How different would your parenting be? More than that, how different would your relationship with your child be? We wrote Securely Attached to answer these questions, and more! Throughout the pages of this book, we outline a simple understanding of your child's past trauma, help you make sense of present behaviors and, most importantly, give you the tools necessary to respond to them in a way that builds trust and connection?
We do this through 6 key steps:
1: A SIMPLE UNDERSTANDING OF TRAUMA & THE BRAIN
No medical jargon that's hard to understand. The complexity of trauma and how it changes the brain, is shared in simple terms. in this area
3: KEYS TO COMMUNICATE YOUR CHILD'S NEEDS
We share simple steps to help parents effectively communicate their child's needs to teachers, doctors, and church personnel.
5: STEPS TO REPAIR DISRUPTED ATTACHMENT
Childhood trauma disrupts healthy attachments. We'll walk you through key steps to begin to repair it and build trust
2: BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
Aggressive, defiant, and disrespectful behaviors are overwhelming. This book gives simple steps to managing them
4: REGULATION STRATEGIES TO HELP CALM YOUR CHILD
Through practical steps, and simple scripts to help your child find a place of calm, we will dive deep into regulation strategies.
6: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACUTE & CHRONIC TRAUMA
How do you know what type of trauma your child has gone through. This section of the book will show you.
"Children grow, develop, and learn in the context of relationships. Based on lessons learned through lived experience and their professional work, Kristin and Mike Berry—with humor, truth-telling, and insight—bring this important message to parents and caregivers of all stripes. I highly recommend this book to all foster and adoptive parents who find themselves in the middle of the night asking, 'What do I do now?'"
Ira J. Chasnoff, MD
President, NTI Upstream; professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Illinois College of Medicine
A Book Based On Personal Experience
Securely Attached is a unique book because it's written from the Berry's own journey of misunderstanding to transformation when it comes to understanding how early childhood trauma has changed their children and how they can parent differently.
A Book Based On Facts & Research
Matching what they've learned from their own 18-year parenting journey with the knowledge gained from world-renowned experts, Securely Attached is the result of thousands of hours of research and study at the feet of medical and therapeutic experts.
About The Authors
Mike and Kristin Berry are parents who have been on the foster and adoption journey for 18 years. They have personally experienced transformation in their parenting journey, as they've discovered a different way to relate to, and respond to, their children: One built on trust and connection. From this transformation comes Securely Attached. Beyond this book, they have written, and co-written, 6 other books between them. They are the co-founders of the support and resource company, The Honestly Adoption Company, which specializes in bringing insight and training to parents, to help them thrive, and transform their families. The Berrys live on a farm in Indiana
"The practical advice in this book runs the gamut of parenting experiences, from an observation checklist to pin down the source of a child's dysregulation, to how to form a safety plan for a child/teen who poses a danger to others. Every reader who is parenting through adoption, guardianship, or foster care will find new methods and insights in this book. Best of all, they will experience the Berrys cheering for their families."
Deborah D. Gray, LICSW
Author of Promoting Healthy Attachments & Attaching Through Love, Hugs, and Play
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