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