Resources For Help
Other Parenting Resources
Each of the following are great resources for parents of exceptionally tough kids. Though I do not specifically endorse any of these people, programs, or resources, I do believe they all have good ideas. None of them, however, have all the right answers that work for everyone. Each has their own strengths, style, and approach. I recommend searching many of them to find what works for you.
If you know of other resources that would be helpful for parents of children who struggle with intense emotional and behavior challenges, feel free to contact me and share.
Therapeutic Parenting Resources
All the websites listed below have a wealth of information on them. Many have free training video available.
Beyond Consequences Institute – Heather Forbes
Center for Family Development – Arthur Becker-Weidman
Empowered to Connect – Karyn Purvis
Families By Design – Nancy Thomas
Kids In The House – Several Featured Experts
Nurturing Attachments – Deborah Gray
The Post Institute – Bryan Post
A Safe Place for Caleb – Kathleen A Chara, Paul J. Chara
Attaching in Adoption – Deborah D. Gray
Attachment-Focused Parenting – Daniel A. Hughes, Ph.D
Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control – Heather Forbe, Bryan Post
Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control, Vol. 2 – Heather T. Forbes
Building the Bonds of Attachment – Daniel A. Hughes, Ph.D
Children and Trauma – Cynthia Monahon
Creating Loving Attachments – Daniel A. Hughes, Ph.D
Detached – Jessie Hogsett
Hope for Healing: A Parent’s Guide to Trauma and Attachment – ATTACh
I Love You Rituals – Becky A. Bailey, Ph.D
Learning the Dance of Attachment – Holly van Gulden, Charlotte Vick
No-Drama Discipline – Daniel J. Seigel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D
Parenting from the Inside Out – Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Mary Hartzell M.Ed
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog – Bruce D. Perry, Maia Szalavitz
The Connected Child – Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross, Wendy Lyons Sunshine
The Body Keeps Score – Bessel van der Kolk. M.D.
The Explosive Child – Ross W. Greene, Ph.D
The Out-of-Sync Child – Carol Kranowitz
The Primal Wound – Nancy Newton Verrier
Transforming the Difficult Child – Howard Glasser and Jennifer Easley
Trying Differently Rather Than Harder: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – Diane, Malbin, MSW
The Whole-Brain Child – Daniel J. Seigel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D
When Love Is Not Enough – Nancy L. Thomas
Other Support Resources
ACEs are Adverse Childhood Experiences that occur prior to an individual’s 18th birthday. The ACE quiz is a simple measurment tool to assess and score the level early childhood trauma exposure. The higher the score, the more likely it is these issues will affect a person even through their adult years. Do you know your own ACE score? How about your child’s score? What about your resiliency score?
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is not a diagnosis, but rather an umbrella term that describes a range of issues and effects that occur when an unborn child is exposed to alcohol.
Child Information Packet Template – Serenity Links Coaching, LLC
SEAS Consulting – Toni Hoy, Special Education and Systems Advocate
Wrightslaw.com – Special Education Law Website
Classroom Fact Sheets – Printable mental health fact sheets for schools
Students First Project – Children’s mental health resources and printables
Help for Billy – Heather Forbes
Lost at School – Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.