Paradigm Shift

Sondra M. Jackson

in Kinship Foster Care

Published in print May 1999 | ISBN: 9780195109405
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865789 | DOI:

Series: Child Welfare: A Series in Child Welfare Practice, Policy, and Research

 Paradigm Shift

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This chapter focuses on the training needs of social workers involved in kinship care programs. Child welfare trainers have realized that the traditional foster care training is unable to meet the needs of kinship care practitioners and are seeking alternative curricula. The issues relating to a paradigm shift, the unique training needs of workers in kinship care, the important components of a training program, and child welfare workers' response to kinship care training are discussed.

Keywords: kinship care; foster care; child placement; in-serving training; social workers; child care workers

Chapter.  7893 words.  Illustrated.

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