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Enhancing Foster Carers'' Training and Professionalism


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Foster Carers'' Training and Professionalism presents findings from doctoral research undertaken in the Mackay, Bowen and Whitsunday region of North Queensland, Australia. This study explored the adequacy of existing foster carer educational levels and of specific foster carer training undertaken. Information about barriers and incentives to foster carers'' attendance at training, their perceptions of learning needs,preferred modes of training delivery, areas of training and carer support needs were all explored in this study. These are key areas which could assist foster carers to provide good quality care to children placed with them. Several major findings emerged from the research relating to foster carers''recognition of the need for accredited training,the push for the professionalisation of foster care and the notion of receiving a wage for undertaking this work. In conclusion,recommendations are presented, based on the findings of this research,for areas in which improvements could be made to Government policy and practice relating to foster carer training, accreditation, professionalism, payment and support.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC32110
AuthorAnne Butcher
Number of Pages360
Publishing Year9/13/2010
Edition1 st
Book TypeSociology
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
In The Box1 Piece
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