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Author Rosenwald, Mitchell.

Title Advocating for children in foster and kinship care : a guide to getting the best out of the system for caregivers and practitioners / Mitchell A. Rosenwald and Beth N. Riley
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 252 pages) : illustrations
Contents In the beginning: assessing commitment and family resources -- Knowing limits: finding the right match between the children in care and the foster parents and kinship caregivers -- Advocating within the social services system -- Advocating within the family court system -- Advocating within the school system -- Advocating within the health and mental health systems -- Advocacy in interdisciplinary teams -- Advocating for agency policy change -- Advocating legislatively -- Advocating in communities
Summary This book is the first to provide strategies for effective advocacy and placement within the foster care and kinship care systems. It also takes a rare look at the dynamics of the foster and kinship relationship, not just among children and the agency workers and service providers who intervene on their behalf, but also between children and those who take in and care for them as permanency develops. Drawing on their experience interacting with and writing about the institution of foster care, Mitchell Rosenwald and Beth N. Riley have composed a unique text that helps practitioners, fos
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Child welfare -- United States.
Foster children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Foster children -- Services for -- United States.
Foster home care -- United States.
Foster parents -- Services for -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Riley, Beth N.
LC no. 2009026894
ISBN 0231519354 (electronic bk.)
9780231519359 (electronic bk.)