‘Theatre of Attachment’: Using Drama to Facilitate Attachment in Adoption

  title={‘Theatre of Attachment’: Using Drama to Facilitate Attachment in Adoption},
  author={Joan E. Moore},
  journal={Adoption \& Fostering},
  pages={64 - 73}
Joan Moore describes an innovative drama therapeutic approach to facilitating attachment between adoptive parents and their children who suffered abuse and neglect in their family of origin. Children of hostile parents often display fear of adults' proximity. Play is proposed as the most natural way to increase empathy between these children and adoptive parents. Their joint engagement in ‘make-believe’ invites discovery of new perspectives and heightened self-awareness. The child's life story… Expand
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