Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks + Janet Mann: Compassionate Foster Care

"Every child's way of being can open doors to wisdom, compassion, and human connection. We need only to listen."

This is among the conclusions that the authors, one of whom is an experienced foster parent and the other a professor of developmental psychology, draw as a result of working with a diverse range of children and families. Inspired by their relationships with families in crisis, the authors began to rethink the traditional foster care models and developed an innovative practice that afforded birth parents the opportunity to reside, under supervision, with their children during evaluation and treatment. Drawing on over 20 years of work in foster care, along with current attachment research and theory, this book conveys the foster care experience with recommendations for improved models of care and intervention strategies.

Book description from the Better Care Network: http://bit.ly/2gDv9bi

Janet C. Mann is a former foster parent and founder and director of The Children's Ark, an education, evaluation, and treatment option for families involved in foster care, in Spokane, Washington. Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks, PhD, is a professor of developmental psychology at Gonzaga University in Washington State, with specialized expertise in attachment theory.

Event date: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Auntie's Bookstore
402 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
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$19.95
ISBN: 9781785927270
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - June 21st, 2017

"Every child's way of being can open doors to wisdom, compassion, and human connection. We need only to listen." This is among the conclusions that the authors, one of whom is an experienced foster parent and the other a professor of developmental psychology, draw as a result of working with a diverse range of children and families.