Building the Bonds of Attachment

Author: Daniel A. Hughes
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144227414X
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An invaluable resource for students and professionals as well as parents, this text offers a composite case study of one child’s development following years of abuse and neglect. Blending theory and research into a powerful narrative, Hughes offers effective strategies for facilitating attachment in children who have experienced serious trauma.

Creating Capacity for Attachment

Author: Deborah Shell
Publisher: Wood 'N' Barnes Publishing
ISBN: 9781885473721
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A comprehensive book about Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy - a gentle, holistic therapeutic approach designed to resolve trauma in children who have experienced abuse, neglect, loss or other extreme challenges to primary relationships.

Child Psychotherapy

Author: Robbie Adler-Tapia, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826106749
Format: PDF, ePub
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All too often children are diagnosed and medicated without the consideration that their symptoms may actually be a healthy response to stressful life events. This integrative guide for mental health practitioners who work with children underscores the importance of considering the etiology of a child's symptoms within a developmental framework before making a diagnosis. Providing advanced training and skills for working with children, the book guides the therapist, step-by-step, through assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment with a focus on the tenets of child development and a consideration of the impact of distressing life events. The book first addresses child development and the evolution of child psychotherapy from the perspectives of numerous disciplines, including recent findings in neurodevelopmental trauma and neurobiology. It discusses assessment measures, the impact of divorce and the forensic/legal environment on clinical practice, recommendations for HIPAA compliance, evidence-based best practices for treating children, and the requirements for an integrated treatment approach. Woven throughout are indications for case conceptualization including consideration of a child's complete environment. Key Features: Provides an integrative approach to child psychotherapy from the perspective of healthy development Offers an alternative to the medical model Discusses key theories of child development and psychotherapy Integrates a multimodal approach that considers a child's daily environment Includes a template for organizing and implementing a successful practice Features an instructorís manual and course syllabus

Degrees of Givenness

Author: Christina M. Gschwandtner
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 025301428X
Format: PDF
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The philosophical work of Jean-Luc Marion has opened new ways of speaking about religious convictions and experiences. In this exploration of Marion’s philosophy and theology, Christina M. Gschwandtner presents a comprehensive and critical analysis of the ideas of saturated phenomena and the phenomenology of givenness. She claims that these phenomena do not always appear in the excessive mode that Marion describes and suggests instead that we consider degrees of saturation. Gschwandtner covers major themes in Marion’s work—the historical event, art, nature, love, gift and sacrifice, prayer, and the Eucharist. She works within the phenomenology of givenness, but suggests that Marion himself has not considered important aspects of his philosophy.

Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles

Author: Miriam Silver
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 085700624X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Attachment is a word used to describe a simple idea – the relationship with someone you love or whose opinions are important to you – so why is so much of the language relating to attachment so obscure, and why is it so challenging to help children who lack healthy attachment bonds? Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles aims to bring some clarity and simplicity to the subject. Providing grounded information and advice accompanied by a series of simple 'doodles' throughout, it explains attachment in language that is easy to understand and describes how to apply this information in everyday life. It describes how the attachment patterns in children who are adopted or fostered differ, summarises the latest research in the field and provides advice on how to repair attachment difficulties and to build secure, loving relationships. Covering all of the 'need to know' issues including how to spot attachment difficulties, build resilience and empathy and responding to problematic behaviour, this book will be an invaluable resource for families and professionals caring for children who are fostered, adopted or who have experienced early trauma.

Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in Preschool Settings

Author: Ann Frost
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006762
Format: PDF
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For preschool children with emotional difficulties arising from difficulties in attachment, standard observations used in early years settings are not always helpful in identifying their problems and providing guidance on how they can be helped. Combining an accessible introduction to attachment and child development with a child observation tool for identifying behaviour, and the emotional needs underlying this behaviour, this book enables early years professionals to identify problems and provide appropriate support. 'Case study' boxes help to illustrate typical patterns of attachment, and all aspects of behaviour are covered including play, interaction with peers, neediness, and aggression. A range of handouts and activities is included, and guidance provided on how to work within professional boundaries. Written in clear, concise language, Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in Preschool aims to equip the reader with the knowledge and skills needed to identify and support children's emotional and social difficulties. Suitable for use with children aged 2 – 5, this guide will be an invaluable resource for early years professionals, as well as for use by clinicians, teachers and learning support staff.

Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents

Author: Margaret E. Blaustein
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1609180321
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Grounded in theory and research on complex childhood trauma, this book provides an accessible, flexible, and comprehensive framework for intervention with children and adolescents and their caregivers. It is packed with practical clinical tools that are applicable in a range of settings, from outpatient treatment centers to residential programs. Rather than presenting a one-size-fits-all treatment model, the authors show how to plan and organize individualized interventions that promote resilience, strengthen child–caregiver relationships, and restore developmental competencies derailed by chronic, multiple stressors. More than 45 reproducible handouts, worksheets, and forms are featured; the large-size format facilitates photocopying.

Transition Or Transformation

Author: John Clements
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843109646
Format: PDF, ePub
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Describes a program developed by teachers at a school for young people with austism spectrum disorder to enable autistic pupils to achieve their full potential with the result that many are now in employment.

Loving and Living with Traumatised Children

Author: Megan Hirst
Publisher: British Association for Adoption & Fostering(BAAF)
ISBN:
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A group of adoptive parents look at the effects on them of living with traumatised children. This insightful study offers reassurance and coping strategies to others in the same situation.

Thinking psychologically about children who are looked after and adopted

Author: Kim S. Golding
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470092002
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The editors aim to address both children in care and also adoption issues. They cover topics such as inter-agency issues, assessment, residential care and users' views. The latest developments in neuroscience will be included in the chapter on health issues.