Bridging the Relationship Gap

Bridging the Relationship Gap

Connecting With Children Facing Adversity

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Perseus Publishing

Relationships play an important role in human development, especially in the first years of life.Bridging the Relationship Gap provides caregivers tools and encouragement to be the strong, positive, and nurturing adult these children need in order to thrive.

Learn more about the factors that contribute to the achievement and relationship gap, including ecological, biological, and cultural differences. Most importantly, find many tools and resources to help you more effectively deal with the tough situations and become each child's strongest ally.

Sara Langworthy, PhD, currently serves as policy coordinator for Extension Children, Youth, and Family Consortium at the University of Minnesota.

A resource for working with children growing up without caring adults at home.

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Langworthy presents readers with an examination of the role of relationships in human development, providing caregivers with the tools they need to be positive, nurturing, and strong for children who’ve suffered neglect, abuse, or other forms of adversity. She has organized the seven chapters that make up the main body of her text in two parts devoted to relationships and the realities of child development and research and responses to adversity as experienced by children. The author is with the Children, Youth, and Family Consortium at the University of Minnesota Extension. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: St. Paul, MN :, Redleaf Press,, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781605543888
Characteristics: xi, 187 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm


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