Prestige in the Relationship of Natural and Foster Parents

By Helen Rubenstein

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), December 1956

The author examines conflicts between natural and foster parents, with a focus on the role played by the prestige associated with "successful" parenting -- i.e. the social recognition enjoyed by one who carries a valued role in society. She explains that natural parents experience extreme humiliation and loss of prestige, and their interactions with foster parents often put them face to face with reminders of their "inadequacy." The author discusses example cases to illustrate this phenomenon. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, ed. by Sanford Sherman, v.33, no.2, Winter 1956, p.166-173.

Topic: Social Services, Children, Psychology/Psychiatry, Family

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 33/No. 2

Page Number(s): 166-173

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Rubenstein, Helen. Prestige in the Relationship of Natural and Foster Parents. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). December 1956: 166-173. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1039


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