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Understanding Looked After Children: An Introduction to Psychology for Foster Care

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Understanding Looked After Children is an accessible guide to understanding the mental health needs of children in foster care and the role of foster carers and support networks in helping these children.

The authors provide foster carers with an insight into the psychological issues experienced by children in the care system, and the impact of these issues on the foster fa
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 15th 2007 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers (first published July 1st 2007)
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Mar 14, 2012 Denise rated it really liked it
This book is a basic guide covering some of the mental health issues and needs of foster children. It is written with the UK foster system in mind. Though this means the support systems will be different for the US, the health issues are international.

The first chapters cover some common behaviors and problems when children first enter foster care. Basically, all children form connections to main caregivers, even in dysfunctional relationships, and so removal of the child will cause stress. The
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