Publications

The Therapeutic Parent

A How-To Handbook For Parents Providing Therapeutic Foster Care

The Therapeutic Parent will not only help the beginner foster parent navigate the complex system of foster care, but it will also further develop the skills of more seasoned foster parents. In addition to providing useful information on foster care regulations and the do's and don'ts of foster care parenting, it will also give parents practical approaches to common parenting issues as well as how to best meet the unique needs of a traumatized foster child. The Therapeutic Parent is a great resource for not only Professional Foster Parents, but also for parents, social workers, educators, case managers, probation officers, therapists and other individuals invested in caring for foster children. This Handbook covers topic areas ranging from becoming a foster parent, understanding regulations and risk management strategies, to how to manage very challenging behaviors, work with treatment teams, transition youth to independence while maintaining a healthy, nurturing home and good self-care.

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For bulk orders or other buying options contact Allie Loucks (805) 503-6275 or aloucks@fcni.org

Lifebook

The Lifebook is a time-tested, results-producing workbook designed to successfully guide Transitional Age Youth (14-24) to self-sufficient, independent living.

The Lifebook is a unique, practical and effective, evidence-based workbook that was developed by the Family Care Network, with involvement from Transitional Age foster youth. The Lifebook is a great resource for not only Transitional Age Youth, but for also for parents, social workers, educators, case managers, probation officers, therapists and other individuals helping young adults work towards independence. This workbook provides a step-by-step guided journey through seven areas of life with practical, achievable activities under each step. These life domains include: Planning & Organizing, Educational Achievement, Employment & Career, Community Supports, Personal Living, Finance & Savings, and Health & Safety. It also includes web-based resources to help complete the journey. The Lifebook is a very comprehensive lifeskill building program. A Youth successfully completing the Lifebook will be very well prepared for a successful, productive, self-sufficient life.

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For bulk orders or other buying options contact Allie Loucks (805) 503-6275 or aloucks@fcni.org