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    DescriptionMost adopted children and their families will, sooner or later, encounter the challenges of dealing with unresolved attachment issues or early traumatic experiences. "New Families, Old Scripts" is an accessible introduction to understanding these challenges and helping children and their families to develop a shared language and understanding of one another. Steeped in the experience of the authors, the book offers a wealth of practical guidance and intervention in a no-nonsense style that will be readily understandable to both families and the professionals who work with them. Case examples bring the issues to life, while sample letters addressed to the parent offer sensitive, jargon-free advice on the issues they are likely to encounter - whether it be dealing with anger and aggression, understanding sibling issues or how to react to sexualised behaviour. The authors also explain some of the theoretical background to trauma to encourage a better understanding of the relationship between trauma, attachment and development. The accessible combination of theoretical approaches and practical advice makes "New Families, Old Scripts" an ideal resource for social workers and adoptive or foster parents. Family Futures Consortium provides services for parents and professionals working with adopted and fostered children, including training and consultation for statutory and voluntary agencies nationwide. In their therapeutic work with families, they have evolved a unique intensive, multi-disciplinary approach to supporting children with attachment and trauma-related difficulties.

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    New Families, Old Scripts
    A Guide to the Language of Trauma and Attachment in Adoptive Families
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Caroline Archer, By (author) Christine Gordon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    ISBN 13: 9781843102588
    ISBN 10: 1843102587

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JHBK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: CF
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Libri: I-CF
    B&T General Subject: 670
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 41
    BISAC V2.8: FAM034000
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15350
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY004000
    DC22: 649/.145, 649.145
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    BISAC V2.8: FAM004000
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    LC classification: HV875 .A682 2006
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    Thema V1.0: JHBK
    Edition statement
    New ed.
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    Publication date
    01 May 2006
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    Author Information
    Caroline Archer is an adoptive parent, consultant and trainer in adoption support, parent mentor and a member of the Family Futures team. She has authored two best-selling adoption-related books, First Steps in Parenting the Child who Hurts and Next Steps in Parenting the Child Who Hurts, both of which are published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Christine Gordon is an adoptive parent with many years' experience, and co-founder and Co-director of Family Futures Consortium, London
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements. Foreword by Alan Burnell, Family Futures. Introduction. Thumbnail sketches. Alphabet of Issues. 1. Accent on change. 2. Aggressive and angry behaviour. 3. Attention seeking/ needing. 4. Basic building blocks of the brain. 5. Bedtime and sleep. 6. Cracking the code. 7. Control issues. 8. Cradling for closeness and comfort. 9. Critical connections. 10. Dealing with danger. 11. Dissociative connections. 12. Dissociative states. 13. Eating and food issues. 14. Emotional outbursts. 15. F is for feelings. 16. F1 kids. 17. Games to encourage attachment. 18. Good child (am I being good enough?) 19. Impact on parents. 20. Looking after yourself. 21. Managing separations. 22. 'NO'. 23. Nutrition. 24. Putting it all behind us. 25. Puzzling pain responses. 26. Reassurance or validation. 27. Rivalry between siblings. 28. Rudeness and swearing. 29. Self-regulation. 30. Sensory issues. 31. Sexualised behaviour. 32. Taking, borrowing or stealing. 33. Terrible shame. 34. Think toddler think (T3). 35. What not to do! 36. Your way forward - final reflections. 37. References. Resources and related reading. Index.