Dan Hughes talks to an adoptive parent about adoption
Directed and produced by Lesley Manning
The impact of trauma on children and how foster families and adoptive families can help them.
This DVD is the first in a series designed to enhance the preparation and training of foster carers and adoptive parents. In the DVD, Dan Hughes talks to an adoptive parent, Liz Harding, about the following issues:
- Recent research that has extended our understanding of the impact of trauma on children and their early development.
- The role of foster carers and adoptive parents as “therapeutic parents”. How parents can help children develop more secure and positive attachments, even if they are only caring for them for a short time.
- Long term support to families and parents in strategies for coping with oppositional behaviour.
- The role of social worker and therapists in helping children to develop attachments. How a developmental approach to attachment formation has changed the way therapists work with children.