Catalogue by countries / Attachment handbook for foster care and adoption

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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ADOPT ENG-092
Partner
Title Attachment handbook for foster care and adoption
Author SCHOFIELD Gillian; BEEK Mary
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General information
Date published/issue 00-00-2006
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published UNITED KINGDOM
Editor
Publisher BAAF (British Association for Adoption and Fostering), Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby Street, London EC1N 8TS, UK; www.baaf.org.uk
Distributor
Page 450
Price 24.95 £
ISBN 1-903699-96-7
Type of material Book
Language of document

Document information
Document description Evaluation
Information
Research
Country concerned WORLD
Index Family-adoptive
Foster-care
Practice
Child-care
Adoption
Attachment
Global-policy
Placement
Matching
Fam-origin-contact
Foster-care-long-term
Free text The primary aim of this book is to provide practitioners, foster carers and adoptive parents with an account of attachment theory and research that will enable them to use the concept of attachment in more accurate and constructive ways, whether in undertaking assessments, writing reports and making decisions or in providing the quality of day-to-day care and relationships that can help turn children's lives around.
Part 1 of the book begins with an outline of the origins of attachment theory, the process of attachment formation and the differences that result in secure and insecure attachment patterns. Part 2 explores what kind of parenting, given this developmental framework and in particular given the impact of abuse, neglect, separation and loss, is most likely to assist children in moving towards security, reshaping both their internal worlds and their relationships with external worlds. Part 3 considers how attachment theory can be applied to key practice issues: understanding and managing common behaviour problems of fostered and adopted children; practice of children's social workers in assessing, matching, listening to and working with children; practice of family placement social workers in assessing foster carers and adoptive parents and supporting placements; and the management of birth family contact.

Document qualification
Degree of interest Valuable
Work area Psychology
Social work -->
Potential users Associate
NGO-Partner
Other potential users Academic
Adopt-Agency
Adopt-Parents
NGO