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Browse articles from the National Association of School Psychologists recommended by Sandy Thompson, PhD and Steve Duley, PhD who are consultants to Hands to Love in the area of school psychology.

>IEP Team Meetings: A Guide to Participation for Parents
Keith Hyatt, PhD – Western Washington University

>Depression in Children and Adolescents: Information for Parents and Educators
Ralph E. “Gene” Cash, PhD, NCSP – Nova Southeastern University

>Stress in Children and Adolescents: Tips for Parents
Adapted from: "Stress in Children: Strategies for Parents and Educators," Ellis P. Copeland, Helping Children at Home and School II: Handouts for Families and Educators, NASP, 2004.

>Building Resiliency: Helping Children to Weather Tough Times
Adapted from: "Resiliency: Strategies for Parents and Educators," Virginia Smith Harvey, Helping Children at Home and School II: Handouts for Families and Educators, NASP, 2004

>Bullies and Victims: A Primer for Parents
Kathy Robinson, EDS, NCSP

>Special Education: A Basic Guide for Parents
Laurie McGarry Klose, PhD – Texas State University – San Marcos

>Journey to Thinking Multiculturally
Jennifer Gorospe

>Name-Calling and Teasing: Information for Parents and Educators
Beth M. Levy, MA, CAGS, NCSP – Bedford (NY) Central School District

>Homework: A Guide for Parents
Peg Dawson, EdD, NCSP – Seacoast Mental Health Center, Portsmouth, NH


Below are some books recommended by Child Psychologist, C. Russell Clifton, Jr., PhD who is a long time contributor to Hands to Love’s annual hand camp parent support program.

Raising a Self-Disciplined Child: Help Your Child Become More Responsible ,
Confident, and Resilient

Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein, 2007

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
John Gottman, 1997

Raising a Thinking Child: Help Your Child to Resolve Everyday Conflicts and Get Along with Others
Myrna B. Shure, 1994

Raising A Thinking Child Workbook
Myrna B. Shure, 2000

Raising a Thinking Preteen: The ‘I Can Problem Solve’ Program for 8 to 12 Year Olds
Myrna B. Shure, 2000


Christine Murray is a Family Counselor who has been involved with Hands to Love for many years. The article listed below is the product of her research on the efficacy of hand camp and its benefit to campers and their families.

>Strengths, Challenges, and Relational Processes in Families of Children With Congenital Upper Limb Differences
Christine E. Murray, PHD, LMFT, LPC; Erin L. Kelley-Soderholm, MED/EDS; and Thomas L. Murray, Jr., LMFT, LPC, NCC