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(p. 23) Counseling Students Living in Foster Care 

(p. 23) Counseling Students Living in Foster Care
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(p. 23) Counseling Students Living in Foster Care
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Emily S. Fisher

and Kelly S. Kennedy

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199355785.003.0003
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date: 25 May 2020

This chapter presents information and strategies for counselors who work with students who are living in foster care. Students in foster care have experienced a series of significant negative life events that put them at great risk for mental health and academic difficulties that can persist into adulthood. Counselors working with students in foster care can help by using strategies that promote empowerment and self-determination and that focus on building students’ strengths and social support systems. The chapter discusses specific counseling strategies such as solution-focused brief therapy, trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Intervention for Trauma in Schools. It also presents suggestions for planning for the time when students make the transition from adolescence to adulthood and thus leave the foster care system.

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