Foster Care

The term “foster care” is used in a variety of ways, and, consequently, it often causes confusion and miscommunication. In the industrialized world it is generally used to refer to formal, temporary placements made by the State with families that are trained, monitored and compensated at some level. In many developing countries, however, fostering is kinship care or other placement with a family, the objective(s) of which may include the care of the child, the child’s access to education, and/or the child’s doing some type of work for the foster family.

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David Royse and Austin Griffiths,

This book prepares future child welfare professionals to tackle the complex and challenging work associated with responding to child maltreatment.

Joan Moore,

This book outlines narrative and dramatic approaches to improve vulnerable family relationships. It provides a model which offers new ways for parents to practise communicating with their children and develop positive relationships.

National Working Group on Foster Care and Education, Peter J. Pecora, Kirk O’Brien - Education in Out-of-Home Care,

This Chapter from the book Education in Out-of-Home Care reviews research and promising programs in the U.S. affecting the educational success of children in foster care.

Jacqueline Z. Wilson, Andrew Harvey, Pearl Goodwin-Burns, Joanna Humphries - Education in Out-of-Home Care,

This chapter from the book Education in Out-of-Home Care examines as case studies the Australian media coverage of final secondary results, juxtaposed with the experiences of several care-leavers currently attending a regional university, as gleaned from in-depth interviews and enrolment data-analysis. These accounts consistently affirm an array of systemic and cultural obstacles to the successful pursuit of their education.

Patricia McNamara & Elizabeth Fernandez - Education in Out-of-Home Care,

This Chapter from Education in Out-of-Home Care illustrates that increased resourcing is needed to facilitate the achievement of improved education outcomes for Australian primary school children in out-of-home care (OHC).

Andrew Harvey, Jacqueline Z. Wilson, Lisa Andrewartha - Education in Out-of-Home Care,

In this chapter from the book Education in Out-of-Home Care the authors highlight ongoing legislative and policy challenges related to postsecondary education for care leavers.

Julian Gardiner, Chrissy Bolton, Alastair G. Sutcliffe, Edward Melhuish - Education in Out-of-Home Care,

This chapter from the book Education in Out-of-Home Care presents findings from a study of the educational progress of Out of Home Care (OHC) children in England.

Robyn A. Marquis & Robert J. Flynn - Education in Out-of-Home Care,

The present research from the book Education in Out-of-Home Care examined the question of possible gender effects of a tutoring program for children in foster care in Ontario, Canada, as well as several other questions of a practice-related nature, including the impact of implementation fidelity on the effectiveness of the tutoring program and the children’s and caregivers’ perception of the tutoring.

Claire Cameron, Katie Quy, Katie Hollingworth - Education in Out-of-Home Care,

This chapter from Education in Out-of-Home Care describes part of a project in England where the concept of Caring Schools was developed, with four domains: ethos and leadership, child focused practice, relationships with parents and carers, and interagency working.

Sandra Mathers - Education in Out-of-Home Care,

This chapter from the book Education in Out-of-Home Care reviews available evidence, drawing on a recent small-scale English research study to explore the potential of early education as an intervention for children in care.