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Books that Might Be Useful


"For the Love of Sam" is a book written by foster parents Edie Newton and Eugene Organ. It is a story of their love for a child they helped transition from their home to adoption. They also created an on-line book as a template for other Foster Parents across the country to use to write their own story for children in care experiencing the same transition.

For more information or to access the online template, check this out  


There are a few books we've come across at the office that might be helpful for talking to children about foster care. These include:


-NEW   "Finding the Right Spot (When Kids Can't Live With Their Parents"
by Janice Levy


-"Maybe Days: A book for children in foster care
by Jennifer Wilgocki and Marcia Kahn Wright

-"Murphy's Three Homes: A story for children in foster care"
by Jan Levinson Gilman      


There is a good book for talking to children who have a parent(s) with alcohol addiction:

-"Wishes and Worries: Coping with a parent who drinks too much alcohol"
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

A good resource for talking to kids about diversity and acceptance:

-"It's Okay to Be Different"
by Todd Parr

-NEW  "Mommy, Mama and ME"
by Leslea Newman

-NEW   "A Tale of Two Daddies"
by Vanita Oelschlager


Additional books/resources for Foster Parents:

-Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs
by Chantal Sicile-Kira


-1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
by Ellen Notbohm and Veronica Zysk


-Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens (Helping Young People Learn to Use the Internet Safety and Responsibly)
by Nancy E. Willard


-Discipline Without Distress (135 tools for raising caring, responsible children WITHOUT time-out, spanking, punishment, or bribery)
by Judy Arnall


-The Gift of ADHD (How to Transform Your Child's Problems into Strengths)
by Lara Honos-Webb


-More Than A Mom (Living a full and balanced life when your child has special needs)
by Amy Baskin and Heather Fawcett

-Positive Discipline (The classic guide to helping children develop self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation, and problem-solving skills)
by Jane Nelson

-When Children Grieve (For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses)
by John W. James and Russell Friedman


We have a copy of each of these books at the office. If you'd like to borrow one of them to check out whether it might be useful for you, please call or email us!

If there are other resources that you find useful in your work with children or that you'd like to let us know about, please call the office 1-877-754-0218 (toll free) or email .