In 2008/2009 almost half a million children were living in foster homes across Canada and the United States.
76,000 Canadian children in care (Child Welfare Leage of Canada, 2008).
423,773 American foster children (Adobption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System, 2009).
Clearly, foster parents are the largest number of service providers in child welfare. Therefore, it’s crucial for child welfare professionals to understand how to work in partnership with foster parents.
The Foster Parent Survival Guide provides a straightforward account of the child welfare matrix and teaches workers and foster parents how to navigate this complex social structure together.