Defending Against Allegations

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Attachment and Bonding in the Foster and Adopted Child
Attachment and Bonding in the Foster and Adopted Child

An important 2014 book by James Kenny, PhD and Peter Kenny, JD.

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Dealing with Allegations of Abuse Foster parents are especially vulnerable to charges of child abuse and neglect. No matter the source or the merit of the charges or how absurd they appear, they must be taken seriously. Read more
Allegations Happen: How to Prevent and Survive Them It’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to me,” said one parent about the time her foster daughter filed an abuse allegation against her. Read more
Criminalizing Foster Parents The United States foster care system has a higher turnover rate than most fast food industries....Why are foster parents leaving? Of all the reasons, the biggest by far is that they are treated poorly. Read more
National Foster Parent Coalition for Allegation Reform The site www.nfpcar.org is a 'must' for foster parents who feel they have been falsely accused of child abuse. Read more
When Foster Parents Need an Attorney When court looms and the consequences of losing are unacceptable, don’t take a chance. Trying to save money should not be an option. Foster parents need a spokesperson who can effectively negotiate the legal labyrinth. Read more
Keeping a Journal The written word has power. Foster parents need to keep a record. The strongest material you can have in defending against allegations or advocating for your foster child is a well-documented daily journal. Read more

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