family relationships

Families by Law: An Adoption Reader

Posted: 21/12/2012

Since the mid-19th century, American law has recognized adoption as a way to create parent-child relationships. As the product of law, rather than blood, adoptive families have become a focal point for debates about the meaning of family, the rights and responsibilities of parents, and the best i...

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16 Manor Way: The Story of Our Fated Adoptions

Posted: 21/12/2012

This is the story of the Holbrooks, who lived in 16 Manor Way in South London. On the outside they were a very affluent and normal Medical family, but their life together was to be far from normal. The two children were adopted separately, their Mum was an alcoholic, and one dark winter's night ...

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Parent-Youth Relations: Cultural And Cross-cultural Perspectives

Posted: 21/12/2012

Explore the most fundamental human relationship—between parent and childWestern social science has long neglected to acknowledge that family relationships must always be examined from a culturally sensitive perspective. Parent-Youth Relations: Cultural and Cross-Cultural Perspectives fills t...

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Gentling: A Practical Guide to Treating PTSD in Abused Children, 2nd Edition (New Horizons in Therapy)

Posted: 21/12/2012

Breakthrough Treatment Offers New Hope for Recovery Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition with 3 new chapters on adolescents Gentling represents a new paradigm in the therapeutic approach to children who have experienced physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and have acquired Post Traumatic Stress...

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A Sealed & Secret Kinship: Policies & Practices in American Adoption (Public Issues in Anthropological Perspective, V. 3.)

Posted: 21/12/2012

Adoption has long been a controversial subject in the United States as well as in other western countries, but never more so than in the past three decades. Why that is and how public attention affects the decisions made by those who arrange, legalize, and experience adoptive kinship constitutes ...

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Lesbian Step Families: An Ethnography of Love (Haworth Innovations in Feminist Studies)

Posted: 21/12/2012

Lesbian Step Families: An Ethnography of Love explores five lesbian step families’definitions of the step parent role and how they accomplish parenting tasks, cope with homophobia, and define and interpret their experiences. An intensive feminist qualitative study, the book offers guidelin...

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Gentling: A Practical Guide to Treating PTSD in Abused Children, 2nd Edition (New Horizons in Therapy)

Posted: 21/12/2012

Breakthrough Treatment Offers New Hope for Recovery Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition with 3 new chapters on adolescents Gentling represents a new paradigm in the therapeutic approach to children who have experienced physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and have acquired Post Traumatic Stress Dis...

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Henrietta Hexagon and the Triangles: Fun Shape series (Volume 1)

Posted: 21/12/2012

As an infant, Henrietta Hexagon was left alone in a shape sorter with no one to care for her. She was found and adopted by a family of triangles. She loves her family more than anything but she can't seem to get past the feeling that she doesn't quite fit in. One warm spring morning, Henrietta go...

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Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience After Neglect and Trauma

Posted: 21/12/2012

Adopted children who have suffered trauma and neglect have structural brain change, as well as specific developmental and emotional needs. They need particular care to build attachment and overcome trauma. This book provides professionals with the knowledge and advice they need to help adoptive f...

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Adoption Is a Family Affair: What Relatives and Friends Must Know

Posted: 21/12/2012

A child is coming - whether you approve or not it's time to get with the program! If someone you care about - a family member, co-worker, or close friend - has recently announced that their family will be growing through adoption, you may have questions. After all, unless you have personally expe...

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