Attachment, Development, and the Impact of Trauma: What Adoptive Parents Need to Know. (Chapter 8 in The Whole Life Adoption Book: Realistic Advice for Building a Healthy Adoptive Family.)
Schooler, Jayne E. Atwood, Thomas.
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This chapter describes the development of attachment between children and parents, specific aspects of child development that are affected by early attachment experiences, and the impact trauma can have on the attachment of adopted children. Domains of impairment in children exposed to complex trauma are also identified. The chapter concludes with questions for small group discussions. 35 references.
adoption; adoptive parents; adopted children; parenting; attachment; child development; trauma