A Year in the Classroom with Internationally Adopted Children Jane Katch

Found this at the West Tisbury library, it is a great read.  Would highly recommend it to any adoptive parent.

 Far Away from the Tigers 

Over the past three decades, more than a quarter of a million children have become citizens of the United States through international adoption. Kindergarten teacher Jane Katch recently found herself with three such children in her class: Katya, born in Russia, Jasper, from Cambodia, and Caleb, from Romania. Each child had spent early years in an orphanage, and each had unique educational and emotional needs. How Katch came to recognize and respond to those needs makes up the journey of discovery in this moving and insightful book. Read more…. Jane Katch 176 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 2011 Cloth $22.50 ISBN: 9780226425788 Published March 2011 E-book $7.00 to $18.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226425801 Published March 2011


Adoption Reading

This is one of our favorite books.  An excellent resource for parents, teachers or anyone working with children.

Connected Child
Author: Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross, and Wendy Lyons Sunshine

The adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family. Some adoptions, though, present unique challenges. Welcoming these children into your family–and addressing their special needs–requires care, consideration, and compassion.
Written by two research psychologists specializing in adoption and attachment. Truly groundbreaking work on helping youngsters overcome behavioral problems, learning difficulties and mental illness resulting from early trauma and deprivation. The Connected Child is the first book to share Drs Purvis and Cross’ highly nurturing yet disciplined techniques so that parents can use them at home with their own children. This book is absolutely essential to foster and adoptive parents, care givers, and educators. “The Connected Child” takes a multi-dimensional approach based on the latest research, covering a spectrum of strategies, including attachment exercises, behavorial retraining, nurturing touch, sensory integration and nutritional therapy, to help parents and care givers to help heal the child’s invisible wounds.  Click here for more info.