Resources


These are some of the books that I have found to be most user friendly and helpful:


Parenting
Staying Connected to Your Teenager – Michael Riera, PhD
The Baby Book – William Sears, MD
The Discipline Book – William Sears, MD
When Anger Hurts Your Kids – Matthew McKay, PhD/Patrick Fanning/Kim Paleg, PhD/Diana Landis
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child - Mark Weissbluth, MD
Finding Our Families - Wendy Kramer/Naomi Cahn, J.D. (for donor families)
Transgender Child – Stephanie Brill/Rachel Pepper
Spoiling Childhood – Diane Ehrensaft, PhD


Divorce/Co-Parenting
Good Divorce – Constance Aarons, PhD
Families Apart – Melinda Blau, PhD


Depression & Anxiety
Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety – John P. Forsyth, PhD./George H. Eifert, PhD
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook – Matthew McKay, PhD/Jeffrey C. Woods, PhD/Jeffrey Brantley, MD
Beyond the Blues - For Teens Overcoming Depression – Lisa M. Schab, LCSW


Couples
After the Honeymoon – Daniel Wile, PhD
Getting the Love You Want – Harville Hendrix, PhD
Relationship Cure – John Gottman, PhD

Mating in Captivity - Esther Perel

The State of Affairs - Esther Perel


Trauma
Sexual Trauma – Judith Herman, PhD
Courage To Heal Workbook – Laura Davis/Ellen Bass

The Body Keeps the Score - Bessel Van der Kolk, MD


Agencies

Safe and Sound Talk Line
(415) 441-5437
24 hour phone line for all kinds of parenting support and crisis available to parents and caregivers.  Low fee psychotherapy, support groups,  parent drop-in center with therapeutic playroom available for childcare during parent’s use of services.

San Francisco Suicide Prevention
(415) 781-0500
24 hour hotline

La Casa de Los Madres
(877) 503-1850
Domestic Abuse hotline and resource center for women

Huckleberry House
(415) 621-2929
24 hour crisis Line for teens (11-17) and short term shelter
Family Therapy and individual teen therapy

Parents Place
(415) 359-2454
Great resource for playgroups, classes, socialization groups, childcare resources

Natural Resources
(415) 550-2611
Pregnancy, birth and early parenting resource center

Kids Turn
(415) 437-0700
6 week workshops for parents and children who are experiencing divorce

AA
Find a local meeting
12 Step groups: 674-1821