Advocating for children in foster and kinship care : a guide to getting the best out of the system for caregivers and practitioners / Mitchell A. Rosenwald and Beth N. Riley.
Author: Rosenwald, Mitchell.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9780231146869 (cloth : alk. paper)
0231146868 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780231146876 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0231146876 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Description: xiv, 252 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Foster home care United States.
Foster parents Services for United States.
Foster children Services for United States.
Foster children Legal status, laws, etc. United States.
Child welfare United States.
Contents: In the beginning: assessing commitment and family resources -- Knowing limits: finding the right match between the children in care and the foster parents and kinship caregivers -- Advocating within the social services system -- Advocating within the family court system -- Advocating within the school system -- Advocating within the health and mental health systems -- Advocacy in interdisciplinary teams -- Advocating for agency policy change -- Advocating legislatively -- Advocating in communities.