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Jan & Linda's Responses XXVI April 18th, 2005
Therapy with Adoptees in Puberty - Niels Peter Rygaard April 18th, 2005
The background of these reflections is a number of therapies with a quite uniform content matter: the adopted child enters puberty, and the family experiences a number of serious conflicts to the surprise of those involved. These conflicts often contain the element of intense anger towards the adoptive parents, some times even violence.
Children and Grief - Contributed by: MN ASAP April 18th, 2005
Just as with adults, children who fail to deal with feelings associated with loss and grief cannot move through the healing process. Keeping the feelings inside and pushing away sad thoughts may result in relational, physical, and emotional problems in adulthood. Unresolved feelings associated with past losses can affect the future, leading to a cycle of loss in the adult years.
Reading between the Lines to Help Students in Trouble - Dr. Raymond J. & Eileen Huntington April 18th, 2005
While extra help from caring, motivated teachers can help many children regain their academic balance, others may need a program of supplemental instruction tailored to specific learning needs.
Jan & Linda's Responses XXV April 11th, 2005
Glory in the Place of Despair - Lisa Nolan April 11th, 2005
So many different kinds of women were in that long room, with a wide variety of ages and situations. Some were recently out of college and just landed their first big job, some were in high school and their moms brought them against their will. One woman was married and her husband didnít want any more children. One was afraid of losing her boyfriend. Everyone had a different reason and story. The events of the past 24 hours were starting to catch up with me, and I found myself swept under an intense wave of exhaustion.
Childhood Depression - Contributed by: MN ASAP April 11th, 2005
The causes of depression may be genetic, a chemical imbalance, or a major life loss. Adoptive parents should monitor children whose health history includes depression in the birth family. The strong link between depression and alcohol/drug use exists. Depression can lead to alcohol/drug abuse and vice versa. Parents of children at risk for depression need to be hyper-vigilant to the potential of the abuse of chemicals.
When? - Lawrence P. Adams April 11th, 2005
When one family, who cared for me three different times, attempted to adopt me three different times, they were denied. I was never asked if I wanted to be with this family, or if the family was good to me, or any other questions. I was held voiceless in these decisions made by others that would impact me not only through childhood but well into my adult life.
Jan's Responses XXIV April 04th, 2005
Parents Have Input Until The Gavel Comes - Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW April 04th, 2005
Regardless of a parentís position or how intensely a parent may defend their position, the assessor must look at the needs of the child now and for the future; the strengths and weaknesses of both parents; the conflict between them; their relative abilities to subordinate their needs to those of the child and then arrive at recommendations. The assessor should take a developmental view, one that regards the interests and needs of the child now and as they grow and age.
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