A Guidebook For Raising Foster Children

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Foster parents need wisdom to guide foster children to enable them to have a meaningful experience. This book, written by a pediatrician, with the help of foster parents, provides guidance and suggestions to maximize the experience for foster families and assist them in the process.

With the help of many foster parents, this book contains practical suggestions for those who care for foster children. It addresses many of the major and minor problems that may arise. This book ...

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Overview

Foster parents need wisdom to guide foster children to enable them to have a meaningful experience. This book, written by a pediatrician, with the help of foster parents, provides guidance and suggestions to maximize the experience for foster families and assist them in the process.

With the help of many foster parents, this book contains practical suggestions for those who care for foster children. It addresses many of the major and minor problems that may arise. This book contains easily understood discussions of those problems with practical suggestions for resolving them, including when to call in a professional. Although various trends in child welfare are discussed, it is important to note that this book does not aim at criticizing the system, but rather attempts to address the needs of the children going through the system. This book is intended as a resource for anyone involved with the foster care system and particularly families raising foster children.

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What People Are Saying

William F. Holicky

"Being a foster parent is extremely challenging and when questions arise quick and thoughtful answers should be available. Dr. Blatt covers many aspects of foster care including health and behavior. The book is easy to read and practical, yet research-based and up-to-date."

Ole A. Pettersen

"Dr. Blatt has provided us with a tool for everyday problems, and a thoughtful guidance through difficult issues. A must read for parents as well as providers of services."

Karen Jorgenson

"All parents have questions and Dr. Blatt's book has answers. A Guidebook for Raising Foster Children has helpful information about health, behavior, school, and many other aspects of a foster child's life. A copy of this book would be a benefit to every foster home."

Joanne M. Joseph

"Dr. Susan Blatt's book, Guide for Raising Foster Children, represents a very comprehensive guide for the care of foster children. The book is readable and suggestions provided are practical and easy to follow. This book is a valuable resource for foster parents."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313360848
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Foster Care
Welcoming New Foster Children
Foster Children as Part of a Foster Family
The Foster Child's Biological Family
Abuse and Neglect
Newborns and Infants
Six to Twelve Years old
School
Adolescents and Teenagers
Helping Foster Children Learn New Behavior
Seriously Abnormal Behavior
Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
Common Health Related Problems in Foster Children
When the Child Is Ill or Injured
The Chronically Ill Foster Child
Particular Concerns for Foster Parents
Particular Concerns of Foster Children
Appendix: List of Organizations
Index
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  • Posted May 7, 2010

    Do not waste your money

    This book was less than enlightening....

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