Teenagers and Attachment
Helping adolescents to engage with life and learning
Edited by Andrea Perry
Foreword by Margot Sunderland
If teenagers find it difficult to trust that adults have their interests at heart, the outcome can be conflict and misunderstanding on both sides. When children from insecure backgrounds become adolescents, the challenges they experience themselves and present for those around them can get a lot harder to sort out, before they can fully integrate into society. They can quickly acquire 'bad kid' or 'anti-social' labels.
The contributors offer practical strategies to enable teachers, psychologists, therapists and social workers to reach out to young people in new ways, establishing genuine connection, real possibilities for learning, and hope.
Contents include: Attachment & adolescence, Karl Heinz Brisch; Helping adolescents navigate transitions, Louise Bomber; Using an attachment approach in the classroom, Marie Delaney; Building authentic attachment relationships, Barbara Earl; Supporting adolescent refugees, Sue Amey; Reaching teenage gang members, Camila Batmanghelidjh; Helping adolescents make the transition to university, Ann Heyno.
2009 240pp paperback