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General Foster Care Issues

The Art of Caring (Taking Care of In Out of Home Placements)
Pat McPhail

Group Homes for Teenagers (A Practical Guide)
Albert Shostack

Let’s Talk About Foster Homes
Elizabeth Weitzman

Foster Care Odyssey: A Black Girl’s Story
Theresa Cameron

A Child’s Journey Through Placement
Vera I. Fahlberg, M.D.
Dr. Fahlberg provides the foundation, the resources, and the tools which will help professionals and others to support children for whom the journey through placement becomes a part of the road to adulthood.

A Framework For Foster Care Reform
Kate Welty, M.A.
Policy and Practice to Shorten Children’s Stay in foster care.

A Foster Parent’s Daily Journal
Adoption in Child Time, Inc. ACT

A Foster Parent’s Daily Journal
Adoption in Child Time, Inc. ACT

Expanding the Role of Foster Parents in Achieving Permanency
Susan Dougherty
This publication focuses on practical ways in which best child welfare practice can be incorporated into the recruitment, training, and support of foster parents.

Finding Families for the Children
Patricia Ryan
Bruce L. Warren
A Handbook to assist the child welfare worker in the placement of children with a mental, emotional, or physical handicap.

Foster Parent Retention and Recruitment: The State of the Art in Practice and Policy
Eileen Mayers Pasztor
Suzan F. Wynne
State-of-the-art information of foster parent retention and recruitment policies and practices developed over the past 20 years.

Homeworks #1
Eileen Mayers Pasztor
Maureen Leighton
At-Home Training Resources for foster Parents and Adoptive Parents. Helping children and Youths Manage Separation and Loss.

Homeworks #2
Eileen Mayers Pasztor
Maureen Leighton
At-Home Training Resources for Foster Parents and Adoptive Parents. Helping children and Youths Develop Positive Attachments.

Homeworks #3
Eileen Mayers Pasztor
Maureen Leighton
At-Home training Resources for Foster Parents and Adoptive Parents. Helping children and Youths Manage the Impact of Placement.

In Crisis With DYFS
Arnold D. Herman
The author revels in explicit detail, the love, hate and most of all the hurt that was a constant boarder in their home.

Mediating Permanency Outcomes
Jeanne Etter
Practice Manual – When Children can’t return home this manual provides help for caseworkers and mediators assist parents in choices for Foster Care or Adoption.

Professional Parenthood
Vincenette Scheppler, M.S.W.
A Guide For Foster Care.

Raising Foster Children
Susan McNair Blatt, M.D.
This book, written by a pediatrician, provides guidance and suggestions to maximize the experience for foster families and assist them in the process.

Shortenting Children’s Stays:  Innovative Permanency Planning Programs
The North American Council on Adoptable Children.
This Publication is designed to give an overview of each program’s list of permanency planning work we have identified to date.

The Ultimate Challenge – Foster Parenting in the 1990’s
Eileen Mayers Paszior
Michael E. Polowy
Maureen Leighton
Robert P. Conte
Foster Parenting Resource Workbook.

Pride – Digital Curriculum Module 1-9 – Computer Disks (Windows 98 or higher)
1-Foundation for Meeting the Developmental Needs of Children at Risk
2-Using Discipline to Protect, Nurture, and Meet Developmental Needs
4-Responding to Signs and Symptoms of Sexual Abuse
5-Supporting Relationships between Children and Their Families
6-Working as a Professional Team Member
7-Promoting Children’s Personal and Cultural Identity
8-Promoting Permanency Outcomes
9-Managing the Fostering Experience