

Young Children And Foster Care

Author : Judith Ann Silver
ISBN : UOM:39015066775928
Genre : Education
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Focused on infants and young children from birth to age 5, this book offers a multidisciplinary discussion of the needs of children and families involved with the child welfare system. It features basic information on child development, highlights key concerns and issues for children in the child welfare system, and presents expert advice on aspects of care that are often overlooked in child welfare.
Category: Education

Assessing Adoptive And Foster Parents

Author : David Howe
ISBN : 9780857009159
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 32.29 MB
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Assessing prospective adoptive and foster parents is an extremely complex task, and one that happens within a pressurised time frame. Currently, assessments draw substantially on interviews with prospective adopters and foster carers. Too often, they generate a lot of information but lack meaningful analysis and understanding of parenting capacity. Children with histories of trauma, loss and hurt need to join families in which parents exhibit the ability to be good at relationships, able to manage their own stress and bond with the child in their care. In this book, leading experts including Dan Hughes, Jonathan Baylin, Kim Golding and Julie Selwyn combine the latest findings from neuroscience with research on what makes good assessments. Together, they provide guidance and recommend tools for making thorough, analytical and effective assessments which will ensure the best possible chance of placement success. Assessing Adoptive and Foster Parents is an invaluable source of knowledge and practice guidance for social workers undertaking assessments of parenting capacity of children who have experienced neglect or trauma.
Category: Social Science

Child Well Being

Author : Colette McAuley
ISBN : 0857003933
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Child well-being, which covers everything from family relationships to their material well-being, is now increasingly being talked about in policy and practice nationally and internationally. However, a lack of clarity remains about what the idea really means and how it can help children. This book brings together contributions from international experts in order to define child well-being and to further understand how it can improve children's lives. Issues covered include how the idea is being used in government policy and practice in the UK and USA, how children can contribute to the understanding of child well-being, recent advances in the exploration of indicators and measures of well-being, and the importance of context in making comparisons. A concluding chapter explores whether child well-being is a useful concept in understanding children's lives, whether it positively contributes to policy and practice, and the value of international comparisons. This edited collection is essential reading for all those involved in understanding children's lives and who have responsibility for improving them, including practitioners, policymakers, students and academics.
Category: Family & Relationships

Indian Child Welfare Program

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Indian Affairs
ISBN : UIUC:30112037588875
Genre : Child welfare
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Category: Child welfare

Supporting Children In The Australian Foster Care System

Author : Ray Beekmans
ISBN : 0646824570
Genre :
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Are you at times frustrated, sleep deprived, confused and unsure about how to connect, communicate with and support your foster child? This book has been written by five authors who have worked in the child protection and foster care system for more than three decades and have learned the hard way what works and what doesn't. Their writing is easy to understand and they have identified the key areas that may create confusion and uncertainty in the world of foster care and provided solutions for these problem areas. Understanding Children in the Australian Foster Care System includes a step by step guide to assist you to remove pressure and confusion in your home.Chapters include:- A child's view of placement.-What impact trauma has on a child's brain.-How to build resilience in young children for lifelong success.-Key skills to reduce anxiety in young children and teenagers.-Helpful coaching for foster carers.-How to start and have conversations about sexuality and gender awareness.-The importance of understanding nutrition and the part it plays with the children's health.This book is a must-read for everyone working in the Australian foster care system.
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Foster Children

Author : Ian Sinclair
ISBN : 9781843102786
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 55.72 MB
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Drawing on the findings of the largest recent study into foster care in the UK, and including quotes from children themselves, this book examines the impact on children three years after they have left foster care.
Category: Social Science

My Lifebook Journal

Author : Therese Accinelli
ISBN : 9781572246331
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 67.89 MB
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"38 simple activities to teach kids to deal with difficult feelings ; build trust & personal identity ; cope with the challenges of foster care." -- Cover, p..1.
Category: Family & Relationships

Learning Curves

Author : Kathleen M. McNaught
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063717966
Genre : Education
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"Portions of this book appeared in a different format in ABA Child Law Practice, published by the ABA Center on Children and the Law."--Title page verso.
Category: Education

Assessing Adoptive Parents Foster Carers And Kinship Carers Second Edition

Author : Joanne Alper
ISBN : 9781784504564
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 64.98 MB
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Assessing prospective adoptive parents, foster carers, kinship carers and special guardians is an extremely complex task, and one that happens within a pressurized time frame. Currently, assessments draw substantially on interviews, which can generate a lot of information but little analysis to enable professionals to establish a meaningful understanding of parenting capacity. Children with histories of trauma, loss and hurt need to join families in which parents exhibit the ability to be good at relationships, are able to manage their own stress and bond with the child in their care. Now fully updated and expanded to cover the assessment of kinship carers and special guardians, this book combines the latest findings from neuroscience with research on what makes good assessments and provides guidance and tools for making thorough, analytical and effective assessments. With contributions from leading experts including Dan Hughes, Jonathan Baylin, Kim Golding and Julie Selwyn, it will provide you with the information you need to ensure the best possible chance of placement success.
Category: Social Science

Coping With Foster Care

Author : Jeanne Nagle
ISBN : 9781725341241
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Civilized societies attempt to take care of the most vulnerable among them. This includes children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. They may end up in foster care. Readers will come to a more comprehensive understanding of the types of foster care, the benefits and potential pitfalls of such care, and how to navigate within a system designed to safeguard the individuals it serves. Helpful elements that augment the narrative include a section dispelling common myths surrounding foster care and questions about the system that may be posed to a qualified social worker.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

They Re All My Children

Author : Danielle Wozniak
ISBN : 9780814793473
Genre : Social Science
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Written from foster mothers' perspectives, this book voices the often painful experiences of contemporary U.S. foster mothers as they struggle to mother and care-work in the face of exploitative social relations with the state.
Category: Social Science

The Foster Care Crisis

Author : Patrick Almond Curtis
ISBN : 0803263996
Genre : Social Science
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The inadequacy of the foster care system has long been recognized. One of the biggest obstacles to reforming the system is the relative unavailability of research data from the field, information that would shed light on key empirical trends and pressing issues. ø This long overdue volume provides a much-needed overview of the current state of foster care. Leading researchers and practitioners summarize and discuss the results of their current research, providing through their data an unparalleled, detailed glimpse of the inner workings of the foster care system in its entirety. The volume is also valuable for its survey and syntheses of important issues and trends affecting foster care. Subjects discussed include welfare reform, reporting systems, family reunification, mental health services, and the needs of minority children. Wide-ranging and detailed in its coverage, this collection is destined to become an essential reference and guide to the foster care system.
Category: Social Science

Foster Care

Author : Jill Hamilton
ISBN : 9780737748253
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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According to A.B.C. News, approximately 800,000 children every year come in contact with the foster care system. While the system is set up to take in children whose homelife is awful, in some cases Foster care offers no better conditions. Despite more than a decade of intended reform, the foster care system is overcrowded and rife with issues. This collection of essays teaches readers about the issues surrounding foster care. The essays represent a diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance. Readers will learn about the history of foster care, and what it's like to be a child in the system. Essay sources like The Economist tackle issues of foster care funding, stating it needs to be changed. This collection will truly provide your readers with an intelligent, balanced understanding.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction