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  • A Child's Journey Through Placement

    A Child's Journey Through Placement

    by Vera I. Fahlberg

    Children who are cared for in an out of home placement are in need of support and stability. This classic text offers information and advice for professionals and carers on how to help these children, who will often have attachment difficulties. Vera I. Fahlberg, M.D. shares her experience and expertise, outlining the significance of attachment and separation, the developmental stages specific to adoptive children and providing guidance on minimizing the trauma of moves. The book also features practical advice on case planning, managing behaviour and direct work with children, and...

  • Assessing Adoptive and Foster Parents: Improving Analysis and Understanding of Parenting Capacity

    Assessing Adoptive and Foster Parents: Improving Analysis and Understanding of Parenting Capacity

    by Kim S. Golding

    Assessing prospective adoptive and foster parents is an extremely complex task, and one that happens within a pressurised time frame. Currently, assessments draw substantially on interviews with prospective adopters and foster carers. Too often, they generate a lot of information but lack meaningful analysis and understanding of parenting capacity. Children with histories of trauma, loss and hurt need to join families in which parents exhibit the ability to be good at relationships, able to manage their own stress and bond with the child in their care. In this book, leading...

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

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

    by Sue Cornbluth

    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...

  • Caleb's Healing Story: An interactive story with activities to help children to overcome challenges arising from trauma, attachment issues, adoption or fostering

    Caleb's Healing Story: An interactive story with activities to help children to overcome challenges arising from trauma, attachment issues, adoption or fostering

    by K Chara & T Lehner

    Caleb invites you on a journey to learn about attachment and trauma in this interactive story and workbook intended for children and the adults who support them. Caleb shares his own story about healing from his difficult early experiences, and encourages readers to join him in sharing their stories and completing the healing activities included in the book. Caleb's Healing Story identifies the common challenges that children who have experienced attachment or trauma issues will encounter and offers easy to use interventions in the form of activities and worksheets. Fully illustrated,...

  • Child-Centred Foster Care: A Rights-Based Model for Practice

    Child-Centred Foster Care: A Rights-Based Model for Practice

    by Annabel Goodyer

    Fostering is vitally important: the majority of looked after children are fostered, yet these children are often left out of the agenda and their voices are not heard. This book sets out a child-centred approach to foster care which argues against thinking about children purely from a psychological perspective and instead places children's views, rights and needs at the centre of care. It sets out the theory behind working in partnership with children who are fostered, and discusses children's views about fostering systems and living with foster carers. The...

  • Children and Adolescents in Trauma: Creative Therapeutic Approaches

    Children and Adolescents in Trauma: Creative Therapeutic Approaches

    by Chris Nicholson

    Children and Adolescents in Trauma presents a variety of creative approaches to working with young people in residential children's homes, secure or psychiatric units, and special schools. The contributors describe a wide range of approaches, including art therapy and literature, and how creative methods are applied in cases of abuse, trauma, violence, self-harm and identity development. They discuss the impact of abuse and mistreatment upon the mental health of 'looked after' children, drawing links between psychoanalytic theory and practice and the study of literature and the arts. This indispensable book provides...

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