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View Sara-Jane Hardman and Jean Roe Mauro, LCSW A dialogue with a family in distress 3/19/2009 How often do the adoptive parents who “poured their lives into their children,” as the mother writes, find themselves in a situation when, in the moment of high emotions or simply “right out of the blue,” their children turn against them, distance themselves, accuse them of perceived wrongdoing, cruelty, and other impossible things? Not so rarely, unfortunately. In this dialogue with such family in trouble, the authors of the book If I Love My Kid Enough: The Reality of Raising an Adopted Child Sara-Jane Hardman and Jean Roe Mauro talk about how it happens with those who were abandoned young and how long any path to healing is.
View Boris Gindis, Ph.D. Attachment disorder: are we trying to fit square pegs into the round holes? 12/5/2005 The attachment issues of internationally adopted children remain a very controversial problem for parents and professionals alike. Dr. Boris Gindis looks at Attachment Disorder from different perspectives, briefly analyzing examples from his own decade–long psychological practice and outlining his views on Attachment Disorder.
View Arthur Becker-Weidman, Ph.D. Child Abuse and Neglect: Effects on child development, brain development, and interpersonal relationships 11/21/2005 This article describes the effects of chronic maltreatment, such as can occur in an orphanage, on a child's psychological development, brain development, and later relationships. There are clear links between maltreatment and later psychological, emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal disorders. The basis for this linkage is the impact that maltreatment has on brain development. Daniel Siegel, medical director of the Infant and Preschool Service at the University of California, L.A., has found important links between interpersonal experiences and neurobiological development
View Arthur Becker-Weidman, Ph.D. Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy: An evidence-based and effective treatment for trauma and disorders of attachment 9/14/2008 Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy is an evidence-based and effective treatment for trauma and attachment disorders. This article describes the treatment and it's evidence base.
View Arthur Becker-Weidman, Ph.D. Notes on Attachment 12/5/2005 This article describes how attachment develops and difficulties that children can expeience when all does not go as it should.
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