Tuesday, 02 March 2021
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Effective Back-to-School Strategies
This article presents five effective strategies discussed that you can use when working to help your child have the best educational experience possible. These include the following:

1. Be an advocate for you child
2. Understand the difficulty of transitions
3. Respond instead of react to the child
4. Empower your child with resources
5. Create a stress-free classroom

Letter to Educators
A "open letter to educators who work with students who have been diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder or have suffered early trauma."

Back to School Basics
A social worker who is a post adoption counselor and adoptive parent answers some frequently asked questions about adoption and school.

Links to Articles on School Issues
A large list of school links from a website focusing on attachment disorder.

IEP Ideas
Many specific problems and accommodations to use when writing school IEPs.

Overview of Reactive Attachment Disorder for Teachers
Nancy Thomas’s letter for teachers defines reactive attachment disorder and gives specific suggestions for the classroom.

Alfie Kohn website
Interesting articles collected by author Alfie Kohn who writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education and parenting.

KEEP THE COOL IN SCHOOL Promoting Non-Violent Behavior in Children
Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D, a leading expert on brain development and children in crisis, has identified six core strengths that children need to be humane. Each of the articles that follows features one of the core strengths.

Attachment: The First Core Strength
In this article, Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., explores attachment and how it contributes to preventing aggression and anti-social behaviors in children.

Self-Regulation: The Second Core Strength
Dr. Perry explores self-regulation and how it contributes to preventing aggression and anti-social behaviors in children.

Affiliation: The Third Core Strength
Dr. Perry shares how educators can help students feel included, connected and valued.

Diversity: We're all Different (We're all the Same)
Dr. Perry shares ideas about encouraging children to respect and appreciate each other's differences and similarities.

Tolerance: The Fifth Core Strength
Dr. Perry discusses tolerance, the most complex of the six core strengths.

Respect: The Sixth Core Strength
Dr. Perry explores how educators can help students accept and enjoy the differences in others.

Dr. Bruce Perry-Scholastic
Extensive list of resources for educators and families from Dr. Bruce Perry.

Bonding & Attachment in Maltreated Children
Dr. Perry explains why experiences during infancy and early childhood are so critical to shaping our capacity to form emotionally healthy relationships, and how maltreatment can impair this important capability.

Bonding & Attachment in Maltreated Children: How You Can Help
In this article, Dr. Perry suggests ways that responsive adults, such as parents, teachers, and other caregivers, can make all the difference in the lives of maltreated children.

The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on the Developing Brain
Find out how destructive experiences can affect children in far-reaching ways — emotional, behavioral, academic, social, and physical — for life.

Principles of Working with Traumatized Children
Some special considerations for teachers and caregivers in understanding and working with children who have suffered trauma.

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The content on A4everFamily is for informational purposes only. We are adoptive parents who have read widely, attended hundreds of therapy sessions, and gone to many seminars, but we are not professionals. The opinions and suggestions expressed here are not intended to replace professional evaluation or therapy. We assume no responsibility in the decisions that families make for their children.
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