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The Adoptive & Foster Parent Guide: How to Heal Your Child's Trauma and Loss
     

The Adoptive & Foster Parent Guide: How to Heal Your Child's Trauma and Loss

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by Carol Lozier LCSW
 
Lonely? Feeling judged? Parenting an adopted or foster child may be the hardest work you will ever do! In addition, families experience a lack of understanding from family, friends, and their community.


"The Adoptive & Foster Parent Guide is a supportive and loving guide for families." The book is an easy read, and explains ideas through stories,

Overview

Lonely? Feeling judged? Parenting an adopted or foster child may be the hardest work you will ever do! In addition, families experience a lack of understanding from family, friends, and their community.


"The Adoptive & Foster Parent Guide is a supportive and loving guide for families." The book is an easy read, and explains ideas through stories, scripts, and practical strategies. "The Adoptive & Foster Parent Guide" teaches families as well as professionals, in a step by step approach, how to heal a child’s past trauma and loss. "The Adoptive & Foster Parent Guide" touches on many topics, including: attachment styles (attachment disorder), dysfunctional family patterns unique to adoption and fostering, birth families, how to create healthy attachment, maintaining calm, and managing a team of professionals.

Editorial Reviews

Deborah Gray
“Carol Lozier's book is a clearly written guide to parents and professionals alike. The book is full of good ideas that will help adoptive families in their journey. I immediately chose one of her suggestions to use with my client families. Carol has the gift of explaining to the lay reader easy applications of family therapy principles. The book is a positive one, sure to help adoptive families. It is a welcome addition to the literature.”
Kay Bratt
"The Adoptive and Foster Parent Guide" addresses behavioral issues and unique emotional requirements for adopted children of all ages with easy exercises and real life stories to relate to. This is not just a guide to bring hope to you—it is a guide that will help heal your child of the early hurt or trauma they may have experienced.”
Lindsy Wallace
"If you have 20 dollars here is what you should do with it:
Go to Forever-Families.
Click on the "Buy Now" link under the photo of the book pictured above.
Enter coupon code MAY2012 for 15% off the price of the book during the remainder of this month!
Read said book.
Become a better parent.*
The End.
Seriously, I ordered this book on a Friday, it was delivered on Saturday and by Monday morning I had read it from cover to cover. I could write a review but there's noth
Jeanne P.
“I see it like this: A child who has suffered early trauma, loss or neglect will very likely join their new family with a layer of ice around them. It might be a thin layer that is easily cracked or it might be very thick. Most adoption books give us tools to help chip away at the ice from the exterior, but your book gives us a step-by-step approach to help melt the ice from the inside out. It is not to say that we can't keep chipping away from the outside, but if we were able to simultan
Jennifer Sands
Have I ever mentioned I love to read?

Books are delicious.

Well, some of them are. Some, are just plain bad and only good for spitting out. Bleck. Others are very good for us, but need to be taken in small bites in order to properly digest. Then there are those that are scrumptious and good for you.

Recently, I've been reading one in each of the last two categories. One of them is overwhelming me a bit ... to understate it. It's chuck full with very good information re

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014728645
Publisher:
Forever-Families
Publication date:
06/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
131
Sales rank:
618,375
File size:
313 KB

Meet the Author

Carol Lozier, MSW is a clinical social worker in private practice in Louisville, Kentucky. She graduated from Florida State University in 1989, and is licensed in the state of Kentucky. Carol has spent over twenty years counseling children and families, specializing in adoption and foster care issues. She is passionate about helping children heal from past trauma and loss.

Carol has written several articles, authors a blog, and is a contributing author to "The Foster Parenting Toolbox" (EMK Press, 2012). Carol's website, www.forever-families.com offers a biweekly blog, free downloadable tools for families, an excerpt of her book, and a supportive community of adoptive and foster parents.

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