Family Innovations’ Recommended Resources

Links

  • Bullying

About Bullying from the National Mental Health Information Center

  • Child Trauma

Child Traumatic Grief

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

  • DBT

An Overview of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Early Childhood Mental Health

Zero to Three

Help Me Grow – Ramsey County

  • Mental Health Associations

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health

MinnesotaHelp.info

National Institute of Mental Health

  • Organizations

CARES Institute

Positively Minnesota – Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

wilder.org – Southeast Asian Services

Treehouse

It’s My Life

Hazelden

Minnesota Teen Challenge

Fraser

CALM

  • Screening Tools

CAGE Questionnaire, A Screening Test for Alcohol Dependence

Pediatric Symptom Checklist

SDQ – Online Scoring

SDQ: What is the SDQ?

 

Glossary

  • BA – Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • BS – Bachelor of Science Degree
  • CPRP – Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner
  • D.Min – Doctor of Ministry
  • LAMFT – Licensed Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
  • LICSW – Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
  • LMFT – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • LP – Licensed Psychologist
  • LPC – Licensed Professional Counselor
  • MA – Master of Arts Degree
  • M.Div – Master of Divinity
  • MS – Master of Science Degree
  • MSW – Master of Social Work
  • NCC – National Certified Counselor
  • RPT-S – Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor

Books

ADD / ADHD

The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD
Packed with good advice…A useful tool for families who are dealing with the myriad issues associated with ADD/ADHD.

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ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life
This is a book that has ADD-Friendly advice with the ADDer in mind.

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Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?
Meticulously researched by award-winning journalist Gina Pera, Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? is a comprehensive guide to recognizing the behaviors where you least expect them…

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Adolescence

WHY Do They Act That Way?: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen
This is the first book to explain the changes in teens’ brains and show parents how to use this information to understand, communicate with, and stay connected to their kids.

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No: Why Kids–of All Ages–Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It
Join the movement to say Yes to No. An unprecedented coalition of parents and educators across Minnesota have adopted No as a statewide read.

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More Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth
The book begins with a variety of engagement and assessment activities providing clinicians with strategies to build therapeutic rapport and diagnostic tools to assist in treatment planning.

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Anger

Angry Monster Workbook
This workbook contains fifty fun puzzles, word searches and games to help kids understand and express their anger appropriately.

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A Volcano in My Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger
This book presents a clear and effective approach to helping children and adults alike understand and deal constructively with children’s anger.

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How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger (Laugh And Learn)
Kids need help learning how to manage their anger. This book speaks directly to them and offers strategies they can start using immediately.

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Assessment / Intervention

Creative Interventions for Troubled Children & Youth
This best-selling collection is filled with creative assessment and treatment techniques for use in individual, group, and family settings.

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Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques
In this comprehensive resource, highly acclaimed author Liana Lowenstein has compiled an impressive collection of techniques from experienced practitioners.

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Playful Approaches to Serious Problems: Narrative Therapy with Children and their Families
This book describes a basic theory of collaborative narrative play, as well as verbal and nonverbal techniques that clear the way for stories of hope, possibility, and change.

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Boundaries

Boundaries with Kids: When to Say YES, When to Say NO, to Help Your Children Gain Control of Their Lives
Helps parents set boundaries with their children and teach the concept of boundaries to their children.

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Stand Up for Yourself and Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies and Bossiness and Finding a Better Way
Dealing with bullies and bossiness, and finding a better way.

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DBT

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook
A Clear and Effective Approach to Learning DBT Skills.

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Difficult Kids

Living with the Active Alert Child: Groundbreaking Strategies for Parents
Bright, controlling, fearful, and highly energetic, active alert children are frequently misdiagnosed as hyperactive or learning disabled.

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The Difficult Child
How to help–and cope with–the difficult child.

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The Explosive Child
What′s an explosive child? A child who responds to routine problems with extreme frustration-crying, screaming, swearing, kicking, hitting, biting, spitting, destroying property, and worse.

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The New Strong-Willed Child
This book offers practical how-to advice on raising difficult-to-handle children and incorporates the latest research with Dr. Dobson’s legendary wit and wisdom.

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Divorce

When Mom and Dad Separate: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief from Divorce
Discusses basic concepts of marriage and divorce. Offers children a creative way to sort out the stressful feelings of grief caused by change.

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Feelings

The Feelings Book: The Care & Keeping of Your Emotions
This companion to The Care and Keeping of You helps girls understand their emotions and learn to deal with them.

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How Are You Peeling? Foods With Moods
Text and photographs of carvings, made from vegetables, introduce the world of emotions by presenting leading questions such as “Are you feeling angry?”

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My Many Colored Days
Using a spectrum of vibrant colors and a menagerie of animals, this unique book does for the range of human moods and emotions what Oh, the Places You’ll Go! does for the human life cycle.

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Telling Yourself the Truth
Find your way out of depression, anxiety, fear, anger, and more by applying the principles of Misbelief Therapy. Learn how to handle emotions properly.

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Grief

Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children
This book provides grief counselors with creative interventions to engage, assess, and treat bereaved children and families.

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Marriage / Relationships

ACT with Love: Stop Struggling, Reconcile Differences, and Strengthen Your Relationship with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Russ Harris shows couples how developing psychological flexibility–the ability to be in the present moment with openness, awareness, and focus, and to take effective action…

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Boundaries: When to Say YES, When to Say NO, To Take Control of Your Life
Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend offer biblically-based answers to these and other tough questions, showing us how to set healthy boundaries with our parents, spouses, children, friends, co-workers, and even ourselves.

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The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts
Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse’s primary love language—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch.

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His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage
Willard F. Harley, Jr., identifies the ten most vital needs of men and women and shows husbands and wives how to satisfy those needs in their spouses.

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Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs
Dr. Emerson Eggerichs reveals the power of unconditional love and unconditional respect and how husbands and wives can reap the benefits of marriage that God intended.

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Miscellaneous

A Smart Girl’s Guide to Understanding Her Family
The advice in this book can help girls understand and get along with parents, stop fights with siblings before they start, and negotiate solutions to any problem.

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My Body Belongs to Me
Speaking to children on their own terms, this critically acclaimed book sensitively establishes boundaries for youngsters.

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go
Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is a wonderfully wise and joyous ode to finding one’s path through the maze of life.

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See You Later, Procrastinator! (Get It Done)
Full-color cartoons and kid-friendly text teach kids how to get motivated, stay motivated, and get things done.

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Stress Can Really Get on Your Nerves!
Upbeat, positive, fact-filled, and friendly, this is the book on stress for kids and young adolescents.
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You Are Special
In this heartwarming children’s tale from the best-selling pen of author Max Lucado, Eli the woodcarver helps Punchinello understand how special he is-no matter what other Wemmicks may think.

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Parenting

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
Here is the bestselling book that will give you the know–how you need to be more effective with your children and more supportive of yourself.

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Normal Children Have Problems, Too: How Parents Can Understand and Help
Lack of friends * poor self-image * sibling rivalry * hyperactivity * sadness and fearfulness * eating problems * nervous habits * aggressive behavior * defiance * sleep problems * lying * learning disabilities…

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Your Child’s Unique Temperament: Insights and Strategies for Responsive Parenting
Delivers an actual strategy for determining some of the reasons why children are so unique and how to best parent them.

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Raising Your Spirited Child Rev Ed: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic
Voted one of the top twenty books for parents, Kurcinka provides vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint.

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Quirky Kids: Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesn’t Fit In
Seasoned pediatricians Perri Klass and Eileen Costello provide the expert guidance that families with quirky children so desperately need.

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Shyness

The Shy Child: Helping Children Triumph over Shyness
This authoritative, interactive guide is the first book to focus on the problems of shyness and provide parents and children with pragmatic, step-by-step solutions.

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Nurturing the Shy Child: Practical Help for Raising Confident and Socially Skilled Kids and Teens
This book provides parents, teachers, guidance counselors and other concerned adults with the latest information and practical tools that they need to help shy and socially anxious kids.

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Skills

Teaching Social Skills to Youth
New information on how to help youth generalize the use of individual skills to varied social situations.

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The Big Book of Search & Find
A classic edutainment resource, the Big Book of Search & Find sharpens observation and concentration skills.

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