The following are some links compiled by the editors at EMK Press. Click on the area of interest to find more information. Please let us know if you have a recommended link. Email us
Attachment Parenting International...nurturing children for a compassionate world
website (started by Adoptive Moms Heidi Louella and Cynthia Hockman-Chupp)
has a wealth of parent friendly resources in understanding attachment
and how it impacts our children. It's worth a look.
and Adoption Issues
Attach-China is a website devoted to educating adoptive parents
about the attachment needs of their children, and the issues faced
by post-institutional adoptees. It includes current information
on adoption parenting, bonding techniques, PTSD and Reactive Attachment
Disorder. There is also an e-list for attachment issues.
Center 4 Family Development
Western New York's only attachment center specializing in the treatment of adopted and foster families with trauma and attachment disorder. The Center for Family Development was founded by Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman to provide answers to questions, solutions to problems, and the expert support necessary for families to thrive in these turbulent times. Lots of articles and resources.
Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children is an international coalition of professionals and families dedicated to helping those with attachment difficulties by sharing our knowledge, talents and resources.
This site sponsored by therapist Doris Landry for use by parents interested in attachment parenting. Great articles, links and resources.
Suggestions for Parenting the Older Adopted Child with Attachment Issues
This article by Brenda McCreight has some good suggestions.
Specific Techniques to Increase Family Attachment
Seven easy to use techniques for attachment by Deborah Silverstein
Attachment Disorder Network
This site offers support for families of children with Reactive Attachment Disorder. There are resources, links and personal stories. Has a newsletter (Hoofbeats) The site is run by Nancy Spoolstra.
A wide variety of links and resources and suggested books
Child Trauma Academy
The Child Trauma Academy is a unique collaborative of individuals and organizations working to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research and education. Articles, links and resources.
You will find a wealth of information – on clinical services, on training, consultation and education programs, and on Dr. van der Kolk and others' research and theories. Whether you are in therapy or a therapist, a student or a scholar, a lawyer or a judge, a representative of the media, you can learn a great deal here.
The Child Anxiety Network
is designed to provide thorough, user-friendly information about child anxiety. It is also designed to provide direction for those who are not sure where to turn when they think their child or a child they know may need professional help to cope with anxiety.
Mind Works for Children
A program helping children help themselves with stress-related disorders, such as, anxiety, fear, depression, pain, sleep disturbances and behavior disorders. A pioneer in her field of Behavioral Medicine, Dr. Roxanne advocates non-drug alternative treatments, which include stress management, biofeedback training and cognitive/behavioral therapy. As a solution to childhood stress disorders, Dr. Roxanne has created the MindWorks for Children series of audio relaxation programs.
The Alert Program
This program is for teaching self-regulation awareness. (How Does Your Engine Run®)
Adoption Breastfeeding Resources:
Nursing the Adopted Baby
International Breastfeeding Journal
Mental health, attachment and breastfeeding: implications for adopted children and their mothers
Karleen D Gribble
Adoptive Breast Feeding Resources
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