Building Self-Esteem in Children and Teens Who Are Adopted or Fostered
Release Date:21 Jul 2014

Building Self-Esteem in Children and Teens Who Are Adopted or Fostered

By Sue Cornbluth; Foreword by Nyleen Shaw
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

How do you give your adopted or fostered child the best opportunities to grow up to be happy, healthy and successful?

In this accessible book, psychologist and trauma expert Dr. Sue offers simple advice to those supporting children aged 7+. She explains why adopted or fostered children can often experience self-esteem issues, the impact it can have on their lives, and offers everyday strategies to help the child to move beyond their trauma and develop healthy self-esteem.

Ideal for foster and adoptive parents as well as professionals supporting children and families, this book reveals the powerful role you can play in your child's well-being.

RELATED TOPICS: Family & Childhood Studies
This book offers important insight into why adopted and foster teens struggle with self-esteem and offers valuable strategies when helping these teens. Cornbluth's book is required reading for anyone who is working with these children, and is a great resource. – John DeGarmo, speaker, trainer, foster parent and author of The Foster Parenting Manual and Keeping Foster Children Safe Online
Dr. Sue Cornbluth's keen insights will empower parents as they attempt to love, nurture, and correct their children's hurt lives. Anyone parenting or considering parenting a foster child or adopting a traumatized child should read this work. – Gregory C. Keck, Ph. D., Founder/Director of the Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio, co-author of Adopting the Hurt Child, Parenting the Hurt Child, and author of Parenting Adopted Adolescents
When I met Dr. Sue, she helped me change and turn my whole thought process around on the fact that I could not only have goals but actually accomplish them. I thought I could never accomplish a goal because I was a foster child and we had stereotypes placed on us that we would just be a statistic of the system. No one before Dr. Sue ever validated my feelings. – From the Foreword by Nyleen Shaw, foster care survivor and advocate
Dr. Sue Cornbluth is a nationally recognized expert in parenting and childhood trauma and an adjunct professor of psychology at Temple University. She began her career in the field of foster care. It was there that Dr. Sue learned how to connect with abused children through building a safe, trusting relationship with each child she counseled. Dr. Sue is also the author of the training manual The Ambiguous Foster Child: Attachment, Separation, Loss and Loyalty. She is a parenting coach and a television contributor. Her passion is to make a difference in the lives of all children by educating parents and professionals in how to help children succeed in life despite their traumatic experiences. Dr. Sue lives outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, son and daughter. To learn more about Dr. Sue, please visit

Foreword Nyleen Shaw, introduction, Chapter 1:Foster and Adopted Teens Struggle with Self-Esteem, Chapter 2: The Challenges of Parenting a Foster/Adopted Child or Teen, Chapter 3: Attachment & Self-Esteem, Chapter 4: Providing A Corrective Emotional Experience, Chapter 5: Strategies for working with Traumatized Foster/Adopted Children and Teens, Chapter 6:Assessing Your Parent and Professional Skills, Chapter 7:Strategies for Increasing Foster/Adopted Children and Teens Self Esteem, Chapter 8:Parenting a Foster/Adopted Child or Teen, Chapter 9:Triple Empowerment Self Esteem System : Educate, Embrace Empower, Parting Words

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