NEW FAMILIES OLD SCRIPTS

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This invaluable guide to understanding the troubling behaviour of many adopted children explores the lasting effects of early maltreatment, separations and losses on children's development and on subsequent family, school and peer interactions.

Rooted in the personal and professional experience of the authors it offers a wealth of practical guidance and information in an A-Z 'alphabet of issues'. The authors also explore the theoretical background to trauma, encouraging a deeper...

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Overview

This invaluable guide to understanding the troubling behaviour of many adopted children explores the lasting effects of early maltreatment, separations and losses on children's development and on subsequent family, school and peer interactions.

Rooted in the personal and professional experience of the authors it offers a wealth of practical guidance and information in an A-Z 'alphabet of issues'. The authors also explore the theoretical background to trauma, encouraging a deeper appreciation of the complex relationship between trauma, attachment and development.

Family Futures Consortium provides services for parents and professionals working with adopted and fostered children, including training and consultation for statutory and voluntary agencies nationwide. In their therapeutic work with families, they have evolved a unique, intensive, multi-disciplinary approach to supporting children with attachment and trauma-related difficulties.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843102588
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/15/2006
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

An introduction to the language of trauma and parent mentoring 11
Accent on change : Jemima Crackit and the new family script 29
Aggressive and angry behaviour 32
Attention seeking/attention needing 50
Basic building blocks of the brain 57
Bedtime and sleep 62
Control issues 71
Cracking the code : Jemima Crackit and Panicchio develop a shared language 80
Cradling for closeness and comfort 83
Critical connections 86
Dealing with danger 91
Dissociative connections 100
Dissociative states 104
Eating and food issues 112
Emotional outbursts 129
F is for feelings, not just 'fight, flight and freeze' 136
F1 kids : fast forward 148
Games to encourage attachment 150
'Good' child (or am I being 'good enough'?) 152
Impact on adoptive parents of living with violent and threatening behaviour 159
Looking after ourselves 164
Managing separations 166
'No' : when parents say 'no' 173
Nutrition 175
Putting it all behind us : those 'need to know' questions (why, how, who, what?) 178
Puzzling pain responses 184
Reassurance or validation? 189
Rivalry between siblings 191
Rudeness and swearing 196
Self-regulation (managing arousal) 205
Sensory issues 209
Sexualised behaviour 212
Taking, borrowing, stealing? 219
Terrible shame 229
Think toddler think (T3) 231
What not to do! 236
Your way forward : final reflections 239
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