Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past

Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past

by Betsy Keefer Smalley, Jayne E. Schooler

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780897896917
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/30/2000
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile: 1210L (what's this?)

About the Author

BETSY KEEFER is a Training Consultant for the Institute for Human Services in Columbus, Ohio, where she has been instrumental in the development of adoption training curriculum for professionals used nationwide. She has almost 30 years of experience in child welfare, adoption placement, post adoption services, and training.

JAYNE E. SCHOOLER, an affiliate trainer with the Institute for Human Services and Program Manager for the National Foster Parent Association, has over 20 years of experience in child welfare, first as a foster parent, then as adoptive parent, adoptive professional and educator. She is the author of The Whole Life Adoption Book, (1993) and Searching for a Past (1995).

Table of Contents

Preface

The Power of Secrets on Family Relationships

Truth or Consequences: A Great Debate

Just the Facts, Ma'am: Why do Children Need Them?

A Fact-Finding Mission: How to Gather What You Need to Know

Adoption Through a Child's Eyes: Developmental Stages

Through a Parent's Eyes: Core Issues, Coping Styles, and Communication

The Ten Commandments of Telling: Principles to Consider

Sharing the Hard Stuff: The Adoptive Parent's Challenge

Tools of Communication Between Parents and Children

Transracial or Transcultural Adoption: Talking About Adoption Within a Minority Families

Kinship Foster Care and Adoption: Telling the Truth When It's "All in the Family"

Opening a Closed Adoption for School-Age Children: Questions Most Asked by Parents

Adolescence—Chronic but Not Terminal: Keeping Lines of Communications Open

Opening a Closed Adoption—The Teenage Years

Communicating about Adoption in the Classroom: Teaching the Teachers

Epilogue

Bibliography

Index

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