Joy Rees (2019) Life Story Books for Adopted and Fostered Children (JKP Publishers)
Through words, pictures, photographs, certificates and other ‘little treasures’, a Life Story Book provides a detailed account of the child’s early history and a chronology of their life.
Fully updated, this clear and concise book shows a unique family-friendly way to compile a Life Story Book which promotes a sense of permanency for the child, and encourages attachments within new families.
Joy Rees’ influential model works chronologically backwards rather than forwards, aiming to reinforce the child’s sense of belonging and security before addressing the child’s past and early trauma. The book contains simple explanations of complex concepts, practical examples, helpful suggestions and includes some simple checklists. This new edition has been expanded to include fostered children and those living in kinship care or with a special guardian.
Perfect for social workers, adoption agencies, adoptive parents, foster carers and kinship carers, Life Story Books for Adopted and Fostered Children is a refreshing, innovative and common-sense guide.
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