Recommended Reading

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PARENTS, GUARDIANS, CAREGIVERS

I Love You Rituals
by Becky A. Bailey, PhD
Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew
by Sherrie Eldridge
The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family 
by Karyn B. Purvis,
David R. Cross, and
Wendy Lyons Sunshine
The Power of Discord: Why the Ups and Downs of Relationships Are the Secret to Building Intimacy, Resilience, and Trust
by Claudia M. Gold MD and Ed Tronick PhD 
Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues
by Lindsey Biel
and Nancy Peske
No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
No-Drama Discipline Workbook: Exercises, Activities, and Practical Strategies to Calm The Chaos and Nurture Developing Minds
by Daniel J. Siegel
The Whole-Brain Child Workbook: Practical Exercises, Worksheets and Activitis to Nurture Developing Minds
by Daniel J. Siegel
The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively
The Explosive Child
by Ross W. Greene
by Gary Chapman
and Ross Campbell
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Raising the Challenging Child: How to Minimize Meltdowns, Reduce Conflict, and Increase Cooperation - A Chaddock Publication
by Karen Doyle Buckwalter, Debbie Reed, and Wendy Lyons Sunshine
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TRAUMA & ATTACHMENT

Nurturing Attachments: Supporting Children Who are Fostered or Adopted
by Kim S. Golding
The Mystery of Risk: Drugs, Alcohol, Pregnancy and the Vulnerable Child
by Ira J. Chasnoff
Theraplay: Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships Through Attachment-Based Play
Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents
by Deborah D. Gray
by Phyllis B. Booth and Ann M. Jernberg
The Impact of Attachment
by Susan Hart
Raising a Secure Child: How Circle of Security Parenting Can Help You Nurture Your Child's Attachment, Emotional Resilience, and Freedom to Explore
Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children
by Daniel A. Hughes
Brain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment
by Daniel A. Hughes and Jonathan Baylin
by Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper, and Bert Powell
Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain
by Sue Gerhardt
Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How They Shape Our Capacity to Love
by Robert Karen
Attachment in Adulthood: Structure, Dynamics, and Change
by Mario Milkulincer and Phillip R. Shaver
Attachment Theory in Clinical Work With Children: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice
by David Oppenheim and Douglas F. Goldsmith
What Happened To You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
by Dr. Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey
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Attachment Theory in Action: Building Connections Between Children and Parents - A Chaddock Publication
by Karen Doyle Buckwalter and Debbie Reed
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TRAUMA-INFORMED SCHOOLS

Creating Schools That Heal: Real Life Solutions
by Lesley Koplow
Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them
by Ross W. Greene
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SELF-CARE

Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience
by Brené Brown
180 Days of Self-Care for Busy Educators
by Tina H. Boogren
Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work: A Guidebook for Students and Those in Mental Health and Related Professions
by SaraKay Smullens
The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals
by Erlene Grise-Owens, Justin "Jay" Miller, and Mindy Eaves
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
by Kristin Neff
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LEADERSHIP

Love and Work: How to Find What You Love, Love What You Do, and Do It for the Rest of Your Life
by Marcus Buckingham
The 6 Types of Working Genius: A Better Way to Understand Your Gifts, Your Frustrations, and Your Team
Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation
by Parker J. Palmer
by Patrick Lencioni