Kinship Parenting Toolbox, The


With 7.1 million grandchildren living with their grandparents and 4.7 million children living with other relatives, according to the 2010 census, almost 12 million children in America today are being raised in kinship care. Of course, this group of kinship providers comes with unique needs and challenges that are often difficult to address. The outcome for millions of children depend on the resources and support these families can access. This book helps build resources for these families, in the hopes that children’s lives will be profoundly, positively impacted.
Containing articles from more than 70 contributors touched in a variety of ways by kinship care including grandparents raising grandchildren, children raised by other relatives or family friends, social workers, therapists, kinship support organizations, and others, this book will be a much needed resource for those working with and parenting their relative s children.

Chapters include:

The Unexpected Role
Getting Organized
Your Legal Toolbox
Your Financial Toolbox
Our Changing Family
Guilt, Shame, & Love
Perspective of the Child
Finding Support
Parenting Children from Tough Starts
Understanding Attachment
Behavior and Discipline
Working with Schools
The Teen Years
Tying Up Loose Ends
Resources by chapter
CEU Quizzes by chapter

Author: Kim PhaganHansel
ISBN: 978-0-97-262447-3
Count: 1
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