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This book shows how to work successfully with emotional and behavioural problems rooted in deficient early attachments. In particular, it addresses the emotional difficulties of many of the foster and adopted children who are unable to form secure attachments. 

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The contributors to this book have all worked successfully on the front line with teenagers whose ability to make healthy relationships, or to find learning exciting or even possible, has been severely compromised by their past experiences of trauma, neglect and abuse. Each expert practitioner offers practical strategies, underpinned by attachment theory and their own extensive experience,

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By providing an overview of Theraplay and the psychological principles that it is based on, parents and carers will gain an understanding of the basic theory of the model along with practical ideas for applying Theraplay to everyday family life. Through everyday case studies and easy language, parents will gain confidence and learn new skills for emotional bonding, empathy, and acceptance in the relationship with their child.

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This book presents a composite case study of one child's developmental course following years of abuse and neglect, weaving theory and research into a powerful narrative it offers effective methods for facilitating attachment in children who have experienced serious trauma

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This 58 page book is brief, yet comprehensive and to the point. An easy read to help better understand the child with attachment disorder. 


 This Theraplay book shows how to use play to engage children in interactions that lead to competence, self-regulation, self-esteem, and trust.


A comprehensive guide for prospective and actual adoptive parents on how to understand and care for their adopted child and promote healthy attachment. This provides practical parenting strategies designed to enhance children's happiness and emotional health. 

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This comprehensive and authoritative book, aimed at all those involved in adoption and fostering, provides an accessible account of attachment concepts. 

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This positive book will help parents and carers understand how parenting with love and PACE (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy) is invaluable to a child's development, and will guide them through using this parenting attitude to help their child feel happy, confident and secure.

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