DC Resources




Broken Spirits Network
Child and Sexual Abuse Resources articles and information.

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
Information on resources and topics related to substance abuse treatment, child welfare, and the courts. Also Training and technical assistance.

Traumatic Stress Education and Advocacy
Articles about post-traumatic stress disorder and child abuse. Provides speakers for training purposes and seminars.



Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children
BUILDING THE BONDS OF ATTACHMENT, blends attachment theory and research, and trauma theory with general principles of both parenting and child and family therapy in developing a model for intervention.

Creating Capacity for Attachment: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Trauma-Attachment Disorders
A relationship-based approach to parenting and treating children who suffer from trauma-attachment disorders.


Child Trauma

The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child
The Primal Wound clarifies the effect of separation from the birth mother on adopted children.

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook–What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing
Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses, children raised in closets and cages, and victims of family violence. Here he tells their stories of trauma and transformation.



Find Youth Info
Youth programs, support group finder, educational programs, and articles.

Parent Further
A search institute research for families. Articles and information about parenting techniques and education.



Family and Youth Services Bureau Programs
Find funding, get grantee resources, and youth education programs.


Health Research

Psych Central
Information on conditions and disorders, psychology information, news, drugs, research.

Pub Med
PubMed comprises more than 19 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.



Parenting From the Inside Out
Parenting from the Inside Out guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with their children.

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew
A guide that provides answers and insight into the emotions of the adopted child. Provides insight for adopted children, adoptive parents, and adoption professionals.

Parenting With Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility
“Love and Logic” parents teach their children responsibility and the logic of life by solving their own problems, providing skills for coping in the real world.

Adoption Parenting: Creating a Toolbox, Building Connections
Featuring over 100 contributors overseen by EMK Press writer-editors MacLeod and Macrae, this book is a virtual one-stop shop for adoption information for readers at any knowledge level. Divided into chapters like “Sleep,” “Claiming,” “Language,” and “Food,” it touches upon major issues in brief essays written by adoptive parents, adoptees, and therapists.



Chapel Hill Training Outreach Respite Locator
Respite search locator.

Department of Human Resources Respite Services by Local Jurisdiction
Locations of respite services by local jurisdiction in MD.

The Arc of Baltimore Advocacy Resources for Individuals with developmental disabilities
Provides a myriad of respite services for those with developmental disabilities around the Baltimore City area.


Teen Health

Cope Care Deal
A mental health site for teens, resources, articles, and glossary of terms.

Kids Health.org
Information about health growth and emotions for teens.

NIH: Child and Teen Health
List of Child and Teen Health related illnesses and conditions.

NIH: Teen Sexual Health
Articles listed by the NIH about sexual health for teens.

Teen Depression.org
Information on teen depression, treatment, warning signs, and support.



American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Advocacy, Psychiatry finder, resources, and facts for families.

Planet Psych Online Therapist Directory
List of therapists in Maryland.