ERIC Number: ED450327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Rebuilding Children's Lives: A Blueprint for Treatment Foster Parents.
Baker, Christena B.; Burke, Ray V.; Herron, Ron W.; Mott, Mariam A.
This book describes a treatment approach used by Boys Town to help children and youth cared for in Treatment Foster Family Services. The unique strength of the program is that it teaches parents how to encourage positive behavior from their foster children and respond specifically to problematic behaviors by teaching appropriate social skills. The training also shows Treatment Parents how to create an environment that is safe for a child, and gives parents the many tools they need to help children accept responsibility for their behaviors and learn more appropriate ways to get their needs met. The training helps Treatment Parents learn how to motivate a child to change, how to include the child's family in the treatment process, how to parent a sexually abused child, and much more. As a result, children learn how to be successful in foster care, in school, and ultimately in their own families. The book contains the following sections: (1) The Foundation; (2) Parents as Teachers; (3) Encouraging Positive Behaviors; (4) Responding to Problem Behaviors; (5) Providing Treatment; and (6) Understanding the Child and the Family. Six appendixes and a glossary are included. (Contains 33 references.) (Author/ADT)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Discipline, Family Life, Family (Sociological Unit), Foster Care, Foster Family, Models, Parent Materials, Parenting Skills, Program Design
The Boys Town Press, Father Flanagan's Boy's Home, Boys Town, NE 68010. Tel: 800-282-6657 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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