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HEALTHCARE


The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harris, MD - 
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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 by Bruce D. Perry, MD and Maia Szalavitz - LINK 

The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, MD - LINK
 

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​SCHOOLS


Help For Billy: A Beyond Consequences Approach to Helping Challenging Children in the Classroom by Heather T. Forbes - LINK 

Fostering Resilient Learners; Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall - LINK  

Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control by Heather T. Forbes, LCSW, and B. Bryan Post - LINK

The Trauma Informed School: A Step-by-Step Implementation Guide for Administrators and School Personnel by Jim Sporleder and Heather T. Forbes, LCSW - LINK

Creative Interventions With Traumatized Children (Creative Arts and Play Therapy) by Cathy A. Malchiodi and Bruce D. Perry - LINK

Doodles, Dances & Ditties: A Trauma-informed Somatosensory Handbook by Mollie HeibertJennifer PlattKendra SchpokJessica Whitesel, and Bruce D. Perry MD, PhD - LINK  
 

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CHURCHES

 

Created to Connect: A Christian's Guide to the Connected Child by Karyn B. Purvis, Michael and Amy Monroe - LINK 

 

Adopted For Life by Russell Moore - LINK 

 

Reframing Foster Care: Filtering your foster parenting journey through the lens of the Gospel by Jason Johnson - LINK 

 

Everyone Can Do Something: A field guide to strategically rallying your church around the orphaned and vulnerable by Jason Johnson - LINK 

 

Anchored: A Bible Study on Self Worth by Cindy R. Lee - LINK

 

What Is A Girl Worth? by Rachael Denhollander - LINK

 

We Too: How The Church Can Respond Redemptively to the Sexual Abuse Crisis by Mary DeMuth - LINK

 

Rythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose by Rebekah Lyons - LINK
 

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LAW ENFORCEMENT

 

The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, MD - LINK

 

Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice in the United States by Judah Oudshoorn - LINK 

 

Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement: A guide for officers and their families - LINK Good Cop, Good Cop: A get healthy, stay healthy guide for law enforcement by Brian Casey - LINK 

 

Resilience in Law Enforcement: Peer support groups by Gerald W. Lewis - LINK 

 

Armor Your Self: How to survive a career in law enforcement by John S. Marx - LINK

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FOSTER/ADOPTION


The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family by Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross and Wendy Lyons Sunshine - LINK 

 

Parenting From the Inside Out: How a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive by Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell - LINK 

 

Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential - And Endangered by Bruce D. Perry and Maia Szalavitz - LINK

 

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber an Elaine Mazlish - LINK 

 

Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child: From the first hours together through the teen years by Patty Cogan - LINK

 

Dare To Love: The Art of Merging Science and Love into Parenting Children With Difficult Behaviors by Heather T. Forbes - LINK

 

Love Me, Feed Me: The adoptive parent's guide to ending the worry about weight, picky eating, power struggles, and more by Katja Rowell MD - LINK 

 

The Out of Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder - LINK

 

No Biking in the House Without a Helmet by Melissa Fay Greene - LINK

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CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Mikey and the Dragons by Jocko Willink - LINK 


​Way of the Warrior Kid by Jocko Willink - LINK


​Way of the Warrior Kid Marc's Mission by Jocko Willink - LINK 
​The Redo Roo by Cindy R. Lee - LINK 


The Elephant with Small Ears by Cindy R. Lee - LINK


The Penguin and the Fine-Looking Fish by Cindy R. Lee - LINK 


You Weren't With Me by Chandra Ghosh Ippen - LINK


Once I Was Very Scared by Chandra Ghosh Ippen - LINK


The Invisible String by Patrice Karst - LINK


God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children to Protect

Their Bodies by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb - LINK


Good Pictures, Bad Pictures Jr.: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds by Kristen A. Jenson - LINK

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Legal Resources

While the area of legal issues is not our forte we strive to provide resources as they are brought to our attention. These two groups have put themselves out there as legal teams that care about birth injuries and their impacts on families. As we care deeply about prenatal and perinatal trauma and its impact on kiddos we feel that a balanced set of resources would not be complete without providing you some kind of starting point for dealing with these things from a legal standpoint.  (Disclaimer: Hollis Consulting LLC has no partnerships with these folks nor do we receive any monetary compensation from them.)

 

Birth injuries are instances of physical harm during childbirth directly caused by medical errors. There are many types of birth injuries, ranging from mild to severe. Birth injuries may cause irreversible damage there are groups that can provide you with legal resources to help address these kind of injuries from a legal standpoint. 

Prenatal Birth Injury Resources: Birth Injury Justice Center. - LINK

Sokolove Law Group - LINK

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