Adoption Medicine

Adoption Medicine

Caring for Children and Families

  • Author: Mason, Patrick W.; Johnson, Dana E; Albers Prock, Lisa
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
  • ISBN: 9781581103229
  • eISBN Pdf: 9781581108422
  • Place of publication:  Illinois , United States
  • Year of publication: 2014
  • Year of digital publication: 2014
  • Month: May
  • Pages: 437
  • Language: English
This all-new from the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Foster Care, Adoption, and Kinship Care brings contributions from leading child health and welfare professionals nationwide. It's replete with adoption-specific insights you won't find anywhere else.

Look here for practical guidance on helping adoptive parents prepare; conducting pre- and post-operative health evaluations; optimizing adoptees' personal growth and development; addressing emotional and behavioral problems of puberty and adolescence; identifying and accessing educational and community resources, and much more.

Real-life examples illustrate counseling and treatment approaches, techniques, and recommendations.
  • The adoption process
  • Historical perspectives
  • Legal considerations
  • Screening procedures
  • Prenatal substance exposure
  • Psychiatric issues
  • Post-adoptive evaluation
  • Developmental and behavioral challenges
  • Consequences of maltreatment
  • Attachment and identity issues
  • Speech and language issues
  • Working with schools
  • Support resources
  • Front Cover
  • Copyright page
  • Reviewers/Contributors
  • Chapter Authors
  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • Chapter 1 History of Adoption
  • Chapter 2 The Process of Adoption in the United States
  • Chapter 3 Legal Considerations in Adoption
  • Chapter 4 Pre-adoption Considerations for Pediatricians
  • Chapter 5 Prenatal Substance ­Exposure: Alcohol and ­Other ­Substances—Implications for Adoption
  • Chapter 6 Relating Genetics to ­Psychiatric Issues for Children With a History of Adoption
  • Chapter 7 The Neurobiology of Risk and Resilience in ­Adopted ­Children
  • Chapter 8 Post-adoptive Evaluation for the Health Care Professional
  • Chapter 9 Immediate Developmental and Behavioral Challenges Post-adoption
  • Chapter 10 The Long-term Consequences of Child Maltreatment
  • Chapter 11 Long-term ­Developmental and Behavioral Issues ­Following Adoption
  • Chapter 12 Long-term Growth and ­Puberty Concerns
  • Chapter 13 Attachment and the ­Adopted Child
  • Chapter 14 Speech and ­Language ­Outcomes After ­International Adoption
  • Chapter 15 Identifying and ­Accessing Supports: Strategies for ­Addressing Long-term Issues
  • Chapter 16 Working With Schools: ­Considerations for Adopted Children and Their Families
  • Chapter 17 Adoptive Identity and ­Children’s Understanding of Adoption: Implications for Pediatric Practice
  • Chapter 18 Working With ­Adoptive Families: What Every ­Professional Should Know
  • Appendix 1: Intercountry Adoption Under the Hague Convention
  • Appendix 2: Resources for Foster and Adoptive Parents
  • Index
  • Back Cover


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