The Little Book Of Fostering and Adoption

The Little Book Of Fostering and Adoption

Foster parenting is both a rewarding and a challenging job, a lifestyle of continuous learning and new experiences, and this book will be there to support you as you, in turn, support your foster children.

Author: Rufus Olive

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ISBN: 9798506493068

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Page: 124

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Foster parenting is both a rewarding and a challenging job, a lifestyle of continuous learning and new experiences, and this book will be there to support you as you, in turn, support your foster children. In this Helpful Tips For Foster Parents book, you will discover: - Chapter 1: Are You Nuts'? - Chapter 2: Keep It Real - Chapter 3: Beginnings and Endings - Chapter 4: Labels and Names - Chapter 5: Empathy - Chapter 6: We Barely Knew Ye - Chapter 7: Patience Will Have Her Perfect Work - Chapter 8: Of High Expectations - And so much more! Get your copy today!
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The Little Book of Attachment Theory to Practice in Child Mental Health with Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

The Little Book of Attachment  Theory to Practice in Child Mental Health with Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

Group work for foster carers caring for children with complex problems. Adoption & Fostering, 28(1), 25–37. Green, J., & Goldwyn, R. (2002). Annotation: attachment disorganisation and psychopathology: new findings in attachment research ...

Author: Daniel A. Hughes

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393714364

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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A practical guide to implementing the rich theory of attachment for treating mental health challenges in children. This book both explains and illustrates how the practice of child mental health professionals can be enhanced, whatever their treatment approach, to encourage engagement, resilience, and development in children with mental health problems. Alongside practical recommendations, Daniel Hughes and Ben Gurney-Smith use dialogue from clinical work to illustrate applications of these principles from Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy as well as other attachment-based practices with parents and children. This “little book” will demystify how attachment theory—one of today’s most in-demand approaches—can actually be brought into clinical work. Topics include regulating emotional states; repairing ongoing relationships; establishing an attachment-based therapeutic relationship; accepting a child’s inner life; assessing the caregiver’s need for safety, regulation, and reflection; the importance of nonverbal and verbal conversations in facilitating secure attachment; and strengthening the mind of the child.
Categories: Psychology

Fostering for Adoption

Fostering for Adoption

The nurses made us a little card which said 'To Mummy and Daddy, Happy 10th Wedding Anniversary' – they also made a little book for him and put a photograph of us in it. At the time I was worried about this, just in case birth mother ...

Author: Alice Hill

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 9781914171253

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 241

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For anyone considering or going through Fostering for Adoption, this book gives you a detailed, personal account of the process which takes you through all the stages and prepares you to cope with the highs and lows. Fostering for Adoption is a relatively recent initiative (Children and Families Act, 2014) in the adoption legal landscape, seeking early permanence for babies and young children where adoption is most likely to be the plan for the child. This is often cited as a route to be in the best interests of the child, enabling secure attachments and stability. However, for adopters it is inherently risky, it is the adopters who take on the risk in this situation, accept the placement on a fostering basis and hope that the final outcome will be adoption. There is currently a knowledge gap on experiences of Fostering for Adoption which this book tackles. Written from an adopters’ perspective of the risks and challenges, as well as the benefits that it brings, it is perfect for those who are considering the process as well as their friends and family. A book on Fostering for Adoption can’t just focus on one story and one outcome so we’ve included case studies which cover the key experiences adopters may face when agreeing to accept a baby on a Foster to Adopt placement such as: Caring for a baby a few days after birth The paperwork, rules and fostering process The uncertainty and risk Meeting with birth parents Contact Looking after a withdrawing baby A termination of placement Written in an engaging and friendly style, this book is perfect reading for anyone looking to adopt a child and for adoption professionals seeking to understand the experience of the adopter more profoundly. Praise for Fostering for Adoption "As someone who has been through a similar journey this book resonated with me. It is honest about the ups and downs and is a great, informative book for anybody thinking of taking this route or who have family or friends that are. I can say that this book will help anyone at the beginning of their journey, to help them through the process and – start the lifetime of learning about how we can support our children." Lisa Faulkner, Author, Meant to be "Alice’s book will be a great companion to anyone considering or starting on the foster to adopt process. It is well-researched and written and doesn’t shy away from the many complexities and the considerations that adults must make in the best interests of children." Sally Donovan, Author of No Matter What, and Editor of Adoption Today "I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, I found myself laughing and getting emotional throughout. As someone who has themselves been adopted, but who is also a social worker who has now adopted a child, this book is brilliant from every angle. A must read for anyone considering Fostering for Adoption." Jo, Social Worker, Midlands “This book gives a balanced and honest view of the whole Fostering for Adoption journey. It gets to the emotions and seriousness of decisions being made about children's lives. This is an important read for any potential adopter and will be on our book lists for sure” Angi, Social Worker, Adoption Tees Valley
Categories: Family & Relationships

Foster Placements

Foster Placements

In J. Triseliotis (ed) New Developments in Foster Care and Adoption. ... London: Quartet Books. ... Adoption and Fostering. Bullock, R., Little, M. and Millham, S. (1993) Going Home: The Return of Children Separated from their Families.

Author: Ian Sinclair

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843101734

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 274

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Based on exhaustive research, the authors discuss the primary concerns in foster placement planning. By monitoring and describing the individual characteristics of the child within their placement, we are able to discover what types of support are most beneficial.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Science of Parenting Adopted Children

The Science of Parenting Adopted Children

We Belong Together: A Book about Adoption and Families, by Todd Parr. New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2007. Welcome Home Forever Child: A Celebration of Children Adopted as Toddlers and Preschoolers and Beyond, ...

Author: Arleta James

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784505721

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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Explaining how adoptive parents can help their traumatised child develop, it looks at the many different factors that can manifest in trauma, and how parents should respond to them.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Life Story Books for Adopted Children

Life Story Books for Adopted Children

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.

Author: Joy Rees

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843109532

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 97

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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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A Nest for Merry

A Nest for Merry

This book recognises the importance of the attachment between foster carers and looked-after children as well as offering them a beautiful metaphor to help them feel positive about the future.

Author: Eleanor De Bruin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 153086206X

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Page: 42

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Blackbird Merry's mummy isn't very good at looking after her, and one day Merry falls out of the badly made nest. She is rescued by Jo, a little foster-bird robin, who cares for her and makes her feel safe again. Merry settles into Jo's nest and starts to grow, but can Jo's little nest hold such a big bird? Maybe it's time to look for a new nest for Merry, but how can she leave the place where she feels safe? A touching story for children aged around 5 - 11 to help them transition from foster care to their forever home through adoption. This book recognises the importance of the attachment between foster carers and looked-after children as well as offering them a beautiful metaphor to help them feel positive about the future.
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Lesbian and Gay Foster Care and Adoption Second Edition

Lesbian and Gay Foster Care and Adoption  Second Edition

There was very little research into gay male adoption at the time of our first book, partly because not that many gay men had adopted at that stage. Some reported prejudicial attitudes based on gendered notions that men did not make ...

Author: Janet McDermott

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857009395

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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Featuring a spectrum of families from diverse backgrounds, this book reveals the joys and challenges of adoptive and foster parenting. The authors outline how the experience of adopting and fostering has changed for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people over the years, major changes in policy, and what the research can tell us about LGBT parenting. They interview families involved at different stages of the fostering and adoption process, from those undergoing assessments through to the experienced foster carers and adopters who were interviewed for the first edition of this book 20 years previously. While the number of LGBT people adopting or fostering has increased since then, some of the very real challenges still endure - including social stigma, homophobia and discriminatory policies - and families share some of the strategies they have used to help to address them. This is an essential source of information and advice for same-sex couples and LGBT single parents, as well as social workers, social work educators, sociologists of personal life, fostering and adoption panel members.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Adopting a Child with a Trauma and Attachment Disruption History

Adopting a Child with a Trauma and Attachment Disruption History

"If you have the love in your heart and the courage to adopt a child from a traumatized background, then you must have this book.

Author: Theresa Ann Fraser

Publisher: Loving Healing Press

ISBN: 9781615991303

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 30

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"If you have the love in your heart and the courage to adopt a child from a traumatized background, then you must have this book." -- Robert Rich, PhD, anxietyanddepression-help.com This booklet is a fact-filled resource for adoptive parents who have a child with trauma and attachment disruption experiences. Fraser provides tips and strategies that can be considered before placement as well as days, weeks, and months after your child joins your family. It addresses the day-to-day issues that new parents often get stuck on and provides info on the "Four S's" parenting plan that she shares with families (safety, structure, supervision and support). Readers will: Understand how kids with trauma and attachment disruptions first require emotional safety Learn how providing structure will help your child connect with your family Discover the importance of providing engaging supervision Affirm that adoptive parents need support and learn how to help Therapists' Acclaim for Adopting a Child with Trauma... "The subtitle of this little book is apt: it is a practical guide. If you are considering adopting, read it first. It may well put you off, but that's better than taking in an already troubled child, only to pass the load on to someone else, causing another experience of rejection and loss for the child." --Robert Rich, PhD. anxietyanddepression-help.com "Anyone adopting a child with a history of trauma will find this in work a wealth of practical advice. Its very shortness is a virtue when parenting is already so demanding. Effective parenting, including adoptive parenting, comes out of knowledge and understanding was well as love. Theresa Fraser cuts to the chase with just what you need to know to be prepared to meet the challenges of adopting a traumatized child." Marian K. Volkman, editor of "Children and Traumatic Incident Reduction" Learn more at www.theresafraser.com From Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com
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Islamic Thought in Africa

Islamic Thought in Africa

the fostering was considered permanent, and also meant that the child was expected to never return to his or her biological parents. ... latter pulled out a little book and registered both his and his father's names.

Author: Afa Ajura

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300207118

Category: Poetry

Page: 246

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The first book length-work on Afa Ajura and translation of his complete poems This is the first English translation of and commentary on the collected poems of Alhaj Yūsuf Ṣāliḥ Ajura (1910-2004), a northern Ghanaian orthodox Islamic scholar, poet, and polemicist known as Afa Ajura, or "scholar from Ejura." The poems, all handwritten in Arabic script, mainly in the Ghanaian language of Dagbani and also Arabic, explore the author's socio-religious beliefs. In the accompanying introduction, the translator examines the diverse themes of the poems and how they challenge Tijāniyyah Sufi clerics and traditional practices such as idol worship.
Categories: Poetry