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Parenting adopted teenagers : advice for the adolescent years

Author: Rachel Staff; Hugh Thornbery
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Staff, Rachel.
Parenting Adopted Teenagers : Advice for the Adolescent Years.
London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Staff; Hugh Thornbery
ISBN: 1784500690 9781784500696
OCLC Number: 932050211
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Parenting Adopted Teenagers --
Advice for the Adolescent Years by Rachel Staff; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Disclaimer/Note on the Text; Introduction; Adoption today --
who are the adopted teenagers we are discussing?; Representing the parents' and adolescents' views; Themes discussed; Understanding the relationship between the past and the present when providing support; The teenage brain; The influence of trauma, loss and attachment; Chapter One --
Key Emotional Themes for Adopted Teenagers; The impact of emotions in the brain of adopted teenagers. Influences on the brain's emotions during adolescenceLoss and the particular considerations for the adopted teenager's brain; Conflict and anger: what are the particular considerations for adopted teenagers?; Shame and the particular considerations for adopted teenagers [AQ]; Low mood, anxiety and isolation: why is the teenage brain particularly vulnerable?; Conclusion; Chapter Two --
Behaviours and 'Ways of Being'; Being selfish and lacking in empathy; Boredom and risk taking; Lying, stealing and sabotage: behaviours linked to trauma in young people. A note about sleep and underlying emotional statesConclusion; Chapter Three --
Approaches and Strategies for Managing the Emotional Rollercoaster; A useful starting point; The value of maintaining the parent-child relationship; Paying attention to the 'parenting brain'; What if parents get it wrong?; The use of PACE in promoting a positive relationship; Responding to key emotional states: loss, anger, shame and low mood/anxiety ; The value of play in adolescence; Some notes on other behaviours; Boundaries and consequences for behaviour; Rewarding positive behaviour ; Managing risk; Conclusion. Chapter Four --
Mental Health Provision for Adopted Adolescents Mad, bad or sad: how services for mental health have developed; Conclusion; Chapter Five --
Changing Relationships: The Challenge of Managing and Sustaining Relationships with the Adopted Adolescent; The adolescent need to separate and the challenges for parents; Attachment and adopted adolescents; Additional challenges resulting from the 'wobbly base'; Conclusion; Chapter Six --
Emerging Identity; The importance of identity development in adolescence; Why this process may be more complex for adopted teenagers. Confusion around the impact of birth history/genetic identity and identity formationSupporting the young person; Identity and the risk of divided loyalty; Conclusion ; Chapter Seven --
Peer Relationships and Early Intimate Relationships; The importance and potential benefits of peer relationships in adolescence; Potential challenges in peer-group relationships for adopted teenagers; Other features of adopted teenagers' peer relationships; The value of connecting with other adopted teenagers; A note on the additional challenges of social media.
Responsibility: Rachel Staff ; foreword by Hugh Thornbery.

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