Treatment Resources: Parenting Issues
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
Parenting Websites
Birth Psychology Website - explores the many mental and emotional dimensions of pregnancy and birth in everything from scholarly articles to personal stories and late-breaking headlines.
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
Talk of the Nation Broadcasts

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 22, 2000 Single Moms

Nearly eight million U.S. households are run by single moms-- that's a million more than a decade ago. The stigma of being a single mother is easing, but are the struggles?

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.

05/13/1998 Talk of the Nation RAISING BOYS

They say, "boys will be boys" but just what ARE boys supposed to be? For at least a decade, child psychologists have focused much attention on the social and emotional development of girls. Now, they say we need to spend more time trying to understand boys.

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



Early Childhood Development and Care
Infant Mental Health Journal
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Newsletter
Pre- & Perinatal Psychology Journal
Selected Readings
The Birth of a Mother : How the Motherhood Experience Changes You Forever by Daniel N. Stern, Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern, Alison Freeland
Building Healthy Minds : The Six Experiences That Create Intelligence and Emotional Growth in Babies and Young Children : A Merloyd Lawrence Book
Do They Grow Out of It? : Long-Term Outcomes of Childhood Disorders by Lily Hechtman (Editor)
Handbook of Infant Mental Health by Joy D. Osofsky (Editor), Hiram E. Fitzgerald (Editor), World Association f
The Interpersonal World of the Infant : A View from Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology by Daniel N. Stern
Me, Myself and I : How Children Build Their Sense of Self : 18 to 36 Months (Goddard Parenting Guides) by Kyle D. Pruett M.D., Kyle D. Pruett. Winner: National Parenting Publications Awards, June 1999 Gold Award winner, 1999 National Parenting Publications Awards - Parenting Resources
The Parent's Tao Te Ching : Ancient Advice for Modern Parents : A New Interpretation by William C. Martin, Hank Tusinski (Illustrator)
The Psychological Birth of the Human Infant: Symbiosis and Individuation by Margaret S. Mahler, Fred Pine, Anni Bergman
The Father-Child Connection:A Struggle of Contemporary Man by S. Robert Moradi, M.D.
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

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