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Resources for Challenges to Responsive Care


Here is an animated overview of challenges to responsive parenting produced by Circle of Security International entitled Being-With and Shark Music


Articles Related to the Relationship with your Children


Childhood `toxic stress’ leads to parenting challenges later on

Lisa Rapaport- Reuters


How to Break the Cycle of Trauma

Your Parenting MoJo- Research-based ideas to help kids thrive


Does Your Own Childhood Affect Your Parenting?

Laura Markham Ph.D.


Parents’ Attitudes and Beliefs: Their Impact on Children’s Development 

from the Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development

Pathogenic Beliefsconscious and unconscious beliefs that children use to guide them in daily activities

from International Control Mastery Therapy Center

The Effects of Childhood Trauma on Relationships

Glynis Sherwood

Child Abuse and Neglect: How We Reenact What We Experienced

Roland Bal

Reenactment as a Response to Trauma

Lakeside Therapeutic Education


A Helpful Way to Conceptualize and Understand Reenactments

Michael S. Levy, Ph.D.

Early Maladaptive Schemas and Their Impact on Parenting: Do Dysfunctional Schemas Pass Generationally?—A Systematic Review

Overview of the Effect of Neglect

from the Center for the Developing Child- Harvard University


Emotional Neglect

Science Direct

The Unconscious Narcissism in Relationships Between Parents and Children


What Is a Narcissistic Family Structure? 10 Signs & How to Deal

from choosing

Managing Your Own Emotions: The Key to Positive, Effective Parenting

from Zero to Three

Articles Related to Overreacting to Your Child's Behavior

How to Tame Your Triggers Around Your Kids

Jen Lumanlan- lifehacker Parenting


How Triggers From Childhood Shape Our Parenting 

Laura Markham Ph.D.

How to identify parenting triggers and 10 ways to deal with them


Parenting Triggers: 3 important things you should know

from Sarah Conway - Mindful Little Minds

This might be why you're getting so mad at your kids

from Claire Sibonney, Todays Parent

Adverse Family Experience


The Childhood Adversity Narratives

Frank Putnam, MD, UNC at Chapel Hill, NC

William Harris, PhD, Children’s Research and Education Institute

& New School for Social Research, NYC, NY

Alicia Lieberman, PhD, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

Karen Putnam, PhD, UNC at Chapel Hill, NC

Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD, Duke University, Durham, NC 


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): How They Affect Health and Well-being

From Roots through Recovery


What is Psychological Abuse of Children

Samantha Gluck- HealthyPlace


Child Abuse and Neglect Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network- improving access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities

from the Center for Study of Social Policy

Harsh, Critical Parenting May Lead to Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

from Scientific American


If Parents are the Helicopters, Then Schools are their Rotors

Jessica Borelli, Ph.D. in the Huffington Post

Mood Disorders that can Impact the Parent-Child Relationship

Anxiety and Depression

from the Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development


How Parents' Stress Can Hurt A Child, From The Inside Out

from Forbes


A Focus on Parental Depression

from The National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement 


How Depression Affects Your Family

from Parents

Perinatal Mood Disorders

Perinatal Depression

from NIMH

Perinatal mental health tools

UMass Chan Medical School 


Postpartum Support 



Policy Center for Maternal Mental Health

from 2020Mom


Pediatric Integrated Care Resource Center

  • Includes extensive resources to promote the integration of medical and behavioral/mental health services for children, adolescents, and their families


Sites that could help with specific challenges that parents may face 

My Adult Child Is in a Toxic Relationship


Guide to coming out to your parents

Mental Health Resources

from Woebat Health

Addiction Resources for College Students


Addiction Recovery in Higher Education

Guide to talking with your children about fentanyl

A Comprehensive Site for Information About CBD, Cannabis- Its Impact on Society and Health


Talking to Children About Cancer

Mesothelioma Hope


What is Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury Center

Cerebral Palsy Guide

national support organization dedicated to educating individuals and families about cerebral palsy

Resources for Caregivers- A guide to coping with stress and burnout


A Comprehensive Guide to Elderly Community Resources


Memory Care Resources for Veterans

Excellent resource for memory loss from


College Guide for Veterans​


Parent Resource Site for Medical Testing


Explaining the Concept of a Nursing Home to Kids


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