General Resources

Books


The Whole Brain Child

The Connected Child by Karyn Purvis 

Confessions of an Adoptive Parent by Mike Berry 

No-Drama Discipline by Daniel Siegle 

Wrights Law, From Emotions to Advocacy (help with IEPs, etc)

Anatomy of the Soul by Curt Thompson 

The Body Keeps the Score 

Parenting is Your Highest Calling: And Eight Other Myths

Parenting your Internationally Adopted Child 

Wounded Children Healing Homes 

Blogs & Websites

http://jasonjohnsonblog.com

https://confessionsofanadoptiveparent.com

http://www.adoptivefamiliescircle.com/blogs

https://adoptiveblackmom.com

https://jamieivey.com/blog

Podcasts 

The Empowered Parent Podcast

The Honestly Adoption Podcast 

Support (online, groups, etc.)

The Empowered to Connect Conference: This two-day event features some of the leading research and teaching on attachment to educate parents and professionals who care for children impacted by adoption and foster care. A live simulcast is offered by Love Made Visible at Mosaic Church in April 2019.  

Confessions of an Adoptive Parent; Online Support for foster and adoptive 

Foster Care

Foundation Foster Children-funding for summer camps and ongoing extracurricular  activities. Sign up for mailing list to get free tickets to events and giveaways

Adoption

Louse Calls – for prolonged lice cases, they will come out the same day and guarantee everything out of their hair (occasionally licensing agency will reimburse)

Counseling

Tanya Doyle-First Orlando Counseling
3125 Bruton Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32805
(407) 514-4470

Tracy Kristoff – Simple Pathways Counseling, Inc.
213 Dillard Street 220D
Winter Garden, FL 34787
(407) 992-9484 


Kimball Counseling Center Associates-KCA
Diane Kimball  
1035 S Semoran Blvd Building 2, Suite 1029
Winter Park, FL 32792 
(407) 378-3748 

Leslie Gavin, Psy. Nemours Children’s Clinic (specializes in autism but will see others)
The IEP Advocate - free and fee based assistance

Orphan Care General Attorneys 

John Stemberger, Attorney for adoption finalization

Stephen Price, Esquire 
1411 Edgewater Drive, Suite 200 
Orlando, FL 32804 
(407) 843-3300

IN CASE OF NEEDING TO CALL EMERGENCY NUMBER FOR YOUR CHILD OR TEEN:  

Ask for (CIT) crisis intervention officer if need to call 911 (will understand, not put hand cuffs on, etc)