• 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 Changes Foster, 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. 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
  • 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 Book Buy on Amazon
  • Editors Arthur Becker-Weidman, Ph.D. & Deborah Shell, MA Attachment 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
  • 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 Attachment Creating 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
  • 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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  • 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
  • Margaret Wise-Brown A 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
  • Nancy Tafuri Deep 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  
  • Todd Parr In 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
  • Modesitt, Jean & Spowar, Robin In 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
  • Buy on Amazon Finally....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.
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