Many children who are adopted have been affected by abuse, neglect, and abandonment. These issues affect the child's ability to attach to his or her new family. This can be a very difficult time for the whole family. Attachment therapy allows the child to confront his or her fears in a safe and nurturing environment, and to begin to feel the love, safety, and security that comes from being part of a family. Attachment therapy also enables the family to handle the difficult times in the most effective and loving way.
This evaluation is done in the family's home approximately six weeks after the arrival of the child. This session is designed to evaluate the child's attachment after he or she has had time to adjust to his or her new family and surroundings. This session will give parents the tools they need to help their adopted child develop secure attachment and to identify attachment issues before they become severe.
This seminar for parents is designed to give adoptive parents a deeper understanding of attachment. Parents will have the opportunity to explore the complex nature of attachment, to explore their own attachment history, and to interact with other adoptive parents.
The seminar for adoption professionals is to educate them on the complex nature of attachment and to prepare them to educate adoptive parents more effectively. It can be customized for your organization and can be done at your facility or Kurt's office.
Many countries are now requiring psychological evaluations of all adoptive parents. Kurt has been evaluating adoptive parents for countries such as Russia, Nepal, Mexico, China, and Haiti for several years. These evaluations are done in a timely manner and at a very reasonable cost to the family.
Families today face many challenges. Family therapy enables a family to resolve any issues. It also prepares them for any difficult times they may face in the future. Family therapy will once again make a family the safe and loving place it was designed to be.
Prior to bringing the adopted child home, this session is designed to prepare the parents for what their child will experience in the first few days, what the parents will experience, and what they can do to begin the development of secure attachment.