Helping Foster Children in School: A Guide for Foster Parents, Social Workers and Teachers

Helping Foster Children in School: A Guide for Foster Parents, Social Workers and Teachers

written by John Degarmo, 1969- (London, England: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015, originally published 2015), 162 page(s)

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Abstract / 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 more than 40 children, provides easy-to-use strategies to target the problems commonly faced. He emphasizes the importance of an open dialogue between teacher, parent and social worker, to ensure that everyone is working jointly to achieve the best outcome for the child. An invaluable resource for foster parents, social workers and educators alike, this book encourages a unified response to ensure foster children are given the best chance to succeed at school.
Field of Interest
Social Work
Author
John Degarmo, 1969-
Publisher
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Copyright Message
Copyright © John DeGarmo 2015; Forward copyright © Harold Sloke 2015
Content Type
Book
Format
Text
Original Publication Date
2015
Page Count
162
Publication Year
2015
Publisher
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Place Published / Released
London, England
Subject
Social Work, Social Sciences, Psychology & Counseling, School Social Work, Children and Families, Academic performance, Foster children, Schools, Macro

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