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.
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"
There is a good book for talking to children who have a parent(s) with alcohol addiction:
-NEW "Mommy, Mama and ME"
-NEW "A Tale of Two Daddies"
-Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs
-1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
-Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens (Helping Young People Learn to Use the Internet Safety and Responsibly)
-Discipline Without Distress (135 tools for raising caring, responsible children WITHOUT time-out, spanking, punishment, or bribery)
-The Gift of ADHD (How to Transform Your Child's Problems into Strengths)
-More Than A Mom (Living a full and balanced life when your child has special needs)
-Positive Discipline (The classic guide to helping children develop self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation, and problem-solving skills)
-When Children Grieve (For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses)