Resources and Links

happy kidsHere is a partial list of national crisis hotlines, media and web resources relating to attachment parenting, natural education, trauma and alternatives to talk therapy and psychiatric drugs (My book, Instead of Medicating and Punishing, contains a more extensive and expanded list of resources). Topics below  include:

National Crisis Hotlines

For crisis situations in the USA, please contact 911, your local community mental health clinic, or the following national crisis help hotlines:

ChildHelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD

National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-25-ABUSE

National Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-442-HOPE

Boys Town Parenting Help, Suicide and Crisis Line: 1-800-448-3000

National Domestic Violence and Abuse Crisis Line: 1-800-799-SAFE

Suicide Crisis Line: 1-800-SUICIDE

Suicide Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK

National Hotline for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678

Covenant House/Youth Crisis: 1-800-999-999

National Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-621-4000

Child Find of America Hotline: 1-800-I-AM-LOST

The Trevor Project for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Youth: 1-800-850-8078

Help for youth being abused in a youth institution
National Disability Rights Network http://www.ndrn.org/

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Attachment Parenting

America’s Lost Dream: ‘Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness’: Current research and Historical Background on the Origins of Love and Violence by James W. Prescott www.ttfuture.org/pdf/members/Prescott_ALD.PDF

Attachment Parenting International
Family Timewww.attachmentparenting.org

La Leche League
www.lalecheleague.org

The Natural Child Project
www.naturalchild.org

Organic Parenting essay
www.primalspirit.com/ps3_1lyn-piluso.htm

The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff

Kindred magazine
www.kindredmagazine.com.au

Natural Life magazine
www.life.ca

Juno Magazine www.junomagazine.com

The Green Parent Magazine
http://www.thegreenparent.co.uk/

Mothering Magazine www.mothering.com

Empathic Parenting
www.empathicparenting.org

The Nurturing Parent
www.nurturingparenting.com

Parenting without Punishing
www.nopunish.net

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Natural, Organic Family Living

Kindred magazine
www.kindredmagazine.com.au

fathers and sonsNatural Life magazine
www.life.ca

Juno Magazine www.junomagazine.com

Gentle Spirit magazine
www.gentlespirit.com

Informed Voice magazine
www.avn.org.au

Organic Family Magazine
www.organicfamilymagazine.com

The Green Parent Magazine
http://www.thegreenparent.co.uk/

Mothering Magazine www.mothering.com

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn www.ishmael.com/welcome.cfm

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Alternatives to Traditional School

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto

Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto

The Alternative Education Resource Organization
www.educationrevolution.org
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Family Unschoolers Network
www.unschooling.org

The Happy Child: Changing the Heart of Education by Steven Harrison

Life Learning magazine
www.lifelearningmagazine.com

Home Education magazine
www.homeedmag.com

Homeschooling on a Shoestring by Melissa L. Morgan and Judith Waite Allee

Sudbury Valley School
www.sudval.org

The Teenage Liberation Handbook by Grace Llewellyn

Unschooling.com
www.unschooling.com

The Unschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith

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Why Traditional School and Homework are Harmful to Children

The War on Kids (2009) documentary http://www.thewaronkids.com/MAIN.html

happy familiesDumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto

Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto

The End of Homework: How Homework Disrupts Families, Overburdens Children, and Limits Learning by Etta Kralovec and John Buell

The Happy Child: Changing the Heart of Education by Steven Harrison

The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing
by Alfie Kohn

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Nonviolent Communication

Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life: Create Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your World in Harmony with Your Values
by Marshall B. Rosenberg

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Parenting Adoptive Children and Children with Severe Attachment Disruption

Attachment-Focused Family Therapy by Daniel A. Hughes

Attachment, Trauma and Healing: Understanding and Treating Attachment Disorder in Children and Families by Terry M. Levy and Michael Orlans

The Effect of Childhood Trauma on Brain Development
www.leadershipcouncil.org/1/res/brain.html

Healing Resources.info www.healingresources.info/emotional_trauma_online_video.htm

The Nurturing Parent www.nurturingparenting.com

The Primal Wound By Nancy Newton Verrier

The Reclaiming Youth Network
www.reclaiming.com

Understanding the Effects of Maltreatment on Early Brain Development
www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/focus/earlybrain/earlybrain.pdf

Rewiring the Brain: Early Deprivation and Child Development
by Sasha Aslanian http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/romania/

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Attachment Treatment

Bonding and Attachment in Maltreated Children: Consequences of Emotional Neglect in Childhood by Bruce D. Perry
www.childtrauma.org/CTAMATERIALS/Attach_ca.asp

mother and daughterDyadic Developmental Psychotherapy http://danielahughes.homestead.com

EEG Info: The Complete Neurofeedback Resource http://directory.eeginfo.com

EEG Spectrum International
www.eegspectrum.com/IntroToNeuro/

The EMDR Institute
www.emdr.org

The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
www.emdria.org

The Nurturing Parent
www.nurturingparenting.com

Theraplay
www.theraplay.org

The White Paper on Coercion in Treatment
www.attach.org/WhitePaper.pdf

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Psychiatric Medication: Dangers

Death from Ritalin: The Truth Behind ADHD http://ritalindeath.com/ADHD-Drug-Deaths.htm

The Drugging of Our Children documentary by Gary Null
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3609599239524875493

FDA Public Health Advisory: Suicidality in Children and Adolescents Being Treated with Antidepressant Medications
www.fda.gov/CDER/DRUG/antidepressants/SSRIPHA200410.htm

International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org

Talking Back to Ritalin: What Doctors Aren’t Telling You about Stimulants and ADHD by Peter R. Breggin, M.D.

Wildest Colts Resources
www.wildestcolts.com/index.htm

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ADHD and Mental Illness Diagnosis Fraud

ADHD Fraud.org
www.adhdfraud.org

ADHD Fraud videos
www.adhdvideo.org

Alliance for Human Research Protection www.ahrp.org/infomail/04/12/03.php

Death from Ritalin: The Truth Behind ADHD
http://ritalindeath.com/ADHD-Drug-Deaths.htm

The Necessity of Madness and Unproductivity: Psychiatric Oppression or Human Transformation
www.wildestcolts.com/john/madness.html

Talking Back to Ritalin: What Doctors Aren’t Telling You about Stimulants and ADHD by Peter Breggin, MD

There is No Such Thing as a Psychiatric Disorder… (paper)
www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1518691

Toxic Psychiatry by Peter Breggin, MD

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Information about Child Abuse and Trauma and Effects on Child Development

Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse by Mic Hunter

The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Affects of Cruel Parenting by Alice Miller

From Victim to Offender by Freda Briggs

Female Sexual Abuse of Children by Michele Elliot

The Origins of Peace and Violence
www.violence.de

Rewiring the Brain: Early Deprivation and Child Development
by Sasha Aslanian http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/romania/

Saharasia: The 4000 BCE Origins of Child Abuse, Sex-Repression, Warfare and Social Violence in the Deserts of the Old World
by James DeMeo

Spare the Child: The Religious Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Physical Abuse
by Philip Greven

Understanding the Effects of Maltreatment on Early Brain Development
www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/focus/earlybrain/earlybrain.pdf

Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain by Sue Gerhardt

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Abolishing Corporal Punishment of Children

Beating the Devil Out of Them by Murray Straus

The Case Against Spanking by Irwin A. Hyman

Children Are Unbeatable! Alliance
www.childrenareunbeatable.org.uk

Eliminating Corporal Punishment: The Way Forward to Constructive Child Discipline edited by Stuart N. Hart, with Joan Durrant, Peter Newell and F. Clark Power

EPOCH-USA End Physical Punishment of Children
www.stophitting.com

Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children
www.endcorporalpunishment.org

The Hitting Stops Here!
www.thehittingstopshere.com

Plain Talk about Spanking by Jordan Riak
www.nospank.net

Project NoSpank
www.nospank.net

Spare The Child: The Religious Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Abuse by Philip Greven

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Strengths-Based Out-of-Home Programs in the USA

Cunningham Children’s Home
www.cunninghamhome.org

Eckerd Youth Alternatives Programs
www.eckerdyouthalternatives.org

Forest Heights Lodge
www.forestheightslodge.org

Boys Town
www.girlsandboystown.org

KidsPeace
www.kidspeace.org

Starr Commonwealth
www.starr.org

Sweetser
http://www.sweetser.org/programsservices.aspx

UMFS
www.umfs.org

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Help for Parents who had Traumatic Childhoods

The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Cruel Parenting
by Alice Miller

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Self Help
www.dbtselfhelp.com

The EMDR Institute
www.emdr.org

The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
www.emdria.org

HelpGuide.org Emotional Intelligence in Communication
www.helpguide.org/mental/improve_relationships.htm

The Practice of Relaxation
www.psychealthltd.com

What the Bleep Do We Know!?
www.whatthebleep.com

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