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Attaching In Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents. Deborah Gray, $29.95

Attaching In Adoption is a comprehensive guide for prospective and actual adoptive parents on how to understand and care for their adopted child and promote healthy attachment.

This classic text provides practical parenting strategies designed to enhance children's happiness and emotional health. It explains what attachment is, how grief and trauma can affect children's emotional development, and how to improve attachment, respect, cooperation and trust. Parenting techniques are matched to children's emotional needs and stages, and checklists are included to help parents assess how their child is doing at each developmental stage. The book covers a wide range of issues including international adoption, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and learning disabilities, and combines sound theory and direct advice with case examples throughout.

This book is a must read for anyone interested in adoption and for all adoptive families. It will also be a valuable resource for adoption professionals.


Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles: a Practical Guide. Miriam Silver, $22.95

Attachment is a word used to describe a simple idea — the relationship with someone you love or whose opinions are important to you — so why is so much of the language relating to attachment so obscure, and why is it so challenging to help children who lack healthy attachment bonds?

Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles aims to bring some clarity and simplicity to the subject. Providing grounded information and advice accompanied by a series of simple 'doodles' throughout, it explains attachment in language that is easy to understand and describes how to apply this information in everyday life. It describes how the attachment patterns in children who are adopted or fostered differ, summarises the latest research in the field and provides advice on how to repair attachment difficulties and to build secure, loving relationships.  

Covering all of the 'need to know' issues including how to spot attachment difficulties, build resilience and empathy and responding to problematic behaviour, this book will be an invaluable resource for families and professionals caring for children who are fostered, adopted or who have experienced early trauma.


Attachment and Development. Susan Goldberg, $66.95

A detailed examination of the factors that contribute to shaping early attachment and of the effects of attachment on development, including social competence, mental health and physical health. Special emphasis is given to newly emerging research on the role of cognition, emotion and psychobiology in internal working models of attachment.

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Attachment: Expanding the Cultural Connections. Edited by Phyllis Erdman & Kok-Mun Ng, $87.50

Attachment: Expanding the Cultural Connections is a comprehensive and valuable resource for understanding the role of cross-cultural perspectives in attachment theory and culturally defined patterns in relationships.


Attachment from Infancy to Adulthood: the Major Longitudinal Studies. Klaus Grossman, Karin Grossman & Everett Waters, editors; $32.50

This volume provides unique and valuable firsthand accounts of the most important longitudinal studies of attachment. Presented are a range of research programs that have broadened our understanding of early close relationships and their role in individual adaptation throughout life.Themes addressed include the complexities of designing studies that span years or even decades; challenges in translating theoretical constructs into age-appropriate assessments; how Bowlby's original models have been refined and expanded; and how attachment interacts with other key influences on development.


Attachment Parenting: Developing Connections and Healing Children. Arthur Becker-Weidman & Deborah Shell, $67.95

Attachment Parenting describes a comprehensive approach to parenting children who have a history of neglect, abuse, orphanage care, or other experiences that may interfere with the normal development of attachment between parent and child. Grounded in attachment theory, Attachment Parenting gives parents, therapists, educators, and child-welfare and residential-treatment professionals the tools and skills necessary to help these children.

With an approach rooted in dyadic developmental psychotherapy, which is an evidence-based, effective, and empirically validated treatment for complex trauma and disorders of attachment, Arthur Becker-Weidman and Deborah Shell provide practical and immediately usable approaches and methods to help children develop a healthier and more secure attachment. Chapters on sensory integration, art therapy for parents, narratives, and Theraplay give parents specific therapeutic activities that can be done at home to improve the quality of the child's attachment with the parent. And chapters on neuropsychological issues, mindfulness, and parent's use of self will also help parents directly. The book includes two chapters by parents discussing what worked for them, providing inspiration to parents and demonstrating that there is hope.

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The Attachment Therapy Companion: Key Practices for Treating Children & Families. Arthur Becker-Weidman, Lois Ehrmann & Denise LeBow, $29.50

Here in a single accessible guide, is a comprehensive go-to resource on the foundational principles and treatment guidelines for doing attachment therapy. It provides all the nuts and bolts a clinician needs to be familiar with to provide effective, informed, attachment-focused treatment to children and families. 

Complex trauma and developmental trauma disorder are also covered in depth, as well as up-to-date information on how brain science has changed our understanding of relationships and developmental functioning, and, in turn, phases of treatment and intervention options. By delineating the standards of care for treating attachment and trauma disorders, this book provides clinicians with a comprehensive framework to assess, develop, and evaluate the best approach to helping their clients.


Attachment, Trauma, and Healing: Understanding and Treating Attachment Disorder in Children, Families, and Adults, 2nd Edition. Terry Levy & Michael Orlans, $49.95

Levy and Orlans' classic text provides a comprehensive overview of attachment theory, how attachment issues manifest, and how they can be treated. The book covers attachment-focused assessment and diagnosis, specialised training and education for caregivers, treatment for children and caregivers and early intervention and prevention programmes for high-risk families. The authors explain their unique models of 'corrective attachment therapy' and 'corrective attachment parenting', and provide practical guidance on goals and techniques for clinicians who work with maltreated and attachment disordered children and families. This second edition incorporates advances in the fields of child and family psychology, with substantial new sections on interpersonal neurobiology, adult and couple treatment, the application of positive psychology.


Attachment in the Young Child. Kinship Center, $95.50 DVD format

This video presents ways to increase attachment between a new caregiver and a child who has experienced early childhood neglect, separation or loss. Expert presenters describe the effects of separation and outline specific techniques for attachment-based parenting.


Attachment Theory in Clinical Work with Children: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice. Edited by David Oppenheim & Douglas Goldsmith, $27.50

This book reviews state-of-the-art knowledge on attachment and translates it into practical guidelines for therapeutic work. Leading scientist-practitioners present innovative strategies for assessing and intervening in parent-child relationship problems; helping young children recover from maltreatment or trauma; and promoting healthy development in adoptive and foster families. Detailed case material in every chapter illustrates the applications of research-based concepts and tools in real-world clinical practice.

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Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents. Guy Diamond, Gary Diamond & Suzanne Levy, $96.95

Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) is the only empirically supported family therapy model designed to treat adolescent depression. This book describes clinical strategies for therapists, as well as the theoretical basis of the approach and the evidence base that supports it. ABFT emerges from interpersonal theories that suggest adolescent depression and suicide can be precipitated, exacerbated, or buffered against by the quality of interpersonal relationships in families. ABFT aims to repair interpersonal ruptures and rebuild an emotionally protective, secure-based, parent–child relationship.

The treatment initially focuses on repairing or strengthening attachment and then turns to promoting adolescent autonomy. In particular, the authors delineate five treatment phases, or "tasks," which each have distinct goals and strategies. Thus, while the model is trauma-focused and process-oriented, it includes a structure and a clear roadmap for facilitating the reparative process. The chapters blend empirical research with clinical guidance, illustrative vignettes, and a case study. With its unique emphasis on the depressed adolescent's need for attachment and autonomy, this book will show family therapists how to create in-session, corrective attachment experiences where adolescents seek — and parents provide — love and support.


Attachment-Based Teaching: Creating a Tribal Classroom. Louis Cozolino, $32.00

Human brains are social, and a student's ability to learn is deeply influenced by the quality of his or her attachment to teachers and peers. Secure attachment relationships not only ensure our overall well-being, but also optimize learning by enhancing motivation, regulating anxiety, and triggering neuroplasticity. This unique, important book presents a classroom model of secure attachment, exploring how teacher-student rapport is central to creating supportive, "tribal" classrooms and school communities.

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Attachment-Focused Family Therapy. Daniel Hughes, $39.00

Daniel Hughes, an eminent clinician and attachment specialist, draws on more than 20 years of clinical experience to present this comprehensive, effective, and accessible treatment model for working with all members of a family to recognize, resolve, and heal personal and family problems using principles from theories of attachment and intersubjectivity. Grounded in the fundamental principle of parents facilitating the healthy emotional development of their children, Attachment-Focused Family Therapy is the first book of its kind to offer therapists a complete manual for using attachment therapy with families.

Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook. Daniel Hughes, $39.95

This companion workbook takes readers beyond the fundamental principles described in Attachment Focused Family Therapy to offer invaluable training exercises, core skills and treatment techniques for clinical practice. An accompanying DVD demonstrates these strategies in-session.

 


Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children. Daniel Hughes, $42.00

An expert clinician brings attachment theory into the realm of parenting skills. Attachment security and affect regulation have long been buzzwords in therapy circles, but rarely are they effectively applied to basic parenting skills. Here, a leading attachment specialist brings attachment work inside the therapy room to the outside, equipping caregivers with practical parenting techniques rooted in attachment theory and research.

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Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How They Shape Our Capacity to Love. Robert Karen, $29.50

In Becoming Attached, Robert Karen offers fresh insight into some of the most fundamental issues of emotional life. He explores such questions as: What do children need to feel that the world is a positive place and that they have value? What are the risks of day care for children under one year of age, and what can parents do to manage those risks?


Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control: a Love-Based Approach to Helping Children with Severe Behaviors. Heather Forbes & B. Bryan Post, $23.95

Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control takes a fresh approach to some of the most challenging issues faced by parents of children with histories of trauma and attachment disorders.

“The immense value of this book is the clarity and simplicity of the authors' working model. The psychotherapeutic intervention described by the authors involves clinicians tapping into their own empathic capacities to help children feel supported to such a degree that direct connections can be forged between the reality of children's traumatic experiences and the parents and/or clinicians being able to tolerate their pain and so regulate the child's distress down to a manageable level. The recognition that another person can truly understand and tolerate their pain can be a major contribution to the client's therapeutic outcome.”

- From the introduction by Sir Richard Bowlby

This book is a practical, accessible and compassionate guide for parents and professionals who want to provide true emotional safety for traumatized children.


Brain-Based Parenting: the Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment. Daniel Hughes & Jonathan Baylin, $37.95

In this groundbreaking exploration of the brain mechanisms behind healthy caregiving, attachment specialist Daniel Hughes and veteran clinical psychologist Jonathan Baylin guide readers through the intricate web of neuronal processes, hormones, and chemicals that drive — and sometimes thwart — our caregiving impulses, uncovering the mysteries of the parental brain. 

The biggest challenge to parents, Hughes and Baylin explain, is learning how to regulate emotions that arise — feeling them deeply and honestly while staying grounded and aware enough to preserve the parent–child relationship. Learning to be a "good parent" is contingent upon learning how to manage stress, understand its brain-based cues, and respond in a way that will set the brain back on track. With this awareness, we learn how to approach kids with renewed playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy, re-regulate our caregiving systems, foster deeper social engagement, and facilitate our children's development.

Infused with clinical insight, illuminating case examples, and helpful illustrations, Brain-Based Parenting brings the science of caregiving to light for the first time. Far from just managing our children's behavior, we can develop our "parenting brains," and with a better understanding of the neurobiological roots of our feelings and our own attachment histories, we can transform a fraught parent-child relationship into an open, regulated, and loving one.

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Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children, 2nd Edition. Daniel Hughes, $72.95

Building the Bonds of Attachment is the second edition of a critically and professionally acclaimed book for social workers, therapists, and parents who strive to assist children with reactive attachment disorder. This work is a composite case study of the developmental course of one child following years of abuse and neglect. Building the Bonds of Attachment focuses on both the specialized psychotherapy and parenting that is often necessary in facilitating a child's psychological development and attachment security. It develops a model for intervention by blending attachment theory and research, trauma theory, and the general principles of parenting, and child and family therapy. This book is a practical guide for the adult—whether professional or parent—who endeavors to help such children.

Building the Bonds of Attachment: a DVD Presentation with Daniel Hughes. $53.95

Produced from a recent workshop given by Dan Hughes on his Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy model, this DVD is for parents and professionals who live and work with adopted, foster or biological children who have trauma-attachment disorders. 185 minutes.

Also available: Building the Bonds of Attachment: an Audio CD Presentation. Daniel Hughes, $20.00


A Child’s Journey Through Placement. Vera Fahlberg, $33.95

Children who are cared for in an out-of-home placement are in need of support and stability. This classic text offers information and advice for professionals and carers on how to help these children, who will often have attachment difficulties.

Vera Fahlberg shares her experience and expertise, outlining the significance of attachment and separation, the developmental stages specific to adoptive children and providing guidance on minimizing the trauma of moves. The book also features practical advice on case planning, managing behavior and direct work with children, and throughout are case studies and exercises which provide opportunities for further learning.

A readable, compassionate and practical text, A Child’s Journey Through Placement provides the foundation, the resources, and the tools to help students, professionals, parents and others who care to support children on their journey through placement to adulthood.


The Circle of Security Intervention: Enhancing Attachment in Early Parent-Child Relationships. Bert Powell, Glen Cooper, Kent Hoffman & Bob Marvin, $42.50

Presenting both a theoretical foundation and proven strategies for helping caregivers become more attuned and responsive to their young children's emotional needs (ages 0–5), this is the first comprehensive presentation of the Circle of Security (COS) intervention. The book lucidly explains the conceptual underpinnings of COS and demonstrates the innovative attachment-based assessment and intervention strategies in rich clinical detail, including three chapter-length case examples. COS is an effective research-based program that has been implemented throughout the world with children and parents experiencing attachment difficulties.

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Connecting with Kids through Stories: Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children, 2nd Edition. Denise Lacher, Todd Nichols & Joanne May, $30.95

Children whose early development has been damaged by abuse or neglect are notoriously difficult to reach. Connecting with Kids through Stories is an accessible guide to Family Attachment Narrative Therapy for the parents of adopted or fostered children, and for the professionals who work with them. Providing a thorough theoretical grounding, and detailed information on therapeutic techniques and how to assess progress, the book shows parents how to create their own therapeutic stories to promote increased attachment and improved behavior in their child. The authors describe how different kinds of narratives can help with specific difficulties and illustrate their techniques with the story of a fictional family who develop their own narratives to help their adopted child heal.


Creating Loving Attachments: Parenting with PACE to Nurture Confidence and Security in the Troubled Child. Daniel Hughes & Kim Golding, $29.95

All children need love, but for troubled children, a loving home is not always enough. Children who have experienced trauma need to be parented in a special way that helps them feel safe and secure, builds attachments and allows them to heal.

Playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy (PACE) are four valuable elements of parenting that, combined with love, can help children to feel confident and secure. This book shows why these elements are so important to a child's development, and demonstrates to parents and carers how they can incorporate them into their day-to-day parenting. Real life examples and typical dialogues between parents and children illustrate how this can be done in everyday life, and simple stories highlight the ideas behind each element of PACE.

This positive book will help parents and carers understand how parenting with love and PACE is invaluable to a child's development, and will guide them through using this parenting attitude to help their child feel happy, confident and secure.


Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachments Problems. Cathy Malchiodi & David Crenshaw, $47.50

This book vividly shows how creative arts and play therapy can help children recover from experiences of disrupted or insecure attachment. Leading practitioners explore the impact of early relationship difficulties on children's emotions and behavior. Rich case material brings to life a range of therapeutic approaches that utilize art, music, movement, drama, creative writing, and play. The volume covers ways to address attachment issues with individuals of different ages, as well as their caregivers. Chapters clearly explain the various techniques and present applications for specific populations, including complex trauma survivors.

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The Defiant Child: a Parent’s Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Douglas Riley, $18.95

The Defiant Child guides readers through the difficulties of raising a child or teenager who is attempting to ignore or defeat them at every turn. While it explains how defiant children and teens think, delving deeply into the mistaken ideas that lead them to believe that it is safe to ignore parents and challenge their authority, its chief purpose is to provide parents with a step-by-step plan to regain peace and harmony in the family.


Developing Attachment in Early Years Settings: Nurturing Secure Relationships from Birth to Five Years. Veronica Read, $48.50

Providing an accessible introduction to attachment thinking, this practical book offers early years practitioners' advice on translating attachment principles into practice in their settings. It clearly explains how knowledge about attachment theory underpins everyday practice and highlights the crucial role of secure attachments in young children's learning and development. Developing Attachments in Early Years Settings examines the importance of emotional' 'holding' and the nurturing of individual relationships within group childcare. The book aims to help you make a real difference to young children's sense of self and emotional security by being 'tuned in', available, responsive and consistent.


Developing Attachment: Family Therapy Examples Part 1 – Adolescents. Daniel Hughes, $99.95

Developing Attachment: Family Therapy Examples Part 2 – Children. Daniel Hughes, $99.95

Developing Attachment: Family Therapy Examples Part 3 – Parents. Daniel Hughes, $99.95

Developing Attachment: Family Therapy Examples 3 DVD Set. Daniel Hughes, $259.95

Developing Attachment: Family Therapy Examples is a three-part DVD series presenting the attachment-focused treatment model developed by Dr. Daniel Hughes.  Part 1 introduces attachment and inter-subjectivity that guides Dr. Hughes' model of treatment, and demonstrates this model in two therapy sessions with adolescents and their parents.  Volume 2 looks at therapy with children and their parents and volume 3 focuses on therapy with the parents alone. 

See also:

  • Attachment-Focused Family Therapy. Daniel Hughes.
  • Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children. Daniel Hughes.
  • Building the Bonds of Attachment: a DVD Presentation with Daniel Hughes.
  • Facilitating Developmental Attachment: the Road to Emotional Recovery and Behavioral Change in Foster and Adopted Children. Daniel Hughes.

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The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are, 2nd Edition. Daniel Siegel, $54.50

This bestselling book put the field of interpersonal neurobiology on the map for many tens of thousands of readers. Daniel Siegel goes beyond the nature and nurture divisions that traditionally have constrained much of our thinking about development, exploring the role of interpersonal experiences in forging key connections in the brain. He presents a groundbreaking integrative framework for understanding the emergence of the growing, feeling, communicating mind. Illuminating how and why interpersonal neurobiology matters, this book is essential reading for clinicians, educators, researchers, and students interested in promoting healthy development and resilience across the lifespan. New to this edition:

  • Incorporates significant scientific and technical advances
  • Expanded discussions of cutting-edge topics, including neuroplasticity, epigenetics, mindfulness, and the neural correlates of consciousness
  • Epilogue on domains of integration — specific pathways to well-being and therapeutic change
  • Useful pedagogical features, such as diagrams and an extensive glossary

Difficult Students and Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom: Teacher Responses That Work. Vance Austin & Daniel Sciarra, $39.95

Difficult Students and Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom provides skills-based interventions for educators to address the most common problem behaviors encountered in the classroom. Offering not just problem-specific “best practices” but an attachment-based foundation of sound pedagogical principles and strategies for reaching and teaching disruptive, difficult, and emotionally challenged students, it empowers educators to act wisely when problem behaviors occur, improve their relationships with students, and teach with greater success and confidence.


Disorganized Attachment and Caregiving. Edited by Judith Solomon & Carol George, $62.95

In this volume, leading authorities provide a state-of-the-art examination of disorganized attachment: what it is, how it can be identified, and its links to behavioral problems and psychological difficulties in childhood and beyond. The editors offer a fresh perspective on disorganized attachment, not as a characteristic of the infant or child but as the product of a dysregulated and disorganized parent-child relationship. They present cutting-edge research and exemplary treatment approaches. With attention to the subjective experiences of both mothers and children, the book shows how focusing on the caregiving system can advance research and clinical practice.

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8 Keys to Building Your Best Relationships. Daniel Hughes, $21.00

A revolution is under way in how we understand the nature of relationships, how we develop in those relationships, and how our brains function synergistically in connection with others. This field is known as attachment theory, and veteran therapist and specialist in attachment disorders Daniel Hughes demystifies the research in this practical guide.

By summarizing in short, easy-to-read “keys” the theory and brain science that underpin our ability to form relationships, he skillfully reveals how we can become better friends, spouses, siblings, and children. For anyone interested in how to develop meaningful new relationships or how to deepen and enrich their current ones, this book makes sense of it all.


Empathic Care for Children with Disorganized Attachments: a Model for Mentalizing, Attachment and Trauma-Informed Care. Chris Taylor, $33.95

Disorganized attachment is the most extreme form of insecure attachment. Synthesizing attachment, trauma and mentalization theory into a useful practice model, Empathic Care for Children with Disorganized Attachments proposes ways of meeting the needs arising in children and young people with disorganized attachments. Focusing on the importance of interpersonal bonds to facilitate the child's capacity to mentalize, it aims to equip the reader with the appropriate skills to provide effective, sustained and, most importantly, empathic care to the most vulnerable and troubled children. This useful guide will be invaluable to health and social care professionals including residential carers, therapists, counsellors, and those working with vulnerable and troubled children and young people including those supporting foster and adoptive families.

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Enhancing Early Attachments: Theory, Research, Intervention and Policy. Edited by Lisa Berlin, Yair Ziv, Lisa Amaya-Jackson & Mark Greenberg, $44.50

Synthesizing the latest theory, research, and practices related to supporting early attachments, this volume provides a unique window into the major treatment and prevention approaches available today. Chapters address the theoretical and empirical bases of attachment interventions; explore the effects of attachment-related trauma and how they can be ameliorated; and describe a range of exemplary programs operating at the individual, family, and community levels. Also discussed are policy implications, including how programs to enhance early child-caregiver relationships fit into broader health, social service, and early education systems.


Extending the Dance in Infant & Toddler Caregiving: Enhancing Attachment & Early Relationships.  Helen Raikes & Carolyn Pope Edwards, $32.95

An in-depth blueprint for promoting attachment and relationships in early childhood settings, this book helps professional caregivers and educators develop sensitive, nurturing relationships with young children. In the process, they'll strengthen parent–child attachment and the supportive relationships among the adults who nurture the children.


Facilitating Developmental Attachment: the Road to Emotional Recovery and Behavioral Change in Foster and Adopted Children. Daniel Hughes, $54.50

Therapists struggling to help attachment-disordered children will find countless new insights and concrete examples of how to be successful instead of frustrated in their work. Includes theoretical principles, actual techniques employed in therapy, illustrative case vignettes and a discussion of how to educate, assist and support the parents of poorly attached children.

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A Forever Family: a True Story of Adoption. John Houghton, $29.00

John Houghton and his wife — middle class, highly educated, well-traveled — learned that they could not have children of their own. Instead they adopted three siblings, two boys and a girl, who were looking for 'a forever family', as the adoption agencies put it. What followed is all too common in adoptive families, but it is rarely talked about in public and has never been described with such transparent honesty as it is in the pages of this remarkable book … This is a story of desperate wanting, of anger and frustrated love. It is written with a kind of plain clarity that is both restrained and emotionally powerful. There is no triumphant victory over pain and loss, but there is, in the end, something like hope — a testament to the difference that two decent people can make by sustaining their commitment to an impossible situation.


Foundations for Attachment Training Resource: the Six-Session Programme for Parents of Traumatized Children. Kim Golding, $89.95

Foundations for Attachment Training Resource is a 6-session training programme for professionals running parenting groups with adoptive parents, foster carers and kinship carers. Featuring online resources with downloadable handouts and exercises, it provides guidance on how to begin to nurture attachments. It is designed specifically for those caring for children whose capacity to emotionally connect has been compromised as a result of attachment problems, trauma, and loss or separation.

Informed by attachment theory and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), it includes relevant theory and process notes for trainers, and a range of activities supported by electronic resources with downloadable activity sheets and handouts. This is a complete resource containing everything you need to run the sessions, and is perfect for any professionals involved in training foster carers, adoptive parents and kinship carers.


From Fear to Love: Parenting Difficult Adopted Children. B. Bryan Post, $17.50

Bryan Post speaks to parents about the challenges they face when dealing with behaviors that are often present for adopted children. He helps parents understand the impact of early life trauma and the impact of interruptions in the attachment process. In his compassion for parents and children, he offers hope and solutions for the challenges families face.


Games and Activities for Attaching with Your Child. Deborah Gray & Megan Clarke, $22.95

Packed full of great ideas for fun games and activities, this book encourages positive attachments between a parent or carer and their child.

When it comes to choosing the best games to play with children who have difficulties attaching, it is often hard to know how to play with a purpose. This book contains fun, age-appropriate games along with an explanation of why they matter. All the games included are designed for specific age ranges, from infants to older children, and help to address particular needs in children that are known to affect attachment, including fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. It provides an easy-to-understand description of attachment and reveals the crucial role that play has in forming attachments. 

Written for parents and carers, as well as for use by professionals, it is full of strategies to help build healthy attachments in children who have experienced early trauma.

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The Girl Behind the Door: a Father's Quest to Understand His Daughter's Suicide. John Brooks, $33.00

Early one Tuesday morning John Brooks went to his teenage daughter’s room to make sure she was getting up for school and found her room dark and “neater than usual.” Casey was gone but he found a note: The car is parked at the Golden Gate Bridge. I’m sorry. Several hours later a security video was found that showed Casey stepping off the bridge.

Brooks spent months after Casey’s suicide trying to understand what led his 17-year-old daughter to take her life. He examines Casey’s journey from her abandonment at birth in Poland, to the orphanage where she lived for the first fourteen months of her life, to her adoption and life with John and his wife Erika in Northern California. He reads. He talks to Casey’s friends, teachers, doctors, therapists, and other parents. He consults adoption experts, researchers, clinicians, attachment therapists, and social workers.

In The Girl Behind the Door, Brooks shares what he learned and asks “What did everyone miss? What could have been done differently?” He’d come to realize that Casey might have been helped if someone had recognized that she’d likely suffered an attachment disorder from her infancy — an affliction common among children who’ve been orphaned, neglected, and abused. This emotional deprivation in early childhood, from the lack of a secure attachment to a primary caregiver, can lead to a wide range of serious behavioral issues later in life. John’s hope is that Casey’s story, and what he discovered since her death, will help others. This important book is a wakeup call that parents, mental health professionals, and teens should read.


A Guide to Therapeutic Child Care: What You Need to Know to Create a Healing Home. Ruth Emond, Laura Steckley & Autumn Roesch-Marsh, $31.95

A Guide to Therapeutic Child Care provides an easy to read explanation of the secrets that lie behind good quality therapeutic child care. It describes relevant theories, the 'invisible' psychological challenges that children will often struggle with and how to develop a nurturing relationship and build trust. Combining advice with practical strategies, the book also provides specific guidance on how to create safe spaces (both physical and relational) and how to aid the development of key social or emotional skills for children which may be lacking as a result of early trauma.

Written with input from foster carers, the book is an ideal guide for residential child care workers, foster carers, kinship carers, social workers and new adoptive parents.


Handbook of Attachment: Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications, 3rd Edition. Edited by Jude Cassidy & Phillip Shaver, $63.95

Widely regarded as the state-of-the-science reference on attachment, this handbook interweaves theory and cutting-edge research with clinical applications. Leading researchers examine the origins and development of attachment theory; present biological and evolutionary perspectives; and explore the role of attachment processes in relationships, including both parent-child and adult romantic bonds. Implications for mental health and psychotherapy are addressed, with reviews of exemplary attachment-oriented interventions for children and adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Contributors discuss best practices in assessment and critically evaluate available instruments and protocols. New to This Edition:

  • Chapters on genetics and epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, and sexual mating
  • Chapters on compassion, school readiness, and the caregiving system across the lifespan
  • Chapter probing the relation between attachment and other developmental influences
  • Nearly a decade's worth of theoretical and empirical advances

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Healing the Hidden Hurts: Transforming Attachment and Trauma Theory into Effective Practice with Families, Children, and Adults. Edited by Caroline Archer, Charlotte Drury & Jude Hills, $35.95

With contributions from social workers, adoptive parents, adoptees, psychologists, therapists, counsellors and other related professionals, this book provides a varied and expansive approach to explaining attachment theory. The authors speak from personal experience to deliver explanations of theory, how they relate to practice and to provide practical guidance on how to improve the physical, emotional and psychological development of children in care across a broad range of professional settings. 

This book provides valuable insights relevant to practitioners within the fields of social work, health, education, the criminal justice system and any independent and voluntary sectors working with children and families.


Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust & Love. Michael Orlans & Terry Levy, $41.95

Attachment is the deep connection that children and parents/caregivers establish early in life. This connection is basic to every aspect of a child’s emotional, social and cognitive development. Healing Parents is a toolbox filled with practical strategies and research that help parents and caregivers understand their child, learn to respond in a constructive way, and create a healthy environment. Readers will learn to develop their child’s positive beliefs and establish trust by emphasizing respect, providing appropriate limits, consistent structure, and being a positive role model.

Michael Orlans and Terry Levy, authors of the best-selling Attachment, Trauma and Healing (1998), have created a guide designed to provide the information, tools, support, self-awareness and hope needed to help a wounded child heal emotional wounds and improve behaviorally, socially, and morally.


The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice. Edited by Diana Fosha, Daniel & Marion Solomon, $43.50

Normal human development relies on the cultivation of relationships with others to form and nurture the self-regulatory circuits that enable emotion to enrich, rather than enslave, our lives. And just as emotionally traumatic events can tear apart the fabric of family and psyche, the emotions can become powerful catalysts for the transformations that are at the heart of the healing process.

In this book, leading neuroscientists, developmental psychologists, therapy researchers, and clinicians illuminate how to regulate emotion in a healthy way. A variety of emotions, both positive and negative, are examined in detail, drawing on both research and clinical observations. The role of emotion in bodily regulation, dyadic connection, marital communication, play, well-being, health, creativity, and social engagement is explored. The Healing Power of Emotion offers fresh, exciting, original, and groundbreaking work from the leading figures studying and working with emotion today.

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Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play. Sue Jennings, $33.95

Breaking new ground in the areas of attachment and child development, Sue Jennings introduces the concept of “Neuro-Dramatic-Play” exploring the sensory experiences that take place between mother and child during pregnancy and the first few months after birth. She explains how this interaction, that is essentially 'dramatic' in nature, is of crucial importance for the infant to develop a healthy brain, strong attachments and future resilience.

This book consolidates current theories of neuroscience, attachment and therapeutic intervention and challenges commonly held psychoanalytic ideas of child development. By expanding on the often narrow view of what is understood by attachment, this book makes a strong case for early inclusion of play and arts therapies. Neuro-Dramatic-Play is also discussed in relation to fostering and adoption, teenagers and young adults, and children with developmental or cognitive disabilities.


The Hope-Filled Parent: Meditations for Foster and Adoptive Parents of Children Who Have Been Harmed. Michael Trout, $20.95 CD format

This series of meditations is designed to help foster and adoptive parents maintain calm, focus and strength during the most challenging moments of life with a challenging child.


The Impact of Attachment. Susan Hart, $53.00

Combining theories of neurobiology, interpersonal relationships, and intra-psychic concepts, this significant book explores the importance of attachment. Hart addresses children's normal development and relational disorders and presents a unified and integrated therapeutic approach that takes attachment issues into consideration.

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Integrative Team Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children: Family Therapy and EMDR. Debra Wesselmann, Cathy Schweitzer & Stefanie Armstrong, $38.95

Loss of a parent, separations, abuse, neglect, or a history of a difficult foster or orphanage experience can lead to profound emotional dysregulation and mistrust in children. Working with these children — many of whom have experienced multiple traumas and losses — can feel overwhelming. Clinicians must navigate complex case management decisions and referrals, address the needs of parents and schools, not to mention ameliorate the traumatic memories and severe behaviors that present in the kids. By working as a collaborative team, EMDR and family therapists can, together, strengthen the parent-child attachment bond and help to mend the early experiences that drive the child’s behavior. This book, and its accompanying Parent Manual, are intended to serve as clear and practical treatment guides, presenting the philosophy and step-by-step protocols behind the Integrative Team Treatment approach, so both the family system issues and the child’s traumatic past are effectively addressed. You need not be a center specializing in attachment trauma to implement this team model, nor must members of the team practice at the same location. With at least one fully-trained EMDR practitioners as part of the two-person team, any clinician can pair with another to implement this treatment approach, and heal children suffering from attachment trauma.

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Integrative Parenting: Strategies for Raising Children Affected by Attachment Trauma. Debra Wesselmann, Cathy Schweitzer & Stefanie Armstrong, $25.95

Designed as a manual to complement the clinician’s guide, this book is written for birth, foster, or adoptive parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents, or anyone who may be raising a child who has experienced attachment loss and trauma. Their severe behaviors can often leave caregivers feeling confused, frightened, hurt, and overwhelmed, as they struggle to make sense of a massive amount of information — and misinformation — that exists on attachment issues. This book provides understanding, validation, and solutions for these caregivers. In it, the authors explain their innovative model of “team” treatment that includes an EMDR therapist and a family therapist. Best used in conjunction with therapeutic help, it walks readers through an array of parenting strategies that will lead them to a deeper understanding of their traumatized child, and better enable them to calm their behavior and improve their attachment security so they can heal.


Love, Fear, and Health: How Our Attachments to Others Shape Health and Health Care. Robert Mauner & Jonathan Hunter, $30.95

Can the way in which we relate to others seriously affect our health? Can understanding those attachments help health care providers treat us better? In Love, Fear, and Health, psychiatrists Robert Maunder and Jonathan Hunter draw on evidence from neuroscience, stress physiology, social psychology, and evolutionary biology to explain how understanding attachment — the ways in which people seek security in their close relationships – can transform patient outcomes.

Using attachment theory, Maunder and Hunter provide a practical, clinically focused introduction to the influence of attachment styles on an individual’s risk of disease and the effectiveness of their interactions with health care providers. Drawing on more than fifty years of combined experience as health care providers, teachers, and researchers, they explain in clear language how health care workers in all disciplines can use this knowledge to meet their patients’ needs better and to improve their health.

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More than Love: Adopting and Surviving Attachment Disordered Children. Sherril Stone, $24.95

More than Love is the candid and heartbreaking account of the adoption, parenting and eventual relinquishment of three attachment-disordered brothers. The book is an emotional tale of perseverance and helplessness, joy and despair that vividly describes the parents' frustration with the system meant to support them and their efforts to build the support they needed with the help of therapists, psychologists, clergy, teachers, social workers, friends and family.


The Neurobiology of Attachment-Focused Therapy: Enhancing Connection & Trust in the Treatment of Children & Adolescents. Jonathan Baylin & Daniel Hughes, $38.95

This groundbreaking book explores, for the first time, how the attachment-focused family therapy model can respond to this question at a neural level. It is a rich, accessible investigation of the brain science of early childhood and developmental trauma. Each chapter offers clinicians new insights — and powerful new methods — to help neglected and insecurely attached children regain a sense of safety and security with caring adults. Throughout, vibrant clinical vignettes drawn from the authors' own experience illustrate how informed clinical processes can promote positive change.


The Neuroscience of Human Relationships: Attachment and the Developing Brain. Louis Cozolino, $50.50

As human beings, we cherish our individuality yet we know that we live in constant relationship to others, and that other people play a significant part in regulating our emotional and social behavior. Although this interdependence is a reality of our existence, we are just beginning to understand that we have evolved as social creatures with interwoven brains and biologies. The human brain itself is a social organ and to truly understand being human, we must understand not only how we as whole people exist with others, but how our brains, themselves, exist in relationship to other brains.

Technical advances now provide more windows into our inner neural universe and terms like attachment, empathy, compassion, and mindfulness have begun to appear in the scientific literature. Overall, there has been a deepening appreciation for the essential interdependence of brain and mind. More and more parents, teachers, and therapists are asking how brains develop, grow, connect, learn, and heal. The new edition of this book organizes this cutting-edge, abundant research and presents its compelling insights, reflecting a host of significant developments in social neuroscience.

The Neuroscience of Human Relationships gives readers a deeper appreciation of how and why relationships have the power to reshape our brains throughout our life.


New Families, Old Scripts: a Guide to the Language of Trauma and Attachment in Adoptive Families. Caroline Archer & Caroline Gordon, $33.95

Most adopted children and their families will, sooner or later, encounter the challenges of dealing with unresolved attachment issues or early traumatic experiences. New Families, Old Scripts is an accessible introduction to understanding these challenges and helping children and their families to develop a shared language and understanding of one another … The accessible combination of theoretical approaches and practical advice makes New Families, Old Scripts an ideal resource for social workers and adoptive or foster parents.

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No Matter What: an Adoptive Family’s Story of Hope, Love and Healing. Sally Donovan, $19.95

This book tells the uplifting true story of an ordinary couple who build an extraordinary family — describing Sally and Rob Donovan's journey from a diagnosis of infertility to their decision to adopt two children who suffered abuse in their early life. Writing with incisive wit and honesty, Sally Donovan recounts the bewildering logistics of adoption and, after Sally and Rob are joyfully matched with siblings Jaymee and Harlee, how their joy is followed by shock as they discover disturbing details of their children's past. Determined to heal their children, Sally and Rob realize they will need to go 'beyond parenting' to give them with the help they need.


A Non-Violent Resistance Approach with Children in Distress: a Guide for Parents and Professionals. Carmelite Avraham-Krehwinkel & David Aldridge, $33.95

Parents, teachers and other professionals often struggle to know how to deal with disruptive, abusive or aggressive behavior. This book addresses the urgent need for a realistic, practical and effective approach to dealing with severe disruptive behavior in children and adolescents.

Adapting the principles of non-violent resistance originally advocated by Mahatma Gandhi, the book provides de-escalation techniques which empower the adult and unburden the distressed child. The authors outline the theoretical basis upon which the approach was developed, and explain how and why it can be so effective. Case studies demonstrate how the approach can be used to reach more successful places with unhappy and disruptive children of different ages. A separate section for parents provides useful advice on how to take the theoretical material and use it to deal with problematic behavior in everyday life.

As effective as it is original, this approach will empower desperate parents and despairing caregivers by equipping them with hands-on tools to contain, counter and positively direct the aggression and opposition which they face from children in distress.


Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience after Trauma and Neglect. Deborah Gray, $29.95

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 families build positive relationships and help children heal. It explains how neglect, trauma and prenatal exposure to drugs or alcohol affect brain and emotional development, and explains how to recognize these effects and attachment issues in children. It also provides ways to help children settle into new families and home and school approaches that encourage children to flourish. The book also includes practical resources such as checklists, questionnaires, assessments and tools for professionals including social workers, child welfare workers and mental health workers.

This book will be an invaluable resource for professionals working with adoptive families and will support them in nurturing positive family relationships and resilient, happy children. It is ideal as a child welfare text or reference book and will also be of interest to parents.

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Nurturing Attachments: Supporting Children who are Fostered or Adopted. Kim Golding, $37.95

This valuable tool for parents and adoption professionals presents an accessible overview of attachment theory and a step-by-step approach to developing resilience and emotional growth.


Nurturing Attachments Training Resource: Running Parenting Groups for Adoptive Parents and Foster or Kinship Carers. Kim Golding, $158.95

Nurturing Attachments Training Resource is a complete group programme containing everything you need to run training and support sessions for adoptive parents, as well as residential, foster, or kinship carers. Based on attachment theory, this rich resource provides an authoritative set of ideas for therapeutically parenting children along with all the guidance you will need to implement the training.

The training resource includes theoretical content and process notes for facilitators, and a range of activities supported by a CD-ROM with photocopiable reflective diary sheets, activity sheets and handouts. It is structured into 3 modules with 6 sessions per module. Module 1: Provides an understanding of attachment theory, patterns of attachment and an introduction to therapeutic parenting. Module 2: Introduces the House Model of Parenting, providing guidance on how to help the children experience the family as a secure base. Module 3: Continues exploring the House Model of Parenting, with consideration of how parents can both build a relationship with the children and manage their behaviour.

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Nurturing Natures: Attachment and Children’s Emotional, Sociocultural and Brain Development, 2nd Edition. Graham Music, $76.90

This new edition of the bestselling text, Nurturing Natures, provides an indispensable synthesis of the latest scientific knowledge about children’s emotional development. Integrating a wealth of both up-to-date and classical research from areas such as attachment theory, neuroscience developmental psychology and cross-cultural studies, it weaves these into an accessible enjoyable text which always keeps in mind children recognisable to academics, practitioners and parents. 

It unpacks the most significant influences on the developing child, including the family and social context. It looks at key developmental stages from life in the womb to the pre-school years and right up until adolescence, covering important topics such as genes and environment, trauma, neglect or resilience. It also examines how children develop language, play and memory and, new to this edition, moral and prosocial capacities. Issues of nature and nurture are addressed and the effects of different kinds of early experiences are unpicked, creating a coherent and balanced view of the developing child in context.  


Observing Adolescents with Attachment Difficulties in Educational Settings: a Tool for Identifying and Supporting Emotional and Social Difficulties in Young People Ages 11-16. Kim Golding, Mary Turner, Helen Worrall, Jennifer Roberts & Ann Cadman, $40.95

An observational tool designed to help structure observations of children 11+ with attachment issues in school. Simple checklists and diagrams help to identify emotional and behavioural problems, and hand-outs with activities are provided to provide emotional support and identify appropriate interventions. Behavioural responses are categorised within clearly outlined topics, including:

  • behaviour and relationship with peers
  • attachment behaviours
  • emotional state in the classroom
  • attitude to attendance

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Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in Preschool Settings: a Tool for Identifying and Supporting Emotional and Social Difficulties. Kim Golding, Jane Fain, Ann Frost, Sian Templeton & Eleanor Durrant, $39.95

For preschool children with emotional difficulties arising from difficulties in attachment, standard observations used in early years settings are not always helpful in identifying their problems and providing guidance on how they can be helped.

Combining an accessible introduction to attachment and child development with a child observation tool for identifying behaviour, and the emotional needs underlying this behaviour, this book enables ECE professionals to identify problems and provide appropriate support. 'Case study' boxes help to illustrate typical patterns of attachment, and all aspects of behaviour are covered including play, interaction with peers, neediness and aggression. Suitable for use with children aged 2-5, this will be an invaluable resource for early years professionals, as well as clinicians, teachers and learning support staff.


Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in School: a Tool for Identifying and Supporting Emotional and Social Difficulties in Children Aged 5-11. Kim Golding, et al, $34.95

Emotional difficulties in children aged 5-11 can display themselves in a range of different behaviours, and it is important for staff in schools to be able to identify and address these problems, and to provide appropriate help.

This easy-to-use tool provides an observation checklist which enables staff to identify behavioural patterns in children with social and emotional difficulties, analyze the emotional difficulties underlying these behaviours and establish what kind of help and support the children need. Behavioural responses are categorized within clearly outlined topics, including behaviour, play and relationship with peers, attachment behaviours, emotional state in the classroom and attitude to attendance. Checklists and diagrams identify different 'styles' of relating (secure, avoidant, ambivalent), to help school staff who work with children and their families to respond appropriately to the individual needs of each child. A range of handouts include activities designed to provide emotional support, to focus and regulate behaviour and enable the child to develop important social and emotional skills.

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1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2 – 12, 6th Edition. Thomas Phelan, $22.50; DVD $55.95

This award-winning, bestselling book in a new edition is now even easier to use with an updated internal design that is user-friendly and has more visual interest. The 6th Edition is more engaging and browse-able for the reader. We’ve also added a handy new index. The world's simplest and most effective parenting program is all right here!

  • Part I: Building a Solid Foundation for Parenting
  • Part II: Controlling Obnoxious Behavior: Parenting Job 1
  • Part III: Managing Testing and Manipulation
  • Part IV: Encouraging Good Behavior: Parenting Job 2
  • Part V: Strengthening Your Relationship with Your Children: Parenting Job 3
  • Part VI: Enjoying Your New Family Life

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The Origins of Attachment: Infant Research and Adult Treatment. Beatrice Beebe & Frank Lachman, $53.95

The Origins of Attachment addresses the origins of attachment in mother-infant face-to-face communication. Utilizing an extraordinarily detailed microanalysis of videotaped mother-infant interactions at 4 months, Beatrice Beebe, Frank Lachmann, and their research collaborators provide a fine-grained and precise description of the process of attachment transmission. Second-by-second microanalysis operates like a social microscope and reveals more than can be grasped with the naked eye.

The book explores how, alongside linguistic content, the bodily aspect of communication is an essential component of the capacity to communicate and understand emotion. The moment-to-moment self- and interactive processes of relatedness documented in infant research form the bedrock of adult face-to-face communication and provide the background fabric for the verbal narrative in the foreground.

The Origins of Attachment is illustrated throughout with several case vignettes of adult treatment. Discussions by Carolyn Clement, Malcolm Slavin and E. Joyce Klein, Estelle Shane, Alexandra Harrison and Stephen Seligman show how the research can be used by practicing clinicians. This book details aspects of bodily communication between mothers and infants that will provide useful analogies for therapists of adults.

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Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow. Gregory Keck & Regina Kupecky, $21.50

The world is full of hurt children, and bringing one into your home can quickly derail the easy family life you once knew. Get effective suggestions, wisdom, and advice to parent the hurt child in your life.

Parenting the Hurt Child explains how to manage a hurting child with loving wisdom and resolve and how to preserve your stability while untangling their thorny hearts.


Personality Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence. Arthur Freeman & Mark Reinecke, Editors, $123.99

Personality traits are pervasive and enduring patterns of the ways individuals perceive, relate to, think about, and behave within their environment. When these traits become inflexible and maladaptive they constitute personality disorders. This edited volume explores the clinical reality of personality disorders in the especially vulnerable population of children and adolescents.


Promoting Attachment with a Wiggle, Giggle, Hug and Tickle: a Programme for Babies, Young Children and Carers. Fiona Brownlee & Lindsay Norris, $29.95

Practical and easy to use, this resource is for practitioners working in early years settings to help children aged 0-2 to develop secure and positive attachments with their parent or carer.

Designed to be flexible for one-to-one or group work, the resource features fun and engaging activities involving singing, movement and sensory activities in a structured but playful environment. It explains the significance of positive attachments in a child's early years, and equips practitioners with skills and techniques to help encourage bonding. It will be of particular interest to those working with parents needing additional support such as vulnerable and adoptive or foster families. The resource is accompanied by online materials - songs to sing along with, and film clips of signing to help parents and carers improve communication. This programme will help parents to become more attuned to the needs of their child, and aid the child's emotional, social and cognitive development. 

With additional guidance on how to run the programme as a group, this resource will be easy to use for any health, education or childcare practitioner in specialist and mainstream settings.

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Promoting Positive Parenting: an Attachment-Based Intervention. Edited by Femmie Juffer, Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg & Marinus van Ijzendoorn, $43.50

Video-feedback Intervention to Promote Positive Parenting (VIPP) is a brief and focused parenting intervention program that has been successful in a variety of clinical and non-clinical groups and cultures. The book opens with an introduction to the VIPP program and the theoretical background of this parenting intervention, followed by a narrative and meta-analytical review of the attachment-based interventions. The book continues with detailed descriptions and case reports of several intervention studies of the program. It describes the implementation and testing of a variety of VIPP based interventions highlighting different families in a variety of childcare settings, and in various countries including the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


Psychotherapy with Infants and Young Children: Repairing the Effects of Stress and Trauma on Early Attachment. Alicia Lieberman & Patricia Van Horn, $50.50

This eloquent book presents an empirically supported treatment that engages parents as the most powerful agents of their young children's healthy development. Child-parent psychotherapy promotes the child's emotional health and builds the parent's capacity to nurture and protect, particularly when stress and trauma have disrupted the quality of the parent-child relationship. The book provides a comprehensive theoretical framework together with practical strategies for combining play, developmental guidance, trauma-focused interventions, and concrete assistance with problems of living. Filled with evocative, "how-to-do-it" examples, it is grounded in extensive clinical experience and important research on early development, attachment, neurobiology, and trauma.


Raising a Secure Child: How Circle of Security Parenting Can Help You Nurture Your Child's Attachment, Emotional Resilience, and Freedom to Explore. Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper & Bert Powell, $21.95

Today's parents are constantly pressured to be perfect. But in striving to do everything right, we risk missing what children really need for lifelong emotional security. Now the simple, powerful "Circle of Security" parenting strategies that Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper, and Bert Powell have taught thousands of families are available in self-help form for the first time. You will learn:

  • How to balance nurturing and protectiveness with promoting your child's independence
  • What emotional needs a toddler or older child may be expressing through difficult behavior
  • How your own upbringing affects your parenting style — and what you can do about it

Filled with vivid stories and unique practical tools, this book puts the keys to healthy attachment within everyone's reach — self-understanding, flexibility, and the willingness to make and learn from mistakes.

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Real Life Heroes Life Storybook, 3rd Edition. Richard Kagan, $41.90

Real Life Heroes Life Storybook, 3rd Edition is a resourceful tool for children with traumatic stress. The resiliency-centered format and structure of the volume is coupled with treatment and sessions outlined in the Real Life Heroes Toolkit for Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Families. This updated edition uses a creative arts approach, encouraging children to work with dependable adults to develop autobiographies through a wide range of activities, including drawings, music, movies, and narrative. By helping children feel protection from adversity and stressors that exist in everyday life, this workbook gives children a sense of value that can promote transformation of troubled children from victims into tomorrow's heroes.

Real Life Heroes Toolkit for Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Families, 2nd Edition. Richard Kagan, $89.45

Real Life Heroes: Toolkit for Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Families, Second Edition is an organized and easy-to-use reference for practitioners providing therapy to children and caregivers with traumatic stress. This step-by-step guide is an accompanying text to the workbook Real Life Heroes: A Life Story Book for Children, Third Edition and provides professionals with structured tools for helping children to reintegrate painful memories and to foster healing from traumatic experiences. The book is a go-to resource for practitioners in child and family service agencies and treatment centers to implement trauma-informed, resiliency-centered and evidence-supported services for children with traumatic stress.


Reparenting the Child Who Hurts: a Guide to Healing Developmental Trauma and Attachments. Caroline Archer & Christine Gordon, $31.95

Finally, a parenting book which demystifies the latest thinking on neurobiology, physiology and trauma and explains what the research means for the everyday life of parents of children who hurt. As experts on adoption and fostering who are adoptive parents themselves, Caroline Archer and Christine Gordon explain how this knowledge can help parents to better understand and care for their child. They explain why conventional parenting techniques are often not helpful for the child who has experienced early trauma and explore why therapeutic reparenting is the only way to help repair the unhealthy neurobiological and behavioural patterns which affect the child's development. They do not shy away from how difficult reparenting is, acknowledging how hard it can be to recognize our own fallibility as parents and to change our own parenting patterns. The authors also offer hard-won advice on a range of common parenting flashpoints — from defusing arguments and aggression to negotiating bedtimes and breaks in routine, and making sure that special occasions are remembered for all the right reasons.

Reparenting the Child Who Hurts is a humane, no-nonsense survival guide for any parent caring for a child with developmental trauma or attachment difficulties, and will also provide information and insights for social workers, teachers, counsellors and other professionals involved in supporting adoptive and foster families.

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Romania’s Abandoned Children: Deprivation, Brain Development, and the Struggle for Recovery. Charles Nelson, Nathan Fox & Charles Zeanah, $33.95

The implications of early experience for children’s brain development, behavior, and psychological functioning have long absorbed caregivers, researchers, and clinicians. The 1989 fall of Romania’s Ceausescu regime left approximately 170,000 children in 700 overcrowded, impoverished institutions across Romania, and prompted the most comprehensive study to date on the effects of institutionalization on children’s wellbeing. Romania’s Abandoned Children, the authoritative account of this landmark study, documents the devastating toll paid by children who are deprived of responsive care, social interaction, stimulation, and psychological comfort.

Launched in 2000, the Bucharest Early Intervention Project (BEIP) was a rigorously controlled investigation of foster care as an alternative to institutionalization. Researchers included 136 abandoned infants and toddlers in the study and randomly assigned half of them to foster care created specifically for the project. The other half stayed in Romanian institutions, where conditions remained substandard. Over a twelve-year span, both groups were assessed for physical growth, cognitive functioning, brain development, and social behavior. Data from a third group of children raised by their birth families were collected for comparison.

The study found that the institutionalized children were severely impaired in IQ and manifested a variety of social and emotional disorders, as well as changes in brain development. However, the earlier an institutionalized child was placed into foster care, the better the recovery. Combining scientific, historical, and personal narratives in a gripping, often heartbreaking, account, Romania’s Abandoned Children highlights the urgency of efforts to help the millions of parentless children living in institutions throughout the world.


The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Implications and Interventions. Edited by Paul Holmes & Steve Farnfield, $53.50

This guide offers an introduction to therapies produced as a result of the popularity of attachment studies. These therapies can be divided into two categories: those that are ‘attachment-based’, in that they use evidence-based attachment assessments in their development, or ‘attachment-informed’, in that the theories of attachment have been integrated into the practice of existing schools of therapy.

The book reviews the field and provides a range of interventions for children, adults and parents, beginning with a detailed review of both evidence-base and evidence-informed interventions including individual psychotherapy, family therapy and parenting. The remaining chapters provide accounts, from the practitioner’s perspective, of interventions that address issues of attachment from the level of one-to-one therapy, family and social work to social interventions involving courts and Care Proceedings, illustrated with examples from day-to-day practice.


A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder, 2nd Edition. Colby Pearce, $25.95

Concise and easy-to-understand, this book provides an introduction to what attachment means and how to recognise attachment disorder in children. Colby Pearce explains how complex problems in childhood may stem from the parent-child relationship during a child's early formative years, and later from the child's engagement with the broader social world. The book explores the mind-set of difficult and traumatised children and the motivations behind their complex tendencies and behaviours. It goes on to offer a comprehensive set of tried-and-tested practical strategies that can be used with children affected by an attachment disorder. This second edition has been updated to include the new DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for Reactive Attachment Disorder and an increased number of illustrative case vignettes.

This is a perfect introduction to the subject for parents, carers and practitioners in supportive roles caring for children.

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Social Intelligence: the New Science of Human Relationships. Daniel Goleman, $17.50

Far more than we are consciously aware, our daily encounters with parents, spouses, bosses, and even strangers shape our brains and affect cells throughout our bodies—down to the level of our genes—for good or ill. In Social Intelligence, Daniel Goleman explores an emerging new science with startling implications for our interpersonal world. Its most fundamental discovery: we are designed for sociability, constantly engaged in a “neural ballet” that connects us brain to brain with those around us. Our reactions to others, and theirs to us, have a far-reaching biological impact, sending out cascades of hormones that regulate everything from our hearts to our immune systems, making good relationships act like vitamins — and bad relationships like poisons … Goleman explains the surprising accuracy of first impressions, the basis of charisma and emotional power, the complexity of sexual attraction, and how we detect lies. He describes the “dark side” of social intelligence, from narcissism to Machiavellianism and psychopathy. He also reveals our astonishing capacity for “mindsight,” as well as the tragedy of those, like autistic children, whose mindsight is impaired.


Steps to Stability. The Kinship Centre, $79.95

This DVD presents practical information on helping children in the child welfare system transition from one setting to another. Youth and families speak about their personal experiences in achieving permanence and stability, and experts in the field add tools and techniques for parents, social workers, child advocates and mental health professionals. The video is appropriate for a wide audience and is useful as a training tool for professionals. 

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Success as a Foster Parent: Everything You Need to Know About Foster Care.  National Foster Care Association, with Rachel Greene Baldino, $21.00 (ages 6-10)

Success as a Foster Parent offers you the information you need to get ready for this life-changing experience. Discover what it takes to be a foster parent and get real-life tips from other successful foster families.


The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment: Practical Essentials for Teachers, Carers and School Support Staff. Nicola Marshall, $24.95

Simple and concise, The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment offers an easy way to understand children with attachment issues and how they can be supported.

Author Nicola Marshall combines her expertise as an adoptive parent and schools-trainer to describe in plain English what attachment is, how children develop attachment problems and how these problems affect a child's social, emotional and neurological development. She addresses some of the difficulties in identifying attachment issues in children — common among children who are in care or adopted, but which are sometimes mistaken for symptoms of ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder. Nicola also describes a range of helpful principles and practical strategies which will help children flourish — from simple tips for the individual on how to improve their communication to the changes a school can make to reduce a child's anxiety about changes and transitions.

Ideal for teachers and support staff to pick up and use, this book is an essential addition to any school's staff library.


Theories of Attachment: an Introduction to Bowlby, Ainsworth, Gerber, Brazelton, Kennell & Klaus. Carol Garhart Mooney, $28.95

Theories of Attachment provides a solid foundation for informed early childhood care and is a terrific resource for anyone working with young children. It thoroughly covers the background and research of the prominent minds of attachment theorists John Bowlby, Mary Ainsworth, Magda Gerber, John Kennell, Marshall Klaus, and T. Berry Brazelton — including the theory keystones of bonding, separation, and crying.

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Theraplay: Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships through Attachment-Based Play, 3rd Edition. Phyllis Booth & Ann Jernberg, $72.00

Theraplay is a pioneering application of attachment theory to clinical work that helps parents learn and practice how to provide the playful engagement, empathic responsiveness, and clear guidance that lead to secure attachment and lifelong mental health in their children. This third edition of the groundbreaking book Theraplay shows how to use play to engage children in interactions that lead to competence, self-regulation, self-esteem, and trust.


Treating Attachment Disorders: from Theory to Therapy, 2nd Edition. Karl Heinz Brisch, $38.95

Organized around extended case illustrations — and grounded in cutting-edge theory and research — this highly regarded book shows how an attachment perspective can inform psychotherapeutic practice with patients of all ages. Karl Heinz Brisch explores the links between early experiences of separation, loss, and trauma and a range of psychological, behavioral, and psychosomatic problems. He demonstrates the basic techniques of attachment-based assessment and intervention, emphasizing the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. With a primary focus on treating infants and young children and their caregivers, the book discusses applications of attachment-based psychotherapy over the entire life course.


Treating Explosive Kids: the Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach. Ross Greene & J. Stuart Ablon, $57.95

The first comprehensive presentation for clinicians of the groundbreaking approach popularized in Ross Greene's acclaimed parenting guide, The Explosive Child, this book provides a detailed framework for effective, individualized intervention with highly oppositional children and their families. Many vivid examples and Q&A sections show how to identify the specific cognitive factors that contribute to explosive and noncompliant behavior, remediate these factors, and teach children and their adult caregivers how to solve problems collaboratively.


Treating Trauma in Adolescents: Development, Attachment, and the Therapeutic Relationship. Martha Straus, $49.50

This book presents an innovative and empathic approach to working with traumatized teens. It offers strategies for getting through to high-risk adolescents and for building a strong attachment relationship that can help get development back on track. Martha Straus draws on extensive clinical experience as well as cutting-edge research on attachment, developmental trauma, and interpersonal neurobiology. Vivid case material shows how to engage challenging or reluctant clients, implement interventions that foster self-regulation and an integrated sense of identity, and tap into both the teen's and the therapist's moment-to-moment emotional experience. Essential topics include ways to involve parents and other caregivers in treatment.

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Unconditional Care: Relationship-Based, Behavioral Intervention with Vulnerable Children and Families. John Sprinson & Ken Berrick, $36.95

This clinician-friendly guide presents a model for engaging the most challenging children and families who are served by the child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice, and special educations systems. These children are among the most troubled clients that treatment providers will ever encounter. They have been failed by every adult, every treatment modality, and every system of care that they have encountered.

Unconditional Care, a breakthrough guide from the founder and clinical director of California's Seneca Center for Children and Families, offers both a theoretical model and practical guidelines for working with this most difficult group of children. The approach weaves together attachment theory and learning theory into a coherent relationship-based intervention strategy built around a no-fail policy: a child can never be discharged from a program for exhibiting the behaviors that resulted in the placement. The concept of unconditional care allows, for the first time, a safe space for youth to reconstruct their perceptions of themselves and those who care for them.


Understanding Attachment and Attachment Disorders: Theory, Evidence and Practice. Vivien Prior & Danya Glaser, $35.95

This book offers a thorough examination and discussion of the evidence on attachment, its influence on development, and attachment disorders. Summarizing the existing knowledge base in accessible language, this is a comprehensive reference book for professionals including social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, teachers, lawyers and researchers. Foster and adoptive parents, indeed all parents, and students will also find it of interest.


Understanding Attachment: Parenting, Child Care and Emotional Attachment. Jean Mercer, $63.95

Understanding Attachment is perfect for the reader who wants or needs a thorough understanding of attachment theory, but does not have the time to indulge in lengthy study. Parents, child care providers, teachers, nurses, social workers, attorneys, therapists, students, and counselors will all appreciate this work. Mercer defines attachment and related terms, discusses the history of the idea, and describes ways in which this aspect of emotional life can be measured. She explains developmental change and the way attachment continues to alter from infancy to adulthood. The importance of social experiences with parents and other caregivers is emphasized. Outcomes of good and poor attachment experiences are discussed, and there is material on attachment disorders. The book concludes with a description of recent work that gives a new perspective on attachment.

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Understanding Disorganized Attachment: Theory and Practice for Working with Children and Adults. David Shemmings & Yvonne Shemmings, $35.95

Disorganized attachment, the most extreme form of insecure attachment, can develop in a child when the person who is normally meant to protect them is a source of danger. This usually leads to 'fear without solution' and the effects can be lasting and damaging.

This book is a comprehensive and accessible text on disorganized attachment. It outlines what it is, how it can be identified and the key causes, including neurological, biochemical and genetic explanations. Factors that contribute to disorganized attachment are covered including unresolved loss and trauma, and the behaviour of caregivers. The authors also discuss evidence-based interventions to help families and carers as well as how to work with adults to prevent or minimize its occurrence. To root the theory in practice and to illustrate real-life examples of disorganized attachment case vignettes are included.


Understanding and Meeting the Nine Most Important Emotional Needs of Foster and Adopted Children. Bryan Post & Juli Alvarado, $25.95 DVD 40 minutes

By meeting these nine basic emotional needs you will see a reduction in disrupted placements and an increase in families and children feeling supported. The systems for children in care must have up to date knowledge of the experiences of children the challenges that these families face. This 40 minute educational DVD workshop will help social workers in providing more effective support to the families they work with.


Understanding Transitions in the Early Years: Supporting Change through Attachment and Resilience. Anne O’Connor, $38.50

There are many transitions that children experience before they are five, including the first major transition from home to an early years setting. Understanding Transitions in the Early Years explains why transitions matter and provides practical guidance on how to support young children’s developing emotional resilience and equip them to embrace change in the future.  Including case studies, examples of good practice and questions for reflection this thought-provoking text emphasizes the little things that practitioners can do for the individual children in their care to help them feel secure and confident when dealing with change.

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Weaving the Cradle: Facilitating Groups to Promote Attunement and Bonding Between Parents, Their Babies and Toddlers. Edited by Monika Celebi, $39.95 (pregnancy to age two)

Groups for parents, babies and toddlers, spanning the 1001 critical days from late pregnancy up to age two, are an effective way of supporting expectant and new parents by helping them to become more attuned, sensitive and empathic towards their child.

Contributors bring together a range of theoretical perspectives to show different ways to facilitate groups that combine mindfulness and psychological insight to promote bonding, attunement and mind-mindedness, and to prevent abuse and neglect. Case examples show a range of techniques that can be used, including baby massage, movement therapy, Video Interaction Guidance, Watch Wait Wonder and psychotherapeutic interventions. Examples include an in-patient mother-baby unit, community and health centres in the UK, to international examples in Greece, Kenya and New Zealand. Chapters illustrate practical and clinical aspects of running groups, the associated challenges, and highlights the importance of professional collaboration in a benign environment.

Weaving the Cradle is full of ideas and insights for those already running groups, as well as for those considering it, across health, social care and education settings.


Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain, 2nd Edition. Sue Gerhardt, $37.50

Why Love Matters explains why loving relationships are essential to brain development in the early years, and how these early interactions can have lasting consequences for future emotional and physical health. This second edition follows on from the success of the first, updating the scientific research, covering recent findings in genetics and the mind/body connection, and including a new chapter highlighting our growing understanding of the part also played by pregnancy. Sue Gerhardt focuses in particular on the wide-ranging effects of early stress on a baby or toddler’s developing nervous system. When things go wrong with relationships in early life, the dependent child has to adapt; what we now know is that his or her brain adapts too. The brain’s emotion and immune systems are particularly affected by early stress and can become less effective. This makes the child more vulnerable to a range of later difficulties such as depression, anti-social behaviour, addictions or anorexia, as well as physical illness.

Why Love Matters is an accessible, lively, account of the latest findings in neuroscience, developmental psychology and neurobiology – research which matters to us all. It is an invaluable and hugely popular guide for parents and professionals alike.


Working with Anger and Young People. Nick Luxmoore, $31.95

From attachment anxieties and feelings of powerlessness, to frustration at difficult family relations, Nick Luxmoore considers the common reasons for young people’s anger during this difficult stage of their development. Through accounts of his work with a range of young people, he offers tried-and-tested exercises and talking points to help work through common counterproductive responses to anger such as antisocial behaviour and physical or verbal violence. Crucially, he also recognizes the needs of those working with these young people with anger problems and provides advice on working safely, maintaining control and achieving job satisfaction.


Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior, 2nd Edition. Russell Barkley & Christine Benton, $20.50

Restore your loving relationship with your child, and bring peace to your home, with this proven program.

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Complete Booklist

Resources for Casework Professionals & Therapists

Affect Regulation and the Development of Psychopathology. Susan Bradley, $45.00

Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles: a Practical Guide. Miriam Silver, $22.95

Attachment and Development. Susan Goldberg, $66.95

Attachment Disorganization. Judith Solomon & Carol George, $63.50

Attachment: Expanding the Cultural Connections. Edited by Phyllis Erdman & Kok-Mun Ng, $87.50

Attachment from Infancy to Adulthood: the Major Longitudinal Studies. K. Grossman, et al, (eds) $32.50

Attachment in Middle Childhood. Kathryn Kerns & Rhonda Richardson (eds), $45.95

Attachment in the Young Child. Kinship Center, $95.50 DVD format

Attachment Issues in Psychopathology and Intervention. Leslie Atkinson & Susan Goldberg (eds), $73.50

Attachment Parenting: Developing Connections and Healing Children. Arthur Becker-Weidman & Deborah Shell, $67.95

Attachment Theory in Clinical Work with Children: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice. Edited by David Oppenheim & Douglas Goldsmith, $27.50

Attachment Theory: Social, Developmental and Clinical Perspectives. Sue Goldberg et al, (eds), $62.50

The Attachment Therapy Companion: Key Practices for Treating Children & Families. Arthur Becker-Weidman, Lois Ehrmann & Denise LeBow, $29.50

Attachment Therapy with Adolescents and Adults: Theory and Practice Post Bowlby. Dorothy Heard, Brian Lake & Una McCluskey, $39.95

Attachment, Trauma, and Healing: Understanding and Treating Attachment Disorder in Children, Families, and Adults, 2nd Edition. Terry Levy & Michael Orlans, $49.95

Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents. Guy Diamond, Gary Diamond & Suzanne Levy, $96.95

Attachment-Based Teaching: Creating a Tribal Classroom. Louis Cozolino, $32.00

Attachment-Focused Family Therapy. Daniel Hughes, $39.00
Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook. Daniel Hughes, $39.95

Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children. Daniel Hughes, $42.00

Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How They Shape Our Capacity to Love. Robert Karen, $29.50

Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control: a Love-Based Approach to Helping Children with Severe Behaviors. Heather Forbes & B. Bryan Post, $23.95

Brain-Based Parenting: the Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment. Daniel Hughes & Jonathan Baylin, $37.95

Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children, 2nd Edition. Daniel Hughes, $72.95

Building the Bonds of Attachment: an Audio CD Presentation. Daniel Hughes, $20.00

Building the Bonds of Attachment: a DVD Presentation with Daniel Hughes. $53.95 (185 minutes)

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers. Brigid Daniel et al, $39.95

A Child’s Journey Through Placement. Vera Fahlberg, $33.95

The Circle of Security Intervention: Enhancing Attachment in Early Parent-Child Relationships. Bert Powell, Glen Cooper, Kent Hoffman & Bob Marvin, $42.50

Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachments Problems. Cathy Malchiodi & David Crenshaw, $47.50

Developing Attachment in Early Years Settings: Nurturing Secure Relationships from Birth to Five Years. Veronica Read, $48.50

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Developing Attachment: Family Therapy Examples Part 1 – Adolescents. Daniel Hughes, $99.95

Developing Attachment: Family Therapy Examples Part 2 – Children. Daniel Hughes, $99.95

Developing Attachment: Family Therapy Examples Part 3 – Parents. Daniel Hughes, $99.95

Developing Attachment: Family Therapy Examples 3 DVD Set. Daniel Hughes, $259.95

The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are, 2nd Edition. Daniel Siegel, $54.50

Difficult Students and Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom: Teacher Responses That Work. Vance Austin & Daniel Sciarra, $39.95

Disorganized Attachment and Caregiving. Edited by Judith Solomon & Carol George, $62.95

8 Keys to Building Your Best Relationships. Daniel Hughes, $21.00

Empathic Care for Children with Disorganized Attachments: a Model for Mentalizing, Attachment and Trauma-Informed Care. Chris Taylor, $33.95

Enhancing Early Attachments: Theory, Research, Intervention and Policy. Lisa Berlin, et al, (eds) $44.50

Extending the Dance in Infant & Toddler Caregiving: Enhancing Attachment & Early Relationships.  Helen Raikes & Carolyn Pope Edwards, $32.95

Facilitating Developmental Attachment: the Road to Emotional Recovery and Behavioral Change in Foster and Adopted Children. Daniel Hughes, $54.50

Foundations for Attachment Training Resource: the Six-Session Programme for Parents of Traumatized Children. Kim Golding, $89.95

Games and Activities for Attaching with Your Child. Deborah Gray & Megan Clarke, $22.95

The Girl Behind the Door: a Father's Quest to Understand His Daughter's Suicide. John Brooks, $33.00

A Guide to Therapeutic Child Care: What You Need to Know to Create a Healing Home. Ruth Emond, Laura Steckley & Autumn Roesch-Marsh, $31.95

Handbook of Attachment: Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications, 3rd Edition. Edited by Jude Cassidy & Phillip Shaver, $63.95

Handbook of Attachment Interventions. Terry Levy (ed), $77.50

Handbook of Infant Mental Health, 3rd Edtion. Charles Zeanah (ed), $50.50

Healing the Hidden Hurts: Transforming Attachment and Trauma Theory into Effective Practice with Families, Children, and Adults. Edited by Caroline Archer, Charlotte Drury & Jude Hills, $35.95

Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust & Love. Michael Orlans & Terry Levy, $41.95

The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice. Edited by Diana Fosha, Daniel & Marion Solomon, $43.50

Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play. Sue Jennings, $33.95

The Hope-Filled Parent: Meditations for Foster and Adoptive Parents of Children Who Have Been Harmed. Michael Trout, $20.95 CD format

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The Impact of Attachment. Susan Hart, $53.00

Integrative Parenting: Strategies for Raising Children Affected by Attachment Trauma. Debra Wesselmann, Cathy Schweitzer & Stefanie Armstrong, $25.95

Integrative Team Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children: Family Therapy and EMDR. Debra Wesselmann, Cathy Schweitzer & Stefanie Armstrong, $38.95

Love, Fear, and Health: How Our Attachments to Others Shape Health and Health Care. Robert Mauner & Jonathan Hunter, $30.95

Multisystemic Treatment of Antisocial Behavior. Scott Henggeler, $53.50

The Neurobiology of Attachment-Focused Therapy: Enhancing Connection & Trust in the Treatment of Children & Adolescents. Jonathan Baylin & Daniel Hughes, $38.95

The Neuroscience of Human Relationships: Attachment and the Developing Brain. Louis Cozolino, $50.50

New Families, Old Scripts: a Guide to the Language of Trauma and Attachment in Adoptive Families. Caroline Archer & Caroline Gordon, $36.95

No Matter What: an Adoptive Family’s Story of Hope, Love and Healing. Sally Donovan, $19.95

A Non-Violent Resistance Approach with Children in Distress: a Guide for Parents and Professionals. Carmelite Avraham-Krehwinkel & David Aldridge, $33.95

Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience after Trauma and Neglect. Deborah Gray, $29.95

Nurturing Attachments: Supporting Children who are Fostered or Adopted. Kim Golding, $37.95

Nurturing Attachments Training Resource: Running Parenting Groups for Adoptive Parents and Foster or Kinship Carers. Kim Golding, $158.95

Nurturing Natures: Attachment and Children’s Emotional, Sociocultural and Brain Development, 2nd Edition. Graham Music, $76.90

Observing Adolescents with Attachment Difficulties in Educational Settings: a Tool for Identifying and Supporting Emotional and Social Difficulties in Young People Ages 11-16. Kim Golding, Mary Turner, Helen Worrall, Jennifer Roberts & Ann Cadman, $40.95

Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in Preschool Settings: a Tool for Identifying and Supporting Emotional and Social Difficulties. Kim Golding, Jane Fain, Ann Frost, Sian Templeton & Eleanor Durrant, $35.95

Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in School: a Tool for Identifying and Supporting Emotional and Social Difficulties in Children Aged 5-11. Kim Golding, et al, $39.95

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2 – 12, 6th Edition. Thomas Phelan, $22.50; DVD $55.95

The Origins of Attachment: Infant Research and Adult Treatment. Beatrice Beebe & Frank Lachman, $53.95

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Personality Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence. Arthur Freeman & Mark Reinecke, Editors, $123.99

Playful Approaches to Serious Problems: Narrative Therapy with Children and their Families. J. Freeman et al, $43.50

Promoting Attachment with a Wiggle, Giggle, Hug and Tickle: a Programme for Babies, Young Children and Carers. Fiona Brownlee & Lindsay Norris, $29.95

Promoting Positive Parenting: an Attachment-Based Intervention. Edited by Femmie Juffer, Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg & Marinus van Ijzendoorn, $43.50

Psychotherapy with Infants and Young Children: Repairing the Effects of Stress and Trauma on Early Attachment. Alicia Lieberman & Patricia Van Horn, $50.50

Raising a Secure Child: How Circle of Security Parenting Can Help You Nurture Your Child's Attachment, Emotional Resilience, and Freedom to Explore. Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper & Bert Powell, $21.95

Real Life Heroes Life Storybook, 3rd Edition. Richard Kagan, $41.90

Real Life Heroes Toolkit for Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Families, 2nd Edition. Richard Kagan, $89.45

Reparenting the Child Who Hurts: a Guide to Healing Developmental Trauma and Attachments. Caroline Archer & Christine Gordon, $31.95

Romania’s Abandoned Children: Deprivation, Brain Development, and the Struggle for Recovery. Charles Nelson, Nathan Fox & Charles Zeanah, $33.95

The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Implications and Interventions. Edited by Paul Holmes & Steve Farnfield, $53.50

A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder, 2nd Edition. Colby Pearce, $25.95

Social Intelligence: the New Science of Human Relationships. Daniel Goleman, $17.50

Steps to Stability. The Kinship Centre, $79.95

Success as a Foster Parent: Everything You Need to Know About Foster CareNational Foster Care Association, with Rachel Greene Baldino, $21.00 (ages 6-10)

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The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment: Practical Essentials for Teachers, Carers and School Support Staff. Nicola Marshall, $24.95

Theories of Attachment: an Introduction to Bowlby, Ainsworth, Gerber, Brazelton, Kennell & Klaus. Carol Garhart Mooney, $28.95

Therapeutic Stories that Teach & Heal. Nancy Davis, $85.95

Theraplay: Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships through Attachment-Based Play, 3rd Edition. Phyllis Booth & Ann Jernberg, $72.00

Theraplay: Innovations in Attachment-Enhancing Play Therapy. Evangeline Munns (ed), $66.50

Treating Attachment Disorders: from Theory to Therapy, 2nd Edition. Karl Heinz Brisch, $38.95

Treating the Aftermath of Sexual Abuse: a Handbook for Working with Children in Care. Marg Osmond et al, $22.95

Treating Attachment Disorders: From Theory to Therapy, 2nd Edition. Karl Heinz Brisch, $36.50

Treating Explosive Kids: the Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach. Ross Greene & J. Stuart Ablon, $57.95

Treating Trauma in Adolescents: Development, Attachment, and the Therapeutic Relationship. Martha Straus, $49.50

Troubled Transplants: Unconventional Strategies for Helping Disturbed Foster and Adopted Children. Richard Delaney & Frank Kunstal, $24.95

Unconditional Care: Relationship-Based, Behavioral Intervention with Vulnerable Children and Families. John Sprinson & Ken Berrick, $36.95

Understanding Attachment and Attachment Disorders: Theory, Evidence and Practice. Vivien Prior & Danya Glaser, $35.95

Understanding Attachment: Parenting, Child Care and Emotional Development. Jean Mercer, $63.95

Understanding Disorganized Attachment: Theory and Practice for Working with Children and Adults. David Shemmings & Yvonne Shemmings, $35.95

Understanding and Meeting the Nine Most Important Emotional Needs of Foster and Adopted Children. Bryan Post & Juli Alvarado, $25.95 DVD 40 minutes

Understanding Transitions in the Early Years: Supporting Change through Attachment and Resilience. Anne O’Connor, $38.50

Weaving the Cradle: Facilitating Groups to Promote Attunement and Bonding Between Parents, Their Babies and Toddlers. Edited by Monika Celebi, $39.95 (pregnancy to age two)

Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain, 2nd Edition. Sue Gerhardt, $37.50

Windows to Our Children: a Gestalt Therapy Approach to Children and Adolescents. Violet Oaklander, $47.95

Working with Anger and Young People. Nick Luxmoore, $31.95

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Resources for Families

Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents. Deborah Gray, $29.95

Connecting with Kids through Stories: Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children, 2nd Edition. Denise Lacher, Todd Nichols & Joanne May, $27.95

Creating Loving Attachments: Parenting with PACE to Nurture Confidence and Security in the Troubled Child. Daniel Hughes & Kim Golding, $29.95

The Defiant Child: a Parent’s Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Douglas Riley, $18.95

The Depressed Child: a Parent’s Guide for Rescuing Kids. Douglas Riley, $18.95

Drawing Together to Develop Self-Control. Marge Eaton Heegaard, $12.95; Learn about Feelings, $12.95; Manage Anger, $12.95

A Forever Family: a True Story of Adoption. John Houghton, $16.00

From Fear to Love: Parenting Difficult Adopted Children. B. Bryan Post, $17.50

*I Love You, Stinky Face. Lisa McCourt, $8.99(4-7)

I Love You Rituals: Fun Activities for Parent and Childre. Becky Bailey, $18.50

*Love You Forever. Robert Munsch, $4.95 (3-up)

More than Love: Adopting and Surviving Attachment Disordered Children. Sherril Stone, $24.95

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2 – 12, 4th Edition. Thomas Phelan, $14.95; DVD $47.95

Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive. Daniel Siegel & Mary Hartzell, $23.00

Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow. Gregory Keck & Regina Kupecky, $21.50

Time-in Parenting: How to Teach Children Emotional Self-Control, Life Skills and Problem Solving by Lending Yourself and Staying Connected. Otto Weininger, $16.95

When Love is Not Enough: a Guide to Parenting Children with RAD — Reactive Attachment Disorder. Nancy Thomas, $20.75

Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior, 2nd Edition. Russell Barkley & Christine Benton, $20.50

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