Connecting with Kids Through Stories: Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children

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Dezember 2011



This is an accessible guide to using therapeutic stories to help connect with troubled adopted children. It demonstrates how parents and professionals can create their own stories to help children heal, and explains the theory behind the therapy. This second edition includes updated research and full sample stories.


Foreword. Acknowledgements Legacy of an Adopted Child. Introduction.
1. The Internal Working Model.
2. Putting the Pieces Together: Discovering the Child's Model.
3. Narratives that Bond, Heal and Teach.
4. Parental Attunement and Regulation.
5. Claiming Narratives.
6. Trauma Narratives.
7. Developmental Narratives.
8. Successful Child Narratives.
9. Stories, Stories and More Stories.
10. Conclusion. Appendix A. EMDR. Appendix B. Story Construction Guide. References. Resources and Recommended Reading. Index.


The authors are all based at the Family Attachment and Counseling Center, Minnesota, USA. Denise B. Lacher is a psychologist who specializes in treating children who have experienced maltreatment in early life. Todd Nichols is Executive Director. He is co-recipient of the 2008 Pro Humanitate Award issued by the Center for Child Welfare Policy and sole recipient of the 2007 New Horizons Award issued by the Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children. Melissa Nichols is a marriage and family therapist who specializes in treating children who have experienced abandonment, neglect, and abuse early in life. Joanne C. May is a licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist and founder of the Family Attachment and Counseling Center. She has over 50 years' experience working with families, children and adolescents.
EAN: 9781849058698
ISBN: 1849058695
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2011
Seitenanzahl: 238 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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