Efficacy of Play Therapy: What the Research Says:
The Efficacy of Play Therapy with Children: A Meta Analytic Review of Treatment Outcomes, Bratton et. al (2005).
The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent Bonds, Ginsberg, (2006), American Academy of Pediatrics
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Children’s Book List – This is a list of children’s books organized by category and age group.
(Some examples of categories include: being a friend, accepting different kinds of friends,
happy feelings, sad feelings, angry feelings, worried feelings, caring about others, problem solving, self confidence, good behavior expectations, family relationships, bullying/teasing, grief/loss). – From Vanderbilt University
Helping Children Understand Divorce
Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents
Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids by Isolina Ricci
What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce? by Kent Winchester and Roberta Beyer
Divorce Is Not The End of the World: Zoe and Evan’s Coping Guide by Zoe and Evan Stern
My Parents Are Divorced Too by Melanie Ford
Emotions and Self-Regulation
Love and Logic Parenting
Love and Logic: Free Handouts!
Beyond Consequences: Parenting for Traumatized and Adopted Children
Make Your Own Behavior Chart
Differences Between Praise and Encouragement
Understanding Sexual Behaviors of Young Children– from Fairfax County Department of Family Services
Understanding and Coping with Sexual Behavior Problems in Children– from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Step-Parents and Blended Families
The Smart Stepdad by Ron L. Deal*The Smart Stepmom by Ron L. Deal and Laura Petherbridge
Wisdom on Step-Parenting by Diana Weiss-Wisdom
Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do by Wednesday Martin
Stepcoupling: Creating and Sustaining a Strong Marriage in Today’s
Blended Family by Susan Wisdom and Jennifer Green
National Stepfamily Resource Center
Stress and Anxiety
Bonding and Attachment, Bruce Perry
Trauma, Brain and Relationships: Helping Children Heal – Documentary with Bryan Post, Phd and Bruce Perry, MD on trauma and attachment and brain chemistry.