foster care

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foster care

The care of individuals who cannot live independently (such as children, homeless families, or frail elderly people) in a group or private home.
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But there are 20 more children who still need foster parents, families and or homes," she said.
That's why we need the foster parents to encourage them to stay in school [and] minimize the number of OSY in the city.
So when our union, Service Employees International Union, joined together before the legislative session to discuss options for improving our workplace, funding to support foster parents was at the top of our list.
Besides providing trauma-informed training and other skills for foster parents, DCF links each family with a resource worker who is that family's "go-to'' person.
Sherry and Doug's journey to become foster parents began with a passion.
Our goal was to determine if induced adoptions were possible, based on the hypothesis that a foreign chick placed in the failed nest of foster parents is treated as kin during the period of biparental care to explore if induced adoption could be used as a management strategy.
In addition, proactively providing information endorses the notion that the human service department is forthcoming and open, wants to minimize the bureaucracy a foster parent needs to navigate, and is genuinely concerned about making sure the prospective foster child and foster parents are a good fit.
All foster parents in England now have to complete the Children's Workforce Development Council's workbooks scheme, which has been described as being almost as demanding as gaining an NVQ.
The easy-to-read chapters are filled with bullet points, charts, and anecdotes designed to empower would-be foster parents to provide the most effective care for children, but the book occasionally falls short in terms of substance.
The foster parent pled for mercy; she had entered foster parenting to help troubled children rise above their troubles.
Becoming a foster parent is both a challenge and an adventure," Shalapatova said, noting that patience was a vital prerequisite quality for candidates.
Reliable and valid assessment of foster parents' views about the time they have for various foster parent activities provides valuable information that agencies can use to individualize planning with foster parents.