Understanding Attachment Injuries in Children and How to Help: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

Understanding Attachment Injuries in Children and How to Help: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

by Catherine A Young
Understanding Attachment Injuries in Children and How to Help: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

Understanding Attachment Injuries in Children and How to Help: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

by Catherine A Young

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Overview

Helping parents help their children with new, innovative and practical strategies!

Children who have had difficulties or disruptions in their first, early relationships often struggle with attachment injuries. These children frequently come to reject the very things they most need from their parents or caregivers: love and connection. This presents special challenges for parents and caregivers.

If you are the parent or caregiver of a child with attachment injuries, the ideas in this book will bolster your role as an agent of healing and change for your child. You will find new and innovative concepts and attachment-based strategies to help you help your child. In this book, you will learn:

  • The underlying dynamics and motivations of attachment-injured children.
  • How to create safety and build connection with your child.
  • How to help your child re-story their life in a healthy, adaptive way.
  • What to look for and what to avoid in therapy for your child.
  • Practical strategies to reduce and address challenging behavior.
  • How to understand mental health diagnoses.
  • Some commonly-used terms related to attachment and child trauma.

Within the pages of this book, you will find many practical and down-to-earth suggestions with examples and insights to guide you along the way. This book focuses on children with attachment injuries, but all parents are likely to find value within!

Discover attachment-based parenting to address mild to severe attachment injuries, including developmental trauma and reactive attachment disorder (RAD). Adoptive, biological, and foster parents, guardians, kinship, and other caregivers will find new and exciting ideas, along with useful and revolutionary parenting strategies, to heal relational wounds and help their child reach their full potential.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733570329
Publisher: Granite Swan Press
Publication date: 05/24/2021
Pages: 230
Sales rank: 764,368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Catherine Young, LMFT, is an author, trainer, clinical supervisor, and child and family therapist. She has devoted over 25 years to working with children and families in settings as diverse as early childhood mental health, children's day treatment, foster and adoption agencies, and youth probation. She is the founder of a new therapy model for helping children with some of the most challenging and treatment-resistant behaviors and their families: Multi-Modal Attachment Therapy (M-MAT).

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1. Orientation to this Book

2. Overview - Being an Agent of Change and Healing

3. Understanding Attachment and Your Child

4. Healing Concepts

5. Creating Safety

6. Building Connection

7. A New Story

8. Attachment-Based Therapy

9. Understanding Behavior

10. Reducing Challenging Behavior

11. Addressing Challenging Behavior

12. Getting Support

13. Self-Care

14. Attachment & Mental Health Diagnoses and Terms

Final Thoughts

Appendix A: Attachment-Based Play Activities

Appendix B: Resources

About the Author

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