Catalogue by titles / The Healing Power of the Family: An Illustrated Overview of Life with the Disturbed Foster or Adopted Child

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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ADOPT ENG-043
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Title The Healing Power of the Family: An Illustrated Overview of Life with the Disturbed Foster or Adopted Child
Author DELANEY Richard
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Date published/issue 00-00-1997
Date received 00-00-0000
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Publisher Wood 'N' Barnes, Publishing 2717 NW 50th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73112, USA
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Page 114
Price £12.25
ISBN 1 885473 16 8
Type of material Book
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Document description Guide
Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Family-adoptive
Foster-care
Training
Special-needs-child
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Prepa-adoption-paps
Paps-info-counsel
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Adopt-fam-post-adopt-sup
Free text The author is a practicing psychologist, consultant and trainer in the USA. He is consultant to the Casey Family Program, Lutheran Family Services and other county departments of social services. In his words: "...in the case of chronic maltreatment, the child's...negative expectations may continue long after the child has been removed from the source of maltreatment. Even in the protective, loving foster or adoptive family, the child's suspicion, anger and anxiety about past caregivers, persist." And "..inadequate preparation and follow-up support to the parents (means that they) remain insufficiently informed of the significant behavioral and emotional challenges which the formerly maltreated child will present in care." The author explains reasons why there are an increasing amount of disturbed children in the care system; he presents common behavioural problems found in troubled foster or adopted children; he offers 'unconventional' strategies for helping these children.

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Degree of interest Valuable
Work area Psychology
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Other potential users Adopt-Agency
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