Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder“I like to play indoors better ’cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are,” reports a fourth-grader. Never before in history have children been so plugged in-and so out of touch with the natural world. In this groundbreaking new work, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today’s wired generation-he calls it nature deficit-to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as rises in obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder (Add), and depress…

The Ultimate Road Trip: Family Vacation Collection (Adventures in Odyssey)

The Ultimate Road Trip: Family Vacation Collection (Adventures in Odyssey)Fasten your seat belts and settle in for a road trip adventure with the folks from Odyssey. Whether it’s surfing with Rodney Rathbone in Hawaii, running from a mad bull with Eugene Meltsner in Mexico, or chasing down a family fortune with Wooton Bassett in Alaska, you never know what will happen next! Along the way, the Barclay family learns about family togetherness on their best vacation ever, the Washingtons solve a mystery while stranded in a long-forgotten ghost town, and Bernard Walton d…

Family Friendly Hikes in Maine

Family Friendly Hikes in MaineThe vast majority of visitors to Maine are not rugged outdoors types looking for adventure. Yet many of these people still want to enjoy a nice walk or short hike with their kids or parents. In this collection of hikes, Bangor Daily News outdoors reporter Aislinn Sarnacki presents dozens of hikes around the state that will let you experience the Maine wilderness, but won’t leave you gasping for breath. Most are short (less than three miles), and all are in the easy/moderate difficulty range. C…

Without a Hitch: 6 Stories on Marriage & Family (Adventures in Odyssey)

Without a Hitch: 6 Stories on Marriage & Family (Adventures in Odyssey)Adventures in Odyssey is approaching its 30th birthday! For nearly 30 years, AIO has been entertaining families with enthralling storylines that teach biblical values disguised in humor. Young and old alike will be delighted to meet all the characters of Odyssey and follow them on their adventures.In this Adventures in Odyssey volume, wedding bells are finally ringing for Penny Wise and Wooton Bassett, but the journey to the altar takes several unexpected side roads. Meanwhile, the Jones and Par…

Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents in Crisis, Fourth Edition (Clinical Practice with Children, Adolescents, and Families)

Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents in Crisis, Fourth Edition (Clinical Practice with Children, Adolescents, and Families)This widely used practitioner resource and course text, now significantly revised, is considered the most comprehensive guide to working with children who have experienced major losses, family upheavals, violence in the school or community, and other traumatic events. Leading experts present a range of play and creative arts therapy techniques in chapters organized around in-depth case examples. Informed by the latest knowledge on crisis intervention and trauma, the fourth edition encompasses wo…

Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America

Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in AmericaThe story that jolted the conscience of the nation when it first appeared in The New YorkerJonathan Kozol is one of America’s most forceful and eloquent observers of the intersection of race, poverty, and education. His books, from the National Book Award–winning Death at an Early Age to his most recent, the critically acclaimed Shame of the Nation, are touchstones of the national conscience. First published in 1988 and based on the months the author spent among America’s homeless, Rachel …

Integrative Team Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children: Family Therapy and EMDR

Integrative Team Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children: Family Therapy and EMDRA practical guide to treating children suffering from early attachment trauma. Loss of a parent, separations, abuse, neglect, or a history of a difficult foster or orphanage experience can lead to profound emotional dysregulation and mistrust in children. Working with these children―many of whom have experienced multiple traumas and losses―can feel overwhelming. Clinicians must navigate complex case management decisions and referrals, address the needs of parents and schools, not to mention …

Transgender Children and Youth: Cultivating Pride and Joy with Families in Transition

Transgender Children and Youth: Cultivating Pride and Joy with Families in TransitionA comprehensive guide to the medical, emotional, and social issues of trans kids.These days, it is practically impossible not to hear about some aspect of transgender life. Whether it is the bathroom issue in North Carolina, trans people in the military, or on television, trans life has become front and center after years of marginalization.And kids are coming out as trans at younger and younger ages, which is a good thing for them.But what written resources are available to parents, teachers, a…