Hunter, Faith and the Ancestors
Item Id: BK-978-1460-224434
Written as a story to be shared by parents and children who have experienced fostering or adoption, this book is about people who take a very big risk in love: two children, two parents, and a dog, coming together as a family through adoption. The book (and online study guide to accompany it) were informed by the author's own experience of family and by the work of may scholars and therapists, including: Erik Erikson, John Bowlby, Mary Aisworth, Mary Main, Daniel Siegel, Bruce Perry, and Caniel Hughes. Funny and tender, Hunter, Faith and the Ancestors has much to say about the nature of all families, and especially the challenges and joys of older child adoption.
Serena Patterson, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who has worked for over 30 years with children and families. Her lifelong passion with children whose first families could not raise them began as a volunteer at Buckhorn Children's Centre in Kentucky. It has continued in British Columbia, Canada, teaching future social workers, couselling families, and, finally, becoming a mother through adoption.
A study guide for parents, social workers, counsellors who read this book may be found on Patterson's website. There you'll find family discussion questions and more information on attachment, trauma, adoption, FASD, relationships between adoptive and birth families, and more.