An Unlikely Trust: Alina's Story of Adoption, Complex Trauma, Healing, and Hope

An Unlikely Trust: Alina's Story of Adoption, Complex Trauma, Healing, and Hope

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Based on dozens of intensive interviews with parents, clinical psychologists, teachers, therapists, and more, An Unlikely Trust is the fictional story of Alina, a young girl adopted from Russia. After a lengthy adoption process, Alina�s parents are confounded by their daughter�s behavior upon arriving in America. They were aware that she did not speak English and expected some developmental delay, but they did not foresee that the tiny four-year-old would hoard her food, deeply mistrust affection from others, and fail to initiate or respond to most social situations. Most concerning, though, are Alina�s rages. When she is frightened, overwhelmed, or confused, Alina lashes out with the strength and stamina of a person many times her size, leading to injury, property destruction, and eventually police intervention and hospitalization. Alina�s parents know that their daughter needs help�more than they can provide�and work endlessly on her behalf. From seeking a diagnosis to advocating for special education services, from keeping Alina safe to discovering her strengths, her parents become her biggest champions. They know there is hope for Alina�and their family�and will not stop their quest until that hope is realized. This book is part of the ORP Library series of disabilities books.

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BN ID: 2940016441481
Publisher: RTC Publishing
Publication date: 05/19/2013
Series: The ORP Library , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 242
File size: 2 MB

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