Recommended Reading & Useful Information 

Learning Differences: 

The Arc of Texas

• Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit

• Disorder by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey

• Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz, MD

Psych Central 

• Taking Charge of ADHD by Russell Barkley, PhDNational Center for Learning Differences


CDC Child Development Resources

• Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel

Healthy Children 

• How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with

• Children Ages 2-7 by Joanna Faber and Julie King

Kids Health

• No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and • Nurture Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

• Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen

• Raising Resilient Children by Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein

• Siblings without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

• Stop Talking Start Communicating by Geoffrey Tumlin

• The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell

• The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel, MD

Counseling/Mental Health: 

National Alliance on Mental Illness 

National Institute of Mental Health

Self-Esteem Bookshop


Child Counseling/Play Therapy: 

Association for Play Therapy

UNT’s Center for Play Therapy 

Texas Association for Play Therapy

Evidence-Based Child Therapy

National Alliance for Grieving Children


Emergency Contacts: 

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Abuse Hotline: 1.800.252.5400

United Way National Hotline: 2-1-1

Suicide/Teen Crisis Hotline: 972.233.TEEN

Rape Crisis Center: 210-349-7273

Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas Hotline: 214.828.1000

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.888.799.7233

National Runaway Safeline: 1.800.786.2929

Texas Runaway Hotline: 1.888.580.HELP