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Books and Workbooks by Our Staff

 

Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special Needs Kids

 

 

 

 

The world is full of hurting kids who suffer from emotional trauma caused by institutional living or by someone they should have been able to trust. It’s a pain that lasts into adulthood if not healed and resolved. It is the new face of adoption.

In this revised and updated guide to healing the emotional trauma of the adopted child, authors Gregory C. Keck and Regina M. Kupecky provide a clear picture of what it’s like to hurt and what it means to heal. Through advice, tips, and success stories of those who have been there, you’ll find valuable insight and hope.

It’s never too late for healing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow

 


Parenting the Hurt Child




Sadly, the world is full of children who have been hurt by someone they should have been able to trust. If you’ve chosen to bring one of these children into your family, you likely have hopes, dreams, and images of success—dreams and images that might now look dark and hopeless.

In this updated and revised sequel to Adopting the Hurt Child, authors Gregory C. Keck and Regina M. Kupecky share valuable suggestions to help your hurt child heal, grow, and develop. You’ll learn what works and what doesn’t, as well as hear stories from those who have been there.



 

 

 


Parenting Adopted Adolescents: Understanding and Appreciating Their Journeys


Parenting Adopted Adolescents

 

 

Your adopted adolescent proclaims, “I can’t wait until I turn eighteen so I can leave!” And you celebrate your future liberation.

If this scenario is too familiar, you’re not alone. And you’ve chosen the right resource for parenting strategies, tips, new suggestions, and insights to manage tough situations in your family. Dr. Gregory C. Keck—adoptive parent, psychologist, and adoption expert—helps you understand and appreciate the complicated journey that adopted adolescents face.

And once you understand your role in their journey, you will be more effective in your role as a parent.

 

 

 

Welcoming a New Brother or Sister Through Adoption: From Navigating Relationships to Loving Families

 

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Adoption is a big step which can change the whole dynamics of the family. It is crucial that parents understand the impact it has when new sibling relationships are forged as the adoptee becomes a part of the family.

Welcoming a New Brother or Sister through Adoption is a comprehensive yet accessible guide that describes the whole range of the adoption process and the effects of adoption on every member of the family — parents, brothers, sisters and the adoptee. It prepares families to have realistic expectations and equips them with knowledge to deal with a host of situations that may arise following the adoption. Questions like,' did we make the right choice by adopting? How is this affecting our typical children? Will our adopted son or daughter heal?' are explored and solutions discussed in detail. All these accompanied with real life cases as examples make it a realistic and insightful resource.

This book is vital reading for adoptive families and professionals who work with them including social workers, counselors and psychologists.

 

 

 


 



How Do We Feel About Adoption? The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Feelings and Behavior



How Do We Feel About Adoption?

 

The children of The Adoption Club have lots of different feelings about adoption. Michael was scared when he first met this adopted family, and was worried his adoptive family might not keep him. Other children talk about feeling happy, sad and angry, and how feeling can make them behave strangely.

This workbook gives children a way to sort out feelings, discuss them and feel better. Written for counsellors and therapists working with children aged 5-11, as well as adoptive parents, this workbook is designed to help children to explore their feelings and behavior. It is one of a set of five interactive therapeutic workbooks featuring The Adoption Club written to address the key emotional and psychological challenges adopted children often experience. Together, they provide an approachable, interactive and playful way to help children to learn about themselves and have fun at the same time.

 

 





Let's Learn About Adoption: The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Adoption and Its Many Different Forms




Learn about adoption

 

 


There are many kinds of adoption - and in this workbook the children of The Adoption Club find out about all of them!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Who We Are and Why We Are Special: The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Identity



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We each have our own unique life story which make us special. When you are adopted you have an extra layer of identity your birth family. This therapeutic workbook is designed to be used with adopted children aged 5-11, and offers a gentle way to explore this difficult subject.

 

 

 

 

 




The Confusing World of Brothers, Sisters and Adoption: The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Siblings

 


 

For children who are adopted families can get complicated, and that's very true when it comes to brothers and sisters, or 'siblings'. Today The Adoption Club are exploring the confusing world of siblings.

Some children have half-siblings, adopted siblings, step-siblings. Michael has a birth sibling, his sister Angela, who he lives with, but many other children who are adopted are separated from their brother or sisters. The Adoption Club talk about their feelings about their own siblings.

Written for counsellors and therapists working with children aged 5-11, as well as adoptive parents, this workbook is designed to help explore sibling relationships. It is one of a set of five interactive therapeutic workbooks featuring The Adoption Club written to address the key emotional and psychological challenges adopted children often experience. Together, they provide an approachable, interactive and playful way to help children to learn about themselves and have fun at the same time.

 

 





Friends, Bullies and Staying Safe: The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Friendship

 


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Friendship is so complicated! The children of The Adoption Club think they are friends - they go to the same school and belong to The Adoption Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Foster-Adoption Story: Angela and Michael’s Journey: A Therapeutic Workbook for Traumatized Children

 


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A Foster-Adoption Story tells the story of abrother and sister experiencing abuse, neglect, multiple foster care moves, sibling separation, and eventually adoption.

The goal of this workbook is to open the door to discuss difficult topics; issues like abuse, neglect, birth parents, and loyalty conflicts. It can be used as an aid in helping children heal; one that allows them to read about "kids like me".

Youngsters can color the pictures as they wish and share their feelings as they go along. This workbook will be a useful therapeutic tool to help children process their experiences and grief along the path to healing.

 

 

 

 

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