"Rebuilding Attachments with Traumatized Children: Healing from Losses, Violence, Abuse, and Neglect is a therapeutic guide to helping troubled children move beyond the traumatic experiences that haunt them. Dr. Richard Kagan presents critical information on how to understand - and surmount - the impact of loss, neglect, separation, and violence on children's development, how to discover and foster strengths in children and their families, and how to rebuild enduring connections and hope with children who are at risk of harm to themselves and others."
"This book is designed to be used in tandem with Real Life Heroes: A Life Storybook for Children (Haworth), a workbook that helps children develop the self-esteem they need to overcome the worries and fears of their past through a creative arts approach that fosters affect management skills, positive values, a sense of pride, and a safe, nurturing relationship with a caring, committed adult."--Jacket
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-355) and index
Attachment -- Angel or demon? -- The curse of neglect -- Breaking the curse -- Restoring hope and safety -- Reparenting the hurt child -- Permanency -- Telling the story -- Real life heroes -- The magic of parents -- A hero's story : using the Real life heroes workbook -- Impasse and beyond -- Into the future
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