Parenting with PACE to Nurture Confidence and Security in the Troubled Child
Troubled children need special parenting to build attachments and heal from trauma. This book provides a parenting model that parents and carers can follow to incorporate love, play, acceptance, curiosity and empathy into their parenting. These elements are vital to a child's development and will help children to feel confident, secure and happy.
Supporting Children who are Fostered or Adopted
Nurturing Attachments combines the experience and wisdom of parents and carers with that of professionals to provide support and practical guidance for foster and adoptive parents looking after children with insecure attachment relationships. It gives an overview of attachment theory and a step-by-step model of parenting.
Creative Ideas for Therapy, Life Story Work, Direct Work and Parenting
Imaginative and practical, this guide reveals the therapeutic potential of using stories in counselling with traumatized children aged 4-16. It includes sample stories and advice on adapting them, as well as invaluable tips for planning stories and life story work, and for storymaking with children.
A Trauma-Informed Approach to Planning, Assessing and Good Practice
How can contact in adoption and fostering be tailored to the individual child? This book provides assessment frameworks that reflect what attachment, neuroscience and trauma tell us about children's needs. The authors outline a model for managing contact to make it more purposeful and increase its potential for therapeutic benefit.
Running Parenting Groups for Adoptive Parents and Foster or Kinship Carers
Nurturing Attachments Training Resource is a training programme for those running parenting groups with adoptive parents and foster carers. Featuring a CD-ROM with practical, photocopiable handouts and exercises, it provides guidance on understanding their fostered child and how to form healthy bonds of attachment with them.
A Tool for Identifying and Supporting Emotional and Social Difficulties
This child observation tool has been designed to help structure observations of children with emotional and behavioural difficulties in early years settings. Simple checklists and diagrams help to identify particular behavioural patterns and attachment issues, and appropriate interventions. Handouts with activities are also included.
A Tool for Identifying and Supporting Emotional and Social Difficulties in Children Aged 5-11
An observational tool designed to help structure observations of children aged 5 – 11 with attachment issues in school. Simple checklists and diagrams help to identify emotional and behavioural problems, and hand-outs with activities are provided to provide emotional support and identify appropriate interventions.
Improving Analysis and Understanding of Parenting Capacity
Combining theory and practice guidance for professionals, this is the authoritative guide to assessing foster or adoptive parents.
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