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Hope for Underachieving Kids: Opening the Door to Success (Media Type: Videos)
By Jim Fay, Charles Fay
Golden CO: Love and Logic Institute, 2001.
Category: Parenting/Child and Adolescent Development  

Strategies for reaching apathetic kids. Why the usual approaches do not always work well, how to make a child care about learning. Includes specific words to use with kids.

"O, MY" in Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy, The (Media Type: Books)
By Laurie Zelinger
Ann Arbor, MI: Loving Healing press, 2009.
Library of Congress Number: RF484.5.Z45 2009
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

This book will help a parent to discuss the upcoming surgery in a way that is realistic, yet kid-friendly. The book anticipates and addressed the feelings a child may have and the questions that may be asked.

1,000 Signs of Life (Media Type: Books)
Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2004.
Library of Congress Number: HV2474.A12 2004
Category: Educational and Community Issues  

A handbook that will allow everyone to enjoy the beauty and functionality of American Sign Language(ASL), this book illustrates a potpourri of intriguing and entertaining signs that can be grasped quickly and used to communicate with anyone familiar with ASL, deaf or hearing. Interspersed throughout the text are tips for signing, rules of signing etiquette, and engaging anecdotes about deaf culture.

1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys (Media Type: Books)
By Ken Siri
New York, Newy York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2010.
Pages: 455
Library of Congress Number: RJ506.A9S568 2010; C:2
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

Book with tips for people who have or are helping boys with Autism. These are concise explanations and helpful practices to deal with everyday situations.

1-2-3 Magia (Media Type: Books)
By Thomas Phelan
Glen Ellyn, Illinois: Child Management, Inc, 1996.
Pages: 104
Library of Congress Number: HQ770.4.P4418 1996
Category: Parenting/Child and Adolescent Development  

Spanish version of the popular English book "1-2-3 Magic Effective Discipline for kids 2 to 12"

1-2-3 Magic (Media Type: Videos)
By Thomas W. Phelen
Glen Ellyn, IL: ParentMagic inc., 2004.
Library of Congress Number: HQ770.4.A15 2004; C:3
Category: Parenting/Child and Adolescent Development  

This lively and family-friendly DVD program offers a humorous look at parenting-and a serious look at discipline. 1-2-3 Magic has one goal: to help parents and teachers enjoy their kids!
The library also has 1-2-3 Magic books, and a book in Spanish.

1-2-3 Magic-Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 (Media Type: Books)
By Thomas W. Phelan
Glen Ellyn, Illinois: ParentMagic, Inc., 2016.
Library of Congress Number: HQ770.4P44 2016
Category: Parenting/Child and Adolescent Development  

The 5th edition of 1-2-3 program addresses the difficult task of child discipline with humor, keen insight and proven experience. The job of parenting is simplified in three easy straight-forward steps.

1-2-3 Magic: Training Your Child to do What You Want! (Media Type: Books)
By Thomas W. Phelan
Glen Ellyn, IL: Child management, 1995.
Pages: 180
Library of Congress Number: HQ770.4.P48 1995
Category: Parenting/Child and Adolescent Development  

This book addresses the difficult task of child discipline and behavior management for children ages 2-12, providing the reader with tips, instructional examples, and suggestions to deal with children when they are acting like "little monsters" and also how to encourage and reinforce good behaviors. Through time-tested strategies and a bit of good humor, this guidebook offers parents and teachers effective methods of how to deal with all types of child behaviors at home and in the classroom.

10 Days to a Less Defiant Child (Media Type: Books)
By Jeffrey Bernstein
Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2006.
Library of Congress Number: HQ773.B45 2006; C:2
Category: Parenting/Child and Adolescent Development  

A work that offers a 10-day program to help parents help their child overcome problems associated with defiant behavior.

100 Questions & Answers About Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation (Media Type: Books)
By Ewa Carrier, Gracy Ledingham
Sudbiru, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2004.
Library of Congress Number: RD123.5.C37 2004
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

This is the only book that offers the first-hand experiences of a patient and the perspective of a transplant doctor to provide you with authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources f support, and much more.

100 Questions & Answers About Cancer Symptoms and Cancer Treatment Side Effects (Media Type: Books)
By Joanne Frankel Kelvin, Leslie B. Tyson
Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005.
Library of Congress Number: RC263.K44 2005
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

Written by experienced oncology nurses with commentary from cancer patients, this publication gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about what to expect from cancer and its treatment. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of the effects of cancer.

100 Questions & Answers About Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis (Media Type: Books)
By Andrew S. Warner, Amy E. Barto
Sudberry, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2010.
Pages: 222
Library of Congress Number: RC862.E52W37 2010
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

This second edition book offers practical responses to 'frequently asked questions' regarding inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis). It offers an easy-to-read, family-friendly approach.

100 Questions & Answers About Leukemia (Media Type: Books)
By Edward D. Ball, Gregory A. Lelek
Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc., 2003.
Pages: 133
Library of Congress Number: RC643.B355 2002
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

The book is divided into seven parts, with the questions and answers falling into categories such as basic information about leukemia, treatment, blood and marrow stem cell transplantation, side effects and complications of treatment, treatment facilities and health care providers and a section on living with leukemia. The book is informative and laid-out in a user-friendly manner to allow quick referencing.

100 Questions & Answers About Liver Transplantation (Media Type: Books)
By Fredric Gordon
Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2007.
Library of Congress Number: RD546.G67 2007
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

This book is helpful for patients with liver disease who are undergoing liver transplantation evaluation. It is comprehensive and the style is straightforward and written in lay language that is easy to understand.

1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Media Type: Books)
By Ellen Notbohm, Veronica Zysk
Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, 2010.
Pages: 364
Library of Congress Number: RJ506.A9N67 2010; C:4
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

1001 Great Ideas is full of wonderful ideas and activities in a parent-friendly format. This hope-filled book not only connects the reader to the world of Autism Spectrum Disorders but also provides a multitude of practical solutions to the broad range of challenges that parents and professional face each and every day.

101 Basic Signs for Schools (Media Type: CDs)
By Institute for Disabilities Research and Training
Washington, DC: Multimedia 2000, Inc., 2001.
Category: Educational and Community Issues  

This interactive CD-rom engages students to learn basic vocabulary words in American Sign Language. Several methods of learning are available where the word can appear first and then the demonstrator shows the word, or both at once or vice versa as well as short drill sessions. Students can learn sign language at their own pace.

101 Comforting Things to Do (Media Type: Books)
By Erica Levy Klein
Minneapolis, MN: Chronimed Publishing, 1998.
Library of Congress Number: RA785.K589 1998
Category: Coping  

The author describes many proven techniques for lessening pain, eliminating boredom, and dealing with the sadness that inevitably affects anyone who has ever suffered from a serious medical problem. It is believed that if a patient tries some of the activities and coping methods mentioned in this book he or she will avoid many common pitfalls of the medical world and return to complete health far more quickly.

101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques (Media Type: Books)
By Heidi Kaduson, Charles Schaefer
Northvale, New Jersey: Jason Aronson Inc, 1997.
Library of Congress Number: RJ505.P6A14 1997
Category: Professional resources  

"101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques" covers a wealth of ideas to use with children and families. This wonderfully practical book presents play therapy techniques that are quickly read, easily understood, and readily implemented in a variety of settings. This book will appeal to clinicians, educators, and child caregivers from all orientations.

101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's and Sensory Processing Disorders (Media Type: Books)
By Tara Delaney
United States: McGraw-Hill, 2009.
Pages: 227
Library of Congress Number: RJ506.A9D442 2010
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

This book focuses on Sensory Disorders such as Autism and Asperger's and how to learn through play. This resource provides ways to teach your children how to develop through day-to-day playtime activities.

101 Relaxation Games for Children (Media Type: Books)
By Allison Bartl
Alameda, CA: Hunter House Inc., , 2008.
Pages: 112
Library of Congress Number: GV1203.B35313 2008
Category: Coping  

The games in this easy-to-read book help kids relax, refocus and recharge. Written by a teacher, these games allow children to forget about the stresses of their daily routine so they can move on to a new activity with a fresh mind and with renewed energy.

101 Ways to Help Your Daughter Love Her Body (Media Type: Books)
By Brenda Lane Richardson, Elane Rehr
New York, NY: Quill (Harper Collins), 2001.
Library of Congress Number: HQ777.R53 2001
Category: Parenting/Child and Adolescent Development  

Guidance for parents who want their daughter to grow up strong and confident. The suggestions in this book will help her with her body image and help instill a positive outlook on life.

104 Activities That Build (Media Type: Books)
By Alanna Jones
Richland, WA: Rec Room Publishing, Inc, 1998.
Library of Congress Number: GV1203.J6 1998b
Category: Parenting/Child and Adolescent Development  

This book makes teaching and learning by playing games a simple and fun experience for everyone. It contains 104 games that give people skills in coping, teamwork, self-esteem, communication, anger management and self-discovery.

12 Effective Ways to Help Your ADD/ADHD Child: Drug-Free Alternatives for Attention-Deficit Disorders (Media Type: Books)
By Laura J. Stevens
New York, NY: Avery, 2000.
Pages: 264
Library of Congress Number: RJ506.H9 S718 2000
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

Backed by numerous studies, author Stevens argues that controlling ADHD in children does not have to be through prescription drugs. By improving diet, adding supplements, removing triggers, and incorporating various training exercises, parents can help their children manage their disorder without drug stimulants and other medications. The book also includes more than 40 recipes that children will enjoy and that can be easily incorporated into any family's diet. Appendices include a food diary and suggestions for further reading.

20-Minute Retreats (Media Type: Books)
By Rachel Harris
New York, NY: Henry Holt & Co., 2000.
Library of Congress Number: BL628.H37 2000
Category: Coping  

In this simple and inspirational book you'll discover how twenty minutes of daily guided solitude will enable you to integrate the spiritual benefits of retreat into the overly consuming demands of everyday life.

200 Ways to Raise a Boy's Emotional Intelligence (Media Type: Books)
By Will Glennon
Boston, MA: Conari Press, 1999.
Library of Congress Number: BF723.E6G54 2000
Category: Coping  

This publication provides practical and effective tools for raising emotionally aware and healthy boys. The author offers support and heartfelt advice to everyone in a young man's life-from parents and teachers to friends and classmates.

47 Strings (Media Type: Books)
By Becky Carey
Mineral Point, WI: Little Creek Press, 2012.
Library of Congress Number: RC571.C37 2012
Category: Coping  

47 Strings tells the story of a little boy learning about his baby sister's down syndrome diagnosis. It educates readers about down syndrome, but also highlights how we are all alike rather than different.

487 Really Cool Tips for Kids with Diabetes (Media Type: Books)
By Spike Nasmyth Loy, Bo Nasmyth Loy
Alexandria, VA: American Diabetes Assoc, 2004.
Library of Congress Number: RJ420.D5L693 2004
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

This book has tips on everything from playing sports and music to counting carbs, dealing with hormones, using the latest glucose monitoring gadgets, and so much more.

5 Reasons Why High-Need Infants Sleep Differently (Media Type: Websites)

A physician addresses the issue of why high-need children need more of everything except sleep. He explains five differences in these children: temperament, stimulus barrier, transitions, sleep maturity and nighttime needs.

50 Activities and Games for Kids with ADHD (Media Type: Books)
By Patricia O. Quinn, Judith M. Stern
Washington, DC: Magination Press, 2000.
Library of Congress Number: RJ496.A46Q56 2000
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

This is a wonderful resource for children with ADHD. It is full of useful information and practical exercises that will help children understand ADHD better and teach them ways to cope successfully with attentional problems.

6 Fit Kids' Workouts (Media Type: Videos)
By Juddy Notte Howard
Engage Communications Inc, 2007.
Library of Congress Number: RJ133.S59 2007
Category: Nutrition/Weight Management  
Sub-Category: Coping  

This DVD helps children and teens with workout routines. It is fun for kids all ages. This workout DVD helps children stay fit and motivated.

60 Minutes- Medical Miracle (Media Type: Videos)
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

8 Keys to Raising the Quirky Child (Media Type: Books)

A true story Ballerina Dreams (Media Type: Books)
By Lauren Thompson
New York: Feiwel and Friends, 2007.
Library of Congress Number: RJ496.C4T46 2007
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

This is a true story. Once, there were five little girls who dreamed of being ballerinas. And they made their dream come true. Because of cerebral palsy or other muscle disorders they knew that fulfilling their dream would take a lot of hard work, but they were ready to work hard.

ABA Program Companion, The (Media Type: Books)
By J. Tyler Fovel
New York, NY: DRL Books, Inc., 2002.
Library of Congress Number: LC4717.F68 2002
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

The ABA Program Companion is written to help the reader integrate important theory and concepts from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) into powerful, practical, and comprehensive educational programming, from assessment through program methodology and evaluation.

ABC's of Anger, The (Media Type: Books)
By Ray Ali
Duluth, MN: Whole Persons Associates, 2006.
Library of Congress Number: BF723.A4A22 2006
Category: Coping  

This book leads children to discovery. Stories and charming drawings help children identify the underlying reasons for feelings of anger and frustration and find effective ways of dealing with those feelings.

ABC's of Asthma, The (Media Type: Books)
By Kim Gosselin
USA: JayJo Books, 1998.
Library of Congress Number: RJ436.A8G67 1998; C.2
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

A kid-friendly book using the alphabet to learn of the expectations in the daily routine in the life of a child with asthma. It also covers explanation of the disease and the the dangers to avoid.

Soap and Detergent Assoc
Library of Congress Number: HQ778.5 .A33 1990
Category: Appearance and Personal Grooming  

ABC's of Safety Part I, The (Media Type: Videos)
Safety 4 Kids Studios, 2003.
Length: 40 min.
Library of Congress Number: HV675.72.A1345 PT.1 2003
Category: Parenting/Child and Adolescent Development  

This is a video that helps children learn basic safety rules. It includes a story about being safe near the water. It also has songs that deal with the topics of crossing the street, riding the bus, buckling up, and talking to strangers. There is also an interview with a baseball player, Mike Piazza, about wearing sports safety gear.

ABC's of Safety Part II, The (Media Type: Videos)
Safety 4 Kids Studios, 2003.
Length: 39 min.
Library of Congress Number: HV675.72.A1345 2003

This is a great video for kids who need to learn about everyday safety. It has songs about stop, drop, and roll, electricity and water, dialing 911 in an emergency situation, and a songs about being safe and having fun. This video is easy to understand, and it teaches kids wonderful lessons about safety.

ABCs of Clean, The (Media Type: Videos)
The Soap and Detergent Association, 1990.
Length: 14 minutes
Library of Congress Number: HQ778.5.A33 1990
Category: Educational and Community Issues  

This video is ideal for child care centers and workers. It outlines common contagious infections and how to stop their spread through hand washing and regular cleansing of facilities. A children's poem and song are given and may be used to teach children how to wash their hands and avoid spreading germs. Instruction on proper handwashing and cleansing are given. Easy to follow and understand.

About Our Kids (Media Type: Websites)
Author: New York University, Child Study Center

This website is from the New York University Child Study Center, which works to understand childhood mental health issues through research and treatment. The website has articles about parenting, mental health, the CSC's programs, and books to read. The articles contain information divided by age, theme, and disorder or issue.

About Stress (Media Type: Videos)
Category: Coping  

About Stress Management (Media Type: Videos)
Category: Coping  

Accessible Gardening for People with Physical Disabilities: A Guide to Methods, Tools, and Plants (Media Type: Books)
By Janeen R. Adil
Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 1994.
Category: Recreation, Travel, Play  

Accident, The (Media Type: Books)
By Carol Carrick
New York, NY: Seabury Press, 1976.
Library of Congress Number: BF724.3.G73C37 1976
Category: Bereavement/Grieving and Loss  

A young boy, Christopher, deals with his feelings of anger, guilt, and depression after seeing his dog, Badger, killed by a truck. With the help of his father, Christopher searches for a special rock for Badger's grave as a means to honor the dog.

Achieving Learning Goals Through Play (Media Type: Videos)
By Anne H. Widerstrom
Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes, 2005.
Category: Educational and Community Issues  

This book is intended for professionals who work in various settings with yung children. It is written especially for those who work with children with developmental delays and disabilities of varying types or with children who re at risk for delay.

Achieving Learning Goals Through Play (Media Type: Books)
By Anne Widerstrom
Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes, 2005.
Pages: 239
Library of Congress Number: LC4019.3.W54 2005; C:2
Category: Educational and Community Issues  

Using play as a learning tool, the author, a distinguished expert in the field of special education, has included topics such as: Emergent literacy and literacy-building activities, inclusive environments and group settings, adaptations for children with severe and/or multiple disabilities.

ACLU Lesbian and Gay Rights Project (Media Type: Websites)
Author: The American Civil Liberties Union

This site tries to help schools address homophobia by providing students with data and information on legal issues and personal rights.

Acquired Brain Injury: Teens Talking to Teens (Media Type: Videos)
Wake Forest, NC: Lash & Associates Publishing, 2000.
Length: 25 minutes
Library of Congress Number: RC387.5.A3 2000
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

In this video teens will talk about their brain injury to another teen and how they cope with it.

Action Words! (Media Type: Videos)
Baby BumbleBee, 2003.
Length: 35 minutes
Library of Congress Number: PE1449.A38 2003 c:3
Category: Educational and Community Issues  

For ages 9 months & up. Action Words! Vol. 1: A vocabulary building video that will enhance early language development in infants and toddlers. Introduces over 20 new action words. Set to the music of Beethoven. A great resource for visual learners.

Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior (Media Type: Books)
By Lynn E. McClanahan, Patricia J. Krantz
Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 1999.
Library of Congress Number: RJ506.A9M426 1999
Category: Educational and Community Issues  

This book is for both parents and teachers of a child with autism; allowing them to help a child keep focused on what he or she is doing. The first chapter takes a person through the thoughts behind the use of an activity schedule, leading to the second chapter, which helps the reader decided if their child is ready to use one. This book has many pictures, examples and personal stories.

Adam and the Magic Marble (Media Type: Books)
By Adam Buehrens
Duarte, CA: Hope Press, 1980.
Library of Congress Number: PZ7.B885 Ad 2991
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

Humorous and delightful, this fantasy about Tourettes will take you from laughter to tears and happily back to laughter again, a good story for all ages.

ADD and ADHD Answer Book (Media Type: Books)
By Susan Ashley
Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, Inc, 2005.
Pages: 272
Library of Congress Number: RJ506.H9A327 2005
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

Reference book for families with focused questions and helpful answers.

ADD Resource (Media Type: Websites)
Author: ADD Resource

This website is a clearinghouse for other web resources for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. The links include information on camps, schools, news and updates, general information, studies and research, professional help, and a "Just for Fun" section.

ADD/ADHD Behavior-Change Resource Kit: Ready-to-Use Strategies and Activities for Helping Children with Attention Deficit Disorder (Media Type: Books)
By Grad L. Flick
West Nyack, NY: The Center for Applied Research in Education, 1998.
Pages: 391
Library of Congress Number: RJ506.H9 F62 1998
Category: Educational and Community Issues  

For parents, teachers, and counselors, this resource guide is packed with practical strategies to help kids with ADD/ADHD learn to control and change their own behaviors in order to succeed in school and in life. The book begins with basic facts on ADHD and explains the biological basis, diagnosis, and treatment options for the condition. The rest of the book is dedicated to ready-to-use training exercises and suggestions for managing and changing behaviors, building social skills, solving homework issues, improving classroom behavior, and coping strategies. Detailed explanations accompany all exercises.

ADD/ADHD Smart Solutions Ways to Improve Your Child's Behavior (Media Type: Videos)
Associated Producers, 2004.
Length: 45 minutes
Library of Congress Number: RJ506.H9A333 2003
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

Provides key nutritional solutions for ADD/ADHD to improve your child's behavior without the use of prescription medication. Informative studies and recommendations for parents of ADD/ADHD children.

Addressing the Challenging Behavior of Children with High- Functioning Autism/ Asperger syndrome in the Classroom : A guide for teachers and parents (Media Type: Books)
By Rebecca A. Moyes
London, Uk: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.
Library of Congress Number: LC4717.5.M68 2002
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  
Sub-Category: Educational and Community Issues  

This book provides explanations for the behaviors that children with autism display so that teachers and parents can come up with support plans for the children. This book also provides ways can incorporate teaching strategies for target areas of development.

Addressing the Challenging Behavior of Children with High-Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome (Media Type: Books)
By Rebecca Moyes
Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley, 2002.
Library of Congress Number: LC4717.5.M68 2002
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  
Sub-Category: Educational and Community Issues  

This book provides possible reasons for an autistic child's problem behaviors and gives teachers and parents strategies to design positive behavior support plans that are individualized and effective. Students with autism can learn new skills they may be lacking so they no longer need to use challenging behaviors to make up for the lack of skills.

and the student with autism

ADHD & ADD Parenting Strategies (Media Type: Books)
By Blythe Grossberg
Berkeley, CA: Althea Press, 2015.
Library of Congress Number: RJ506.H9G763 2015
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

This is a practical, strategy-driven text for parents with children who have ADHD. The author has over 15 years experience as a learning specialist, working with children and families with ADHD, ASD, and learning disabilities. The book provides information on treatment options, parenting strategies, quizzes, and worksheets to support parents and families who are doing their best to support their children with ADHD.

ADHD - A Teenager's Guide (Media Type: Books)
By James J. Crist
King of Prussia, PA: The Center for Applied Psychology, 1996.
Pages: 173
Library of Congress Number: RJ506.H9 C74 1996
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

This book, written especially for teenagers with ADHD, talks about competing pressures and the challenges that teens with ADHD face. Organized in a question-answer format, teens can skip around and read the sections in which they are interested and not read the book from beginning to end. Chapters explain what ADHD is, treatment of ADHD, getting through high school and college, learning disabilities and ADHD, and coping with depression. A glossary of terms and suggested resources are listed in the back. There is also a chapter for parents.

ADHD Book of Lists, The (Media Type: Books)
By Sandra F. Rief
San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2003.
Library of Congress Number: LC4713.4R57 2003
Sub-Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

This book is a comprehensive resource for finding everything you want to know about ADHD--from diagnosis to intervention. Information for helping children and teens and also helpful for both parents and professionals.

ADHD Workbook for Kids, The (Media Type: Books)
By Lawrence E. Shapiro
Oakland, CA: Lawrence E. Shapiro, Instant Help Books, 2010.
Pages: 173
Library of Congress Number: RJ506.H9S527 2010; C:2
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

This workbook designed specifically for kids provides over 40 activities that can help your child with ADHD make friends, boost self-esteem and overcome challenges faced during everyday tasks.

ADHD Workbook for Teens, The (Media Type: Books)
By Lara Honos-Webb, PH.D.
Oakland, CA: Instant Help Books, A Division of New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2010.
Pages: 130
Library of Congress Number: RJ506.H9H656 2010
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

This book is geared towards teens to help them understand ADHD. It has simple skills teens can use to focus on strengths and overcome ADHD. There is a list of exercises and worksheets teens can use to find out who they really are.

ADOL: Adolescent Directory On-Line (Media Type: Websites)
Author: The Center for Adolescent and Family Studies, Indiana University Bloomington

The ADOL is an online resource for teens (and their parents and caretakers) about issues and concerns that teens face. The site provides information, links, articles, and other resources, and contains a “Teens Only” section with games, online ‘zines and articles just for teens.

Adolescent Depression: A Guide for Parents (Media Type: Books)
By Francis Mark Mondimore, M.D.
Baltimore, MD: The John Hopkins University Press, 2002.
Pages: 260
Library of Congress Number: RJ506.D4M66 2002
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

A book for parents to help understand that Depression is an illness and it can be effectively treated. There are details on the many forms and signs young people exhibit. It is a guide detailing the causes, symptoms, treatments, and complications so parents can ensure their child receives the best possible treatment.

Adolescents and Inclusion: Transforming Secondary Schools (Media Type: Books)
By Anne M. Bauer, Glenda M. Brown
Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brooks, 2001.
Pages: 294
Library of Congress Number: LC1201.B37 2001
Category: Educational and Community Issues  

This book recounts the story of how one high school has put leading inclusion practices into action to create an environment where all students, learn, no matter their ability. Purcell Marian High School (PMHS) is an acclaimed inner-city school that acknowledges and celebrates the diversity of all learners, especially students with mild to severe disabilities. Going beyond research-based reasons why inclusion is important, this book provides the strategies and procedures that PMHS employs to make inclusion successful.

Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum (Media Type: Books)
New York, NY: Penguin Group, 2006.
Library of Congress Number: RC553.A88S566 2006
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

This practical guide offers parents strategies for helping their children, whatever their ability level, through the physical and emotional changes of the teenage years and preparing them for adulthood.

Adolescents with Down Syndrome: Toward a More Fulfilling Life (Media Type: Books)
By Siegfried M. Pueschel, Maria Sustrova
Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes, 1997.
Pages: 396
Library of Congress Number: RJ506.D68 A34 1997; C:2
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

Teachers and parents of teenagers with Down syndrome will benefit from this book. The book is divided into five sections which are as follows: "Health and physical development", "behavioral, psychological, and psychiatric issues", "education", "life in the workplace" and "life in the community". Throughout each section the book provides useful examples and tools for educators and parents to use to aid a child with Down syndrome. At the end of the book there is a list of resources relating to Down syndrome.

Adopt International: Everything You Need to Know to Adopt a Child from Abroad (Media Type: Books)
By Robin Sweet, Patty Bryan
New York, NY: Farrar, Straus, and Gilroux, 1996.
Pages: 367
Library of Congress Number: HV875.5.S94 1996
Category: Parenting/Child and Adolescent Development  

A truly comprehensive guide to international adoption, this book covers all aspects of international adoption. From figuring out whether or not international adoption is for you, to obtaining citizenship for your internationally adopted child, this book offers advice on everything in between and leaves few questions unanswered. In addition to providing information and advice on the adoption process itself, the appendices also provide valuable information, including a listing of adoption agencies by country as well as state.

Adoption (Media Type: Websites)
Author: TeensHealth and the Nemours Foundation

This article from TeensHealth addresses concerns, feelings and experiences teens who were adopted sometimes feel. The article explains what it is like to be adopted, different kinds of adoption, dealing with adoption, and how to help a friend who is coping with adoption. The website also contains links to similar articles and other websites.

Adult Children of Divorce Speak Out: About Growing Up With and Moving Beyond Parental Divorce (Media Type: Books)
By Claire Berman
New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1991.
Pages: 285
Library of Congress Number: RC569.5.A3B47 1992
Category: Parenting/Child and Adolescent Development  

This author describes what "divorce and after" looks like in retrospect to children of divorce, interviewing adults ages 20's to 60's. They examine how they might have handled these experiences differently and how they have been able to reconcile themselves to it and to move on. Commonalities and behavior patterns are discussed. This book can be helpful not just to adult children of divorce but also parents going through a divorce.

Adventures in Parenting: How Responding, Preventing, Monitoring, Mentoring, and Modeling Can Help You Be A Successful Parent (Media Type: Books)
By National Institutes of Health
Rockville, MD: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2001.
Pages: 62
Library of Congress Number: HQ755.8.A38 2001
Category: Parenting/Child and Adolescent Development  

This booklet is designed for parents of every background, from first-time parents to grandparents, so that everyone who interacts with children can benefit from this information. It highlights responding to children in an appropriate manner, preventing risky behavior, monitoring with surroundings, mentoring to encourage desired behaviors, and modeling to provide a consistent and positive example. Specifics sections are dedicated for parents who have children under age 3, between ages 4 and 10, and between ages 11 and 14.

Adventures of Mr. Enzyme, The (Media Type: Videos)
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

Advice to Doctors and Other Big People From Kids (Media Type: Books)
Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts Publishing, 1991.
Pages: 100
Library of Congress Number: RJ249.A38 1990
Category: Coping  

This book contains quotations from children in on various subjects such as being in the hospital and going through treatment.

Advocates for Youth (Media Type: Websites)
Author: Advocates for Youth, an education and activist group for teens and issues that teens encounter.

This website offers information for parents, teens, teachers and other activists interested in teen sexuality and education. The site contains articles, fact sheets, quizzes, informational pamphlets and forums. There are links to activism opportunities regarding a variety of issues about teen sexuality, recent publications, and Question and Answer sections, and information about initiatives, job opportunities and other resources. The site is available in Spanish and French.

AEGIS: AIDS Education Global Information Center (Media Type: Websites)
Author: AEGIS, AIDS Education Global Information System

This web-community, started in the mid-1980's, provides accurate and current information about HIV and AIDS. The website lists key topics, provides fact sheets, conference reports, and new briefs, and provides an online library of HIV/AIDS related legal cases. AEGIS also provides links to other resources and publications, and connects people living with HIV/AIDS to one another. AEGIS offers links to other online resources, including resources for pediatric and adolescent AIDS.

Afliccion (Media Type: Books)
By Dr. Marvin Johnson
Omaha, NE: Centering Corp, 2004.
Library of Congress Number: BF575.G7J624 2004
Category: Bereavement/Grieving and Loss  

Spanish. Help for parents who have lost a child.

After a Death (Media Type: Books)
By Amy/B. Lindholm
Portland, OR: The Dougy Center, 2007.
Library of Congress Number: BT902A258 2007
Category: Bereavement/Grieving and Loss  

An activity book that helps children cope with the loss of a relative or friend.

After a Parent's Suicide (Media Type: Books)
By Margo Requarth
Sebastopol, CA: Healing Hearts Press, 2008.
Library of Congress Number: HV6545. R414 2008
Category: Bereavement/Grieving and Loss  

This book is written by an experienced counselor who has personally experienced a parent's suicide. The author implements research and practice together to provide guidance and support for families that are dealing with a parent's suicide.

After a Suicide Death - An Activity Book for Grieving Kids (Media Type: Books)
By Amy Barrett Lindholm
1982: The Dougy Center *, Portland, Oregon.
Library of Congress Number: HV6545.A474 2001; C:2
Category: Bereavement/Grieving and Loss  

This workbook was put together for kids to assist them work through their feelings and emotions after experiencing the suicide death of a friend or family member. This activity book may be especially helpful for children who may not have friends or access to a support group that understand the hard times after a suicide.

After the Darkest Hour, the Sun Will Shine Again: A Parent's Guide to Coping with the Loss of A Child (Media Type: Books)
By Elizabeth Mehren
New York, NY: Fireside, 1997.
Library of Congress Number: BF575.G7 M444
Category: Bereavement/Grieving and Loss  

This book contains many different stories about parents who have had to face the loss of a child. Integrated with these stories, the author offers advice and her own experiences. The author understands the feelings that go along with loss because she has had to deal with the loss of her daughter.

After Your Child's Diagnosis: A Practical Guide for Families Raising Children with Disabilities (Media Type: Books)
By Cathy L. Binstock
Manassas, VA: E.M. Press, 1997.
Pages: 158
Library of Congress Number: GENHV894.B551997
Category: Coping  

Book offers practical assistance in the way of resources, references, available alternatives and options, and provides examples of positive and negative experiences based on the authors personal experience and research.

Against the Grain: The Slightly Eccentric Guide to Living Well Without Gluten or Wheat (Media Type: Books)
By Jay Peters Lowell
New York, NY: Henry Holt & Co., 1995.
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

A comprehensive guide that not only covers coping with celiac disease but also how to live well. Includes strategies and travel tips.

Aging with a Disability (Media Type: Books)
By Roberta B. Trieschmann
New York, NY: Demos Publications, 1987.
Pages: 148
Library of Congress Number: HV3021.A35 T75 1987
Category: Educational and Community Issues  

This book talks about many aspects about aging with a physical disability. The author begins with stories of different people with different disabilities and how they live and cope. She then discusses topics such as health, aging bodies with specific chronic health conditions (multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, congenital diseases, polio, etc.), psychosocial and environmental impacts on aging, and implications for policy and research.

AIDS.ORG (Media Type: Websites)
Author: AIDS.ORG - a project of Community Partners

This website offers information, fact sheets, frequently asked questions, and links to additional resources about HIV/AIDS. The site offers facts about testing, transmission, treatment options, World AIDS Day, and a global directory for HIV/AIDS information and resources.

Air Care Alliance, The (Media Type: Websites)
Author: Air Care Alliance

This website provides contact information for Air Care Alliance. This group of private pilots provides air transportation for needy patients to medical facilities they might not reach otherwise.

Alagille Syndrome: A Symposium by the Staff of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Media Type: Videos)
Philadelphia, PA: Denver Film and Digital
Length: 3 1/2 hours
Library of Congress Number: RJ456.L5A43
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

This 2-disc set provides informational tools for families and physicians who care for persons with Alagille Syndrome. Leading experts on the hospital staff give talks on a specific aspect of Alagille Syndrome. A scholarly compendium or the most up-to-date learning of the topic-its causes, effects and management.

Alcohol (Media Type: Websites)
Author: TeensHealth and the Nemours Foundation

This website addresses teens' concerns and questions about alcohol. The site answers questions about alcohol and its effects, why teens drink and why they shouldn't, how to tell if someone has a drinking problem, and what to do if they are concerned about their drinking or someone else's. The site also contains links to other articles and websites.

Alcoholics Anonymous (Media Type: Websites)
Author: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

This website for Alcoholics Anonymous, provides information on the group's history, mission, and organization. The website has fact sheets, questionnaires, newsletters and overviews for teens, individuals and professionals.

Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand (Media Type: Books)
By Liz Scott, Jay Scott
Wynnewood, PA: Paje Publishing Co., 2004.
Library of Congress Number: RC280.N4S36 2004
Category: Coping  

Using rhymes and bright whimsical pictures this book tells the inspirational true story of a little girl names Alexandra "Alex" Scott. Faced with her own illness and wishing to help find a cure for herself and others, Alex came up with a plan-to sell lemonade from a lemonade stand to raise money. This story shows how the small act of one person can impact many people; an important lesson for children of all ages.

Alex The Life of a Child (Media Type: Books)
Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press, 1983.
Library of Congress Number: RJ456.C9D43 1997
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

A memoir of a child whose brief life passage is full of meaning, faith and beauty. This edition contains previously unpublished photographs and a new postscript revealing how the Deford family came to terms with the loss of a child and sister.

Alex's Journey (Media Type: Videos)
By American Brain Tumor Association
Des Plaines, IL: Ronald McDonald House Charities and Ingram-White Castle Foundation, 2000.
Length: 30 minutes
Library of Congress Number: RC280.B7A44 2000
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

In this movie a boy named Alex goes to the hospital to figure out why he feels sick. Alex does several tests, including a blood test and an MRI. The doctors explain that Alex has a brain tumor, and that he has to have an operation. Alex is scared and confused, but finds comfort and friends in the nurses and doctors, his family, and some of the other kids at the hospital. "Alex's Journey" helps kids understand that they can still be okay, even if they have a brain tumor. Alex, and the children who watch the video, learn that their families, friends and doctors will help them, answer their questions, and support them.

Alex, the Kid with AIDS (Media Type: Books)
By Linda Walcoord
Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman, 1991.
Library of Congress Number: RJ387.A25G439 1991 C:2
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

A delightful story written from the perspective of a fourth grader, Michael tells a story of a kid in his class, Alex, who has AIDS. At the beginning, Alex was treated like an outsider, getting away with playing video games and reading comic books in class. Everyone ignored him. At first, Michael did not talk to him like everyone else but soon he and Alex became friends, and in time, the whole class, including the teacher, began to treat Alex like anyone else in the class without special treatment or isolation.

Alexander And The Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Media Type: Books)
By Judith Viorst
New York, NY: Atheneum, 1972.
Library of Congress Number: PS3572.I6 A4 1972 ; C:2
Category: Coping  

Alexander has a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Alexander is sad and wants to move to Australia, but his mother reminds him that some days are just like that, and it is ok to have very bad days.

Alexis el principe que tenia hemofilia (Media Type: Books)
By Laureen A. Kelley
Centeon Educational Service, 1992.
Pages: 36
Library of Congress Number: RJ416.H45 A44 1992; C:4
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

This book captures the historic tale of the Romanovs of Russia and their downfall before the Communist Revolution. The story focuses on Prince Alexis who had hemophilia and how that condition affected his life, his family, and the Russian people.

Alike and Different: Exploring Our Humanity With Young Children (Media Type: Books)
By Bonnie Neugebauer
Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1992.
Pages: 183
Library of Congress Number: BF723.P75 A45 1992
Category: Educational and Community Issues  

This book is intended for educators and parents to discuss the importance of inclusion in the sense of genders, ethnicities, and disabilities. Numerous authors have contributed to this second edition book, and chapters talk about the following subjects: a case for anti-bias curriculum, meeting the needs of all children (giftedness, disabilities, ESL, diversity), staffing with diversity, learning from parents, and living in a changing world. Several pages are dedicated to suggestions for further reading.

All About IEPs (Media Type: Books)
Hartfield, VA: Harbor House Law Press, 2011; 2014.
Pages: 156
Library of Congress Number: LC4019.W75 2010; C:2
Category: Educational and Community Issues  

This is an easy book to read. It is helpful for parents who have questions about successful IEPs. Some of the topics include planning, advocacy, IEP members, parental consent, making goals, and involving attorneys. It's comprehensive and reader-friendly.

All About Me (and my shunt) (Media Type: Books)
By Terri Rice Bellush
Victoria, B.C. CANADA: Trafford Publishing, 2004.
Library of Congress Number: RC391.B45 2004
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

This book was written by a mother who drew upon her daughter's own experiences living with Hydrocephalus. Her mission is to provide comfort and hope to the children who have or know someone who has hydrocephalus.

All About Me! (Media Type: Books)
By Roberta DePompei, Bob Cluett
Wolfeboro, NH: L & A Publishing/Training, 1998.
Pages: 16
Library of Congress Number: QP376.D47 1998
Category: Coping  

This booklet is in a diary/workbook format where a child who has a brain injury can write down important things about themselves that can also help a friend, family member or teacher understand how to best relate to the child.

With sections such as "This is how I learn best", "This is what I need help with", "Things that scare me" and "This is how I act when I am having a problem," a child can take their time and give answers that will allow others to more fully understand them and how the child learns and interacts.

This book is available in Spanish under the title "Asi soy yo!."

All About My Brother (Media Type: Books)
By Sarah Peralta
Shawnee Mission, KS: APC, 2002.
Library of Congress Number: RJ506.A9P47 2002
Category: Specific Chronic Health Condition  

This book comes from the heart of a little girl who has been involved in helping her younger brother with autism to learn. The book is a testament to the parental support that has fostered a strong positive relationship between Sarah and her brother. Even at a very young age, Sarah has become a strong advocate for her brother and for other children with autism.

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