ERIC Number: ED216780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
The Challenge of Partnership: Working with Parents of Children in Foster Care.
Maluccio, Anthony N., Ed.; Sinanoglu, Paula A., Ed.
The 11 papers assembled in this volume reflect the readiness of professional social work to develop practice approaches for working with parents of children in foster care. The papers were written from different perspectives, emphasize diverse aspects of foster care, and disagree on many issues. A unifying theme exists, however, in the shared premise that one should work with biological parents as partners, rather than noncontributors or adversaries, to achieve the basic child welfare goal of a secure, stable, and loving home for each child. Papers are presented under four general headings: overview of the book's theme, focus on parents and families, practice approaches for working with parents, and roles and relationships of foster parents with biological parents. (MP)
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Biological Parents, Caseworker Approach, Ecological Factors, Family Involvement, Foster Children, Foster Family, Helping Relationship, Literature Reviews, Models, Organizational Development, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Peer Counseling, Program Descriptions, Residential Care, Teaching Methods
Child Welfare League of America, Inc., 67 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003 (Hard cover, $14.00; soft cover, $8.95; add $1.50 shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; 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.; Child Welfare League of America, Inc., New York, NY.