Psychology of Orphans

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iUniverse, Oct 22, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 248 pages
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Psychology of Orphans is written by Dr. Lyudmila Shipitsyna Rector of the Institute of Special Education and Psychology Saint-Petersburg, Russia. She has a Doctorate in Science and Biology and works as an honored professor in this specialty in the Russian Federation. Considered an expert and pioneer in this field in Russia, she has authored over 400 publications. Today these books have formed the foundation in teaching on special education within Russia and beyond. Psychology of Orphans is the combination of written theory with the clinical practice and experience of dealing with orphans, adoptions and families.

Psychology of Orphans was written as a resource book for students, researchers, academics and professionals. Those who work with orphans and families with special needs children affected by social and psychological problems will find Psychology of Orphans invaluable.

Any potential adoptive parent needs to know the research and conclusions that Psychology of Orphans reveals. Question on children's behaviors and actions are answered presenting a better understanding of those from state institutions.

The exciting fact that sets Psychology of Orphans apart from other books is that the research obtained is for the first time based from within Russia.

 

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Contents

1 THE MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF PROBLEM CHILDHOOD IN RUSSIA
1
2 DEVELOPMENT OF A CHILDS PERSONALITY UNDER THE CONDITIONS OF INSTITUTIONALIZATION
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3 DEVIATIONS OF A CHILDS SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITHIN INSTITUTIONS
45
4 DEVELOPMENT OF SYSTEMSAND OF INSTITUTIONS FOR THE CARE OF ORPHANS AND CHILDREN ABANDONED BY THEIR PARENTS
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5 THE FORMS OF FAMILY UPBRINGING OF ORPHANS AND CHILDREN LEFT WITHOUT PARENTAL CARE
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6 PATRONATE AS A NEW SYSTEM OF FAMILY UPBRINGING
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7 MODELS OF PATRONATE CARE
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8 LEGAL REGULATIONS IN RESPECT OF SOCIAL PROTECTION OF CHILDREN THEIR EDUCATION AND CARE
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PRACTICAL THOUGHTS ON ADOPTION RESEARCH AND ITS USE
201
INTRODUCTION
203
CANADIAN EXAMPLE
205
INTERNATIONAL INFLUENCE
207
ADOPTION HISTORY AND RESEARCH
213
REFERENCE
229
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Dr. Lyudmila M. Shipitsyna is a Rector of the Institute of Special Education and Psychology in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. An author of more than 400 publications, Dr. Shipitsyna was inducted into Cambridge University?s Order of Friendship, receiving recognition as one of the 2,000 greatest people of the 20th century, for leadership and research in special education.

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