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  • Developed specifically for parents and caregivers of children who have disorders of attachment, this guide is a great place to start for understanding treatment, terms and more.
  • How to effectively engage traumatized clients, who avoid attachment, closeness, and painful feelings.A large segment of the therapy population consist of those who are in denial or retreat from their traumatic experiences. Here, drawing on attachment-based research, the author provides clinical techniques, specific intervention strategies, and practical advice for successfully addressing the often intractable issues of trauma.Buy on Amazon
  • The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) is both a mainstay of attachment research and a powerful clinical tool. This unique book provides a thorough introduction to the AAI and its use as an adjunct to a range of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, parent-infant psychotherapy, home visiting programs, and supportive work in the context of foster care and adoption. Leading authorities provide detailed descriptions of clinical procedures and techniques, illustrated with vivid case material. Grounded in research, the volume highlights how using the AAI can enhance assessment and diagnosis, strengthen the therapeutic alliance, and facilitate goal setting, treatment planning, and progress monitoring.Buy on Amazon
  • Written by Judith Bush and Robert Spottswood
    To purchase this book, call 802-436-1488 or email jbush@together.net
  • by Marion Dane BauerA rhyming story about a parent's unlimited love for a child--in the same format as the bestselling book I Love You Through and Through, and with pictures by the same illustrator."How do I love you? Let me count the ways. I love you as the sun loves the bright blue days . . ."In this board book with padded covers, a parent declares her love...as the bees love a flower, a duck loves a shower, a bird loves to sing, a bear loves the spring. Written by Newbery-award-winning author Marion Dane Bauer, inspired by the poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and with pictures by Caroline Jayne Church, illustrator of the bestselling I Love You Through and Through.Buy on Amazon
  • by Laura Duksta (Author), Karen Keesler (Illustrator) "The book is considered one of the best selling self-published children's titles of all times and has won numerous awards." – CITY SMART MAGAZINE"Digital technology and a little sweat equity helped Laura Duksta pull off an unlikely career switch from bartender to successful children's book author...With $10,000 of her mom's money riding on the first 3000 copies of her children's book... Duksta, who lost her hair due to childhood illness, persevered." – USA TODAYBuy on Amazon
  • Richard KaganHelp children overcome the pain of trauma and develop a healthy sense of selfReal Life Heroes: A Life Story Book for Children, Second Edition is the updated classic that helps children with traumatic stress move from painful or fractured memories to a more positive perspective, not by denying hardships, but by drawing strength from the supportive people in their lives. This innovative workbook uses a creative arts approach that encourages children to work with caring adults to develop autobiographies through a wide range of activities, including drawings, music, movies, and narrative. The results foster positive values and a sense of pride in children as they form a stronger bond with caring and committed adults and protection from adversity and stressors that exist in everyday life.Buy on Amazon
  • Rose A. Lewis and Jane DyerThis story of a woman who travels to China to adopt a baby girl, based on the author's own experiences, is a celebration of the love and joy a baby brings into the home. Full color.Buy on Amazon
  • Sam McBratney and Anita JeramThe American Booksellers Book of the Year nominee is available as a sturdy board book for the youngest of children. Little Nutbrown Hare wants to show Big Nutbrown Hare how very much he loves him - but love as big as his is very hard to measure!Buy on Amazon
  • Lisa MccourtA vividly illustrated bedtime story that shows how the unconditional love of a mother can be tested through the relentless questions of her little boy."But Mama, but Mama, what if I were a super smelly skunk, and I smelled so bad that my name was Stinky Face?"Mothers love their children and this unconditional love is truly tested in I LOVE YOU, STINKY FACE. Lisa McCourt and Cyd Moore beautifully weave a reassuring tale of the love and affection of a parent. The imaginative son turns himself into a meat-eating dinosaur, a swamp creature and much, much more before being satisfied with the fact that no matter how stinky he is or how slimy of a creature he could possibly be, he is loved and nothing will change that.Buy on Amazon
  • Buy on AmazonFinally....a book that genuinely celebrates a young child joining their forever family past infancy. With its touching message of love and reassurance, and whimsical illustrations, Welcome Home, Forever Child is sure to be cherished by children and parents alike. While best suited to children ages two to eight, this gem will undoubtedly be enjoyed by older children as well. Most children's adoption books reflect infant adoptions, and may not be appropriate for the older child who spent their early years in foster care or an orphanage. Welcome Home, Forever Child is a much needed book that social workers and therapists will want to recommend to families who adopted their child past the age of two. The book helps parents reassure children of their permanent place in the new family, and of how much they are wanted and loved. It will also make a very special and meaningful keepsake gift for a child upon joining his or her new family, upon finalizing the adoption, or upon the anniversary of either event.
  • Modesitt, Jean & Spowar, RobinIn a tender exchange with his mother, Little Bunny asks, "if you had a wish, would you wish I never cried?" "No, Little Bunny", answers Mama, "but it does make me sad to see you cry". Mama's greatest wish, as this poetic tale makes so clear, is for her Little Bunny to be himself, "because I love you just the way you are". Full color.Buy on Amazon
  • Todd ParrIn a kid-friendly, accessible way, this book explores the ways that people can choose to come together to make a family. It's about sharing your home and sharing your heart to make a family that belongs together.Buy on Amazon
  • Nancy TafuriDeep in the woods, animal mothers reassure their little ones of the many ways they are loved. Endearing, full-colour artwork from a Caldecott Honor artist highlights the bond between parent and baby.Buy on Amazon 
  • Margaret Wise-BrownA little bunny keeps runningaway from his mother in an imaginative and imaginary game of verbal hide-and-seek; children will be profoundly comforted by this lovingly steadfast mother who finds her child every time.The Runaway Bunny, first published in 1942 and never out of print, has indeed become a classic. Generations of readers have fallen in love with the gentle magic of its reassuring words and loving pictures.Buy on Amazon
  • Here in a single accessible guide, is a comprehensive go-to resource on the foundational principles and treatment guidelines for doing attachment therapy. Based on the work of the Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh), a leading organization on attachment in child development, it provides all the nuts and bolts a clinician needs to be familiar with to provide effective, informed, attachment-focused treatment to children and families.Buy on Amazon
  • Becky A. Bailey, Ph.D.I Love You Rituals offers more than seventy delightful rhymes and games that send the message of unconditional love and enhance children's social, emotional, and school success.Winner of a 1999 Parent's Guide Children's Media Award, these positive nursery rhymes, interactive finger plays, soothing games, and physically active can be played with children from infancy through age eight. In only minutes a day, these powerful rituals:
    • Prime a child's brain for learning
    • Help children cope with change
    • Enhance attention, cooperation, and self-esteem
    • Help busy families stay close
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  • Editors Arthur Becker-Weidman, Ph.D. & Deborah Shell, MA"Through active use of self, the therapist is able to follow the client into unresolved areas, lead him when necessary, and communicate therapeutic presence in a fully active/reflective manner."--Daniel Hughes, Creating Capacity for AttachmentCreating Capacity for Attachment presents a comprehensive examination of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), a relationship-based approach to parenting and treating children who suffer from trauma-attachment disorders.Buy on Amazon
  • Editors Arthur Becker-Weidman, Ph.D. & Deborah Shell, MAAttachment Parenting describes a comprehensive approach to parenting children who have a history of neglect, abuse, orphanage care, or other experiences that may interfere with the normal development of attachment between parent and child. Grounded in attachment theory, Attachment Parenting gives parents, therapists, educators, and child-welfare and residential-treatment professionals the tools and skills necessary to help these children....Buy on Amazon
  • T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. & Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D.What do babies and young children really need? For the first time, two famed advocates for children cut through all the theories, platitudes, and controversies that surround parenting advice to define what every child must have in the first years of life. They lay out the seven irreducible needs of any child, in any society, and confront such thorny questions as: How much time do children need one-on-one with a parent? What is the effect of shifting caregivers, of custody arrangements? Why are we knowingly letting children fail in school? Nothing is off limits. This short, hard-hitting book, the fruit of decades of experience and caring, sounds a wake-up call for parents, teachers, judges, social workers, policy makers-anyone who cares about the welfare of children. A Merloyd Lawrence BookBuy on Amazon
  • Daniel Amen, M.D.This book contains hundreds of three-dimensional color brain SPECT images on a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders, including dementia, brain trauma, depression, anxiety, ADD, PMS, aggression, and drug abuse. In addition, there are many before and after studies that highlight hope for healing. This atlas is a wonderful introduction to brain SPECT imaging and brain-behavior relationships.Buy on Amazon
  • Richard J. Delaney, Ph.D."Fostering Changes outlines a way for helping professionals to consult with and teach foster and adoptive parents to better understand and help their children."--Fostering ChangesFoster, kinship, and adopted children often experience neglect, abuse, malnutrition, or other trauma before being placed in foster/adoptive care. Consequential emotional disruptions often present problematic acting out behavior that can cause caregivers to question if and how the children receive optimal treatment in their homes. Drawing on attachment theory and research, Fostering Changes addresses these concerns through focus on understanding children from troubled environments and helping them feel secure and valuable so they accept parents as partners and caregivers....Buy on Amazon
  • Daniel Amen, M.D.BRAIN PRESCRIPTIONS THAT REALLY WORK In this breakthrough bestseller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with. Here are just a few of neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen's surprising--and effective--"brain prescriptions" that can help heal your brain and change your life...Buy on Amazon
  • Vera I Fahlberg, M.D.Children who are cared for in an out of home placement are in need of support and stability. This classic text offers information and advice for professionals and carers on how to help these children, who will often have attachment difficulties. Vera I. Fahlberg, M.D. shares her experience and expertise, outlining the significance of attachment and separation, the developmental stages specific to adoptive children and providing guidance on minimizing the trauma of moves. ...Buy on Amazon
  • Edited by Lisa Berlin, Yair Ziv, Lisa Amaya-Jackson, Mark GreenbergSynthesizing the latest theory, research, and practices related to supporting early attachments, this volume provides a unique window into the major treatment and prevention approaches available today. Chapters address the theoretical and empirical bases of attachment interventions; explore the effects of attachment-related trauma and how they can be ameliorated; and describe a range of exemplary programs operating at the individual, family, and community levels. Throughout, the authors consider cross-cutting issues such as the core components of effective services and appropriate outcome measures for attachment interventions. Also discussed are policy implications, including how programs to enhance early child-caregiver relationships fit into broader health, social service, and early education systems.Buy on Amazon
  • Jude Cassidy, Ph.D.; Phillip R. Shaver, Ph.D.From foremost authorities, this comprehensive work is more than just the standard reference on attachment-it has “become indispensable” in the field. Coverage includes the origins and development of attachment theory; biological and evolutionary perspectives; and the role of attachment processes in personality, relationships, and mental health across the lifespan.Buy on Amazon
  • Practical Strategies for Supporting Children with Attachment Difficulties in Schools

    Louise Michelle BombierInside I'm Hurting provides educational professionals with a much-needed classroom handbook of new strategies, practical tools and the confidence for supporting these children from an attachment perspective, thus promoting inclusion in the school system...Buy on Amazon
  • Susan E. CraigEach year hundreds of thousands of children in the United States experience trauma—such as abuse, neglect, or community violence—that creates tough obstacles to academic achievement and social success. Now there's a practical, strategy-filled book that shows educators how to reach and teach students exposed to trauma...Buy on Amazon
  • Caroline ArcherFostered and adopted children can present major challenges resulting from unresolved attachment issues and early traumatic experiences. In this much-needed book, the contributors provide a variety of complementary perspectives on the needs of these children and their families, focusing on ways of integrating attachment theory and developmental psychology into effective practice. Examining multiple aspects of work with children who are unable to live with their birth families, the book includes contributions on the assessment, preparation and support needs of children and families, attachment and the neurobiological effects of trauma, effective management of contact with birth families and developmental challenges in school settings. The use of creative arts therapies, alongside developmental reparenting strategies as part of a long-term attachment therapy 'package' are explored in some detail...Buy on Amazon
  • Arthur Becker-Weidman, PhDThis two-DVD set (approximately three hours) explains how to assess children for Complex Trauma and disorders of attachment. The set contains:
    • Introduction and overview of Complex Trauma and Disorders of Attachment
    • Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder defined
    • Effects of trauma on development
    • Domains of impairment caused by trauma
    • Differential diagnosis
    • Video tape of children being assessed
    • Useful tests and measures such as the Attachment Story Completion Test and others
    • Complete PowerPoint Presentation slides.
    $50 on CFD Website »
  • Attachment Training for Parents and Professionals

    5 Session Training Starts: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm – 9 pm CST** after adding, click on View Cart to complete payment
  •  Robbie Adler-Tapia & Carolyn SettleThis treatment manual provides a simple and practical way to use the EMDR scripts, protocols, and forms in psychotherapy with children and adolescents that are detailed in the book EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy with Children. The manual was derived from the EMDR Fidelity Research Manual for children, which was created by these authors. By using a standard treatment protocol for providing EMDR psychotherapy for children and by conducting pre- and post-treatment assessments, therapists can also conduct their own study of treatment outcomes. In additional to contributing to research, the manual is beneficial to the therapist and the client in order to monitor treatment progress and outcomes.Buy on Amazon
  • Art Becker-WeidmanGrounded in attachment theory and trauma, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) is an evidence-based, effective, and empirically validated treatment for complex trauma and disorders of attachment. This manual for the practice of DDP will give therapists, educators, and child welfare and residential treatment professionals the tools necessary to help children who have a history of neglect, abuse, orphanage care, or other experiences that may interfere with the normal development of attachment between parent and child. Becker-Weidman looks at the importance of a comprehensive and thorough assessment as the basis for treatment planning and explains in detail the main elements of DDP, including intersubjectivity, emotionally based dialogues, narratives, and co-regulation of emotions and meaning, as well as illustrating these elements through detailed case examples and dialogue. Dr. Becker-Weidman then looks at how the various principles, methods, and techniques of DDP are differentially used in each stage of treatment. A section on parenting outlines how therapists can train caregivers in attachment-facilitating parenting approaches. This book will serve as a treatment manual for DDP and will provide directly useful material for practicing therapists. In addition, the text will be useful in graduate courses on treatment, child welfare, family therapy, and child psychology.Buy on Amazon
  • Art Becker-WeidmanThis collection of transcripts from sessions by certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapists gives therapists, educators, and child welfare and residential treatment professionals a detailed understanding of how Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy is used to help children who have a history of neglect, abuse, orphanage care, or other experiences that may interfere with the normal development of attachment between parent and child. The book begins with a description of DDP, its essential components, and the ways in which those components are used differentially in different phases of treatment. The transcripts that follow illustrate those components and their uses. They cover a diverse range of clients and families so that the reader can appreciate the depth and breadth of DDP. Both the editor and the therapists themselves provide analysis and commentary on the therapists' goals, impressions, and techniques. This book complements the treatment manual Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy: Essential Methods and Practices, and will be useful in graduate courses on treatment, child welfare, family therapy, and child psychology.Buy on Amazon
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