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Improving Sensory Processing in Traumatized Children: Practical Ideas to Help Your Child’s Movement, Coordination and Body Awareness by Sarah Lloyd

About this book Occupational and play therapist, Sarah Lloyd, explains how early trauma can prevent basic sensory processing pathways from being correctly established and offers ideas for how you can use physical activities to help re-build your child’s underdeveloped systems.

When Daisy Met Tommy by Jules Belle

About this book A helpful insight for prospective adopters who already have birth children, this book (written by her mother) shares how six-year-old Daisy feels about her parents’ decision to adopt a baby and how she finds the adoption process.

Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency: A Comprehensive Guide to Promoting Understanding and Healing in Adoption, Foster Care, Kinship Families and Third Party Reproduction

About this book This theoretical guide introduces the seven core issues that affect those involved in adoption and permanency (including birth parents, adoptive parents, foster parents, kinship carers and children) and offers techniques for growth and healing.

Life Books for Adopted Children by Joy Rees

About this book Joy Rees’ explains her approach to life story work with children, featuring simple explanations of complex concepts, practical examples, helpful suggestions and checklists.

Me, the Boy, and The Monster: Exploring the Psychology of Adoption and Trauma by Cat McGill

About this book Cat McGill uses her background in developmental psychology as well as her own experiences with her adopted son to explore the effect of trauma on children and their parents.

The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting: The Small Stuff, The Big Stuff and The Stuff In Between by Sally Donovan

About this book Adoptive mum and advocate of therapeutic parenting, Sally Donovan, offers realistic advice on how to respond to day-to-day challenges such as meltdowns, anxiety and changes to routines, as well how to be a strong parent who can protect and nurture an adopted child.

How to Prepare Yourself to Parent A Child From The Care System by Helen Oakwater

About this book Adoptive mum Helen Oakwater, takes an in-depth look at parenting a child from the care system, exploring what to expect from an adopted or fostered child, how to understand a child’s wants and needs, and how to increase your empathy and understanding.

Adopting a Child: The Definitive Guide to Adoption in the UK by Jenifer Lord

About this book Child placement consultant, Jenifer Lord, explains what kind of children need adopting, what sort of people adoption agencies are looking for and why, the legal aspects and costs of adoption, information about intercountry adoption and adoption of stepchildren and what happens after adoption.

The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting by Sarah Naish

About this book In this introduction to therapeutic parenting – which is especially effective for children with attachment difficulties or who have experienced trauma – Sarah Naish advises on how parents can respond to 60 common problems, including aggressive behaviour and difficulties with sleep.

Preparing for Adoption by Julia Davis

About this book Therapist and social worker, Julia Davis, explains how you can prepare yourself and your home for adoption, from establishing a family environment that will meet your child’s attachment needs to guiding your family on how they can support you as adoptive parents.