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    Perspectives on a Grafted Tree: Thoughts for Those Touched by Ad

    This book is a beautiful and moving poetry collection about adoption. These illustrated poems describe the blend of gain and loss, happiness and pain, which are all part of the adoption experience. It is written by adoptees and birthparents.
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    Understanding Teenage Depression

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    This book is a guide to diagnosis, treatment, and management of teenage depression.
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    Learning to Live: A Black Woman's Journey Beyond Foster Care

    This book is a sequel to Foster Care Odyssey, and tells of what happened after she aged out of the foster care system.
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    How to Survive the Sexual Abuse of Your Child

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    This book is written by therapists with more than 10 years of experience. This book provides straightforward answers to common questions about child sexual abuse. This guidebook also disscusses safety measures, the legal system, and vital information.
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    Telling Isn't Tattling

    This book is written to help children learn when to tell an adult they need help and when to deal with problems themselves. It helps adults learn when to pay attention to a child's request for help.
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    Finding Families, An Ecological Approach to Family Assessment in

    This book was developed as a part of Project CRAFT, an ongoing training project conducted at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. CRAFT was founded with the purpose of developing leaders in adoption and foster care practice.
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    Introduction to Spina Bifida

    This booklet is to aid parents, family and non-medical people who care for children with spina bifida.
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    Helping Children With Sexual Behavior Problems

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    This booklet is to help parents and substitute caregivers of children 12 and younger who are experiencing difficulties in the area of sexual behavior.
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    A is For Adopted

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    This Christian-themed alphabet book takes you from A Is For Adopted to Z is for Zest for life. Along the way, there are stops at F is for Family, H is for Heavenly Father, J is for Joy, L is for Love, P is for Precious and all the rest of the letters.
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    Through the Eyes of the Child

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    This DVD attempts to share the feelings of adopted children.
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    Hotel for Dogs

    This DVD is a comedy with a foster care/adoption theme. Adorable Abandoned dogs and a team of cleaver kids and a social worker played by Don Cheadle make this heart warming adventure Bark Out Loud Funny.
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    A Place Between - The Story of an Adoption

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    This DVD tells a dramatic story of the reconcilliation between biological and adoptive families. It is the journey of a cross-cultural adoptee who struggles to find balance between his families' ethnicities and traditions.
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    A Place to Call Home

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    This DVD tells stories of foster care adoption.
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    Shaping Tomorrow's Children

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    This fascinating 3 DVD set will keep viewers on the edge of their seats and fill each with a wealth of information. Attachment is the key to building better brains, and better futures for tomorrow's children.
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    Living on the Fault Line - Where Race and Family Meet

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    This film explores the intersection where family love meets racial injustice in the experience of transracial families created through adoption. The film profiles nine transracial families.
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    A Birthmother's Journey

    This is a birth parents panel at the GALAA Conference in year 2002.
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    Lifebooks - The Making of a Life-Why Every Child Needs a Lifeboo

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    This is a wonderful DVD that provides a wealth of information for families and professionals on why the Lifebook is so important to a child and how to start a Lifebook with a Child. This DVD provides everything except the hands on activity of making a Lif
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    The Putting on the Brakes Activity book

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    This is a wonderful workbook for children that accompanies the Book by the same title. Parents should call into GACRS office to request a copy of the activity workbook since it is not available for check out. In this workbook, young people are offered spe
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    Austisic Children

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    This is an ABC Prinetime production. Marc and Sophia Augier have three sons who suffer from autism. This mysterious and complex developmental bran disorder which affects, by some estimates, as many as on in 166 children has no know cause or cure.
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    Let's Celebrate Adoption: A Guide for the Jewish Community

    This is one in a series of books based on adopton in different religious communities. It is an introduction to adoption as it touches people of Jewish heritage today and is intended for those considering adoption, who have already adopted, and who wish to
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    7 Steps to protecting our children

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    This pamphlet goes with a video that at present can only be viewed at the darkness to light training. However, the pamphlet gives statistics and current information on child sexual abuse and how to protect our children. Also includes information on the
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    Sexualized Child in Foster Care, The

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    This practical guide, written for foster parents and other child welfare professionals, gives information, training tips, and a wide range of resources for dealing with foster children who have been sexually abused.
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    Crib Safety & Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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    This program is designed for child care providers, to understand Crib Safety, what makes a crib unsafe to use, potential problems with cribs and the do's and don'ts of Crib Safety. The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is discussed, with potential cause
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    Strengthening Adoptive Families: A Synthesis of Post-Legal Adopt

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    This report has three main components. First, it examines the many activities undertaken by projects funded through post-legal Adoption Opportunity grants conducted before 1994. Second, it provides brief information about each of the projects.
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    Adoption Resources for Mental Health Professionals

    This revised edition is a valuable resource for professionals who find their diagnoses, assessment, and counseling of foster children misleading because they employed criteria based on experiences of non-adoptive children.
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    Special Needs of Minority Children Adopted Transracially

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    This tape discusses the minority child's need for cultural and positive racial identity; surrogate role models; cultural and community interaction; and skills and explanations to cope with prejudice and discrimination.
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    A Bridge Less Traveled Twice Visited

    This unique book offers a new perspective on the inner world of the adoptee that is insightful, intelligent and intensely provocative. The authors have written a classic that is a must read for any adopted person.
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    Parent 2 Parent: a Mentoring Program

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    This video and the companion guidebook, SafePassage, provide a glimpse at what is possible when experienced adoptive parents mentor relatively inexperienced parents who have just embarked on their journey with troubled adoptive children.
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    Foster Parents Speak

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    This video covers linking birth and foster families for the sake of the children. A new 23 minute video for foster families, birth families, and the professionals who work with them. Very positive/realistic.
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    Transition to Adulthood: A Resource for Assisting Young People w

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    This Video delivers practical mehods to help young people with emotional or behavioral difficulties pursue their interests and goals as they move into greater career-oriented education, work, independence, and responsibility.
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    Transitions to Post Secondary Learning

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    This video gives students with learning disabilities and/or AD/HD the self-advocacy skills needed for success at college and university. Excellent.
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    Impact of Transracial Adoption on the Adopted Child and the Adop

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    This video identifies how transracial adoption impacts the child's feelings about her/himself, the birth family and community of origin; the child's interaction with the adopted family and adopted community.
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    Transitions to High School

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    This Video is being used by regular and special education teachers, learning assistance staff and school counselors to assist elementary and middle school students become better self-advocates and help them plan their transition to high school. Excellent.
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    Building Brilliant Brains Through Bonding

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    This video is filled with ideas to understand and activate the brain. It is especially geared toward children with emotional illness such as Reactive Attachment Disorder and Attachment Disorder.
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    123 Magic: DVD - Managing Difficult Behavior in Children 2-12

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    This video offers easy-to-follow steps for disciplining children without arguing, yelling or spanking. It offers a humorous look at parenting and a serious look at discipline.
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    A New Idea for Special Education

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    This video will help parents and educators better understand the recent changes to the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (I.D.E.A.), the law governing Special Education.
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    Adoption and the Jewish Family: Contemporary Perspectives

    Three percent of todays Jewish families are created by adoption. ADOPTION AND THE JEWISH FAMILY focuses on the primary issues that confront these families.
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    Infant & Child CPR

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    Tracy has been a certified CPR instructor with the American Heart Association since 1987. This program is intended for educational purposed ONLY. It is strongly encouraged that all viewers of this film become certified in CPR by a recognized training faci
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    Truly Yours: Thoughts on the Miracle of Adoption

    Truly Yours is a beautiful collection of thoughts on the wonder and joy of adoption.
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    Sisters - A Families First Reunion

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    Two sisters separated at birth through an open adoption plan for one of the girls. Though the families agreed to keep in touch, one family lost track of the other for the next fourteen years.
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    Misunderstood Minds

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    Understanding kids who struggle to learn. Moving and personal look into the lives of 5 children and their families as they deal with puzzling mysteries presented by their unique learning differences.
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    Dialogues About Adoption

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    Using hundreds of true-life vignettes, this book provides sample conversations covering every aspect of adoption. Each thematic chapter of the book is prefaced by a review of relevant developmental stages.
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    Ten Things Every Child Needs for the Best Start In Life

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    Very informative for parents of young children, 0-3 years. Can a Child's IQ be improved during the first years of Life? Researchers say YES. This DVD explains how our earliest interactions with a child influence a child's brain development. The DVD offe
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    Behavior Management - Using Supportive Control

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    Video regarding managing behavior.
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    123 Magic: Video-Effective Discipline for Children 2-12

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    With 123 Magic you will learn; How to get your kids to STOP doing what you don't want them to do (arguing, whining, tantrums, sibling rivalry, etc.); How to encourage your kids to START doing what you want them to do (cleaning room, going to bed, homework
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    Kids Like Me in China

    Written by an eight-year-old who was adopted from China as a baby, KIDS LIKE ME IN CHINA is the first view of Chinese adoption from a child's perspective. Ying Ying returns to visit her orphanage so that she can remember what it was like.
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    It's Better to Build Boys Than Mend Men

    The author shares some of the lessons he has learned as a dad, a foster granddad, and a Sunday school teacher for nearly fifty years.

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