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Written by janetraumaparenting

The Effect of Pre-Birth Domestic Violence

Many children who come into the care system, and who are subsequently adopted or go into kinship or foster care, have lived with and around domestic violence and abuse. They…...

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Written by Amber

Identity

The subject of identity became topical recently due to an opinion piece by Fraser McAlpine in The Guardian about the idea that some people were being deterred from adopting children…...

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Written by Amber

Attachment Theory (FREE ACCESS)

Attachment Theory is one of the most influential theories that informs the work of adopters and foster carers. It provides a great theoretical foundation and many of the recent advances…

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Written by Amber

Brain Development

Most of us assume that human brains are fixed in their growth by the time of birth. We all expect that brains grow and absorb more information as children grow;…...

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Written by Amber

Trauma Memory

There are enormous misunderstandings about the way in which babies and young children “remember” their experiences. We assume that pre-verbal children can’t possibly retain trauma in their memory. For example,…...

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Written by Amber

The Impact of Shame

Children traumatised by neglect and abuse experience a double-whammy, negative effect in relation to shame. Firstly, their experiences mean that they are hypersensitive to shame and unable to tolerate it…....

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Written by Amber

Emotional Regulation (FREE ACCESS)

Adopted and fostered children often struggle to understand and manage their own emotions. Their emotions can be changeable and extreme. For example you may have had experience of your child…

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