Book Description

From the Back Cover Why don't our children return our love? What are we not understanding? What are we failing to do? These questions can trouble adoptive parents caring for wounded, traumatized children.Families often enter into the adoption experience with high expectations for their children and themselves but are quick to discover that these hopes are not realistic. This book addresses the reality of those unmet expectations and offers validation and solutions for the challenges that arise when parenting deeply traumatized or emotionally disturbed children. Read more About the Author Jayne E. Schooler's passion for more than twenty years has been the training and education of adoption and foster care professionals and families. She has been a featured speaker at numerous state and national conferences and trains regularly for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program. She is the author or coauthor of five books related to adoption.Betsy Keefer Smalley, LSW, coauthor of the award-winning Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past, has thirty-six years of experience in child welfare, adoption placement, post-adoption services, and training.Timothy J. Callahan, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist who received his doctorate from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Callahan has twenty years of experience working with children and families as well as adults and teens. Read more