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Nurturing attachments : supporting children who are fostered or adopted
Golding, Kim S.
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239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"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 provides an accessible overview of attachment theory and a 'House Model of Parenting' which uses the analogy of building a solid house from the ground, brick by brick, to give the reader strategic, step-by-step approaches to developing resilience and emotional growth. The book is illustrated using the stories of Catherine, Zoe, Marcus and Luke, four fictional children in foster care or adoptive homes. Nurturing Attachments provides sound advice and 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 book is a valuable tool for adoptive and foster parents, professionals including health and social care practitioners, clinical psychologists, child care professionals, and lecturers and students in this field."--BOOK JACKET.
Overview of attachment theory -- Attachment theory : caregiving and its impact on attachment and exploration -- Attachment theory : patterns of attachment -- Difficulties in development: the impact of loss and trauma -- Parenting children with attachment difficulties -- Parenting and patterns of attachment -- Introduction to the model and creating a secure base -- Empathy and support from the secure base -- Attunement and empathy -- Protecting the family atmosphere and the development of emotional regulation -- Creating a feeling of belonging for the child -- Looking after yourself -- Helping the child to enjoy being part of the family -- Learning to parent with PACE and building resilience with stories -- Providing structure and supervision -- Managing confrontation and coercive interactions -- Thinking, feeling and behavioural choices -- Managing special difficulties : lying, stealing and self harm -- Conclusion.
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HV881 .G65 2008 Adult Non-Fiction-New Popular Materials-New Non-Fiction

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