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Building the Bonds of Attachment

Awakening Love in Deeply Traumatized Children
Written by: Daniel A. Hughes
Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
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Building the Bonds of Attachment is the third edition of a critically acclaimed book for social workers, therapists, and parents who strive to assist children with reactive attachment disorder. This work is a composite case study of the developmental course of one child following years of abuse and neglect. Building the Bonds of Attachment focuses on both the specialized psychotherapy and parenting that is often necessary in facilitating a child's psychological development and attachment security. It develops a model for intervention by blending attachment theory and research, trauma theory, and the general principles of parenting, together with child and family therapy. This book is a practical guide for the adult - whether professional or parent - who endeavors to help such children. The third edition of this widely popular book will present the many recent changes in the intervention model. These include changes in both the psychotherapist's and parent's interventions. The attachment history of the adults is made more relevant. There is greater congruence between attachment theory and research and the interventions being demonstrated as well as greater reference to this theory and research.

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  • John
  • 2018-05-26

Don't waste your time

I see a lot of positive reviews, so maybe I'm off-base in writing that I found the book to be too vague; all theory and lacking specific interventions and strategies. Lots of "we're going to help her feel accepted..." without the specific ways that was accomplished. Lots of story, which is intriguing, but not culminating in specific therapeutic practices to help the reader. I was hoping for a structured approach, that's not what you'll get in this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-02-16

Honest, should be required read for social workers

I wish I had read this before our first foster placement. I hope our county case worker will read this. I've recommended this book to many friends. My family has a lot to think about and discuss after reading this book.

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  • Adam Doane
  • 2017-10-10

Best book ever

10/10/17- a must read for all working with kids in foster care or anyone interested in lea

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-18

very helpful and interesting.

therapists are encouraged to listen to this book! There's a lot of information in a really nicely told story.

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  • TJ
  • 2019-01-22

"PACE" really works!

As an adoptive parent of older children, I had purchased this book as a paperback years ago, but never fully read it. Fast forward 15 years and I find it recommended to me twice in one year by professionals in children's mental health. I wish I would have read it years ago because I learned a lot, including that maintaining an attitude of Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy is essential in working with a child with a background of trauma. It is so easy to become overwhelmed when typical behavioral modification techniques don't work. The method of PACE helps you and your child so much in the bonding process. It has helped me. The narration was very good but I did speed it up a bit.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-01-03

WoW.. BEST BOOK ever.!!!😍😍😍😍

I love the c9mmentary, the notes the way he changes his voice for the conversations the diary .. will listen to it again.

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  • K. Kimberley
  • 2018-11-11

Helpful insights

Helpful insights on how kids think and how you can help them. Told in a narrative form, so you don't get bored.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-11-06

AMAZING

Every single person should read this book! It is helpful, informative, and very interesting from the first page to the last.

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  • Marcia
  • 2018-09-17

What a book!

Such a good reading. So enlightening and educational. I just loved it. I wish this had been a true story.

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  • Dr. Salena Potter
  • 2018-06-29

Not what I expected.

I loved the narrator. His voice was perfect for this story. The book was not what I expected and I was pleasantly surprised. The author managed to create a clinically useful work that harnesses the power of emotional attachment that one can experience for the main characters of a story. In this way the reader is drawn in and feels a bit of investment in Katy.

In truth, deductive reasoning lead me to speculate the outcome based upon the principle of the book. Nevertheless, I frequently found myself waiting in expectation of how Katy would act in given situations and what tools Jackie would use to address her behavior.

It is a fantastic audiobook and one I will recommend to my fellow clinicians.