Trauma, Attachment, and Interdependence

Boss, P. (1999). Ambiguous loss: Learning to live with unresolved grief. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Child Trauma Academy,

Fahlberg, V. (1991). A child’s journey through placement. Indianapolis: Perspectives Press.

Gulden, H. v., & Sutton, A. (2014). And you are still you: Developing and maintaining a stable sense of self. : Lulu.

Perry, B., & Szalavitz, M. (2010). Born for love: Why empathy is essential–and endangered. New York: HarperCollins.

Perry, B., & Szalavitz, M. (2006). The boy who was raised as a dog and other stories from a child psychiatrist’s notebook: What traumatized children can teach us about loss, love, and healing. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Sensory Processing Disorder

Kranowitz, C. S. (2005). The out-of-sync child: recognizing and coping with sensory processing disorder (Rev. and updated ed.). New York: A Skylight Press Book/A Perigee Book.

Older Youth

Agosti, J., & Jarboe, K. (2011). “Independent living transformation in California: lessons learned about working with older youth and implications for permanency” in Love and belonging for a lifetime: Youth permanency in Child Welfare (1 ed., Vol. 26, p. 15). American Humane Society.

Casey Family Programs, (2008). Improving outcomes for older youth in foster care.

The Role of the Church and the Call to Serve

Friesen, J., Wilder, E. J., Bierling, A., Koepcke, R., & Poole, M. (2000). The life model; living from the heart Jesus gave you. Pasadena, CA: Shepherd’s House, Inc.

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