Securely Attached: How Understanding Childhood Trauma Will Transform Your Parenting - a Handbook For Adoptive and Foster Parents
: Has Trauma Affected the Child You're Caring For? Just as you prepared your home to welcome a new child, it is important to prepare your heart and mind-especially if the child has suffered from a background of...
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Has Trauma Affected the Child You're Caring For?
Just as you prepared your home to welcome a new child, it is important to prepare your heart and mind-especially if the child has suffered from a background of trauma. Perhaps your invitation for love is met with hostility, and you find that this new member of your family rejects connection. If so, then it's critical to acknowledge the effects of trauma on a child's ability to attach.
Mike and Kristin Berry realized this when they became adoptive and foster parents. In their twenty-year marriage, they have had the joy of adopting eight children and fostering twenty-three. They now offer guidance from their own journey to others parenting a child who has experienced past trauma. In Securely Attached, they offer practical insights that are supported by therapeutic and medical facts, so all parents can provide best for the children in their care. You'll learn:
-How trauma changes the brain
-How to identify trauma-induced behaviors
-How to identify attachment disorders
-How to advocate for your child in the community.
Get the help you need to better care for the children in your home. Discover how you can create a family and home that is safe and supportive so your children can grow to trust and become securely attached.
Mike Berry is cocreator of the award-winning blog Confessions of an Adoptive Parent and the adoptive and foster support site Oasis Community . He's also a contributing writer for Disney's babble.com and TheGoodMenProject.com . Mike and his wife, Kristin, have cared for dozens of children through foster care and have adopted all eight of their children.
Author KRISTIN BERRY and her husband Mike saw the need for foster parents after adopting their first child, and after having cared for 22 children, they are parents to seven more children, which they have adopted. Two have been diagnosed with a form of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD). There is no cure for FASD, but there is still hope and encouragement to be found for the millions of families affected by FASD. Kristen and Mike have their ministry at confessionsofanadoptiveparent.com, which has tens of thousands of visitors each month, and a popular podcast.