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Title Preparing for Adoption : Everything Adopting Parents Need to Know About Preparations, Introductions and the First Few Weeks / Hugh Thornbery, Julia Davis
Published London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (208 pages)
Contents Preparing for Adoption; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Disclaimer/Note on the Text; About Adoptionplus and the Approach of this Book; Introduction; Chapter 1. Making Sense of it All; Introduction; Attachment; Loss and trauma; Chapter 2. Other Ideas to Consider; Consider the brain; Response to stress; Sensory integration and emotional regulation; Theoretical framework -- putting the pieces together; Chapter 3. Getting Ready: Preparing for a Child to Join your Family; Preparing for introductions; Finding out about your child; Preparing yourselves; Chapter 4. Preparing Family and Friends
Chapter 7. Now You are HomeHow children feel; Creating a sense of safety; Parenting to help your child thrive; The 'nos'; Saying sorry; Being independent; Helping your child feel calm and emotionally regulated; Playful parenting; Chapter 8. Challenges and How to Meet Them; Trauma triggers; Bedtime; Mealtimes; Getting ill; School; Contact with foster carers; When things feel difficult; Conclusion; Bibliography; Books for Children; Index; Blank Page; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Disclaimer/Note on the Text; About Adoptionplus and the Approach of this Book; Introduction; Making Sense of it All
IntroductionAttachment; Loss and trauma; Other Ideas to Consider; Consider the brain; Response to stress; Sensory integration and emotional regulation; Theoretical framework -- putting the pieces together; Getting Ready; Preparing for a Child to Join your Family; Preparing for introductions; Finding out about your child; Preparing yourselves; Preparing Family and Friends; Preparing your older children; Issues for adopted children; Preparing family members; Thinking about attachment and trauma; Support network meetings; Preparing Children to Move; Life-story book; Life-story work; Goodbyes
Preparing to move and looking forwardWhen Everyone is Ready; More about introductions; Time to move; Placing sibling groups; If you already have a child; Start of introductions; First meeting; During introductions; The last day; 'What I am really thinking'; So how can you best prepare for the emotional intensity of introductions?; Now You are Home; How children feel; Creating a sense of safety; Parenting to help your child thrive; The 'nos'; Saying sorry; Being independent; Helping your child feel calm and emotionally regulated; Playful parenting; Challenges and How to Meet Them
Preparing your older childrenIssues for adopted children; Preparing family members; Thinking about attachment and trauma; Support network meetings; Chapter 5. Preparing Children to Move; Life-story book; Life-story work; Goodbyes; Preparing to move and looking forward; Chapter 6. When Everyone is Ready; More about introductions; Time to move; Placing sibling groups; If you already have a child; Start of introductions; First meeting; During introductions; The last day; 'What I am really thinking'; So how can you best prepare for the emotional intensity of introductions?
Summary The period before your child joins your family can be a chaotic time. Clear and positive, Preparing for Adoption equips you with the knowledge to create a safe and secure home for your newly adopted child
Notes Ch1: Making Sense of it All. Ch2: Other ideas to consider. Ch3: Getting Ready. Ch4: Preparing Family and Friends. Ch5: Preparing Children. Ch6: When Everyone is ready. Ch7: Now you are Home. Ch8: Challenges and How to Meet Them
Subject Adoption.
Adoptive parents.
Adoption & Fostering.
Adoption.
Adoptive parents.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Davis, Julia, author.
Thornbery, Hugh, writer of supplementary textual content
ISBN 0857008315
9780857008312