Children in Family Foster Care (Chapter 11 in Exploring Child Welfare: A Practice Perspective,7th Edition. With Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package (What's New in Social Work).
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This chapter describes the emergency, development, function, and purpose of foster care, reasons children enter foster care, the role of foster parents and how they are recruited and trained, the reactions, responsibilities, and stresses for the birth parents when their children are place in and returned from foster care, the feelings of children toward their placement and life in foster care, the role of the foster care social workers, and trends for the future of foster care. Critical thinking questions and case examples are included. 3 figures.
foster children; foster parents; family reunification; child placement; social workers role; trend analysis; FOSTER PARENT RECRUITMENT; FOSTER PARENTS TRAINING; BIRTH PARENTS