Promoting attachment and resilience: a guide for foster carers and adopters on using the Secure Base model

British Association for Adoption and Fostering
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A practical guide designed to support foster carers and adopters in offering the best possible care for children who have often experienced trauma and loss. Secure Base is a model of caregiving in fostering and adoption that is based on theories of attachment and resilience while also drawing on child placement research. It highlights the importance of family relationships for children's development and provides a valuable framework and strength-based approach for making sense of fostered and adopted children's needs and behaviours. It also sets out the dimensions of caregiving that can support children to thrive and to fulfil their potential. The guide comes with an accompanying DVD 'The secure base model: voices of foster carers, adopters and young people' which explains the five dimensions of the Secure Base model in practice through the voices and experiences of adopters, foster carers and young people. (Edited publisher abstract)

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attachment, resilience, foster carers, adoptive parents, foster care, adoption, models, family relations, foster children, adopted children, strengths-based approach;
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practice guidance
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