Adoption Today's October 2017 edition

Articles in the October 2017 edition:

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  • Your AUK... Your say
    If you want to have your say about Adoption UK, our magazine Adoption Today, or if there’s something you want to get off your chest about adoption in general then contact us via email, Twitter, Facebook or you can send us a letter. We’d love to hear from you.
  • File On 4 
    Adoption: Families In Crisis a special background feature by BBC Radio 4 programme producer Jane Drinkwater on File on  4's investigation into modern day adoption in the UK.
  • Aggression and violence: Helping children heal - by Sue Clifford
    Sue Clifford MBE and her husband Jim are adoptive parents to nine children. They featured in BBC documentary A Home for Maisie. Sue is a parent consultant on the Child to Parent Violence Peer to Peer project.
  • Parenting through Trauma-Fuelled Violence
    Top tips from creative attachment therapist and foster carer Carly Kingswood.
  • From Professional to Pariah
    Despite being a teacher of 20 years experience, adoptive parent and author of Two Mums and a Menagerie and Two Dads, Carolyn Robertson had to dig deep to get her son the appropriate support in school.
  • Shame - how it can be the cause of behavioural problems and what parents can do to help
    Drama therapist and manager of Clinical Partners Adoption Support Agency, Rebecca Peacock, addresses the role of shame for children and gives some advice for parents on how to help.

  • School Survivors: Parents campaigning together 
    A group of parents in West Sussex tell how they joined forces to campaign for increased understanding and support for their adopted children in schools. 
  • ‘All-you-need-to-know guides’ for parents and teachers
    Adoption UK and PAC-UK have produced two separate schools’ guides, for adoptive parents and school staff in England, to help ensure adopted children get the best possible educational start in life.Read an exclusive preview of the guides in the magazine.


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