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Recommended Reading

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Outdoor Reading


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
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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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
What Happened To You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
by Dr. Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey
Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How They Shape Our Capacity to Love
by Robert Karen
Attachment Theory in Action: Building Connections Between Children and Parents - A Chaddock Publication
by Karen Doyle Buckwalter and Debbie Reed
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
The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Trauma & Adversity
by Nadine Burke Harris, M.D.
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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
Outdoor Reading


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
Outdoor Reading


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
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