When Setting Limits Hasn't Worked
Janette S. Hodge
With the ever increasing complexity of needs of children coming into care combined with the ever present strain of inadequate resources, greater and greater demands are being place on traditional family foster care to provide more intensive, and specialized, placement services ... with the commensurate increase in exposure of the foster family to "wear and tear."
Frequently the children and youth coming into care are independent and resourceful ... demonstrating a pseudo-maturity and competence that leave many a foster parent puzzled. These placements bring with them anger, rage and disorder, and the foster family is expected to be somehow "magical"in its ability to not only cope with the behaviors but to "turn around" these angry youth into mature, independent, resourceful and competent adults. Setting limits on negative behavior has always been the haven for a successful parent. For the modern fostering family, frequently, setting limits simply does not work.
When Setting Limits Hasn't Worked addresses a number of factors that are barriers to traditional setting limits discipline techniques. These include: Examining the limits set - unrealistic or impractical limits invite failure; Food allergies are discussed and explored as to affects on children's behaviors; Influences - foster/adoptive family, birth family, health, peers, appearances - all impact the child's behavior; Genes - some inherited factors influence behaviors; Attachment Disorder - what it is and its impact on behavior; taking care of the care giver - a focus on the practical: how can you care for someone else if you cannot care for yourself; and , Letting Go - learning how to evaluate issues ... holding on to the important ones and letting go of the not so important ones.
The curriculum is designed as an in-service training program for fostering families; the workbook is suitable for both group training or self instructional formats.
#9660 Workbook $7.50 Ea., 10+ $6.60 Ea.
When Setting Limits Hasn't Worked: Trainer's Guide
Contains lesson guides, object lessons, energizers and ice breakers, generic training invitation-program evaluation and certificate of participation and a set of overhead transparency masters. Each curriculum also contains a copy of When Setting Limits Hasn't Worked: Workbook.
#9661 Trainer's Guide -$50.00 Ea.