Foundations for Attachment Training Resource

The Six-Session Programme for Parents of Traumatized Children

Author: Kim Golding

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784506001

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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Foundations for Attachment Training Resource is a six-session programme to help parents and carers to nurture attachments with their child. It is designed specifically for those caring for children whose capacity to emotionally connect has been compromised as a result of attachment problems, trauma, and loss or separation. Informed by attachment theory and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), it consists of three core modules: * Understanding Challenges of Parenting * Therapeutic Parenting * Looking After Self It includes relevant theory and process notes for trainers, and a range of activities supported by electronic resources with downloadable activity sheets and handouts. This is a complete resource containing everything you need to run the sessions, and is perfect for any professionals involved in training foster carers, adoptive parents and kinship carers.

Nurturing Attachments

Supporting Children who are Fostered Or Adopted

Author: Kim S. Golding

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843106140

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

View: 9491

Nurturing Attachments combines the experience and wisdom of parents and carers with that of professionals to provide support and practical guidance for foster and adoptive parents looking after children with insecure attachment relationships. It gives an overview of attachment theory and a step-by-step model of parenting which provides the reader with a tried-and-tested framework for developing resilience and emotional growth. Featuring throughout are the stories of Catherine, Zoe, Marcus and Luke, four fictional children in foster care or adoptive homes, who are used to illustrate the ideas and strategies described. The book offers sound advice and provides exercises for parents and their children, as well as useful tools that supervising social workers can use both in individual support of carers as well as in training exercises. This is an essential guide for adoptive and foster parents, professionals including health and social care practitioners, clinical psychologists, child care professionals, and lecturers and students in this field.

Nurturing Attachments Training Resource

Running Parenting Groups for Adoptive Parents and Foster or Kinship Carers - With Downloadable Materials

Author: Kim Golding

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006657

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 340

View: 6859

Nurturing Attachments Training Resource is a complete group-work programme containing everything you need to run training and support sessions for adoptive parents and foster or kinship carers. Based on attachment theory and developed by expert author and trainer Kim Golding, this rich resource provides an authoritative set of ideas for therapeutically parenting children along with all the guidance you will need to implement the training. The training resource includes theoretical content and process notes for facilitators, and a range of activities supported by online downloadable content with photocopiable reflective diary sheets, activity sheets and handouts. It is structured into 3 modules with 6 sessions per module. Module 1: Provides an understanding of attachment theory, patterns of attachment and an introduction to therapeutic parenting. Module 2: Introduces the House Model of Parenting, providing guidance on how to help the children experience the family as a secure base. Module 3: Continues exploring the House Model of Parenting, with consideration of how parents can both build a relationship with the children and manage their behaviour. This will be an invaluable resource and one-stop guide for any professionals involved in training foster carers and adoptive parents, as well as residential child care workers and kinship carers.

Parenting with Security and Love

Using Pace to Provide Foundations for Attachment

Author: Kim Golding

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785921155

Category: Emotional problems of children

Page: 256

View: 6817

Everyday Parenting with Security and Love 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.

Creating Loving Attachments

Parenting with PACE to Nurture Confidence and Security in the Troubled Child

Author: Kim S. Golding,Daniel A. Hughes

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849052271

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 5749

Troubled children need special parenting to build attachments and heal from trauma. This book provides a parenting model that parents and carers can follow to incorporate love, play, acceptance, curiosity and empathy into their parenting. These elements are vital to a child's development and will help children to feel confident, secure and happy.

Attachment in Psychotherapy

Author: David J. Wallin

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462522718

Category: Psychology

Page: 366

View: 638

This eloquent book translates attachment theory and research into an innovative framework that grounds adult psychotherapy in the facts of childhood development. Advancing a model of treatment as transformation through relationship, the author integrates attachment theory with neuroscience, trauma studies, relational psychotherapy, and the psychology of mindfulness. Vivid case material illustrates how therapists can tailor interventions to fit the attachment needs of their patients, thus helping them to generate the internalized secure base for which their early relationships provided no foundation. Demonstrating the clinical uses of a focus on nonverbal interaction, the book describes powerful techniques for working with the emotional responses and bodily experiences of patient and therapist alike.

Using Stories to Build Bridges with Traumatized Children

Creative Ideas for Therapy, Life Story Work, Direct Work and Parenting

Author: Kim Golding

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857009613

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 2943

Using Stories to Build Bridges with Traumatized Children is full of creative ideas for how you can use stories therapeutically with children in counselling, life story work or direct work. Psychologist Kim S. Golding shows how you can use stories to build connections with children aged 4–16 and support their recovery from trauma and stress. She illustrates the techniques with 21 stories adapted from her own clinical work with children and families, and explains how you can expand or adapt them to make them more relevant for a particular child. Advice and stories are arranged into sections dealing with common psychological issues, including looking back and moving on, lack of trust and need for attention. Golding also gives invaluable tips for planning stories and life story work, and for storymaking with children. She also describes how stories can be used therapeutically with parents of traumatized children and as a tool for self-reflection by counsellors. Imaginative and practical, this book will be enormously useful for counsellors, psychologists, therapists and social workers working with traumatized children, and will also be helpful for parents and carers involved in therapeutic parenting.


Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships Through Attachment-Based Play

Author: Phyllis B. Booth,Ann M. Jernberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470535950

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

View: 7256

Theraplay?a pioneering application of attachment theory to clinical work—helps parents learn and practice how to provide the playful engagement, empathic responsiveness, and clear guidance that lead to secure attachment and lifelong mental health in their children. This third edition of the groundbreaking book Theraplay shows how to use play to engage children in interactions that lead to competence, self-regulation, self-esteem, and trust. Theraplay's relationship-based approach is uniquely designed to help families facing today's busy and often chaotic lifestyle challenges form joyful, loving relationships.

Attachment Processes in Couple and Family Therapy

Author: Susan M. Johnson,Valerie E. Whiffen

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572308732

Category: Psychology

Page: 411

View: 6935

Offering fresh and provocative insights on the practice of couple and family therapy, this unique volume shows how attachment theory can inform, enhance, and guide interventions for a wide range of relationship problems and clinical issues. Chapters from leading attachment researchers and family therapists integrate the literature from both fields to provide a multifaceted perspective on the role of attachment in distressed and satisfying relationships. Illustrated with evocative clinical material, the book presents research-based therapy models for embattled couples, families struggling with parent-child conflict and adolescent problems, and adoptive and foster families. Also discussed are ways to support stronger mother-infant attachment attachment-oriented interventions for couples facing specific clinical problems, including depression, PTSD, and chronic pain applications for same-sex couples and much more.

The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Theory

Author: Paul Holmes,Steve Farnfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317647157

Category: Psychology

Page: 188

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The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Theory provides a broadly based introduction to attachment theory and associated areas, written in an accessible style by experts from around the world. The book covers the basic theories of attachment and discusses the similarities and differences of the two predominant schools of attachment theory. The book provides an overview of current developments in attachment theory, explaining why it is important not only to understanding infant and early child development but also to adult personality and the care we provide to our children. The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Theory provides detailed descriptions of the leading schools of attachment theory as well as discussions of this potentially confusing and contentious area, and includes a chapter on the neuropsychological basis of attachment. The book also examines other domains and diagnoses that can be confused with issues of attachment and assesses contexts when different approaches may be more suitable. Providing a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the theories of attachment, The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Theory is an indispensable guide for professionals working with children and families in community and court-based settings, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers, clinicians in training and students.

Life Story Books for Adopted Children

A Family Friendly Approach

Author: Joy Rees

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843109530

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 93

View: 8604

This concise book shows a new family-friendly way to compile a Life Story Book that promotes a sense of permanency for the child, and encourages attachments within the adoptive family. Joy Rees' improved model works chronologically backwards rather than forwards, aiming to reinforce the child's sense of security within the adoptive family.

Therapeutic Residential Care for Children and Young People

An Attachment and Trauma-Informed Model for Practice

Author: Patrick Tomlinson,Rudy Gonzalez,Susan Barton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857005380

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 6165

Children and young people in care who have been traumatized need a therapeutic environment where they can heal and which meets their emotional and developmental needs. This book provides a model of care for traumatized children and young people, based on theory and practice experience pioneered at the Lighthouse Foundation, Australia. The authors explain the impact of trauma on child development, drawing on psychodynamic, attachment and neurobiological trauma theories. The practical aspects of undertaking therapeutic care are then outlined, covering everything from forming therapeutic relationships to the importance of the home environment and daily routines. The book considers the totality of the child's experience at the individual, group, organization and community levels and argues that attention to all of these is essential if the child is to achieve wellness. Case material from both children and carers are used throughout to illustrate both the impact of trauma and how children have been helped to recovery through therapeutic care. This book will provide anyone caring for traumatized children and young people in a residential setting with both the understanding and the practical knowledge to help children recover. It will be essential reading for managers and decision-makers responsible for looked after children, child care workers such as residential and foster carers, youth workers, social workers, mental health workers and child welfare academics.

Handbook of Attachment-Based Interventions

Author: Howard Steele,Miriam Steele

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462532616

Category: Medical

Page: 526

View: 4148

The first volume to showcase science-based interventions that have been demonstrated effective in promoting attachment security, this is a vital reference and clinical guide for practitioners. With a major focus on strengthening caregiving relationships in early childhood, the Handbook also encompasses interventions for school-age children; at-risk adolescents; and couples, with an emphasis on father involvement in parenting. A consistent theme is working with children and parents who have been exposed to trauma and other adverse circumstances. Leading authorities describe how their respective approaches are informed by attachment theory and research, how sessions are structured and conducted, special techniques used (such as video feedback), the empirical evidence base for the approach, and training requirements. Many chapters include illustrative case material.

Why Can't My Child Behave?

Empathic Parenting Strategies that Work for Adoptive and Foster Families

Author: Amber Elliott

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006711

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

View: 6287

'Parenting a child who doesn't know how to be parented is the most difficult job in the world.' Why Can't My Child Behave? provides friendly expert advice on how to respond to difficult behaviours and emotions for parents of children with developmental trauma. Each chapter focusses on the common difficulties faced by carers or parents and features quick, applicable ideas with exercises and illustrations. How do you react to a child's difficult behaviour? How do you deal with your own negative emotions? How do you know when to be empathic? The book looks beyond the traditional punishment/reward strategies and aims to provide an explanation for such questions whilst helping the child in the process. This book will prove to be an invaluable resource for parents, foster carers, social workers and professionals working with children who are adopted or fostered.

Beyond PTSD

Helping and Healing Teens Exposed to Trauma

Author: Ruth Gerson,Patrick Heppell

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing

ISBN: 9781615371105


Page: 449

View: 7160

Impulsivity, poor judgment, moodiness, stubbornness: a number of traits have come to be associated with adolescence, particularly in Western culture. But what if some of the more problematic behaviors -- academic issues, self-destructive behaviors, substance use, even psychosis -- point to unspoken trauma? Beyond PTSD: Helping and Healing Teens Exposed to Trauma bridges the gaps between existing trauma textbooks and manuals by giving readers a fuller understanding of the teen's perspective and providing concrete strategies for talking to and engaging the teen, as well as for finding the most appropriate evidence-based treatment for them. Nearly twenty contributors from different systems describe the challenges and importance of working with and understanding youth exposed to developmental adversity or trauma in two distinct parts. The first deals with specific symptoms, including aggression, suicide and self-injury, school refusal, and trauma symptoms in youth with physical and developmental disabilities. The second part focuses on working with traumatized adolescents in different systems, from schools and hospitals to juvenile justice facilities, pediatric offices, and even within families. Throughout the text, tables compare different types of trauma therapies and provide information about how treatments might be adapted to fit a specific teen or setting. Readers will also find concrete, specific clinical pearls -- even examples of language to use -- to work effectively with difficult-to-engage teens with complex symptoms and behaviors. This guide provides adults working with traumatized youth, whether clinicians, social workers, pediatricians, school counselors, or even parents, with the information, context, and strategies they need to help the teen in front of them.

Attachment Handbook for Foster Care and Adoption

Author: Gillian Schofield,Mary Beek

Publisher: British Association for Adoption & Fostering(BAAF)

ISBN: 9781903699966

Category: Adopted children

Page: 450

View: 8098

Attachment is at the heart of family life and adoption. Schifield and Beek trace the pathways of secure and insecure patterns of attachment from birth to adulthood, exploring the impact of past experiences of abuse, neglect and separation on children's behaviour in foster and adoptive families. They explain from an attachment perspective the dimensions of parenting that are associated with helping children to feel more secure and fulfil their potential in the family - with peers, at school and in the community.

Attachment Therapy with Adolescents and Adults

Theory and Practice Post-Bowlby

Author: Dorothy Heard,Brian Lake,Una McCluskey

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1781810036

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 6381

This is a revised edition of an important title originally published in 2009. It is written primarily for psychotherapists and other practitioners and describes a new and effective form of dynamic therapy designed for working with adults and with adolescents. The theory, on which the new form of therapy is based, is centred in a paradigm that extends and crucially alters the paradigm for developmental psychology opened by the Bowlby/Ainsworth attachment theory. It describes a pre-programmed process, the dynamics sustaining attachment and interest sharing, which is activated as soon as people perceive that they are in danger. This process is made up of seven pre-programmed systems which interact with one another as an integrated whole. They include Bowlby's two complementary goal-corrected behavioural systems: attachment (also referred to as careseeking) and caregiving. Whenever the process is able to function effectively, it enables people to adapt more constructively and co-operatively to changing circumstances.

The Circle of Security Intervention

Enhancing Attachment in Early Parent-child Relationships

Author: Bert Powell,Glen Cooper,Kent Hoffman,Bob Marvin

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593853143

Category: Psychology

Page: 396

View: 346

This is the first comprehensive presentation of the COS intervention, an effective research-based program that has been implemented throughout the world with children and parents experiencing attachment difficulties.