Resources

For Parents:

Books:

The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family

Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children

Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families

Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow

Attachment, Trauma and Healing: Understanding and Treating Attachment Disorder in Children, Families and Adults

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

Inside Transracial Adoption: Strength-based, Culture-sensitizing Parenting Strategies for Inter-country or Domestic Adoptive Families that Don’t “Match”

Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past

Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens

Parenting with Love and Logic

The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience

Other Resources: Organizations with articles, webinars or other materials

The Center for Adoption Support and Education

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Pact: An Adoption Alliance

National Council for Adoption

North American Council on Adoptable Children

Adoptive Families

For School Counselors and Teachers:

Back To School: A Guide to Making Schools and School Assignments More Adoption Friendly

Adoption Basics for Educators: How Adoption Impacts Children & How Educators Can Help

What Teachers Should Know About Adoption

What Teachers and Educators Can Do to Help Youth in Foster Care