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Adoption, fostering and parenting

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  1.  Parenting with Security and Love

    Parenting with Security and Love

    Using PACE to Provide Foundations for Attachment

    Kim S. Golding. Foreword by Dan Hughes., illustrated by Alex Barrett

    Beginning Attachments offers parents and carers an introduction to caring for children who struggle to form emotional bonds. It provides an understanding of the challenges faced by these children and offers practical guidance on how to build and foster emotional connections. Learn More
    Jun 2017, 240pp
  2.  Hope for Children and Families in Crisis

    Hope for Children and Families in Crisis

    Stories of Supporting Children and their Birth Parents in Foster Care

    Janet C. Mann and Molly D. Kretchmar-Hendricks, Ph.D., Foreword by Glen Cooper, MA

    Principles of effective foster care are rooted in personal narratives drawn from over 20 years of experience of social care work. With innovative care models and compelling case studies, the authors reflect on current principles and practice, while identifying and recommending the need for change in certain areas. Learn More
    Jun 2017, 240pp
  3.  Self-Control to the Rescue!

    Self-Control to the Rescue!

    Super Powers to Help Kids Through the Tough Stuff in Everyday Life

    Lauren Brukner, illustrated by Apsley

    An illustrated resource packed with strategies and exercises for children aged 7-14 to regulate emotions and overcome the challenges of the most difficult times in a typical day. Simple solutions and guidance can be adapted into any child's daily routine with tips and extra resources for parents and educators. Learn More
    Jun 2017, 120pp
  4.  All You Need Is Love

    All You Need Is Love

    Celebrating Families of All Shapes and Sizes

    Shanni Collins

    A charming celebration of the different kinds of families and relationships. Through colourful images and rhyming stories, the author depicts a range of families and lifestyles all grounded in love and acceptance. With light-hearted humour and positive discussion around diversity, this book promotes a healthy understanding of differences. Learn More
    May 2017, 40pp
  5.  Minnie and Max are OK!

    Minnie and Max are OK!

    A Story to Help Children Develop a Positive Body Image

    Chris Calland and Nicky Hutchinson, illustrated by Emmi Smid

    In this endearing story for children aged 3-7, Minnie's Grandma teaches her and their dog Max about body image. Showing children how to be proud of their differences through humour, empathy and enthralling illustrations, this vibrant book includes questions to guide adults through helping their children feel confident and embrace diversity. Learn More
    May 2017, 40pp
  6.  Becoming an Adoption-Friendly School

    Becoming an Adoption-Friendly School

    A Whole-School Resource for Supporting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma or Loss - With Complementary Downloadable Material

    Dr. Emma Gore Langton and Katherine Boy. Foreword by Claire Eastwood

    Based on research conducted by the adoption support agency PAC-UK, this guide will show school leaders how to develop their adoption-friendly policies and practice, with photocopiable and printable resources. Identifying eight key areas for improvement such as staff training and communication with families, it is applicable to all school settings. Learn More
    Apr 2017, Paperback / softback, 11.69in x 8.27in / 297mm x 210mm, 224pp, $34.95
    ISBN: 9781785922503
    Apr 2017, Ebook, 160pp, $22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-536-3
  7.  Foundations for Attachment Training Resource

    Foundations for Attachment Training Resource

    The Six-Session Programme for Parents of Traumatized Children

    Kim S. Golding. Foreword by Dan Hughes.

    Beginning to Nurture Attachments Training Resource is a 6-session training programme for professionals running parenting groups with adoptive parents, foster carers and kinship carers. Featuring online resources with downloadable handouts and exercises, it provides guidance on how to begin to nurture attachments. Learn More
    Apr 2017, 240pp
  8.  Weaving the Cradle

    Weaving the Cradle

    Facilitating Groups to Promote Attunement and Bonding between Parents, Their Babies and Toddlers

    Edited by Monika Celebi. Foreword by Jane Barlow.

    Revealing the value of parent-infant groups as a way of promoting emotional and physical attunement between parent and infant, this book describes different therapeutic approaches to running antenatal and postnatal groups. With descriptions of the underlying theory, case examples show a broad array of parent-infant groups in action. Learn More
    Apr 2017, 248pp
  9.  Be Bully Free

    Be Bully Free

    A Hands-On Guide to How You Can Take Control

    Michael Panckridge and Catherine Thornton

    Seeking to empower children who are bullied, this book presents a wide range of common bullying scenarios, before giving practical suggestions on how the recipient can take control in these situations. Written in a young adult fiction style, this is an essential resource for children who are experiencing bullying. Learn More
    Apr 2017, 176pp
  10.  Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma

    Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma

    Helping Children and Families in Foster Care, Kinship Care or Adoption

    Edited by Anthea Hendry and Joy Hasler. Foreword by Colwyn Trevarthen.

    Exploring how and why creative therapies are so effective in helping children to recover from trauma, this cutting-edge book lays out the uses of a range of techniques including art psychotherapy, music therapy, dance therapy and dramatherapy. Learn More
    Mar 2017, 256pp

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