Parenting Your Adopted School-Age Child

Summary: This resource provides simple, practical strategies parents can use to foster healthy development, including approaches for building attachment; addressing trauma, grief, and loss; talking honestly with their child about adoption; acknowledging his or her adoption history; using effective discipline; and enhancing their child’s school experience.


Application: Professionals can review this resource with parents as pre-placement training and when needed during their parenting journey.


Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway


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