Thinking Psychologically About Children Who Are Looked After and Adopted

Thinking Psychologically About Children Who Are Looked After and Adopted
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9780470092026
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E-Book
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398
Autor:
Kim S. Golding
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Englisch
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Assessment, intervention and living with children who are lookedafter or adopted all require an understanding of psychology and itsapplication.
This innovative collection makes thinking psychologically aboutlooked after and adopted children accessible and, in doing so,provides an insight into the world of these children. Informed byresearch, practice and psychological theory, this volume providesan overview of the area and considers the context for helpingchildren change and develop. It goes on to describe in detail thetechniques and approaches used by clinicians, and explains howinterventions can be developed and adapted for children and youngpeople living in residential, foster and adoptive care. Carefulconsideration is also given to carers and families living withthese children.

With its multi-disciplinary approach, ThinkingPsychologically About Children Who Are Looked After and Adoptedwill appeal to all professionals involved in the care and educationof placed children. It will also be of interest to policy makersand lecturers and students of social work.
About the Editors.

Contributors.

Foreword by David Howe.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. Being Heard: Listening to the Voices of Young People, andtheir Families (Kim S. Golding, Helen R. Dent, Ruth Nissim and LizStott).

Part I: MAPPING THE TERRITORY.

2. Holding it All Together: Creating Thinking Networks (LizStott).

3. The Zoo of Human Consciousness: Adversity, Brain Developmentand Health (Helen R. Dent with Sharon Brown).

4. 'Like Highly Polished Mirrors': EducationalPsychology and Support for the Education of Looked After andAdopted Children (Anne Peake).

Addendum to Part I: Supporting the Looked After Child in School:A Case Example (Helen Hill).

Part II: CREATING A CONTEXT FOR CHANGE.

5. A Snapshot in Time: The Role of Psychological Assessment ofChildren and Young People in the Court System (Jenny Stevenson andCatherine Hamilton-Giachritsis).

6. Engaging the Network: Consultation for Looked After andAdopted Children (Helen R. Dent and Kim S. Golding).

7. Finding the Light at the End of the Tunnel: ParentingInterventions for Adoptive and Foster Carers (Kim S. Golding).

8. Being Adopted: Psychological Services for Adopting Families(Julie Hudson).

9. More thanWalls: The Context of Residential Care (RuthNissim).

Part III: THERAPEUTIC SPACES FOR DIRECT WORKING.

10. Home From Home: Interventions within Residential Settings(Ruth Nissim).

11. Opening the Door: How Can Therapy Help the Child and YoungPerson Living in Foster or Adoptive Homes? (Kim S. Golding with AnnCourtney and Jane Foulkes).

12. 'Forgotten Miseries': Can Attachment Theory Helpto Guide Interventions? (Kim S. Golding).

Conclusion: Travelling Hopefully - The Journey Continues(iz Stott, Ruth Nissim, Helen R. Dent and Kim S. Golding).

Index.

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