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Constancy and Permanence: Introduction

Photo of Holly van Gulden

This is the first in a series about "Constancy" and "Permanence" as it applies to child development. These video clips are good for any parent to watch but should be of particular interest to parents of children who were adopted from foster care or internationally. Many children have been traumatized and as a result experience attachment struggles. Since 1985, Holly van Gulden has been teaching and counseling adoptive and foster parents and training adoption professionals. She has worked throughout the United States, England, Scotland, and Canada. In addition, for over fifteen years, she has codirected Adoptive Family Counseling Center.
We highly recommend this series for educators who want to understand children with attachment and trauma issues.

 

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Permanence Video 2: What is Permanence?

Holly van Gulden explains permanence

 

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Permanence Video 3: What causes the absence of permanence?

Holly Van Gulden explains why children lack a sense of permanence.

 

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Permanence Video 5: What are the symptoms of a lack of permanence?

Holly Van Gulden describes the symptoms children display that show a lack of permanence.

 

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Permanence 6: When does it develop?

Holly Van Gulden explains the process and development of symptoms surrounding the absense of permanence in a child's life.

 

Go to Permanence Video 7

Permanence Video 7: An Example of the Lack of Permanence

Holly Van Gulden describes a lack of permanence using 9/11 as an example.

 

Go to Permanence Video 8

Permanence: Video 9 Holly Van Guilden

Holly Van Gulden describes exercises or games for parents/carers to use with children to help build permanence.

 

Permanence Video 8 Permanence 8 - How can you build permanence?

Holly Van Gulden speaks about how to build permenence into a child's life.

 

Go to Permanence Video 9

Permance Video 9: Exercises & Game for Permanence Reinforcement

Holly Van Gulden describes exercises or games for parents/carers to use with children to help build permanence.

 

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