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Nurturing Attachments combines the experience and wisdom of parents and carers with that of professionals to provide support and practical guidance for foster and adoptive parents looking after children with insecure attachment relationships. It gives an overview of attachment theory and a step-by-step model of parenting which provides the reader with a tried-and-tested framework for developing resilience and emotional growth. Featuring throughout are the stories of Catherine, Zoe, Marcus and Luke, four fictional children in foster care or adoptive homes, who are used to illustrate the ideas and strategies described. The book offers sound advice and provides exercises for parents and their children, as well as useful tools that supervising social workers can use both in individual support of carers as well as in training exercises. This is an essential guide for adoptive and foster parents, professionals including health and social care practitioners, clinical psychologists, child care professionals, and lecturers and students in this field.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Kim S. Golding
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Release: 2008
File: 239 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781843106142

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In this deeply etched and haunting memoir, Vivian Gornick tells the story of her lifelong battle with her mother for independence. There have been numerous books about mother and daughter, but none has dealt with this closest of filial relations as directly or as ruthlessly. Gornick's groundbreaking book confronts what Edna O'Brien has called "the prinicpal crux of female despair": the unacknowledged Oedipal nature of the mother-daughter bond. Born and raised in the Bronx, the daughter of "urban peasants," Gornick grows up in a household dominated by her intelligent but uneducated mother's romantic depression over the early death of her husband. Next door lives Nettie, an attractive widow whose calculating sensuality appeals greatly to Vivian. These women with their opposing models of femininity continue, well into adulthood, to affect Gornick's struggle to find herself in love and in work. As Gornick walks with her aged mother through the streets of New York, arguing and remembering the past, each wins the reader's admiration: the caustic and clear-thinking daughter, for her courage and tenacity in really talking to her mother about the most basic issues of their lives, and the still powerful and intuitively-wise old woman, who again and again proves herself her daughter's mother. Unsparing, deeply courageous, Fierce Attachments is one of the most remarkable documents of family feeling that has been written, a classic that helped start the memoir boom and remains one of the most moving examples of the genre.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Vivian Gornick
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release: 2005-09-14
File: 216 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781466819009

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Synthesizing the latest theory, research, and practices related to supporting early attachments, this volume provides a unique window into the major treatment and prevention approaches available today. Chapters address the theoretical and empirical bases of attachment interventions; explore the effects of attachment-related trauma and how they can be ameliorated; and describe a range of exemplary programs operating at the individual, family, and community levels. Throughout, expert authors consider cross-cutting issues such as the core components of effective services and appropriate outcome measures for attachment interventions. Also discussed are policy implications, including how programs to enhance early child - caregiver relationships fit into broader health, social service, and early education systems.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Lisa J. Berlin
Publisher: Guilford Press
Release: 2007-01-09
File: 357 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781593854706

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The answer to why people feel and act the way they do lies in the profound effect of a child's bonding process with his or her parents. How successfully we form and maintain relationships throughout life is related to those early issues of "attachment." The author has cited four primary bonding styles that explain why people love, feel, and act the way they do. This book is for anyone who desires closeness, especially in the most intimate relationships: marriage, parenting, close friends, and ultimately with God.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Tim Clinton
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release: 2009-02-15
File: 316 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781418568696

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Henry, a middle-aged psychology professor, is in the midst of an unpleasant stage in his life. His past relationships with his parents have left him feeling enmeshed and bitterunappreciated and guilty. His adulterous attempt to seek affection outside his unsatisfactory marriage has ended tragically. As he privately struggles with his own insecurities, Henry embarks on an unpredictable journey to find healthy attachments. Despite repeating several unfulfilling sexual experiences with his female students, Henry makes a valid attempt to maintain some degree of professionalism. But is it a mere coincidence that Henry is teaching Attachment Theory, a course focused on healthy and unhealthy interpersonal relationships that first involve parent and child and then later adult romantic connections? As Henry struggles to find a way to satisfy his own unmet attachment needs, he tries to ignore his own compulsion to seek out relationships that do not provide the deep, emotional connection he so desperately craves. But Henry is about to discover that his past actions may come back to haunt him in ways he never imagined. Only time will tell if he will be able to take his life full circle and heal the wounds from long-ago.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Harold I. Siegel
Publisher: iUniverse
Release: 2011-02-18
File: 296 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781450285926

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From the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wayward Son, Fangirl, Carry On, and Landline comes a hilarious and heartfelt novel about an office romance that blossoms one email at a time.... Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy.) But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives. Meanwhile, Lincoln O'Neill can't believe this is his job now—reading other people's e-mail. When he applied to be “internet security officer,” he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers—not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke. When Lincoln comes across Beth's and Jennifer's messages, he knows he should turn them in. He can't help being entertained, and captivated, by their stories. But by the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late to introduce himself. What would he even say...?

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2011-04-14
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101476345

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An unprecedented work revealing in detail the types of instigators who--passively or actively--provoke people to commit suicide.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Viola Mecke
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release: 2004
File: 204 Pages
ISBN-13: 027598253X

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Who speaks for America in world affairs? In this insightful new book, Tony Smith finds that, often, the answer is interest groups, including ethnic ones. This seems natural in a country defined by ethnic and cultural diversity and a democratic political system. And yet, should not the nation's foreign policy be based on more general interests? On American national interests? In exploring this question, Smith ranges over the history of ethnic group involvement in foreign affairs; he notes the openness of our political system to interest groups; and he investigates the relationship between multiculturalism and U.S. foreign policy. The book has three major propositions. First, ethnic groups play a larger role in the formulation of American foreign policy than is widely recognized. Second, the negative consequences of ethnic group involvement today outweigh the benefits this activism at times confers on America in world affairs. And third, the tensions of a pluralist democracy are particularly apparent in the making of foreign policy, where the self-interested demands of a host of domestic actors raise an enduring problem of democratic citizenship--the need to reconcile general and particular interests.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Tony Smith
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release: 2000
File: 190 Pages
ISBN-13: 0674002946

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Genre: Compulsive behavior
Author: Peter Michaelson
Publisher: Prospect Books, Inc.
Release: 1993
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 1882631269

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Attachment of dissimilar materials in engineering and surgical practice is a perennial challenge. Bimaterial attachment sites are common locations for injury, repeated injury, and mechanical failure. Nature presents several highly effective solutions to the challenge of bimaterial attachment that differ from those found in engineering practice. Structural Interfaces and Attachments in Biology describes the attachment of dissimilar materials from multiple perspectives. The text will simultaneously elucidate natural bimaterial attachments and outline engineering principles underlying successful attachments to the communities of tissue engineers and surgeons. Included an in-depth analysis of the biology of attachments in the body and mechanisms by which robust attachments are formed, a review of current concepts of attaching dissimilar materials in surgical practice and a discussion of bioengineering approaches that are currently being developed.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Stavros Thomopoulos
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2012-10-05
File: 388 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781461433163

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