Nurturing Attachments: Training Resource - Running Parenting Groups for Adoptive Parents and Foster or Kinship Carers

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Published UK, 2014
This group work program, written by clinical psychologist Kim Golding, is designed to provide support and guidance to adoptive parents and foster or kinship carers. It includes theoretical content and process notes for facilitators and a range of activities supported by a CD-ROM with photocopiable reflective diary sheets, activity sheets and handouts. The program is structured into three modules, with six sessions per module.

Module 1 provides an understanding of attachment theory, patterns of attachment and an introduction to therapeutic parenting.
Module 2 introduces the House Model of Parenting, providing guidance on how to help the children experience the family as a secure base.
Module 3 continues exploring the House Model with consideration of how parents can both build a relationship with the children and manage their behaviour.

Kim Golding was trained and mentored by Dan Hughes in the use of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.
Large-format paperback, with CD-ROM. 334 pages