Newsletter #8 for Internationally Adopting Parents
March 5, 2006
PAL Center Inc.

In this issue

Adoption training courses are convenient and most affordable way
to quickly access a psychological consultation on the issues you
need to address.
Check out the course library,
use the opportunity to speak to the instructors


Additional information on
behavioral issues of international adoptees is available:

The causes of behavioral and emotional difficulties of
international adoptees -

Online class BG7

Helping your child settle in -
Online class JSBG1

Questions & Answers


You receive this newsletter as a former client of the Center for Cognitive-Developmental Assessment & Remediation, or a former student of the Bgcenter Online School, or a user of the International Adoption Articles Directory.


Latest Articles
from the

International Adoption Articles Directory

This publication - the new articles and the selections from our database - is devoted entirely to behavioral issues of internationally adopted children at home and in school.

Bryan Post, PhD, LCSW
How to Overcome Your Child's Lying: Three Step Lying Solution

I once received a phone call from a distraught parent, “My fourteen-year-old son lies non-stop about everything. It’s so bad that if he keeps this up, we’ve threatened to send him to boot camp!” I thought, “That must be some serious lying!” The teen had been adopted at the age of two, some early trauma was present. The father was a retired Vietnam veteran, which is typically an indicator at the very least, of exposure to a traumatic environment. Nothing significant stood out concerning the mother’s history. As well as lying, the child had been skipping class and wrestling practice; I gave the parent’s three suggestions to follow for the next two weeks:

Boris Gindis, Ph.D.
Know Your Rights:
Disability Manifestation Determination for Your Child

It's well known that internationally adopted post-institutionalized children have more behavioral problems than children at large. It's not surprising: a wide range of typical for them disabilities is manifested in disruptive behaviors. Their problems are often difficult to understand and address, especially within school environment. For example, the symptoms of some neurologically-based impairments, such as Asperger's Syndrome, can be misinterpreted as purposeful misbehavior. Other children may have multiple disabilities or psychiatric conditions mixed with the learned institutional behavior, which makes the determination of the roots of their behavioral issues even more complex. The outcomes of their disability manifestation determination can make a big difference

From our database:
Behavioral issues of internationally adopted children

Dr. Mark Lerner
ADHD and Adoption

Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW
Build Rapport to Facilitate Teen Behaviour

Boris Gindis, Ph.D.
Initial adjustment of a school-age internationally adopted child to the new family

Dr. Art
Oppositional Defiant Disorders


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