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Adoption & fostering books

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Recently Published

The Sexualized Child in Foster Care A Guide for Foster Parents and Other Professionals by Sally G. Hoyle The Sexualized Child in Foster Care A Guide for Foster Parents and Other Professionals

This practical guide gives foster parents and other child welfare professionals information, training tips, and copious references for those who want to go beyond the basics. The developmental needs and normal behaviour of different age groups are discussed throughout.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2018

Permanence in Foster Care by Gillian Schofield, Emma Ward Permanence in Foster Care
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Format: Paperback - Released: 20/04/2018

Ten Top Tips for Making Matches by Jennifer Cousins Ten Top Tips for Making Matches


Format: Paperback - Released: 20/04/2018

Hospitious Adoption How Hospitality Empowers Children and Transforms Adoption by James L. Gritter Hospitious Adoption How Hospitality Empowers Children and Transforms Adoption

Jim Gritter's third book for CWLA examines the next step after open adoption. Building on his previous books, which promote the inclusion of birthparents, Gritter takes the approach that practicing goodwill, respect, and courage within the realm of adoption makes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/04/2018

Blood Ties and Fictive Ties Adoption and Family Life in Early Modern France by Kristin Elizabeth Gager Blood Ties and Fictive Ties Adoption and Family Life in Early Modern France

In Paris during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the practice of adopting children was strongly discouraged by cultural, religious, and legal authorities on the grounds that it disrupted family blood lines. In fact, historians have assumed that adoption had generally...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/04/2018

Handbook of Foster Youth by Elizabeth (Texas Tech University, USA) Trejos-Castillo Handbook of Foster Youth
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Currently, there are over 400,000 youth living in foster care in the United States, with over 20,000 aging out of the child welfare system each year. Foster youth are more prone to experience short- and long-term adverse developmental outcomes including...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2018

Handbook of Foster Youth by Elizabeth (Texas Tech University, USA) Trejos-Castillo Handbook of Foster Youth
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Currently, there are over 400,000 youth living in foster care in the United States, with over 20,000 aging out of the child welfare system each year. Foster youth are more prone to experience short- and long-term adverse developmental outcomes including...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/03/2018

Counting Down A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond by Deborah Gold Counting Down A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond

When Deborah Gold and her husband signed up to foster parent in their rural mountain community, they did not foresee that it would lead to a roller-coaster fifteen years of involvement with a traumatized yet resilient birth family.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2018

Coming Soon

Family Foster Care in the Next Century by Kathy Barbell, Lois Wright Family Foster Care in the Next Century
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Family foster care is supposed to provide temporary protection and nurturing for children experiencing maltreatment. Although it has long been a critical service for millions of children in the United States, the increased attention given to this service in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/04/2018

All About Ben Helping Children with Attachment Issues to Understand Their Feelings by Dorothy Markham, Aileen O'Donnell All About Ben Helping Children with Attachment Issues to Understand Their Feelings
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8-year-old Ben has lots of different feelings, and sometimes he needs help choosing how to react to them. This reassuring picture book for children aged 5+ is designed to help children to understand feelings and how to respond to them...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/05/2018

The Mermaid Who Couldn't How Mariana Overcame Loneliness and Shame and Learned to Sing Her Own Song! by Ali Redford The Mermaid Who Couldn't How Mariana Overcame Loneliness and Shame and Learned to Sing Her Own Song!

Abandoned on the ocean floor, Mariana the Mermaid feels useless as she can't swim or join in with the other mermaids. Muriel the Turtle helps her find self-confidence through singing her own mighty song. This therapeutic picture book is for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/05/2018

LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care Empowering Approaches for an Inclusive System of Care by Adam (St. Edward's University, Texas, USA) McCormick LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care Empowering Approaches for an Inclusive System of Care
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Representing an often overlooked population in social work literature, this book explores the experiences of LGBTQ youth as they navigate the child welfare system. Adam McCormick examines the entirety of a youth's experience, from referral into care and challenges to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/06/2018

LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care Empowering Approaches for an Inclusive System of Care by Adam (St. Edward's University, Texas, USA) McCormick LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care Empowering Approaches for an Inclusive System of Care
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Representing an often overlooked population in social work literature, this book explores the experiences of LGBTQ youth as they navigate the child welfare system. Adam McCormick examines the entirety of a youth's experience, from referral into care and challenges to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2018

Lesbian and Gay Foster Care and Adoption, Second Edition by Janet McDermott, Stephen Hicks Lesbian and Gay Foster Care and Adoption, Second Edition
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New collection of stories from lesbian, gay and transgender foster and adoptive parents about the challenges and rewards of parenting children of all ages. Interviews with some of the first LGBT families to adopt or foster also gives unique insight...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/07/2018

Other books in this genre

Counting Down A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond by Deborah Gold Counting Down A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond

When Deborah Gold and her husband signed up to foster parent in their rural mountain community, they did not foresee that it would lead to a roller-coaster fifteen years of involvement with a traumatized yet resilient birth family.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2018

Adoption in the Digital Age Opportunities and Challenges for the 21st Century by Julie Samuels Adoption in the Digital Age Opportunities and Challenges for the 21st Century

Adoption in the Digital Age explores the transformation of adoption due to social and digital media technologies. The most prolific of these changes can be seen within contact arrangements, particularly those that are not managed by an intermediary, between adopted...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2018

Broken A Traumatized Girl. Her Troubled Brother. Their Shocking Secret. by Rosie Lewis Broken A Traumatized Girl. Her Troubled Brother. Their Shocking Secret.

Nine-year-old Archie and his five-year-old sister, Bobbi, are taken into emergency police protective custody after an incident of domestic violence at their family home.
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2018

Life Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted Using Diverse Techniques in a Coordinated Approach by Joy Rees Life Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted Using Diverse Techniques in a Coordinated Approach

Joy Rees investigates the best practices for building complete, effective and meaningful life work with children who are fostered and adopted. The book outlines the purpose of life work, explores the theoretical framework underpinning it, and explains how social work...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/01/2018

Saving International Adoption An Argument from Economics and Personal Experience by Mark Montgomery, Irene Powell Saving International Adoption An Argument from Economics and Personal Experience
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Argues that opposition to adoption ostensibly based on the well-being of the child is often a smokescreen for protecting national pride. Concerns about the harm done by transracial adoption are largely inconsistent with empirical evidence. The book also argues that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/12/2017

White Parents, Black Children Experiencing Transracial Adoption by Darron T. Smith, Cardell K. Jacobson, Brenda G. Juarez, Joe R. Feagin White Parents, Black Children Experiencing Transracial Adoption
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With increasing numbers of transracial adoptions in the U.S., White Parents, Black Children brings to light the difficult racial issues that are often challenging for families to talk about. This book is written to help parents, educators, and others working...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/12/2017

Selling Transracial Adoption Families, Markets, and the Color Line by Elizabeth Raleigh Selling Transracial Adoption Families, Markets, and the Color Line

While focused on serving children and families, the adoption industry must also generate sufficient revenue to cover an agency's operating costs. With its fee-for-service model, Elizabeth Raleigh asks, How does private adoption operate as a marketplace? Her eye-opening book, Selling...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2017

Selling Transracial Adoption Families, Markets, and the Color Line by Elizabeth Raleigh Selling Transracial Adoption Families, Markets, and the Color Line

While focused on serving children and families, the adoption industry must also generate sufficient revenue to cover an agency's operating costs. With its fee-for-service model, Elizabeth Raleigh asks, How does private adoption operate as a marketplace? Her eye-opening book, Selling...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/12/2017

How Little Coyote Found His Secret Strength A Story About How to Get Through Hard Times by Anne Westcott, C. C. Alicia Hu, Pat Ogden How Little Coyote Found His Secret Strength A Story About How to Get Through Hard Times
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In this story of getting through tough times, a little coyote who has grown up in a horrible gang learns to see the good in himself. With a unique therapeutic focus on how our emotions feel from a sensory perspective,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2017

How Sprinkle the Pig Escaped the River of Tears A Story About Being Apart From Loved Ones by Anne Westcott, C. C. Alicia Hu, Pat Ogden How Sprinkle the Pig Escaped the River of Tears A Story About Being Apart From Loved Ones
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Starring a loveable piglet named Sprinkle, this is a comforting picture book to read with children aged 4-10 coming to terms with losing or being separated from someone they love. Sprinkle gets so sad that he cries a river of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2017

Bomji and Spotty's Frightening Adventure A Story About How to Recover from a Scary Experience by Anne Westcott, C. C. Alicia Hu, Pat Ogden Bomji and Spotty's Frightening Adventure A Story About How to Recover from a Scary Experience
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Starring a brave little rabbit named Bomji, this picture book will help children aged 4-10 open up and feel better after a scary thing has happened. After Bomji is frightened by a coyote, his friend Spotty the Cat and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2017

Parenting Strategies to Help Adopted and Fostered Children with Their Behaviour Trauma-Informed Guidance and Action Charts by Christine Gordon Parenting Strategies to Help Adopted and Fostered Children with Their Behaviour Trauma-Informed Guidance and Action Charts

Offers straightforward advice for managing common behaviours in children who are traumatized. Designed specifically for adoptive and foster parents, this guide includes visual reference charts of therapeutic parenting strategies and conversation scripts that can be used when caring for a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Nurturing Attachments Training Resource Running Parenting Groups for Adoptive Parents and Foster or Kinship Carers - With Downloadable Materials by Kim Golding Nurturing Attachments Training Resource Running Parenting Groups for Adoptive Parents and Foster or Kinship Carers - With Downloadable Materials

Nurturing Attachments Training Resource is a training programme for those running parenting groups with adoptive parents and foster carers. Featuring online downloadable content with practical, photocopiable handouts and exercises, it provides guidance on understanding their fostered child and how to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

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