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| Edited by Perlita Harris

This anthology gathers writing by over 50 adopted adults. The themes of identity, loss and grief, family and “post-reunion” relationships permeate these accounts, as does the power of healing, encouragement and hope.

Coming home to self

| Nancy Newton Verrier

JANUARY DEAL OF THEMONTH - NOW JUST £12 (USUALPRICE £17.95)! Nancy Verrier’s book, The primal wound, in which she elaborates on the “wound” that results when a child is separated from their mother, and the lifelong consequences this can have, is a classic in adoption literature. In the sequel, Coming home to self, Verrier considers the effects of separation trauma on brain development and offers an insight into the barriers that prevent many adopted people from achieving an authentic, mature and satisfying adulthood.

Coming to the UK

| Eileen Fursland

For unaccompanied asylum-seeking and refugee children and young people, being sent alone to the UK, for reasons of safety, is daunting and bewildering. This informative book, almost a short introductory rough guide to the UK, contains much information that these children and young people will find helpful. Whereas other guides aimed at these children focus on their legal status and immigration rules, this guide deliberately concentrates on societal and lifestyle issues.

Coming to the UK - Dari

| Eileen Fursland

This informative book, almost a short introductory rough guide to the UK, contains much information that unaccompanied asylum seeking children and young people will find helpful. Whereas other guides aimed at these children focus on their legal status and immigration rules, this guide deliberately concentrates on societal and lifestyle issues. This version is written in Dari (for children and young people arriving from Afghanistan and Iran).

Coming to the UK - Farsi

| Eileen Fursland

This informative book, almost a short introductory rough guide to the UK, contains much information that asylum-seeking children and young people will find helpful. Whereas other guides aimed at these children focus on their legal status and immigration rules, this guide deliberately concentrates on societal and lifestyle issues. This version is written in Farsi (for children and young people arriving from Afghanistan and Iran).

Coming to the UK - Kurdish

| Eileen Fursland

For unaccompanied asylum-seeking and refugee children and young people, being sent alone to the UK, for reasons of safety, is daunting and bewildering. This informative book, almost a short introductory rough guide to the UK, contains much information that unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people will find helpful. Whereas other guides aimed at these children focus on their legal status and immigration rules, this guide deliberately concentrates on societal and lifestyle issues. This version is written in Kurdish (for children and young people arriving from Iran).

Coming to the UK - Pashto

| Eileen Fursland

This informative book, almost a short introductory rough guide to the UK, contains much information that unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people will find helpful. Whereas other guides aimed at these children focus on their legal status and immigration rules, this guide deliberately concentrates on societal and lifestyle issues. This version is written in Pashto (for children and young people arriving from Afghanistan and Iran).

Coming to the UK - Tigrinya

| Eileen Fursland

This informative book, almost a short introductory rough guide to the UK, contains much information that unaccompanied asylum seeking children and young people will find helpful. Whereas other guides aimed at these children focus on their legal status and immigration rules, this guide deliberately concentrates on societal and lifestyle issues. This version is written in Tigrinya (for children and young people arriving from Eritrea).

Communicating through play

| Berni Stringer

This guide describes a wide range of play techniques that are simple to carry out, creative and can be fun. They will help children to talk about their feelings, fears and hopes. Using case examples, the guide shows how workers can become more skilled at observing and encouraging attachment behaviour, more effective in interpreting and communicating assessment findings to adoptive parents, and better able to help carers understand and use these findings in their day-to-day parenting.

Comparing long term placements for young children in care

| Dominic McSherry, Montserrat Fargas Malet and Kerrylee Weatherall

This book reports on the Care Pathways and Outcomes longitudinal study which, since 2000, has been tracking a group of children who were under the age of five and in care in Northern Ireland on a particular census day, and gathering comparative data on how the children and their parents/carers were coping across the different types of placement provided. The book reports on the most recent phase of the study, which involved interviews with the children and parents/carers on a range of subjects.