A Guidebook for Raising Foster Children

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Bergin & Garvey, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 219 pages
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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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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./e

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