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Author Schofield, Gillian, 1951-

Title Understanding and working with parents of children in long-term foster care / Gillian Schofield and Emma Ward
Published London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (224 pages)
Contents Introduction : legal, policy and research context -- Parenting before the children went into care -- Parents' experience of their children going into care -- Parents' experience of their children growing up in foster care -- Contact between parents and their children -- Parents' relationships with foster carers -- Parents' relationships with social workers -- Am I still a parent : managing a threatened identity -- Social workers' perspectives on their practice with parents -- Conclusion : developing social work practice
Summary Looks at the foster care experience of parents through interviews and accounts of famly life before their children were taken into care, the experiences of the court system, and the challenges of maintaining a relationship with their children
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Foster children.
Foster home care.
Parent and child.
Form Electronic book
Author Ward, Emma.
LC no. 2010022253
ISBN 0857004891 (electronic bk.)
9780857004895 (electronic bk.)