99 Ways to Drive Your Child Sane

This booklet is intended to help parents living with a child diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) restore fun to parenting. The activities in this booklet are designed to be used in a light-hearted and fun way and with a loving, supportive parental attitude.

Author: Brita St. Clair
Publisher: Families By Design, 1999
Format: Booklet, paperback, 108 pages

Ask Nancy

30 Questions with Nancy Thomas about Parenting Challenging Children

Nancy Thomas answers 30 commonly asked questions by parents and teachers who are struggling to meet the needs of their children and help them develop responsible, happy, and productive lives.
Got parenting Questions about RAD? Want answers? Ask Nancy! Here are your answers to the 30 top FAQ in a hot, new, interactive DVD. It has state of the art technology zapped with inspiration and encouragement to clarify and supercharge your quest to help a hurting child.

Author: Nancy Thomas
Publishers: Families by Design, 2005
Format: DVD, unknown running time
Attaching in Adoption

Practical Tools for Today's Parents

This book provides adoptive parents with specific information that applies to children like theirs. It matches children's emotional needs and stages with parenting strategies designed to enhance their children's happiness and emotional health.
Topics include: Trauma Grief Attachment Disorder Emotional age vs. chronological age Cultural change Race Prenatal exposure to alcohol and drugs Getting diagnoses Identifying their family's challenges Meeting challenges within the family Forming a circle of support for the family Interviewing and working with mental health providers.

Author: Deborah Gray, MSW, MPA
Publisher: Perspectives Press, 2002
Format: Book, hard cover, 393 pages
Attachment Connection

Parenting a Secure Confident Child Using the Science of Attachment Theory
Studies in the 1950s revealed that young children hospitalized without their parents respond first by crying for them, then by showing signs of despair, and finally by emotionally detaching from the parents and acting indifferent to their absence. This detachment is hard to repair and highly detrimental to a child's development--most children who feel they cannot rely on their parents grow up to become more emotionally insecure and less self-assured than their peers.

The Attachment Connection sorts out the facts from the fiction about parent-child attachment and shows how paying attention to the emotional needs of your child, particularly during the first five years of development, can help him or her grow up happy, secure, and confident. You'll discover how your child's brain is developing at each stage of growth and learn to use reasonable, easy-to-implement guidelines based on sound science to foster secure attachment, healthy social skills, and emotional regulation in your child.

Author: Ruth P Newton, PhD
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications, 2008
Format: Book, paperback, 233 pages
Attachment in Adolescence:

Reflections and New Angles

New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development

In recent years, the number of empirical studies examining attachment in adolescence has grown considerably, with most focusing on individual difference in attachment security. This volume goes a step further in extending knowledge and understanding. The physical, cognitive, emotional, and social changes that characterize adolescence invite a closer conceptual look at attachment processes and organization during this period. The chapter authors, leading researchers in attachment in adolescence, address key topics in attachment process in adolescence. These include issues such as the normative distancing from parents and the growing importance of peers, the formation of varied attachment hierarchies, the changing nature of attachment dynamics from issues of survival to issues of affect regulation, siblings' similarity in attachment representations, individual differences in social information processes in adolescence, and stability and change in attachment representations in a risk sample. Together the chapters provide a compelling discussion of intriguing issues and broaden our understanding of attachment in adolescence and the basic tenets of attachment theory at large.
This is the 117th issue of the Jossey Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development.

Editors: Miri Scharf and Ofra Mayseless
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Fall 2007
Format: Book, paperback, 111 pages

Attachment, Trauma, and Healing

Understanding and Treating Attachment Disorder in Children and Families

Attachment is the deep and enduring connection established between a child and caregiver in the first years of life. It profoundly influences every component of the human condition: mind, body, emotions, relationships, and values. Disrupted attachment not only leads to emotional and social problems, but also results in biochemical consequences in the developing brain.

Attachment, Trauma, and Healing examines the causes of attachment disorders and provides in-depth discussion of effective solutions, including attachment-focused assessment and diagnosis; specialized training and education for caregivers; treatment for children and caregivers that facilitates secure attachment; and early intervention and prevention programs for high-risk families.

Authors: Terry M. Levy, Ph.D.,B.C.F.E., and Michael Orlans, M.A., B.C.F.E., and D.A.P.A.
Publisher: CWLA Press, 1998
Format: Book, paperback, 278 pages

Broken Hearts; Wounded Minds

The Psychological Functioning of Severely Traumatized and Behavior Problem Children

Finally, a book on Attachment Disorder (AD) that explains what AD is, and on how AD can be successfully treated using intensive attachment therapy. The material presented in this book is based upon over 10 years of research with severely traumatized children (both those who do and who don't have AD), and with children who have serious behavior problems (both those who do and who don't have a history of traumatization). This book will provide readers with extensive information on how to successfully live and work with children who have AD.

Author: Elizabeth M. Randolph, MSN, Ph.D.
Publisher: RFR Publications, 2001
Format: Book, paperback, 252 pages

Building Brilliant Brains Through Bonding

This video is filled with ideas to understand and activate the brain. It is especially geared toward children with emotional illness such as Reactive Attachment Disorder and Attachment Disorder. Humor and insight combine to make this film clear and compelling. Learn the secrets to success in healing the brain of a traumatized child!

Author: Nancy Thomas
Publisher: Families By Design, 2002
Format: VHS, 50 minutes

Building the Bonds of Attachment

Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children

This book illustrates the process of repairing children who have been severely damaged by abuse and neglect. In quasi-novel format, Daniel Hughes focuses on one girl`s struggles within the foster care system; by portraying her inner world, he enablesthe readerto understand and empathize with the dynamics of reactive attachment disorder.

Author: Daniel A. Hughes
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Inc., 1998
Format: Book, paperback, 312 pages

Captive in the Classroom

There are many complex and subtle factors involved in recognizing and helping the special children who have attachment disorders. In these two tapes, Nancy Thomas addresses the causes of attachment disorder, ways of recognizing these children, and how to offer help to them and their families.

Author: Nancy Thomas, Debra Lanier Tatum, and Bill Goble, Ph.D.
Publisher: Families By Design, 1999
Format: 2 DVD set, estimated running time: 2 hours and 51 minutes

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