“Kids are important… They need safe places to live, and safe places to play.” For some kids, this means living with foster parents. In simple words and full-color illustrations, this book explains why some kids move to foster homes, what foster parents do, and ways kids might feel during foster care. Children often believe that they are in foster care because they are “bad.” This book makes it clear that the troubles in their lives are not their fault; the message throughout is one of hope and support. Includes resources and information for parents, foster parents, social workers, counselors, and teachers.
A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights
Author: Julie Nelson
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
All families change over time. Sometimes a baby is born, or a grown-up gets married. And sometimes a child gets a new foster parent or a new adopted mom or dad. Children need to know that when this happens, it’s not their fault. They need to understand that they can remember and value their birth family and love their new family, too. Straightforward words and full-color illustrations offer hope and support for children facing or experiencing change. Includes resources and information for birth parents, foster parents, social workers, counselors, and teachers.
"If you have the love in your heart and the courage to adopt a child from a traumatized background, then you must have this book." -- Robert Rich, PhD, anxietyanddepression-help.com This booklet is a fact-filled resource for adoptive parents who have a child with trauma and attachment disruption experiences. Fraser provides tips and strategies that can be considered before placement as well as days, weeks, and months after your child joins your family. It addresses the day-to-day issues that new parents often get stuck on and provides info on the "Four S's" parenting plan that she shares with families (safety, structure, supervision and support). Readers will: Understand how kids with trauma and attachment disruptions first require emotional safety Learn how providing structure will help your child connect with your family Discover the importance of providing engaging supervision Affirm that adoptive parents need support and learn how to help Therapists' Acclaim for Adopting a Child with Trauma... "The subtitle of this little book is apt: it is a practical guide. If you are considering adopting, read it first. It may well put you off, but that's better than taking in an already troubled child, only to pass the load on to someone else, causing another experience of rejection and loss for the child." --Robert Rich, PhD. anxietyanddepression-help.com "Anyone adopting a child with a history of trauma will find this in work a wealth of practical advice. Its very shortness is a virtue when parenting is already so demanding. Effective parenting, including adoptive parenting, comes out of knowledge and understanding was well as love. Theresa Fraser cuts to the chase with just what you need to know to be prepared to meet the challenges of adopting a traumatized child." Marian K. Volkman, editor of "Children and Traumatic Incident Reduction" Learn more at www.theresafraser.com From Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com
-Love You From Right Here- takes you through an abbreviated look at the emotions a young foster child experiences throughout her transition in a new foster home. It also serves as a keepsake book with a journaling section providing the foster family an opportunity to give the child a piece of their history when they leave.
Ransom Riggs' Bestseller "Die Insel der besonderen Kinder" in der Filmausgabe zur Verfilmung von Tim Burton Manche Großeltern lesen ihren Enkeln Märchen vor. Aber was Jacob von seinem Opa hörte, war etwas ganz anderes: Abraham erzählte ihm von einer Insel, auf der abenteuerlustige Kinder mit besonderen Fähigkeiten leben, und von Monstern, die auf der Suche nach ihnen sind. Erst Jahre später, als sein Großvater unter mysteriösen Umständen stirbt, erinnert Jacob sich wieder an die Schauergeschichten und entdeckt Hinweise darauf, dass es die Insel wirklich gibt. Er macht sich auf die Suche nach ihr und findet sich in einer Welt wieder, in der die Zeit stillsteht und er die ungewöhnlichsten Freundschaften schließt, die man sich vorstellen kann. Doch auch die Ungeheuer sind höchst real – und sie sind ihm gefolgt ...
Niemand hat Angst vor einem kleinen Mädchen, oder doch? Als die Kinderpsychologin Imogen Reid den Fall der elfjährigen Ellie Atkinson übernimmt, weigert sie sich, den seltsamen Gerüchten um das Mädchen zu glauben. Ellie sei gefährlich, so heißt es. Wenn sie wütend wird, passieren schreckliche Dinge. Imogen hingegen sieht nur ein zutiefst verstörtes Kind, das seine Familie bei einem Brand verloren hat und ihre Hilfe benötigt. Doch je näher sie Ellie kommt, desto merkwürdiger erscheint ihr das Mädchen. Dann erleidet auch Imogen einen schrecklichen Verlust - und sie fürchtet, dass es ein Fehler war, Ellie zu vertrauen ... Jenny Blackhurst schreibt Psychologische Spannung mit Gänsehauteffekt.
" 'Manche Geheimnisse sollte man nie fUr sich behalten' ist ein wunderschOn illustriertes Kinderbuch, das einfUhlsam das Thema anspricht, wie unsere Kinder vor unangemessenen BerUhrungen geschUtzt werden kOnnen. Wir unterrichten 'Sicherheit am Wasser' und 'Sicherheit im Straenverkehr', aber wie lehren wir kleine Kinder 'Sicherheit bei kOrperlichen BerUhrungen', ohne ihnen Angst zu machen, oder vorwurfsvoll zu klingen? Dieses Buch ist ein wertvolles Hilfsmittel fUr Eltern, Betreuer, Lehrer und Fachleute im Gesundheitsbereich. Die ausfUhrlichen ErlAuterungen fUr den Leser und die Diskussionsfragen am Ende des Buchs helfen sowohl Vorlesern als auch Kindern beim Besprechen der Geschichte. Geeignet fUr Kinder von drei bis zwOlf Jahren. Zu Informationen Uber Ausgaben auf Englisch, Spanisch, Deutsch, Chinesisch, Japanisch, Italienisch und FranzOsisch siehe ."
Family & Relationships by Mitchell Rosenwald,Beth N. Riley
A Guide to Getting the Best Out of the System for Caregivers and Practitioners
Author: Mitchell Rosenwald,Beth N. Riley
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Family & Relationships
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, foster parents, and relative caregivers realize successful transitions for youth, especially considering the traumas these children may suffer both before and after placement. Advocating for a child's best interests must begin early and remain consistent throughout assignment and adjustment. For practitioners, Rosenwald and Riley emphasize the best techniques for assessing a family's capabilities and for guiding families through the challenges of foster care. Part one details the steps potential foster parents and kinship caregivers must take, with the assistance of practitioners, to prepare themselves for placement. Part two describes tactics for successful advocacy within the court system, social service agencies, schools, and the medical and mental health establishments. Part three describes how to lobby for change at the agency and legislative levels, as well as within a given community. The authors illustrate recommendations through real-life scenarios and devote an entire chapter to brokering positive partnerships among practitioners, families, and other teams working to protect and transition children.
A guide for African American parents focuses on the problems their children face, stresses the necessity of strong parent-child communication for promoting self-esteem, and features a wealth of parenting tips and tools.
Family & Relationships by Jennifer Anne Brown,Pam Provonsha Hopkins
Explains why kids get angry, what anger management skills they (and the entire family) can be taught, how parents can model anger management techniquesand how parents can cope when nothing seems to work. The authors, who emphasize the importance of patience and practice in developing the ability to handle anger, also explain options when more help is needed.
Adoptive, foster and stepmothers, like biological mothers, find their lives completely changed by motherhood although they are not always granted the rights and privileges accorded to those who give birth. Barbara Waterman explores the common experiences that are shared by all those who enter the motherhood portal. She highlights the importance of wider family, community and professional support for non-biological parents and primary care-givers of both genders, and their children. A stepmother herself and a practicing psychologist, Waterman's writing is illustrated throughout with vignettes of children and parents from a range of backgrounds. She shows the important ways in which a non-biological attachment is both more similar to and more different from a biological attachment than is currently understood. In doing this, Waterman broadens the notion of the `traditional' family, and offers a positive alternative to the myth of the perfect mother. All kinds of step-, adoptive and foster families and those coming into contact with them will find this thoroughly researched and personal book an indispensable guide.
Psychology by Robert Siegler,Nancy Eisenberg,Judy DeLoache,Jenny Saffran
Author: Robert Siegler,Nancy Eisenberg,Judy DeLoache,Jenny Saffran
Wer dieses Standardwerk liest, erhält einen umfassenden Überblick über einschlägige Theorien, moderne Forschungsmethoden und neueste Erkenntnisse zur Kindes- und Jugendentwicklung. Die einfache, klare Sprache sowie zahlreiche Illustrationen und Fallbeispiele machen die Lektüre des Lehrbuchs für Studierende der Entwicklungspsychologie zum echten Vergnügen. Tabellen, Schaubilder, Zusammenfassungen und Praxisbeispiele helfen dabei, den Stoff zu verstehen, zu strukturieren und zu verinnerlichen. Die Inhalte des Werkes gehen dabei teilweise deutlich über den klassischen Lehrstoff für Bachelor-Prüfungen hinaus und vermitteln ein vertieftes Verständnis dafür, wie die Entwicklung in unterschiedlichen Bereichen zusammenhängt, von welchen sozialen und gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen sie abhängt und wie die Entstehung von Problemen verhindert werden kann. Die Auseinandersetzung mit dieser Lektüre lohnt sich daher nicht nur für die Prüfungsvorbereitung im Bachelor- und Masterstudium. Auch wenn Sie bereits beruflich oder privat mit Kindern und Jugendlichen zu tun haben, wird Ihnen das Buch als wertvolles Nachschlagewerk dienen und immer wieder Lust machen, sich mit den Inhalten auseinanderzusetzen.
Medical by Catherine E. Burns,Ardys M. Dunn,Margaret A. Brady,Nancy Barber Starr,Catherine G. Blosser,Dawn Lee Garzon Maaks
Author: Catherine E. Burns,Ardys M. Dunn,Margaret A. Brady,Nancy Barber Starr,Catherine G. Blosser,Dawn Lee Garzon Maaks
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Covering the full spectrum of health conditions seen in the primary care of children, Pediatric Primary Care, 5th Edition emphasizes both prevention and management from the unique perspective of the Nurse Practitioner. Written by an expert editor/contributor team, it provides in-depth, evidence-based guidance for assessing and managing health problems in children from infancy through adolescence. Other key topics include developmental theory, the health status of children today, issues of daily living, and cultural considerations. Four-part organization includes an introductory unit, plus units on child development, the health management of children, and diseases and disorders common to childhood. UNIQUE! Functional health patterns framework in Unit Three provides a lens for discussing health promotion through the various components of healthy living. UNIQUE! ICD framework in Unit Four addresses the classification used to code diseases in both hospital and outpatient settings. UNIQUE! Practice management chapter provides need-to-know information on managing a private healthcare practice, including issues of productivity, compliance with applicable laws, quality-of-care indicators, and successful business practices. UNIQUE! Environmental health chapter offers evidence-based content on the effects of environmental toxicants, such as tobacco smoke, heavy metals, and air pollutants. An 8-page color insert presents over 40 photos that visually demonstrate key assessment findings for ear, skin, and other conditions. NEW! Pediatric Pain Management chapter addresses the increased recognition of pain as the "fifth vital sign" with expanded coverage of acute and chronic pain management in children. Extensively revised and updated genetics chapter presents a new paradigm for addressing genetic considerations in clinical practice, including an introduction to epigenetics. Increased emphasis on health disparities explores the growing health disparities among children in the U.S and worldwide and provides strategies to help patients and parents gain accessibility to health care resources. NEW! Content on implementing a "medical home" explores the trend toward family-centered coordinated health care and fosters appropriate treatment for children with chronic disease. NEW! Updated coverage takes a more global approach, exploring the health status of children outside the U.S. Expanded imaging content offers valuable guidance on using various imaging modalities, including how to prepare the child for diagnostics.
German language materials by Robert N. Munsch,Peter Baumann,Jürgen Rieckhoff
About CQ Researcher Readers In the tradition of nonpartisan and current analysis that is the hallmark of CQ Press, CQ Researcher readers investigate important and controversial policy issues. Childhood and Adolescence in Society aims to promote in-depth discussion, facilitate further research, and help readers formulate their own positions on crucial issues in the field, such as child soldiers, teen pregnancy, and violence and bullying. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews, and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background and analysis of a particular issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material. Key Features Pro/con boxes that examine two competing sides of a single question Detailed chronologies of key dates and events Annotated bibliographies and web resources Outlook sections that address possible regulation and initiatives from Capitol Hill and the White House over the next 5 to 10 years Photos, charts, graphs, and maps
Everyone has dealth with at least one of the issues listed in this book at some point in his/her lifetime. Whether that issue was conquered with the help of a loved one, through therapy, or is still weighing on the individual, the therapeutic power of the book is often overlooked. The reassurance gained when an individual learns that they are not the only one, can open several doors of communication, and can put one on the road to recovery or coming to terms with an issue. In schools, bibliotherapy can greatly increase the connectivity of curriculum to the individual student. -- cover
Utilizing Spirituality as a Resource to Help Children Cope with Their Experience in Foster Care
Author: Angel P. Valdes
This is a how to inspirational book for all foster children who can read or can be read to by their foster parents, their therapists, their mentors, etc; to guide them in their emotional and spiritual quest for persons who can make them feel safe and loved, while they temporarily live in foster care or are waiting for adoptive parents. The purpose of this book is to help make foster children aware of what they can do for themselves to attract and stay close to loving and safe people who will guide them and encourage them as they get older and stronger emotionally. This book aims to support and validate the crucial role of foster parents and adoptive parents, and show appreciation for their labor of love and to motivate and inspire them to continue believing that their work is divine. Volunteers, social workers, therapists, guardian ad litems, teachers, counselors, mentors, parents, or anybody who is thinking about how to make a difference in this world by caring for and loving a child who needs a parent substitute, will be inspired as well. This book is especially designed as a guide for therapists who work with children in foster care, as it offers an opening for the discussion of issues relevant and important to the children. The utilization of the spiritual perspective is emphasized, to help children use it as another resource to cope with the intense emotions that the dismantling of their family creates in them. If we are to establish a lasting meaningful relationship with a child based on mutual respect and love, we need to first make the long term commitment and take the time to spend with a child, to give, to listen, to wipe the tears, to spend the money, the energy and the love, and to use the talents we have all been given by our Creator, to make the life of a child meaningful and worthy of Angels! Update: The book is getting good reviews in the Child Welfare community.