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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-PARENTS ENG-028
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Title Help for the Hopeless Child: A Guide for Families
Author FEDERICI Ronald S
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Date published/issue 00-00-1998
Date received 00-00-0000
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Publisher Dr. Ronald S. Federici and Associates, 400 South Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA
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Page 180
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Index Institution-child
Special-needs-child
Disabled
Attachment
Desinstitutional
Abuse
Neglect
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Adopt-fam-post-adopt-sup
Free text The author, a developmental neuropsychologist dedicates this book to parents of children that are labeled as "hopeless"; children suffering from a number of behavioural problems, whether they are biologically born to their parents or have been adopted nationally or internationally, and are suffering from post-institutional trauma. His stated intention is to bring back hope for the parents by analysing for them the different symptoms or pathologies these children may be suffering from, with the possible causes and ways to go about finding help, treatment and solutions. In chapter 4 Understanding the complexities of US and international adoptions - with reference to US domestic adoptions: frank assessment of the "emotional baggage" that children from dysfunctional biological families, who may have suffered abuse and been through a number of inadequate placements that failed, bring as candidates for adoption. In international adoptions, the author warns of the number of, often unrecognised or minimised, pathologies that neglected, institutionalised children offered for adoption can be suffering from. Adoptive parents may not have been informed of them and may be totally unprepared for them. Chapter 5 Family intervention - describes the Adults Only treatment which the author practices and labels as an "aggressive" form of therapy which includes (controversial) "holding therapy" for children suffering from some severe forms of attachment disorder. Bibliography on the subject. List of professional organisations offering support and therapy; parent network for the post-institutionalised child (PNPIC)

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