ERIC Number: ED339494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Foster Care and the Placement Process. Fostering Families.
Schatz, Mona Struhsaker; Menne, Donald
This module is part of a training program for foster parents and foster care workers offered at Colorado State University. The module's learning objectives include: (1) identifying the needs of those involved in the foster care process; (2) examining the decisions involved in placing a child in foster care; (3) focusing on the family in which the child was born; and (4) addressing the factors relevant to placement in foster care. This module consists of four lectures. Each lecture includes reading material and exercises for individuals or groups. Lecture 1 considers the population of families and children served by foster care. A reprint of a 1988 "Newsweek" article on the topic is included. Lecture 2 considers the characteristics of at-risk families and the services available to them. Lecture 3 considers placement options for children, and the factors that must be assessed when a child is placed in foster care. Lecture 4 describes the process of drawing up a case plan, client-caseworker agreement, or treatment plan. A checklist of the characteristics of a case plan and a sample case plan are included. Two references are cited. A five-page form for evaluating the module is included. (BC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Support Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Colorado State Dept. of Social Services, Boulder.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Dept. of Social Work.