We Need a Break!! How to Utilize Respite in Foster Care.
Published: March-April 2016
Fostering Families Today
Vol. 16, No. 1 , p. 36-37
Fostering Media Connections
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Los Angeles, CA 90014
This article explains a well-planned respite can do wonders for both the foster parents and the child in relieving stress and providing needed support for the family, and might just be enough to save the placement and prevent a child from being re-traumatized by another move. It explains the benefits of a collaboration between the Children’s Center of Detroit Child Welfare Department and the local community mental health program in order to provide parents of children with severe emotional disturbance respite services.
respite care; foster children; child welfare services; placement stability; parent child relationships; Interagency collaboration; mental health services