ERIC Number: ED160216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Introduction to Foster Parenting - II: Working with Agency, Natural Parent Separation, Family Relationships. Foster Parent Curriculum.
This instructor's guide for a foster parent curriculum consists of specific introductory curriculum material for the study of foster parent and state agency relations, the foster child's feelings and reactions to separation from his natural parents, and foster parent and natural parent relations with the foster child. Section 1 provides an outline for instruction which lists foster parent competencies, instructor materials and suggested training strategies. Section 2 consists of 4 units of instructional material. Unit 1 briefly discusses the foster parents' relationship with the state agency. Licensing, agency personnel and record keeping (including health, financial and daily adjustment records) are covered. Unit 2 briefly examines the child's response to separation from the natural parent. Factors that influence the foster child's reactions to placement and reactions to separation are listed. Unit 3 appraises foster child relationship with the natural parent and emphasizes the strong feelings associated with these relationships. Unit 4 discusses foster family relationships with the foster child. Topics discussed include: helping the child adjust, discipline as guidance, role of natural children, preparing for separation, intrinsic rewards, learning to express feelings, fear and hesitation in returning home, and the foster parent's role in foster parent and foster child separation. Suggested readings and activities are included. Section 3 lists resources for instructor. (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.