An important 2014 book by James Kenny, PhD and Peter Kenny, JD.
- Foster parents will learn how to make their voice heard in case conferences and in court.
- Birth parents will learn effective strategies for reunification.
- Adoptive parents will learn how to weave a path through the many laws and polices involved, and how to obtain the subsidies available.
- Mental health professionals will learn how to evaluate bonding in four objective and verifiable definitions that can be presented in court.
- Case managers will learn how and why the child’s needs are paramount, and how to engage the older child in planning for his or her future.
- Child welfare administrators will learn innovative recommendations about ways to improve the system and reduce time in foster care.
- Attorneys will learn how to help foster parents advocate for their wards, defend them against allegations, and argue their case in a contested adoption.
- All readers will learn why bonded relationships are so important and how their disruption lead to significant increases in mental illness, crime, and homelessness.
Every child has the right to a permanent home.