Nurturing Attachments Training Resource: Running Parenting Groups for Adoptive Parents and Foster or Kinship Carers

Nurturing Attachments Training Resource: Running Parenting Groups for Adoptive Parents and Foster or Kinship Carers


By (author) Kim S. Golding

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  • Format: Paperback | 308 pages
  • Dimensions: 214mm x 274mm x 24mm | 820g
  • Publication date: 28 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1849053286
  • ISBN 13: 9781849053280
  • Sales rank: 135,403

Product description

Nurturing Attachments Training Resource is a group-work programme designed to provide support and guidance to adoptive parents and foster or kinship carers. Based on attachment theory and an understanding of the impact of trauma on children's development and security, it provides an authoritative set of ideas for therapeutically parenting children. The training resource includes theoretical content and process notes for facilitators, and a range of activities supported by a CD-ROM with photocopiable reflective diary sheets, activity sheets and handouts. It is structured into 3 modules with 6 sessions per module. Module 1: Provides an understanding of attachment theory, patterns of attachment and an introduction to therapeutic parenting. Module 2: Introduces the House Model of Parenting, providing guidance on how to help the children experience the family as a secure base. Module 3: Continues exploring the House Model of Parenting, with consideration of how parents can both build a relationship with the children and manage their behaviour. This will be an invaluable resource for psychologists, social workers and other professionals involved in training foster carers and adoptive parents, as well as residential child care workers and kinship carers.

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Author information

Kim S. Golding is a clinical psychologist who works in Worcestershire, England where she was influential in the founding of the Integrated Service for Looked After Children - a multi-agency, holistic service providing support for foster, adoptive and residential parents, schools and the range of professionals supporting children growing up in care or in adoptive families. Kim was trained and mentored by Dan Hughes in the use of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). She is on the board of the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute supporting the use of DDP in Europe, USA and Canada. She accredits and trains professionals in the approach in the UK and has been invited to speak about this work internationally. Kim is author of Nurturing Attachments: Supporting Children who are Fostered and Adopted; co-author with Dan Hughes of Creating Loving Attachments: Parenting with PACE to Nurture Confidence and Security in the Troubled Child; and lead author of two observational checklists designed for use in educational settings, Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in Preschool Settings (for children aged 0-4) and Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in School (for children aged 5-11). All these titles are available from Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Table of contents

cknowledgements. Introduction. General Guidance for Running the Group. A Summary of the Evidence Base for the Programme. Programme Contents. Module 1. Session 1. Introduction to Attachment Theory. Session 2. Introduction to Patterns of Attachment and the Organised Patterns. Session 3. The Disorganised Pattern of Attachment and Developmental Trauma. Session 4. Parenting and Attachment Patterns. Session 5. Emotional Regulation, Mentalization and Developing Mind-mindedness. Session 6. Therapeutic Parenting. Module 2. Session 1. The House Model of Parenting: Creating a Secure Base. Session 2. Empathy and Support from the Secure Base. Session 3. Using Attunement to increase Empathy. Session 4. Protecting the Family Atmosphere. Session 5. Creating a Feeling of Belonging for the Child. Session 6. Looking After Yourself. Module 3. Session 1. Helping the Child with Relationships. Session 2. Session Title: Parenting with PACE. Session 3. Providing Structure and Supervision. Session 4. Managing Confrontation and Coercive Interactions. Session 5. Managing Behaviour Whilst Maintaining a Secure Base. Session 6. Managing Behaviour with PACE. References. CD-ROM content: Module 1. Sessions 1-6. Reflection Diary Sheets. Activity Sheets. Handouts. Module 2. Sessions 1-6. Reflection Diary Sheets. Activity Sheets. Handouts. Module 3. Sessions 1-6. Reflection Diary Sheets. Activity Sheets. Handouts. Reading List. Glossary.