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  • 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...

  • 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

    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 stories of children facing the same issues, dozens of practical and helpful suggestions for making stepfamily life better,...

  • 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...

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