Understanding Children in Foster Care

Identifying and addressing what children learn from maltreatment

Authors: Kelly, Wendy

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  • Introduces the Relational Learning Framework, a new assessment tool developed by the author for assessment of foster children and based on wide-ranging practice evidence
  • Provides guidance for application of the technique including a worked example and guidance on common themes and how it can be misused
  • Provides a thorough theoretical discourse on the causes and consequences of psychological and attachment difficulties for children in care
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This book introduces the Relational Learning Framework (RLF), an assessment tool which helps foster care practitioners, social workers and foster carers to examine what foster children have learned in their early life about relationships and particularly through maltreatment. Grounded in attachment theory and drawing on cognitive theory this book will help practitioners to understand and respond to the challenging behaviour presented by these children and remove barriers to an empathic response.

Early chapters provide context in a theoretical discourse on the causes and consequences of psychological and attachment difficulties for children in care, including a discussion of maltreatment and foster care. The theoretical basis of the technique will be outlined and subsequent chapters will explain how to undertake RLF including the wide-ranging practice evidence, a worked example, common themes and trouble shooting. 

This will be an invaluable source for clinical practitioners, social workers, foster care practitioners and foster parents who want to make sense of the complex information about children in foster care to improve their relationships. It will also provide insight into foster children’s mental health and behaviour for academics and postgraduate students in related disciplines. 



About the authors

Wendy Kelly is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the field of maltreatment and foster care for 30 years.  She has taught seminars on early relationships, maltreatment and foster care to over 2,000 practitioners in New Zealand and Australia. Having worked at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand as a Clinical Practice Advisor for 14 years she was awarded her doctorate in July 2015.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-65376-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65375-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: December 20, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-88011-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Children in Foster Care
Book Subtitle
Identifying and addressing what children learn from maltreatment
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65376-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65376-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65375-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88011-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 232
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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