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Description - A Guide to Foster Parenting by Mary Ann Goodearle

Surviving in the foster care system is as equally challenging as parenting difficult children. This is vital information all foster parents need to remain available for children who need them.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412078474
ISBN-10: 1412078474
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Pages: 196
Imprint: Trafford Publishing
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publish Date: 14-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Mary Ann Goodearle

Mary Goodearle and her husband of 37 years, Allen, live in Mena Arkansas on a mini-ranch with their three adopted boys, the youngest of their 9 children. Mary earned her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from CA State University-Sacramento, and her Master's degree in Human Services and Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She is a former child-protection social worker and foster care program coordinator for Outagamie County DHHS in Appleton Wisconsin. She also worked for the State of Wisconsin as an adoption facilitator. Mary and Allen have been foster parents to over 40 children with special needs. Today they work together presenting training seminars to foster parents all over the country. Mary also works with Foster Care Resources and has articles about foster parenting appearing at To learn more about her topics and availability for training, go to "While most foster parents have altruistic motives in their hearts, they must put survival in the system skills on their foster parenting resumes!" "In order for positive changes to take place in the foster parenting environment, the playing field between foster parents and the other treatment team members must be leveled!" "Foster parents require much more than good parenting skills to achieve longevity and success in today's foster care climate!"