Friday, August 8, 2008

Attachment Book

Several years ago when we had MMT we dealt with attachment issues on a daily basis. It's not going so bad now, getting them early has its advantages. I promised Sugar and Spice I'd give her this info, it is the best book I've read on the subject.

Attachment, Trauma, and Healing: Understanding and Treating Attachment Disorder in Children and Families by Terry M. Levy and Michael Orlans Currently running about $25 on Amazon.

It has a chart in the back that explains the similarities and differences between ADD, ADHD, Bipolar and Attachment Disorder. They are all remarkedly similar, but you'll find most "professionals" treating foster children for ADHD or Bipolar, and disregarding Attachment issues.

It also helps the secondary caregiver, understand that the primary caregiver is not completely crazy. As well as things to look for that may seem harmless but are very power strugglish.

I'll be buying another copy, as I can't find mine, as well as Terry Levy's other book Healing Parents. Anyway, here's to hoping you don't need this book.

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