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Adopting A Child With A Trauma And Attachment Disruption History

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"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...

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Overview

"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).

Readers will:

  • 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

Learn more at www.theresafraser.com

From Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com

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Editorial Reviews

Robert Rich
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
Marian K. Volkman
"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, of Children and Traumatic Incident Reduction
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615991303
  • Publisher: Loving Healing Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Pages: 30
  • Sales rank: 492,964
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Theresa graduated from Humber College in 1983 as a Child and Youth Worker. She has a B.A., Masters of Counselling Degree in Counselling Psychology and is a Canadian certified Child Psychotherapist and Play Therapist. In 2008, she was named the Clinical Specialist of the Year by the National Institute for Trauma and Loss. . She is the owner/lead therapist of her own agency www.changing‐steps.com and a Professor at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. She wrote the bibliotherapy book,
Billy Had To Move to help Child and Youth Workers, foster parents, social workers, and Play Therapists help children understand that they are not alone in their experiences or feelings.
Visit her site www.theresafraser.com
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