Product Code: 6445
The Handbook addresses:
--planning and implementing recruitment strategies;
--responding to telephone inquiries;
--conducting at-home family assessment consultations using ecomaps, genograms, and other competency-based assessment tools to identify strengths and areas of concern; and
--a Family Development Plan (FDP) that describes a foster family's competencies, annual training goals, methods for reaching those goals, and how to determine if goals have been met. The FDP is developed by the family and the agency together. It guides the ongoing process of developing and supporting individual foster families and can direct the agency's overall system for enhancing the collective competencies of its foster parents.