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What is a Houseparent?

The term "Houseparent" is one of many names to describe Residential Child Care Workers.  Other names include: Homeparent, Residential Staff, Teaching Parent, Resident Counselor.   I use the name Houseparent, because I believe it to be the most common term used to describe Child Care Workers. ........

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Residential Childcare Facilities

One this page I have attempted to describe the different kind of facilities. It is not all inclusive, and there are probably several exceptions to these descriptions. I am only trying to give the reader, new to child care, a basic understanding.

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Words, Terms and Definitions

I have posted a list of almost 50 words and terms common to houseparents and residential childcare with their definitions.  I hope this list will grow and would welcome any submissions by the users.
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