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Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience After Neglect and Trauma


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Winner of a silver medal in the Benjamin Franklin Awards pf 2008. Nurturing Adoptions is the adoption professional's handbooks to working with families of children who have had complex beginnings and difficult early years.

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In this reprint first published in 2007, Gray, a former therapeutic foster parent who is a clinical social worker specializing in attachment, grief, and trauma, provides professionals, as well as parents, with the knowledge and advice needed to help adoptive families build positive relationships and heal adopted children who suffered from neglect and trauma. She explains how neglect, trauma, and prenatal exposure to drugs or alcohol can affect brain and emotional development at different stages, and how child welfare, social, and mental health workers can recognize these effects and attachment issues in children and help them settle into new families, detailing therapeutic techniques and case examples of children who have early neglect issues. She also addresses resources, caring for oneself, forming collaborative groups, and other professional support. There is also a companion volume for parents: Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Gray, Deborah D.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Psychology-Child Psychology
Child Care and Parenting-Adoption and Foster Care
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