Foster Parenting Toolbox, The


What do you need to meet the needs of the children in your care? Each child will be unique and require a different set of tools in your toolbox. Covering topics from newborns to teens and everything in between, this book will help not only foster parents, but be beneficial to those who work with foster parents: case workers, social workers, judges, CASA’s, GAL’s and others. Edited by Kim Phagan-Hansel, the editor of Fostering Families Today Magazine, more than 100 contributors have helped weave a stunning tapestry of advice specifically for foster parents and the professionals and case workers who are on their team. This 464-page book is an extension of the trainings offered by individual states. It’s a top of the nightstand resource that offers today’s foster parents access to a wealth of useful information from professionals in the field and successful foster parents in the trenches. This is a book you won’t read all at once, but come back to again and again. Chapters include • Why Foster? • Perspectives • Transitions • Teamwork • Birth Family Connections • Loss, Grief, and Anger • Attachment and Trust • Trauma and Abuse • Family Impact • Discipline • School Tools • Parenting Teens • Nurturing Identity • Allegations • Respite and Support • Reunification, Adoption, and Beyond • Resources, Recommended Readings and Index

Author: Edited by Kim Phagan-Hansel
Additional Author: EMK Press
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