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Author Mann, Janet C.,
Title Creating Compassionate Foster Care : Lessons of Hope from Children and Families in Crisis / Janet C. Mann and Dr. Molly D. Kretchmar-Hendricks ; foreword by Glen Cooper.
Imprint London, UK ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.

Author Mann, Janet C.,
Subject Foster home care.
Foster children -- Family relationships.
Family services.
Family social work.
Child welfare.
Alt Name Kretchmar-Hendricks, Molly D.,
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Creating Compassionate Foster Care by Janet C. Mann and Dr. Molly D. Kretchmar-Hendricks; Foreword by Glen Cooper, M.A.; Acknowledgments; Part 1 -- Lessons Learned from Children and Families; Chapter 1 -- Rickie; The inspiration of Rickie and his family; Research and theory: An overview of attachment theory; Chapter 2 -- Rachel; A disorganized toddler; Principle 1: "I am here. You are worth it"; Principle 2: Behavior as need; Principle 3: Cues and miscues; Principle 4: "Being with"7; Principle 5: Repair; Principle 6: State of mind9; Research and theory: Disorganized attachment and foster care.
Chapter 3 -- Barbara and NathanRepeating the pain of the past1; Research and theory: The Circle of Security intervention; Nathan's transition; Research and theory: Transitions that support children; Nathan: Follow-up; Chapter 4 -- Hannah and Ashley; A story of two girls: Part 1; Research and theory: Trauma, attachment, and the developing brain; A story of two girls: Part 2; Research and theory: From foster care to adoption; A story of two girls: Part 3; Chapter 5 -- Lucy; Lucy's history; Our ongoing relationship; Lucy's future; Research and theory: Children with special needs in foster care.
Chapter 6 -- Desirae and Her ChildrenDiscouraging reunification1; The lessons; Lesson 1: Safe parenting is not an information issue, but rather an emotional integration issue; Lesson 2: Being engaged in a caring, long-term relationship within the safety of a holding environment optimizes growth and change; Lesson 3: Meeting the needs of children and families at risk requires an ability to hold with compassion the ambiguity of good people doing bad things; Lesson 4: Real change takes time; The implications; Research and theory: The intergenerational transmission of caregiving.
Part 2 -- Ideas for More Compassionate (and More Effective) Foster CareIntroduction to Part 2; Chapter 7 -- Through the Eyes of the Child; Considering the child's experience; Validating the child's experience; Creating child-centered environments and interventions; When to stop intervening; Knowing when not to start; When children lose their parents; Research and theory: Reimagining foster care for infants and young children; Chapter 8 -- Insights into Intervention; Keeping the child's experience at the center; Recognizing that parents were once children too.
Continuity and reliability of relationshipBeing who we are; The process takes time; Telling the truth; Underlying theoretical foundation; Focus on reflective functioning; Research and theory: Attachment-based intervention with at-risk families; Chapter 9 -- The Meaning and Measure of Change; Prerequisites to change: Resilience; Tenacity; Capacity for relationship, reflective functioning, and empathy; Hope; Prerequisite to change: Surrender; "The Shift"; Understanding change; Success; Success: The children; Success: The parents; Research and theory: The seeds of change.
Chapter 10 -- Final Reflections.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 21, 2017).
ISBN 9781784503819 (electronic bk.)
1784503819 (electronic bk.)
9781785927270 (alkaline paper)
OCLC # 979994567
Additional Format Print version: Mann, Janet C. Creating Compassionate Foster Care. London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017 9781785927270 (DLC) 2016056875

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