ERIC Number: ED212364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Parents of Children in Placement: Perspectives and Programs.
Sinanoglu, Paula A., Ed.; Maluccio, Anthony N., Ed.
Addressed primarily to direct service personnel and others interested in direct work with parents, this book includes a collection of articles reflecting different perspectives on and approaches to parents involved with the foster care system. Following introductory chapters which examine the emerging focus of interest on parents of children in placement and the role of the caseworker in working with parents of such children, the book is divided into the following sections: perspectives of early child welfare professionals on the topic; discussions from an ecological perspective on the topic; discussions from a sociocultural perspective on the topic; examinations of pertinent legal issues; viewpoints on the importance of parents for children in placement; viewpoints on the impact of child placement on parents; perspectives on programs and methods of working with parents; and discussions of special aspects of child welfare, including worker burnout and parent-child visitation. Each section is prefaced by a brief discussion of the particular readings and their relevance, as well as suggestions for further reading. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Adoption, American Indians, Biological Parents, Burnout, Caseworker Approach, Child Welfare, Ecology, Emotional Experience, Ethnic Groups, Foster Children, Foster Family, Legal Problems, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Poverty, Program Descriptions, Role Models, Social Workers, Teaching Methods
Child Welfare League of America, Inc., 67 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003 (Hardcover, $15.95; paperback, $10.95. Add $1.50 shipping).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. School of Social Work.