Adopted children and education. The experiences of a specialist CAMHS team

Barratt, Sara (2012) Adopted children and education. The experiences of a specialist CAMHS team. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 17 (1). pp. 141-150. ISSN 1359-1045

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The education system makes special provision for “looked after children”. However, once adopted these children become invisible. Adopted children are often placed in their new families when they are already of school age. School is yet another transition alongside that of home, food, language and social milieu which an adopted child has to manage together the pain of the loss of the biological family and its culture. This article focuses on the importance for CAMHS practitioners to work closely with schools and adoptive parents to help children manage their lives in school. Alongside the difficulties they face in learning, many adopted children need help in managing friendships and in concentrating on what is required of them in school. Adults may be ignorant of the day to day experiences of racism and questions about mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters that can throw an adopted child into confusion. This chapter draws on clinical experience to describe some of the difficulties that arise for parents and children in managing the education system

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adopted Children, Child Welfare, Education, Social Workers
Subjects: Learning & Education > Learning & Education in Psychology
Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Adoption & Fostering- Social Welfare
Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Adoption & Fostering- Psychology
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
Depositing User: Ms Linda Dolben
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2010 14:47
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2016 10:28
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/86

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