ERIC Number: ED160254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
A Way of Caring: The Parents' Guide to Foster Family Care.
Rutter, Barbara A.
This booklet presents guidelines for parents of children placed in foster care on how to continue or strengthen their relationship with their children while the children are living in foster homes. Chapters are included on the following topics: (1) things parents should know about foster care; (2) preparing the child for foster care; (3) the first 2 days; (4) children's reaction to separation; (5) parents' reaction to separation; (6) visiting; (7) how to help the foster parents help your child; (8) how to help your social worker help you; (9) special problems; (10) not coming home; and (11) coming home. Appendix A presents a form to be filled out by the child's parents on the child's personal habits, food preferences, allergies, fears, unusual behavior, etc. which the foster parent should know. Appendix B contains a list of 14 questions about such topics as legal rights, medical care, religious instruction, and visiting procedures that parents should discuss with their social worker. Appendix C consists of a form for parents to use in recording important names, addresses, and phone numbers such as those of the foster care agency, social worker, foster home, child's new school, teacher, and doctor. (JMB)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Child Welfare, Childhood Attitudes, Childhood Needs, Emotional Adjustment, Foster Family, Foster Homes, Guidelines, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role
Child Welfare League of America, Inc., 67 Irving Place, New York, New York 10003 (Paper, $3.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., New York, NY.