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REACH distributes a quarterly newsletter focusing on adoption specific themes and topics. The quarterly publication includes book reviews, informational articles, community events, support group information and more. If you would like to receive our newsletter, please call 559.222.4969 or you can request to be added to our newsletter mailing list by clicking here.

  • Adoptive Parenting
    Adoption Parenting: Creating a Toolbox, Building Connections by Jean MacLeod Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents by Deborah D. Gray Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens by D. Riley and J. Meeks The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family by K. B. Purvis and D. R. Cross Parenting Adopted Adolescents: Understanding and Appreciating Their Journeys by Gregory C. Keck Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow by G. C. Keck and R. M. Kupecky Raising Adopted Children: Practical, Reassuring Advice for Every Adoptive Parent by Lois R. Melina Real Parents, Real Children: Parenting the Adopted Child by H. Van Gulden and L. M. Bartels-Rabb Reclaiming Hope: Overcoming the Challenges of Parent Foster and Adopted Children by Marcy Pusey Reparenting the Child Who Hurts: A Guide to Healing Developmental Trauma and Attachments by Caroline Archer Talking with Young Children About Adoption by M. Watkins and S. Fisher Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past by B. Keefer and J. E. Schooler Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft by Mary Hopkins-Bes Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge Understanding Infertility: Insights for Family and Friends by Patricia I. Johnston Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families by J. E. Schooler, B. K. Smalley and T. J. Callahan
  • Adoption Books in Spanish
    Choco encuentra una mamá by Keiko Kasza Disciplina sin Lágrimas: Una guía imprescindible para orientar y alimentar el desarrollo mental de tu hijo by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson El Conejito Andarín by Margaret Wise Brown Hijito Pollito by Marta Zafrilla and Nora Hilb Mi Familia es de Otro Mundo! by Cecilia Blanco Mi maravillosa historia de adopción by Amelia Rodriguez Gutierrez Nacido del Corazón by Berta Serrano Somos adoptados by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos Stelaluna by Janell Cannon
  • Attachment
    The 5 Love Languages of Children by G. Chapman and D. R. Campbell Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents by Deborah D. Gray Attaching through Love, Hugs, and Play: Simple Strategies to Help Build Connections with your Child by Deborah Gray Becoming Attached by Robert Karen Fostering Changes by Richard J. Delaney I Love You Rituals by Becky A Bailey Infants, Toddlers, and Families: A Framework for Support and Intervention by Karen Kurz-Riemer Reparenting the Child Who Hurts: A Guide to Healing Developmental Trauma and Attachments by Caroline Archer
  • Behavior and Discipline
    Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love-based Approach to Helping Attachment-Challenged Children with Severe Behaviors by Heather T. Forbes and B. Bryan Post Boundaries by H. Cloud and J. Townsend Help for Billy: A Beyond Consequences Approach to Helping Challenging Children in the Classroom by Heather T. Forbes No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina P. Bryson The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder by Carol Kranowitz and Lucy Jane Miller Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive by Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm, and Connected by Susan Stiffelman Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting by L. Markham ScreamFree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool by H. E. Runkel Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew by E. Notbohm The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel
  • Books for Children - Adoption and Transracial Adoption
    Adoption is for Always by L. W. Girard and J. Friedman All About Adoption: How Families are Made & How Kids Feel About It by Jane Annunziata and Marc A Nemiroff An American Face by Jan M. Czech And That’s Why She’s My Mama by Tiarra Nazario Borya and the Burps: An Eastern European Adoption Story by J. McNamara and D. Majewski Brown Like Me by Noelle Lamperti Charli’s Super Big Family Tree – An Open Adoption Story by Toni Serena Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs Discovering Me: A Journey Book About Adoption by Betsy Trainor Families are Different by Nina Pellegrini Families Change: A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights by Julie Nelson A Family for Leanne by S. Griffin-Timberlake and J. Timberlake Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can’t Live with Their Parets by J. Levy and W. Martin Forever Family by Kelly & Lindsey Bullard Forever Fingerprints: An Amazing Discovery for Adopted Children by Sherrie Eldridge Happy Adoption Day! by J. McCutcheon and J. Paschkis How I Was Adopted by Joanna Cole I Don’t Have Your Eyes by Carrie A. Kitze I Love You Rituals by Becky A. Bailey Mommy and Me Don’t Match by K Monsma A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza Sam’s Sister by Juliet C. Bond Skin Like Mine by LaTashia M. Perry Some Babies Are Adopted by Cindy Walker Sometimes It’s Grandmas and Grandpas: Not Mommies and Daddies by Gayle Byrne and Mary Haverfield Tell Me Again About the Night I was Born by Jamie L. Curtis The Day We Met You by Phoebe Koehler The Family Book by Todd Parr The Long Journey Home by Richard DeLaney The Mulberry Bird: An Adoption Story by Anne Braff Braff Brodzinsky The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler The Tummy Mummy by Michelle Madrid-Branch The Twelve Gifts of Birth by Charlene Costanzo Two Birthdays for Beth by Gay Lynn Cronin We Belong Together: A Book About Adoption and Families by Todd Parr Yes, I’m Adopted! by Sharlie Zinniger
  • Books for Children - Body Safety and Boundaries
    Let’s Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent and Respect: Teach children about body ownership, respect, feelings, choices, and recognizing bullying behaviors by Jayneen Sanders My Body! What I Say Goes!: A book to empower and teach children about personal body safety, feelings, safe and unsafe touch, private parts, secrets and surprises, consent, and respectful relationships by Jayneen Sanders My Body’s Mine: A Book on Body Boundaries and Sexual Abuse Prevention by Kayla J. W. Marnach No Means No!: Teaching children about personal boundaries, respect and consent; empowering kids by respecting their choices and their right to say, ‘No!’ by Jayneen Sanders
  • Books for Children - Emotional Regulation/Feelings
    Baby Owl Lost her Whoo by Cindy R. Lee Doggie Doesn’t Know “No”! by Cindy R. Lee Double-Dip Feelings: Stories to Help Children Understand Emotions by Barbara S. Cain Giant Jack by Birte Muller It’s Tough to be Gentle: A Dragon’s Tale by Cindy R. Lee Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor and Rafael López Kelly Bear: Feelings by L. Davies and J. Davies Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need by Gabi Garcia Listening with my Heart by Gabi Garcia and Ying Hui Tan The Boy Who Built a Wall Around Himself by Ali Redford The Elephant with Small Ears by Cindy R. Lee The Invisible String by P. Karst and G. Stevenson The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn The Penguin and the Fine-Looking Fish by Cindy R. Lee The Redo Roo by Cindy R. Lee The Way I Act by Steve Metzger The Way I Feel by Janan Cain What Color is Your Day? by Camryn Wells and Eleanor Loseby When Sophie Gets Angry — Really, Really Angry… by Molly Bang You, Me and Empathy by Jayneen Sanders and Sofia Cardoso
  • Books for Teens
    Dear Wonderful You: Letters to Adopted & Fostered Youth by Diane René Christian and Mei-Mei Akwai Ellerman The Face in the Mirror: Teenagers and Adoption by Marion Crook Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye by Lois Lowry Heaven by Angela Johnson Orphan Train by C. B. Kline Patty’s Journey: From Orphanage to Adoption and Reunion by D. S. Norling and P. F. Clement Three More Words by Ashley Rhones-Courter Three Little Words: A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter Why Me? by Deborah Kent
  • Drug Exposure & Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    Adoption & Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure: Research, Policy, and Practice by P. B. Barth, M. Freundlich and D. M. Brodzinsky The Best I Can Be: Living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Effects by Liz Kulp and Jodee Kulp
  • General Adoption Books
    Adopting and Ethics: Adoption and Assisted Reproduction by Madelyn Freundlich Adopting and Ethics: The Role of Race, Culture, and National Origin in Adoption by Madelyn Freundlich Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self by D. M. Brodzinsky, M. D. Schechter and R. M. Henig Don’t Bite Your Tongue by Ruth Nemzoff Families are Different by Nina Pellegrini Family Wanted: Stories of Adoption by Sara Holloway Fostering and Adopting the Troubled Child by Janet Clayton Glatz Lesbian and Gay Fostering and Adoption by Stephen Hicks and Janet McDermott Let’s Talk About It: Adoption by Fred Rogers Life Givers by James L. Gritter Nobody’s Children by Elizabeth Bartholet Nurturing Adoptions by Deborah Gray Perspectives on a Grafted Tree: Thoughts for Those Touched by Adoption by Patricia I. Johnston Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets by Carissa Phelps Safe Passage by Richard J. Delaney Taking Charge of Infertility by Patricia I. Johnston Talking with Young Children About Adoption by M. Watkins and S. Fisher The Adoption Triangle by Arthur D. Sorosky, Annette Baran, and Reuben Pannor The Impact of the Adoption and Safe Families Act on Children of Incarcerated Parents by Arlene F. Lee, Philip M. Genty, and Mimi Laver Three Little Words: A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter To the End of June by Cris Beam Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft by Mary Hopkins-Bes Turning Stones: My Days and Nights with Children at Risk by Marc Parent
  • Grief & Loss
    Children and Loss by Elizabeth Pomeroy and Renee Bradford Garcia
  • Open Adoption
    Sacred Connections: Stories of Adoption by A. Koenig and N. Berg The Spirit of Open Adoption by James L. Gritter
  • Relative/Kinship Adoption
    Black Grandparents as Parents by Lenora Madison Poe Grandparents as Parents: A Survival Guide for Raising a Second Family by S. De Toledo and D. E. Brown
  • Siblings
    Brothers and Sisters in Adoption: Helping Children Navigate Relationships When New Kids Join the Family by Arleta James We are Family: Sibling Relationships in Placement and Beyond by Audrey Mullender
  • Transracial/Transcultural Adoption
    Black Baby White Hands by Jaiya John Inside Transracial Adoption by G. Steinberg and B. Hall
  • Trauma
    Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families by J. E. Schooler, B. K. Smalley and T. J. Callahan
  • Trust-Based Relational Interventions (TBRI) Videos
    A Sensory World: Making Sense of Sensory Disorders by TCU Institute of Child Development Attachment: Why it Matters by TCU Institute of Child Development Children from Hard Places and the Brain by TCU Institute of Child Development Empowering, Connecting & Correcting Principles (Lecture Series) by TCU Institute of Child Development Facilitating Behavioral Change (Lecture Series) by TCU Institute of Child Development Healing Research (Lecture Series) by TCU Institute of Child Development Healthy Touch by TCU Institute of Child Development Playful Interaction: Unlocking the Mysteries of Nurturing Human Relationships by TCU Institute of Child Development Sensory Integration (Lecture Series) by TCU Institute of Child Development TBRI Overview by TCU Institute of Child Development The Neurochemistry of Fear (Lecture Series) by TCU Institute of Child Development The Attachment Dance (Lecture Series) by TCU Institute of Child Development Trust Based Parenting SPANISH by TCU Institute of Child Development Trust-Based Parenting by TCU Institute of Child Development
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