1b

A Child Called It: One Child’s Courage to Survive

by Dave Pelzer | Health Communications, Inc.

This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history.

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2b

A Survivor’s Closet

by Debra Luptak | Pauli Publishing House

How my memories as a little girl became the diary of one of the most horrific, severe child abuse stories in Missouri history.

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3b

Buddhist Boot Camp

by Timber Hawkeye | Harper Collins

Buddhism is all about training the mind, and boot camp is an ideal training method for this generation’s short attention span. The chapters in this small book can be read in any order, and are simple……

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4bCodependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself

by Melody Beattie | Hazelden

Is someone else’s problem your problem? If, like so many others, you’ve lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else’s, you may be codependent-and you may find yourself in this book-Codependent No More.

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5bDaring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

by Brene’ Brown, PhD | Gotham BooksResearcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.

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6b

Generation iY: Our Last Chance to Save Their Future

by Tim Elmore | Poet Gardner Publishing

The one book every parent, teacher, coach, and youth pastor should read.

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7b

Growing Up Sad: Childhood Depression and Its Treatment

by Leon Cytryn M.D. & Donald McKnew, M.D. | W.W. Norton & Company

The pioneering work of Drs. Cytryn and McKnew has resulted in the widespread recognition that childhood depression is an all too common psychological reaction to environmental stress and genetic heritage.

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8b

Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust & Love

by Michael Orlans, M.A. & Terry M. Levy, PhD | CWLA Press

Attachment is the deep connection that children and parents/caregivers establish early in life.

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9b

Help Yourself For Teens

by Dave Pelzer | A Plume Book

Dave Pelzer, author of the acclaimed, best-selling books A Man Named Dave and Help Yourself, continues his tireless crusade against despair with Help Yourself for Teens, an uplifting new book written specifically for young adults.

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10b

I Don’t Have to Make Everything All Better

by Gary & Joy Lundberg | Penguin Book

In their weekly radio show and in their popular workshops, Gary and Joy Lundberg have already helped thousands of people and their families to communicate more effectively.

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11bPoetry for Young People: Maya Angelou

by Maya Angelou | Sterling Children’s Books

Twenty-five of her finest poems capture a range of emotions and experiences, from the playful “Harlem Hopscotch” to the prideful “Me and My Work” to the soul-stirring “Still I Rise.”

 

12bSetting Boundaries with Your Adult Children: Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents

by Allison Bottke | Harvest House Publishers

This important and compassionate new book from the creator of the successful God Allows U-Turns series will help parents and grandparents of the many adult children who continue to make life painful for their loved ones.

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13b

Sexual Abuse/Sacred Wound: Transforming Deep Trauma

by Stephanie Mines, PhD | Station Hill Openings

This book provides understanding and practical guidance for those traumatized by sexual abuse, their families, friends and therapists.

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14b

Shouting at the Sky: Troubled Teens and the Promise of the Wild

by  Gary Ferguson | St. Martin’s Press

Nature as few have imagined it: Utah, a windswept desert thick with spring, the flash of primrose, treeless hills, canyons shining in the sun.

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15b

The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict

by Arbinger Institute | Berrett-Koehler Publishers

What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause?

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16b

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

by Don Miguel Ruiz | Amber-Allen Publishing

Rooted in traditional Toltec wisdom beliefs, four agreements in life are essential steps on the path to personal freedom.

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17bThe Parallel Process: Growing Alongside Your Adolescent or Young Adult Child in Treatment

by Krissy Pozatek, LICSW | Lantern Books

For many parents of troubled teenagers, a therapeutic program that takes the child from the home for a period of time offers some respite from the daily tumult of acting out, lies, and tension that has left the family under siege.

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20b

The Seven Paths: Changing One’s Way of Walking in the World

by Anasazi Foundation | Berrett-Koehler

Discover the Healing Power of the Wilderness.

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18bTroubled Childhood, Triumphant Life: Healing From the Battle Scars of Youth

by James P. Krehbiel, Ed.S | New Horizon Press

Why do some individuals transcend the turbulence of troubled childhoods as they transition to adulthood, whereas others remain mired in a system of beliefs and behaviors that are self-defeating and replicate the past?

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19bWe Are All in Shock: How Overwhelming Experiences Shatter You…And What You Can Do About It

by Stephanie Mines, PhD | New Page Books

We Are All in Shock is a complete guide to physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being.

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Book of the Month

1b

A Child Called It: One Child’s Courage to Survive

by Dave Pelzer | Health Communications, Inc.

This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history.

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