The Small Press Book Review
…the book attempts to fill a gap in the child-welfare literature by making the child the primary focus of attention…the child's relationship to his or her primary caretaker is undergoing a major, if not radical, change…Fahlberg spends about one-third of the text discussing the development of the attachment between a child and a caregiver from infancy through to adolescence…Case studies, often related in an anecdotal form, are raised frequently as illustrations and guidelines.
Dr Fahlberg's insightful, empathetic, respectful, and nurturant stance toward the children, and toward the adults who are their guides on their journeys, enhance the value of her practical and action-orientated suggestions for minimizing trauma and dealing with the effects. The work is brought to life by stories of children going through their placement journeys.
…this book… contains such valuable information about the needs of children that it would prove beneficial to anyone – parent of professional – working with children regardless of whether these children are at risk for psychological problems or not.
Adoptive Families Magazine
Parents who want to help children build healthy attachments and self-esteem to minimize the risks associated with complex placement experiences will find this an important addition to their resources.