Adoption

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Books
New Iriss Insights on the topics of adoption and restorative justice that are hot off the press

Good practice with adults in adoption

Insight 43

Good practice with adults in adoption
This Insight is concerned with the people and relatives relating to adoptions prior to the 1980s when the vast majority were relinquished by birth parents (as distinct from many of today’s adoptions from care which involve opposition from birth parents).

Why attachment matters

Iriss.fm, Episode 154

Iriss.fm
Professor Helen Minnis talks to David Woodier, a teacher, adoptive parent and blogger about ‘Why attachment matters'.

Post-Adoption Central Support

PACS is a small charitable organisation based in Stirling that comprises parents, social workers and other professionals involved in adoption and long-term foster care. It offers a range of post placement support and services to adoptive families and permanent foster carers. 

PACS receives a grant from Clackmannan, Falkirk and Stirling Councils to provide its services.

Services it offers include:

How early years trauma affects the brain

The child who mistrusts good care

Dan Hughes

Dan Hughes, Clinical Psychologist, from U.S.A., is the originator of dyadic developmental psychotherapy (DDP) and also attachment-focused family therapy. He is an internationally acclaimed therapist and author of ground-breaking books on attachment and emotional recovery.

The Golden Bridge

Child migration from Scotland to Canada, 1869-1939

Vintage faded image of group of orphan children outside home

Telling the story of the thousands of children who migrated from the Orphan Homes of Scotland to to new lives in Canada, The Golden Bridge was inspired by an original exhibition created and displayed by Heatherbank Museum of Social Work in Glasgow Caledonian University. The Golden Bridge project was a collaboration between Iriss, Glasgow Caledonian University and Quarriers.

Trauma and looked after children

Iriss.fm, episode 122

Iriss.fm
Christine Gordon and Karen Wallace - co-founders of Adapt Scotland - talk to Fiona Lettice about their first hand experience of fostering, adoption and trauma.