TOLL-FREE HOTLINES

National Suicide Prevention Hotline – 800-273-TALK (8255)
Hopeline – 1-800-SUICIDE and (800) 442-HOPE (4673)
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance  – 800-826-3632
Postpartum Support International – 800-994-4773
National Sexual Assault Hotline  – 800-656-HOPE (4673)
National Domestic Violence Hotline  – 800-799-SAFE (7233)
Child Abuse Hotline – 800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453)
Maryland Peer Warm Line – 877-794-PEER (7337)

 

WEBSITES

http://www.chadd.org – support/information for people with ADHD and their families
http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/11124.html – 15 Ways to Tame ADHD Emotions
http://www.cogmed.com –  treatment for working memory difficulties
http://www.skoach.com – task planning and scheduling
http://www.addwarehouse.com – books on ADD
http://www.ldonline.org – information on learning disabilities and educational advocacy
http://www.ncld.org – information on learning disabilities
http://www.fetaweb.com information about special education and disability laws in public schools
http://www.inspiration.com – programs which help students develop outlines for report writing
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/anxiety/article_em.htm – information about anxiety
http://www.dbsalliance.org
– organization to help people with depressive disorders and their families
http://www.livesinthebalance.org – helping parents and children work through problems and develop new skills
http://www.lumosity.com – games designed to train memory and attention
http://www.ncld.org/learning-disabilities-resources/checklists-worksheets – worksheets and checklists to help with identification, monitoring, and advocacy for children and adults with learning disabilities

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QAW3W4I/ref=cm_sw_su_dp – A Do-It-Yourselfer’s Guide to Time Management and Organizational Skills for Students of All Ages: A brief guide for children and teens with easy to implement strategies for success
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AKJ9FEW/ref=cm_sw_su_dp – There’s Really More to Studying Than Reviewing My Notes? A brief guide for children and teens with easy to implement strategies for success

http://www.dbtselfhelp.com/html/dt_handout_1.html – Things to do to manage distress and give yourself a break
https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/parents/ – provides information for young people fighting addiction

 

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

Grief and Loss

Gentle Willow: A Story For Children About Dying by Joyce Mills and Cary Pillo
The 10th Good Thing About Barney by Judith Viorst
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages by Leo Buscaglia
Nana Upstairs Nana Downstairs by Tomie DePaola
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia
When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death (Dino Life Guides for Families) by Laurie Krasny-Brown and Marc Brown
Buddy the Wonder Beagle: A True Story by Vicki L. Rhoades

Foster Care/Adoption

Zachary’s New Home by Geraldine M. Blomquist and Paul Blomquist
Maybe Days by Jennifer Wilgocki and Marcia Kahn Wright
Tell Me A Real Adoption Story by Betty Jean Lifton
Adoption is for Always by Linda Walvoord Girard
All About Adoption: How Families are Made by Marc Nemiroff
Adopted and Loved Forever by Annetta Dellinger

Siblings of Children with Special Needs

Views from Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs by Donald Meyer
Fasten Your Seatbelt: A crash Course on Down syndrome for brothers and sisters by Brian G. Skotko and Susan P. Levine
My Brother Matthew by Mary Thompson
We’ll Paint the Octopus Red by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen

Divorce

Was It the Chocolate Pudding? A Story for Little Kids About Divorce by Sandra Levins
Let’s Talk About It: Divorce by Fred Rogers
When Mom and Dad Separate by Marge Heegaard
Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families by Laurene Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
My Parents are Divorced Too: A book by kids for kids by Jann Blackstone-Ford

Feelings and Stress

Mind Over Basketball: Coach Yourself to Handle Stress by Jane Weierbach and Elizabeth Phillips-Hershey
Double-Dip Feelings: Stories to Help Children Understand Emotions by Barbara S. Cain
Sometimes I Feel Like a Mouse: A Book About Feelings by Jeanne Modesitt
When Sophie Gets Angry- Really, Really Angry… by Molly Bang
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happenings for Kids by Carol McCloud

ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Distant Drums, Different Drummers: A Guide for Young People with ADHD by Barbara D. Ingersoll
Cory Stories: A Kid’s Book About Living with ADHD by Jeanne Krause
Sparky’s Excellent Misadventures: My A.D.D. Journal By Me (Sparky) by Phyllis Carpenter and Marti Ford
Otto Leans About His Medicine: A Story About Medication for Children With ADHD by Matthew Galvin
Putting on the Brakes: Young People’s Guide to Understanding ADHD by Patricia Quinn and Judith Stern
Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention by Kathleen Nadeaux and Ellen Dixon
Shelly the Hyperactive Turtle by Deborah Moss and Carol Schwartz
Whoa, Wiggle Worm: A Little Lemon Book About an Overly Active Child by Betsy Lee
Superparenting for A.D.D.: An innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child by Edward M Hallowell, MD and Peter S. Jensen, MD
Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention by Kathleen G. Nadeau and Ellen B. Dixon
Learning to Feel Good and Stay Cool by Judith M. Glasser and Kathleen G. Nadeau

BOOKS FOR ADULTS AND YOUNG ADULTS

Depression and Grief

Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey out of Depression by James S. Gordon
What to Do When Someone You Love is Depressed by Mitch Golant and Suan Golant
Undercurrents: A Therapist’s Reckoning with Depression by Martha Manning
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison
Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping with Loss by Sameet Kumar

ADHD in Children – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child’s Problems into Strengths by Lara Honos-Webb
ADHD and Me: What I Learned from Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table by Blake E.S. Taylor
Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russell A. Barkley
Healing ADD: The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 6 Types of ADD by Daniel G. Amen
Classroom Success for the LD and ADHD Child by Suzanne Stevens
The ADHD Book of Lists by Sandra Reif
Late, Lost and Unprepared: A Parent’s Guide to Help Children with Executive Functioning by Joyce Cooper-Kahn and Laurie Dietzel

ADHD in Adults

Gender Issues and AD/HD by Patricia O. Quinn and Kathleen Nadeau
A.D.D. on the Job: Making Your A.D.D. Work For You by Lynn Weiss
You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid of Crazy: A Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder by Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo
The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD by Lydia Zylowska
Understand Your Brain, Get More Done: The ADHD Executive Functioning Workbook by Ari Tuckman

Parenting

Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive by Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell
Raising Resilient Children by Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein
The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience by Martin E. P. Seligman
Raising Happy Kids by Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer
Becoming The Parent You Want to Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years by Laura Davis and Janis Keyser
Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce, the Sandcastle Way by Dr. Neuman

Parenting Challenging Children

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction by Carol Stock Kranowitz
The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising and Enjoying the Five “Difficult” Types of Children by Stanley Greenspan
Your Defiant Child: 8 Steps to Better Behavior by Russell A. Barkley and Christine M. Benton
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrate, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross W. Greene
Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions by Pat Harvey and Janine Penzo
The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson