1. The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family. by Karyn Purvis, David Cross, and Wendy Sunshine.
The Connected Child guides adoptive families through the unique challenges they will face in adopting a child with a traumatic background.
2. The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz
The Out-of-Sync Child explains Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and offers a drug-free approach for caregivers.
3. The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel and Tina Bryson.
Rooted in the latest neuro-development research, Drs. Siegel and Bryson provide an approach to child rearing that fosters healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children.
4. The Whole Life Adoption Book by Jayne E. Schooler and Thomas C. Atwood.
This book is intended to be a life-long resource for adoptive families. It covers issues that span all developmental stages.
5. Wounded Children, Healing Homes by Jayne Schooler, Betsy Smalley, and Timothy Callahan.
This book addresses the reality of unmet expectations and offers validation and solutions to the challenges of parenting deeply traumatized and emotionally disturbed children.
6. The Deepest Well by Nadine Burke Harris
This book provides a very accessible background, history, and impact of the groundbreaking ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) study.