Alan Burnell

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Trauma, Attachment and Family Permanence

Fear Can Stop You Loving

Foreword by Daniel Hughes; Edited by Caroline Archer
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Fostered and adopted children can present major challenges resulting from unresolved attachment issues and early traumatic experiences. This book provides a variety of complementary perspectives on the needs of these children and their families, focusing on ways of integrating attachment theory and developmental psychology into effective practice.

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Life Story Books for Adopted Children

A Family Friendly Approach

By Joy Rees; Illustrated by Jamie Goldberg; Foreword by Alan Burnell
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This concise book shows a new family-friendly way to compile a Life Story Book that promotes a sense of permanency for the child, and encourages attachments within the adoptive family. Joy Rees' improved model works chronologically backwards rather than forwards, aiming to reinforce the child's sense of security within the adoptive family.

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