Caregiver Resources

We know being a caregiver has its rewards and challenges, so we want to help equip you with supportive resources, so you can provide the best care for yourself and the people you take care of.

Anxiety and Stress

Coping Skills for Kid’s Workbook: Over 75 Coping Strategies to Help Kids Deal with Stress, Anxiety and Anger – by Janine Halloran
Don’t Feed The WorryBug – by Andi Green
Freeing your Child from Anxiety – by Tamar Chansky, Ph.D.
Helping your Anxious Child: a Step by Step Guide for Parents – by Ronald Rapee, Ph.D. and Ann Wignall, D.Psych
Treating Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety: A Guide for Caregivers – by Eli R. Lebowitz and Haim Omer

Trauma and Resilience

Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings – by Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP
21st Century Parenting: A Guide to Raising Emotionally Resilient Children in an Unstable World – by Rick Capaldi
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy – by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
Parenting Children of Trauma: The Foster-Adoption Guide to Attachment Disorder – by Marcy Pusey
Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child: Facing Challenges with Strength, Courage, and Hope – by Boris Vujicic
The Awakened Family: How to Raise Empowered, Resilient, and Conscious Children – by Shefali Tsabary Ph.D.

Bullying

Bully: An Action Plan for Teachers, Parents, and Communities to Combat the Bullying Crisis – by Lee Hirsch and Cynthia Lowen
Kindness Wins: A Simple, No-Nonsense Guide to Teaching Our Kids How to Be Kind Online – by Galit Breen
No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls – by Katie Hurley, LCSW
Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls – by Rachel Simmons
Talking Back to Facebook: The Common-Sense Guide to Raising Kids in the Digital Age – by James P. Steyer
The Bully, the Bullied, and the Not-So-Innocent Bystander: From Preschool to High School and Beyond: Breaking the Cycle of Violence and Creating More Deeping Caring Communities – by Barbara Coloroso

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Brandon, the Bipolar Bear – by Tracy Anglada and Jennifer Taylor
Darla the Elephant has Bipolar Disorder – by Jessie Shepherd and Martha Fallis
• Depression and Your Child, A Guide for Parents and Caregivers – by Deborah Serani
Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature: Exploring Real Struggles through Fictional Characters – by Kia Jane Richmond
Psychotherapy for Children with Bipolar and Depressive Disorders – by Mary A. Fristad, Jill S. Goldberg Arnold, and Jarrod M. Leffler
The Bipolar Survival Guide, Third Edition: What you and Your Family Need to Know – by David J. Miklowitz
The BipolarTeen: What You Can Do to Help Your Child and Your Family – by David J. Miklowitz and Elizabeth L. George
The Childhood Bipolar Answer Book: Practical Answers to the Top 300 Questions Parents ask – by Tracy Anglada and Sheryl Hakala
Turbo Max: A Story for Siblings of Bipolar Children – by Tracy D. Anglada
What Works for Bipolar Kids: Help and Hope for Parents – by Mani Pavuluri and Susan Resko

Discipline/Behavior Management

It Didn’t Start with You: How inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle – by Mark Wolynn and Penguin Audio
Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety: A Complete Guide to Your Child’s Stressed, Depressed, Expanded, Amazing Adolescence – by Dr. John Duffy
Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World – by Rosalind Wiseman
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind – by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World – by Michele Borba Dr.
We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication – by Judith Warner
Will My Kid Grow Out of It? A Child Psychologist’s Guide To Understanding Worrisome Behavior – by Bonny J. Forrest, JD, PhD

Therapy

Some Bunny to Talk To: A Story about Going to Therapy – by Cheryl Sterling and Paola Conte

Meditation

A Still Quiet Place: a Mindfulness Program for Teaching Children and Adolescents to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions – by Amy Saltzman, MD
Sitting Still Like A Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids – by Eline Snel
Where You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life – by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Eating Disorders

Brave Girl Eating: a Family’s Struggle with Anorexia – by Harriet Brown
8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience (8 keys to mental health) Workbook – by Carolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert Grabb
Skills-Based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder – by Janet Treasure, Gráinne Smith, and Anna Crane

Gender Identification

Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son – by Lori Duron
The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals – by Stephanie A. Brill and Rachel Pepper
The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens – by Stephanie A. Brill and Lisa Kenney

Special Education

Parenting an Adult with Disabilities or Special Needs; Everything you Need to Know to Plan for and Protect your Child’s Future – by Peggy Lou Morgan
The Complete IEP Guide: How to advocate for your special ED child – by Attorney Lawrence M. Siegel
Touchpoints Birth to Three: Your Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Development – by T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.
Touchpoints Three to Six: Your Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Development – by T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. and Joshua D. Sparrow, M.D.

College Supports and College Accommodations

Grown and Flown: How to Support your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults – by Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington
K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Differences, 14th Edition – by The Princeton Review
Promoting Behavioral Health and Reducing Risk Among College Students: A Comprehensive Approach – by M. Dolores Cimini and Estela M. Rivero
The Friendship Formula: How to say Goodbye to Loneliness and Discover Deeper Connection – by Kyler Shumway, MA

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Toolkit

CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: over 200 worksheets and Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression and Conduct Disorders – by Lisa Weed Phifer, DEd, NCSP, and Amanda K. Crowder, MSW, LCSW and Tracy Elsenraat, MA, LPC, ATR-BC and Robert Hull, EDS, Med, NCSP
The CBT Toolbox: a Workbook for Clients and Clinicians – by Jeff Riggenbach, PhD, LPC

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Autism

Mindful parenting for ADHD: A Guide to Cultivating Calm, Reducing Stress, and Helping Children Thrive (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook – by Mark Bertin, MD
Say it…or not? Social Filter workbook for kids with Autism & ADHD – by Janine Toole, PhD
Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential – by Peg Dawson, EdD, and Richard Guare, PhD
• Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew – by Ellen Notbohm

Substance Abuse

Don’t Let Your Kids Kill You: A Guide for Parents of Drug and Alcohol Addicted Children – by Charles Rubin
How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents – by Joseph A. Califano Jr.
Not by Chance: How Parents Boost Their Teen’s Success in and After Treatment – by Tim R. Thayne, PhD

Sex Education

Sex, Teens, and Everything in Between: The New and Necessary Conversations Today’s Teenagers Need to Have About Consent, Sexual Harassment, Healthy Relationships, Love and More – by Shafia Zaloom

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