ERIC Number: ED108430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
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Supervision of Satellite Foster Home Parents.
Leiken, Stanley J.; Rieger, Norbert I.
Two psychiatrists describe their experience in supervising a group of foster parents who participated in a 3-year deinstitutionalization project designed to provide satellite foster home placement for 17 severely emotionally disturbed children (5-to 15-years-old). Among the topics discussed are the foster parents' initial disillusionment and depression during the first few months, problems in consultation and therapy (such as helping the foster parents to understand and handle feelings of hostility and anxiety evoked by the behavior of individual children), issues of separation (such as preparing both children and satellite foster parents for new placements as the children improved), and dealing with problems surrounding the satellite parents' departure. (LH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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