Links & Resources

Links to recent Greenhouse presentations:

Parenting for Character Development  ideas for parents on how to think about passing on their highest values effectively

DIR/Floortime and Brain Development  How the basics of the DIR approach support neurological development

Research on Developmental Therapies for Autism Summary of research background supporting DIR principles

Links to Regional Center Appeals Procedure:

Vendors of services for the Regional Center are required to post on their websites a link to the Department of Developmental Services appeals procedure web page: 

Department of Developmental Services telephone number: 916-654-1987

Links to Key Resources used at Greenhouse Therapy Center:

Becoming Attached by Robert Karen history of the development of Attachment theory and research

Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disoders website to explore DIR/Floortime for children with autism

Attachment in Psychotherapy by David Wallin method for applying Attachment theory to clinical practice

The Child with Special Needs by Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder
handbook for parents and professionals, for understanding and practicing DIR/Floortime

Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting fantastic, comprehensive method for addressing all sorts of challenging behaviors

Website with more resources for understanding DIR/Floortime

For Educators or Professionals handling all kinds of children in the classroom!

For parents and professionals looking for games online that target social-emotional development:

**Listen to a psychologist speak about fathers' experiences of growing into better family relationships when they have a child with autism:

Excellent Books and Resources for Parents:

Parenting is Heart Work by Scott Turansky and Joan Scott - Biblical principles adapted for parenting approaches which feature caring for the core of the child and using behavioral challenges to focus on character development, responsibility training, and relational repair.  

Great Kids by Stanley Greenspan - Developmental expert gives detailed parenting advice and techniques for developing children's minds, emotional, and social awareness.


"Fathers and Autism" video by Robert Naseef: For fathers growing and improving their relationships with their child with autism and their wives

Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel -  
How to become a self-reflective parent so that you can move into a place of awareness and control over the impact of past attachment wounds upon the quality of your relationship with your own child

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Video for Kids and Adults - follow along on this YouTube video to learn ways to focus and calm children or adults with lots of helpful imagery.
The Challenging Child by Stanley Greenspan - 
Child development expert gives a great advice for warm, sensitive parenting of a  variety of very difficult children to raise including self-absorbed, overactive, oversensitive, uncooperative, or inattentive children
Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting by Noel Janis-Norton - 
Book soon to be released which is a fantastically comprehensive system mixing behavioral and developmental principles for raising children to be very responsible and to reduce parental stress.
The Whole-Brain Child by Tena Bryson and Daniel Siegel - 
Applying latest neurobiological research and mindfulness discoveries to parenting.

How to Talk so Kids will Listen - Adele Faber and Elizabeth Mazlisch
Skills for great communication and general advice/tips for empathic parenting to encourage growth of positive traits.

Top 100 Special Needs Resources on the Web - compiled by
A compilation of great sites for children with various kinds of challenges!


A FREE curriculum from Easter Seals for school students about how to include and support fellow students with disabilititities:
Friends Who Care Disability Awareness Curriculum 

Impact Personal Training classes for children's self-defense and women's self-defense

The Safe Side - Funny and eye-catchnig videos for children with or without disabilities,  to quickly and easily teach them stranger awareness and internet safety awareness without frightening them

Other Helpful Links: - Educating families on different types of birth injuries, as well as symptoms, causes, treatments, etc. - Providing resources for families navigating special needs.

General Mental Health Links:


Addiction and Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous Recovery Resources
Center for On-Line Addiction
Habit Smart
SAMHSA's Substance Abuse/Addiction
SAMHSA's Treatment and Recovery
Web of Addictions

Anxiety Disorders
Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder
National Center for PTSD
Obsessive Compulsive Information Center

Associations & Institutes
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Counseling Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Society
Canadian Mental Health Association
Center for Mental Health Services
National Institute of Mental Health
National Mental Health Association
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADDA - Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, NIMH
Born to Explore: The Other Side of ADD/ADHD
Driven to Distraction

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
Childhelp USA®
SAMHSA's Children and Families
SAMHSA's Protection and Advocacy
Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse
The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website
Women, Violence and Trauma

Chronic Fatigue
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Bipolar Disorder News -
Depression and How Therapy Can Help
Depression Screening
Depression Test, Symptoms of Depression, Signs of Depression

Developmental Disorders
Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Dissociation and Traumatic Stress
Sidran Foundation Home Page

Eating Disorders
American Dietetic Association
Something Fishy

Journals & Magazines
ADHD Report
Anxiety, Stress and Coping
Contemporary Hypnosis
Depression and Anxiety
Drug and Alcohol Review
Early Child Development and Care
Eating Disorders
Educational Assessment
Journal of Gambling Studies
Journal of Happiness Studies
Journal of Mental Health and Aging
Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Language and Cognitive Processes
Loss, Grief & Care
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Metaphor and Symbol
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Personal Relationships
Personality and Individual Differences
Psychiatric Bulletin
Psychology of Men & Masculinity
Psychology Today
Stress and Health
Studies in Gender and Sexuality
Substance Abuse
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Trauma, Violence & Abuse

Medications and Health Supplements
Drug Interactions, Alternative, MotherNature
Drug Interactions, DIRECT
Medical Dictionary
Medications, FDA
Medication, Internet Mental Health
Medications, PDR
Medline, Comparison
SAMHSA's Psychiatry and Psychology

Mental Health Care General Links
Internet Mental Health
Let’s Talk Facts, APA
Mental Health Counselor Resources,
Mental Help Net
Mental Illnesses/Disorders
University of Michigan Health Topics A to Z
Web Sites You Can Trust, Medical Library Association

Personality Disorders
Mental Help Net - Personality Disorders
Personality Disorders - Focus Adolescent Counselor Services

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines
SAMHSA's Suicide
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Suicide: Read This First

Additional Mental Health Care & Counseling Resources
Interpretation of Dreams
Keirsey (Myers-Briggs) Temperament Sorter
Signs of Menopause, Symptoms of Menopause

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