ERIC Number: ED099137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Five Models of Foster Family Group Homes: A Systematic View of Foster Care.
Lawder, Elizabeth A.; And Others
The purpose of this monograph is to develop the concept of differentiated foster family care designed to serve a range of children and to describe several foster family models useful in putting this concept into practice. In the first half of the monograph, a discussion of trends in foster parent selection and education is presented. Some criteria for selection and alternative training methods and program content areas are offered. Case studies provide descriptions of populations which often produce children who need foster care. The rest of the monograph is devoted to a description of five model foster care environments which serve the needs of many foster children. Included are: (1) the agency-owned family group home; (2) the agency-rented, family-owned group home; (3) a group home for low-functioning children; (4) the visiting foster home program; and (5) a medical foster home. (SDH)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Child Welfare, Contracts, Family Environment, Foster Children, Foster Family, Foster Homes, Group Experience, Medical Services, Models, Parent Education, Parent Role, Program Descriptions, Residential Care, Selection, Social Workers, Unwed Mothers
Child Welfare League of America, Inc., 67 Irving Place, New York, New York 10003 (Publication No. Gh-13, Paper, $3.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., New York, NY.