Promoting Quality Parent-Child Visits: The Power of Relational Connections between Foster and Birth Parents
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child welfare, child welfare (resilience in), foster care, fostering
Parent–child visits for children in foster care are often fraught with tension, particularly between foster parents and parents. Qualitative interviews with 42 social workers, foster parents and parents revealed more positive relations when foster parents recognized parent fears and shared power over parenting decisions with them. Social workers can support the process by clarifying visiting expectations and encouraging foster parents to reach out to parents.
Child & Family Social Work