School Counseling Center Resource Catalog

FAMILIES

BOOKS



Title:  Family-Centered Medical Care:  A Clinical Casebook
Author 1: Doherty, William J. (Ed.)
Author 2: Baird, Macaran A. (Ed.)
Publisher: Guilford Press
Date:  1987
Categories: Families, Medical Care, Family Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: F4801

Summary: This text illuminates the inner workings of family practice medicine.  It includes 71 case descriptions by family physicians and collaborating therapists who offer glimpses into the lives of practitioners, the patients, their families and the context in which they all live and work.  The text includes commentaries on each case, explaining how a physician may be called upon to confront the full gamut of medical work with families, which sometimes involves significant personal risk and unusual personal involvement.  (Grades K-12)

 


Title:  Family Crisis
Author 1: Jurich, Anthony P.
Author 2: Jurich, Steven J.
Publisher:
Date:
Categories: Families
Format: Song Book
Call Number: F4803

Summary: This work includes words to songs that deal with different types of family crises.  (Grades K-12)

 


Title:  Marital Interaction (Vol.I, II, III)
Author 1: Russell, Candyce
Author 2:
Publisher:
Date:  1986
Categories: Families, Marriage
Format: Text
Call Number: F4805

Summary: This series is a compilation of journal articles dealing with the subject of marital interaction.  Topics included are models for understanding marriage, the assessment of marital quality and issues such as dual career marriages, marital violence, marital dissolution and remarriage.  (Grades K-12)

 


Title:  Remarriage and Stepparenting
Author 1: Pasley, Kay (Ed.)
Author 2: Ihinger-Tallman, Marilyn
Publisher: Guilford Press
Date:  1987
Categories: Families, Marriage, Step Families
Format: Text
Call Number: F4806

Summary: This volume provides an overview of current research and theory in the field of remarriage and stepparenting.  It explores the intricacies of remarriage and stepfamily living from a variety of perspectives.  How do divorce and remarriage determine parents' adjustment and parent-child relationships?  How are the boundaries set within this new family form?  What are the dynamics between biological and stepparents, both within the newly-created nuclear family and within the linked family units-those tied together for life by their common children.  This volume sheds light on these issues and more, including the area of stepsibling relationships.  (Grades K-12)

 


Title:  A Facilitator's Guide to Working with Single Parent Families
Author 1: Cherry, Florence J.
Author 2:
Publisher: KIDSRIGHTS
Date:
Categories: Families
Format: Guide
Call Number: F4812

Summary: This is a workshop series, which allows participants to voice and examine their concerns as single parents and to gain skills in working through problems and issues they confront on a daily basis.  The guide helps give single parents some of the tools they need to change their lives, if change is what they need.  The guide is divided into two parts:  Society Doesn't Make it Easy and Single Parents and Work.  (Grades K-12)

 


Title:  Turning Points.  Treating Families in Transition and Crisis
Author 1: Pittman Frank S. III
Author 2:
Publisher: W W Norton & Company
Date:  1987
Categories: Families
Format: Text
Call Number: F4813

Summary: Frank S. Pittman outlines a way of looking at family crisis- how to differentiate the various syndromes of crisis and transition faced by families and how to deal with each of the more common ones.  The text is divided into sections.  Each section has a different topic.  The topics included are:  family crisis therapy, transitions and crisis of marriage, parent and children transitioning and structural peculiarities that make some families especially crisis prone.  (Grades K-12)

 


Title:  Raising Kids in a Changing World
Author 1: Smith, Dian
Author 2:
Publisher: Prentice Hall Press
Date:  1991
Categories: Families
Format: Guide
Call Number: F4814

Summary: This sourcebook gives parents some hope for raising their children in a world that is vastly different from the world they grew up in.  The material is presented with facts that will hopefully assist parents in making appropriate decisions.  Parents will be offered strategies for finding solutions to the various concerns of individual families.  Some topics covered are:  divorce, drugs and alcohol, sexual relationships and the future of our families.  (Ages 3-18)

 


Title:  Counseling Families (an Intro. to Marriage and Family Therapy)
Author 1: Fenell, David L.
Author 2: Weinhold, Barry K.
Publisher: Love Publishing
Date:  1989
Categories: Families, Marriage Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: F4818

Summary: The purpose of this book is to provide mental health professionals trained and experienced in psychotherapy for individuals with the basic knowledge and skills to begin counseling families with family-related problems.  A model is presented that describes how the core counseling skills taught in most counselor training programs may be used in therapy with couples and families.  In addition, information necessary to develop skills in marital and family therapy based on systems theory is presented.  (Grades K-12)

 


Title:  Adult Children and Aging Parents
Author 1: Myers, Jane E.
Author 2:
Publisher: American Assoc. for Counseling and Develop.
Date:  1989
Categories: Families, Adult Children, Aging
Format: Text
Call Number: F4819

Summary: This book provides intervention strategies and suggestions for counselors who work with older persons- individually and within the family.  It also gives timely, relevant information for scholars, academics and lay persons concerned about this rapidly growing segment of our population.  Written for counselors, human development specialists, mental health professionals and specialists in family systems, it covers may vital topics such as retirement, elder abuse, suicide and Alzheimer's disease.  (Grades 7-12)

 


Title:  Counseling Single Parents
Author 1: Atwood, Joan D.
Author 2: Genovese, Frank
Publisher: American Counseling Association
Date:  1993
Categories: Families, Parenting
Format: Resource
Call Number: F4820

Summary: Single parents know that raising their children alone is a challenge.  In fact, with so many negative messages about their lifestyle, they may not be aware of the many strengths they have.  Counseling Single Parents emphasizes those strengths and provides counselors with the techniques needed to empower clients.  This text provides an in-depth exploration of the single parent family system as a viable, healthy family form.  It also examines important issues related to the larger society such as how counselors can assist clients in dealing with school personnel, financial matters, and where to find available resources.   (Grades K-12)

 


 

Title:  Divorce Happens to the Nicest Kids - Revised
Author 1: Prokop, Michael S.
Author 2:
Publisher: Alegra House
Date:  1996
Categories: Families
Format: Text
Call Number: F4824

Summary: The changes that divorce brings often cause children to feel anxious, angry, nervous, confused, guilty, lonely, and depressed.  The purpose of this book is to explain divorce in a truthful, honest, and simple manner so children may better understand divorce and themselves.  This book may be used by parents, teachers, counselors, the clergy, social workers, and psychologists to help children understand their false beliefs concerning divorce and themselves.  This new understanding may help diminish many unhealthy feelings and provide a sense of self worth, hope, and confidence.  (Ages 3-15)

 


Title:  Your Defiant Child - 8 Steps to Better Behavior
Author 1: Barkley, Russell A.
Author 2: Benton, Christine M.
Publisher: Guilford Press
Date:  1998
Categories: Families
Format: Text
Call Number: F4825

Summary: Every child has "ornery" moments, but more than 1 in 20 American children exhibit behavioral problems that are out of control.  This book offers you the understanding and guidance you need if you are struggling with an unyielding or combative child.  Dr. Barkley's many years of work are drawn upon to clearly explain what causes defiance, when it becomes a problem, and how it can be resolved.  The book provides a comprehensive eight-step program that emphasizes consistency and cooperation, promoting changes through a system of praise, rewards, and mild punishment.  Filled with practical charts, questionnaires, and checklists, this book helps you get your child's behavior back on track and reduce family stress overall.  (Ages 2-12)

 


Title:  Understanding the Defiant Child - Program Manual for Video
Author 1: Barkley, Russell A.
Author 2:
Publisher: Guilford Press
Date:  1997
Categories: Families
Format: Text
Call Number: F4826

Summary: This is a clearly organized review and amplification of the material covered in the video.  The manual also provides helpful supplementary information.  It concludes with useful lists of suggested readings and organizations that can serve as referral sources.  (Ages 2-12)

 


Title:  Growing Together - Leader's Manual with Supplementary Materials (for use with video tapes)
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: American Guidance Service
Date:  1992
Categories: Families
Format: Text
Call Number: F4828

Summary: This program aims to meet the instructional needs of at-risk parents.  The program recognizes that teen parents have varied learning styles: not all will respond to a written childcare manual geared for adult parents.  So Growing Together focuses on practical, down-to-earth methods to help young parents cope with their own needs and those of their infants.  This guide provides activities and supplementary materials to accompany each video.  (Ages 12-18)

 


Title: Kids Are Worth It
Author 1: Coloroso, Barbara
Author 2:
Publisher: Quill/ A Harper Resource Book
Date: 2002
Categories: Families, Parenting
Format: Text
Call Number: F4835

Summary: This text focuses on helping kids develop their own self-discipline by owning up to their mistakes, thinking through solutions, and correcting their misdeeds while leaving their dignity intact. The author shows these principles in action through the use of dozens of examples throughout the text.


Title: Angry Kids Frustrated Parents
Author 1: Hyland, Terry L.
Author 2: Davis, Jerry
Publisher: Boys Town Press
Date: 1999
Categories: Families, Parenting
Format: Text
Call Number: F4836

Summary: This book is a guide for parents struggling with angry children and will help parents discover how to teach their children to solve problems without resorting to tantrums or violence.


Title: The Explosive Child
Author 1: Greene, Ross W.
Author 2:
Publisher: First Quill Edition
Date: 2001
Categories: Families, Parenting/Inflexible Children
Format: Text
Call Number: F4837

Summary: This text offers ways for parents to regain their sanity and optimism and to handle their child's difficulties competently and with compassion.


Title: I Never Get Anything
Author 1: Phelan, Thomas W.
Author 2:
Publisher: Child Management Inc.
Date: 2001
Categories: Parenting
Format: Text
Call Number: F4838

Summary: This text will teach parents how to recognize the six tactics kids use to get their way, to think realistically about their own child's favorite ploys, to understand the four choices of frustrated children, to understand the underlying emotional dynamics of testing, to say "No" comfortably to their youngsters, to know when to say "yes", and to know when to talk and when to keep quiet.

 


Title: Parenting the Strong-Willed Child
Author 1: Forehand, Rex
Author 2: Long, Nicholas
Publisher: Contemporary Books
Date: 2002
Format: Text
Categories: Parenting
Call Number: F4839

Summary: This is a parenting book that is based on a treatment plan that really works. The authors provide the reader with the necessary tools for successfully managing their child and restoring harmony to their home.


Title: Activities that Teach Family Values
Author 1: Jackson, Tom
Author 2:
Publisher: Red Rock Publishing
Date: 1998
Format: Text
Categories: Families/Parenting
Call Number: F4840

Summary: The activities in this book provide a way for you to share without lecturing and to build an even stronger relationship with your children.


Title: What do I do Now? Practical Ways to Develop Good Behavior in your Child.

Author 1: Alan M. Hofmeister, Ph.D.

Author 2: Charles Atkinson, Ed.D.

Author 3: Hester Henderson, M.Ed.

Publisher: Argus Communications

Date: 1978

Categories: Families, Parenting

Format: Text

Call #: F4841

Summary: Focusing on the years from three to eleven, this book is not confusing psychological theorizing, but is a useful handbook to help parents replace misbehavior with good behavior. Specific examples are given to teach such desired behaviors as sharing, paying attention, and picking up toys, and to eliminate undesirable behaviors such as arguing, hitting, and tantrums.


Title: The Challenge of Child Training: A Parents' Guide

Author 1: Rudolf Dreikurs, M.D.

Author 2:

Publisher: Hawthorn Books, Inc.

Date: 1972

Categories: Families, Parenting

Format: Text

Call #: F4842

Summary: Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs provides practical advice on specific training situations-from weaning to classroom difficulties- plus an attitude of heart and mind toward children and child training. This text explores the reasons behind children’s behavior and misbehavior, discusses the three most effective methods of training, describes the twenty most common mistakes in child training, and gives specific advice on handling twenty-seven problem situations.


Title: Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World

Author 1: Glenn, H. Stephen

Author 2: Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.

Publisher: Prima Publishing

Date: 1989

Categories: Families, Child Rearing

Format: Text

Call #: F4844

Summary: This books goes beyond the leniency versus strictness issues to teach children to be responsible and self-reliant- not through fear and intimidation, which are outer-directed concerns, but through the maturity of feeling accountable to one's commitments (inner-directed behavior).


Title: Parenting Without Punishment

Author 1: John W. Maag, Ph.D.

Author 2:

Publisher: The Charles Press, Publishers, Inc.

Date: 1996

Categories: Families, Parenting

Format: Text

Call #: F4846

Summary: A source of information on behavioral principles and procedures, will have great appeal to parents who need help dealing with their children's problem behaviors. Especially useful for therapists and counselors to give to parents, it explains principles of behavioral analysis in a clear manner, well illustrated with real-life examples, and how they can be applied to a wide range of behavior problems, including ADD, depression and resistant behaviors.


 

Title: What Kids Need to Succeed
Author 1: Benson, Peter L. (Ph.D.)
Author 2: Galbraith, Judy (M.A.)
Author 3: Espeland, Pamela
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Date: 1998
Categories: Families, Parenting Education
Format: Text
Call Number: YO100.1

Summary: This text spells out 40 assets every young person needs. Included are over 900 specific, concrete suggestions that help you build assets at home, at school, in the community, and in the congregation.


Title: What Kids Need to Succeed
Author 1: Benson, Peter L. (Ph.D.)
Author 2: Galbraith, Judy (M.A.)
Author 3: Espeland, Pamela
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Date: 1998
Categories: Families, Parenting Education
Format: Text

Call Number: YO100.2

Summary: This text spells out 40 assets every young person needs. Included are over 900 specific, concrete suggestions that help you build assets at home, at school, in the community, and in the congregation.


Title:  Family-Centered Medical Care:  A Clinical Casebook
Author 1: Doherty, William J. (Ed.)
Author 2: Baird, Macaran A. (Ed.)
Publisher: Guilford Press
Date:  1987
Categories: Families, Medical Care, Family Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: F4801

Summary: This text illuminates the inner workings of family practice medicine.  It includes 71 case descriptions by family physicians and collaborating therapists who offer glimpses into the lives of practitioners, the patients, their families and the context in which they all live and work.  The text includes commentaries on each case, explaining how a physician may be called upon to confront the full gamut of medical work with families, which sometimes involves significant personal risk and unusual personal involvement.  (Grades K-12)

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GAMES


Title:  Family Happenings (Game)
Author 1: Boardman, Richard L.
Author 2: Boardman, Lucianne
Publisher: Kids in Progress, Inc.
Date:  1983
Categories: Families
Format: Game
Call Number: F4804

Summary: Family Happenings is a therapeutic game.  It deals with the thoughts, feelings and behaviors associated with family dynamics.  This game is also designed to specifically address the issues, concerns and situations which the child faces upon encountering various family changes.  It is educational and therapeutic in that it helps the child to better understand family changes and become more acceptant of themselves and others.  Better understanding promotes healthier coping.  (Grades K-6)


Title: The UnGame- Families Version
Author 1:

Publisher: Talicor, Inc.
Date: 2002
Categories: Families
Format: Card Game
Call Number: F4850

Summary: This is card game where there is no competition or winners. The questions are designed to encourage communication and sharing.  Each card has a question for the person who draws it to answer.  It can be used in order to build relationships within a group or family system.

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KITS


Title:  Strengthening Stepfamilies  (Leaders Guide)
Author 1: Albert, Linda Ph.D.
Author 2: Einstein, Elizabeth
Publisher: American Guidance Service
Date:  1986
Categories: Families
Format: Kit
Call Number: F4807

Summary: Strengthening Stepfamilies is a group study program for people living in stepfamilies, designed to increase their knowledge, skills and effectiveness.  It can be organized and led by any trained professional or lay person interested in stepfamily education, in any setting large enough to accommodate 10-20 people comfortably.  The only materials needed are a Strengthening Stepfamilies kit for the leader, one copy of the participant's handbook, Strengthening Your Stepfamily for each participant, one Encouragement Packet for each stepfamily and an audiocassette player for listening to the audiocassettes.  (Grades K-12)

 


Title:  Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Teens
Author 1: Dinkmeyer, Don
Author 2: McKay, Gary D.
Publisher: American Guidance Service
Date:  1983
Categories: Families, Parenting
Format: Kit
Call Number: F4808

Summary: Step/Teen addresses the special challenges of parenting teenagers.  It seeks to help parents increase their understanding, provide practical encouragement skills and helpful ways to communicate as well as effective alternative for providing discipline and solving problems.  The kit includes a leader's guide, parent's guide, five audiocassettes and seven discussion guide cards.  (Grades 7-12)

 


Title:  Active Parenting Today
Author 1: Popkin, Michael H. Ph.D.
Author 2:
Publisher: Active Parenting Inc.
Date:  1993
Categories: Families
Format: Kit
Call Number: F4816

Summary: Active Parenting Today is a major revision of the original Active Parenting Discussion Program, first published in 1983.  This kit includes materials focusing on parenting education and teaching the information and skills that today's parents so desperately need.  This program integrates the constructive feedback gleaned from over nine years of listening to some of the best parenting educators in the land.  (Grades K-12)

 


Title:  Supporting Adolescents with Incarcerated Parents
Author 1:
Publisher: Intergrated Research Services, Inc.
Date: 2006
Categories: Families
Format: Resource Kit
Call Number: F4849

Summary: This kit is designed to provide a better understanding of how parental incarceration impacts adolescents.  The resource kit will provide youth workers with resources to more easily identify youth behavior, attitudes, feelings, and emotions related to having a parent who is incarcerated. This kit includes research, true stories (with a discussion guide and lesson plans), a video (70 minute DVD), a discussion guide, handouts, supplemental resource listings, and fliers.

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VIDEOS


Title:  Family in Crisis - A Phil Donahue Show
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Date:  1988
Categories: Families
Format: Video
Call Number: F4817

Summary: This Phil Donahue program center on the plight of poor children growing up in single-parent households.  Experts examine the problems facing children who are growing up without fathers in the seemingly irreversible cycle of poverty that especially affects minority families.  Possible solutions are discussed including stabilizing the family unit by providing jobs to untrained and semiskilled men.  These men must be reached in childhood with a mixture of emotional support and vocational training made available through government and private intervention.  (28 min.)  (Grades K-12)

 


Title:  Coping Strategies for Kids From Dysfunctional Families
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Ready Reference Press
Date:  1992
Categories: Families
Format: Video
Call Number: F4821

Summary: This supportive video offers reassurance and helpful suggestions for kids from dysfunctional families.  Youngsters are made to understand there is a great deal they can do to cope with an unstable home environment.  (21:06 min.)  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Cooperative Parenting & Divorce - "Shielding Children From Conflict"
Author 1: Boyan, Susan Blyth
Author 2: Termini, Ann Marie
Publisher: Active Parenting
Date:  1997
Categories: Families
Format: Video/Computer Disc/Parent Guide/Leader Guide
Call Number: F4822

Summary: This program is a video-based, psychoeducational program designed to assist divorcing or divorced parents in reducing parental conflict and the risk factors that influence the child's post-divorce adjustment.  The program addresses the relationship between separate households created as a result of divorce.  It is designed to improve the quality of the parental relationship in situations of joint custody, separate maintenance, change of custody, and paternity.  (Grades K-12)


Title:  Understanding the Defiant Child
Author 1: Barkley, Russell A.
Author 2:
Publisher: Guilford Press
Date:  1997
Categories: Families
Format: Video
Call Number: F4827

Summary: Dr. Barkley provides a vivid picture of what we know about Oppositional Defiant Disorder and presents real-life scenes of family interactions and commentary from parents.  Viewers learn how to distinguish ODD from milder forms of misbehavior, long-term outcomes for defiant children, the relationship between ODD and ADHD, and why parent training can help.  (34 min.)  (Ages 2-12)

 


Title:  Growing Together - Program One: Just Like You
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: American Guidance Service, Inc.
Date:  1995
Categories: Families
Format: video
Call Number: F4829

Summary: In this video, the mother learns that both she and her baby are important, unique individuals.  She is given ways to develop her own self-esteem and that of her baby. (20 min.)  (Ages 12-18)

 


Title:  Growing Together - Program 2: Out of Danger
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: American Guidance Service, Inc.
Date:  1995
Categories: Families
Format: Video
Call Number: F4830

Summary: This video demonstrates the vulnerability of babies and shows the practical steps the mother can take to protect her baby. (18 min.)  (Ages 12-18)

 


Title:  Growing Together - Program 3: Good Food for a Good Start
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: American Guidance Service, Inc.
Date:  1995
Categories: Families
Format: Video
Call Number: F4831

Summary: This video teaches the fundamental principles of proper infant feeding.  It also explains and encourages a healthy diet for the teen mother. (13 min.)  (Ages 12-18)

 


Title:  Growing Together - Program 4: Strong and Healthy
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: American Guidance Service, Inc.
Date:  1995
Categories: Families
Format: Video
Call Number: F4832

Summary: This video covers the most basic information the young mother should know to maintain the infant's health and her own, including how and when to call the doctor. (16 min.)  (Ages 12-18)

 


Title:  Growing Together - Program 5: What My Baby Can Do
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: American Guidance Service, Inc.
Date:  1995
Categories: Families
Format: Video
Call Number: F4833

Summary: In this video, the mother learns about normal physical development for an infant.  She also learns what to expect from her baby, and how to assist in its development. (13 min.)  (Ages 12-18)

 


Title:  Growing Together - Program 6: Feelings, Family, Friends
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: American Guidance Service, Inc.
Date:  1995
Categories: Families
Format: Video
Call Number: F4834

Summary: This video promotes individuation through positive play activities, interaction with family, and finding support from others. (16 min.)  (Ages 12-18)


Title: Calamity Jamie: A Parent’s Guide to Coping with Defiant Teens

Author: Parenting Difficult Adolescents Series

Publisher: Kingsley Communications

Date: 1995

Categories: Families, Defiance

Format: Video

Call Number: F4848 

Summary: This video is part one of Parenting Difficult Adolescents Series. This video is designed to be used as part of a learning experience that may include family discussion, counseling, and additional help from outside professionals as needed. Objectives for this program are to: open communication between parents and teens, to educate parents about the causes of oppositional, defiant teen behavior, to encourage parents to respond promptly to their teen’s defiant behavior, and to review effective ways parents can handle their teen’s oppositional, defiant behavior. (25 minutes)