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Child, Tween, Teen Resources

Books for Children:

Hands Are Not for Hitting: Click Here

When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry: Click Here

How to Be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them: Click Here

The Way I Feel: Click Here

When I Feel Angry: Click Here

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids: Click Here

I Miss You: A First Look at Death: Click Here

Youth Friendly Mental Health Online Resources:

  • How thoughts & emotions fuel anxiety: Click Here

  • Center for Young Women’s Health and Young Men’s Health: These websites provide a series of guides on emotional health, including on test anxiety, depression, bullying, and eating disorders. and

  • Go Ask Alice!: Geared at young adults, this question and answer website contains a large database of questions about a variety of concerns surrounding emotional health.

  • Girls Health.Gov: The "Your Feelings" section of this website offers guidance to teenage girls on recognizing a mental health problem, getting help, and talking to parents.

  • Jed Foundation: Promoting emotional health and prevent suicide among college students, this website provides an online resource center, ULifeline, a public dialogue forum, Half of Us, and Transition Year, resources and tools to help students transition to college.

  • Kelty Mental Health Resource Center: Reference sheets are provided that list top websites, books, videos, toolkits and support for mental health disorders.

  • Reach Out: This website provides information on specific mental health disorders, as well as resources to help teens make safe plans when feeling suicidal, and helpful tips on how to relax.

  • Teens Health: Providing a safe place for teens who need honest and accurate information, this website provides resources on mental health issues.

  • Teen Mental Health: Geared towards teenagers, this website provides learning tools on a variety of mental illnesses, videos, and resources for friends.

  • Health Talk: This website reflects the lived experience of mental health conditions, including research-based modules with hours of recording and analysis.

  • Mindfulness for Teens: This website has resources to help teens use mindfulness to handle stress and includes apps to practice meditation and guided mediation recordings.

  • Strength of Us: An online community designed to inspire young adults impacted by mental health issues to think positive, stay strong and achieve goals through peer support and resource sharing.


  • Active Minds: The leading nonprofit that empowers college students to speak openly about mental health, Active Minds aims to educate others and encourage help-seeking.

  • Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network: GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. This website provides resources on finding GSA Chapters, and tools on how to establish or re-establish a GSA.

  • StopBullying.Gov: This website offers resources specifically for teens to prevent bullying in their schools and communities and provides resources for those being bullied.

  • Teens Against Bullying: Created by and for teens, this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, take action, be heard, and own an important social cause.

  • Time to Change:  As England’s biggest program to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination, this advocacy website provides ways to join the campaign and get others involved.\

Children's Books about Sportsmanship

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Sally Sore Loser

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Austin Plays Fair

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If Winning Isn't Everything...

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Howard Learns About Sportsmanship

Children's Books about Grief and Loss

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Why Do I Feel Sad?

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The Memory Box

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The Invisible String

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Ida, Always

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Someone I Love Died

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Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs

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The Goodbye Book

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Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories

Children's Books about Growth Mindset

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The Most Magnificent Thing

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Jabari Jumps

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The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

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Thanks for the Feedback

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Izzy Gizmo

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Flight School

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Not Yet

After the Fall.jpg

After the Fall

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How to Catch a Star

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The Carrot Seed

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Your Fantastic Elastic Brain

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The Thing Lou Couldn't Do

Children's Books about Anger

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Grumpy Bird

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Mouse Was Mad

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When Sophie Gets Angry

Llama Llama Mad at Mama.jpg

Llama Llama Mad at Mama

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Anh's Anger

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I Was So Mad

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Hands Are Not For Hitting

When I Feel Angry.jpg

When I Feel Angry

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Cool Down & Work Through Anger

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When I'm Feeling Angry

Maya Was Grumpy.jpg

Maya Was Grumpy

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When Miles Got Mad

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I Hate Everything!

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How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger

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You Get What You Get

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Grumpy Monkey

Wet Feet



What is Adoption?: Just For Kids Book Click Here

10 Parenting Skills An Adoptee Wants Parents to Know: Click Here

How to Build Trust with Your Adopted Child: Click Here

How to Discipline a Foster Child Adopted Parenting Skills: Click Here

What is the difference between Shame and Guilt in Adoption: Click Here

Attachment-Focused Parenting Class: Click Here

How to Parent a Child with Attachment Trauma: Click Here

Parents Seeking Hope, Peace and Harmony for Parenting a Foster or Adopted Child: Click Here


Bowlby, John: A Secure Base: Parent-Child Attachment and Healthy Human Development (1988)

Brodzinsky, David: Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self (1993)

Eldridge, Sherrie: Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew (2015)

Eldridge, Sherrie: Twenty Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed (2009)

Fessler, Ann: The Girls Who Went Away (2001)

Forbes, H. & B.: Post Beyond Logic, Consequences, and Control: A Love-Based Approach to Helping Attachment-Challenged Children with Severe Behaviors (2006)

Verrier, Nancy: The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child (2003)

Verrier, Nancy: Coming Home to Self: Healing the Primal Wound (2010)

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