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Understanding Adoption

Author : Kathleen Hushion
ISBN : 9780765704252
Genre : Psychology
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Adoption has become widely practiced, accepted, and accessible, and has greatly changed the composition of families making it a timely subject for study. The authors of Understanding Adoption undertake exploration of this important terrain of loss and connection, and of the fragility and resilience of human bonds.

Working With Adoptive Parents

Author : Virginia M. Brabender
ISBN : 9781118416150
Genre : Psychology
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Practical techniques for guiding parents through the stagesof adoption and beyond "This book makes a significant contribution to both a greaterunderstanding of adoption and its complex dynamic constellations aswell as to serving those who are or come across adoption families,many of whom count on us adoption-informed mental healthprofessionals to clarify and facilitate the challenges theyface." —From the Foreword by Henri Parens, MD, Professor ofPsychiatry, Thomas Jefferson University, Training and SupervisingAnalyst, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia "What most people don't know about adoption could fill abook—and this is the book. Finally sorting myth from science,Working with Adoptive Parents will give therapists, andquite a few nonprofessionals considering adoption, the real storyof what it means to make this momentous choice. Better yet, it doesso without letting the data speak in place of the parentsthemselves, in all their fear, doubt, and joy." —Jesse Green, author of The Velveteen Father: An UnexpectedJourney to Parenthood Editors Virginia Brabender and April Fallon are clinicalpsychologists and also adoptive parents whose families areacquainted with both the uncertainty and joy of adoption. InWorking with Adoptive Parents, they offer an in-depthtreatment of the distinctive needs, feelings, impulses,expectations, and conflicts that adoptive parents experiencethrough the stages of adoption and beyond. This volume offers acomprehensive picture of adoption through an exploration of theexperiences and developmental processes of the adoptive parent. Featuring contributions from mental health professionals whosecareers have focused on work with families through the adoptionprocess, this unique book: Covers the theory, research, and practice of adoptive parentingthroughout the life cycle Explores the issues unique to the adoptive mother and adoptivefather as they traverse the stages of parenting Offers a close look at families with special needschildren Acknowledges and explores the great diversity among adoptivefamilies and the kinship networks in which they are embedded Examines attachment issues between adoptive parent andchild Providing a framework for therapists to conceptualize their workwith adoptive parents, Working with Adoptive Parentsclarifies and facilitates the journey that many of these familiesface.

20 Things Adoptive Parents Need To Succeed

Author : Sherrie Eldridge
ISBN : 0440338980
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Do I have what it takes to be a successful adoptive parent? Does my child consider me a successful parent? Will I ever hear my rebellious teen say, “I love you”? What tools do I need to succeed? In her groundbreaking first book, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew, Sherrie Eldridge gave voice to the very real concerns of adopted children, whose unique perspectives offered unprecedented insight. In this all-new companion volume, Eldridge goes beyond those insights and shifts her focus to parents, offering them much-needed encouragement and hope. Speaking from her own experience as an adoptee and an expert in the field of adoption, Eldridge shares proven strategies and the moving narratives of nearly one hundred adoptive families, helping parents gain a deeper understanding of what is normal, both for their children and themselves. By first strengthening yourself as a parent, you’ll be able to truly listen to your child, and to connect with him on every level, by opening the channels of communication and keeping them open forever. Then you and your child can grow closer through the practical exercises at the end of every chapter. Discover how to • be confident that your role in your child’s life is vital and irreplaceable • pass on the legacy of healthy self-care by assessing and regulating your stress • communicate unconditional love to your child • talk candidly with your child about her adoption and her birth family • teach your family how to respond positively to insensitive remarks about adoption • connect with other adoptive families–and build a support network • plus learn to become a “warrior” parent…settle the “real parent” question…cope with emotional triggers–what to do when you “lose it” . . . celebrate the miracle of your family…and much more From the Trade Paperback edition.

Identifying Treating And Preventing Childhood Trauma In Rural Communities

Author : Baker, Marion
ISBN : 9781522502296
Genre : Family & Relationships
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While there have been great strides made in the treatment options available to trauma victims, there is a noticeable gap in the availability of medical, social, and psychological options in rural communities. As these hurdles gain more recognition, especially in regards to traumatized children, research efforts have been intensified in an effort to increase the overall awareness of and find solutions to the improper treatment being provided. Identifying, Treating, and Preventing Childhood Trauma in Rural Communities depicts the issues and challenges rural areas face when treating victims of trauma, especially children and adolescents. Featuring information on language and cultural barriers, as well as the lack of resources available within these rustic environments, this publication serves as a critical reference for researchers, clinicians, educators, social workers, and medical providers.

The Emotional Experience Of Adoption

Author : Debbie Hindle
ISBN : 9781134192618
Genre : Psychology
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Adoption is an extremely complex and emotionally demanding process for all those involved. This book explores the emotional experience of adoption from a psychoanalytic perspective, and demonstrates how psychoanalytic understanding and treatment can contribute to thinking about and working with adopted children and their families. Drawing on psychoanalytic, attachment and child development theory, and detailed in-depth clinical case discussion, The Emotional Experience of Adoption explores issues such as: the emotional experience of children placed for adoption, and how this both shapes and is shaped by unconscious processes in the child’s inner world how psychoanalytic child psychotherapy can help as a distinctive source of understanding and as a treatment for children who are either in the process of being adopted or already adopted how such understanding can inform planning and decision making amongst professionals and carers. The Emotional Experience of Adoption explains and accounts for the emotional and psychological complexities involved for child, parents and professionals in adoption. It will be of interest and relevance to anyone involved at a personal level in the adoption process or professionals working in the fields of adoption, social work, child mental health, foster care and family support.

Clinical And Practice Issues In Adoption

Author : Victor Groza
ISBN : 0897898273
Genre : Family & Relationships
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For the first time, writers and practitioners in infant and older placed adoptions have come together to explore the similarities and differences between these two groups.

Attaching In Adoption

Author : Deborah D. Gray
ISBN : 0857006061
Genre : Psychology
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Attaching in Adoption is a comprehensive guide for prospective and actual adoptive parents on how to understand and care for their adopted child and promote healthy attachment. This classic text provides practical parenting strategies designed to enhance children's happiness and emotional health. It explains what attachment is, how grief and trauma can affect children's emotional development, and how to improve attachment, respect, cooperation and trust. Parenting techniques are matched to children's emotional needs and stages, and checklists are included to help parents assess how their child is doing at each developmental stage. The book covers a wide range of issues including international adoption, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and learning disabilities, and combines sound theory and direct advice with case examples throughout. This book is a must read for anyone interested in adoption and for all adoptive families. It will also be a valuable resource for adoption professionals.

Adoption Resources For Mental Health Professionals

Author : Pamela V. Grabe
ISBN : 1412816459
Genre : Social Science
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This text is designed to support mental health professionals who work with aspecific group of children: those who have lived in foster care, those who have moved from one substitute home to another, and those who must survive repeated loss of contact with people they trust and love. Because of increased efforts to find permanent homes for these children, many more have been brought to the attention of clinicians. The background and problems of these children differ significantly from those of children who have not experienced separation and loss. This book is intended to provide guidance to professionals who are trying to assess and treat children in foster care or adoptive situations. The editors provide an overview of how the child welfare system DEGREESaffects the children and parents, therapy that can be used, and basic definition of terms. The 23 contributors include professionals with extensive teaching and practical experience in the field, This book will be a basic source for mental health professionals In the field of adoption.

Issues In Adoption

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ISBN : PSU:000066751472
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents articles both supporting and opposing issues relating to adoption, including how much it should be regulated, risks and benefits of international adoptions, and contact between adoptive and birth families.

American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015066180426
Genre : American literature
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