Attachment, Trauma, And Healing

Book Cover, Attachment, Trauma, And Healing

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

Building the Bonds of Attachment

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

Can I Go Home with You? Chloe’s Story of Trauma, Disrupted Attachment, and Psychotropic Medication

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

He Just Needs to be Loved

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

I Miss My Foster Parents

Book Cover, I Miss My Foster Parents

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.

Kit Kitten and the Topsy-Turvy Feelings: A Story About Parents Who Aren’t Always Able to Care

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 The Mouse

Mattie is from a loving family, goes to a foster family, and is eventually reunited with his birth family.

My Mom Went to Jail

Book Cover, My Mom Went to Jail

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

Out of Harm’s Way: A Parent’s Guide to Protecting Young Children from Sexual Abuse

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.

Parenting Other People’s Children: Understanding And Repairing Reactive Attachment Disorder

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

Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow

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.

Raising Children of Alcoholics & Drug Users

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

Reparenting the Child Who Hurts: A Guide to Healing Developmental Trauma and Attachments

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

The Visit

Book Cover, The Visit

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 Places Called 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