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A Ghost at Heart’s Edge Stories and Poems of Adoption. Edited by Susan Ito and Tina Cervin, North Atlantic Books, 1999

Adopting On Your Own The Complete Guide to Adoption for Single Parents. Lee Varon, Farrarm, Straus and Giroux, 2000

Adopting the Older Child. Claudia L. Jewett, The Harvard Common Press, 1978

Adoption Controversies. Karen Liptak, 1993

Adoption and Loss The Hidden Grief. Evelyn Burns Robinson, Clova Publications, 2000

Adoption is a Family Affair What Relatives and Friends Must Know. Patricia Irwin Johnston, Prospective Press, 2001

Adoption Lifebook: A Bridge to Your Child’s Beginnings. Cindy Probst, Med, MSW, LCSW, Boston Adoption Press, 2001

Adoption Without Fear Seventeen couples tell their emotion-filled experiences with open adoption. James L. Gritter, M.S.W., Corona Publishing Company, 1989

Adoption Wisdom A Guide to the Issues and Feelings of Adoption. Marlou Russell, Ph.D., Broken Branch Productions, 2000

“Are These Kids Yours?” American Families With Children Adopted From Other Countries. Cheri Register, The Free Press, 1991

Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents Reprint Edition Deborah D. Gray, 2012

“Bandele: Share Our Life — As Our Own” A one act play written especially for the Bandele Project. Robert L. Douglas, Spaulding for Children, 1993

Becoming A Family: Promoting Health Attachments with Your Adopted Child. Lark Eshleman, Ph.D., Taylor Trade Publishing, 2005

Beneath the Mask Understanding Adopted Teens Case Studies & Treatment Considerations for Therapists & Parents. Debbie Riley, M.S., with John Meeks , M.D., C.A.S.E. Publications, 2006

Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul: Stories Celebrating Forever Families. Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, LeAnn Thieman, L.P.N., Health Communications, Inc., 2008

Children of Open Adoption. Kathleen Silber and Patricia Martinez Dorner, Corona Publishing Company, 1990

Choosing Single Motherhood The Thinking Woman’s Guide. Mikki Morrissette, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008

Climbing Jacob’s Ladder: The Enduring Legacy of African-American Families. Andrew Billingsley, Ph.D., Simon & Schuster, 1992

Creating Ceremonies Innovative Ways to Meet Adoption Challenges. Cheryl A. Lieberman, Ph.D. and Rhea K. Bufferd, LCSW, Zeig, Tucker & Co., Inc., 1999

How It Feels to Be Adopted. Jill Krementz, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1982

Inside Transracial Adoption. Gail Steinberg & Beth Hall, Perspective Press, 2000

International Adoption Sensitive Advice for Prospective Parents. Jean Knoll & Mary-Kate Murphy, Chicago Review Press, 1994

Jumoke! Everyone Loves the Child: A Guide to Adoption Support for African American Christians. Carolyn Flanders McPherson, Michigan Department of Mental Health, 1995

Let’s Celebrate Adoption: A Guide for the Jewish Community. Carolyn Flanders McPherson and Hillel (James E.) Rosenfeld, 1993

Mighty Like a River The Black Church and Social Reform. Andrew Billingsley, Oxford University Press, 1999

Our Native American Child A Guide for Those Who Adopt and Their Supporters. Carolyn Flanders McPherson and Jeremy Mario Minton, Spaulding for Children, 1994

Raising Adopted Children Practical, Reassuring Advice For Every Adoptive Parent. Lois Ruskai Melina, Harper Perennial, 1998

Relatives Raising Children An Overview of Kinship Care. Edited by Joseph Crumbley and Robert L. Little, CWLA Press, 1997

Shared Fate a Theory and Method of Adoptive Relationships. H. David Kirk, Ben-Simon Publications, 1984

Small Feats: Unsung Accomplishments & Everyday Heroics of Foster & Adoptive Parents. Richard J. Delaney, Ph.D., Wood N Barnes, 2003

Somebody’s Daughter: a novel. Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Beacon Press, 2005

Still Screaming Birth Parents Compulsorily Separated From Their Children. Lynn Charlton, Maureen Crank, Kinni Kansara, Carolyn Oliver, After Adoption, 1998

Strangers and Kin: The American Way of Adoption. Barbara Melosh, Harvard University Press, 2002

Telling the Truth to your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past. Betsy Keefer, Jayne E. Schooler, Bergin & Garvey

The Adoption Triangle Sealed or Opened Records: How They Affect Adoptees, Birth Parents, and Adoptive Parents. Arthur Sorosky Ph.D., Annette Baran, M.S.W., Reuben Pannor, M.S.W., Corona Publishing, 1978

The Family of Adoption. Joyce Maguire Pavao, Beacon Press, 1998

The Martian Child A Novel About A Single Father Adopting A Son. David Gerrold, Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2002

The Open Adoption Experience A Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families-from Making the Decision Through the Child’s Growing Years. Lois Ruskai Melina, Sharon Kaplan Roszia, Harper Perennial, 1993

The Post-Adoption Blues overcoming the unforeseen challenges of adoption. Karen J. Foli, Ph.D., and John R. Thompson, M.D., Rodale, 2004

The Spirit of Open Adoption. James L. Gritter, CWLA Press, 1997

The Strengths of African American Families Twenty-five Years Later. Robert B. Hill, R & B Publishers, 1997

Three Little Words: A Memoir. Ashley Rhodes-Courter, Atheneum, 2008

Toddler Adoption The Weaver’s Craft. Mary Hopkins -Best, Perspective Press, 1997

Transracial Adoptive Parenting: A Black/White Community Issue. Leora Neal & Al Stumph, Haskett-Neal Publications, 1993

Twenty Life Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make. Sherrie Eldridge, NavPress, 2003

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew. Sherrie Eldridge, Delta, 1999

¡Viva la adopción! Carolyn Flanders McPherson and Maria Ruggiero, Spaulding for Children, 1993

Wanting a Daughter, Needing A Son Abandonment, Adoption, and Orphanage Care in China. Kay Ann Johnson, Yeong & Yeong Book Company, 2004



Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles: A Practical Guide. Miriam Silver, 2013

Becoming a Family: Promoting Healthy Attachments with Your Adopted Child. Lark Eshleman Ph.D., 2005

Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Traumatized Children, Third Edition. Daniel Hughes, 2017

Building the Bonds of Attachment Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children. (1st and 2nd Edition). Daniel A. Hughes, Jason Aronson, 2006

Connecting with Kids Through Stories: Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children Second Edition. Melissa Nichols,‎ Denise B. Lacher,‎ Joanne C. May, Todd Nichols, 2012

Creating Loving Attachments: Parenting with PACE to Nurture Confidence and Security in the Troubled Child. Daniel Hughes,‎ Kim Golding, 2012

Everyday Parenting with Security and Love: Using PACE to Provide Foundations for Attachment. Kim Golding, 2017

Games and Activities for Attaching With Your Child. Deborah D. Gray,‎ Megan Clarke, 2015

New Families, Old Scripts: A Guide to the Language of Trauma and Attachment in Adoptive Families. Caroline Archer, 2006

Nurturing Attachments: Supporting Children Who Are Fostered or Adopted. Kim Golding, 2007

Parenting with Theraplay®: Understanding Attachment and How to Nurture a Closer Relationship with Your Child. Helen Rodwell, Dr. Vivien Norris, 2017



Adoption – A Hallmark Channel Original Series Hosted by Jane Seymour, Hallmark Entertainment Distribution, LLC , Crown Media, 2003

Calming the Chaos: Behavior Improvement Strategies for the Child with ADD/ADHD. Jim Fay & Charles Fay, Penton Overseas, 1999 (3 CDs – 210 min.)

Childhood Lying, Stealing, and Cheating. Foster W. Cline, Love and Logic Press, 2000 (2 CDs – 90 min.)

China’s Lost Girls. National Geographic, 2005 (DVD – 40 min.)

Found in China. Carolyn Stanek, Tai Kai Productions, 2007 (DVD – 82 min.)

Good Will Hunting. A Film by Gus Van Sant, Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgard, & Minnie Driver, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 1998

Grief, Trauma, and Loss: Helping Children Cope. Foster W. Cline, Love and Logic Press, 2000 (2CDs – 90 min.)

Healthy Touch. TCU Institute of Child Development, 2008

Healing Trust: Rebuilding the Broken Bond for the child with Reactive Attachment Disorder. Nancy L. Thomas, Love and Logic Press, 1999 (3 CDs – 180 min.)

“I Have Roots and Branches” Personal Reflections on Adoption. Flory G. Herman/, 2004 (45 min.)

Love and Logic: Childhood Lying, Stealing, and Cheating. Foster W. Cline, Love and Logic Press, 2000 (2 CDs – 90 min.)

Love and Logic: Developing Character in Teens. Jim Fay, Love and Logic Press, 2001 (CD – 80 min.)

Love and Logic – Hormones and Wheels: Parent Survival Tips for Those Chaotic Teen Years. Jim Fay, Love and Logic Institute, Penton Overseas, 2003 (3 CDs – 180 min.)

Love and Logic Lifesaver Kit. Jim Fay, Love and Logic Press, 1999 (6 CD Set)

Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting from birth to Six Years. Jim Fay & Charles Fay, Love and Logic Press, 2000 (4 CDs – 255 min.)

Love and Logic: Painless parenting for the Preschool Years. Charles Fay, Love and Logic Press (DVD – 120 min.)

Love and Logic – Trouble-Free Teens: Smart Suggestions for Parenting Your Pre-Teen. Jim Fay & Foster W. Cline, M.D., Love and Logic Press, 1986 (CD – 60 min.)

Magic in the Mountains: Three Stories of Strength and Character. Katherine D. Bennett, Love and Logic Press, 2003 recommended for kindergarten to 3rd grade children (CD – 73 min.)

Martian Child. A David Kirschner, David Gerrold, Corey Sienega, Ed Elbert Production, New Line Home Entertainment, 2008

Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Kids. David Kirk, Scholastic Press, 2004

My Flesh and Blood. Jonathan Karsh, 2004 (DVD – 83 min.)

Nora and the Trolls. Katherine D. Bennett, Love and Logic Press, 2003 recommended for 4th and 5th grade children (CD – 64 min.)

NOVA: Secret of the Wild Child. Walter Cronkite, 2007 (DVD – 56 min.)

1-2-3 Magic Managing Difficult Behavior in Children 2-12. Thomas W. Phelan, PH.D., ParentMagic, Inc., 2004

Parenting From The Inside Out. Daniel Siegel & Mary Hartzell, Tarcher, 2004 (7 CDs – 360 min.)

Sexual Healing: Transforming the Sacred Wound. Peter Levine, Sounds True, Incorporated, 2003 (2 CDs – 150 min.)

The Bravest Kids in Town: Three Stories of Strength and Character. Katherine D. Bennett, Love and Logic Press, 2003 recommended for kindergarten to 3rd grade children (CD – 76 min.)

Toddlers and Preschoolers: Love and Logic Parenting for Early Childhood, 6 months to Five Years. Jim Fay & Foster Cline, Penton Overseas, 2003 (2 CDs – 114 min.)


Behavioral Concerns

Wise Highs: How to Thrill, Chill and Get Away from It All Without Alcohol or Other Drugs—Packer


Birth Parent Information

Birthmothers Women Who Have Relinquished Babies for Adoption Tell Their Stories. Mary Bloch Jones,, Inc., 2000

Dear Birthmother. Kathleen Silber & Phyllis Speedlin, Corona Publishing Co., 1991

Saying Goodbye to Baby: The Birthparent’s Guide to Loss and Grief in Adoption. Patricia Roles, Child Welfare League of America, 1989



ADD / ADHD Behavior Change Resource Kit: Ready to Use Strategies and Activities for Helping Children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Grad L. Flick, Ph.D., Jossey-Bass, 1998

How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD Practical Techniques, Strategies, and Interventions. Sandra F. Rief, Jossey-Bass, 2005

Power Parenting for Children with ADD/ADHD: A Practical Parent’s Guide for Managing Difficult Behaviors. Grad L. Flick, Ph.D., Jossey-Bass, 1996

Reasonable People: A Memoir of Autism and Adoption: On the Meaning of Family and the Politics of Neurological Difference. Ralph James Savarese, Other Press, 2007

The Defiant Child: A Parent’s Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Douglas Riley, Taylor Trade Publishing, 1997

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder. Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., Berkley Publishing Group, 2005.

The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder. Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., Penguin Group, 2003

The Unwelcome Companion: An Insider’s View of Tourette Syndrome. Rick Fowler, Silver Run Publications, Inc., 1996



Getting Special Needs Kids Ready for the Real World: Special Education from A Love and Logic Perspective. David Funk, Love and Logic Press, 2005

Mostly I Can Do More Things Than I Can’t: Illinois Special Needs Adoption Project. Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, 1987



Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids A Guide for Parents and Professionals. Gregory C. Keck & Regina Kupecky, NavPress, 1995

Becoming Attached First Relationships and How They Shape Our Capacity to Love. Robert Karen, Ph.D., Oxford University Press, 1998

Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love-Based Approach to Helping Attachment-Challenged Children With Severe Behaviors. Heather T. Forbes, LCSW, & B. Bryan Post, Ph.D., LCSW, Beyond Consequences Institute, LLC, 2006

Coming to Grips With Attachment: The Guidebook for Developing Mutual Well-being in Parent-child Relationships. Katharine Leslie, Brand New Day Publishing, 2007

Meeting the Challenge: Using Love and Logic to Help Kids Develop Attention and Behavior Skills. Foster W. Cline, M.D., Jim Fay, Bob Sornson, Love and Logic Press, 2000

Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow. Gregory C. Keck & Regina Kupecky, NavPress, 2009

Separation, Anxiety, and Anger (Volume II of Bowlby’s Attachment and Loss Trilogy). John Bowlby, Basic Books, 1973

The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family. Karyn Purvis, David Cross, & Wendy Sunshine, McGraw-Hill, 2007

The Hope Connection Camp – Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross and Parents, TCU Institute of Child Development

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma. Peter A. Levine, North Atlantic Books, 1997


Foster and Resource Parenting

Attaching In Adoption Practical Tools for Today’s Parents. Deborah D. Gray, Perspective Press, Inc., 2002

Can This Child Be Saved? Solutions for Adoptive and Foster Families. Foster W. Cline, M.D., World Enterprises, 1999

For All Things A Season: An Essential Guide to a Peaceful Parent/Child Relationship. B. Bryan Post, M. Brynn Publishing, 2003

Foster Care Odyssey: A Black Girl’s Story. Theresa Cameron, University Press of Mississippi, 2002

Four Steps to Responsibility: Techniques to Lead Children to Responsible Decision Making. Jim Fay, Penton Overseas, 2001

Freeing Your Child From Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child’s Fears, Worries, and Phobias. Tamar E. Chansky, Three Rivers Press, 2004

From Chaos to Calm: Effective Parenting for Challenging Children with ADHA and other Behavior Problems. Janet E. Heininger & Sharon K. Weiss, Perigee Trade, 2001

From Defiance to Cooperation: Real Solutions for Transforming the Angry, Defiant, Discouraged Child. John F. Taylor, Ph.D., Three Rivers Press, 2001

Growing up Drug Free a Parent’s Guide to Prevention, U.S. Department of Education, Reprinted 2005

Healthy Touch – TCU Institute of Child Development

Marriage Love and Logic (DVD included). Foster W. Cline, M.D. and Hermie Drill Cline, Love and Logic Press, Inc., 2005

Parenting Children with Health Issues: Essential Tools, Tips, and Tactics for Raising Kids with Chronic Illness, Medical Conditions & Special Heaalthcare Needs. Foster W. Cline, M.D. & Lisa C. Greene, Love and Logic Press, 2007

Talking Action: Support for Families of Children with Sexual Behavior Problems. Jane F. Silovsky, Ph.D., Safer Society Press, 2009

The Healing Power of the Family: An Illustrated Overview of Life with the Disturbed Foster or Adopted Child. Richard J. Delaney, Ph.D., Wood N Barnes Publishing, 1997

The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child. Nancy Newton Verrier, Gateway Press, Inc., 1991

Therapeutic Parenting: It’s a Matter of Attitude! Deborah Hage, MSW, Families by Design Publication, 2003

Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach. Howard Glasser & Jennifer Easley, Nurtured Heart Publications, 1999

Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing Infancy through Adolescence. Pater A. Levine & Maggie Kline, North Atlantic Books, 2007

Uncontrollable Kids: From Heartbreak to Hope. Foster W. Cline, M.D., The Love and Logic Press, Inc. 2001

Uncommon Voyage: Parenting a Special Needs Child. Laura Shapiro Kramer, North Atlantic Books, 2001

When Anger Hurts: Quieting the Storm Within. Matthey McKay , Ph.D., Peter D. Rogers, Ph.D., Judith McKay, R.N., New Harbinger Publications, Inc. 1989

When Love is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting Children with RAD. Nancy L. Thomas, Families by Design, 2005


Kids and Teens

A Boy and a Bear: The Children’s Relaxation Book. Lori Lite, Specialty Press, 1996

A Foster-Adoption Story: A Therapeutic Workbook. Regina M. Kupecky, LSW & Christine Mitchell, 2009

A Child Called “It”: One Child’s Courage to Survive. Dave Pelzer, Health Communications, Inc., 1995

A Koala for Katie: An Adoption Story. Jonathan London, Albert Whitman & Company, 1997

A Safe Place for Caleb: An Interactive Book for Kids, Teens and Adults with Issues of Attachment, Grief and Loss, or Early Trauma. Kathleen A. Chara and Paul J. Chara, Jr., Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004

A Terrible Thing Happened: A Story for Children Who Have Witnessed Violence or Trauma. Margaret M. Holmes & Sasha J. Mudlaff, Magination Press, 2000

Adopted Teens Only: A Survival Guide to Adolescence. Danea Gorbett, iUniverse Star, 2007

Adoption is for Always. Linda Walvoord Girard, Albert Whitman & Company, 1986

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Judith Viorst, Atheneum, 2009

Bud, Not Buddy. Christopher Paul Curtis, Dell Laurel-Leaf, 1999

Daddy Is a Doodlebug. Bruce Degen, Harper Collins Publishers, 2000

Double-Dip Feelings: Stories to Help Children Understand Emotions. Barbara Cain, Magination Press, 2001

Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can’t Live with Their Parents. Janice Levy, American Psychological Association, 2004

Forever Fingerprints: An Amazing Discovery for Adopted Children. Sherrie Eldridge, EMK Press, 2007

Getting Near to Baby. Audrey Couloumbis, Puffin Books, 1999

Grover G. Graham and Me. Mary Quattlebaum, Dell Yearling, 2001

Happy Birthday to You! Dr. Seuss, Random House Books for Young Readers, 1959

Hattie Big Sky. Kirby Larson, Delacorte Press, 2006

Henry the Hermit Crab: The Journey Home. Mark McDonald, Eloquent Books, 2010

Horton Hatches the Egg. Dr. Seuss, Random House Books for Young Readers, 1968

How to Take the Grrr Out of Anger. Elizabeth Verdick & Marjorie Lisovskis, Free Spirit Publishing, 2002

I Want Your Moo A Story for Children About Self-Esteem. Marcella Bakur Weiner and Jill Neimark, Magination Press, 2010

I Don’t Have Your Eyes. Carrie A. Kitze, EMK Press, 2003

Listen! Stephen S. Tolan, Harper Collins Publishers, 2006

Me and My Volcano. Deborah Hage, Families by Design, 2004

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss, Random House, 1990

One Fine Day. Nonny Hogrogian, Macmillan Publishing Company, 1971

Parents Wanted. George Harrar, Milkweed Editions, 2001

Pictures of Hollis Woods. Patricia Reilly Giff, Yearling, 2002

Pieces of Me Who Do I Want to Be? Voices for and by Adopted Teens – Edited by Robert L. Ballard, EMK Press, 2009

Rosie’s Family: An Adoption Story. Lori Rosove, Asia Press, 2001

Rules. Cynthia Lord, Scholastic Press, 2006

Sometimes I Drive My Mom Crazy, But I Know She’s Crazy About Me A Self-Esteem Book for ADHA Children. Lawrence E. Shapiro, Ph.D., Childswork/Childsplay, LLC, 1995

Spider-Man Child Abuse. Marvel Comics, 2002

Spider-Man Skids. Marvel Comics, 2002

Spider-Man How to Beat the Bully! Marvel Comics, 2005

The Forever Child: A Tale of Anger and Fear. Nancy A. Clark & B. Bryan Post, Brynne Publishing Co., 2003

The Forever Child: A Tale of Lies and Love. Fairy Tale Nancy A. Clark & Parenting Guide B. Bryan Post, Ph.D., 2002

The Forever Child: A Tale of Loss and Impossible Dreams. B. Bryan Post & Nancy A. Clark, M. Brynne Publishing Co., 2005

The Gorilla Did It. Barbara Shook Hazen, Scholastic Book Services, 1974

The Great Gilly Hopkins. Katherine Paterson, Harper Trophy, 1978

The Long Journey Home. Richard Delaney, Wood N Barnes Publishing, 1997

The Runaway Bunny. Margaret Wise Brown, Harper Collins, 2005

The Way I Feel. Janan Cain, Parenting Press, 2000

The Way Mothers Are. Miriam Schlein, Albert Whitman & Company, 1993

You’re Not My Real Mother! Molly Friedrich, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2004

We Belong Together: A Book About Adoption and Families. Todd Parr, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2007

We’re Different, We’re the Same. Bobbi Jane Kates, Children’s Television Workshop, 1992

What Jamie Saw. Carolyn Coman, Puffin Books, 1997

Where are My Birthparents? A Guide for Teenage Adoptees. Karen Gravelle & Susan Fischer, Walker and Company, 1993

Wise Highs How to Thrill, Chill & Get Away from It All Without Alcohol or Other Drugs. Alex J. Packer, Ph.D., Free Spirit Publishing, 2006

Zachary’s New Home: A Story for Foster and Adopted Children. Geraldine M. Blomquist, Paul B. Blomquist, Magination Press, 1991


Parenting Skills and Discipline

104 Activities That Build: Self-Esteem, Teamwork, Communication, Anger Management, Self-Discovery, Coping Skills. Alanna Jones, Rec Room Publishing, 1998

Does Anybody Else Look Like Me? A Parent’s Guide to Raising Multiracial Children. Donna Jackson Nakazawa, Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2003

Dr. Mom’s Parenting Guide Commonsense Guidance for the Life of Your Child. Marianne Neifert, M.D., DUTTON. 1991

Four All Things A Season: An essential guide to a peaceful parent/child relationship. B. Bryan Post, Ph.D., LCSW, M. Brynn Publishing, 2002

Getting to YES Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In. Roger Fisher and William Try of the Harvard Negotiation Project, Penguin Books, 1981

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk. Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, Rawson, Wade Publishers, Inc., 1999

Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years. Jim Fay & Charles Fay, Love and Logic Press, 2000

Love and Logic: Tickets to Success. Jim Fay, Love and Logic Press, 2010

“Mom, Jason’s Breathing on Me!” The Solution to Sibling Bickering. Anthony Wolf, Ballantine Books, 2003

Off Road Parenting: Practical Solutions for Difficult Behavior. (DVD included) Caesar Pacifici, Patricia Chamberlain, Lee White & Jan Eliot, Northwest Media Inc., 2002

1-2-3 Magic Managing Difficult Behavior in Children 2-12 – Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D.

Our Own Adopting and Parenting the Older Child. Trish Maskew, Snowcap Press, 1999

Parenting Teens with Love and Logic. Foster Cline & Jim Fay, NavPress Publishing, 2006

Parenting with Love and Logic. Foster Cline & Jim Fay, NavPress Publishing, 2006

Positive Parenting From A to Z. Karen Renshaw Joslin, Ballantine Books, 1994

Power Parenting for Children with ADD/ADHA: A Practical Parent’s Guide for Managing Difficult Behaviors. Grad L. Flick, Ph.D., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1996

Raising Responsible Kids: How to Guide your Children Toward Independent Adulthood. Jay Kesler, Avon Books, 1991

Self-Esteem Revolutions in Children: Understanding and Managing the Critical Transitions in Your Child’s Life. Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D., Parentmagic, Inc., 1996

Sleepless in America: Is Your Child Misbehaving…or Missing Sleep? Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Harper Paperbacks, 2007

Story Power Talking with Teens in Turbulent Time. John Alston with Brenda Richardson, Longmeadow Press, 1991

Tales of Success with Kids: From Parents and Educators Who Use Love and Logic. Love & Logic, Love and Logic Press, 2003

The Explosive Child A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated “Chronically Inflexible” Children. Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., Harper Collins Publishers, 1998

The Five Love Languages of Children. Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell, M.D., Northfield Publishing, 1997

Time-In When Time-Out Doesn’t Work. Jean Illsley Clarke, Parenting Press, Inc., 1999


Professional Resources

A Child’s Journey Through Placement. Vera I. Fahlberg, M.D., Perspective Press, 1991

A Secure Base Clinical Applications of Attachment Theory. John Bowlby, Brunner-Routledge, 1988

Adoption and the Family System. Miriam Reitz & Kenneth W. Watson, The Guilford Press, 1992

Adoption Policy and Special Needs Children. Edited by Rosemary J. Avery, Auburn House, 1997

Adoption Resources for Mental Health Professionals. Edited by Pamela V. Grabe, Transaction Publishers, 1993

Anger Management Games For Children. Deborah Plummer, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008

Assessing Youth Behavior Using the Child Behavior Checklist in Family and Children’s Services. Nicole S. Le Prohn, Kathleen M. Wetherbee, Elena R. Lamont, et al, CWLA Press, 2002

Becoming Attached First Relationships and How They Shape Our Capacity to Love. Robert Karen, Ph.D., Oxford University Press, 1998

Best New Games: 77 Games and 7 Trust Activities for All Ages and Abilities. Dale N. Le Fevre, Human Kinetics, 2001

Best Practices in Behavior Support and Intervention Assessment. Child Welfare League of America, CWLA Press, 2004

Child Therapy Activity and Homework Planner. Natalie Sufler Bilynsky, Wiley, 2003

Clinical and Practice Issues in Adoption Bridging the Gap Between Adoptees Placed as Infants and as Older Children. Victor Groza & Karen F. Rosenberg, Bergin & Garvey, 1998

Competence, Courage, and Change An Approach to Family Therapy. David B. Waters, Ph.D. & Edith C. Lawrence, Ph.D., W. W. Norton & Company, 1993

Connecting with Kids Through Stories Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children. Denise B. Lacher, Todd Nichols, and Joanne C. May, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005

Creative Arts Therapies Approaches in Adoption and Foster Care: Contemporary Strategies for Working with Children and Families – Betts

Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth. Liana Lowenstein, MSW, Champion Press, 1999

Empowering the Black Family. Edited by Sylvia Sims Gray, Ann Hartman, and Ellen S. Saalberg , National Child Welfare Training Center, 1985

Ethics in American Adoption. L. Anne Babb, Bergin & Garvey, 1999

Exploring Adoptive Family Life The Collected Adoption Papers of H. David Kirk. Edited by B. J. Tansey, Ben-Simon Publications, 1988

Family Based Services A Solution Focused Approach. Insoo Kim Berg, W. W. Norton & Company. 1994

I Hate You – Don’t Leave Me Understanding the Borderline Personality. Jerold J. Kreisman, M.D. & Hal Straus, Avon Books, 1989

Loss, Sadness, and Depression: Volume III of Bowlby’s Attachment and Loss Trilogy. John Bowlby, Basic Books, 1980

Mandated Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse Ethics, Law & Policy. Seth C. Kalichman, American Psychological Association, 1999

Of Mice and Metaphors: Therapeutic Storytelling with Children. Jerrold R. Brandell, Basic Books, 2000

Our Journey to Adoption (master workbook). Spaulding for Children, 1991

Overcoming the Odds: High Risk Children from Birth to Adulthood. Emmy E. Werner & Ruth S. Smith, Cornell University Press, 1992

Parenting Skills Homework Planner. Sarah Edison Knapp, Wiley, 2005

Promoting Successful Adoptions Practice With Troubled Families. Susan Livingston Smith & Jeanne A. Howard, Sage Publications, 1999

Psychological Trauma and the Developing Brain: Neurologically Based Interventions for Troubled Children – Stein / Kendall

Reaching Out in Family Therapy Home-Based, School, and Community Interventions. Nancy Boyd-Franklin & Brenna Hafer Bry, The Guilford Press, 2000

Real Boys Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood. William Pollack, Ph.D., Henry Holt and Company, LLC, 1998

Real Life Heroes: A Life Storybook for Children. Richard Kagan, Ph.D., The Haworth Maltreatment and Trauma Press, 2004

Residential Treatment: A Tapestry of Many Therapies. Edited by Vera Fahlberg, M.D., Perspectives Press, 1990

Signs of Safety: A Solution and Safety Oriented Approach to Child Protection Casework. Andrew Turnell & Steve Edwards, W. W. Norton & Company, 1999

Strengthening Adoptive Families: A Synthesis of Post-Legal Adoption Opportunities Grants. Jeanne A. Howard & Susan Livingston Smith, Illinois State University, 1997

The Adolescent Psychotherapy Treatment Planner – Arthur E. Jongsma, L. Mark Peterson & William P. McInnis, Wiley, 2006

The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner. Arthur E. Jongsma, L. Mark Peterson & William P. McInnis, John Wiley & Sons, 2003

The Family Therapy Treatment Planner. Frank M. Dattilio & Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr., John Wiley & Sons, 2000

The Mindful Therapist A Clinician’s Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration. Daniel J. Siegel, W. W. Norton & Company, 2010

The Parenting Skills Treatment Planner. Sarah Edison Knapp and Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005

The Right to Be the Grown-Up: Helping Parents Be Parents to Their Difficult Teens. (facilitator’s guide and parent handbook), Jerome A. Price & Judith Margerum, Zeig, Tucker, & Theisen, Inc., 2003

The Sexual Abuse Victim and Sexual Offender Treatment Planner. Rite Budrionis & Arthur E. Jongsma, Wiley, 2003

The Therapist’s Notebook for Children and Adolescents: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy—Sori

Transracial Adoption & Foster Care Practice Issues for Professionals. Joseph Crumbley, CWLA Press, 1999

Treatment Exercises for Child Abuse Victims and Children with Sexual Behavior Problems. Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D., Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D., 1995


School Resources

High-Risk Children in Schools: Constructing Sustaining Relationships. Robert Pianta & Daniel Walsh, Routledge, 1996


Therapeutic Approaches

Attachment-Focused Family Therapy. Daniel A. Hughes, W. W. Norton & Company, 2007


Trauma, Abuse, and Neglect

Children of Trauma: Rediscovering Your Discarded Self. Jane Middleton-Moz, Health Communications, Inc., 1989

I Never Told Anyone: Writings by Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Edited by Ellen Bass & Louise Thornton, Harper Perennial, 1969

New Families, Old Scripts: A Guide to the Language of Trauma and Attachment in Adoptive Families, Caroline Archer, 2006

Rebuilding Attachments With Traumatized Children: Healing from Losses, Violence, Abuse, and Neglect. Richard Kagan, Ph.D., The Haworth Maltreatment and Trauma Press, 2004

Strong At The Heart: How It Feels to Heal from Sexual Abuse. Carolyn Lehman, Melanie Kroupa Books, 2005

The Boy Who Was Raised As a Dog, and Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook: What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love and Healing – Perry/Szalavitz