ERIC Number: ED082082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Older Children Need Love Too.
This booklet urges social agencies to focus more attention on older children who have not previously been considered for adoption and describes a San Diego adoption program for older children in which the psychological difficulties faced by these children are discussed. The booklet offers suggestions for the social worker in earning the child's trust, handling separation, and building on the child's past experiences. It stresses the importance of foster parents, community, and social agency working together in programs for older children. In discussing methods and techniques for treating older children, the pamphlet focuses on the interview session, the handling of feelings, the use of treats, and the utilization of visual aids. The booklet also includes flexible guidelines for placement of older children in foster and adoptive families. (Author/LAA)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Day Care Centers, Emotional Adjustment, Foster Children, Placement, Psychological Needs, Social Agencies, Social Workers
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 ($0.40, Stock #1791-00184)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.