ERIC Number: ED174281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Foster Care Development Handbook: A Guide to Educational Offerings for Foster Parents and Foster Care Workers in California Community Colleges.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
This handbook was developed to assist community colleges, foster parent associations, and licensing and placement agencies in planning and implementing foster parent training programs. It is intended to serve as a guide to developing educational offerings in community colleges which meet the needs of the local foster care community. The handbook identifies background information to be considered in designing a program; and presents specific steps necessary to implement a foster care curriculum (e.g., advisory board and staff selection; participant needs assessment; determination of program goals, content, structure, and format; participant recruitment; and evaluation). The various types of program offerings (continuing education, regular programs, community services, and coordinated instruction systems) at California's community colleges are noted, and five basic model formats are described--workshop/seminars, workshop series, mini-courses, courses, and programs. Programs illustrating each category are described. The legal implications inherent in the California licensing process are assessed and federal and state laws relevant to foster parent education and training are reviewed. A brief glossary of terms is included and nine appendices present population statistics, needs assessment survey forms, course announcements and outlines, assessment and evaluation instruments, a list of community resources, and a bibliography. (DR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.; California State Dept. of Health, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers: California; Foster Parent Training Project