Resource for grandparents raising grandchildren

Strong museum on play

Good website for child & youth health

Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development

Mayo Clinic: how night terrors are different from nightmares

How children experience growth despite trama and tragedies

Depression: what you need to know

Facts about anxiety and mood disorders

How to know if your child may need counseling–your-childs-mental-health

Taking care of you mental health


Answers to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.

Children Mourning, Mourning Children edited by Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D.

Child’s First Book about Play Therapy by Marc A. Nemiroff and Jane Annunciata

Counseling Children and Adolescents through Grief and Loss by Jody J. Fiorini and Jodi Ann Mullen

Dibs in Search of Self by Virginia M. Axline

Did my First Mother Love Me? A Story for an Adopted Children by Kathryn Ann Miller

Double-Dip Feelings: Stories to Help Children Understand Emotions by Barbara S. Cain, M.S.W.

Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.

Feeling Better: A Kid’s Book about Therapy by Rachel Rashkin

Guiding Your Children Through Grief by Mary Ann Emswiler, M.A., M.P.S. and James P. Emswiler, M.A., M.ED.

How to Reach Teenagers with ADHD: A Step-By-Step Guide to Overcoming Difficult Behaviors at School and at Home by Grad L. Flick, Ph.D.

It’s Not About Food: End Your Obsession with Food and Weight by Carol Emery Normandi and Laurelee Roark

Learning Disabilities A to Z: A Parent’s Complete Guide to Learning Disabilities from Preschool to Adulthood by Corinne Smith, Ph.D. And Lisa Strick

Necessary Losses: The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies, and Impossible Expectations that All of us Have to Give Up in Order to Grow by Judith Viorst

Non Verbal Learning Disabilities at School: Educating Students with NLD, Asperger Syndrome, and Related Conditions by Pamela B. Tanguay

Parenting the Hurt Child : Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow by Gregory Keck, Regina M. Kupecky

Play Therapy by Virginia M. Axline

Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence by Rosalind Wiseman

Shelley the Hyperactive Turtle by Deborah M. Moss

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated Chidren “Chronically Inflexible Children” by Ross Greene, Ph.D.

The Other Mother by Carol Schaefer

Worry: Controlling it and Using it Wisely by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.


Why play therapy


Aids Community Resources
AIDS Community Resources (ACR) is a not-for-profit, community-based organization providing prevention, education and support services to those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. ACR serves Cayuga, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties in New York State.

ARISE’s mission is to work with people of all abilities to create a fair and just community in which everyone can fully participate. We embrace the guiding principles of independent living – that individuals with disabilities have a right to dignity, personal responsibility, and self-determination. ARISE offers advocacy and support services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities.

Central New York Services, Inc.
Central New York Services, Inc. is a dynamic human services agency, specializing in co-occurring mental health and chemical dependency issues. You can learn more about us by clicking the Programs and Services button to the left.

Contact Community Services
We are a non-profit human services agency committed to improving the social and emotional well-being of people in Syracuse and Onondaga County; working with schools to remove behavioral and mental health barriers to learning; providing leadership in improving social, educational and mental health systems.

St, Joseph’s Hospital Mental Health Services
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center has a full range of inpatient and outpatient services for area residents of all ages with various needs. Funded and accredited in cooperation with the Onondaga County Department of Mental Health and the New York State Office of Mental Health, St. Joseph’s subscribes to patients’ continuity of treatment by teams of professionals through its comprehensive programs. It is a state designated Community Health Center.