Chapter 3 - Problems And Healing Practices

by Marie Mulligan, MD and Rick Geggie, MEd


  • Attunement: Reading the Rhythms of the Child, by Dr. Bruce Perry
  • Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood and Real Boys’ Voices, by William Pollack
  • Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, by Mary Pipher
  • The Mood Cure, by Julie Ross


Chapter 4 - Aikido For Children & Youth

by Isaiah Wisdom

Resources, Research Papers, Books, DVDs, Websites


  • Stevens, John. Abundant Peace. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1987.
  • Deguchi, Kyotaro. The Great Onisaburo Deguchi. Japan: Oomoto Foundation, 1973.
  • Dobson, Terry and Jan Watson. It’s a Lot Like Dancing: An Aikido Journey. Berkeley, CA; Frog, Ltd., 1993.

Chapter 5 - Aromatherapy For Children & Youth

by Julia Fischer

Resources, Research Papers, Books, DVD’s, Websites


  • Schnaubelt, Kurt. Medical Aromatherapy. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 1999.
  • Schnaubelt, Kurt. Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 1995.
  • Sheppard-Hangar, Sylla. “Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.” Available from the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy; Website: http://atlanticinstitute.com/index.html.
  • Balazs, Tony and Robert Tisserand. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1995.
  • Gattefosse, Rene-Maurice and Robert Tisserand. Gattefosse’s Aromatherapy: The First Book on Aromatherapy. United Kingdom: Random House, 2004 (2nd Rev. Ed.).
  • L’Aromatherapie Exactement/Pierre Franchomme & Dr. Daniel Penoel (in French).



  • Rose, Jeanne. Aromatherapy Book: Inhalations and Applications. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 1992.
  • Rose, Jeanne. 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols. Berkeley: Frog, Ltd/North Atlantic Books, 1999.
  • Lavery, Sheila. Aromatherapy: A Step-By-Step Guide. London: Element Books, 1997.
  • England, Allison and Lola Borg. Aromatherapy for Mother and Baby: Natural Healing With Essential Oils During Pregnancy and Early Motherhood. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 1994.
  • Tisserand, Maggie. Aromatherapy for Women: A Practical Guide to Essential Oils for Health and Beauty. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 1985.
  • Tisserand, Robert. The Art of Aromatherapy. C.W.Daniel, 2004 (Rev. 2nd Ed.).
  • Tisserand, Robert. Aromatherapy: To Heal and Tend the Body. Wilmot, WI: Lotus Press, 1988.
  • Fischer-Rizzi, Susanne. Complete Aromatherapy Handbook: Essential Oils for Radiant Health. Sterling Publishers, 1991.
  • Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy: Over 600 Natural, Non-Toxic and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health - Beauty - a Safe Home Environment. Novato, CA: New World Library, 1991.
  • Catty, Suzanne. Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 1991.
  • Lawless, Julia. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy and Herbalism. London: Element Books, 1995.
  • Penoel, M.D. Daniel. Natural Home Health Care Using Essential Oils. Essential Science Publishing, 1998.
  • Valnet, Jean and Robert Tisserand. The Practice of Aromatherapy: A Classic Compendium of Plant Medicines and Their Healing Properties. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 1982.

Chapter 6 - Attitudinal Healing For Children & Youth

by Kathy Harris, Carolyn Smith, Marilyn Robinson

Resources, Research Papers, Books, DVD’s, Websites


  • Bearison, David. They Never Want to Tell You, Children Talking About Cancer. Boston: Harvard University Press, 1991.
  • Huber, Cheri and June Shiver. How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything: A Workbook. Keep It Simple Books, 1988.
  • Jampolsky, Gerald, G. There is a Rainbow Behind Every Dark Cloud. Berkeley: Celestial Arts, 1979.
  • Jampolsky, Gerald G. Love Is Letting Go of Fear. Berkeley: Celestial Arts, 1979.
  • Foundation for Inner Peace. A Course In Miracles. Mill Valley: Foundation for Inner Peace, 1975.

Chapter 7 - Ayurveda For Children & Youth

by Dr. Marc Halpern, DC, CAS

Resources, Research Papers, Books, DVD’s, Websites

There are hundreds in the U.S. and thousands in India, mostly on the pharmacological aspects of the herbs and on the benefits of meditation. Dozens of articles/research papers are available on the website of the California College of Ayurveda at http://www.ayurvedacollege.com.


  • Atreya, David Frawley. Practical Ayurveda: Secrets for Physical, Sexual & Spiritual Health. ME: Weiser Books, 1998.
  • Frawley, David, M.D. Ayurveda and the Mind: The Healing of Consciousness. WI: Lotus Press, 1997.
  • Frawley, David, M.D. Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization. WI: Lotus Press, 1999.

Chapter 8 - Biofeedback For Children & Youth

by Bill Barton, Ph.D

Resources, Research Papers

  • Barton, William G. Relax To Sleep CD and Clinical Biofeedback & How It Works DVD. Website: http://www.biobill.org.
  • Clinical Applications of Biofeedback and Applied Psychophysiology; a series of White Papers prepared in the public interest by the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (each paper includes references to articles, and research): available from AAPB phone: 303-422-8436 (in 2001); Website: http://www.aapb.org.


  • Biofeedback: A Practitioner’s Guide 2nd edition by Mark S. Schwartz and Associates, 1995 The Guilford Press; New York. “This is a gold mine of clinical chapters with tons of references.” Dr. Barton
  • Criswell, Eleanor. Biofeedback and Somatics: Toward Personal Evolution. Novato, CA: Freeperson Press, 1995.
  • Green, Alyce and Elmer. Beyond Biofeedback. Knoll Publishing, 1989.
  • Schwartz, Mark and Associates. Biofeedback: A Practitioner’s Guide. New York: Guilford Press, 2 Ed., 1998.
  • Tursky, Bernard and Leonard White (Editors). Clinical Biofeedback: Efficacy and Mechanisms. New York: Guilford Press, 1982.

Chapter 9 - Child Psychiatry

by Kristi Panik, MD


  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and David B. Pruitt. Your Child: What Every Parent Needs To Know. New York: Harper Collins, 1998.
  • Your Adolescent: What Every Parent Needs To Know: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and When to Seek Help, as above.
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and David B. Pruitt. Your Adolescent: Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Development from Early Adolescence Through the Teen Years. New York: Collins, 2000.

Chapter 10 - Chiropractic Care For Children And Youth

By Lana Surgenor, DC

Resources, Research Papers, Books, DVD’s, Websites

Many reputable Chiropractic schools have reliable sources of information and guidance. To name a few: http://www.lifewest.edu; http://www.life.edu; http://www.sherman.edu; http://www.parkercc.edu; http://www.palmer.edu.

For more specific information on Chiropractic for kids and family wellness care, check out these websites: http://www.icpa4kids.org; http://www.cafeoflife.com; http://www.soulshinechiro.com; http://www.hpakids.org; http://www.mothering.com; http://www.holisticanarchy.com.

General books on Chiropractic care to start with: Chiropractic First, by Terry A. Rondberg, DC; Discover Wellness: How staying healthy can make you rich, by Dr. Bob Hoffman, DC and Dr. Jason A.Deitch; and Enhance Your Life Experience, by Dr. Joseph B. Strauss, DC

Resources to help you make an informed decision on vaccinations for your child or youth, check out: http://www.generationrescue.org; http://www.gval.com; www.nvic.org; http://www.vaers.hhs.gov; and http://www.thedoctorwithin.com.


  • Blanks RH, Schuster TL, Dobson M. “A retrospective assessment of network survey of self rated health wellness and quality of life.” Journal Vertebral Subluxation Research 1997; 1:4-9.
  • “Café of Life,” Café of Life International, Inc., 2008. Website: http://www.cafeoflife.com.
  • Langley C. “Epileptic Seizures, Nocturnal Enuresis, ADD.” Chiropractic Pediatrics 1(1): 22, April 1994.
  • Lipton, PhD, B. The Biology of Belief. California: Mountain of Love/Elite Books, 2005.
  • Mariano MJ, Langrell PM. “A longitudinal assessment of chiropractic care using a survey of self rated health, wellness and quality of life: A pilot study.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1999; 3:78-82.
  • Phillips N. “Vertebral Subluxation And Otitis Media: a case study.” Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation 8(2): 38, July 1992.
  • Rubinstein H. “Case Study: Autism.” Chiropractic Pediatrics 1(1): 23, April 1994.

Chapter 11 - Craniosacral For Children & Youth

by Hugh Milne, DO

Resources, Research Papers, Books, DVD’s, Websites

  • Feeley, Richard; “Clinical Cranial Osteopathy”.
  • Blood, S.D. “The Craniosacral Mechanism and the Temporomandibular Joint.” Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 86, no. 8 (1986): 512-9.
  • Bibliography

  • Milne, Hugh. The Heart of Listening: A Visionary Approach To Craniosacral Work. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1995.
  • Upledger, John and Jon Vredevoogd. Craniosacral Therapy. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1983.

Chapter 12 - Developmental Optometry For Children & Youth

by Dr. Tanya Mahaphon, OD, FCOVD, FAAO

Research Papers

  • Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. “A Randomized Pilot Study of Near Activities versus Non-near Activities During Patching Therapy for Amblyopia.” (ATS6) JAAPOS 9, no 2 (2005): 129-36.
  • Granet DB, Gomi CF, Ventura R, Miller-Scholte A. “The Relationship between Convergence Insufficiency and ADHD.” Strabismus 13, no 4 (2005): 163-8.
  • Scheiman M, Mitchell GL, Cotter S, et al. “A randomized clinical trial of treatments for convergence insufficiency in children.” Arch Ophthalmol 123 (2005): 14-24.
  • Maples WC. “Visual factors that significantly impact academic performance.” Optometry 74, no 1 (2003): 35-49.


  • The following books may be obtained directly from the Optometric Extension Program (OEP). (See: http://www.oep.org.)
  • Getman, G.N. How to Develop Your Child’s Intelligence. Santa Ana, CA: OEP/VisionExtension, Inc.
  • Getman, G.N. Smart in Everything… Except School. Santa Ana, CA: OEP/VisionExtension, Inc.
  • Bing, Lois, and George D. Spache and Lillian Hinds. Vision and School Success. Santa Ana, CA: OEP/VisionExtension, Inc.
  • Cook, David. When Your Child Struggles The Myths of 20/20 Vision: What Every Parent Needs To Know. Marietta, GA: Cook Vision Therapy Centers, 1992.
  • Richmond, Hazel and Dawkins. Suddenly Successful: How Behavioral Optometry Helps You Overcome Learning, Health and Behavior Problems. Santa Ana, CA: OEP/VisionExtension, Inc., 1990.

Chapter 13 - Drumming For Children & Youth

by Christine Stevens and Heather MacTavish

Research Papers

Note: Most of the research has been done on adults, so papers pertaining to children specifically are not available.

  • Lang (1990). “Supplementary Motor Area Activation While Tapping Bimanually Different Rhythms in Musicians.” Experimental Brain Research, 79, 504-514.
  • “Central timing system” found in bimanual motor sequences. Central mesial cortex prevails, including parietal cortex, cerebellum and basal ganglia.
  • Mark Anshel and D.Q. Marsi (1978). “Effect of Music and Rhythm on Physical Performance.” Research Quarterly, 49, 109-113
  • Bittman et al, Composite Effects of Group Drumming Music Therapy on Modulation of Neuroendocrine-Immune Parameters in Normal Subjects (2001) Journal of Alternative Therapy. Jan, 2001. p. 38-47.
  • Stevens, Christine. “Rainbows of Rhythm: Rebuilding After the Storm of Columbine.” Accessed through the UpBeat Drum Circles website: http://www.ubdrumcircles.com/article_rainbow.html.


  • Stevens, Christine. The Art and Heart of Drum Circles. Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Co., 2003.
  • Stevens, Christine. The Healing Drum Kit. Louisville, CO: Sounds True, 2005.
  • Tomaino, Concetta. (1998). “Clinical Applications of Music in Neurologic Rehabilitation.” St. Louis. MMB Music, Inc.
  • Friedman, Robert. The Healing Power of the Drum. Gilsum,NH: Whitecliffs Media, 2000.
  • Bradway, Deborah. Music Therapy as a treatment with at-risk children and adolescents. Available at the Remo website: http://www.remo.com.

Chapter 14 - Emdr: Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing For Children & Youth

by Sandra Wilson, PhD and Robert Tinker, PhD,

Resources, Research Papers, Books, DVDs, Websites

  • Refer to the EMDR Institute – See above.
  • Carlson, JG, Chemtob, CM, Rusnak, K, Hedlund, NL, and Muraoka, MY. “EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Treatment for Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.” Journal of Traumatic Stress 11, no. 1 (1998): 3-24.
  • Chemtob, CM, Nakashima, JP, and Carlson, JG. “Brief treatment for elementary school children with disaster-related PTSD: A field study.” Journal of Clinical Psychology 58, no. 1 (2002): 99-112.
  • De Jongh, A, Ten Broeke, E. and Renssen, MR. “Treatment of specific phobias with EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing): Protocol, empirical status, and conceptual issues.” Journal of Anxiety Disorders 13, no. 1-2 (1999): 69-85.
  • Greenwald, R. “Applying EMDR in the treatment of traumatized children: Five case studies.” Anxiety Disorders Practice Journal 1, (1994): 83-97.
  • Puffer, MK, Greenwald, R, and Elrod, DE. “A single session EMDR study with twenty traumatized children and adolescents.” Traumatology 3, no. 2 (1998).
  • Wilson, SA, Logan, C, Becker, LA, and Tinker, RH. (1999, June). “EMDR as a stress management tool for police officers.” Paper presented to the annual conference of the EMDR International Association, Las Vegas, Nevada.


  • Refer to the EMDR Institute: http://www.emdr.com.
  • Tinker, Robert and Sandra Wilson. Through the Eyes of a Child. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1999.
  • Shapiro, Francine and Margot Silk Forrest. EMDR: The Breakthrough “Eye Movement” Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma. New York: Basic Books, 1997.
  • Parnell, Laura. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Transforming Trauma. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1997.
  • Lovett, Joan. Small Wonders: Healing Childhood Trauma with EMDR. New York: The Free Press, 1999.

Chapter 15 - Environmentally Healthy Home Consultants

by Susan Bahl

Resources, Research Papers, Books, DVD’s, Websites

Please look up papers outlined on these websites: (If you don’t have a computer, ask your local librarian to help you.).


  • Hidden Exposures: Many people, including pregnant women, come into contact with things in their day-to-day environment that may affect their health and their ability to have a healthy child. Website: http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/centres/environmental/Healthy-Environments/hidden_exposures.html.
  • Baker-Laporte, Paula, Erica Elliott and John Banta. Prescriptions for a Healthy House: A Practical Guide for Architects, Builders and Homeowners. Pennsylvania: New Society Publishers, 2001.
  • Bower, Lynn Marie. Creating A Healthy Household: The Ultimate Guide For Healthier, Safer, Less-Toxic Living. Indiana: Healthy House Institute, 2000.
  • Colborn, Theo, Dianne Dumanoski and John Peter Myers. Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence and Survival? A Scientific Detective Story. New York: Penguin, 1996.
  • Dadd, Debra Lynn. Home Safe Home: Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Everyday Toxics and Harmful Household Products. New York: Tarcher/Penguin, 1997.
  • Pinsky, Mark. EMF Book: What You Should Know About Electromagnetic Fields, Electromagnetic Radiation & Your Health. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 1995.
  • Rapp, Doris J. Is This Your Child?: Discovering and Treating Unrecognized Allergies. New York: William Morrow & Co (Harper), 1991.
  • Rapp, Doris J. Is This Your Child’s World? How You Can Fix the Schools and Homes That Are Making Your Children Sick. New York: Bantam, 1997.
  • Lewis, Grace Ross. 1001 Chemicals in Everyday Products. New York: Wiley-Interscience, 1998.
  • Schettler, Ted, Jill Stein, Fay Reich, Maria Valenti and David Wallinga. In Harms Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development. Massachusetts: Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility, 2000. No longer in print. May be downloaded here: http://psr.igc.org/ihw-download-report.htm.
  • Steinman, David and Samuel S. Epstein. The Safe Shopper’s Bible: A Consumer’s Guide to Nontoxic Household Products, Cosmetics, and Food. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1995.

Chapter 16 - Expressive Arts Therapy For Children & Youth

Research Papers

  • Brooke, Stephanie. “Art Therapy: An approach to working with sexual abuse survivors.” The Arts in Psychotherapy 22, no. 5, (1995): pp. 447-466.
  • Group Art Therapy with mothers of sexually abused children. Hagood, Marilyn M. MFCC ATR, Arts in Psychotherapy. 1991, vol.8: #1.


  • Allen, Pat. Art Is a Way of Knowing. Boston: Shambala Publications, 1995.
  • Lewis, Penny and David Read Johnson, (Editors). Current Approaches in Drama Therapy. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publisher, 2000.
  • Dossick, Jane and Eugene Shea. Creative Therapy: 52 Exercises for Groups. Sarasota: Professional Resource Exchange, 1988.

Chapter 17 - The Feldenkrais Method® For Children & Youth

by Russell Delman and Linda Evans Delman

Resources, Research Papers, Books, DVD’s, Websites

You will find many research papers available on the International Feldenkrais Federation website. Go to: http://feldenkrais-method.org/en/flexinode/list/5.

  • Shelhav-Silberbush, Chava. “The Feldenkrais Method for Children with Cerebral Palsy.” MS Thesis. Boston University School of Education, Feldenkrais Resources, 1988.


  • Rosenfeld, Albert. “Teaching the Body How to Program the Brain is Moshe’s Miracle.” Smithsonian, (January 1981): pp52-58.
  • RosenHoltz PhD, Stephen. “Monkey Moves” Video. Available through Amazon.com.
  • Shafarman, Steven. Awareness Heals. Reading, MA: Perseus Books, 1997.

Chapter 18 - Flower Essences For Children & Youth

by Katharina Johnson, MD (Austria)

Research Papers

Recent research into the links between emotions and the immune system supports and reinforces the view that emotional balance and well-being directly affect and influence our physical health. More and more medical experts now agree that a healthy mind really does ensure a healthy body.

The Flower Essence Society does research on Flower Essences on an ongoing basis. Studies are published on their website.


  • Kaminski, Patricia and Richard Katz. Flower Essence Repertory. Nevada City, CA: Flower Essence Society, Rev Ed 1994.
  • Mazzarella, Barbara. Bach Flower Remedies for Children: A Parents’ Guide. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 1994.
  • Arnos, Kathy. The Complete Teething Guide: From Birth to Adolescence. Van Nuys, CA: Spirit Dance Publishing, 2003.
  • Soo Hwa, Yeo. Healing the Family with Bach Flower Essences. Sunnyvale, CA: 2005.
  • Wesson, Nicky. Natural Mothering: A Guide to Holistic Therapies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Early Childhood. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 1997.

Chapter 19 - Herbology For Children & Youth

by Karyn Sanders

Resources, Research Papers, Books, DVDs, Websites


  • Gladstar, Rosemary. Herbal Remedies for Children’s Health. Pound, Vermont: Storey Books. 1999.
  • Hutchins, Alma R. Indian Herbs of North America. Boston: Shambala Press, 1991.
  • Moore, Michael. Herbal Formulas for Clinic and Home. New Canaan, CT: Keats, 1995.

Chapter 20 - Homeopathy For Children & Youth

by Dian Wagner, Randy Jane Reitzes, LVN, CMT, CCHH and Lisette Narragon CCH, BRCP

Research Papers

  • J.Kleijnan, P.Knipschild, and G ter Riet. “Clinical Trials of Homeopathy.” British Medical Journal, 302 (1991): 316-23.
  • Jacobs, L., M. Jimenez, S.Gloyd, and D. Crothers, “Treatment of Acute Childhood Diarrhea with Homeopathic Medicine: A Randomized Clinical Trial in Nicaragua.” Pediatrics 93, 5 (1994): 719-25.
  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the National Institutes of Health website on homeopathic research: http://nccam.nih.gov.
  • The Samueli Institute’s website provides numerous articles on Homeopathy. Website: http://www.siib.org.


  • The best sources for books on Homeopathy are the two largest Homeopathic booksellers in the U.S.:
  • Minimum Price Books; P.O. Box 2187; Blaine, WA 98231; (UPS only: 250 H Street, Blaine, WA 98230); Orders: 800-663-8272; Fax: 604-597-8304; Website: http://www.minimum.com: Email: orders@minimum.com.
  • Homeopathic Educational Services; 2124B Kittredge St.; Berkeley, CA 94704; 510-649-0294; Fax: 510-649-1955; Website: http://www.homeopathic.com; Email: available through the website.
  • Homeopathy Today: The magazine of the National Center for Homeopathy. (See above.)
  • Reichenberg-Ullman, Judyth, and Robert Ullman. Rage Free Kids. Roseville, CA: Prima Lifestyles, 1999.
  • Shalts, Edward. The American Institute of Homeopathy Handbook for Parents: A Guide to Healthy Treatment for Everything from Colds and Allergies to ADHD, Obesity, and Depression. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005.
  • Lansky, Amy. The Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy. Portola Valley, CA: R. L. Ranch Press, 2003.
  • Kruzel, Thomas. The Homeopathic Emergency Guide: A Quick Reference Guide to Accurate Homeopathic Care. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1992.

Chapter 21 - Hypnotherapy For Children & Youth

by Randi Farkas, MA, MFT


  • Olness et al: (1998) Wart Regression in Children, in The American Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy.
  • Ames, R., Madrid, A., Skolek, S., and Brown, G. ”Does Maternal-Infant Bonding Therapy Improve Breathing in Asthmatic Children?” The Journal of the Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health 15, no. 2 (2000): 99-117.
  • The journal that has great articles about Hypnotherapy in general is the American Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy. When you access ASCH’s website (see above), you can find short versions of articles.
  • Haley, Jay. Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. New York: W.W. Norton, 1993.
  • Olness, Karen and Daniel Kohen. Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy with Children: Third Edition. New York: The Guilford Press, 1996.
  • Temes, Roberta: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Hypnosis, 2nd Edition. New York: Alpha Books, 2004.
  • Mills, Joyce and Richard Crowley. Therapeutic Metaphors for Children and the Child Within. Philadelphia: Brunner/Mazel, 1986.
  • Duke, Robert. Hypnotherapy for Troubled Children. East Rutherford, NJ: New Horizon Press, 1985.

Chapter 22 - Independent Study For Children & Youth

by June Nason, MsEd

Resources And Websites

  • A-Z Home’s Cool. This is a list of California home school organizations with state charters. See their website: http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com.
  • California Department of Education’s Independent Study Program. See their website: http://www.cde.ca.gov. This site is designed for schools wanting to run an independent study program as well.
  • California Department of Education Manual for Independent Study outlines curriculum and instruction for independent study teachers from the California Department of Education…useful information for community resources to enhance curriculum. See: http://www.cde.ca.gov.
  • California Consortium for Independent Study. Website for Independent Study Teachers and a state wide organization interested in the advancement of independent study programs. See: http://www.ccis.org.
  • Currie, Carol. “History of Homeschooling.” EzineArticles. This website has various links and information to read more about Homeschooling. See: http://ezinearticles.com.
  • Emery, Kathy. “Alternative Schools: Diverted but not Defeated.” (July 2000). Paper submitted to Qualification Committee At UC Davis, California.
  • Hill, Elizabeth G. “Alternative Education California.” (2007). The Legislative Analyst’s Office. Website: http://www.lao.ca.gov. The history of alternative education in California. Independent Study is one of four alternative options for education mentioned. Page 6 has information on Independent Study.
  • Home School Association of California provides information regarding the legalities of Homeschooling. See: http://www.hsc.org.
  • Stephanie Hood’s article on Public Independent Study Programs and Charter Schools can be found on the Gifted HomeSchoolers Forum website. See: http://giftedhomeschoolers.org.
  • Gordon, Edward E. and Elaine H. “Centuries of Tutoring: A History of Alternative Education in America and Western Europe.” History of Education Quarterly 32, no. 3 (Autumn, 1992): pp. 379-381.
  • Miller, Ron. “A Brief History Of Alternative Education.” (1996). The Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO). See: http://www.educationrevolution.org/history.html.
  • National Home Education Research Institute has a wealth of information available. See: http://www.nheri.org.


  • For books related to Home Study, see the website of the Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO): http://www.educationrevolution.org.
  • Gordon, Edward E. and Elaine H. Gordon. Centuries of Tutoring: A History of Alternative Education in America and Western Europe. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1990.

Chapter 23 - Light Therapy For Children & Youth

by John Downing, OD, Ph.D

Research Papers

  • Rustigan, CJ. “Effects of Colored Light and Relaxation Exercise Therapy on Adults with Learning Disabilities.” Education Resources Information Center 1996.
  • Liberman, J. “The Effects of Syntonic Stimulation on Certain Visual and Cognitive Functions.” Journal of Optometric Vision Development 1986; 17 (June).
  • Kaplan, R. “Changes in Form Visual Fields in Reading Disabled Children Produced by Syntonic Stimulation.” The International Journal of Biosocial Research 1983: 5 (1):20-33.
  • Gerard, R. “Differential Effects of Colored Lights on Psychophysiological Functions.” Unpublished Doctorial Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, California (1976).


  • Breiling, Brian (Ed). Light Years Ahead: The Illustrated Guide to Full Spectrum and Colored Light in Mindbody Healing. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 1996.
  • Wurtman, Richard, Michael Baum and John Potts. “The Medical and Biological Effects of Light” (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences). Volume 453, September 20, 1985.
  • Hollwich, Fritz. “The Influence of Ocular Light Perception on Metabolism in Man and in Animal.” New York: Springer-Verlag, c1979.

Chapter 24 - Massage/Touch For Children & Youth

by Peggy Jones Farlow & Alan Jordan

Resources, Research Papers, Books, DVD’s, Websites

Contact the Touch Research Institute in Miami (see above). Dr. Tiffany Field has multiple research papers on the positive benefits of massage for children.


  • Jordan, Alan, “Massage Through the Ages” July/August 2000 edition of Massage Magazine.
  • Farlow, Peggy. “Touch to T.E.A.C.H. - Guidebook for Professional and Primary Caregivers for Children With Special Needs.” Available through: http://www.touchtoteach.org.
  • Field, Tiffany. Touch Therapy. London: Churchill Livingstone, 2000.
  • Heller, Sharon. The Vital Touch. New York: Henry Holt, 1997.
  • Martin, Chia. The Art of Touch: A Massage Manual for Young People. Prescott, AZ: Hohm Press, 1996.
  • Sinclair, Marybetts. Massage for Healthier Children. Oakland, CA: Wingbow Press, 1992.

Chapter 25 - meditation (insight meditation) for children & youth

By Heather Sundberg, Spirit Rock Meditation Center Family Program Teacher and Manager


  • Alexander, Shoshana. In Praise of Single Parents: Mothers and Fathers Embracing the Challenge. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994.
  • Conover, Sarah. Kindness: A Treasury of Buddhist Wisdom for Children and Parents. Spokane: Eastern Washington University Press, 2001.
  • Eastoak, Sandy. Dharma Family Treasures: Sharing Mindfulness With Children. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1994.
  • Hanson, Rick, Jan Hanson and Ricki Pollycove. Mother Nurture. New York: Penguin Books, 2002.
  • Kabat-Zinn, Jon and Myla. Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting. New York: Hyperion, 1998.
  • Kornfield, Jack. A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life. New York: Bantam Books, 1993.
  • Nhat Hanh, Thich. A Pebble For Your Pocket. Plum Blossom Books, 2002.
  • Miller, Karen Maezen. Mama Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood. Boston: Trumpeter Books, 2006.

For Teens:

  • Gordhamer, Soren. Just Say Om!: Your Life’s Journey. Cincinnati: Adams Media Corp, 2001.
  • Loundon, Sumi. Blue Jean Buddha: Voices of Young Buddhists. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications, 2001.
  • MacLean, Kerry Lee. Peaceful Piggy Meditation. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Co., 2004.
  • Hendricks, Gay and Russel Wills. The Centering Book: Awareness Activities for Children and Adults to Relax the Body and Mind. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Trade, 1992.

Chapter 26 - Music Lessons For Children & Youth

by Nick Simmons, BA


  • Mathieu, W.A. The Listening Book: Discovering Your Own Music. Boston and London: Shambhala, 1991.
  • Nachmanovitch, Stephen. Free Play: The Power of Improvisation in Life and the Arts. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc, 1990.

Chapter 27 - Nonviolent Communication For Children & Youth

by Inbal Kashtan

Resources, Research Papers, Books, DVD’s, Websites

  • There are many other books and materials about NVC that are not specific to parents. They are available for purchase at http://www.cnvc.org.


  • Kashtan, Inbal. Parenting From Your Heart: Sharing the Gifts of Compassion, Connection, and Choice (Nonviolent Communication Guides). Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancer Press, 2004.
  • Rosenberg, Marshall B., PhD Raising Children Compassionately: Parenting the Nonviolent Communication Way. Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancer Press, 2005.
  • Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson. Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict Into Co-operation. Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancer Press, 2006.
  • Inbal Kashtan. “Connected Parenting: NVC in Family Life.” CD-ROM. Available through: http://www.baynvc.org.
  • Rosenberg, Marshall B., PhD Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancer Press, 2005. (This is a foundation book on Nonviolent Communication; not specific to parenting.)

Chapter 28 - Nutrition Consulting For Children & Youth

by Paula Bartholomy, MS, CNC

Research Papers

  • Anything by Dr. Stephen Schoenthaler, which can be found by doing a search on the Internet using Google.
  • Weston A. Price Foundation for Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts. The Weston A. Price Foundation; PMB 106-380, 4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW.; Washington DC 20016; 202-363-4394; Fax: 202-363-4396; Website: http://www.westonaprice.org; Email: info@westonaprice.org.




Chapter 29 - Osteopathy For Children & Youth

by Carlisle Holland, DO

Research Papers


  • Collinge, William. The American Holistic Health Association Complete Guide to Alternative Medicine. New York: Warner Books, 1996.
  • Jones, Bob E. The Difference A DO Makes. Oklahoma City: 1978. Now available through the Oklahoma Educational Foundation for Osteopathic Medicine; 4848 North Lincoln Boulevard; Oklahoma City, OK 73105-3335; 800-522-8379; Website: http://www.okosteo.org.
  • Frymann, Viola. Articles available online at: http://www.osteopathiccenter.org/articles.html.

Chapter 30 - Precision Teaching For Children & Youth

by Elizabeth Haughton, MA

Resources, Research Papers, Books, DVD’s, Websites

  • Go to http://www.Fluency.org for hundreds of articles and research papers on Precision Teaching.
  • Binder, Carl. “Behavioral Fluency: Evolution of a New Paradigm.” The Behavior Analyst 19, no. 2 (1996): 163-197.
  • Kubina, RM, Morrison, R. “Fluency in Education.” Behavior and Social Issues 10 (2000): 83-99.
  • Lindsley, Ogden R. “Ten Products of Fluency.” Journal of Precision Teaching and Celebration 13, no. 1 (1995): 2-11.

Chapter 31 - Psychotherapy For Children & Youth (Psychodynamic Psychotherapy)

>by Peter Carnochan, Ph.D


  • Greenspan, Stanly and Jacqueline Salmon. The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five “Difficult” Types of Children. Jackson, TN: Perseus Books, 1995.
  • Miller, Alice. The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self. Jackson, TN: Basic Books, 1997.
  • Altman, Neil (Editor), Richard Briggs (Editor), Jay Frankel (Editor), and Daniel Gensler (Editor). Relational Child Psychotherapy. New York: Other Press, 2002.
  • Axline, Virginia. Play Therapy. New York: Ballantine Books, 1947.

Chapter 32 - Safe School Ambassadors® For Children & Youth

by Rick Phillips, MsEd

Resources, Research Papers, Books, DVDs, Websites

  • Safe School Ambassadors website: http://www.safeschoolambassadors.org.
  • Fein, Robert A., Bryan Vossekuil, William Pollack, Randy Borum, William Modzelski, and Marisa Reddy. Threat Assessment in Schools: A guide to Managing Threatening Situations And To Creating Safe School Climates. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program and U.S. Secret Service, National Threat Assessment Center, Washington, DC, 2004.
  • University of Colorado - Center for the Study & Prevention of Violence. They have a “Safe Communities - Safe Schools” initiative launched in 1999 and it includes some models and fact sheets that would help a reader of the book understand more about the issue from a school perspective, including steps a school can take.
  • “CSPV developed the Safe Communities~Safe Schools Model to assist each school in designing an individualized safe school plan. The goal of this model is to create and maintain a positive and welcoming school climate, free of drugs, violence, intimidation and fear—an environment strongly supported by the community in which teachers can teach and students can learn.” For more on this topic, see: http://www.colorado.edu/cspv/safeschools/index.html.
  • The Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana University, Bloomington, has a Safe and Responsive Schools Project; Russell Skiba is the Director. For a news release from the University, and a helpful overview of the Center’s findings about Zero Tolerance, see: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/1333.html.

Chapter 33 - Support For Parents

by Theresa Beldon, MA, MFTI, Bodynamic Analyst

Resources, Research Papers, Books, DVDs, Websites

Chapter 34 - Traditional Chinese Medicine For Children & Youth

by Bob Flaws, Practitioner, Teacher, Publisher

Bibliography/Research Papers/Resources

  • Allen, John J.B. “Depression and Acupuncture: A Controlled Clinical Trial.” Psychiatric Times, March 2000, Vol. XVII, Issue 3.
  • Flaws, Bob. Keeping Your Child Healthy with Chinese Medicine. Boulder: Blue Poppy Press, 1996.
  • Barlow, Teresa and Julian Scott. Acupuncture in the Treatment of Children. Seattle: Eastland Press, 3rd Ed., 1991

Chapter 35 - Western Medicine For Children & Youth (Also Known As Bio Medicine Or Allopathic Medicine)

by Marie Mulligan, MD

Resources, Research Papers, Books, DVD’s, Websites

More General western medicine info sources:

  • Harvard Health Publications: http://www.health.harvard.edu.
  • http://www.familydoc.org.
  • Dr. Mulligan’s Published Works:
  • Contributor, Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, Publishers of Pharmacist’s Letter, Stockton, CA, 2007. See: http://www.naturaldatabase.com.
  • Farley M, JM Golding, G Young, M Mulligan, JR Minkoff. “Trauma history and relapse probability among patients seeking substance abuse treatment.” Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 27, no. 2 (2004): 161-167.

Chapter 36 - Wilderness Therapy For Children & Youth

by Robert Cooley, Ph.D

Resources, Research Papers, Books, DVD’s, Websites

  • Dr. Keith Russell’s dissertation and program of Wilderness Treatment outcomes research. This comes with a comprehensive bibliography. It is available from Dr. Russell. Contact through Email: krussell@umn.edu.


  • “Wilderness Therapy Can Help Troubled Adolescents,” by Rob Cooley.
  • “How Big Is The Risk of Wilderness Treatment of Adolescents,” by Rob Cooley.
  • The above are available by request from Freer Wilderness Therapy.

Chapter 37 - Yoga/Therapeutic Yoga For Children & Youth

by Brenda Bakke, Med, PT, CYT

Resources, Research Papers, Books, DVD’s, Websites

  • International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) displays research papers, articles, and current studies on a variety of medical conditions and diseases. Website: http://www.iayt.org.

Bibliography Of Books And Articles

  • Sumar, Sonia; Leonaro Dinis; Jeffrey Volk; and Adriana Marusso. Yoga for the Special Child. Special Yoga Publications, 1998.
  • Khalsa, Shakta Kaur. Fly Like a Butterfly. New York: Sterling Publishing, 1998.
  • Wenig, Marsha. “Yogakids”, DVD. Livings Arts, 2004. Available through Amazon.com.
  • Komitor, Jodi; and Eve Adamson. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Yoga with Kids. New York: Alpha Books, 2000.
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