Helping Children Understand Adoption

Format: DVD
Other Format: VHS
Running Time: Over 100 minutes
Item #: 4310732
ISBN: 978-1-59147-337-4
List Price: $99.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $69.95
Copyright: 2006
Availability: In Stock
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In Helping Children Understand Adoption, Dr. Marc A. Nemiroff shows how to help adopted children come to terms with the question of "Where did I come from?" and with any potential traumas they may have experienced before adoption. The child-centered approach illustrated in this video emphasizes empathizing with the child and helping parents to truly understand their adopted child's experience.

In this session, Dr. Nemiroff meets with a 9-year-old girl who, before being adopted, was believed to have been abused by her birth family as a toddler; in addition, she lived for some years in an orphanage. Dr. Nemiroff works separately with the girl's adoptive mother, assisting her in understanding her daughter's interpretation of her adoption and helping her to help her daughter cope with the trauma she has experienced.

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