Supporting Children who are Fostered or Adopted
By: Kim S. Golding
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 provides an accessible overview of attachment theory and a 'House Model of Parenting' which uses the analogy of building a solid house from the ground, brick by brick, to give the reader strategic, step-by-step approaches to developing resilience and emotional growth.
The book is illustrated using the stories of Catherine, Zoe, Marcus and Luke, four fictional children in foster care or adoptive homes. Nurturing Attachments provides sound advice and 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 book is a valuable tool for adoptive and foster parents, professionals including health and social care practitioners, clinical psychologists, child care professionals, lecturers and students in this field.