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Inside Kinship Care

Author : David Pitcher
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Kinship care – the care of children by grandparents, other relatives or friends – is a major part of foster care, yet there are distinct issues that arise in care involving family rather than 'stranger' foster carers. This book takes an in-depth look at what goes on 'inside' kinship care. It explores the dynamics and relationships between family members that are involved in kinship care, including mothers, grandparents, siblings and the wider family. Chapters also discuss issues such as safeguarding, assessment, therapy, encouraging permanence, placement breakdown, support groups, and cultural issues. The final part of the book looks at kinship care from an international perspective, with examples from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and the United States. Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives and with contributions from different branches of kinship care, this book provides an invaluable overview of the issues involved and how to provide effective support. It will be essential reading for all those working in the kinship care field, including social workers, therapists, counsellors, psychologists and family lawyers.

Kinship Care

Author : James Patrick Gleeson
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Family members have traditionally provided kinship care for each other in times of crisis. Recently, such care has become part of the child welfare system. This edited volume presents several studies designed to identify current knowledge about kinship care as a child welfare service. Presented in five parts, the book summarizes the current state of knowledge, discusses permanency planning, examines parent-child relationships in kinship foster care, addresses issues related to kin caregivers of children in the custody of the child welfare system, and proposes a research agenda. The chapters are: (1) "Kinship Care as a Child Welfare Service: What Do We Really Know?" (James P. Gleeson); (2) "Defining Best Practice in Kinship Care through Research and Demonstration" (Faith Johnson Bonecutter); (3) "Who Decides? Predicting Caseworkers' Adoption and Guardianship Discussions with Kinship Caregivers" (James P. Gleeson); (4) "Adoption and Subsidized Guardianship as Permanency Options in Kinship Foster Care: Barriers and Facilitating Conditions" (Sally J. Mason and James P. Gleeson); (5) "The Well-Being of Children in Kinship Foster Care" (Sandra J. Altshuler); (6) "Comparing Mothers of Children in Kinship Foster Care: Reunification vs. Remaining in Care" (Marian S. Harris); (7) "Casework Practice with Fathers of Children in Kinship Foster Care" (John M. O'Donnell); (8) "Kinship Care When Parents Are Incarcerated" (Creasie Finney Hairston); (9) "Child-Rearing Perspectives of Grandparent Caregivers" (Olga Osby); (10) "The Effect of Caregiver Preparation and Sense of Control on Adaptation of Kinship Caregivers" (Donna D. Petras); (11) "Caregiver Burden in Kinship Foster Care" (Rocco A. Cimmarusti); and (12) "Future Directions for Research on Kinship Care" (James P. Gleeson and Creasie Finney Hairston). (Each chapter contains references and 34 tables). (KB)

Tradition and Policy Perspectives in Kinship Care

Author : Rowena G. Wilson
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Kinship care is part tradition and part social welfare policy. Tradition and Policy Perspectives in Kinship Care examines the balance of the two perspectives and presents current practice challenges of formal and informal kinship care. This important resource focuses on both the needs of the caregiver as well as the impact of kinship care on children. Public policy issues related to kinship care are discussed in detail. This insightful book explores this crucial issue through the lens of social workers who fully understand the strengths and challenges of kinship care. Tradition and Policy Perspectives in Kinship Care discusses this issue from both micro and macro levels, explaining the outcomes of kinship based on variables such as the youth’s and parent’s outlook for the future, performance in school, welfare reform, domestic violence, respite care, spirituality, and involvement of nonbiological relatives. The book then focuses on the subject of grandparents as caregivers, examining their coping resources, effectiveness of programs serving them, and recommended changes to services to enhance their well-being. Topics in Tradition and Policy Perspectives in Kinship Care include: study examining the future outlook in African American kinship care families the effect of family disruption on a child’s educational performance the impact of the Temporary Assistance to Need Families (TANF) legislation and future policy links between domestic violence and kinship care the role of spirituality and religion in kinship care a study on the needs of biological parents the impact of a grandparent’s parenting responsibilities on his or her psychological well-being intergenerational communication kinship care in public housing examination of the factors that influence kinship care provided by African American grandfathers AARP study of grandparents raising grandchildren in the District of Columbia the KinNET project funded by the Children’s Bureau for a national support network for kinship care providers Tradition and Policy Perspectives in Kinship Care is an invaluable resource for social workers, counselors, child welfare agency administrators and practitioners, educators, and graduate students.

Kinship Care Forum

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CWLA Standards of Excellence for Kinship Care Services

Author : Child Welfare League of America
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This handbook presents standards for kinship foster care services. The handbook begins with introductory sections describing standards development, detailing how to use the standards, and differentiating standards of excellence; Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, Inc. (COA) standards for accreditation; and state licensing procedures. The formal introduction describes the growth of kinship care as a child welfare service, the characteristics of such care, and principles for best practice in kinship care. Chapter 1 then defines kinship care, presents kinship care as a child welfare service, and outlines its goals. The chapter also delineates roles, rights, and responsibilities of the child welfare agency, parents, and kinship caregiver in such care. Chapter 2 details standards related to social work practice methods in informal and formal kinship care, including the assessment process and permanency planning. Chapter 3 presents a framework for providing supports and services for kinship families and includes standards related to services for parents with children in formal kinship care, for children, and for kinship caregivers. Chapter 4 presents an organizational framework for delivering kinship care services and includes standards related to staffing, organizational support, educational support for caregivers, staff training, recordkeeping and data systems, evaluation and research, and financial supports for services. Chapter 5 details standards related to community-based support for kinship care services, focusing on the role of various community members. (Contains 161 references.) (KB)

Kinship Care

Author : Child Welfare League of America
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Beginning with a definition of kinship parenting and the historical, cultural, and international context of kinship care, this important report of the CWLA North American Kinship Care Policy and Practice Committee presents a framework for the development of kinship care that addresses legal, financial, and permanency issues and describes the necessary kinship services to guide child welfare agencies in developing program and practice for kinship caregivers.

Advocating for Children in Foster and Kinship Care

Author : Mitchell Rosenwald
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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.

Siblings in Adoption and Foster Care

Author : DEBORAH SILVERSTEIN
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Normally, our relationships with our brothers and sisters are the longest relationships in our lives, outlasting time with our parents, and most marriages today. The sibling relationship is emotionally powerful and critically important, giving us a sense of continuity throughout life. So what happens when a child loses contact not only with his or her parents, but with siblings too? That is what happens in thousands of cases each year inside the child welfare system. Children are surrendered by parents - or taken by the government - and placed in the foster care system. There, they are often separated and sent to different foster families, or adopted by different couples. In this work, a team of top experts details for us how this added separation futher traumatizes children. This stellar team of internationally known researchers - some of whom are themselves adoptees - shares with us hard, poignant, and personal insights, as well as ways we might act to solve this widespread problem. Contributors address not only the importance of nurturing sibling bonds and mental health strategies to support those relationships, but also the legal rights of siblings to be together, as well as issues in international adoptions. Emerging and standing programs to encourage and facilitate adoptions that keep siblings together are featured, as are programs that at least enable them to stay in contact.

Kinship Foster Care

Author : Rebecca L. Hegar
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KINSHIP FOSTER CARE: POLICY, PRACTICE, AND RESEARCH assembles the thinking and research of experts from several professional fields concerning what has become the fastest growing type of substitute care for children in state custody. The editors have contributed the initial and concluding chapters of the book and the lead chapter in each of its three sections.

Relatives Raising Children

Author : Joseph Crumbley
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The rapid growth of kinship foster care--full-time parenting of children by relatives or other adults who have a kinship bond with a child--has caught many child welfare agencies off guard. This monograph presents information needed by professionals, agencies, institutions, communities, and organizations to develop and provide services to kinship caregivers, kinship families, children, and parents. The monograph contains discussions of common clinical issues, suggests intervention strategies, examines kinship care's legal implications, and offers policy and program recommendations. Chapter 1 compares relative or kinship care to traditional family foster care, and outlines the characteristics of kinship care that necessitate changes in outlook and practice. Chapter 2 analyzes the clinical issues that must be considered in serving children, parents, and kinship caregivers. Chapters 3 and 4 provide guidance on child welfare practice with kinship families. Chapter 5 considers the effect of culturally based child-rearing practices, gender roles, and hierarchy of authority on child welfare practice with kinship families, as well as the impact of parental incarceration, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Chapter 6 looks at the legal rights, responsibilities, and status of kinship families, caregivers, parents, and children. Chapter 7 discusses federal and state issues for program and policy development; this chapter also examines the philosophy and values underlying provision of financial support to kinship families, the emerging federal role, state policy directions, and permanency planning. Contains 40 references. (KB)

Foster Care

Author : United States. General Accounting Office
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Child Protection and the Care Continuum

Author : Elizabeth Fernandez
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This important new book critically examines the complex policy and practice issues surrounding child protection, including the impact of theoretical orientations, contemporary debates, policy initiatives and research findings, and maintains an emphasis on the ethics and values underpinning child welfare interventions. The book introduces policies that are central to understanding the position and needs of children and young people, and how policy and practice have been influenced by developments including the children’s rights agenda. It also explores the most significant issues in child welfare. These include: the experience of maltreatment by children, the systems of child protection to safeguard them, the methods and challenges of risk assessment, and the wide range of policy and therapeutic interventions to respond to children’s needs. The book also examines family support to promote children’s wellbeing before considering provision for children and young people who are looked after in out-of-home care. There is also a final section that focuses on best practice in communicating and working with children and young people, drawing on participatory, rights-oriented and resilience-based approaches, and supporting foster and adoptive carers and biological parents. Contributing in a substantive and clear manner to a growing international conversation about the present function and future directions for child welfare in contemporary societies, this textbook will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate social work students and those from allied disciplines, and professionals who are engaged in child welfare services.

The Routledge Handbook of Global Child Welfare

Author : Pat Dolan
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In the context of the increasing global movement of people and a growing evidence base for differing outcomes in child welfare, Routledge Handbook of Global Child Welfare provides a compelling account of child welfare, grounded in the latest theory, policy and practice. Drawing on eminent international expertise, the book offers a coherent and comprehensive overview of the policies, systems and practices that can deliver the best outcomes for children. It considers the challenges faced by children globally, and the difference families, services and professionals can make. This ambitious and far-reaching handbook is essential reading for everyone working to make the world a better and safer place for children.

Three Types of Kinship Care Families

Author : Young Choi
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The Effect of Population Level Characteristics of the Foster Care Caseload on Reunification from Foster Care

Author : Andrew Grogan-Kaylor
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Making Good Decisions about Kinship Care

Author : June Mickens
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Impact of TANF on State Kinship Foster Care Programs

Author : Steven G. Anderson
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A Blueprint for Fostering Infants Children and Youths in the 1990s

Author : National Commission on Family Foster Care (U.S.)
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California Policy Summit on Kinship Care Summary Report

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Building a Home Within

Author : Toni Vaughn Heineman
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With a combined emphasis on biological, psychological, and social aspects, this candid and compelling resource will help therapists fully address the emotional needs of children and adolescents in foster care.