Teenagers in Foster Care: a handbook for foster carers and those that support them

Rees Centre are delighted to announce that their handbook will be published in early January. It is aimed at foster carers and those who support them, for example their families, supervising social workers, children’s social workers, teachers, fostering providers and therapists. It is designed as an easy to use guide with numbered sections covering, for example, adolescent development, building relationships, and sexuality and sexual health in foster care. Each section begins with a summary of relevant key points from research.

There are ‘Top Tips’ boxes throughout as well as suggested discussion points between social workers and foster carers or for foster carers’ own reflection. This publication came out of a seminar series Teenagers in Foster Care, funded by an ESRC grant to the Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education and the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, together with the social work departments of the University of Bedfordshire and the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

The five seminars covered research on young people which would be useful for foster carers as well as research specifically about young people in care. Further information from the seminar series is available online and can be accessed for free. This includes videos of many presentations along with slides and summary reports.


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