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Title: Substitute Care Providers: Helping Abused and Neglected Children
Author(s): K Watson
Corporate Author: Circle Solutions, Inc.
United States of America

Westover Consultants, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 84
Sponsoring Agency: Circle Solutions, Inc.
McLean, VA
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20447
Westover Consultants, Inc.
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Contract Number: S 105-89-1730
Sale Source: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Office of Child Abuse and Neglect
Admin for Children and Families
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, DC 20447
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual is designed for child welfare staff and provides the foundation for serving abused and neglected children who are in family foster care and adoption. The information is also targeted toward professionals involved in child protection as well as foster and adoptive parents.
Abstract: The introductory chapter discusses issues related to substitute care and permanency planning. The following chapter outlines the special needs of children in substitute care, children who have been sexually abused and neglected, and children who have been exposed to prenatal substance abuse. The manual discusses the importance of professional cooperation in systems, networks, and teams established to help children and their families. Steps involved in helping abused and neglected children include assessing their development, attachment, coping mechanisms, situational needs and responses, and personal style; providing a safe environment; helping children with feelings of loss and issues of identity; coping with regressive behavior; and helping sexually abused children. Foster parents are best supported through preservice and inservice training, social contact and support, and affiliation with foster parent associations. 46 notes, 33 references, and 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child care services; Child protection services; Foster parents
Note: User Manual Series
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