Author: Nancy L. Thomas
Release Date: 2008-08
When Love is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting Children with RAD-Reactive Attachment Disorder brings hope and healing tools to parents and professionals working to help challenging children. Effective interventions, a full step by step plan, clearer insight and understanding make a powerful difference in helping children heal. If you want to make a difference in the life of a hurting child, this book will do it! This plan was honed on some of the most difficult children in the US and has been used successfully to help thousands of children around the world. Children can learn to be respectful, responsible and fun to be with. This book tells the reader how to do it and then zaps them with a boost of encouragement to get started!
Author: Mantak Chia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2008-08-12
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
A guide to the foundational practice of “smiling to the organs” to promote deep relaxation and internal health • Presents exercises that dissolve the physical and mental tensions that can cause energy blockages and unhealthy chi flow • Shows how to recognize illness at its inception on the organ level and how to balance the emotions to heal it The Inner Smile is a practice that focuses gratitude and joy on the internal organs to resolve the physical and mental tensions that can lead to illness. In Taoism negative emotions--anger, sadness, depression, fear, and worry--are seen as low-grade energy that causes chronic disease and steals our major life force by creating energy blockages. Master Mantak Chia shows that the internal awareness produced by the simple yet powerful Inner Smile meditation practice flushes the organs of poisonous negative energy that may be blocking chi energy flow in order to nourish the entire body. Just as a genuine outer smile transmits positive energy and has the power to warm and heal, an inner smile produces a high grade of energy that promotes powerful internal healing, deep relaxation, happiness, and longevity. Smiling to the organs and thanking them for the work they do helps to reawaken the intelligence of the body, which, once activated, can dissipate emotional imbalances and inner disharmony before serious illness manifests.
This engaging book provides the reader with the theoretical foundations of human socialization and the attachment formation between caregiver and infant. Catherine Swanson Cain clearly defines the concept of an attachment disorder, presents assessment information along with a detailed list of symptoms related to attachment, and details treatment strategies using case studies to help the reader visualize how to use those strategies with specific behavior. Accessibly written, Attachment Disorders will not only be a helpful tool for the seasoned clinician, but also for anyone wanting to understand traumatized children.
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.
Author: Theresa Ann Fraser
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
"If you have the love in your heart and the courage to adopt a child from a traumatized background, then you must have this book." -- Robert Rich, PhD, anxietyanddepression-help.com This booklet is a fact-filled resource for adoptive parents who have a child with trauma and attachment disruption experiences. Fraser provides tips and strategies that can be considered before placement as well as days, weeks, and months after your child joins your family. It addresses the day-to-day issues that new parents often get stuck on and provides info on the "Four S's" parenting plan that she shares with families (safety, structure, supervision and support). Readers will: Understand how kids with trauma and attachment disruptions first require emotional safety Learn how providing structure will help your child connect with your family Discover the importance of providing engaging supervision Affirm that adoptive parents need support and learn how to help Therapists' Acclaim for Adopting a Child with Trauma... "The subtitle of this little book is apt: it is a practical guide. If you are considering adopting, read it first. It may well put you off, but that's better than taking in an already troubled child, only to pass the load on to someone else, causing another experience of rejection and loss for the child." --Robert Rich, PhD. anxietyanddepression-help.com "Anyone adopting a child with a history of trauma will find this in work a wealth of practical advice. Its very shortness is a virtue when parenting is already so demanding. Effective parenting, including adoptive parenting, comes out of knowledge and understanding was well as love. Theresa Fraser cuts to the chase with just what you need to know to be prepared to meet the challenges of adopting a traumatized child." Marian K. Volkman, editor of "Children and Traumatic Incident Reduction" Learn more at www.theresafraser.com From Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com
Author: Heather T. Forbes
Release Date: 2012-03-28
Genre: Family & Relationships
Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control covers in detail the effects of trauma on the body-mind and how trauma alters children's behavioral responses. The first four chapters help parents and professionals clearly understand the neurological research behind the basic model given in this book, deemed, 'The Stress Model.' While scientifically based in research, it is written in an easy to understand and easy to grasp format for anyone working with or parenting children with severe behaviors. The next seven chapters are individually devoted to seven behaviors typically seen with attachment-challenged children. These include lying, stealing, hoarding and gorging, aggression, defiance, lack of eye contact, and yes, even a chapter that talks candidly about how parents appear hostile and angry when they work to simply maintain their families from reaching complete states of chaos. Each of these chapters talks in depth on these specific behaviors and gives vivid and contrasting examples of how this love-based approach works to foster healing and works to develop relationships, as opposed to the fear-based traditional attachment parenting approaches that are being advocated in today's attachment field. The authors end with a Parenting Bonus Section: true testimonials from parents who have been able to make significant changes in their homes with this model of parenting, giving real-life examples of how they have been able to find the healing, peace, and love that they had been seeking prior to working through the techniques outlined in this book.
This is my story a young boy's journey, and the many hurdles I had to get through in order to overcome Reactive Attachment Disorder. It is a story of sadness, anger, frustration, courage and finally hope! The courage to fight through and continue to defy the odds that were set in place. You will travel back in time to see a young child's life, a child who experienced first hand abuse, neglect, feeling alone, and ending up in a residential treatment facility. Then, against all odds, I witnessed miracles that I never thought possible. You will see how hope, determination and making tough choices proved in the end to be the ultimate healing tools.
Author: LINDA J. RICE
Release Date: 2018-04
Is your child defiant, often angry, frequently lying, inordinately affectionate to strangers, lacking in remorse, and seemingly unable to trust anyone? Antisocial behaviors and attitudes like these can lead to a diagnosis of Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). Adopted children are especially prone to develop it. Parenting the Difficult Child: A Biblical Perspective on Reactive Attachment Disorder applies a biblical lens to a child exhibiting defiant and aggressive behaviors and RAD characteristics. Using specific examples and practical implementation ideas, it explains how parents can apply the clear, practical solutions of Scripture to address the habituated heart motivations, thoughts, and actions of an alienated, angry child. It shows how to get to heart issues and how to handle manipulation. The behaviors of the antisocial child challenge the whole family. Two chapters are devoted to encouraging and guiding parents and siblings who may themselves struggle with difficult emotions. Part three concisely explains several primary attachment theories and contrasts them with biblical principles. For example, what does the Bible say about the idea that children labeled with RAD do not trust and lack a conscience? It provides biblical principles pertinent for evaluating behavioral research and attachment therapies. Christian parents, counselors, and pastors will find this practical book helpful for learning what the Bible says about difficult children, including those labeled with RAD, and how to parent them.
Author: Tina Traster
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
“Traster’s memoir is simultaneously unnerving and inspirational. The adoption world—and everyone surrounding it (meaning everyone)—needs to better understand the realities that affect so many children being adopted from orphanages today.” —Adam Pertman, president, The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, and author of Adoption Nation In this starkly honest memoir, award-winning journalist Tina Traster tells her moving Russian-adoption story, from dealing with the bleak landscape and inscrutable adoption handlers in Siberia, to her feelings of ambivalence at being a new mother in her forties, to her growing realization over months then years that something was “not quite right” with her daughter, Julia. Traster describes her despair as she blamed her mothering skills for her daughter’s troublesome behavioral issues, until she came to understand that Julia suffered from reactive attachment disorder, a condition associated with infants and young children who have been neglected, abused, or orphaned. She describes how with commitment and acceptance, she and her husband have closed the gulf between them and their daughter to form a loving bond, and provides practical advice for parents struggling with attachment issues. Tina Traster has contributed to numerous publications including the New York Times, the New York Post, Huffington Post, Family Circle, and many more. She lives in Valley Cottage, New York. Melissa Fay Greene is the author of five books, including There Is No Me Without You and No Biking in the House Without a Helmet. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Why doesn't traditional parenting work for children with Reactive Attachment Disorder? What drives their obsession with control? What would make things better? Parenting an adopted child with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) is often a daily struggle with incomprehensible behavior. The child can be controlling and manipulative, with lengthy and intense tantrums. They do not seem to learn from consequences, making it appear they have no sense of cause and effect. Traditional parenting techniques backfire. Things typical children respond to immediately will either not have an effect, or will escalate a child with RAD. Parents feel it is their fault. They are overwhelmed and exhausted, with good reason. Parenting Pandora explores what motivates children with RAD, and how to use it to gain positive changes. It explains why standard parenting recommendations do not work and how the child perceives them. Practical tips and unconventional strategies for approaching common issues are described, as well as techniques to neutralize controlling behavior. Written by a mom who obsessively sought answers. Finding little more than vague concepts and ineffective or unrealistic techniques, she tried hundreds, possibly thousands, of ways to make things better for her daughter. With a little sarcasm and a little humor, she wrote down what she discovered.
Author: Terry M. Levy
Release Date: 1999-11-24
The emotional attachment of a child to caregivers, and the attachment of the caregivers to the child, is of vital importance to the child's socioemotional development. Proper attachment can affect one's ability to feel and express love, moral development, motivation to achieve, and sense of identity. Modern industrial societies have seen a recent surge in attachment problems, yet there has been little information on clinical interventions for attachment disorders. The Handbook of Attachment Interventions meets this need by providing information on diverse patient populations across different therapeutic philosophies, while providing specific techniques for treating attachment disordered children and their families. The book begins with a discussion of how attachment disorders relate to subsequent antisocial behavior patterns and other disorders, as well as general issues parents may encounter with an attachment disordered child. Subsequent chapters discuss special patient populations (the adopted child, military families, etc.) and techniques for intervention. Practitioners in clinical, private practice, managed care, and hospital settings, social workers, developmental psychologists, and interested parents find the Handbook of Attachment Interventions a valuable reference.
Author: Kim S. Golding
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Family & Relationships
Troubled children need special parenting to build attachments and heal from trauma. This book provides a parenting model that parents and carers can follow to incorporate love, play, acceptance, curiosity and empathy into their parenting. These elements are vital to a child's development and will help children to feel confident, secure and happy.