Adoption and Attachment
www.ATTACh.org: Association for the Treatment and Training of Attachment in Children
www.nctsn.org: National Child Traumatic Stress Network
www.child.tcu.edu/index.htm: Donald Federici Karyn Purvis
www.childtrauma.org/: Bruce Perry
www.danielhughes.org: Daniel Hughes
perspectivespress.com/blog/: Arleta James
www.postinstitute.com: Brian Post
www.bgcenter.com/: Boris Gindis (international adoption)
www.childwelfare.org: Child Welfare Information Gateway
Adoption Support Groups:
www.nafaonline.org: Northwest Adoptive Families (NAFA)
www.frua-oregon.org: Families with Russian and Ukrainian Adoptions (FRUA)
www.fcc-nw.com: Families with Children from China (FCC)
www.adoptionmosaic.org: Adoption Mosaic
www.orparc.org: Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (ORPARC) (extensive listing of local support/resources)
Workshop Handouts by Ally Burr-Harris, Ph.D.
Attachment Parenting Handout PDF
BurrHarris Early Childhood Trauma Handout2 PDF
Intro Attachment Handouts RevJan2013 PDF
This website provides thorough, accurate information about a number of mental health topics, including child and adolescent mental health, anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social phobia.
Created by a psychiatrist in Nova Scotia, this website gives a lot of very good information about mental health issues in child. It is easy to read, with a lot of examples from his practice. He covers a number of topics, such as social anxiety, panic disorder, separation anxiety, agoraphobia, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Bookshare offers help for people with reading disabilities. The site is available after signing up and providing proof of disability:
How Attention Networks Work
Focus for Kids Enhancing Concentration, Caring and Calm with Daniel Goldman
Training Attention and Emotional Self-Regulation
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Websites – There are literally thousands of websites on this subject. When you review these websites, please be aware of those that are trying to sell you something. The following sites are some of the most frequently visited.
www.nimh.nih.gov – National Institute for Mental Health
www.chadd.org – Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
www.healthychildren.org – Sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics
www.addwarehouse.com – The Leading Resource for Understanding and Treatment of All Developmental Disorders, Including ADHD
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Click here for Autism Spectrum Disorder links.
Eating and Weight Disorders
www.aedweb.org/Resources_for_the_Public/1884.htm – Academy of Eating Disorders Parent Information (international organization of eating disorders professionals)
www.maudsleyparents.org – Maudsley Parents Support (website offering information and support for parents of children with an eating disorder)
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org – National Eating Disorders Association (national advocacy group for patients, family and friends with an eating disorder)
Grief and Loss
www.dougy.org: The Dougy Center (Local support and resources for parents.)
www.barrharris.org/barbooks.html: Book reviews and recommendations.
www.apa.org/monitor/apr000/addiction.aspx – Is Internet addiction real?
www.kidshealth.org – The Internet is a wonderful resource, but access to it has its hazards for kids. Here’s how to make sure your child surfs the web safely.
Learning & Learning Disabilities
www.slidingvsdeciding.blogspot.com – Dr. Scott Stanley’s blog, “Sliding vs. Deciding”
www.gottman.com – Gottman Institute
Safe Touch and Sexual Development
www.childtrauma.org/index.php/articles/articles-for-caregiversChild – Trauma Institute
www.nctsn.org – The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
www.tlcinst.org/PTRCptsd.html – Parent’s Trauma Resource Center
www.zerotothree.org/maltreatment/trauma/trauma.html – Impact of Trauma in Young Children
www.stopbullying.gov – Bullying
www.aacap.org/cs/root/resources_for_families/talking_to_children_about_community_violence – Talking to Children about Community Violence