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Adopting the Hurt Child
Adopting the Hurt Child
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Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids - A Guide for Parents and Professionals
by Gregory C. Keck & Regina M. Kupecky

Without avoiding the grim statistics, this book reveals the real hope that hurting children can be healed through adoptive and foster parents, social workers, and others who care. Includes information on foreign adoptions.

Product Details

Format: paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781600062896
Pub. Date: June 2009

Meet the Author

Gregory C. Keck, PhD, is the founder of the Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio as well as a psychologist and adoptive parent of two sons. He is coauthor of Parenting the Hurt Child and author of Parenting Adopted Adolescents.

Regina M. Kupecky, LSW, is a therapist who treats children with attachment disorders at the Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio. She has been named "Adoption Worker of the Year" by the Ohio Department of Human Services and is coauthor of Parenting the Hurt Child.

Table of Contents

  1. The Child Who Waits: A Long Road to Love
  2. The Child with Attachment Difficulties: Common Behaviors of Kids with Attachment Disorders
  3. The Cycle of Bonding: Interruptions from Abuse and Neglect
  4. The Toll of Impermanence: A Child Welfare System in Crisis
  5. Putting Together a Family: Issues That Affect Placement
  6. Dreams and Realities: Phases of the Adoption Process
  7. Intercountry Adoptions: The Unique Challenges
  8. Getting Used to Each Other: Early Issues in the Adoptive Family
  9. Siblings: The Old, the New, the Feelings!
  10. Giving Your Child a History: Regina’s Bag of Tricks
  11. Treatment for the Hurt Child: Making It Effective
  12. When Adoption Fails: Parents and Kids in Crisis
  13. When Adoption Works: Healing the Hurt Child
  14. Success Stories: Four Families Who Made It Work
  15. Reflections from the Trenches: What It’s Like to Hurt and Heal
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