1st Edition

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

By Andrew Briggs Copyright 2015
    286 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    Briggs, Andrew