Lark Eshleman, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the Institute for Children and Families. A psychotherapist, Dr. Eshleman has trained orphanage workers in Croatia to work with children before they are adopted. A frequent speaker and writer on emotional trauma, she lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
...provides parents with effective strategies for ensuring that
their adopted child adjusts as quickly and seamlessly as possible.
* Kankakee, (Il) Journal *
Practical steps a parent can take to alleviate a child's attachment problems are also highlighted, and types of therapy that may be helpful for the child are discussed. -- Tracy Behringer, Tracy Behringer * Pottstown Mercury *
That some older adoptive children didn't know how to trust can be the source of misunderstanding, fustration, anger, and pain for many of the parents who adopt them. The sooner the parents understand and respond to the source of the distrust rather than take it personally, the sooner they will be a family in spirit as well as words. -- Barbara F. Meltz * The Boston Globe *
It discusses the characterisitics of normal parent-child attachment and explains what can happen if the attachement is interrupted. Practical steps a parent can take to alleviate a child's attachment problems are also highlighted and different types of therapy that may be helpful for the child are discussed. -- Tracy Behringer, Tracy Behringer * West Chester Local News *
Offers parents effective strategies for ensuring their adopted child adjusts as quickly as possible by helping them identify severe problems before the adoption. * Parents Express *