ERIC Number: ED339496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Process and Practice: Three Domains in Foster Care. Fostering Families.
Schatz, Mona Struhsaker; Glenn, David
This module is part of a training program for foster parents and foster care workers offered at Colorado State University. The module's learning objectives address: (1) the organization of a social services foster care system; (2) the functioning of human systems and the rules governing their operation; and (3) the difficulties complex systems have in responding to clients' needs. This module consists of two lectures. Lecture 1 considers the three domains of the foster care system. These domains are the family system; foster care services; and agencies or institutions such as the police and courts that perform related services for families. An exercise for sketching a simple child placement sequence is included. Lecture 2 considers the law of parallel process, which says that feelings that dominate one level of a system affect other levels. A vignette exercise allows course participants to practice their skills relating to intervention in family systems. A five-page form for evaluating the module is included. (BC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Support Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Colorado State Dept. of Social Services, Boulder.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Dept. of Social Work.
Identifiers: Colorado State University; Family Systems Theory; Placement (Foster Care)
Note: For other documents in the Fostering Families: A Specialized Training Program Designed for Foster Care Workers & Foster Care Parents series, see PS 020 098-108.