I wanted to share with you an AWESOME reference. This is one of the coolest things I have seen available FREE for adoptive parents. Having been that parent asking all the questions the first year home and doing all the research, I see this as one of the most valuable tools a parent could put in their toolbox. Go download this at EMK right away and use it, or give it to a family who is in their first year or still waiting for their anticipated child. This is a great resource. Realistic Expectations the First Year Home by EMK press.
From the topics included you can see that this is a well thought out and highly helpful 50 pages. This is only a few of the topics, go to the link to see all of them and download.
Strategies for Building Attachment
by Karleen Gribble, BRurSc, PhD,
Top Ten Tips for Successful First Year Parenting
by Deborah Gray, MSW, MPA
Why Grandma Can’t Pick Up the Baby
by Sheena Macrae and Karleen Gribble
Alone No More...Recognizing Post Adoption Depression
by Heatherly Bucher
Adding The Oldest
by Terra Trevor
Unexpected Special Needs
by Nancy Hemenway
How Can You Combat the Effects of an Orphanage
By Mary Beth Williams, PhD, LCSW, CTS
The Impact of Trauma on the Adopted Child and Ten Keys to Healing
Trauma in the Adopted Child
by B. Bryan Post
How to Find a Therapist Experienced in Attachment and/or Trauma
by the Attachment Disorder Network
Sensory Integration And the Internationally Adopted Child
By Barbara Elleman, MHS, OTR/L, BCP
Help Your Child Ward Off a Mad Attack
by Lynne Namke, EdD
Strategies to Deal with Anger and Power Struggles
by Christopher J. Alexander, PhD
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