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Adoptive Families Together [AFT] is a supportive, membership network of adoptive parents who share combined experiences and information to strengthen their families and adoptions.
Land of Gazillion Adoptees Magazine
The Family of Adoption By Joyce Maguire Pavao
A book full of wonderful stories that give insight into a wide variety of adoption issues.
Think:Kids teaches a revolutionary, evidence-based approach called Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) for helping children with behavioral challenges. There are lots of great free resources and trainings on the website. http://thinkkids.org/
The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children By Shefali Tsabary
Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder By Edward Hallowell
A comprehensive guide to living a successful life with ADD. A classic book in the field, also great for parents wondering if their child may have ADHD and how to begin to help them.
Where the science of psychology meets the art of being human. A great resource on supporting kids and teens in their mental health. " It attempts to bring psychology into the mainstream, unfolding the brilliance that happens within the scientific realm."
Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain By Daniel Siegel
"In Brainstorm, Siegel illuminates how brain development impacts teenagers' behavior and relationships. Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, he explores exciting ways in which understanding how the teenage brain functions can help parents make what is in fact an incredibly positive period of growth, change, and experimentation in their children's lives less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide." http://www.drdansiegel.com/books/brainstorm/
Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood By Lisa Damour, Ph.D.
"Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal the seven distinct—and absolutely normal—developmental transitions that turn girls into grown-ups, including Parting with Childhood, Contending with Adult Authority, Entering the Romantic World, and Caring for Herself." www.drlisadamour.com/untangled/
American Art Therapy Association
Learn about the profession of art therapy, who benefits from art therapy, & read scholarly articles about its effectiveness.
Art Therapy and Self-Care
Foxboro Art Therapist Amy Maricle is an art therapist and blogger dedicated to empowering girls & women. She offers many ideas for therapeutic art making and self care that you can try on your own.