As an adoptive parent of two sons who were adopted during adolescence, Dr. Keck combines clinical expertise and personal experience to share with his readers. He is the coauthor of Adopting the Hurt Child and Parenting the Hurt Child.
Regina M. Kupecky, LSW, is a therapist who treats children with attachment disorders at the Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio. She has been named "Adoption Worker of the Year" by the Ohio Department of Human Services and is coauthor of Adopting the Hurt Child .
First, I read Adopting the Hurt Child by Keck. This gave me insight into the world of domestic and international adoption. I needed to know what we were venturing into. The social worker for our adoption agency recommended reading these two books. She stated 'You both need to learn how to parent these children. It is very different from non-special needs children. There is a wealth of knowledge and recommendations for adoptive parents to practice at home. Dr. Keck, PhD., and Kupecky, LSW, recommends being creative with each individual child. This approach enables all adoptive parents to go into adoption with their eyes wide open and with tools for loving and logical outcomes.
There are some wonderful lessons in Job on how to comfort those who are hurting as well as some insights on how we can do it all wrong. We’ll look at both and apply them to a parent who is trying to comfort a hurting child.
William Hurt in Children of a Lesser God. William Hurt in Children of a Lesser God. HD Wallpaper and background images in the William Hurt club tagged: william hurt children of a lesser god.