Foster Parenting Step-by-Step: How to Nurture the Traumatized Child and Overcome Conflict

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Published UK, 2013
How do you navigate the daily struggles of foster parenting?
How can you nurture bonds with your foster child who is angry, sad and defiant?
How can you prepare to step back when it's time to let go?

This book is a concise how-to guide to fostering that summarizes what to expect as a foster parent and gives immediate practical solutions. It outlines the different stages of a fostering relationship, raising common issues encountered at each stage and how to tackle them. It also explains the impact of trauma on your child, how this can show itself through challenging behaviour and how to respond to it.

CONTENTS
The Motivational Stage: Know What to Expect
The Planning Stage: About Your Family - Are You Prepared?
The Welcoming Stage: Getting to Know Your Foster Child
The Displacement Trauma Stage: Understanding Your Foster Child
The Adapting Stage: Attachment and Protecting Your Foster Child
The Educational Stage: Parenting Issues and Much More
The Empowering Stage: Successful Evidence-Based Strategies
The Letting Go/Adopting Stage: Transitioning into Own Home/Independent Living

Dr Kalyani Gopa
l is a clinical psychologist in the UK.
Paperback. 160 pages

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