Some of our staff and foster carers have shared their book recommendations for reading for current foster carers, or those considering becoming a foster carer.
Conversations that Matter offers a wealth of tools and techniques to empower parents and practitioners to connect to children and young people through conversation, in life changing ways.
Through talking to parents with experience, Bryan Post helps people to understand the impact of early life trauma and the impact of interruptions in the attachment process.
Commonly observed in children with foster, adopt, diagnosed or any psychological trauma in their backgrounds, this radical new understanding of challenging children presents the good news on how to both approach, heal and fall in love with a child.
An accessible guide to understanding the mental health needs of children in foster care and the role of foster carers and support networks in helping these children.
Presented in a straightforward and accessible style, this book combines expert information and first-hand experiences in order to help readers gain knowledge, achieve understanding, and make informed decisions about whether they can care for a child.
Suitable for all carers, parents and supporting professionals working with children who have suffered early life trauma. Sarah Naish uses her first hand experience to clearly explain the differences between 'standard' parenting and 'therapeutic' parenting.
Therapeutic parenting is a deeply nurturing parenting style, and is especially effective for children with attachment difficulties, or who experienced childhood trauma. This book provides everything you need to know in order to be able to effectively therapeutically parent.
This book is a collection of stories that focus on the adult voices, including my own, of personal insights and reflections of having been a Looked After child; the stories span five decades.
Dr. Perry explains what happens to the brain when children are exposed to extreme stress and trauma and reveals his innovative methods for helping to ease their pain and allowing them to become healthy adults.
Follow Oliver as he goes through the ups and downs of the 'Fostering to Adoption' process. This version is more suitable for 4 to 10 year olds or children with limited understanding who are about to go through the fostering adoption process.