Adoptive and Foster Parent Screening: A Professional Guide by James L. Dickerson

By James L. Dickerson

Screening candidates for adoption or foster houses has life-altering outcomes for the kids concerned, but there are tremendously few courses on hand to coach screeners. the academic process that certifies millions of social employees every year doesn't comprehend the really expert education required to reveal adoptive and foster mom and dad; social paintings colleges supply minimum interview education and what education they do supply makes a speciality of healing interview options instead of screening talents. there's a transparent desire for a ebook like Adoptive and Foster guardian Screening, person who might be included into direction necessities and utilized by operating social employees and psychologists concerned with adoption and foster mum or dad screening. Adoptive and Foster father or mother Screening, written by means of a former social employee, who has put 1000s of kids into adoptive and foster houses, and a scientific psychologist, meshes the simplest of psychology and social paintings event right into a definitive consultant for screening adoption and foster domestic candidates. The e-book offers details on: comparing aberrant habit and bad parenting attitudes interview thoughts mental trying out. Adoptive and Foster mother or father Screening is predicated on case histories, examine info, and interpretive research. The publication is written in an available style free of technical language, hence making it acceptable for college-level scholars and execs who do not need time to sift via empirical facts to acquire available info that they could adapt to their occupation.

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Would either applicant ever encourage the child to pursue a career in professional sports? How do the applicants feel about spending scheduled time with the child playing basketball, baseball, etc.? The Arts Do the applicants have strong beliefs about the value of the arts in a child’s development? Do they think that music lessons are a good idea? Do they think that creativity should be encouraged, whether it involves music, painting, or writing, or do they think that it is a waste of time? Does either applicant have artistic abilities they hope to teach to the child?

Mary and Bob were not a good risk for older children for several reasons. The screener felt that they would become attached to the point of dysfunction to older children who stayed longer than 6 months in their home and he felt that they would experience parenting disagreements based on unresolved conflicts rooted in the loss of their son. However, the screener did feel that they would make good foster parents for infants who would be in their home no longer than 3–6 months and they were approved for infants only.

No child wants to be punished for misbehavior. There is nothing about punishment that a child enjoys. He indulges in forbidden behavior because he does not have the self-control necessary to put on the brakes. Boys who are good at playing games with other people are usually good at accepting discipline. Men and women sometimes have opposing approaches to discipline. Mothers soon learn that the best way to avoid the need for discipline is to allow their son to watch television for hours at a time.

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