Links and Resources

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Information, Support, and Resources for Families

Resources for Abuse

Resources for Adoption

Resources for AD/HD

Resources for Anxiety in Children

Resources for Asperger Syndrome

Resources for Depression

Resources for Eating Disorders

Resources for Marriage/Relationships

Resources for Parenting/Adolescent Culture

Resources for Personal/Spiritual Growth

Resources for Relational Aggression

Resources for Self Injury

Resources for Sex Trafficking

Resources for Teen Girls

Resources for Women


Websites providing information, support, and resources for families:

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Resources for Abuse:

  • Allender, Dan - The Wounded Heart.
  • Heitritter, Lynn & J. Vought - Helping Victims of Sexual Abuse.  A Sensitive, Biblical Guide for Counselors, Victims & Families.
  • Langberg, Diane - On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the door to healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Langberg, Diane - Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Lee, Sharice - The Survivor’s Guide
  • Nason Clark, Nancy & Catherine Clark Kroeger - No Place for Abuse
  • Nason Clark, Nancy & Catherine Clark Kroeger - Refuge from Abuse: Healing and hope for Abuse
  • Holcomb, Justin - Rid of my Disgrace
  • Tracy, Steven & Celestia - Mending the Soul (book and workbook)
  • Tracy, Steven & Celestia - Mending the Soul student edition

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Resources for Adoption:

  • Brodzinsky, David - Being Adopted:  The Lifelong Search for Self.
  • Crook, Marion - The Face in the Mirror:  Teenagers and Adoption.
  • Eldridge, S.  Twenty Things Adopted Kids wish their Adoptive Parents Knew.
  • Krementz, J.  How it feels to be Adopted.
  • Melina, Lois.  Raising Adopted Children.
  • Silber, K & P. Speedlin.  Dear Birthmother.
  • Wolff, Jana.  Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother.

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Resources for AD/HD:

  •  (magazine)
  • (website, magazine, online resources, support groups)
  •  (website for Dr. Daniel Amen; Includes research on brain imaging and strategies for optimizing brain function).
  • (numerous resources on ADHD interventions).
  •  (numerous articles and ideas by and for educators).
  •  (a program by Dr. Robert Myer—includes workbook; DVD; satisfaction guarantee trial period)
  • Alexander Roberts, Colleen.  AD/HD Parenting Handbook.
  • Hallowell, Edward & John Ratey.  Driven to Distraction.
  • Lehmjuki, D & D. Cotter Lamping.  Organizing for the Creative Person.
  • Nadeau, Kathleen.  Learning to Slow Down & Pay Attention.
  • Quinn, Patricia.  Understanding Girls with ADHD.
  • Quinn, Patricia.  Putting on the Brakes.
  • Quinn, Patricia.  The Best of Brakes.Compliments of Cellteach Pharmaceuticals.
  • Solden, Sari.  Women with ADD.
  • Stein, M.  Organizing from the Inside Out.

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Resources for Anxiety in Children:

  • Dacey, John & Fiore, Lisa.  Your Anxious Child. 
  • Penn, Audrey.  The Kissing Hand.(deals with Separation Anxiety)
  • Swedo, S.A. & Leonard, H.L.  Is it just a Phase?
  • Wagner, Aureen Pinto.  Worried No More:  Help and Hope for Anxious Children. 
  • Wagner, Aureen Pinto.  Up and Down the Worry Hill:  A Children’s Book about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
  • Wagner, Aureen Pinto.  What to do When Your Child has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions.
  • Walker, John & Stein, Murray.  Triumph Over Shyness: Conquering Shyness and Social Anxiety.
  • - Anxiety Disorders Association of America
  • - Obsessive Compulsive Foundation

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Resources for Asperger Syndrome:

  • Attwood, T.  Asperger syndrome:  A Guide for Parents and Professionals.

  • Baker, Jed E.  The Social Skills Picture Book.

  • Bolick, T.  Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence:  Helping Preteens and Teens get Ready for the Real World. 

  • McAfee, Jeanette L, M.D.   Navigating the Social World: A curriculum for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and Related Disorders. 

  • Myles, B.S & Simpson, R.  Asperger Syndrome:  a Guide for Educators and Parents.

  • Myles, B.S & Adreon, D.   Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence:  Practical Solutions for School Success. 

  • Myles, B.S. & Simpson, R.L.  Asperger Syndrome:  A Guide for Educators and Parents.

  • National Research Council.  Educating Children with Autism.Washington, D.C: National Academy Press.

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Resources for Depression:

  • Biebel, David & Harold Koenig. New Light on Depression: Help, Hope & Answers for the Depressed and Those who Love Them.
  • Piper, John.  When Darkness will not Lift.
  • Vernick, Leslie. Getting Over the Blues. A Woman’s Guide to fighting Depression.

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Resources for Eating Disorders:

  • - Eating Disorder Awareness and Prevention.
  • - National Eating Disorder Association.
  • - National eating disorders screening program, provides tools for screening instruments
  • Alcorn, Nancy.  Mercy for Eating Disorders.
  • Fitzpatrick, Elyse.  Hate to Eat, Love to Eat.
  • Jantz, Gregory, M.D.  Hope, Help, and Healing for Eating Disorders:  A New Approach to Treating Anorexia, Bulimia, & Overeating.
  • Menzie, Morgan.  Diary of an Anorexic Girl (based on a true story)
  • Siegel, Michelle.  Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends.
  • Terkeurst, Lysa. Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food .
  • Terkeurst, Lysa. Made to Crave for Young Women.

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Resources for Marriage/Relationships:

  • Chapman, Gary.  The Five Love Languages.
  • Crabb, Larry.  The Marriage Builder.
  • Cloud, Henry & J. Townsend.  Boundaries:  How to Say No and Take Control of Your Life.
    Cloud, Henry & J. Townsend.  Safe People.
  • Eggerichs, Emerson.  Love and Respect.
  • Resources for Parenting:
  • Blankenhorn.  Fatherless America.
  • Kimmel, Tim.  Grace Based Parenting.
  • Levine, S.  Father Courage.
  • Shaw, Robert, M.D.  The EpidemicThe Rot of American Culture, Absentee and Permissive Parenting, and Resultant Plague of Joyless Children.
  • Tripp, PaulThe Age of Opportunity.
  • Harvey, Dave. When Sinners say I do.
  • Piper, John. This Momentary Marriage.
  • Thomas, Gary. Sacred marriage: What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?
  • Vernick, Leslie. The Emotionally Destructive Relationship: Seeing it, Stopping it, Surviving it.

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Resources for Parenting/Adolescent Culture:

  • Berndt, J.  Praying the Scriptures for Your Children.
  • Bluestein, J.  Parents, teens, and boundaries:  How to draw the Line.
  • Bluestein, J.  Parents, teens, and boundaries:  How to draw the Line. 
  • Clinton, Tim. Loving your Child too Much: Raise your kids without overindulging, overprotecting, or overcontrolling.
  • Giannetti, Charlene & M. Sagarese.  The Rollercoaster Years:  Raising your Child through the Maddening yet magical middle school years.
  • Gunene, M.  The Wonder of Girls.
  • Kimmel, Tim. Grace-Based Parenting.
  • Perlstein.  Not Much, Just Chillin’:  The Hidden Lives of Middleschoolers.
  • Pipher, Mary.  Reviving Ophelia:  Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls. 
  • Schandler, Sara.  Ophelia Speaks: Adolescent Girls write about their Search for Self.
  • Snyderman, Nancy.  Girl in the Mirror.
  • Tracy, L. Felton.  Grounded for Life-Stop Blowing your Fuse and start Communicating with your teenager.
  • Tripp, Paul. Age of Opportunity.
  • Tripp, Ted. Shepherding a Child’s Heart.
  • US News & World ReportMysteries of the Teen Years.  April, 2004.
  • Wiseman, Rosalind.  Queen Bees and Wannabees:  Helping your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and other Realities of Adolescence.
  • Wolf, Anthony.  Get Out of my Life, but first could you drive me and Cheryl to the mall?” 

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Resources for Personal/Spiritual Growth:

  • Bridges, Jerry.  Discipline of Grace.
  • Gillham, Bill.  Lifetime Guarantee.
  • McGee, Robert.  Search for Significance.
  • Carter, Les & Frank Minirth. Choosing to Forgive Workbook.
  • Clark, Jerusha. Every Thought Captive: Battling the Toxic Beliefs that Separate Us from the Life we Crave.
  • Cloud, Henry & John Townsend. Boundaries: How to say no and take control of your life. 
  • Tripp, Paul David. How People Change.
  • Tripp, Paul David. War on Words.
    Welch, Ed. When People are big and God is small: Overcoming peer pressure, codependency and the fear of man.

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Resources for Relational Aggression:

  • - Research, educational materials, resources, online training course.
  • - includes Bully Tips for Parents
  • Simmons, Rachel.  Odd Girl Out:  The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls. 
  • Cheryl Dellasega & Charise NixonGirl Wars: 12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying.

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Resources for Self-Injury:

  • - has teen section — article on cutting-“The Razor’s Edge” by T. Suzanne Eller.
  • - 1-800 Dont cut; provides resources, information.
  • Alderman, T. The scarred soul: Understanding & ending self-inflicted violence.
  • Levenkron, S.  Cutting:  Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation. 
  • Strong, Marilee.  A Bright Red Scream:  Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain.
  • Miller, Dusty, Ph.D.  Women Who Harm Themselves.

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Resources Related to Sex Trafficking:

Valley Against Sex Trafficking

Ways to Take Action


Every individual can work to make a difference to eradicate modern day slavery!

  • Become a student (Utilize the resources below. Start with websites from IJM, Polaris Project or Shared Hope International).

  • Do a personal, family, or small group study utilizing “Good News about Injustice” by Gary Haugen; “Embracing and Aching Heart” by Jennifer Brooks; or DVD’s from conference “The Biblical Call: A Christian Response to Trafficking and Sexual Abuse”.

  • Prayer (Join a prayer gathering on Sat. 9/28/11 at the Fairmount Building for the Annual Prayer Weekend for Victims of Human Trafficking)

  • Hold an awareness event--Use video resources (see websites for IJM; DHS; Shared Hope International) or host a jewelry party through organizations like Women at Risk, International, selling items made from trafficking survivors. The more people learn about this human rights abuse, the more "eyes and ears" are available to help report suspected cases and prevent further abuses.

  • Become an advocate. (Learn through Polaris Project current law proposals and what to communicate to Congressmen.)

  • Be a local investigator. (Identify warning signs; Post & utilize the human trafficking hotline; Educate others. Read the U.S. Department of State paper, “How Can I Recognize Trafficking Victims?” Or Hiding in Plain Sight-a Practical Guide to Identifying Victims of Trafficking in the U.S.

  • Participate in Local Efforts (The VAST: The Valley Against Sex Trafficking-a local coalition; Truth For Women-raising money to open a safe home for rescued trafficking victims.)

  • Support a local or global organization. Find ways to give of your time and financial resources.

  • Reduce DEMAND. We estimate that of the 600,000-800,000 people trafficked across country borders every year, almost 70% are forced into the commercial sex industry. Half of all victims are children. Many are forced to work in brothels, illegitimate massage parlors, as "escorts," or in pornography. When people support such industries they are fueling the demand for commercial sexual services that fuel the demand for trafficking victims. Take a stand against our culture’s sex industry.

  • Report suspected trafficking cases. If you believe someone you know may be a trafficking victim, contact the Department of Health and Human Services' Human Trafficking Hotline at (888) 373-7888. Information on how to recognize a potential human trafficking scenario and/or victim is available in the fact sheet "How Can I Recognize Trafficking Victims" at:
    Fact Sheet. Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Washington, DC. August 9, 2004.


Human Trafficking Resources



  • INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION — Gary Haugen, President and Founder. This human rights agency that secures justice for victims of police brutality, illegal property seizure and sex trafficking
  • SHARED HOPE INTERNATIONAL — Linda Smith, Founder.
  • POLARIS PROJECT - operates the national trafficking hotline; provides training and legislative advocacy
  • UNODC - anti-trafficking toolkit
  • - Provides information to combat human trafficking through prevention, prosecution, and victim protection
  • NOT FOR SALE CAMPAIGN - The Campaign aims to recruit, educate, and mobilize an international grassroots social movement that effectively combats human trafficking and slavery.
  • WOMEN AT RISK INTERNATIONAL (WAR) - unites and educates women to create circles of protection and hope around women at risk; distributes items made by women rescued from sexual slavery through in-home jewelry parties.



  • FAAST International Hands that Heal: International Curriculum - both academic and community-based editions to train caregivers
  • Brooks, Jennifer. Embracing an Aching Heart: Addressing the Horrors of Human Trafficking.
  • Farley, Melissa (Ed.) Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress.
  • Ford, Julian. Somebody’s Daughter.
  • Haugen, Gary A. Good News About Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World.
  • Kilbourn, Phyliss & McDermid, Marjorie (Eds.). Sexually Exploited Children: Working To Protect and Heal. Fort Mill, SC: Rainbows of Hope. 
  • King, Gilbert (2004). Woman, Child For Sale: The New Slave Trade in the 21st Century. New York, NY: Chamberlain Bros.
  • Lloyd, Rachel. Girls like Us.
  • Malarek, Victor (2003). The Natasha’s: Inside The New Global Sex Trade. New York: Arcade Publishing, Inc.
  • Sher, Julian. Somebody’s Daughter: The hidden story of America’s Prostituted Children… 

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Resources for Teen Girls:

  • Courtney, Vicki.  More Than Just Talk.
  • George, Elizabeth.  A Young Woman after God’s Heart.
  • Gresh, Dannah.  Secret Keeper: The Delicate Power of Modesty.
  • Ryan, Lisa.  Generation Esther.
  • Shellenberger, Susie.  How to Help Your Hurting Friend.
  • Shellenberger, Susie.  Secret Power for Girls.
  • Wilson, Nancy.  In Pursuit of the Ideal.
  • Demoss, Nancy Leigh & Dannah Gresh. Lies Young Women Believe.
  • Kassian, Mary. Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild.
  • Kassian, Mary & Susan Hunt. Becoming God’s True Woman while I still have a curfew.
  • - An online magazine for junior high, senior high, and college age girls.
  • - Articles on purity, modesty, and pressures.
  •  - abstinence and purity.

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Resources for Women:

  • Dillow, Linda.  Calm my Anxious Heart.
  • Dillow, Linda & Lorraine Pintus.  Intimate Issues:  21 Questions Christian Women ask about Sex. 
  • Moore, Beth.  Breaking Free.
  • Moore, Beth.  Praying God’s Word.
  • Newman, Deborah.  A Woman’s Search for Worth:  Finding Fulfillment as the Woman God intended you to be.
  • Newman, Deborah.  Loving Your Body.
  • Omaritan, Stormie.  The Power of a Praying Wife series .
  • Stephens, Steve, M.D. & A. Gray.  The Worn Out Woman.
  • Demoss, Nancy Leigh. Biblical Portait of Womanhood.
  • Demoss, Nancy Leigh. Lies Women Believe and the truth that sets them free.
  • Grudem, Wayne & John Piper. Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.
  • Hunt, Susan. The Legacy of Biblical Womanhood.
  • Hunt, Susan. By Design: God’s Distinctive calling for women.
  • Hunt, Susan. The True Woman: The beauty and strength of Godly women.
  • James, Carolyn Custis. When Life and Beliefs Collide: How Knowing God Makes a Difference.
  • James, Carolyn Custis. The Gospel of Ruth.
  • McCulley, Carolyn. Radical Womanhood.

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