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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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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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Pediatrician Blatt is the medical director of the House of Good Shepherd in Utica, New York, a child welfare agency. She offers foster parents advice drawn from many she has dealt with, addressing major and minor problems that arise in foster care and suggesting avenues for resolving them. She also alerts them to when it is time to call in a professional. Rather than criticizing the system, she focuses on the needs of the children going through it from infants to teenagers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897896535
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Pages: 240
  • Lexile: 990L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

SUSAN McNAIR BLATT, M.D. is the Medical Director of the House of Good Shepherd in Utica, New York, a child welfare agency, and is an Adjunct Professor at Utica College.

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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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