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Coda Professionals are responsible for developing a sensitive viewpoint of child behaviors in context of past experiences. This is crucial when working with adoptive families and children from challenging upbringings (Purvis, 2009). The purpose of the following video is to bring awareness and understanding to the emotional experiences of a child in the foster care system.

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Watch video ReMoved http://youtu.be/lOeQUwdAjE0

References Bailey, B. A. (2000). I love you rituals. New York: Harper Collins Publishers Inc. Cuddihy, C., Dorris, L., Minnis, H., & Kocovska, E. (2013). Sleep disturbance in adopted children with a history of maltreatment. Adoption & Fostering, 37, 404-411. Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute (2010). Keeping the promise: The critical need for post-adoption services to enable children and families to succeed. Retrieved from http://adoptioninstitute.org/old/ publications/2010_10_20_KeepingThePromise.pdf Gottman, J. (1997). Raising an emotionally intelligent child. New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc. Hughes, D. A. (2009). Attachment-focused parenting: Effective strategies to care for children. New York: W.W. Norton & Company. McAlpin, E. L. (2013). Promoting parent-child secure attachment bonds in adoptive families through community-based family music groups: A Heuristic grounded theory study. Unpublished master’s thesis. University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO. Retrieved from https://mospace.umsystem.edu/ xmlui/handle/10355/36646 Purvis, K. B., Cross, D. R., & Sunshine, W. L., (2007). The connected child. New York: McGraw-Hill.

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Erin McAlpin, MA, MT-BC completed her undergraduate and graduate degree at the University of MissouriKansas City with her master’s thesis focused on promoting parent-child secure attachment bonds in adoptive families. Erin and her husband, Jon, have now grown their family through adoption with their beautiful daughter Aubrey, brought home at four days old. Contact: elmcalpin@gmail.com

Acknowledgement Thank you to the families that participated in my research for my master’s degree (McAlpin, 2013). Your insight and use of music with your children was the inspiration for this article.

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The focus of imagine 2014 is on family-centered practice – a trend taking hold in music therapy circles worldwide. While many practitioners...

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The focus of imagine 2014 is on family-centered practice – a trend taking hold in music therapy circles worldwide. While many practitioners...