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Understanding and Working with Parents of Children in Long-Term Foster Care.

Author: Gillian Schofield; Emma Ward
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010.
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For children growing up in foster care, the role of their birth parents is an important factor in the success of their long-term placements. Understanding the experiences of parents is therefore essential in order to develop effective social work practice with parents that can also ensure the best possible outcomes for children. Drawing on detailed and often moving interviews with parents, the book takes a  Read more...
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Schofield, Gillian.
Understanding and Working with Parents of Children in Long-Term Foster Care.
London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd., ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Schofield; Emma Ward
ISBN: 9780857004895 0857004891
OCLC Number: 711747256
Description: 1 online resource (226 pages)
Contents: Understanding and Working with Parents of Children in Long-Term Foster Care; 1. Introduction: Legal, Policy and Research Context; 2. Parenting Before the Children Went Into Care; 3. Parents' Experience of Their Children Going Into Care; 4. Parents' Experience of Their Children Growing Up in Foster Care; 5. Contact Between Parents and Their Children; 6. Parents' Relationships with Foster Carers; 7. Parents' Relationships with Social Workers; 8. Am I Still a Parent? Managing a Threatened Identity; 9. Social Workers' Perspectives on Their Work with Parents. 10. Conclusion: Developing Social Work PracticeReferences; Index.

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