Why Foster? uses compelling stories from actual foster parents and children to discuss not only the need for loving homes, but also the impact foster and adoptive families can make. Discipline instructs parents on using evidence-based methods for managing even the most difficult behaviors. School Tools educates parents on services for children with learning disabilities and how to handle troublesome family-based school assignments. The Foster Parenting Toolbox also tackles every parent’s worst nightmare- how to prevent and survive false abuse allegations. The editors of this book didn’t shy away from the tough issues parents face each day and they provide the tools and techniques that will equip and encourage parents to continue making a difference in the lives of children.
Within each section, there are numerous resources available for professionals to reference in training and supporting foster and adoptive families. As a trainer for professionals and parents, I will definitely incorporate the stories and handouts in several of our trainings. I also plan to use the Jigsaw Puzzle activity as an interactive tool to help parents understand how abuse, neglect, trauma, and multiple transitions can impact the development of a child. Thank you so much for this great resource that has become a part of our library to be referenced my many parents who will undoubtedly find the answers to their most pressing questions.