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Attachment, trauma and resilience

| Kate Cairns and Brian Cairns

Over a 25-year period Kate and Brian Cairns, who are social workers and trainers by profession, fostered 12 children, along with their three birth children. In this practical and moving book, they draw on their rich personal and professional experience to offer an insight into the realities of family life with children who have experienced attachment difficulties, loss, abuse and trauma.

Dennis lives with Grandma and Grandpa

| Paul Sambrooks

The Dennis Duckling series provides a range of options for explaining to looked after children about what is happening in their lives. In the first two books, Dennis and his little sister have leave their parents and be looked after by a foster duck family. In this fourth book, the outcome for the ducklings is for them to be looked after by Grandma and Grandpa.

Effective adoption panels

| Jenifer Lord, Deborah Cullen

Effective adoption panels provides guidance on the roles and responsibilities, as well as the laws and regulations, connected to adoption panels. It is the only guide designed to help panels make sound and effective recommendations.

Fostering now

| Fergus Smith, Chris Brann and Alexandra Conroy Harris

This handy guide presents the law, regulations, standards and guidance relating to fostering in England today, in easily digested bite-sized chunks.

Fostering: what it is and what it means

| Shaila Shah

This short, colourful booklet is part of CoramBAAF’s series of publications for children and young people, which aim to explain concepts in adoption and fostering that they may find difficult to understand.

Group work with adopted children and young people

| Henrietta Bond

This Good Practice Guide considers the practicalities of setting up a group, how best to structure the group and its activities, how to deal with any difficulties, and how to sustain a group long term. Case examples are provided from a range of local authority and voluntary adoption agency groups which are undertaking a variety of important work.

Life story work

| Tony Ryan and Rodger Walker

Losing track of the past can make it difficult for children to develop emotionally and socially. Life story work is an attempt to give back some of this past. This guide provides a rich and creative treasure trove of techniques and exercises for adults working with children in different settings.

Our adoption journey

| Jayne Lilley

Published as part of the Our Story series, this is the true story of Jayne, Dan, their son Charlie, and their adoption of Jessie, a baby girl. Told by Jayne, this memoir follows the joyful highs and heartbreaking lows of the journey that led them to their new adopted daughter.

Parenting Matters: Parenting a child affected by domestic violence

| Hedy Cleaver

This book is part of CoramBAAF’s Parenting Matters series which explores many of the health conditions commonly diagnosed in looked after children. This guide explores domestic violence, its links with child neglect, and its effects on children at different ages and stages of development. It provides expert knowledge coupled with facts, figures and guidance presented in a straightforward and accessible style.

Parenting Matters: Parenting a child affected by sexual abuse

| Biddy Youell

This book is part of CoramBAAF’s Parenting Matters series which explores many of the health conditions commonly diagnosed in looked after children. This guide explores sexual abuse, how a child or young person might be affected at different stages of development, and possible therapeutic interventions. It provides expert knowledge coupled with facts, figures and guidance presented in a straightforward and accessible style.