ERIC Number: ED115389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Child Welfare League of America Standards for Foster Family Service. Revised Edition.
Child Welfare League of America, Inc., New York, NY.
These standards are intended to be goals for the continuous improvement of foster family services to children and are thought to represent practices that are currently considered to be desirable in providing a social service for individual children in a way that promotes their well-being. The changing patterns of foster family care and basic principles underlying practice in foster family service are discussed in the introduction. The following areas are described by the standards: (1) foster family service as a child welfare service and the types of foster family care; (2) legal rights and responsibilities of parents, before, during, and after placement of their child in a foster care home; (3) services to the child (agency responsibilities and appropriate social work); (4) requirements, selection, development and use of foster homes; (5) proper organization and administration of foster family service by a designated agency; and (6) planning and organization of contingent community services and provisions to support foster family care. (ED)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Agency Role, Child Welfare, Community Services, Foster Children, Foster Family, Foster Homes, Legal Responsibility, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Responsibility, Placement, Planning, Social Work, Standards, Welfare Agencies, Welfare Services
Child Welfare League of America, Inc., 67 Irving Place, New York, N.Y. 10003 (Paper, $5.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., New York, NY.