A sensitive picture book to help ease the anxieties of foster children aged 4 to 10 entering placement.
In A Different Home, Jessie tells us her story of being placed in foster care. At first she is worried and has lots of questions. The new home is not like her old home -- she has a different bedroom, different clothes, and there's different food for breakfast. She also misses her family. When Jim and Debbie, her foster parents, answer her questions she begins to feel better and see that this different home is kind of nice.
Written in simple language and fully illustrated in color, this storybook is designed to help children in care, or moving into care, to settle in and answer some of the questions they may have. Accompanied by notes for adults on how to use the story with children, it will be a useful book for foster parents and caseworkers, as well as social workers, teachers and anyone else working with children in foster care.
Dr. John DeGarmo and Dr. Kelly DeGarmo are proud foster and adoptive parents who have fostered over 40 children since 2001. They live with their foster and adoptive children in Georgia, USA. John regularly speaks on his experiences at conferences and training sessions, and is dedicated to improving and promoting successful foster and adoptive care systems. He is the author of The Foster Parenting Manual: A Practical Guide to Creating a Loving, Safe and Stable Home, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, and Fostering Love: One Foster Parent's Journey, and he writes for a number of magazines in the United States and in Europe. You can find out more about John here: www.drejohndegarmo.com Norma Jeanne Trammell has been an artist and schoolteacher for most of her adult life. She finds that illustrating children's books combines perfectly her love of children and art. Norma Jeanne lives in Monticello Georgia where in retired life she teaches art classes for adults and children. She is married and has two grown children and four grandchildren.
A Different Home. Advice for Foster Parents: When a Foster Child Arrives in Your Home.