Reading List

 "We read to know that we are not alone."
- C.S. Lewis

ADOLESCENCE 
Girl in the Mirror: Mothers and Daughters in the Years of Adolescence by Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D.

Odd Girls Speak Out: Girls Write About Bullies, Cliques, Popularity and Jealousy by Rachel Simmons

Our Boys Speak: Adolescent Boys Write About Their Inner Lives by John Nikkah

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher, PhD

Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood by Lisa Damour


ADOPTION AND BIRTH FAMILY REUNIFICATION 
Reunion: A Year in Letters Between a Birthmother and the Daughter She Couldn't Keep by Katie Hern and Ellen McGarry Carlson


ADDICTION 
The Family: A New Way of Creating Solid Self-Esteem by John Bradshaw


ANXIETY
Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Worries and Phobias by Tamar E. Chansky, Ph.D



AUTISM 
Motivate to Communicate!: 300 Games and Activities for Your Child With Autism by Simone Griffin and Dianne Sandler



BULLYING
The Bully, The Bullied and The Bystander: From Preschool to High School - How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle  by Barbara Coloroso


CHILD ABUSE
A Terrible Thing Happened: A Story for Children Who Have Witnessed Violence or Trauma by Margaret M. Holmes

How Long Does It Hurt: A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends, and Their Families by Cynthia L. Mather

Invisible Girls: The Truth about Sexual Abuse by Dr. Patti Feuereisen Ph.D.

It Happened to Me: A Teen's Guide to Overcoming Sexual Abuse (workbook) by William Lee Carter 


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 
When Love Goes Wrong: What to do When You Can't Do Anything Right by Ann Jones and Susan Schechter


EATING DISORDERS
Thin: A Memoir of Anorexia and Recovery by Grace Bowman

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher


GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER ISSUES 
It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living by Dan Savage 


PARENTING 
Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men by Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.


RUNAWAYS 
Letter to My Daughter: A Novel by George Bishop


SELF-HARM
A Bright Red Scream: Self -Mutilation and the Language of Pain by Marilee Strong

Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation by Steven Levenkron


SUICIDE & DEPRESSION