Helpful Resources

Recommended Readings

"Parenting From the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive" by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed. Find out more...

"Facilitating Developmental Attachment: The Road to Emotional and Behavioral Change in Foster and Adopted Children" by Daniel Hughes, PhD. Find out more...

"Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children" by Daniel Hughes, PhD. Find out more...

"Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma" by Peter A. Levine, PhD. Find out more...

"In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness", by Peter A. Levine, PhD. Find out more...

"The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family" by Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross, and Wendy Lyons. Find out more...

"The Anatomy of Peace, Resolving the Heart of Conflict" by The Arbinger Institute. Find out more...

"Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love-Based Approach to Helping Attachment-Challenged Children With Severe Behaviors" By Heather T. Forbes, LCSW. Find out more...

"Beyond Consequences, Logic, & Control, Volume 2" By Heather T. Forbes, LCSW. Find out more...

Online Forms And Articles

Teaching Children with Early Developmental Trauma - this article is provided with the permission of the author, Lawrence Smith.

Community-Based Support Groups

COAC (Austin Counsel on Adoptable Children): Open to those who have adopted and those considering adoption. There is free childcare provided. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm on the third Monday of the month.
Adoption Knowledge Affiliates:  Whether you're seeking to form a family through adoption, seeking information about family members you have been disconnected from or just seeking knowledge about the lifelong issues in adoption, AKA provides helpful information through educational resources, on-going programs, and emotional support. They have monthly support groups.

Parenting Across Color, a transracial adoption support group.

Equine Therapy:

Professional Organizations And Training

Professional Organizations and Training:

The Adoption Coalition of Texas (ACT): ACT works to find permanent homes -- Forever Families -- for "waiting children" in the Central Texas foster care system.

Residential Treatment Centers (with a focus on Attachment)

Change Academy of the Lake of the Ozarks: 1-877-879-CALO

The High Frontier: 432.364.2241

Chaddock: 217.222.0034

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