Kids Need to Be Safe: A Book for Children in Foster Care

Kids Need to Be Safe: A Book for Children in Foster Care

Paperback Kids Are Important

By (author) PH.D. Julie Nelson, Illustrated by Mary Gallagher

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  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 224mm x 5mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 31 December 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Minneapolis, MN
  • ISBN 10: 1575421925
  • ISBN 13: 9781575421926
  • Sales rank: 129,454

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"Kids are important... They need safe places to live, and safe places to play." For some kids, this means living with foster parents. In simple words and full-color illustrations, this book explains why some kids move to foster homes, what foster parents do, and ways kids might feel during foster care. Children often believe that they are in foster care because they are "bad." This book makes it clear that the troubles in their lives are not their fault; the message throughout is one of hope and support. Includes resources and information for parents, foster parents, social workers, counselors, and teachers.

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Julie Nelson is passionately committed to supporting society's most highly stressed children. She is a teacher and home visitor for the Families Together Preschool, a nonprofit early intervention program, and an instructor at the University of Minnesota Center for Early Education and Development.