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Fostering a Child's Recovery : Family Placement for Traumatized Children
Thomas, Mike and Terry Philpot | Foreword by Mary Walsh
Jessica Kingsley / Softcover / 2009-02-01 / 1843103273
Social Work / Child Abuse & Prevention
price: $36.95 (may be subject to change)
160 pages
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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.

Contents:

Foreword. Acknowledgements. A Note on Terminology. Introduction. Chapter 1: The Context of Family Placement. Chapter 2: Children and Their Histories. Chapter 3: The Carers. Chapter 4: Fostering, Loss and Opportunity. Chapter 5: Practising to Make Perfect: Introduction and the Practice Family. Chapter 6: How Placements Can Succeed. Chapter 7: Toward Independence. Endnotes. References. The Story of SACCS. The Authors. Subject Index. Author Index.


About the Authors:

Mike Thomas MSW, CQSW is Director of SACCS Family Placement. He has been involved in childcare for 25 years and in foster care since 1984, first as a worker and since 1987 also as a foster carer. He has worked in both the public and independent fostering sectors.

Terry Philpot is a journalist and writer, and has written and edited several books on subjects including adoption, sex offending and work with children traumatised through abuse. He also works as a volunteer to befriend long-term prisoners.

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