Foster Care Workers' Emotional Responses to Their Work
- Still the poor relations? Perspectives on valuing and listening to foster carers. Kirton, Derek; Beecham, Jennifer; Ogilvie, Kate // Adoption & Fostering;Autumn2007, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p6
There has long been debate regarding the treatment and status of foster carers, but this has gained added significance in the context of moves towards professionalisation and recognition of carers as part of the children's workforce. While research studies have often touched upon the extent to...
- Subsidized Adoption: A Crucial Investment. Watson, Kenneth W. // Child Welfare;Apr72, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p220
At the time this paper was written, legislation authorizing programs of subsidized adoption had been enacted in seven states (the total is now 14) and sufficient experience had been accumulated to warrant a tentative examination of results and problems, and the attitudes of those persons...
- The Group Method in Services to Foster Parents of Preadoptive Children. Sacks, Gerda Graner // Child Welfare;Dec1966, Vol. 45 Issue 10, p568
The article discusses the implication of group discussion on the welfare of the foster parents of preadoptive children in the U.S. Group method has been widely used by many child welfare agencies to provide services for foster parents. The initiation of group sessions has offered recognition to...
- A Study of the Caseworker-Adoptive Parent Relationship in Postplacement Services. Gochros, Harvey L. // Child Welfare;Jun1967, Vol. 46 Issue 6, p317
A research effort to evaluate adoptive parents' and caseworkers' perceptions of the function and effectiveness of postplacement services reveals confusion between the authoritarian and the enabling aspects of such services. Findings are reported and implications for casework practice considered.
- A Kinship Care Case Management Approach. Mills, Crystal S.; Usher, Debra // Child Welfare;Sep/Oct96, Vol. 75 Issue 5, p600
The article presents an analysis of kinship care case management approach that is designed to assist child welfare staff members in working effectively with relatives as foster parents. This approach is competency based and incorporates stages of awareness and understanding through the...
- Participation of Active Foster Parents In the Study of New Applicants. Gabrovic, Audrey // Child Welfare;Jun1969, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p357
The article offers information on a plan devised by the Catholic Social Services in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which encourages active involvement of a current foster family with a prospective foster family in the initial stage of the home study process. Beginning January 1, 1967, all new families...
- Foster care needs more emphasis. // Community Care;06/27/2002, Issue 1428, p9
Reports on the results of a survey conducted by the Fostering Network regarding the shortage of foster care workers in Great Britain. Background on the status of long-term foster care in Great Britain; Information on the foster care plans for children in England; Comparison of adoption care...
- Indications for Residential Treatment of Children. Kester, Beryl C. // Child Welfare;Jun1966, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p338
Residential treatment is one choice of treatment modality to be used concurrently, alternately, or instead of other forms of treatment. In some cases, it will even be the treatment of choice in an overall, long-term program of phased therapy.
- Malpractice in Child Placement: Civil Liability for Inadequate Foster Care Services. Besharov, Douglas J. // Child Welfare;May/Jun84, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p195
The author examines cases in which agencies and workers were held liable for malpractice, as well as the bases for the liability. Several cases specifically concern permanency planning issues.