pdf The Foster Parenting Toolbox – Bilb-weil.de

How do you meet the needs of the children who come to you from less than optimal situations For those caring for children who have come to them from broken and battered families through the child welfare system, the rewards can seem small and the challenges intense than anything you have ever experienced Raising children from tough beginnings, working with the child welfare system, and advocating for the children in your care can be difficult with a steep learning curve But now, foster and resource parents have a place to turn to for answers, comfort, and a deep community connection Covering topics both timely and practical, The Foster Parenting Toolbox offers you the help you need whether you re just starting out on your foster parenting journey or you ve already welcomed hundreds of children to your home This book provides words of wisdom, connections to others who ve walked in the same shoes, and advice for the most difficult situations you might encounter More thancontributors have created this useful resource specifically for foster parents and the professionals who work with them caseworkers, social workers, judges, CASA s, GAL s and others who are a part of the foster child s team This is a top of the nightstand resource that offers you access to a wealth of useful information from professionals in the field and successful resource and foster parents in the trenches This is a book you may not read all at once, but you will come back to it again and again Foster parenting, the toughest job you will ever love


10 thoughts on “The Foster Parenting Toolbox

  1. Veronica Veronica says:

    This book will never look the same Once you start reading it, corners will be turned down and post it notes will stick out at odd angles The spine will be cracked where it was laid flat to photocopy that inspirational page to post on the fridge Like a well loved teddy bear, this book will show its value.That s what happens when you bring together over 100 experienced contributors to write about the complex topic of foster care, kinship care and adoption The Foster Parenting Toolbox is a comp This book will never look the same Once you start reading it, corners will be turned down and post it notes will stick out at odd angles The spine will be cracked where it was laid flat to photocopy that inspirational page to post on the fridge Like a well loved teddy bear, this book will show its value.That s what happens when you bring together over 100 experienced contributors to write about the complex topic of foster care, kinship care and adoption The Foster Parenting Toolbox is a comprehensive resource that provides 24 hour support from a superior panel of experts Stories, articles and poems from social workers, caseworkers, foster parents, adoptive parents, birth parents, former foster children, CASAs Court Appointed Special Advocates , therapists, psychologists and lawyers bring together a variety of perspectives from all aspects of the foster care spectrum.A book like this is important because, as a foster parent, it s easy to become trapped in my own bubble Standing alone, my own views are reflected back at me until I can t imagine another perspective I have the same close circle of support who share my beliefs and may not challenge me as much as they should.The Foster Parenting Toolbox reminds me of why I became a foster parent Reading other foster parents stories brought me closer to my original motivation, and the quotes from the foster children reaffirmed my purpose There is a balance to this book that treats all participants as experts and values their perspectives equally All these writers have come together to help us understand the unimaginable, however painful.It would be difficult and expensive to obtain the knowledge and learn the strategies that are shared in this book by professionals Instead of having to purchase a dozen books on specific topics, or attend numerous training sessions, this one volume has collected the best information and advice available There are articles about child developmental stages, emotional health, attachment and the effects of abuse This book also reinforces the importance of adults working together with the same goals protecting, supporting and nurturing children.Throughout this book, there is a theme of taking care Not only taking care of the foster children, but also caring for birth families and our families, and taking care of ourselves Caring through discipline and advocacy, hanging on or letting go Caring enough to have your heart broken, over and over again.Through its writers, this book represents the sum total of hundreds of years of experience and wisdom The information is essential for all travellers on the foster care journey From individuals thinking of becoming foster parents to new foster parents to the experienced From caseworkers to CASAs to GALs to anyone responsible for making decisions about our most vulnerable citizens.The Foster Parenting Toolbox is cleverly laid out in smart chapters that helps the overwhelmed foster parent find that vital piece of advice, reassurance or inspiration quickly EMK Press and Editor Kim Phagan Hansel should be congratulated on championing this much needed and very powerful resource Full Disclosure I am one of the contributors to this tome, and I am honoured to have been included.


  2. Libby May Libby May says:

    Due back to the library so I didn t get to finish it Very informative I ll be reading it through in the future.


  3. Terra Terra says:

    This book should be on the shelf of every Foster Parent, CASA Advocate, Guardian Ad Litem and the professionals who work with them Kim Phagan Hansel editor has compiled the most complete guide available, which includes detailed and precise information Woven among the practical and professional advice are the voices of foster parents and former foster children The book is beautifully written and edited with a fine blend of explanations and strategies Everyone who cares about children in fos This book should be on the shelf of every Foster Parent, CASA Advocate, Guardian Ad Litem and the professionals who work with them Kim Phagan Hansel editor has compiled the most complete guide available, which includes detailed and precise information Woven among the practical and professional advice are the voices of foster parents and former foster children The book is beautifully written and edited with a fine blend of explanations and strategies Everyone who cares about children in foster care and everyone who cares for them will find this book essential and indispensable


  4. Cheryl Petersen Cheryl Petersen says:

    Definitive Comprehensive Covers all aspects of fostering.


  5. Elizabeth Ray Elizabeth Ray says:

    I haven t read the entire thing yet, but really enjoyed the sections on behavior and anger.


  6. Carolyn Carolyn says:

    This book was useful, if overwhelming for someone just barely considering foster parenting The big take away for me is that foster parents like regular parents are really passionate about the things they bring to the table but that it would be impossible to incorporate all good ideas Some of them even contradict each other Still, reading about the perspectives of the people involved was certainly eye opening.


  7. Susan Susan says:

    Useful collection of essays articles for fostering adoptive parents Hefty but easy to read as each essay is at most a few pages long lots of good advice.


  8. Ronald Huxley Ronald Huxley says:

    Great bookespecially since I contributed a chapter in it on Kinship Caregivers