Resources for Parents of Children with Attachment Disorders and Other Mental Illnesses

Note: This page is under construction and more resources are coming soon! If you have a favorite resource to add, please feel free to email it to evaughan at vaughanfirm dot com.

Websites

The Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh)
Educational materials, book recommendations, and other resources for both parents of children with attachment disorders and psychology professionals.

Attachment and Trauma Network
Online and offline support groups, a support “warm line” (calls returned within 24 hours), treatment information, newsletters, conferences, and more resources for parents of children with attachment disorder and other posttraumatic disorders.

The Attachment Disorder Site One parent’s labor of love to share her experience learning how to help her adopted son overcome attachment disorder.

Developing Emotional Attachments in Adopted Children by Lysa Parker. This useful article is a good introduction to the concept of attachment, symptoms of attachment disorders, and a few basics of promoting attachment in adopted children.

Books

Becoming A Family: Promoting Healthy Attachments in Your Adopted Child by Lark Eshleman, Ph.D.

What Every Adoptive Parent Needs to Know: Healing Your Child’s Wounded Heart by Kate Cremer-Vogel MS LCPC; Dan Richards; Cassie Richards.

Nurturing Attachments: Supporting Children Who Are Fostered or Adopted by Kim S. Golding

Attachment in Adoption by Deborah Gray

Raising Adopted Children by Lois Reskai Melina

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