Abused and maltreated children in adoption

Author/s Francesco Vadilonga, Sara Petoletti
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/3 Language Italian
Pages 29 P. 59-87 File size 694 KB
DOI 10.3280/MAL2013-003004
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This paper addresses, from a clinical perspective and in the light of the contributions of attachment theory, the adoptive placement of children with traumatic histories of neglect, maltreatment and sexual abuse. It describes the emotional and relational dynamics of traumatized children in adoptive family. Finally, guidelines are proposed for adoptive family therapeutic intervention aimed at supporting and processing pre-adoptive trauma.

Keywords: Adoption, childhood abuse, maltreatment, special needs adoption, attachment.

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Francesco Vadilonga, Sara Petoletti, Bambini maltrattati e abusati in adozione in "MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA" 3/2013, pp 59-87, DOI: 10.3280/MAL2013-003004