Treatment Resources: Working with Children
DSM IV Diagnostic
Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence - Provides Parents/Clinicians with an overivew of diagnostics to consider -- links to the DSMIV made Easy Website
Children and Violence - NIMH Articles/Reports
Depression in Children and Adolescents - NIMH
Help for Traumatized Children - AAMFT Article
Learning Disabilities - NIMH Articles
Normative Sexual Behavior in Children: A Contemporary Sample William N. Friedrich*, Jennifer Fisher*, Daniel Broughton*, Margaret Houston*, and Constance R. Shafran.
Preventing Conduct Problems in Head Start Children - American Psychologist Article
When Grandparents Parent - AAMFT Article
When the Winnie the Pooh Cup is Half-Empty: Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Depressed Children by Michael A. Tompkins, Ph.D.
Unspoken Suffering: Social Anxiety Disorder in Children by Karen Dineen Wagner, M.D., Ph.D
Articles for Clients
National Institute of Mental Health Articles on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
National Institute of Mental Health Articles on Child and Violence
National Institute of Mental Health Articles on Learning Disabilities
Talk of the Nation Broadcasts

May 30, 2001 Crossing the Water: Working with Troubled Boys

More states are prosecuting teenage boys as adults and sending them to adult jails. Are there other options for these difficult kids? Juan Williams talks with adults who have worked in special schools for boys in tough situations and with young men who've been through these schools.

October 24, 2000 Long-Term Effects of Divorce on Kids

For 25 years, Judith Wallerstein has studied a group of Californians who all lived through their parents' divorce. She found that the lingering effects of their parents' breakup still effects them in profound ways. Other researchers dispute her findings. Join Juan Williams and Judith Wallerstein for a look at the long term effects of divorce on kids, on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.

September 6, 2000 Divorced Parents and Joint Custody of Children

Today, more parents are opting for custody arrangements that share day-to-day childrearing duties as well as legal responsibilities. Fathers' rights groups say joint physical custody is a vindication for dads who have been relegated to the unemotional role of financial provider. But opponents say courts that prescribe shared parenting have lost sight of children's best interest. Does the time kids spend with their divorced parents need to be equal time to be quality time, or have the courts taken gender equity too far?

May 2, 2000 Kids and Sleep

An increasing number of children are suffering sleep disorders, and some pediatricians think the reason is the loss of traditional bedtimes. After-school activities, late-working parents, computers, and that old favorite TV all work to push back bedtimes in modern households. Join host Juan Williams and a panel of experts to share your opinion on when kids should be getting to bed.

04/09/1997 Children's Emotional and Mental Disorders

Ray Suarez is joined by a leading child psychiatrist to discuss the advances in the treatment of troubled children. New hope and help for difficult children and their parents, on the next Talk of the Nation from NPR News. Guests: Dr. Harold Koplewicz Vice-Chairman and Director, The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NYU Medicare Center/Bellevue Hospital Author It's Not Your Fault (Times Books, 1996)

03/19/1996 Talk of the Nation Teaching Children About Grief

Ray and his guests discuss how to teach children about coping with trauma and grief. They'll discuss children's reactions to stress and disaster, presentations of death and dying in the media, and how parents and teachers can help kids work through their feelings of confusion when something terrible happens

CCBD - Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders - an international professional organization committed to promoting and facilitating the education and general welfare of children/youth with behavioral and emotional disorders
National Parent Information Network - (NPIN) is a project of the ERIC system, which is administered by the National Library of Education in the U.S. Department of Education. The mission of NPIN is to provide access to research-based information about the process of parenting, and about family involvement in education
Special - A Resource and Service for Parents and Professionals
Related Theoretical Perspectives
Expressive Therapies
Play Therapy
By Diagnosis
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Adjustment Disorder
Anxiety Disorders
Asperger's Syndrome
Conduct Disorder
Depressive Disorders
Dual Diagnosis
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Panic Disorder
Rett's Disorder
Separation Anxiety Disorder
Social Phobia
Specific Phobia
Substance Abuse/Dependence
By Presenting Issue
Abuse - Sexual
Abuse - Domestic Violence
Abuse - Incest
Abuse - Emotional
Abuse - Neglect
Abuse - Physical
CRISIS Management
Eating Disorders
Gay and Lesbian Issues
Grief and Bereavement
Multicultural Perspectives
Panic Attacks
Parenting Issues
Rape Trauma
Substance Abuse
Tarasoff/Violent Client


Behavioral Disorders - the Journal of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disroders
Child Psychology and Psychiatry Review - Launched in 1996, this peer-reviewed journal provides a forum for the exchange of clinical experience, ideas and research. Its principal aim is to foster good clinical practice. Wide-ranging in its coverage, the Review includes studies of new theoretical developments, clinical case studies, descriptions of innovative techniques and new service developments
Early Childhood Development and Care
Journal of Child and Family Studies - This journal is the international forum for topical issues pertaining to the mental well-being of children, adolescents, and their families
Journal of Child Maltreatment - reports the latest scientific information and technical innovations in the treatment of child abuse. The journal is valuable for practitioners, policymakers and researchers in mental health, child protection, law, medicine and allied disciplines.
The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines - internationally recognised to be the leading journal covering both child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry. Articles published cover both experimental and theoretical studies, together with epidemiological and methodological investigations, of normal development and developmental psychopathology.
Journal of Child Psychotherapy - The Journal of Child Psychotherapy is the official journal of the Association of Child Psychotherapists, first published in 1963. The journal is of interest to therapists interested in the theory and practice of psychoanalytic work with infants, children, adolescents and their parents where there are emotional and psychological problems.
Selected Readings
Activities for Children in Therapy : A Guide for Planning and Facilitating Therapy With Troubled Children by Susan T. Dennison, Connie M. Knight
Behavior Disorders of Childhood by Rita Wicks-Nelson, Allen C. Israel
Brief Child Therapy Homework Planner (Practice Planners) by Arthur E. Jongsma, L. Mark Peterson, William P. McInnis, Ken Bergeron, William P. McAnnis
Casebook in Child Behavior Disorders by Christopher A. Kearney
Case Studies in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology by Robin K. Morgan
Child Art Therapy: Understanding and Helping Children Grow through Art, 2nd Edition by Judith Aron Rubin
Childhood Revealed : Art Expressing Pain, Discovery & Hope by Robin F. Goodman (Editor), Margery D. Rosen (Editor), Harold S. Koplewicz (Editor), Katie Couric
Defiant Children : A Clinician's Manual for Assessment and Parent Training by Russell A. Barkley
Developmental Issues in the Clinical Treatment of Children by Wendy K. Silverman (Editor), Thomas K. Ollendick (Editor)
Do They Grow Out of It? : Long-Term Outcomes of Childhood Disorders by Lily Hechtman (Editor)
The Drama of the Gifted Child : The Search for the True Self by Alice Miller, Ruth Ward (Translator)
Handbook of Childhood Impulse Disorders and Adhd : Theory and Practice by Leonard F., Psy.D. Koziol, Chris E., Psy.D. Stout
Interviewing Children and Adolescents : Skills and Strategies for Effective Dsm-IV Diagnosis by James R. Morrison, Thomas F. Anders
Images of Resiliency by Linda B. Hunter
Multisystemic Treatment of Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents (Treatment Manuals for Practitioners) by Scott W. Henggeler, Charles M. Borduin, Sonja K. Schoenwald
Narrative Therapies With Children and Adolescents by Craig Smith (Editor), David Nylund (Editor), Melissa Elliott Griffith
Play Diagnosis and Assessment by Charles Schaefer, Karen Gitlin-Weiner, Alice Sandgrund (Editor)
Play Therapy with Children in Crisis: Individual, Group, and Family Treatment by Nancy Boyd Webb (Editor), Lenore Terr

Skills Training for Children With Behavior Disorders : A Parent and Therapist Guidebook by Michael L. Bloomquist

Short-Term Psychotherapy Groups for Children : Adapting Group Processes for Specific Problems (Child Therapy Series) by Charles E. Schaefer (Editor)
Straight Talk About Psychiatric Medications for Kids by Timothy E. Wilens
Who Calls the Tune? : A Psychodramatic Approach to Child Therapy by Bernadette Hoey
Treatment Planners
Brief Child Therapy Homework Planner (Practice Planners) by Arthur E. Jongsma, L. Mark Peterson, William P. McInnis, Ken Bergeron, William P. McAnnis
The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, 2nd Edition by Arthur E. Jongsma, L. Mark Peterson, Willaim P. McInnis, William P. McInnis
The Family Psychotherapy Treatment Planner by Frank M. Dattilio, Arthur E. Jongsma
The Family Psychotherapy Treatment Planner by Arthur E. Jongsma, Frank M. Dattilio

Helpful Links

DSM IV Made Easy Website - provides diagnostic information on most DSM IV categories
Dr. Bob's Website - DSM IV Codes - provides codes for each DSM IV category
Psychiatric Meds Info- links to the site