256 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Parenting Adopted Teenagers
Advice for the Adolescent Years
By Rachel Staff
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
This unique guide will help adoptive parents and their teenagers tonavigate the challenges of the adolescent years. It encourages anunderstanding of the impact of early trauma on a child’sdevelopment and the specific nature of the changes that occur duringadolescence. With tips for coping with common problems, this bookcombines first-hand accounts from professionals, parents, and teenagersthemselves. It covers topics such as family and peer relationships,developing healthy intimate relationships, emerging identity issues,and contacting birth family. This is an invaluable resource foradoptive parents as well as professionals working with families andadopted teenagers themselves.
RELATED TOPICS: Parenting
Rachel Staff is a senior therapeutic social worker forAdoptionplus as well as an independent social worker and trainer.Rachel has specialized in adoption and adoption support for thelast twelve years.
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