• Daniel A Hughes   This book shows how to work successfully with emotional and behavioral problems rooted in deficient early attachments. In particular, it addresses the emotional difficulties of many of the foster and adopted children living in our country who are unable to form secure attachments. Traditional interventions, which do not teach parents how to successfully engage the child, frequently do not provide the means by which the seriously damaged child can form the secure attachment that underlies behavioral change. Dr. Daniel Hughes maps out a treatment plan designed to help the child begin to experience and accept, from both the therapist and the parents, affective attunement that he or she should have received in the first few years of life. Hughes' approach includes: ―Using foster and adopted parents as co-therapists ―Teaching differentiation between old and new parents ―Overcoming the perception of discipline as abusive ―Framing misbehavior, discipline, conflicts, and parental authority as important aspects of a child's learning to trust. All children, at the core of their beings, need to be attached to someone who considers them to be very special and who is committed to providing for their ongoing care. Children who lose their birth parents desperately need such a relationship if they are to heal and grow. This book shows therapists how to facilitate this crucial bond. Buy on Amazon
  • A companion piece useful for working through Hope For Healing.
  • Richard J. Delaney, Ph.D. "Fostering Changes outlines a way for helping professionals to consult with and teach foster and adoptive parents to better understand and help their children."--Fostering Changes Foster, kinship, and adopted children often experience neglect, abuse, malnutrition, or other trauma before being placed in foster/adoptive care. Consequential emotional disruptions often present problematic acting out behavior that can cause caregivers to question if and how the children receive optimal treatment in their homes. Drawing on attachment theory and research, Fostering Changes addresses these concerns through focus on understanding children from troubled environments and helping them feel secure and valuable so they accept parents as partners and caregivers.... Buy on Amazon
  •   Deborah D. Gray and Megan Clarke Packed full of great ideas for fun games and activities, this book encourages positive attachments between a parent or carer and their child. When it comes to choosing the best games to play with children who have difficulties attaching, it is often hard to know how to play with a purpose. This book contains fun, age-appropriate games along with an explanation of why they matter. All the games included are designed for specific age ranges, from infants to older children, and help to address particular needs in children that are known to affect attachment, including fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. It provides an easy-to-understand description of attachment and reveals the crucial role that play has in forming attachments. Written for parents and carers, as well as for use by professionals, it is full of strategies to help build healthy attachments in children who have experienced early trauma. Buy on Amazon
  • Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram The American Booksellers Book of the Year nominee is available as a sturdy board book for the youngest of children. Little Nutbrown Hare wants to show Big Nutbrown Hare how very much he loves him - but love as big as his is very hard to measure! Buy on Amazon
  • Jude Cassidy, Ph.D.; Phillip R. Shaver, Ph.D. From foremost authorities, this comprehensive work is more than just the standard reference on attachment-it has “become indispensable” in the field. Coverage includes the origins and development of attachment theory; biological and evolutionary perspectives; and the role of attachment processes in personality, relationships, and mental health across the lifespan. Buy on Amazon
  • Healing Trauma Through Sensory Integration and Occupational Therapy Treatment

    2 Session Training Starts: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 7:30 pm – 9 pm CST ** after adding, click on View Cart to complete payment
  • The six-hour DVD follows the topics introduced in ATTACh's book Hope for Healing: A handbook for parents of children who have disorders of attachment. The accompanying Study Guide can also be used as a springboard for discussion of the issues and techniques presented. The presenter is Mary M. McGowan, Executive Director of ATTACh and adoptive parent of five. This DVD will help parents, family members, educators, and others learn to support children on their path to healthy, loving, and trusting relationships.

  • Attachment Training for Parents and Professionals

    5 Session Training Starts: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm – 9 pm CST ** after adding, click on View Cart to complete payment
  • by Marion Dane Bauer A rhyming story about a parent's unlimited love for a child--in the same format as the bestselling book I Love You Through and Through, and with pictures by the same illustrator. "How do I love you? Let me count the ways. I love you as the sun loves the bright blue days . . ." In this board book with padded covers, a parent declares her love...as the bees love a flower, a duck loves a shower, a bird loves to sing, a bear loves the spring. Written by Newbery-award-winning author Marion Dane Bauer, inspired by the poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and with pictures by Caroline Jayne Church, illustrator of the bestselling I Love You Through and Through. Buy on Amazon
  • Rose A. Lewis and Jane Dyer This story of a woman who travels to China to adopt a baby girl, based on the author's own experiences, is a celebration of the love and joy a baby brings into the home. Full color. Buy on Amazon
  • by Laura Duksta (Author), Karen Keesler (Illustrator) "The book is considered one of the best selling self-published children's titles of all times and has won numerous awards." – CITY SMART MAGAZINE "Digital technology and a little sweat equity helped Laura Duksta pull off an unlikely career switch from bartender to successful children's book author...With $10,000 of her mom's money riding on the first 3000 copies of her children's book... Duksta, who lost her hair due to childhood illness, persevered." – USA TODAY Buy on Amazon
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