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Author DeGarmo, John, 1969- author

Title Helping Foster Children in School : A Guide for Foster Parents, Social Workers and Teachers / John Degarmo
Published London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015
copyright 2015
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Description 1 online resource (160 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Foster Care -- Placement Disruptions -- School Academic Performance and Behavior -- Aging Out of the System -- Why Teachers, Social Workers, and Foster Parents Struggle -- Expectations of a Foster Child While in School -- How Teachers Can Help -- How Foster Parents Can Help -- How Social Workers Can Help -- Creating a Support Team
Summary Helping Foster Children In School explores the challenges that foster children face in schools and offers positive and practical guidance tailored to help the parents, teachers and social workers supporting them. Children in care often perform poorly at school both in terms of their behavior and their academic performance, with many failing to complete their education. They will have often experienced trauma or neglect which can result in a number of developmental delays. By looking at why children in foster care do not perform as well as their counterparts, John DeGarmo, who has fostered more than 40 children, provides easy-to-use strategies to target the problems commonly faced. He emphasizes the importance of an open dialogue between teacher, parent and social worker, to ensure that everyone is working jointly to achieve the best outcome for the child. An invaluable resource for foster parents, social workers and educators alike, this book encourages a unified response to ensure foster children are given the best chance to succeed at school
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed February 13, 2017)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-138) and index
Notes In English
Subject Foster children -- Education -- United States.
Foster children -- Services for -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Other Titles Helping Foster Children in School