Nurturing Attachments

Supporting Children who are Fostered Or Adopted

Author: Kim S. Golding

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843106140

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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Nurturing Attachments combines the experience and wisdom of parents and carers with that of professionals to provide support and practical guidance for foster and adoptive parents looking after children with insecure attachment relationships. It gives an overview of attachment theory and a step-by-step model of parenting which provides the reader with a tried-and-tested framework for developing resilience and emotional growth. Featuring throughout are the stories of Catherine, Zoe, Marcus and Luke, four fictional children in foster care or adoptive homes, who are used to illustrate the ideas and strategies described. The book offers sound advice and provides exercises for parents and their children, as well as useful tools that supervising social workers can use both in individual support of carers as well as in training exercises. This is an essential guide for adoptive and foster parents, professionals including health and social care practitioners, clinical psychologists, child care professionals, and lecturers and students in this field.

Nurturing Attachments

Supporting Children who are Fostered or Adopted

Author: Kim Golding

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846427503

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Nurturing Attachments combines the experience and wisdom of parents and carers with that of professionals to provide support and practical guidance for foster and adoptive parents looking after children with insecure attachment relationships. It gives an overview of attachment theory and a step-by-step model of parenting which provides the reader with a tried-and-tested framework for developing resilience and emotional growth. Featuring throughout are the stories of Catherine, Zoe, Marcus and Luke, four fictional children in foster care or adoptive homes, who are used to illustrate the ideas and strategies described. The book offers sound advice and provides exercises for parents and their children, as well as useful tools that supervising social workers can use both in individual support of carers as well as in training exercises. This is an essential guide for adoptive and foster parents, professionals including health and social care practitioners, clinical psychologists, child care professionals, and lecturers and students in this field.

Thinking psychologically about children who are looked after and adopted

space for reflection

Author: Kim S. Golding

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470092002

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 374

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The editors aim to address both children in care and also adoption issues. They cover topics such as inter-agency issues, assessment, residential care and users' views. The latest developments in neuroscience will be included in the chapter on health issues.

Nurturing Attachments Training Resource

Running Parenting Groups for Adoptive Parents and Foster or Kinship Carers - With Downloadable Materials

Author: Kim Golding

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006657

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 340

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Nurturing Attachments Training Resource is a complete group-work programme containing everything you need to run training and support sessions for adoptive parents and foster or kinship carers. Based on attachment theory and developed by expert author and trainer Kim Golding, this rich resource provides an authoritative set of ideas for therapeutically parenting children along with all the guidance you will need to implement the training. The training resource includes theoretical content and process notes for facilitators, and a range of activities supported by online downloadable content with photocopiable reflective diary sheets, activity sheets and handouts. It is structured into 3 modules with 6 sessions per module. Module 1: Provides an understanding of attachment theory, patterns of attachment and an introduction to therapeutic parenting. Module 2: Introduces the House Model of Parenting, providing guidance on how to help the children experience the family as a secure base. Module 3: Continues exploring the House Model of Parenting, with consideration of how parents can both build a relationship with the children and manage their behaviour. This will be an invaluable resource and one-stop guide for any professionals involved in training foster carers and adoptive parents, as well as residential child care workers and kinship carers.

Creating Loving Attachments

Parenting with PACE to Nurture Confidence and Security in the Troubled Child

Author: Kim S. Golding,Daniel A. Hughes

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849052271

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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Troubled children need special parenting to build attachments and heal from trauma. This book provides a parenting model that parents and carers can follow to incorporate love, play, acceptance, curiosity and empathy into their parenting. These elements are vital to a child's development and will help children to feel confident, secure and happy.

Foundations for Attachment Training Resource

The Six-Session Programme for Parents of Traumatized Children

Author: Kim Golding

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784506001

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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Foundations for Attachment Training Resource is a six-session programme to help parents and carers to nurture attachments with their child. It is designed specifically for those caring for children whose capacity to emotionally connect has been compromised as a result of attachment problems, trauma, and loss or separation. Informed by attachment theory and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), it consists of three core modules: * Understanding Challenges of Parenting * Therapeutic Parenting * Looking After Self It includes relevant theory and process notes for trainers, and a range of activities supported by electronic resources with downloadable activity sheets and handouts. This is a complete resource containing everything you need to run the sessions, and is perfect for any professionals involved in training foster carers, adoptive parents and kinship carers.

Attaching in Adoption

Practical Tools for Today's Parents

Author: Deborah D. Gray

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857006066

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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Attaching in Adoption is a comprehensive guide for prospective and actual adoptive parents on how to understand and care for their adopted child and promote healthy attachment. This classic text provides practical parenting strategies designed to enhance children's happiness and emotional health. It explains what attachment is, how grief and trauma can affect children's emotional development, and how to improve attachment, respect, cooperation and trust. Parenting techniques are matched to children's emotional needs and stages, and checklists are included to help parents assess how their child is doing at each developmental stage. The book covers a wide range of issues including international adoption, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and learning disabilities, and combines sound theory and direct advice with case examples throughout. This book is a must read for anyone interested in adoption and for all adoptive families. It will also be a valuable resource for adoption professionals.

Nurturing Adoptions

Creating Resilience after Neglect and Trauma

Author: Deborah D. Gray

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857006073

Category: Psychology

Page: 512

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Adopted children who have suffered trauma and neglect have structural brain change, as well as specific developmental and emotional needs. They need particular care to build attachment and overcome trauma. This book provides professionals with the knowledge and advice they need to help adoptive families build positive relationships and help children heal. It explains how neglect, trauma and prenatal exposure to drugs or alcohol affect brain and emotional development, and explains how to recognise these effects and attachment issues in children. It also provides ways to help children settle into new families and home and school approaches that encourage children to flourish. The book also includes practical resources such as checklists, questionnaires, assessments and tools for professionals including social workers, child welfare workers and mental health workers. This book will be an invaluable resource for professionals working with adoptive families and will support them in nurturing positive family relationships and resilient, happy children. It is ideal as a child welfare text or reference book and will also be of interest to parents.

Adoption Parenting

Creating a Toolbox, Building Connections

Author: Jean MacLeod,Sheena Macrae

Publisher: Emk Press

ISBN: 9780972624459

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 503

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This book is a virtual one-step shop for adoption information for readers at any knowledge level . . . Strongly recommended for all public libraries and for all large university social science collections.--Lynn C. Maxwell, "Library Journal."

Reparenting the Child who Hurts

A Guide to Healing Developmental Trauma and Attachments

Author: Caroline Archer,Christine Ann Gordon

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849052638

Category: Psychology

Page: 287

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" ... A parenting book [that] demystifies the latest thinking on neurobiology, physiology and trauma, and explains what the research means for parenting children who hurt"--Cover, page [4].

Attachment Handbook for Foster Care and Adoption

Author: Gillian Schofield,Mary Beek

Publisher: British Association for Adoption & Fostering(BAAF)

ISBN: 9781903699966

Category: Adopted children

Page: 450

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Attachment is at the heart of family life and adoption. Schifield and Beek trace the pathways of secure and insecure patterns of attachment from birth to adulthood, exploring the impact of past experiences of abuse, neglect and separation on children's behaviour in foster and adoptive families. They explain from an attachment perspective the dimensions of parenting that are associated with helping children to feel more secure and fulfil their potential in the family - with peers, at school and in the community.

Connecting with Kids Through Stories

Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children Second Edition

Author: Melissa Nichols,Denise B. Lacher,Joanne C. May,Todd Nichols

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004543

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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Adopted children whose early development has been altered by abuse or neglect may form negative beliefs about themselves and parents, and may resist connecting with others. This book outlines how therapeutic stories can help children to heal and develop healthy attachments. With a thorough theoretical grounding, the book demonstrates how to create therapeutic stories that improve relationships, heal past trauma, and change problem behaviour. The story of a fictional family that develops its own narratives to help their adopted child heal illustrates the techniques. This second edition includes updated research on attachment, trauma and the developmental process; a new chapter on parental attunement and regulation; and a new chapter with full length samples of a variety of narrative types. The gentle and non-intrusive techniques in this book will be highly beneficial for children with attachment difficulties. This guide will be an invaluable resource for parents of adopted children and the professionals working with them.

Adopting a Child with a Trauma and Attachment Disruption History

A Practical Guide

Author: Theresa Ann Fraser

Publisher: Loving Healing Press

ISBN: 1615991301

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 30

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"If you have the love in your heart and the courage to adopt a child from a traumatized background, then you must have this book." -- Robert Rich, PhD, anxietyanddepression-help.com This booklet is a fact-filled resource for adoptive parents who have a child with trauma and attachment disruption experiences. Fraser provides tips and strategies that can be considered before placement as well as days, weeks, and months after your child joins your family. It addresses the day-to-day issues that new parents often get stuck on and provides info on the "Four S's" parenting plan that she shares with families (safety, structure, supervision and support). Readers will: Understand how kids with trauma and attachment disruptions first require emotional safety Learn how providing structure will help your child connect with your family Discover the importance of providing engaging supervision Affirm that adoptive parents need support and learn how to help Therapists' Acclaim for Adopting a Child with Trauma... "The subtitle of this little book is apt: it is a practical guide. If you are considering adopting, read it first. It may well put you off, but that's better than taking in an already troubled child, only to pass the load on to someone else, causing another experience of rejection and loss for the child." --Robert Rich, PhD. anxietyanddepression-help.com "Anyone adopting a child with a history of trauma will find this in work a wealth of practical advice. Its very shortness is a virtue when parenting is already so demanding. Effective parenting, including adoptive parenting, comes out of knowledge and understanding was well as love. Theresa Fraser cuts to the chase with just what you need to know to be prepared to meet the challenges of adopting a traumatized child." Marian K. Volkman, editor of "Children and Traumatic Incident Reduction" Learn more at www.theresafraser.com From Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com

Everyday Parenting with Security and Love

Using PACE to Provide Foundations for Attachment

Author: Kim Golding

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784503843

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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Children who have experienced trauma, loss or separation early in life need more than just special care and attention; they need to be parented with love and security in a way that allows them to heal and rebuild emotional bonds. This comprehensive book provides parents and carers with crucial advice and guidance on how to strengthen attachment and trust. Based on Dan Hughes' proven 'PACE' model of therapeutic parenting, this book explains how to implement PACE techniques to overcome the challenges faced by children who struggle to connect emotionally. Barriers to stable relationships such as a lack of trust, fear of emotional intimacy, and high levels of shame are all explained. It explores techniques to overcome these barriers by teaching how to support the child's behaviour at the same time as building empathy and trust. The practical parenting guidance offered throughout is essential for carers or parents of troubled children, and will help build safe, secure emotional relationships.

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

Author: Sherrie Eldridge

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307570819

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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"Birthdays may be difficult for me." "I want you to take the initiative in opening conversations about my birth family." "When I act out my fears in obnoxious ways, please hang in there with me." "I am afraid you will abandon me." The voices of adopted children are poignant, questioning. And they tell a familiar story of loss, fear, and hope. This extraordinary book, written by a woman who was adopted herself, gives voice to children's unspoken concerns, and shows adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, abandonment, and shame. With warmth and candor, Sherrie Eldridge reveals the twenty complex emotional issues you must understand to nurture the child you love--that he must grieve his loss now if he is to receive love fully in the future--that she needs honest information about her birth family no matter how painful the details may be--and that although he may choose to search for his birth family, he will always rely on you to be his parents. Filled with powerful insights from children, parents, and experts in the field, plus practical strategies and case histories that will ring true for every adoptive family, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew is an invaluable guide to the complex emotions that take up residence within the heart of the adopted child--and within the adoptive home. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Groundbreaking Interventions: Working With Traumatized Children, Teens and Families In Foster Care and Adoption

Author: Jeanette Yoffe, MA MFT

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483409597

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

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A book of 18 interventions designed to teach new and imaginative ways for working with traumatized children in foster care and adoption and their families. Groundbreaking Interventions provides a wide variety of play-based methodologies that have been successful in working with children over the age of five in foster care and adoption.

Using Stories to Build Bridges with Traumatized Children

Creative Ideas for Therapy, Life Story Work, Direct Work and Parenting

Author: Kim Golding

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857009613

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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Using Stories to Build Bridges with Traumatized Children is full of creative ideas for how you can use stories therapeutically with children in counselling, life story work or direct work. Psychologist Kim S. Golding shows how you can use stories to build connections with children aged 4–16 and support their recovery from trauma and stress. She illustrates the techniques with 21 stories adapted from her own clinical work with children and families, and explains how you can expand or adapt them to make them more relevant for a particular child. Advice and stories are arranged into sections dealing with common psychological issues, including looking back and moving on, lack of trust and need for attention. Golding also gives invaluable tips for planning stories and life story work, and for storymaking with children. She also describes how stories can be used therapeutically with parents of traumatized children and as a tool for self-reflection by counsellors. Imaginative and practical, this book will be enormously useful for counsellors, psychologists, therapists and social workers working with traumatized children, and will also be helpful for parents and carers involved in therapeutic parenting.

Raising Adopted Children, Revised Edition

Practical Reassuring Advice for Every Adoptive Parent

Author: Lois Ruskai Melina

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062014374

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

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In this completely revised and updated edition of Raising Adopted Children, Lois Melina, editor of Adopted Child newsletter and the mother of two children by adoption, draws on the latest research in psychology, sociology, and medicine to guide parents through all stages of their child's development. Melina addresses the pressing adoption issues of today, such as open adoption, international adoption, and transracial adoption, and answers parents' most frequently asked questions, such as: How will my child "bond" or form attachments to me? When and how should I tell my child that he was adopted? What should schools be told about my child? Will adoption make adolescent upheavals more complicated? Up-to-date, sensitive, and clear, Raising Adopted Children is the definitive resource for all adoptive parents and concerned professionals.

Building Self-Esteem in Children and Teens Who Are Adopted or Fostered

Author: Sue Cornbluth

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857008447

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

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Just because children have been fostered or adopted, it doesn't mean they can't grow up to be happy, healthy and successful. In Building Self-Esteem in Children Who Are Adopted or Fostered, Dr. Sue offers simple and practical advice to those supporting children aged 7+ to help them move beyond their trauma and build healthy self-esteem. The book explains how self-esteem develops, why adopted and fostered children often have low self-esteem and how this can affect them. Dr Sue describes proven techniques to help traumatized children gain confidence, showing how you can play a powerful role in your child's happiness. Full of useful advice and effective techniques, this book is ideal for foster and adoptive parents, social workers, counsellors and therapists, as well as other professionals working with children who are fostered or adopted.

Facilitating Developmental Attachment

The Road to Emotional Recovery and Behavioral Change in Foster and Adopted Children

Author: Daniel A. Hughes

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 1461628474

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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This book shows how to work successfully with emotional and behavioral problems rooted in deficient early attachments. In particular, it addresses the emotional difficulties of many of the foster and adopted children living in our country who are unable to form secure attachments. Traditional interventions, which do not teach parents how to successfully engage the child, frequently do not provide the means by which the seriously damaged child can form the secure attachment that underlies behavioral change. Dr. Daniel Hughes maps out a treatment plan designed to help the child begin to experience and accept, from both the therapist and the parents, affective attunement that he or she should have received in the first few years of life. All children, at the core of their beings, need to be attached to someone who considers them to be very special and who is committed to providing for their ongoing care. Children who lose their birth parents desperately need such a relationship if they are to heal and grow. This book shows therapists how to facilitate this crucial bond. A Jason Aronson Book