Academic Struggles & Learning Disorders 

BOOKS:

Parents-
That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life Paperback – Ana Homayoun

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential - Peg Dawson & Richard Guare

WEBSITES:

http://mindfultesttaking.com/

http://www.asgedconsulting.com/

BOOKS:

Adults-
It Will Never Happen to Me : Growing Up With Addiction As Youngsters, Adolescents - Claudia Black, Ph.D.

Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines - Nic Sheff

Alcoholics Anonymous: The Big Book

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself - Melody Beattie

 

Parents-

Teens Under the Influence: The Truth About Kids, Alcohol, and Other Drugs - How to Recognize the Problem and What to Do About It - Katherine Ketcham & Nicholas A. Pace, M.D.

WEBSITES:
http://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-aa-resources
https://www.na.org/

http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/
http://coda.org/

https://al-anon.org/

https://www.addictioncenter.com/rehabs/california/

https://www.drugrehab.com/co-occurring-disorder/

https://www.rehabs.com/local/los-gatos-ca/

https://rehab.help.org/

https://www.withdrawal.net/resources/withdrawal/california/

https://www.addictionhelper.com/

HOTLINES:

1-800-821-HELP (Recovery support line. Available 24/7)

1-800-662-HELP (SAMHSA’s National Helpline. Treatment referral and information service. Available 24/7)

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

BOOKS:

Parents-

 Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach by Vincent J. Monastra

Kids-

The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD by John F. Taylor

Couples-

Is It You, Me, or Adult ADD? Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder by Gina Pera 

Anger

BOOKS:
Adults-
Anger Management for Everyone: Seven Proven Ways to Control Anger and Live a Happier Life - Raymond Chip Tafrate

 

Teens-

The Anger Workout Book for Teens - Jan Stewart

Children-
Cool Down and Work Through Anger (Learning to Get Along®) - Cheri J. Meiners

APPS:
Anger Management (Techniques to release stress and manage your anger)

BOOKS:
Adults-
Life in Rewind: The Story of a Young Courageous Man Who Persevered Over OCD and the Harvard Doctor Who Broke All the Rules to Help Him - Terry Weible Murphy

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook- by Edmund Bourne PhD

Parents-
Stress Free Kids: A Parent's Guide to Helping Build Self-Esteem, Manage Stress, and Reduce Anxiety in Children - Lori Lite

Teens-
My Anxious Mind: A teens guide to managing anxiety and panic - Michael A. Tompkins

What You Must Think of Me: A Firsthand Account of One Teenager's Experience with Social Anxiety Disorder- Emily Ford

WEBSITES:
https://www.adaa.org/

APPS:
Niroga Manage Your Stress (Techniques on managing your stress)

BOOKS:
Parents-
Adolescent Depression: A Guide for Parents - Espen J. Aarseth

Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking: Powerful, Practical Strategies to Build a Lifetime of Resilience, Flexibility, and Happiness - Tamar Chansky

Adults-
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy - David Burns

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness - Kay Redfield Jamison

 

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life - Jen Sincero

Teens-
Beyond the Blues: A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression - Lisa M. Schab

APPS:
MY3 (Safety planning)
Mappiness (Helps you track how your environment influences your mood)

WEBSITES:
http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home

http://www.sanjosebh.com/

HOTLINES:
24-7 LINE FOR YOUTH: 1-888-247-7717
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Divorce

BOOKS:
Adults -
Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay: A Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Stay In or Get Out of Your Relationship - Mira Kirshenbaum

The Co-Parents' Handbook: Raising Well-Adjusted, Resilient, and Resourceful Kids in a Two-Home Family from Little Ones to Young Adults - Karen Bonnell

Children -
Mom's House, Dad's House: Making two homes for your child - Isolina Ricci Ph.D.

Domestic/Relationship Violence

BOOKS:
Adults -
Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship - Lisa Aronson Fontes


Parents-

When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse - Lundy Bancroft 

Teens-
The Truth About Dating, Love, and Just Being Friends - Chad Eastham


Children-

Lizzy Lives In An Angry House: Learning to Thrive In the Midst of an Angry Environment - Karen Addison MSPH

A Terrible Thing Happened - Margaret M. Holmes, Sasha J. Mudlaff, Cary Pillo

WEBSITES:

https://www.corasupport.org/

http://ywca-sv.org/programs/SN/

https://www.nrcdv.org/

http://www.nextdoor.org/

Eating Disorders

BOOKS:
Adults -
Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too - Jenni Schaefer

Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body - Connie Sobczak

Parents-
Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder - James Lock & Daniel Le Grange

The Parent's Guide to Eating Disorders: Supporting Self-Esteem, Healthy Eating, and Positive Body Image at Home - Marcia Herrin

Tweens-
How I Look Journal - Molly and Nan Dellheim

Teens-
What's Eating You?: A Workbook for Teens with Anorexia, Bulimia, and other Eating Disorders - Tammy Nelson PhD

WEBSITES:

http://www.healthyteenproject.com/adolescent-eating-disorders-ca

http://centerfordiscovery.com/

http://www.thelotuscollaborative.com/

https://oa.org/

BOOKS:
Parents-
When Bad Things Happen to Good People - Harold S. Kushner

When Children Grieve: For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses - John W. James

Adults -
I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One - Brook Noel

Children-
Sad Isn't Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss (Elf-Help Books for Kids) - Michaelene Mundy

WEBSITES:
http://www.billwilsoncenter.org/services/all/living.html
https://www.griefnet.org/
https://www.kara-grief.org/

http://www.parentswithoutpartners.org/

Nutrition & Mental Health

BOOKS:

Nutrition and Mental Health by Ruth Leyse-Wallace

WEBSITES:

www.naturallymindedprogram.com

BOOKS:
1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2–12 - Thomas W. Phelan

Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage and Let Go of Your 13-18 Year Olds - Thomas W. Phelan

When Kids Push Your Buttons: And What You Can Do About It - Bonnie Harris

The Good Enough Teen: Raising Adolescents with Love and Acceptance (Despite How Impossible They Can Be) - Brad E., PhD Sachs

Yes, Your Teen is Crazy!: Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind - Michael J. Bradley

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain - Daniel Siegel

 

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Development - Daniel Siegel 


WEBSITES:
http://www.php.com/
https://npen.org/

https://www.parentproject.com/

https://parentsplace.jfcs.org/

HOTLINES:
The TALK Line (early interventions, referrals and support): 415.441.KIDS

Parental Stress Line: 800-632-8188

BOOKS:

Adults-

What Does Everybody Else Know That I Don't?: Social Skills Help for Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder -  Michele Novotni PhD, Randy Petersen

People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others, and Resolve Conflicts - Robert Bolton

Teens- 

The Social Success Workbook for Teens - Barbara Cooper MPS, Nancy Widdows MS

Children- 

You are a Social Detective: Explaining Social Thinking to Kids - Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke

 

WEBSITES:

https://www.socialthinking.com/

BOOKS:
Adults-
The Self-Esteem Workbook - Glenn R. Schiraldi PhD

Parents-
Self-Esteem Revolutions in Children: Understanding and Managing the Critical Transitions in Your Child's Life - Thomas W. Phelan

Teens-
The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Build Confidence and Achieve Your Goals - Lisa M. Schab LCSW

 

How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything - A Workbook - Cheri Huber

WEBSITES:
http://www.self-esteem-nase.org/

BOOKS:

Adults - 
The Courage To Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse - Ellen Bass & Laura Davis

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing

Outgrowing the Pain: A Book for and About Adults Abused As Children - Eliana Gil

Recovery: A Guide for Adult Children of Alcoholics - Herbert L. Gravitz

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror - Judith L. Herman

Deceived: Facing Sexual Betrayal Lies and Secrets - Claudia Black

 

Teens - 

High Tops : A Workbook for Teens Who Have Been Sexually Abused - P Robinson

WEBSITES:
https://www.samhsa.gov/trauma-violence
http://www.thehotline.org/
https://www.rainn.org/index.php

http://fsa-cc.org/survivors-healing-center/

BOOKS:
Adults -
Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples - Harville Hendrix

Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships - David Schnarch Ph.D.

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts - Gary Chapman

There Is No Good Card for This: What To Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love - Kelsey Crowe, Emily McDowell

RESOURCES

 

LGBTQ

BOOKS:

Teens-

Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth and Their Allies - Ellen Bass & Ellen Bass

WEBSITES:

https://www.trevorspace.org/

http://www.acs-teens.org/what-we-do/outlet/

https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/youth-resources.htm

https://gsanetwork.org/

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