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Adopting a Child With a Trauma and Attachment Disruption History
"If you have the love in your heart and the courage to adopt a child from a traumatized background, then you must have this book." -- Robert Rich, PhD, anxietyanddepression-help.com
This booklet is a fact-filled resource for adoptive parents who have a child with trauma and attachment disruption experiences. Fraser provides tips and strategies that can be considered before placement as well as days, weeks, and months after your child joins your family. It addresses the day-to-day issues that new parents often get stuck on and provides info on the Four S's parenting plan that she shares with families (safety, structure, supervision and support).
Understand how kids with trauma and attachment disruptions first require emotional safety
Learn how providing structure will help your child connect with your family
Discover the importance of providing engaging supervision
Affirm that adoptive parents need support and learn how to help
Therapists' Acclaim for Adopting a Child with Trauma...
"The subtitle of this little book is apt: it is a practical guide. If you are considering adopting, read it first. It may well put you off, but that's better than taking in an already troubled child, only to pass the load on to someone else, causing another experience of rejection and loss for the child." --Robert Rich, PhD. anxietyanddepression-help.com
"Anyone adopting a child with a history of trauma will find this in work a wealth of practical advice. Its very shortness is a virtue when parenting is already so demanding. Effective parenting, including adoptive parenting, comes out of knowledge and understanding was well as love. Theresa Fraser cuts to the chase with just what you need to know to be prepared to meet the challenges of adopting a traumatized child."
-- Marian K. Volkman, editor of
Children and Traumatic Incident Reduction