New Families, Old Scripts: A Guide to the Language of Trauma and Attachment in Adoptive Families
Caroline Archer and Christine Gordon, Jessica Kingsley
STAR RATING: 5/5
For those working in the field of adoption, Archer and Gordon’s practical guidance is a must, writes Wanda Barnard.
The authors not only recognise the greater challenges of adoption work today, as well as the extra pressures faced by adopters, but they are full of user-friendly hints, advice and tips.
The book offers adopters, who will be the “primary agents of change” for any adopted child, strategies on parenting a challenging child.
Written in an easy-to-follow, jargon-free way it is relevant to adopters, social workers and anyone concerned with post-adoption support and permanent outcomes. It has clearly drawn on considerable experience and makes excellent use of real-life case examples, making it an ideal resource.
Wanda Barnard is a social worker, Essex Adoption Agency