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The Foster Parenting Toolbox

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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 more intense than anything you have ever experienced. Raising children from tough beginnings, working with the child
Paperback, first, 464 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by EMK Press
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Feb 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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
Libby May
Mar 28, 2018 added it
Shelves: dnf
Due back to the library so I didn't get to finish it.

Very informative. I'll be reading it through in the future.
Feb 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Foster Parents, CASA Advocates, Guardian Ad Litems and the professionals who work with them.
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 ...more
Cheryl Petersen
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Definitive. Comprehensive. Covers all aspects of fostering.
Elizabeth Ray
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adoption
I haven’t read the entire thing yet, but really enjoyed the sections on behavior and anger.
Aug 14, 2016 rated it liked it
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.
Jul 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
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.
Ronald Huxley
Feb 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great book...especially since I contributed a chapter in it on Kinship Caregivers!
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