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  • A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting: Strategies and Solutions

    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...

  • 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...

  • Creating Compassionate Foster Care: Lessons of Hope from Children and Families in Crisis

    Creating Compassionate Foster Care: Lessons of Hope from Children and Families in Crisis

    by Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks

    "Every child's way of being can open doors to wisdom, compassion, and human connection. We need only to listen." This is among the conclusions that the authors, one of whom is an experienced foster parent and the other a professor of developmental psychology, draw as a result of working with a diverse range of children and families. Inspired by their relationships with families in crisis, the authors began to rethink the traditional foster care models and developed an innovative practice that afforded birth parents the opportunity to reside, under...

  • Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma: Helping Children and Families in Foster Care, Kinship Care or Adoption

    Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma: Helping Children and Families in Foster Care, Kinship Care or Adoption

    by Joy Hendry and Anthea Hendry

    A burgeoning evidence base supports that arts, play and other creative therapies have potential to help children in foster care, kinship care or adoptive families to recover from complex trauma. Written by contributors working at the cutting edge of delivering effective therapeutic interventions, this innovative book describes models for working with children in foster care, kinship care or adoption. Covering how to assess needs and contextual considerations for working with children and families, this book presents a range of creative therapeutic approaches spanning art psychotherapy, music therapy and dance therapy. It...

  • Facilitating Meaningful Contact in Adoption and Fostering: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Planning, Assessing and Good Practice

    Facilitating Meaningful Contact in Adoption and Fostering: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Planning, Assessing and Good Practice

    by Louis Sydney, Elsie Price

    Most children who are fostered or adopted have some level of contact with their birth family, whether face-to-face or by letter, but most of the time the psychological impact of contact on the child isn't considered. This book explores what attachment, neuroscience and trauma tell us about how contact affects children, and shows how poorly executed contact can be harmful to the child. Assessment frameworks are provided which take the child's developmental needs into account. The authors also outline a model for managing and planning contact to make it...

  • Jigsaw Puzzle Family: The Step-kid's Guide to Fitting it Together

    Jigsaw Puzzle Family: The Step-kid's Guide to Fitting it Together

    by Cynthia MacGregor

    *Only 1 left at this price* *No refund on this item: Was: $23.99* *Reduced by 25% - now $17.99*  For all the kids who wonder how the jigsaw puzzle pieces of their newly combined family will ever fit together,' MacGregor has created another warm and understanding resource for children of divorce. Jigsaw Puzzle Family helps kids realize they're not alone - many, many other kids are dealing with a new stepparent - new rules in the house - new stepbrothers and/or stepsisters - living somewhere new. Readers will find engaging...

  • Life Story Books for Adopted and Fostered Children: A Family Friendly Approach 2ed

    Life Story Books for Adopted and Fostered Children: A Family Friendly Approach 2ed

    by Joy Rees

    This concise book shows a family-friendly way to compile a Life Story Book which promotes a sense of permanency for the child, and encourages attachments. Joy Rees' innovative model works chronologically backwards rather than forwards to reinforce the child's sense of security within adoption, fostering, kinship care and special guardianship. Through words, pictures, photographs, certificates and other 'little treasures', a Life Story Book provides a detailed account of the child's early history and a chronology of their life. Fully updated, this clear and concise book shows a unique family-friendly way to...

  • Life Story Books for Adopted Children: A Family Friendly Approach

    Life Story Books for Adopted Children: A Family Friendly Approach

    by Joy Rees

    Through words, pictures, photographs, certificates and other 'little treasures', a Life Storybook provides a detailed account of the child's early history and a chronology of their life.  This clear and concise book shows a new family-friendly way to compile a Life Storybook that promotes a sense of permanency for the child, and encourages attachments within the adoptive family. Joy Rees' improved model works chronologically backwards rather than forwards, aiming to reinforce the child's sense of belonging and security within the adoptive family before addressing the child's past and early trauma. The...

  • 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...

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