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Waterman, Jill; Langley, Audra K.; Miranda, Jeanne; Riley, Debbie B. – APA Books, 2018
Children who are adopted at an older age through foster care and those adopted from overseas orphanages are at high risk for behavioral and emotional distress. This important manual presents a structured, evidence-based protocol for providing mental health treatment to families adopting vulnerable children. Drawing on their extensive clinical…
Descriptors: Adoption, At Risk Persons, Mental Health, Family Role
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Giardina, Laura – Children Today, 1990
Six levels in a child's understanding of adoption are introduced. Communication is essential in adoptive families, and adoptive parents should discuss adoption with children on a regular basis. Two books about adoption are recommended. (SH)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Childhood Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Skills
Beaman, Tempie D. – 1982
Many factors make it difficult for establishment institutions to recruit adoptive minority families. Minority adoptive parent groups have begun to have an impact on removal of obstacles to recruitment of families and placement of minority children in permanent homes. Because parent groups have organized to educate both their communities and the…
Descriptors: Activism, Adoption, Agency Cooperation, Agency Role
National Indian Child Abuse and Neglect Resource Center, Tulsa, OK. – 1980
In 1978 the Indian Child Welfare Act was passed which implemented new regulations regarding the removal of Indian children from their parents and their placement in residential and foster care or adoptive families or institutions. The 7-page information sheet provides guidelines in prevention of institutional child abuse and neglect of American…
Descriptors: American Indians, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare
Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Pupil Personnel Services. – 1984
Six papers address issues regarding services for families with handicapped members. An initial paper on "Family Awareness" by D. Darnell reviews the systems approach, notes the structure of family systems, and discusses characteristics of healthy families. D. Hutchison and D. Darnell follow with an analysis of "Families of Handicapped Children,"…
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Disabilities, Divorce, Family Counseling
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Stroud, Judith E.; And Others – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1997
Provides "adoption awareness" for early childhood educators and offers practical suggestions for working with adoptive parents and their children. Includes a list of adoption resources and consultants, along with a collection of suggested adoption books for young children. (Author/EV)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Adoptive Parents, Books
Okun, Barbara F. – 1996
Synthesizing current literature with information obtained through interviews of adoptive, gay and lesbian, and multiracial families, this book is designed to help practitioners work with diverse families. An introduction explores the concept of a "normal family" and provides an overview of the book and a description of the interview…
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Adoptive Parents, Biological Parents
Merkel-Holguin, Lisa – 1996
Across the United States and world, children who lose their parents to HIV/AIDS are one of the fasted emerging groups affected by this epidemic. Increasingly, child welfare and family service agencies are helping infected parents to secure legal and permanent care arrangements for their children. These guidelines address the issues of placing…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adoption, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Welfare
Sipp, Patricia B., Ed. – 1983
This manual, which provides guidelines for effective adoption services for children in residential group child care who need new, permanent families, emphasizes interagency collaboration and communication as critical to effective adoptive plans. The manual is intended for public agency social workers responsible for placement and permanency…
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Adopted Children, Adoption, Child Welfare
Bornstein, Marc H., Ed. – 2002
Concerned with different types of parents and the forces that shape parenting, this volume, the first of five volumes on parenting, deals specifically with parent-child relationships throughout the lifespan and the parenting of children of different physical, behavioral, and intellectual needs. The volume consists of the following 14 chapters: (1)…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adopted Children, Aggression, Child Rearing
Archer, Caroline – 1999
Based on the view that every adopted child will have been exposed to psychological pain as a result of separation or other hurtful experiences, this book examines issues relating to adoption, attachment, and child development. The book offers guidance to adoptive and foster parents on helping their children through separation, loss, and trauma in…
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoptive Parents, Attachment Behavior, Brain
Jones, Deb; And Others – 1995
Information on the prevention of child maltreatment is provided, as well as methods and programs to respond to the maltreatment of children with disabilities, ages birth to 5 years. Challenges to providing effective service delivery are addressed, along with the family perspective and total family needs. Risk factors that affect family functioning…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Abuse, Child Neglect
Zokan delos Reyes, Louise – 1985
Written for social service workers involved with Indian child welfare cases in which adoption through a state court is being considered, this manual presents basic information about the requirements of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA) in cases of Indian adoption. Background material explains that the ICWA--intended to establish…
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, American Indians, Child Advocacy
LeVine, Elaine S.; Sallee, Alvin L. – 1987
Research indicates that families that adopt have many problems that would have existed even if the adopted child had been a biological member of the family, but that become more complex and intense due to adoption. A psychosocial and psychodynamic perspective toward family life suggests that in the adoption process, child and family pass through…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Adopted Children, Age Differences
Crumbley, Joseph – 1999
Addressed to practitioners working with adoptive families, this book examines the question: How do professionals help children and families make transracial adoptions and foster care placements work? The book describes specific ways to ensure that children develop positive racial and cultural identities and how professionals can better serve…
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Caseworker Approach, Child Welfare
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