One half of the book follows Caleb, a young boy who talks about his difficulties with relationships. He learns strategies and is introduced to “four healing keys”. Very simple text, even for young children. Second half of the book provides tools, tips.
Attachment is the deep and enduring connection established between a child and caregiver in the first few years of life. It profoundly influences every component of the mind, body, emotions, relationships, and values. Disrupted attachment not only leads to emotional and social problems, but also results in biochemical consequences in the developing brain. Attachment, Trauma,… More Attachment, Trauma, And Healing
Parents and professionals now have the opportunity to join Dr. Hughes, a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of trauma, attachment, foster care and adoption, as he teaches a workshop on the method of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. learn how to understand these children who have lived in traumatic situations. Learn how to parent these… More Building the Bonds of Attachment
When four-year-old Chloe Ramsey loses her mother to a drug overdose, her aunt and uncle immediately step in to adopt her. Tamara and Darryl have been fighting for custody of Chloe for years, and while they’re devastated by her mother’s death, they are thrilled to finally give Chloe the love and security she deserves. But… More Can I Go Home with You? Chloe’s Story of Trauma, Disrupted Attachment, and Psychotropic Medication
A “how to” book for parents whose children’s early development has left them difficult to reach. This book guides parents into using therapeutic stories to engage their children and promote attachment.
A young girl talks about being placed with a foster mother and shares her sadness and disappointment, but also her joys. She shares her journey with a new pet dog, who also learns to adjust to a new home and new people to care for him.
When three year old Tyler was adopted from Ukraine in 1992, the orphanage director told the authors, “He just needs to be loved”, but Tyler needed much more than love. The product of neglect and abuse, he fought every attempt to be integrated into the family, afraid to trust human relationships. During his first years… More He Just Needs to be Loved
Subtitle: With Special Discussion for Assessing and Treating the Post-Institutionalized Child (2nd Edition) Written for parents who have adopted a child who has suffered deprivation or abuse, this book is a welcome source of new ideas and technics in helping my children adapt to their new family, social and cultural situation. Especially, in the areas of… More Help For The Hopeless Child: A Guide For Families
Written by a young boy in foster care with his sister. Tells of their feelings when an adoptive family is found and they must leave their foster home.
Once upon a time there was a little kitten called Kit who lived with a grown-up cat called Kizz Cat. Kit Kitten couldn’t understand why sometimes Kizz Cat seemed sad and far away and others times was busy and rushing about. Many children live in homes where things are chaotic and parents or carers are… More Kit Kitten and the Topsy-Turvy Feelings: A Story About Parents Who Aren’t Always Able to Care
Mattie is from a loving family, goes to a foster family, and is eventually reunited with his birth family.
This book is designed to be read to a child by an adult. It can be used with two age groups. The text on the left hand pages is appropriate for 6-10 year olds and the shorter, condensed version under the pictures is more suitable for preschoolers. Issues presented in the text include incarceration, foster… More My Mom Went to Jail
A moving memoir about finding and adopting a son from the foster care system with Down syndrome and realizing that life is best lived by expecting the unplanned. As time passes, the author and her husband become less aware they are raising an atypical or adopted child. They are raising their child, no different than… More Not Always Happy: An Unusual Parenting Journey
This book provides realistic recommendations for parents and caregivers. Drawn from Wurteles decades of work on child sexual abuse. It explains that creepy-looking strangers aren’t the most likely molesters. Using information from predators that she interviewed, Wurtele spells out what behavior to watch for among friends, relatives, coaches, teachers and others who your children know.
A book on reactive attachment disorder and more, in that it explores the underlying causes and includes help for children that might not be so badly damaged psychologically as to be classified as having reactive attachment disorder. The book will help any parent who is challenged with raising an oppositional defiant or “difficult” child. The… More Parenting Other People’s Children: Understanding And Repairing Reactive Attachment Disorder
The world is full of hurt children, and bringing one into your home can quickly derail the easy family life you once knew. Get effective suggestions, wisdom, and advice to parent the hurt child in your life. The best hope for tragedy prevention is knowledge! Updated and revised.
A practical parenting guide for grandparents raising grandkids (as well as aunts, uncles, greats, and ‘ex’s’) when one, or both, birthparents struggle with alcohol and/or drug abuse. A frank discussion of legal issues such as adoption/guardianship/financial support, as well as school enrollment, counseling, and keeping kids safe. Extensive suggestions for helping children and teens deal… More Raising Children of Alcoholics & Drug Users
Finally, a parenting book which demystifies the latest thinking on neurobiology, physiology and trauma and explains what the research means for the everyday life of parents of children who hurt. As experts on adoption and fostering who are adoptive parents themselves, Caroline Archer and Christine Gordon explain why conventional parenting techniques are often not helpful… More Reparenting the Child Who Hurts: A Guide to Healing Developmental Trauma and Attachments
Written by a young girl in foster care with her brother. Tells of their visits to their siblings, who have been placed in a different foster home.
Two children go to live with Larry and Jane, their foster parents and every Thursday they get to go see their mom and dad. This book is about how it is not the fault of the children that they are in foster care and that when the right time comes they will go home with… More Two Places Called HOME