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Towards Belonging
Negotiating New Relationships for Adopted Children and Those in Care





ISBN 9781782203247
Published April 30, 2015 by Routledge
286 Pages

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Book Description

This book explores what a sense of belonging—its components and state—means for the adopted children and those in care. It contributes to reader's understanding of these children's emotional well-being, mental health, and potential for success in life through education and beyond.

Table of Contents

Series Editor’s Preface -- Preface -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Towards belonging: conceptual definitions -- Some reflections on “towards belonging” for children in care: guided journey or “wandering lost”? -- Towards belonging: the role of a residential setting -- Establishing a sense of belonging for looked after children: the journey from fear and shame to love and belonging -- From owning to belonging -- Belonging inside: a child in search of herself -- The smell of belonging -- Fostering relationships for looked after children -- Existential yearning: a family systemic perspective on belonging -- Endpiece

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