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Author DeGarmo, John, 1969-

Title Helping foster children in school : a guide for foster parents, social workers and teachers / John DeGarmo.

Publication Info. London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 Foster Care: An Introduction ; A brief history of foster care in the United States; Foster care; Foster youth and teens; Visitations; Foster parents; Social workers; Chapter 2 Placement Disruptions; Anxiety disorders; Reactive Attachment Disorder; Depression disorders; Anger; Chapter 3 School Academic Performance and Behavior; Chapter 4 Aging Out of the System; Homelessness; Unemployment; Poverty; Criminal activity; Independent living skills; Healthcare and mental health; Pregnancies.
Chapter 5 Why Teachers, Social Workers, and Foster Parents StruggleTeachers; Social workers; Foster parents; Chapter 6 Expectations of a Foster Child While in School; Stages of reading; Behavior; Chapter 7 How Teachers Can Help; Chapter 8 How Foster Parents Can Help; Chapter 9 How Social Workers Can Help; Chapter 10 Creating a Support Team; Appendix: New Foster Student Protocol and Team Meeting Materials; Social Workers/Foster Parents/Teachers Checklist; Foster Student Support Team Meeting; Evaluation Form; References; Resources; About the Author; Index.
Summary Helping Foster Children In School explores the challenges that foster children face in schools and offers positive and practical guidance tailored to help the parents, teachers and social workers supporting them. Children in care often perform poorly at school both in terms of their behavior and their academic performance, with many failing to complete their education. They will have often experienced trauma or neglect which can result in a number of developmental delays. By looking at why children in foster care do not perform as well as their counterparts, John DeGarmo, who has fostered mor.
Subject Foster children -- Education -- United States.
Children with social disabilities -- Education -- United States.
Youth with social disabilities -- Education -- United States.
Foster children -- Services for -- United States.
EDUCATION -- Administration -- General.
EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions.
Teaching Of Students With Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties.
Children with social disabilities -- Education. (OCoLC)fst00855659
Foster children -- Education. (OCoLC)fst00933182
Foster children -- Services for. (OCoLC)fst00933194
Youth with social disabilities -- Education. (OCoLC)fst01183667
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Other Form: Print version: 9781849057455 1849057451 (DLC) 2015002889
ISBN 178450162X (electronic bk.)
9781784501624 (electronic bk.)
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