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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
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 82
Sponsoring Agency: Circle Solutions, Inc.
McLean, VA
National Institute of Justice/
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US Dept of Health and Human Services
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Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended mainly for use by child welfare and child protection personnel, this manual provides information useful to foster and adoptive parents and provides the basis for serving abused and neglected children who are in family foster care and adoption.
Abstract: Individual sections describe the history of substitute care, definitions of family foster care, the principles underlying substitute care, the basic needs of all children, the special needs of children in substitute care, and the special needs of abused and neglected children. Additional sections explain the nature of systems, networks, and teams and how families, social services, child welfare agencies, and substitute care providers function and interact in these frameworks. Further sections detail the specific aspects of meeting the needs of abused and neglected children through assessment, the provision of a safe environment, coping with regressive behavior, helping children with issues of loss and identity, and helping children who have been sexually abused. Steps in supporting foster parents, reviewing and monitoring services, and adoption issues are also covered. Glossary, lists of training programs and resource organizations, notes, and 33 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child development; Child welfare; Criminology; Foster homes; Legal adoption; Parent education; Special needs children
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