Recommended Reading List
Here are some books that we recommend for parents who are thinking of adopting children who have experienced trauma or loss:
Parenting from the Inside Out - Daniel J Siegel, MD and Mary Hartzel,
How a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive.
Teenagers and Attachment - Edited by Andrea Perry
Helping adolescents engage with life and learning.
Related by Adoption: a handbook for grandparents and other other relatives - Hedi Argent
New Families, Old Scripts - Caroline Archer and Christine Gordon
A Guide to the Language of Trauma and Attachment in Adoptive Families.
Nurturing Attachments - Kim S Golding
Supporting Children who are Fostered or Adopted.
Why Love Matters - Sue Gerhardt
How affection shapes a baby's brain.
Attachment-Focused Family Therapy - Daniel A Hughes
Facilitating Developmental Attachment - Daniel A Hughes
The Road to Emotional Recovery and Behavioural Changes in Foster and Adopted Children.
Growing Up Again - Jean Illsley Clarke and Connie Dawson
Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children.
Brain Based Parenting - Hughes and Baylin 2012
A compassionate overview for parents of the latest social neuroscience of parenting.
Preparing for Adoption: Everything Adopting Parents Need to Know About Preparations, Introductions and the First Few Weeks - Julia Davis and Adoptionplus
The ideal first book for prospective adopters.
The "Billy Says" Series - Joanne Alper
A set of 6 books designed for children that covers issues relating to fostering and adoption.
Parenting Adopted Teens - Rachel Staff
This guide will help parents to understand the impact of early trauma and the specific nature of the changes that occur during adolescence.