ERIC Number: ED265940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Preventing Abuse in Family Foster Care. Instructor's Manual.
McFadden, Emily Jean; And Others
Providing instructor and participant materials, this training manual presents specialized information about the prevention of abuse in family foster care. Focal concerns are (1) the dynamics of abuse in general and in foster families particularly; (2) the need for prevention related activities on a systems level, for adequate training and supports for foster families, and for consistency and clarity of expectations; (3) worker's tasks such as identifying high risk children, assessment and matching for placement, use of individualized contracting, and picking up on danger signals; and (4) worker's role in helping foster parents with behavior management, including alternatives to physical discipline and ways of clarifying expectations for discipline. The manual discusses the licensing worker or foster home developer's role of supporting the foster home, developing resources for foster parents, and monitoring quality of care. Appendices provide information about liability for inadequate foster care services, foster parents' rights to share in decision making for the foster child, diagrammatic assessment of family relationships, development of support systems for foster families, guidelines for foster parents, what the Bible says about punishment, discipline and behavior management, the abused and neglected adolescent, mismatching of foster parents and the sexually abused preschool child, and talking with foster parents about sexual abuse. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHHS/OHDS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti. Inst. for the Study of Children and Families.