A Practical Guide to Caring for Children and Teenagers with Attachment Difficulties

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Feb 15, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
11
Chapter One
15
Chapter Two
39
Chapter Three
67
Chapter Four
99
Chapter Five
121
Chapter Six
141
Chapter Seven
169
Chapter Eight
191
Bibliography
205
Index
217
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Chris Taylor has over twenty years’ experience as a practitioner and manager working with vulnerable and traumatized children. He is interested in a therapeutic approach to recovery from early trauma that is rooted in attachment theory. Although he continues day by day to manage a small, therapeutic, residential unit, he is actively involved in training residential workers, foster carers, social workers, therapists and managers in an attachment perspective to residential and foster care.

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