“[A] brilliantly helpful guide for working effectively and empathically with children rescued from severe abuse, and their new caregivers. . . . [A]n informative, inspiring and uplifting book.” (Human Givens Journal)
“This eminently readable, practical, and profound book is required reading for anyone who works with distressed children and their caregivers. It is another example of how attachment science, when linked to neurobiology, revolutionizes intervention. This science offers therapists a comprehensive guide, not just to symptom reduction, but to the creation of secure connection, renewed growth and resilience.” (Dr. Sue Johnson, author of Hold Me Tight and Love Sense, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology)
“So much wisdom and care in this book! The message is that healing is not only possible; it is do-able; and here is how. Baylin and Hughes, with decades of clinical experience between them, take empathy, caring, and trust-recovery very seriously: they know it, they practice it, and they can break it down into its constituent parts for a reader to learn. By putting their principles into practice, care providers can help children overcome blocked trust and release the need for care and love that lies beneath the block. I would highly recommend this book to all therapists, whether they work with children or not. I would recommend this book to all parents, including those whose children have not suffered trauma. Baylin and Hughes are master storytellers―theirs are amazing stories of how hurt children, when met with empathy and informed caregiving, can learn to trust again. Bravo!” (Diana Fosha, PhD, developer of AEDP, author of The Transforming Power of Affect, Director of the AEDP Institute)
About the Author
Daniel A. Hughes, PhD, is a prominent attachment specialist and private practitioner. President of the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute, he consults and gives trainings in the U.S. and abroad on issues of attachment and family therapy. He is the author of Attachment-Focused Family Therapy, Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook, and Attachment-Focused Parenting.