Keeping a child connected to his or her culture is very important, especially children involved in out of home care. This book can help us better understand our host culture’s history, thus helping us explain current events to all children in our care.
Child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way we parent. Drawing upon stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children.
Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses, children raised in closets and cages, and victims of family violence. Here he tells their stories of trauma and transformation.
In this unforgettable book, award-winning science journalist Maia Szalavitz and renowned child-psychiatrist Bruce D. Perry explain how empathy develops, why it is essential both to human happiness and for a functional society, and how it is threatened in the modern world.
Dr. Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., is an internationally recognized authority on brain development and children in crisis. Dr. Perry leads the ChildTrauma Academy, a pioneering center providing service, research and training in the area of child maltreatment.
Liz Kulp was diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) as a young teen. Knowing her challenges and understanding her strengths helped her graduate from public high school and strive to move on to independent adulthood like her peers. But, she soon learned that life within the context of a family that understood and helped […]
A longtime trauma worker, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky offers a deep and empathetic survey of the often-unrecognized toll on those working to make the world a better place. We may feel tired, cynical, numb, or like we can never do enough. Through Trauma Stewardship, we are called to meet these challenges in an intentional way–not by becoming overwhelmed but by developing a quality of mindful presence.
Through extensive research and interviews, as well as years of experience working in the field, the authors cover gender variance from birth through college.
Marlou Russell, Ph.D. is a psychologist specializing in adoption issues, an adoptee in reunion,and the author of Adoption Wisdom: A Guide to the Issues and Feelings of Adoption. Dr. Russell recently presented in Hawaii and offered this list of suggested books for both adults and children. Download: Recomended Reading on Adoption and Foster Care by Marlou […]
Building the Bonds offers clinicians a strudy framework and practical strategy for facing these overwhelming cases. Perhpas even more importantly, it wil enlighten, affirm, and buoy the adoptive parents, foster parents, caseworkers, and teachers who accompany the children on their courageous and daunting journey toward attachment.
Cutting to the heart of the alarming trend of violence committed by children, Ghosts from the Nursery gives startling new evidence that violent behavior is fundamentally linked to abuse and neglect in the first two years of life.