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Fostering a Child's Recovery

Family Placement for Traumatized Children

Mike Thomas and Terry Philpot

Part of the Delivering Recovery series

Quick Overview

This evidence-based book outlines the principles of family placement on the basis of planning and evidence, and explores the qualities, skills and insights that create positive placement outcomes. The book shows how the key to good fostering is well-trained and skilled foster carers who form part of a team of professionals who surround the child.
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Paperback / softback
2009, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 160pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-327-1
£15.99
Ebook
2009, ePUB, 160pp
ISBN: 978-1-84642-687-2
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£15.99

Description

The overwhelming majority of children and young people in care today are fostered, but for some this only increases their problems through untreated trauma, ill-judged placements, poorly supported foster carers and multiple moves.

This practical and evidence-based book outlines the principles of family placement on the basis of planning and evidence, and explores the qualities, skills and insights that create positive placement outcomes. Fostering a Child's Recovery shows how the key to good fostering is well-trained and skilled foster carers who form part of a team of professionals who surround the child.

This book will benefit all professionals and parents involved in providing recovery for traumatized children and young people in ensuring successful placements.

Reviews

'This perceptively small book contains a welth of information and a host of well-researched and -documented initiatives setting out the central issues in fostering traumatised children...The statistics on foster carers are helpfully set out, giving timely reminders about how organisations can learn to keep their foster carers and looking at the fact that most foster carers have altruistic motives...This book reinforces the fact that foster carers need a status that reflects their standing within the Child Care Team. They should be treated as fellow professionals, given full information about their children and know that what they say and feel is important...This neat little book holds a wealth of information not just helpful to foster carers and social workers but to anyone reparenting or step-parenting a chnild or becoming an adoptive parent.'
- Children & Society

Authors

By (author): Mike Thomas, Terry Philpot
Foreword by: Mary Walsh