Author(s): Dr. Amber Elliott
'Parenting a child who doesn't know how to be parented is the most difficult job in the world.' "Empathic Behaviour Management For Foster and Adoptive Families" provides friendly expert advice on how to respond to difficult behaviours and emotions for parents of children with developmental trauma. Each chapter focusses on the common difficulties faced by carers or parents and features quick, applicable ideas with exercises and illustrations. How do you react to a child's difficult behaviour? How do you deal with your own negative emotions? How do you know when to be empathic? The book looks beyond the traditional punishment/reward strategies and aims to provide an explanation for such questions whilst helping the child in the process. This book will prove to be an invaluable resource for parents, foster carers, social workers and professionals working with children who are adopted or fostered.
Dr Amber Elliott is the lead clinician and owner of The Child Psychology Service and has ten years' experience in the NHS and Local Authorities. She works with children and young people experiencing a variety of emotional, behavioural, social and mental health difficulties. Dr Elliott specialises in work with children in care and adopted children. She lives in Staffordshire, UK.
1. I've Tried Everything! Why Isn't It Working?; 2. The Importance Of Carers' Emotions.; 3. Attention-Seeking Vs. Attachment-Seeking.; 4. The Red-Mist.; 5. The Girl In A Bubble.; 6 The Child Who Is Always On The Go.; 7. Wrestling For Control.; 8. Lying.; 9. Sexualised Behaviour.; 10. Problematic Sibling Relationships.