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Description - Parenting Adopted Teenagers by Rachel Staff

How can adoptive parents and their teenagers navigate the challenges of the adolescent years?

Full of valuable, grounded advice, this guide will help parents to understand the impact of early trauma on a child's development and the specific nature of the changes that occur during adolescence. With tips for coping with common problems, it combines first-hand accounts from professionals, parents and teenagers themselves. It also covers essential topics such as: family and peer relationships, developing healthy intimate relationships, emerging identity issues, and contacting birth family.

Accessible and honest, Parenting Adopted Teenagers is an invaluable resource for adoptive parents as well as professionals working with them.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781849056045
ISBN-10: 1849056048
Format: Paperback / softback
(215mm x 137mm x 13mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rachel Staff

Rachel Staff is a senior therapeutic social worker for Adoptionplus as well as an independent social worker and trainer. Rachel has specialised in adoption and adoption support for the last 12 years. She currently runs training and support groups for parents of adopted teenagers as well as working with teenagers themselves.

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