Inside Kinship Care: Understanding Family Dynamics and Providing Effective Support David Pitcher

ISBN: 9781849053464

Published: October 21st 2013

Paperback

264 pages


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Inside Kinship Care: Understanding Family Dynamics and Providing Effective Support  by  David Pitcher

Inside Kinship Care: Understanding Family Dynamics and Providing Effective Support by David Pitcher
October 21st 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 264 pages | ISBN: 9781849053464 | 8.35 Mb

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 lookMoreKinship 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.



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