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Adoption Medicine

Adoption Medicine

Caring for Children and Families

  • Author: Mason, Patrick W.; Johnson, Dana E (eds.)
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
  • ISBN: 9781581103229
  • eISBN Pdf: 9781581108422
  • Place of publication:  Illinois , United States
  • Year: 2014
  • Pages: 437
  • CDU: MED069000

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This all-new from the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Foster Care, Adoption, and Kinship Care brings contributions from leading child health and welfare professionals nationwide. It's replete with adoption-specific insights you won't find anywhere else.

Look here for practical guidance on helping adoptive parents prepare; conducting pre- and post-operative health evaluations; optimizing adoptees' personal growth and development; addressing emotional and behavioral problems of puberty and adolescence; identifying and accessing educational and community resources, and much more.

Real-life examples illustrate counseling and treatment approaches, techniques, and recommendations.
  • The adoption process
  • Historical perspectives
  • Legal considerations
  • Screening procedures
  • Prenatal substance exposure
  • Psychiatric issues
  • Post-adoptive evaluation
  • Developmental and behavioral challenges
  • Consequences of maltreatment
  • Attachment and identity issues
  • Speech and language issues
  • Working with schools
  • Support resources