Resources

Some websites you may find helpful

IECA - Independent Educational Consultants Association: www.iecaonline.com

NATSAP - National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs: www.natsap.org

Some reading you may find helpful

Adoption/Attachment/Developmental Trauma

Brodzinsky, Schlecter and Henig
Being Adopted: A Lifelong Search for Self (1993)
Eldridge, Sherrie
20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew (1999)
Forbes, Heather
Beyond Logic, Consequences and Control: A Relationship Based Approach to Attachment Theory (2006)

ASD/ADHD/Other Learning Differences

Atwood, Tony
Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals (1997)
Grandin, Temple
The Autistic Brain (2013)
Hallowell, Edwin, MD
A Walk in the Rain With a Brain (2004)
Hallowell and Ratey
Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with ADD (2011)
Delivered From Distraction: Getting the Most Out of Life with ADD (2005)
Answers to Distraction (2010)
Levine, Mel, MD
All Kinds of Minds (1992)
Taylor, John PhD
Survival Guide for Kids With ADD and ADHD (2006)

The Evolving Brain

Eagleman, David
Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain (2012)
Lewis, Amini and Lannon
A General Theory of Love (2001)
Strauch, Barbara
The Primal Team: What New Discoveries About the Teenage Brain Tells Us About Our Kids (2004)

Life Stories

Moyers, William Cope
Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption (2007)
Scheff, David
My Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction (2009)
Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy (201
Sheff, Nic
Tweak: Growing UP On Methamphetamines (2009)
We All Fall Down: Living With Addiction (2012))

Parenting and for Parents

Cline and Fay
Parenting With Love and Logic (2006)
Cooper and Keitel
I Just Want My Kids to Be Happy: Why You Shouldn't Say It, Why You Shouldn't Think It, What You Should Embrace Instead (2008)
Hyken, Russell, PhD
The Parent Playbook (2012)
Kastner and Wyatt
Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens + Teens (2009)
McKinnon, John, MD
An Unchanged Mind: The Problem of Immaturity in Adolescence (2008)
To Change a Mind: Parenting to Promote Maturity in Teenagers (2010)
Mogel, Wendy
The Blessings of a B Minus: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Resilient Teenagers (2011)
Sax, Leonard
Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men (2009)
Girls on the Edge: The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls--Sexual Identity, the Cyberbubble, Obsessions, and Environmental Toxins (2011)
Seigel, Dan, MD
Parenting From the Inside Out (2004)
Tough, Paul
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character (2013)
Weissbourd, Richard
The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development (2010)

Positive Psychology / Happiness

Hallowell, Edwin, MD
The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness: Five Steps to Help Kids Create and Sustain Life-long Joy (2003)
CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap! Strategies for Handling Your Fast-Paced Life (2007)
Siegel, Dan MD
Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (2010)
Seligman, Martin
Learned Optimism (2006)

Technology Addiction

Cash, Hilarie, PhD
Video Games & Your Kids: How Parents Stay in Control (2008)
Doan, Andrew
Hooked on Games: The Lure and Cost of Video Game and Internet Addiction (2012)
Jackson, Maggie
Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age (2009)
Roberts, Kevin
Cyber-Junkie: Escaping the Gaming and internet Trap (2010)
Rosen, Larry
I-Disorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us (2013)