Parenting Adopted Teenagers
256 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Release Date:01 Feb 2016

Parenting Adopted Teenagers

Advice for the Adolescent Years

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
This unique guide will help adoptive parents and their teenagers to
navigate the challenges of the adolescent years. It encourages an
understanding of the impact of early trauma on a child’s
development and the specific nature of the changes that occur during
adolescence. With tips for coping with common problems, this book
combines first-hand accounts from professionals, parents, and teenagers
themselves. 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 for
adoptive parents as well as professionals working with families and
adopted teenagers themselves.
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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