ERIC Number: ED160215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Introduction to Foster Parenting - I: History, Trends, Kinds, Factors. Foster Parent Curriculum.
This instructor's guide for a foster parent curriculum consists of specific introductory curriculum material for the study of the history, current status and trends of foster parenting in the U.S. The guide is divided into 5 parts. The first part presents a chart of foster parent competencies to be taught, instructor materials and suggested teaching strategies. Subsequent sections develop instructional units, each containing text, discussion materials and bibliographic resources. The first unit deals with the history of foster care, tracing child care from the Middle Ages to the present. The second unit addresses current practices in foster care, discussing the caseworker role, types of supportive services, community responsibility for the care of children, the increasing number of foster children, special problems of foster children, group homes and educational opportunities for foster parents. The third unit explains terms used in the description of the kinds of foster care. The fourth unit covers the factors that bring children into foster care. Case histories are used to illustrate the topics. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Dept. of Family and Child Development.