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New families, old scripts : a guide to the language of trauma and attachment in adoptive families

Author: Caroline Archer; Christine Gordon
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kinglsey Publishers, ©2006.
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"This is an invaluable guide to understanding the troubling behaviour of many adopted children: exploring the lasting effects of early maltreatment, separations and losses on children's development and on subsequent family, school and peer interactions." "Rooted in the personal and professional experience of the authors it offers a wealth of practical guidance and information in an A-Z 'alphabet of issues' that is
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Archer; Christine Gordon
ISBN: 9781843102588 1843102587
OCLC Number: 62225928
Description: 253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Accent on change: Jemima Crackit and the new family script --
Aggressive and angry behaviour --
Attention seeking/attention needing --
Basic building blocks of the brain --
Bedtime and sleep --
Control issues --
Cracking the code: Jemima Crackit and Paniccio develop a shared language --
Cradling for closeness and comfort --
Critical connections --
Dealing with danger --
Dissociative connections --
Dissociative states --
Eating and food issues --
Emotional outbursts --
F is for feelings, not just 'fight, flight and freeze' --
F1 kids: fast forward --
Games to encourage attachment --
'Good' child (or am I being 'good enough'?) --
Impact on adoptive parents of living with violent and threatening behaviour --
Looking after ourselves --
Managing separations --
'No': when parents say 'no' --
Nutrition --
Putting it all behind us: Those 'need to know' questions (why, how, who, what?) --
Puzzling pain responses --
Reassurance or validation? --
Rivalry between siblings --
Rudeness and swearing --
Self-regulation (managing arousal) --
Sensory issues --
Sexualised behaviour --
Taking, borrowing, stealing? --
Terrible shame --
Think toddler think (T3) --
What not to do! --
Your way forward: final reflections.
Responsibility: Caroline Archer and Christine Gordon, foreword by Alan Burnell.
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