CPI is dedicated to providing our clients and families with comprehensive tools and resources to assist with addressing concerns. CPI encourages our clients, families and community to browse the resource guide for books, websites, groups, and videos on topics they would like additional information on.

Also see our recommended books and publications and our parent guide.

Helpful Online Parent Resources:

Community Support Groups for Parents

Trinity Community Church’s Adoptive/Foster Moms Support Group (North Fresno)
This support group is open to any adoptive or foster mom, whether just starting the process or a veteran. They meet the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:30p.m. at Trinity Community Church’s upper room. Child care is available, but please reserve by calling Lori at 559-908-3728.

Northpointe Community Church’s KNOWN Adoptive/Foster Parent Support Group (NW Fresno)
This co-ed support group is for foster or adoptive parents. They meet every 4th Monday of the month from 6:00-8:00p.m. at the Lounge, in the adult worship center. For more information contact Tina Salvador at 276-2300.

Action Church Foster/Adoptive Parent Support Group (NE Fresno)
This support group meets every last Thursday of the month from 6:00-8:00p.m. at North East Assembly Church. Dinner is provided for the whole family, then children go to child care while the parents meet. Please email at to reserve your spots.

Educational Resources:

Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of The Self – By – Allan N. Schore (ATTACh recommended) Copyright-2003

Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self – By – Allan N Schore (ATTACh recommended) Copyright-2003

Addiction as an Attachment Disorder – BY – Philip J. Flores, Ph. D. Copyright-2004

Attachment Disorganization – By – Judith Solomon (ATTACh recommended) .Copyright-1999

Attachment Disorders – By – Catherine Swanson Cain Copyright-2006 Attachment Disorders-by-Tom O’Connor Copyright-2010

Attachment - Focused Family Therapy – By – Daniel A. Hughes (ATTACh recommended) Copyright-2007

Attachment From Infancy to Adulthood: The Major Longitudinal Studies – By – Klaus E. Grossmann Copyright-2005

Attachment in Adults: Clinical and Developmental Perspectives
 – By – Michael B. Sperling Copyright-1994

Attachment in Psychotherapy – By David Wallin Copyright-2007

Attachment Theory and Close Relationships – By – Jeffrey A. Simpson Copyright-1998

Creating Capacity for Attachment; Dyadic Developmental

Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Trauma-Attachment Disorders – By – Deborah Shell (ATTACh recommended) Copyright-2005

Diagnosis Reactive Attachment Disorder – By – Nami Texas Copyright-2009 Dim Sum, Bagels, and Grits: A Sourcebook for Multicultural Families – By – Myra Alperson Copyright-2001

Dissociation in Children and Adolescents; Developmental Perspective – By – Frank W. Putnam (ATTACh recommended) Copyright-1997

Handbook for Treatment of Attachment-Trauma Problems in Children – By – Beverly James Copyright-1994 Handbook of Attachment Interventions – By – Terry M. Levy Copyright-2000

Handbook of Infant Mental Health, 2nd Edition – By – Charles H. Zeanah (ATTACh recommended) Copyright-2000

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: A Comprehensive, Developmental Approach To Assessment and Intervention – By – Stanley I. Greenspan Copyright-2006

Principles of Trauma Therapy: A Guide to Symptoms, Evaluation and Treatment – By – John N. Briere (ATTACh recommended) Copyright-2006

Psychotherapy with Infants and Young Children – By Alicia F. Lieberman & Patricia Van Horn Copyright-2008

The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy –By –Louis Cozolino Copyright-

The Search For The Secure Base: Attachment Theory and Psychotherapy – By – Jeremy Holmes (ATTACh recommended) Copyright-2001

Theraplay: Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships Through Attachment-Based Play – By – Ann M. Jernberg (ATTACh recommended) Copyright-2001

Books for Parents:

1-2-3 Magic  - Thomas W. Phelan PhD

Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents :Deborah Gray

Help Me with My Teenager!  -Christina Botto

How to Handle a Hard to Handle Kid.   – C. Drew Edwards PhD

Parenting with Love and Logic   - Foster Cline & Jim Fay

Setting Limits with your Strong-Willed Child  -Robert J. MacKenzie

The Challenging Child   - Stanley I. Greenspan and Jacqueline Salmon

The Difficult Child   - Stanley Turecki and LeslieTonner

The Explosive Child   - Ross W. Greene


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