Children in Foster Care and Adoption: A Guide to Bibliotherapy

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Greenwood Press, 1998 - Medical - 103 pages
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Bibliotherapy is a new and creative approach for helping children deal with both small problems and major life crises, such as placement in substitute care. Bibliotherapy literally means treatment through books. It is a process of intervention that involves the child as well as the helping person. Bibliotherapy is an approach that helps children through reading to more clearly understand the problems facing them and to develop solutions for solving problems. Bibliotherapy is particularly useful for children placed in foster care or adoption because it can be implemented by all helping persons working with the child welfare system. These persons include foster and adoptive parents, biological parents, teachers, psychologists, social workers, clergy, and librarians.

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Contents

Clinical Applications
29
Foster Care and Adoption
49
Books on Foster Care
61
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About the author (1998)

JOHN T. PARDECK is on the faculty of the School of Social Work, Southwest Missouri State University. He is the author of Social Work Practice: An Ecological Approach (Auburn House, 1996), Bibliotherapy in Clinical Practice (Greenwood Press, 1993), Technology and Human Productivity: Challenges for the Future (Quorum Press, 1986), et al.

JEAN A. PARDECK is a reading specialist for the Blue Hills Homes Corporation. She is the co-author of Young People with Problems: A Guide to Bibliotherapy (Greenwood Press, 1984). She has published extensively on the topic of bibliotherapy in academic and professional journals.

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