By James L. Dickerson
Screening candidates for adoption or foster houses has life-altering results for the kids concerned, but there are tremendously few courses on hand to coach screeners. the tutorial method that certifies hundreds of thousands of social staff every year doesn't comprehend the really expert education required to reveal adoptive and foster mom and dad; social paintings faculties supply minimum interview education and what education they do offer makes a speciality of healing interview suggestions instead of screening talents. there's a transparent desire for a e-book like Adoptive and Foster mother or father Screening, person who will be included into direction standards and utilized by operating social employees and psychologists concerned with adoption and foster dad or mum screening. Adoptive and Foster mother or father Screening, written via a former social employee, who has positioned 1000's of kids into adoptive and foster houses, and a scientific psychologist, meshes the simplest of psychology and social paintings adventure right into a definitive consultant for screening adoption and foster domestic candidates. The publication offers info on: comparing aberrant habit and bad parenting attitudes interview thoughts mental trying out. Adoptive and Foster mum or dad Screening is predicated on case histories, learn information, and interpretive research. The ebook is written in an obtainable style free of technical language, hence making it acceptable for college-level scholars and execs who shouldn't have time to sift via empirical info to procure obtainable info that they could adapt to their occupation.
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17 when paired with an active mother, offers possibilities for acceptance that would not be possible with a moderately passive father and a slightly passive mother, even if she maintains overall dominance in the relationship. If it is the husband who is dominant in most issues, then you will know to put more importance on any and all passive attitudes he displays on parenting issues since that could be a harbinger of potential problems over the long term. A dominant father who has parenting attitudes that are more active than the mother’s does not offer the same potential for success that a dominant father with passive attitudes toward parenting would offer when paired with a mother with only moderately passive attitudes.
15 marriage; a reaction to childhood sexual, physical, or emotional abuse; a need to “undo” the bad parenting they experienced as a child; a need to compensate for the loss of a loved one, especially a mother or father; a lack of sexual intimacy in the marriage; sexual attraction to children; to compensate for not having a desire for a career; to compensate for a career that has not proved to be satisfying; meeting the expectations of domineering parents; peer pressure from family or work associates; to compensate for a lifelong affection deficit; a need to help the less fortunate; a need of one partner to make the other partner happy because of a perception that they are disappointing the partner in other areas; and a need to express social awareness, especially as it applies to children who have suffered abroad because of war, famine, flood, or disease.
7 Rutgers psychology professor David M. Brodzinsky feels that the common thread running through adjustment problems experienced by adopted children is the stressfulness of adoption for all involved. indd 34 7/22/06 6:42:48 PM Identifying Adoptive Parent Issues • 35 concludes. “In addition, there is a loss of self . . ”8 As a screener, your concern should be about an adoptive applicant’s range of acceptance, not only of personality and intellectual differences between the adoptee and the parent, but also of adoptee behavior that could be interpreted as aggressive or even rejecting.
Adoptive and Foster Parent Screening: A Professional Guide for Evaluations by James L. Dickerson