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Resource list -- Books

Brandt, Joyelle and Daum, Dawn -- Parenting with PTSD: the impact of childhood abuse on parenting, 2017. "Our Mission:

1. To build a supportive community for parenting survivors, normalize the PTSD responses they may be having, and share resources for healing from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) or other traumatic events. 
2. To educate professionals working in the fields of physical, mental, and social health about common triggers that arise for parents with PTSD, and the challenges they experience while working to break cycles of generational dysfunction and abuse. 
3. To help partners and families better understand the experience of parenting for abuse survivors."

Brandt, Joyelle -- Trigger Points: Childhood abuse survivors experiences of parentingCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. "Our Mission

  1. To let survivor parents know that they are not alone, and that what they are experiencing is a perfectly normal reaction for those with a history of childhood trauma.
  2. To educate health care and social service providers who work with parents about common triggers are that arise for survivor parents.
  3. To help partners and families of abuse survivors understand what we are going through."

Briggs, Rahil D. (ed) -- Integrated Early Childhood Behavioral Health in Primary Care: A Guide to Implementation and Evaluation, Springer, 2016. This book focuses on the primary care environment as an ideal venue in which to promote preventive, two-generation, behavioral health efforts, and:

  • Outlines the implementation of integrated early childhood behavioral health programming into pediatric primary care,
  • Explores the process of programming, evaluation, reimbursement, silos, and workforce training,
  • Details the effects of toxic stress and the scientific basis for prevention and intervention during early childhood, and
  • Examines universal screening for early childhood social-emotional and developmental problems.

Fisher, Sebern F. -- Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2014. "In this cutting-edge book, experienced clinician Sebern Fisher, keenly demonstrates neurofeedback’s profound ability to help treat one of the most intractable mental health concerns of our time: severe childhood abuse, neglect, or abandonment, otherwise known as developmental trauma."

Garbarino, James -- Listening to Killers: Lessons Learned from My Twenty Years as a Psychological Expert Witness in Murder CasesUniversity of California Press, 2015. Garbarino shows us how we as society creates killers through overwhelming ACEs.

Gold, Claudia M. -- The Developmental Science of Early Childhood: Clinical Applications of Infant Mental Health Concepts From Infancy Through AdolescenceW. W. Norton & Company, 2017. "The field commonly known as "infant mental health" integrates current research from developmental psychology, genetics, and neuroscience to form a model of prevention, intervention, and treatment well beyond infancy. This book presents the core concepts of this vibrant field and applies them to common childhood problems, from attention deficits to anxiety and sleep disorders."

Gold, Claudia M. -- Keeping Your Child in Mind: Overcoming Defiance, Tantrums, and Other Everyday Behavior Problems by Seeing the World through Your Child's Eyes (A Merloyd Lawrence Book)Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2011. "Being understood by someone you love is one of the most powerful feelings, at all ages. For a young child, it is the most important of all experiences because it allows the child's mind and sense of self to grow. In the midst of the perennial concerns parents bring to Dr. Claudia Gold, she shows the magical effect of seeing a problem from their child's point of view. Most parenting books teach parents what to do to solve behavior problems, but Dr. Gold shows parents how to be with a child. Crises are defused when children feel truly heard and validated; this is how they learn to understand, and, eventually, control themselves."

Gold, Claudia M. -- The Silenced Child: From Labels, Medications, and Quick-Fix Solutions to Listening, Growth, and Lifelong Resilience (A Merloyd Lawrence Book)Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2016. "Are children and adolescents being silenced and their growth stunted in the age of quick diagnoses and overmedication? In The Silenced Child, Dr. Claudia Gold shows the tremendous power of listening in parent/child and doctor/patient relationships. Through vivid stories, perceptive insights, and new research, she shows the way children grow from these relationships and how being heard actually changes their brains. She helps both parents and caregivers make the time and space for listening."

Harris, Nadine Burke -- The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood AdversityHoughton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. "A pioneering physician reveals how childhood stress leads to lifelong health problems and what we can do to break the cycle."

HealthyChildren.org and AAP -- Achieving a Healthy Weight for your Child, AAP, 2018. "Help children with weight concerns by giving their parents the clear-cut information on nutrition and fitness that they need. Dr. Hassink’s plan will help families meet their goals with details on diet and physical activity for at home, in school, and in the community. " Variety of books available at the link.

Jessop, Margaret Ann -- Hornets & Hippos: How to Use Imagination, Mindfulness, and Brain Science to Decrease Fear and Anger and Reach Your GoalsCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2nd edition, 2017. "Developed by licensed child psychologist, Margaret Ann Jessop, PsyD, Hornets & Hippos is a program for parents and children from 6 to 12 years old, that teaches families how anxiety, anger, and the stress responses work. The animal-friendly imagery and mindfulness techniques presented in this workbook will teach children about their ‘hornet-brain’ (amygdala) and ‘hippo-brain’ (hippocampus), and offer them ways to reduce and manage high anxiety and stress moments."

Martin, Myrna -- Birth and AttachmentCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017. "Excerpt from Myrna's Book: 'Guidebook for Co-Creating Secure Attachment: Attachment is the deep and enduring connection established between a child and a parent (or significant caregiver). This bond is the foundation of the child’s relationship with herself. It is co-created by two specific human beings in an ongoing mutual relationship. It could be called the cycle of of the soul or the cycle of love.'"

Nakazawa, Donna Jackson -- Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can HealAtria Books, 2015. "Donna Jackson Nakazawa shares stories from people who have recognized and overcome their adverse experiences, shows why some children are more immune to stress than others, and explains why women are at particular risk. “Groundbreaking” (Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance) in its research, inspiring in its clarity, Childhood Disrupted explains how you can reset your biology—and help your loved ones find ways to heal. "

Piplo Productions -- "Our Mission: Help children and families recover after stressful or traumatic events by using story, clinical psychology, and cute characters."

Tronick, Ed -- The Neurobehavioral and Social-Emotional Development of Infants and Children, W. W. Norton & Company, 2007. "This book represents his major ideas and studies regarding infant-adult interactions, developmental processes, and mutual regulation, carefully addressing such questions as:

  • What is a state of consciousness?
  • What are the developing infant’s capacities for neurobehavioral self-organization?
  • How are early infant-adult interactions organized?
  • How can we understand the nature of normal versus abnormal development?
  • How do self and mutual regulation relate to developmental processes?
  • Is meaning making purely a function of the brain, or is it in our bodies as well?"

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