The authors are all based at the Family Attachment and Counseling Center, Minnesota, USA. Denise B. Lacher is a psychologist who specializes in treating children who have experienced maltreatment in early life. Todd Nichols is Executive Director. He is co-recipient of the 2008 Pro Humanitate Award issued by the Center for Child Welfare Policy and sole recipient of the 2007 New Horizons Award issued by the Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children. Melissa Nichols is a marriage and family therapist who specializes in treating children who have experienced abandonment, neglect, and abuse early in life. Joanne C. May is a licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist and founder of the Family Attachment and Counseling Center. She has over 50 years' experience working with families, children and adolescents.
Connecting with Kids Through Stories: Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Childrenby Denise B. Lacher
Having developed their techniques during years of therapeutic work with adopted children and their families, Lacher, Nichols, and May (all with the Family Attachment and Counseling Center of Minnesota) present "Family Attachment Narrative Therapy," which uses stories to help parents communicate and connect with their troubled children. Written as a "how to" guide for parents, the concepts are illustrated through a story of fictional parents and their adopted child. Coverage includes the formation of the child's inner working model; discovering the child's unique model and piecing together the meaning of behavior; and telling the narratives that bond, heal, and teach. Additional chapters focus on four specific categories of parent narrativeclaiming, trauma, developmental, and successful child. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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When children's lives are disrupted through trauma, absent parents, divorce and other issues that cause them emotional pain their development is effected. For those of us who are trying to raise them with nurturing, loving environments this book provides ways to help us heal the hurts in their lives. Although it is not an easy read it is the first book I have found to address the issues of how to go about helping children rebuild their shattered lives. I wish we'd have had it when we adopted our son many years ago. Now it is a useful approach for grandparents raising grand children.