Rapidly Changing Face of Adoption Creates New Challenges for Parents and Professionals

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New adoption book offers placement and counseling professionals specific guidance for screening and preparing adoptive parents and children and offering them appropriate therapy.

Perspectives Press, Inc., The Infertility and Adoption Publisher, has released attachment therapist and trainer Deborah Gray's second guide for parents and professionals working with older and post-institutionalized adopted children Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience after Neglect and Trauma.

A follow-up to her highly praised Attaching in Adoption: Practical Strategies for Parents and Professionals, Nurturing Adoptions is Gray's toolbox for professionals-social work, mental health, medical, etc.-whose practices include fostered and adopted children who have experienced neglect, abuse, and other traumas which impact their ability to experience normalcy in family life.

Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience after Neglect and Trauma explores changes which have resulted in higher proportions of children being adopted from multiple foster care placements and from institutional care, at older ages and after repeated exposures to neglect and trauma.

Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience after Neglect digests and presents important new brain research which changes the way we understand how post-traumatic stress restructures the brain and then offers practical strategies for helping children and their families.

Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience after Neglect and Trauma offers social workers and mental health professionals tools for:

  • Identifying and treating problems in traumatized children which will challenge family life
  • Assessing and preparing families for adoption
  • Matching children with families
  • Making careful moves in transitioning children
  • Helping children and parents to understand difficult pasts and prepare for a healthier future
  • Understanding and implementing the separate but equally important,t roles of social workers, mental health workers and physicals in today's adoptive placements
  • Building professional practices networked for support and enhanced professional continuing education

Available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, a variety of on-line adoption sites, other independent booksellers, and directly from Perspectives Press, Inc.

PUBLICATION DATA

Publication Date: July 15, 2007
Hardcover, 512 pages, ISBN 978-0-944934-33-3
Price: $26.95 (US)

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