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Published, 24 January 2017

New handbook to help foster carers who support teenagers

A new resource for those involved in fostering teenagers has been published by the Rees Centre. It's aimed at foster carers and those who support them, such as their families, social workers, children’s social workers, teachers, fostering providers and therapists.

The handbook includes research findings from a series of seminars that included young people in foster care and asylum seekers but it's not a summary of this research.

It's a practical resource that covers the full fostering journey and helps carers to manage their own expectations. Topics covered include the start of the placement, adolescent development, attachment, boundaries, risk taking and aspirations. Each chapter has top tips and discussion points to help foster carers support the young people in their care.

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