Foster carer assessment would explore prospective foster carers childhood and their parenting style. Key parenting skills of a therapeutic foster carer are:
Guiding -Teaching - leading
Caring - Empowering- Nurturing
Sensitive to the needs- Consistent and always Non-violent
Empathy for the Child’s Feelings
This is built on unconditional love and emotional warmth.
It provides open communication and Emotional Security.
Recognises the Positive and respect child’s developmental stage
Find all opportunities to praise and rewards even the smallest accomplishments.
Clear boundaries but advocate for the child's best interest.