ERIC Number: ED099138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Creating a Foster Parent-Agency Handbook.
Stone, Helen D.; Hunzeker, Jeanne M.
Agencies and foster parents can use the framework provided in this handbook to prepare their own handbook and establish clear roles and expectations for persons involved in providing foster family care. The handbook is meant to be a reference guide, not to offer solutions to problems or answer policy questions. A list of suggested topics for a foster care-agency handbook is included. Specific content breakdowns are provided for five broad topics: foster parents, foster children, the natural family, agency and community resources, and other resources. Specific guidelines for developing each topical area are also given. The appendixes contain a foster home evaluation form, a child's handbook, a foster parent-agency agreement form, agency service evaluation forms, and a program guide for foster parent neighborhood groups. (SDH)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Child Welfare, Community Resources, Contracts, Evaluation Methods, Foster Children, Foster Family, Foster Homes, Guidelines, Parent Responsibility, Program Development, Resource Materials, Social Agencies, Social Workers
Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Foster Parent Project, 67 Irving Place, New York, New York 10003 (Publication No. F-53, Paper, $2.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., New York, NY.