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Reactive Attachment Disorder: Resources: Books for Teachers



Why Is Johnny So Detached? A School Professional's Guide to Understanding and Helping Students With Attachment Issues, by Thomas Ottavi; Ph.D.
Today, more students are coming to school utterly detached from school and a desire to learn there. It would wrong to assume that these students are merely apathetic, unmotivated or lazy. Some may have attachment issues that can result from different levels of early childhood neglect, abuse, and trauma. Detached students sometimes come with varying degrees of past home disruption, placements in foster care, adoptive homes, residential placements, or emergency shelter placements. The school setting can be an important place to assist in stabilization for these students and families. This book is full of strategies and skill-building interventions, activities and hints school professionals can use to help these students an/or pass on to their parents. It combines research and theory on attachment issues and addresses five types of detachment for students including: Detachment from Self, Detachment from Role of Student, Detachment from Peers and School Support, Detachment from Basic Effort, and Detachment from Sense of Success. Perfect paperback. 92 pages.



Attachment in the Classroom: The Links Between Children's Early Experience, Emotional Well-being and Performance in School, by Dr Heather Geddes.
Every day, teachers and other school staff have to deal with children who present challenging behaviour during their learning process at school. This book combines the fundamental principles of attachment theory with teacher-based case studies and practical 'how to' interventions. Paperback. 180 pages.



Understanding Attachment and Attachment Disorders: Theory, Evidence and Practice (Child and Adolescent Mental Health), by Vivien Prior and Danya Glaser.
This book offers a thorough examination and discussion of the evidence on attachment, its influence on development, and attachment disorders. In Part One, the authors outline attachment theory, the influence of sensitive and insensitive caregiving and the applicability of attachment theory across cultures. Part Two presents the various instruments used to assess attachment and caregiving. Part Three outlines the influence of attachment security on the child's functioning. Part Four examines the poorly understood phenomenon of attachment disorder. Presenting the evidence of scientific research, the authors reveal how attachment disorders may be properly conceptualised. Referring to some of the wilder claims made about attachment disorder, they argue for a disciplined, scientific approach that is grounded in both attachment theory and the evidence base. The final part is an overview of evidence-based interventions designed to help individuals form secure attachments. Summarising the existing knowledge base in accessible language, this is a comprehensive reference book for professionals including social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, teachers, lawyers and researchers. Foster and adoptive parents, indeed all parents, and students will also find it of interest. Paperback. 288 pages.



Captive in the Classroom: Teaching & Surviving Disruptive, Defiant and Reactive Attachment Disorder Students, by Nancy Thomas.
This 3 hour DVD by Nancy Thomas presents powerful techniques for redirecting difficult, defiant, and disruptive students. Clear concise tools to spot & help youth who have the potential for violence are included. DVD.

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