Practical Strategies for Supporting Children with Attachment Difficulties in Schools

Author: Louise Michelle Bombèr

Publisher: Worth Publishers

ISBN: 9781903269114

Category: Attachment behavior in children

Page: 308

View: 5982

This book provides teachers and teaching assistants with new perspectives, practical tools and the confidence for supporting children with attachment difficulties within the school environment.
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The Links Between Children's Early Experience, Emotional Well-being and Performance in School

Author: Heather Geddes

Publisher: Worth Publishers

ISBN: 9781903269084

Category: Classroom environment

Page: 152

View: 8052

Every day, teachers and other school staff have to deal with children who present challenging behaviour during their learning process at school. This book combines the fundamental principles of attachment theory with teacher-based examples, and practical 'how-to' interventions.
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Author: Chris Taylor

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857003676

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 3614

This book guides childcare professionals through attachment theory and provides techniques for caring for children with attachment difficulties. It explains what attachment is, what different patterns of attachment look like in children and young people, how early attachment experiences affect their lives, and how this understanding can help childcare workers to develop therapeutic ways of caring. By understanding these issues, childcare workers are better equipped to help and support the troubled children they care for. This book shows how to promote recovery through secure base experiences in a therapeutic environment and provides solutions and methods to tackle challenging and problem behaviour, anger and the effects of trauma in children with attachment problems. This essential book will be invaluable to professionals such as residential carers, social workers and foster carers who work in a therapeutic environment with vulnerable and troubled children and young people.
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Inclusive Strategies to Support Pupils with Attachment Difficulties Make It Through the School Day

Author: Louise Michelle Bombèr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781903269183

Category: Attachment behavior in children

Page: 290

View: 7731

Acclaimed teacher/therapist Louise Bomber takes professionals on a guided journey through the school day for pupils with attachment difficulties; from making the transition to school in the morning to leaving at the end of the day.
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Practical Essentials for Teachers, Carers and School Support Staff

Author: Nicola Marshall

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857009737

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 9201

Simple and concise, The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment offers an easy way to understand children with attachment issues and how they can be supported. Author Nicola Marshall combines her expertise as an adoptive parent and schools trainer to describe in plain English what attachment is, how children develop attachment problems and how these problems affect a child's social, emotional and neurological development. She addresses some of the difficulties in identifying attachment issues in children - common among children who are in care or adopted, but which are sometimes mistaken for symptoms of ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder. Nicola also describes a range of helpful principles and practical strategies which will help children flourish - from simple tips for the individual on how to improve their communication to the changes a school can make to reduce a child's anxiety about changes and transitions. Ideal for teachers and support staff to pick up and use, this book is an essential addition to any school's staff library.
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A Tool for Identifying and Supporting Emotional and Social Difficulties in Young People Aged 11-16

Author: Kim Golding,Mary Turner,Helen Worrall,Ann Cadman,Jennifer Roberts

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784501743

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 1190

This easy-to-use tool provides an observation checklist which enables staff to identify behavioural patterns in children with social and emotional difficulties, analyse the underlying emotional difficulties and establish what kind of help and support the children need. Behavioural responses are categorised within clearly outlined topics, including: * behaviour and relationship with peers * attachment behaviours * emotional state in the classroom * attitude to attendance Checklists and diagrams identify different 'styles' of relating, to help school staff to respond appropriately to the individual needs of each child. A range of handouts include activities designed to provide emotional support, to focus and regulate behaviour and enable the child to develop important social and emotional skills. Suitable for use with children aged 11+, this tool will be an invaluable resource for teachers, teaching assistants, learning support staff, school counsellors and educational psychologists.
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Awakening Love in Deeply Traumatized Children

Author: Daniel A. Hughes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144227414X

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 543

A highly accessible resource for students and professionals as well as parents, Building the Bonds of Attachment presents a composite case study of one child’s developmental course following years of abuse and neglect. Weaving theory and research into a powerful narrative, Hughes offers effective methods for facilitating attachment in children who have experienced serious trauma. The text emphasizes both the specialized psychotherapy and parenting strategies often necessary in facilitating a child's psychological development and attachment security. Hughes steps through an integrated intervention model that blends attachment and trauma theories with the most current research as well as general principles of both parenting and child and family therapy. Thoughtful and practical, the third edition provides an invaluable guide for therapists and social workers, students in training, and parents. Updates to the Third Edition include: Coverage of the greater preparation given to both the therapist and parent before the onset of the treatment and placement based on our understanding of how the attachment histories of both the parents and therapists impact their engagement with the child Introduction of the concept of blocked care to better understand the challenges of raising a traumatized child with attachment difficulties Introduction of the classification of developmental trauma that is now commonly used to describe the challenges faced by children such as Katie Expanded coverage of intersubjectivity with demonstrations throughout the book as to its impact on the development of the child Stronger development of the therapeutic and parenting stance of PACE (playful, accepting, curious, empathic) since this has become a strong organizing principle for training both therapists and parents using the dyadic developmental psychotherapy (DDP) model Updated examples of the components of DDP (affective-reflective dialogue, follow-lead-follow, interactive repair, deepening the narrative) and a discussion of the ties between DDP and new research in interpersonal neurobiology
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An Interactive Book for Kids, Teens, and Adults with Issues of Attachment, Grief and Loss, Or Early Trauma

Author: Kathleen A. Chara,Paul John Chara,J. M. Berns

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843107996

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 1553

The book is aimed to help people who are dealing with attachment problems and aid understanding into such conditions. It follows the experience of a young boy, Caleb, as he encounters difficulties forming and sustaining healthy relationships and presents a summary of current scientific thought on attachment styles and disorders.
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Theory and Practice

Author: David Colley,Paul Cooper

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784503991

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 3464

As of 2016 the Department for Education (DfE) want to ensure all trainee teachers have an understanding of emotional development and attachment, and so this book presents the key concepts that are essential for training in this area to ensure all teachers are up to date. Attachment issues and mental health have a huge impact on pupils' performance and so an understanding of young people's emotional development is crucial for any teacher. Increasing teachers understanding and skills around emotional development can prevent many long term mental health difficulties in our schools and in our communities. Key topics such as attachment theory, emotion coaching, tackling disruptive behaviour and the trauma continuum are introduced and explained, with advice and tips for a classroom setting offered throughout. The experiences of practitioners in the field are presented alongside those of researchers, offering a range of diverse perspectives including education, psychology and health. This is an essential text for trainee and practising teachers.
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A Whole-School Resource for Supporting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma Or Loss - With Complementary Downloadable Material

Author: Emma Gore Langton,Katherine Boy

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784505366

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 4457

Adopted children who have experienced loss, abuse or neglect need additional support for their emotional development, and are more likely to have special educational needs. This useful resource provides a complete plan for creating adoption-friendly environments in primary, secondary and specialist schools. The book is grounded on new research which gathered together testimonies from over 400 school staff members, adoptive parents and adoption specialists. With realistic consideration of pressures and limitations currently faced by schools, it gives advice on eight key areas for school development, including communicating with parents, training staff, using resources wisely and recognising children's individual needs. Completing the toolkit is a broad selection of photocopiable and downloadable plans for establishing adoption-friendly frameworks, and for demonstrating good practice to staff, pupils, families and school inspectors.
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Author: Louis Cozolino

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393706095

Category: Education

Page: 409

View: 1668

A psychology professor and author investigates the different ways the human brain learns best at every age and uses social neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology to demonstrate what good teachers do to maximize brain stimulation in difficult students.
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Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children Second Edition

Author: Melissa Nichols,Denise B. Lacher,Joanne C. May,Todd Nichols

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004543

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 2427

Adopted children whose early development has been altered by abuse or neglect may form negative beliefs about themselves and parents, and may resist connecting with others. This book outlines how therapeutic stories can help children to heal and develop healthy attachments. With a thorough theoretical grounding, the book demonstrates how to create therapeutic stories that improve relationships, heal past trauma, and change problem behaviour. The story of a fictional family that develops its own narratives to help their adopted child heal illustrates the techniques. This second edition includes updated research on attachment, trauma and the developmental process; a new chapter on parental attunement and regulation; and a new chapter with full length samples of a variety of narrative types. The gentle and non-intrusive techniques in this book will be highly beneficial for children with attachment difficulties. This guide will be an invaluable resource for parents of adopted children and the professionals working with them.
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Promoting Healthy Attachments with Your Adopted Child

Author: Lark Eshleman

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 146163525X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 3624

It is a story that moves us to tears. An American couple travels across the world to rescue a child from the hopelessness of a foreign orphanage, bringing their new son or daughter to a life of love and family. But does this transition always go smoothly? Adoptive parents hope their child will easily fit into the family and quickly become emotionally connected to the parents or siblings. But child psychologists and adoption experts say this connection is the most difficult aspect of international adoption. In countries where international adoptions are common-China, Russia, or Romania-orphanages commonly represent the available children to their new parents as healthy kids who just need a little love. In many cases, this is a gross misrepresentation. Children who spend time in institutionalized care may have experienced trauma, and therefore may not attach easily to their new family. Parents anxious to bring these children into their homes and their hearts struggle seriously with this issue. Although these children will eventually adapt in a healthy fashion, the road to emotional health and harmony can be a rocky one. Becoming a Family tackles this intricate issue head on. It provides parents with effective strategies for ensuring that their adopted child adjusts as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Practical and accessible, this book will help parents identify severe problems before the adoption, significantly reduce the risk of future difficulty, improve the damage already done to the child's otherwise normal, healthy development, and dramatically help enfold the child into a family ready to give love, security, and a new life.
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Understanding and Treating Attachment Disorder in Children, Families and Adults

Author: Michael Orlans,Terry M. Levy

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857005979

Category: Psychology

Page: 482

View: 6575

Now in a fully updated and expanded edition, Levy and Orlans' classic text provides a comprehensive overview of attachment theory, how attachment issues manifest, and how they can be treated. The book covers attachment-focused assessment and diagnosis, specialised training and education for caregivers, treatment for children and caregivers and early intervention and prevention programmes for high-risk families. The authors explain their unique models of 'corrective attachment therapy' and 'corrective attachment parenting', and provide practical guidance on goals and techniques for clinicians who work with maltreated and attachment disordered children and families. This second edition incorporates advances in the fields of child and family psychology that have occurred since the book first published in 1998, with substantial new sections on interpersonal neurobiology, adult and couple treatment, the application of positive psychology. Clear, authoritative and skills-oriented, this is the essential guide to attachment for psychologists, social workers, clinicians, as well as foster and adoptive parents.
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Settling Troubled Pupils to Learn : why Relationships Matter in School

Author: Louise Michelle Bombèr,Daniel A. Hughes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781903269220

Category: Problem children

Page: 354

View: 7165

The way we teach our pupils and the way we run our schools is under scrutiny right now. In the midst of all the change going on, we often end up losing sight of the educative tool that is the most important of all - ourselves Bomber and Hughes' book gives educators permission to engage with pupils relationally. They provide aalternative ways to the kinds of behaviourist models, fear-based approaches and increased levels of power, authority and control still exercised in many schools at present, which disturb already troubled pupils and further prevent them from accessing school. Bomber and Hughes have seen pupil attainment increase through their work in supporting school staff by switching their initial focus to the troubled pupil's attachment system, before engaging the pupil's exploratory (learning) system. The authors also challenge the educational myths that somehow relationships are secondary to learning, rather than essential to enabling troubled children's brains to be freed to work at their full capacity.
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Author: Debra Wesselmann,Cathy Schweitzer,Stefanie Armstrong

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393709523

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 8685

An accompanying parent’s guide filled with effective techniques to help challenging children with traumatic pasts. Designed as a manual to complement the clinician’s guide, this book is written for birth, foster, or adoptive parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents, or anyone who may be raising a child who has experienced attachment loss and trauma. Their severe behaviors can often leave caregivers feeling confused, frightened, hurt, and overwhelmed, as they struggle to make sense of a massive amount of information—and misinformation—that exists on attachment issues. This book provides understanding, validation, and solutions for these caregivers. In it, the authors explain their innovative model of “team” treatment that includes an EMDR therapist and a family therapist. Best used in conjunction with therapeutic help, it walks readers through an array of parenting strategies that will lead them to a deeper understanding of their traumatized child, and better enable them to calm their behavior and improve their attachment security so they can heal.
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Author: John N. Briere,Cheryl B. Lanktree

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412981441

Category: Psychology

Page: 255

View: 3292

"This book, while conceived as a professional volume, can be used in a variety of courses. This book covers areas such as symptoms of trauma, how to assess and plan treatment, how to educate adolescents about their trauma, and how to intervene with family and in group therapy. It contains a variety of cases for illustrative purposes"--Provided by publisher.
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The Road to Emotional Recovery and Behavioral Change in Foster and Adopted Children

Author: Daniel A. Hughes

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 1461628474

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 868

This book shows how to work successfully with emotional and behavioral problems rooted in deficient early attachments. In particular, it addresses the emotional difficulties of many of the foster and adopted children living in our country who are unable to form secure attachments. Traditional interventions, which do not teach parents how to successfully engage the child, frequently do not provide the means by which the seriously damaged child can form the secure attachment that underlies behavioral change. Dr. Daniel Hughes maps out a treatment plan designed to help the child begin to experience and accept, from both the therapist and the parents, affective attunement that he or she should have received in the first few years of life. All children, at the core of their beings, need to be attached to someone who considers them to be very special and who is committed to providing for their ongoing care. Children who lose their birth parents desperately need such a relationship if they are to heal and grow. This book shows therapists how to facilitate this crucial bond. A Jason Aronson Book
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Helping Adolescents Engage with Life and Learning

Author: Dan Hughes

Publisher: Worth Publishers

ISBN: 9781903269138

Category: Attachment disorder in adolescence

Page: 224

View: 5701

Offers practical attachment-based strategies to support disaffected teenagers integrate into schools and society. This book enables teachers, psychologists, therapists and social workers to reach out to young people in fresh ways, establishing genuine connection and real possibilities for learning and hope.
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Author: Colby Pearce

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846429491

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

View: 4927

This book presents a short and accessible introduction to what 'attachment' means and how to recognise attachment disorders in children. The author explains how complex problems in childhood may stem from the parent-child relationship during a child's early formative years, and later from the child's engagement with the broader social world. It explores the mindset of difficult and traumatised children and the motivations behind their apparently antisocial and defensive tendencies. A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder includes case vignettes to illustrate examples, and offers a comprehensive set of tried-and-tested practical strategies for parents, carers and practitioners in supportive roles caring for children.
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