ERIC Number: ED085647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Action for Foster Children: Community Self Evaluation Chart.
Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This chart is a tool with which communities can rate themselves on the care of foster children. It is based on a ten-article Bill of Rights for foster children. The ten articles are: (1) the right to be cherished by a family; (2) the right to be nurtured by foster parents who have been specially selected; (3) the right to receive help in understanding and accepting the reasons for his own family's inability to take care of him; (4) the right to receive loving care and respect; (5) the right to grow up in a neighborhood of people who understand and accept him; (6) the right to receive help in overcoming deprivation in his emotional, physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual growth that may have resulted from his early experiences; (7) the right to receive education and career guidance; (8) the right to receive preparation for citizenship and parenthood; (9) the right to be represented by an attorney with access to fair hearings and court review of decisions; and (10) the right to receive a high quality of child welfare services. Each article is followed by specific suggestions for implementation. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.