Adoption and Attachment

Websites Association for the Treatment and Training of Attachment in Children National Child Traumatic Stress Network Donald Federici Karyn Purvis Bruce Perry Daniel Hughes Arleta James Brian Post Boris Gindis (international adoption) Child Welfare Information Gateway

Adoption Support Groups: Northwest Adoptive Families (NAFA) Families with Russian and Ukrainian Adoptions (FRUA) Families with Children from China (FCC) Adoption Mosaic Chosen Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (ORPARC) (extensive listing of local support/resources)

Workshop Handouts by Ally Burr-Harris, Ph.D.

Attachment Parenting Handout  PDF

BurrHarris Early Childhood Trauma Handout2  PDF

Intro Attachment Handouts RevJan2013  PDF





This website provides thorough, accurate information about a number of mental health topics, including child and adolescent mental health, anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social phobia.

Created by a psychiatrist in Nova Scotia, this website gives a lot of very good information about mental health issues in child. It is easy to read, with a lot of examples from his practice. He covers a number of topics, such as social anxiety, panic disorder, separation anxiety, agoraphobia, and obsessive compulsive disorder.


Assistive Technology

Bookshare offers help for people with reading disabilities. The site is available after signing up and providing proof of disability:





How Attention Networks Work…aap/aap…/aap…/ADHD

Focus for Kids Enhancing Concentration, Caring and Calm with Daniel Goldman

Training Attention and Emotional Self-Regulation


Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

WebsitesThere are literally thousands of websites on this subject. When you review these websites, please be aware of those that are trying to sell you something. The following sites are some of the most frequently visited. – National Institute for Mental Health – Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – Sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics – The Leading Resource for Understanding and Treatment of All Developmental Disorders, Including ADHD


Autism Spectrum Disorder

Click here for Autism Spectrum Disorder links.


Disruptive Behaviors




Eating and Weight Disorders

Websites – Academy of Eating Disorders Parent Information (international organization of eating disorders professionals) – Maudsley Parents Support (website offering information and support for parents of children with an eating disorder) – National Eating Disorders Association (national advocacy group for patients, family and friends with an eating disorder)


Grief and Loss

Websites The Dougy Center (Local support and resources for parents.) Book reviews and recommendations.


Internet Safety

Websites – Is Internet addiction real? – The Internet is a wonderful resource, but access to it has its hazards for kids. Here’s how to make sure your child surfs the web safely.


Learning & Learning Disabilities



Websites – Dr. Scott Stanley’s blog, “Sliding vs. Deciding” – Gottman Institute


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


Safe Touch and Sexual Development



Websites – Trauma Institute – The National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Parent’s Trauma Resource Center – Impact of Trauma in Young Children – Bullying – Talking to Children about Community Violence