Child Welfare League of America

Toolbox #2: Expanding the Role of Foster Parents in Achieving Permanency for Children

By:
Susan Dougherty


Toolbox #2: Expanding the Role of Foster Parents in Achieving Permanency for Children Over the last decade, the role of a foster parent has evolved from that of a temporary caregiver to being an essential part of a professional team determining the best long-term plan for a child. This publication focuses on practical ways in which best child welfare practice can be incorporated into the recruitment, training, and support of foster parents and ways that agencies can enhance the role of foster parents in a changing child welfare system.





Sections with discussion and practical tips cover foster parents' roles as:

  • Nurturers and caregivers
  • Child development supports
  • Disciplinarians
  • Recruiters, trainers, and mentors to new foster parents
  • Supporters and advocates in school issues
  • Facilitators and mentors for birthparents
  • Potential adoptive parents
  • Team members
Please see the others in the series

Price: $14.95
CWLA Stock Number: 8098
Publication Date: 2000
ISBN-13: 9780878688098