Kids Need to Be Safe: A Book for Children in Foster Care (Kids Are Important)

Kids Need to Be Safe: A Book for Children in Foster Care (Kids Are Important)

Kids Need to Be Safe: A Book for Children in Foster Care (Kids Are Important)

“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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  1. Midwest Book Review said,

    Wrote on December 1, 2012 @ 6:50 am

    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Offering children informed and informative guidance through the process of foster care, July 12, 2006
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    Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA) –

    This review is from: Kids Need to Be Safe: A Book for Children in Foster Care (Kids Are Important) (Paperback)

    Kids Need To Be Safe by Julie Nelson is nicely illustrated with pictures by Mary Gallagher and offers children insightful, informative and quite helpful guidance through the hardships and difficulties of childhood when in the care of other different parents, guardians, and foster parents. Providing young readers ages 4 to 10 with an age appropriate understanding of what happens with parents who cannot maintain a healthy relationship together, or do not have place to live for their children, or for other reasons lose custody of the child, Kids Need To Be Safe favorably explains the basics of foster care. An important addition to school, community library, and family counseling center library collections, Kids Need To Be Safe is very highly recommended for all parents, foster parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and social workers offering children informed and informative guidance through the process of foster care.

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  2. Trixie "Trixie" said,

    Wrote on December 1, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Not the best, July 12, 2009
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    This review is from: Kids Need to Be Safe: A Book for Children in Foster Care (Kids Are Important) (Paperback)

    The pictures were nice, but this book was not as good as I expected at all. Every page just has one short sentence and then “kids are important, kids need to be safe”. It is VERY repetative. There is also a passage that while good INTENDED, it caused an emotional meltdown that still occasionally pops up in conversation with my adopted daughter. There is a bit that says “All parents love their children even if they need help taking care of them.” My daughter stared at it for over an hour and is still struggling with understanding whether or not her birth mother abused her out of love, and if she did really love her because the books said “all parents love their chidlren”. This really was a foolish thing to put in a book for some children who probably, don’t all have parents who love them. If you want a good foster care book, get The Star.

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  3. Julie Olsen Edwards said,

    Wrote on December 1, 2012 @ 7:44 am

    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A must read for ALL children., July 8, 2007
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    Julie Olsen Edwards (Santa Cruz, California) –
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    This review is from: Kids Need to Be Safe: A Book for Children in Foster Care (Kids Are Important) (Paperback)

    This is by far and away the best (and most respectful) book I’ve seen about Foster Care. Beautifully illustrated, it presents the need for Foster Care with sensitivity and gentleness, continually reiterating “Kids are important, kids need to be safe”. It doesn’t sugar coat the hard feelings, nor does it make the child’s original family into demons. I’ve read this to children both in and out of foster care – and all of them have been touched and moved.
    Bravo!!

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