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Building a Home With Heart: Couples Curriculum for Adoptive, Foster and Kinship Parents. Couple's Notebook.

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Personal Author: 
McKenzie, Judith.
McKenzie, John.
Jackson, Rosemary.
Corporate Author: 
Michigan State University. School of Social Work.
McKenzie Consulting.
Training Material
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Marriage Curriculum for Adoptive, Kinship and Foster Parents: Building a Home With Heart: Couple's Notebook.

The purpose of this curriculum is: 1. To acknowledge and understand that raising children from foster care presents unique challenges and opportunities for a couple's relationship; 2. To help couples strengthen their friendship by honoring each other's history, feelings and uniqueness as a person; 3. To help couples manage the inevitable decisions and conflicts that arise in marriage and raising children; and 4. To help couples strengthen family bonds and loyalty. This Couples Notebook contains objectives, activities, case studies, tools, graphics and some brief notes. (Author abstract)

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