|Date added||April 7, 2021|
|Category||Child Welfare Information Gateway|
Synopsis from the Child Welfare Information Gateway website:
This factsheet is designed to help adoptive parents understand and respond to their school-age child’s developmental needs. It provides simple, practical strategies you can use to foster healthy development, including approaches for building attachment; addressing trauma, grief, and loss; talking honestly with your child about adoption; acknowledging his or her adoption history; using effective discipline; and enhancing your child’s school experience. Because some adoptive families will need extra support to address their children’s mental or behavioral health needs, the factsheet also discusses when and how to seek help.