The guide from Family Futures centres on the transition process for children moving into permanent placements such as adoption. It highlights the connection between positive beginnings and successful long-term outcomes in adoptions. The guide notes the complexities faced by older children who have experienced harm prior to adoption, which can lead to developmental trauma and attachment issues.
It advocates for a transition planning approach that takes into account the child’s developmental stage, emphasising the importance of addressing loss, identity, and attachment in a manner that is in tune with the child’s brain development. The guide underscores the necessity for adults to understand the child’s psychological and neurobiological needs during the high-stress transition period.
This guide serves as a resource for professionals and caregivers involved in the adoption process, offering insights into the needs of children during significant life transitions.
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