RESOURCES

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Parent Tech Tips

Managing Stress

Parenting Strategies from Tasha Belix

Parenting Guidance

UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH

Books:

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook – Edmund J. Bourne
Building a Life Worth Living: A Memoir by Marsha Linehan
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone – Lori Gottlieb
Understanding Mental Illness: A Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health Disorders for Family and Friends – Carlin Barnes

Online Resources:

Brain Story Resources: https://www.albertafamilywellness.org/training
Canadian Mental Health Association Information & Resources: www.cmha.ca
What is anxiety? https://www.anxietycanada.com/
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/about-mental-health.html
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/topics/mental-health-wellness.html
https://www.thelancet.com/series/global-mental-health

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Video Resources:
Lionheart YouTube Video Series: Supporting Mental Health for Adolescent Mental Health
Therapists Weigh In: Parenting through seasons of (sometimes slow) growth
Therapists Weigh In: Getting back to parenting fundamentals
Therapists Weigh In: How parents can manage their own stress & anxiety

 

Eating Disorder Information for Caregivers:
A Lionheart Foundation Resource for Parents and Caregivers – please contact info@lionheartfoundation.ca to request a copy
Video: Help for Caregivers Affected by Eating Disorders – Root Psychology 

 

Books:

Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges – Mona Delahooke
Brain-Body Parenting: How to Stop Managing Behavior and Start Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids – Mona Delahooke
Mind – Daniel Siegel
Aware – Daniel Siegel
Becoming Aware – A 21-Day Mindfulness Program for Reducing Anxiety and Cultivating Calm
No-Drama Discipline: The Whole Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind – Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
The Power of Showing Up – Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
Parenting From the Inside Out – Daniel Siegel & Mary Hartzell
Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD – Eli R. Lebowitz
What to Say to Kids When Nothing Seems to Work: A Practical Guide for Parents and Caregivers – Adele Lafrance & Ashley Miller
Homecoming: Overcome Fear and Trauma to Reclaim Your Whole, Authentic Self – Thema Bryant, Ina King, et al.
Thriving in the Wake of Trauma: A Multicultural Guide – Thema Bryant-Davis
Anxious Child Anxious Parent – By Lyons & Wilson
This Too Shall Pass: Stories of Change, Crisis and Hopeful Beginnings – By Julia Samuel
Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood – By Lisa Damour
The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired – By Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
7 Simple Steps to UNDERSTANDING YOUR TEENAGER (Just Kidding, That’s Impossible) – By Danelle Spence
The Whole Brain Child – Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
I Still Love You: Nine Things Troubled Kids Need From Their Parents – By Michael Ungar
Hold On To Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers – By Gabor Mate
The Conscious Parent – By Shefali Tsabary
Untamed: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood – By Lisa Damour
Getting Past Your Past – By Francine Shapiro
The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Approach to Childhood Fears and Anxieties – By Lawrence J. Cohen
What to Say to Kids When Nothing Seems to Work – Dr. Adele LaFrance and Dr. Ashley Miller
Understanding Mental Illness: A Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health Disorders for Family and Friends – Carlin Barnes

 

Online Resources:
https://www.heysigmund.com/
https://www.drdansiegel.com/
https://edsna.ca/
https://nedic.ca/
Emotional Focused Family Therapy
https://neufeldinstitute.org/resources/
http://www.worrywisekids.org/
https://www.anxietycanada.com/articles/parent-child/
https://www.copingcatparents.com/Resources_for_Kids
https://childmind.org/article/what-to-do-and-not-do-when-children-are-anxious/
https://www.cdc.gov/childrensmentalhealth/depression.html
https://www.psycom.net/help-kids-with-anxiety

 

Apps:

Calm
10% Happier
Anxiety Release
Mindshift
Colorfy
What’s Up – A Mental Health App
Nature Sounds Relax and Sleep
Shine
Breathwrk
AntiStress Anxiety Relief Game
Moodnotes
The Mightier Parent App

RESOURCES FOR YOUTH

Books:

What To Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety, by Heubner & Matthews
What Do You Do With a Feeling? Your Guide To Becoming a Feelings Expert – By Tasha Belix
What do You Do With a Problem? – By Kobi Yamada
In My Heart – By Jo Witek
Getting in Touch With Your Inner Bitch: Don’t Pretend You Don’t Know What I’m Talking About – By Elizabeth Hilt
I am Stronger than Anxiety: Children’s Book About Overcoming Worries, Stress and Fear – Elizabeth Cole
DBT Skills Workbook for Teens: A Fun Guide to Managing Stress, Understand Your Emotions and Learn Effective Communication Skills – Teen Thrive
Anxiety Relief for Teens – Regine Galanti
Why Do I Feel So Worried – Tammi Kirkness
I Choose to Calm My Anxiety – Elizabeth Estrada
Calm Ninja – Mary Nhin, Grow Grit Press et al.
Anxious Ninja – Mary Nhin, Grow Grit Press et al.
Help Your Dragon Deal with Anxiety – Steve Herman
Anxiety Relief for Kids – Bridget Flynn Walker & Michael A. Tompkins
Sometimes I’m Anxious – Poppy O’Neill & Amanda Ashman-Wymbs
A Little Spot of Anxiety – Diane Alber
Breathing is My Superpower – Alicia Ortego
What to do When You Worry Too Much – Dawn Huebner & Bonnie Matthews

 

Online Resources:

https://togetherall.com/en-ca/
https://gozen.com/
https://copingskillsforkids.com/calming-anxiety

 

Apps:

Little Children, Big Challenges: Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame
Headspace
Three Good Things: A Happiness Journal
Stop, Breathe, Think!
Super Stretch Yoga HD
Smiling Mind
Insight Timer
Mightier
Moshi Kids: Sleep and Meditation
DreamyKid
Manatee & Me
Positive Penguins
Super Stretch Yoga
Happy Me: Mood Tracker & Diary
Mindshift CBT
Breathe 2 Relax
Calm
7 Cups: Online Therapy & Chat
Happy Color
Colorfy