For parents of children affected by developmental trauma
Therapeutic Parenting Resources
The following links are great resources for parenting exceptionally tough kids. Though I do not specifically endorse any of these people, programs, or methods, I do believe they all have good ideas. None of them, however, have all the right answers that work for everyone.
The most successful cases I know of don’t just follow one approach. They research everything and use the best that everyone is offering.
All the websites listed below have a wealth of information on them. Many have some great free training videos available, too.
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 Forbes, 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
A Note for Parents
Many of the title listed above are available for parents and grandparents to borrow for free from Utah’s Adoption Connection Lending Library. My understanding is you do not need to be a Utah resident to use it.
Other Support Resources
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.