Nurturing Attachments: Supporting Children who are Fostered or Adopted

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Published USA, 2008
This book 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 provides an accessible overview of attachment theory and a `House Model of Parenting` which uses the analogy of building a solid house from the ground, brick by brick, to give the reader strategic, step-by-step approaches to developing resilience and emotional growth. The book is illustrated using the stories of Catherine, Zoe, Marcus and Luke, four fictional children in foster care or adoptive homes. `Nurturing Attachments` provides sound advice and exercises for parents and their children, as well as useful tools that supervising social workers can use both in individual support of carers as well as in training exercises.

CONTENTS
Attachment Theory
Providing a Secure Base
Building Relationships and Managing Behaviour

Kim Golding is a clinical psychologist with the Integrated Service for Looked After and Adopted Children (ISL) in Worcester, UK. 
Paperback. 239 pages