Books for Educators

Here we will share books pertaining to education in relation to foster care, adoption, trauma, attachment, special needs, and anything we feel may be helpful to those involved with educating foster or adoptive children. Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean endorsement as we have not had the chance to read all of them. By clicking on “Book Review,” you can learn a bit more about each book if we’ve had a chance to read it.

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TitleAuthorTopic/ThemeGradeAmazon
Adoption and the Schools: Resources for Parents and TeachersWood, Lansing; Ng, Nancyadoption and schoolNot Reviewed Yet.
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Becoming an Adoption-Friendly School: A Whole-School Resource for Supporting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma or LossLangton, Dr. Emma Gore, and Boy, Katherineeducation; school; trauma; lossNot Reviewed Yet.
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Getting Special Needs Kids Ready for the Real World: Special Education from a Love and Logic PerspectiveFunk, Davidspecial needs parenting; love and logicNot Reviewed Yet.
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"Help for Billy: A Beyond Consequences Approach to Helping Children in the Classroom
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Forbes, Heatherschool; trauma-informed5 Hoots Out of 5
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Helping Foster Children In School: A Guide for Foster Parents, Social Workers and TeachersDeGarmo, Johnschool, education, trauma, strategiesNot Reviewed Yet.
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Helping Traumatized Children LearnThe Trauma and Learning Policy Initiativetrauma and educationNot Reviewed Yet.
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download free at: http://traumasensitiveschools.org/tlpi-publications/download-a-free-copy-of-helping-traumatized-children-learn/
High-Risk Children in Schools: Constructing Sustaining RelationshipsPianta, Robert, & Walsh, Danielschool; education; relationshipsNot Reviewed Yet.
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How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD: Practical Techniques, Strategies, and InterventionsRief, Sandra F.attention deficit; ADD; ADHD; practical; strategies; case studies; classroom performance; intervention plansNot Reviewed Yet.
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Innovative Therapeutic Life Story Work: Developing Trauma-Informed Practice for Working with Children, Adolescents and Young AdultsRose, Richardlife story work, theory, practice, variety of settings (school, intensive services, youth justice, post-adoption support)Not Reviewed Yet.
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Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Autism Spectrum, Tourette's, Anxiety, and More!: The one-stop guide for parents, teachers, and other professionalsKutscher, Martin L., M.D.ADHD, LD, learning disability, Autism, ASD, Tourette's, anxiety, OCD, neuro-behavioral disorders, guideNot Reviewed Yet.
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Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in School: A Tool for Identifying and Supporting Emotional and Social Difficulties in Children Aged 5-11Golding, Kim; Fain, Jane; Frost, Ann; Mills, Cathy; Worrall, Helen; Roberts, Netty; Durrant, Eleanor; and Templeton, Sianattachment, school, emotional difficulties, social difficulties, observation checklist, behavioral patternsNot Reviewed Yet.
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