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  • Life Story Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted

    Life Story Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted

    by Katie Wrench & Lesley Naylor

    Life story work is one of the key therapeutic approaches to working with adopted or fostered children. While it sounds simple, there is more to this work than producing photo albums or memory boxes for children. This accessible book is full of tested techniques and creative ideas for professionals who may have little time and few resources, but who need to carry out life story work that works. The author describes the conditions needed to carry out life story work and feature activities to accompany each of the stages...

  • Love and Mayhem: One Big Family's Uplifting Story of Fostering and Adoption

    Love and Mayhem: One Big Family's Uplifting Story of Fostering and Adoption

    by John DeGarmo

    *No refund on this item: Was: $37.95* *Reduced by 20% - now $30.36* Many people say being a parent is the toughest job there is. John DeGarmo, foster and adoptive parent, tells us just how tough it can be, having parented over 40 children. At times he and his wife, Kelly, have cared for up to nine children at a time, many with severe trauma and learning difficulties. Love and Mayhem is an honest and open account of the struggles, sadness, and joy that comes with the job of...

  • Nurturing Attachments Training Resource: Running Parenting Groups for Adoptive Parents and Foster or Kinship Carers

    Nurturing Attachments Training Resource: Running Parenting Groups for Adoptive Parents and Foster or Kinship Carers

    by Kim S Golding

    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 a CD-ROM with photocopiable reflective diary sheets, activity...

  • Nurturing Attachments: Supporting Children who are Fostered or Adopted

    Nurturing Attachments: Supporting Children who are Fostered or Adopted

    by Kim S. Golding

    "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,...

  • Team Parenting for Children in Foster Care: A Model for Integrated Therapeutic Care

    Team Parenting for Children in Foster Care: A Model for Integrated Therapeutic Care

    by Jeanette Caw

    How can professionals work together with foster carers to create stable and therapeutic foster placements? Team Parenting Children in Foster Care describes a unique model of supporting children in care which involves foster carers and professionals working together in the best interests of the child. This book lays out the key principles of Team Parenting - to meet the needs of troubled young people in an integrated way and incorporate therapy within a wider team of social workers, therapists, psychologists and foster carers - as well as the theory behind...

  • The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting: Strategies and Solutions

    The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting: Strategies and Solutions

    by Sarah Naish

    Therapeutic parenting is a deeply nurturing parenting style, and is especially effective for children with attachment difficulties, or who experienced childhood trauma. This book provides everything you need to know in order to be able to effectively therapeutically parent. Providing a model of intervention, The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting gives parents or caregivers an easy to follow process to use when responding to issues with their children. The following A-Z covers 60 common problems parents face, from acting aggressively to difficulties with sleep, with advice on what might trigger these...

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