Library Materials on Safety, Emergency Preparedness and Resilience

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Safety Information  

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646.77
Brown
The aspie girl's guide to being safe with men : the unwritten safety rules no-one is telling you Debi Brown ; foreword by Sarah Attwood. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013.
Description: This is essential reading for every girl and woman on the autism spectrum, from age 13 upwards. Appreciating that Aspies need explanations to be explicit and comprehensive, Debi Brown provides sound, practical strategies for staying safe in many different situations, sesitively yet honestly explaining what the Aspie girl's rights and choices are, and how to act on her choices to stay safe.

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616.85882
Senator
Autism adulthood : strategies and insights for a fulfilling life Susan Senator. Skyhorse Publishing, [2016]
Description: "... features thirty interviews with autistic adults, their parents, caregivers, researchers, and professionals. Each vignette reveals firsthand a family’s challenge, their circumstances, their thought processes, and their unique solutions, and plans of action. Sharing the wisdom that emerges from parents’ and self-advocates’ experiences, Senator adds her own observations and conclusions based on her long-term experience with autism. Told in Senator’s trademark warm, honest, and approachable style, ... paints a vivid and thought-provoking picture of many people grappling with grown-up, real-life autism. Senator’s is the only book of its kind, as real families share their stories and their creative solutions,"--Amazon.com.

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618.9285882
Sicile
Autism life skills : from communication and safety to self-esteem and more--10 essential abilities every child needs and deserves to learn Chantal Sicile-Kira. Perigee, 2008.
Description: This book covers these ten essential life skills: making sense of the world, communication, safety, self-esteem, pursuing interests, self-regulation, independence, social relationships, self-advocacy, earning a living.--Cover.

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616.85882
Simmons
Autism tomorrow : the complete guide to help your child thrive in the real world Karen L. Simmons, Bill Davis. Exceptional Resources, c2010.
Description: Provides help for parents of autistic children from early childhood through adulthood.

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362.3
Beyond
Beyond the ABC's [videorecording (DVD)] : no easy answers produced on the Northern Arizona University Campus by the Arizona Positive Behavior Support Project, Institute for Human Development, IHD Media Center. The College, c2006.
Description: "Recorded from a presentation on June 7, 2004 by Chris Heimerl, this video is designed for staff working with persons with concurrent developmental disabilities and mental health or other behavioral complications. Efforts to assist individuals who exhibit destructive, violent, and sexually aggressive behavior often exhaust our personal and systemic community resources. Communities want certain assurances of safety and responsible use of limited. Viewing this tape, you will gain new ways of understanding and offering support and a renewed commitment. Chris has worked in a variety of Human Service capacities for nearly 30 years. He draws from a person-centered, positive approaches philosophy that has proven effective with numerous people who seriously challenge the system."--Publisher's website.

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362.7
Body
Body rights [kit] : a DUSO approach to preventing sexual abuse of children Kristin Baird and Marilyn J. Kile. American Guidance Service, c1986.
Description: Multimedia kit for teaching safety.

AV
613.9
Boys
A Boy's guide to growing up! [videorecording (DVD)] presented by Marsh Media ; written by Liz Smith ; illustrated by Gala Perry. Marsh Media, [2005]
Description: Sexual development of boys in the adolescent years. "... covers the following important topics: external anatomy, physical and emotional changes of puberty, health and hygiene, privacy and safety. In addition to the DVD, the comprehensive kit includes an extensive teaching guide and packets of 10 student booklets. The instructional material is organized in chapter format, allowing for lesson breaks, instructional focus and revision. Designed for students with mild to moderate disabilities..."--Publisher's website.

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612.661
BoysGui
A boy's guide to puberty and personal safety [kit]. MarshMedia, c2006.
Description: Program provides students with a more thorough understanding of biological changes for both boys and girls, also offers a beginning concept of sexual reproduction, and adds to further knowledge of privacy and safety rights and mastery over rules of appropriate conduct.

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Cook
The bubble wrap queen [written by Julia Cook ; illustrated by Allison Valentine]. National Center for Youth Issues, c2008.
Description: Bubble wrap is used to protect a child, until all the bubble wrap is gone. B.A.S.I.C.S (Be Aware and Safe In Common Situations) principles are put in action.
Ages 4 and up.

JUV
613.6
Morris
Children using basic safety Helen Morris, Oscar Alexie, Corlis Taylor ; illustrated by Linda Jones, Bet Conmy. Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp., c1985.
Description: A children's book with illustrations, showing and discussing many everyday safety issues.

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616.8982
Davis
also available as an ebook
Dangerous encounters-- avoiding perilous situations with autism : a streetwise guide for all emergency responders, retailers, and parents Bill Davis and Wendy Goldband Schunick. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.
Description: Most emergency workers know very little about autism. This book explains how to successfully handle encounters with people who have autism. It takes emergency responders and parents through everyday situations, stressing safety and awareness. This helps avoid the many problems that can arise when encountering autism in emergencies.

613.69
Disaster
Disaster kits : 2011 SAMHSA Emergency Mental Health & Traumatic Stress Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, [2011]
Description: "Arms disaster recovery workers with a toolkit on mental health awareness. Includes materials for responding effectively to the general public during and after a disaster and in dealing with workplace stress. Also includes materials for the general public."

613.6083
VanDerZ
Fullpower safety comics : personal safety for teens and adults in cartoons and basic language Irene Van der Zande; illustrated by Amanda Golert. Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International, c2009/2012.
Description: ... black-and-white cartoons and basic language to explain personal safety concepts and skills to teens and adults. The humorous stories and clear directions make it easy and fun to introduce and practice personal skills in classrooms and other group settings. The situations described are appropriate for teens and adults who are at times out in public independently or home alone. The simple explanations and clear drawings can be used for people with developmental delays or whose first language is not English. However, they are relevant to teens and adults regardless of their abilities from a wide range of cultures around the world.
Ages 13 through adult.

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612.661
Girls
A girl's guide to growing up! [videorecording (DVD)] presented by Marsh Media ; written by Liz Smith ; illustrated by Gala Perry. Marsh Media, [2005]
Description: Sexual development of girls in the adolescent years. "... covers the following important topics: external anatomy, physical and emotional changes of puberty, health and hygiene, privacy and safety. In addition to the DVD, the comprehensive kit includes an extensive teaching guide and packets of 10 student booklets. The instructional material is organized in chapter format, allowing for lesson breaks, instructional focus and revision. Designed for students with mild to moderate disabilities ..."--Publisher's website.

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612.661
GirlsGu
A girl's guide to puberty and personal safety [videorecording (DVD)] presented by Marsh Media ; produced by Great Plains Television [and] Marsh Film Enterprises ; written by Liz Sweeney ; directed by Larry Brewer ; illustrated by Gala Perry. Marsh Media, c2006.
Description: Intended for older girls with special needs, this video stands alone or follows A Girl's Guide to Growing Up. Segments: boys' bodies ; girls' bodies ; where do babies come from? ; public or private? ; staying safe.
Grades 8 to adult.

371.926482
Tymchu
The health & wellness program : a parenting curriculum for families at risk by Alexander J. Tymchuk.Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., c2006.
Description: "The only validated program developed for use with parents who have disabilities or learning challenges, The Health & Wellness Program gives health educators, instructors, and other interested professionals everything they need to support these often overlooked parents as they learn about child health and home safety. Filled with effective, proven strategies tested for more than 30 years with more than 800 families." "For use with many different parents - including individuals with disabilities, low-income parents, teen parents, and parents with mental illness - this complete and versatile program helps professionals fully equip families to protect and ensure their children's health and safety."--BOOK JACKET.
Planning for Emergencies  
Get ready! Alaska’s emergency preparedness toolkit for people with disabilities. State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services.
Description: This booklet has checklists and forms to help plan for the types of emergencies that may happen in your area. You can download a copy here, then complete the forms that are most appropriate for you: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/wcfh/Documents/disability/GetReadyWebaccessible.pdf

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JUV
Cook
The ant hill disaster written by Julia Cook ; illustrated by Michelle Hazelwood. National Center for Youth Issues, [2014]
Description: "After the Ant Hill School is destroyed, a little boy ant is afraid to go back to school. His mom caringly explains to him that sometimes things happen in life over which we have no control, but we have to find a way to keep living and growing. To do that, "We breathe in and breathe out, and hold onto each other. We shed a lot of tears, and we love one another. We all come together as a strong team of ONE, and then we rebuild, and get things done!” The Ant Hill Disaster thoughtfully addresses fears associated with both natural and human-caused disasters. It models effective parenting and teaching responses. This book can help assure children that through love, empathetic understanding, preparation, and effective communication, they can stand strong, even in the midst of uncontrollable events."--author's website.

AI Reserve
616.8982
Davis
Also available as an EBOOK
Dangerous encounters-- avoiding perilous situations with autism : a streetwise guide for all emergency responders, retailers, and parents Bill Davis and Wendy Goldband Schunick. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.
Description: What is autism? -- Why training is needed -- Characteristics of autism -- Why law enforcement might be called -- How to communicate -- Challenging circumstances for emergency responders -- Particular challenges for ambulance and emergency room workers -- Fire rescue -- Shoplifting and store disturbances: a special problem for retailers and law enforcement officers -- How emergency responders and parents can work together -- Preventing problems in everyday life -- Epilogue -- Appendices -- Index.

613.69
Disaster
Disaster kits : 2011 SAMHSA Emergency Mental Health & Traumatic Stress Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, [2011]
Description: "Arms disaster recovery workers with a toolkit on mental health awareness. Includes materials for responding effectively to the general public during and after a disaster and in dealing with workplace stress. Also includes materials for the general public."
Contents: Tips for survivors of a traumatic event : what to expect in your personal, family, work, and financial life -- Tips for survivors of a traumatic event : managing your stress during a disaster -- Tips for first responders : possible alcohol and substance abuse indicators -- Tips for talking to children and youth after traumatic events : a guide for parents and educators -- Returning home after disaster relief work : a post-deployment guide for families of emergency and disaster response workers -- Returning home after disaster relief work : a post-deployment guide for emergency and disaster response workers -- Returning home after disaster relief work : a post-deployment guide for supervisors of deployed personnel -- Tips for managing and preventing stress : a guide for emergency response and public safety workers -- Tips for talking with and helping children and youth cope after a disaster or traumatic event : a guide for parents, caregivers, and teachers / SAMHSA -- Field manual for mental health and human service workers in major disasters -- Psychological first aid for first responders : tips for emergency and disaster response workers -- Managing stress : tips for emergency and disaster response workers -- Crisis counseling assistance and training program (CCP) -- Disaster distress helpline -- Disaster training and technical assistance -- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (poster and other small items) -- Disaster behavioral health preparedness and response resources.

649.154
Volkm
Healthcare for children on the autism spectrum : a guide to medical, nutritional, and behavioral issues by Fred R. Volkmar and Lisa A. Wiesner ; foreword by Lorna Wing. Woodbine House, 2004.
Description: Autism and related conditions: an overview -- Getting a diagnosis -- Raising a healthy child with an autism spectrum disorder -- Coping with common medical problems -- Handling visits to the emergency room or hospital -- Growth and nutritional issues -- Safety and your child -- Sleep and sleep problems -- Seizure disorders -- Dental care -- Sensory issues -- Common challenging behaviors -- Drug treatments for challenging behaviors -- Adolescence and sexuality -- Dealing with developmental deterioration.

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JUV
Cook
I'm not scared.. I'm prepared! : because I know all about ALICE Training Institute written by Julia Cook ; illustrated by Michelle Hazelwood Hyde. National Center for Youth Issues, [2014]
Description: "The teacher at the Ant Hill School wants her students to be prepared – for everything! One day, she teaches her students what to do if a “dangerous someone” is in their school. The teacher at the Ant Hill School wants her students to be prepared– for everything! One day, she teaches her students what to do if a “dangerous someone” is in their school. "Class, my teacher said to us, we need to learn a new drill. It’s called The Sheep, The Shepherd and the Wolf, so get ready…here’s the deal! I’ll be your shepherd, and you’re all my sheep, so you must do what I say. Pretend there’s a wolf in our building, and we MUST stay out of his way. We need a great plan of action in case we start to get scared. The A.L.I.C.E. Plan will work the best, to help us be prepared.” Unfortunately, in the world we now live in, we must ask ourselves the essential question: What options do I have for survival, if I ever find myself in a violent intruder event? ... enhances the concepts taught by the ALICE Training Institute, and make them applicable to children of all ages in a non-fearful way. By using this book, children can develop a better understanding of what needs to be done if they ever encounter a “dangerous someone.”"--author's website.

AI Reserve
618.92
Tracht
The smart parent's guide to getting your kids through checkups, illnesses, and accidents : expert answers to the questions parents ask most Jennifer Trachtenberg with Ron Geraci and Eileen Norris, also with the Joint Commission, Joint Commission Resources and RealAge. Free Press, 2010.
Description: Presents a guide for parents on how to make the best preventative care choices for children while also planning ahead for possible health emergencies.
Resilience  

362.4048083
Zeitli
Coping in young children : early intervention practices to enhance adaptive behavior and resilience by Shirley Zeitlin and G. Gordon Williamson. Brookes, 1994.
Description: Early intervention professionals will turn to this informative book for a deeper understanding of how young children cope or adjust to the stresses of daily living. Based on the premise that effective coping facilitates effective learning, this essential guide explains how to integrate a child's developmental skills with daily functional living. Step by step, this comprehensive guide shows how to assess coping behaviors, develop coping-oriented IFSPs through collaborative decision making implement individualized intervention strategies, and support parent-selected activities that enhance coping abilities. Also included are detailed case examples, sample forms, and well-organized charts—all designed to help support the efforts of those serving young children.

AI Reserve
618.9285882
Timmins
Developing resilience in young people with autism using social stories" Dr Siobhan Timmins. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
Description: "Social Stories™ are acknowledged as a very successful way of teaching concepts and social understanding to children with autism spectrum disorders, but considerable skill is needed to write the most effective story. This clear and engaging book introduces ways of thinking about the issues your child finds difficult, and includes 32 stories created by Dr Siobhan Timmins for her son during his early years, with helpful explanations of how she did it, and what the underlying thinking was behind each set of stories. She explains how the stories build upon each other to help the child to understand further, more complex topics, and how to see the connections so that you can best help your child. From basic skills such as learning to listen, wait and share, to common fears, this book takes the mystery out of creating effective Social Stories™ and amply demonstrates how to put together a cohesive set of stories which your child can understand and relate to."

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649.15
Family
Family based prevention Series 5, [videorecording (DVD)] Nurturing healthy & socially competent youth Purdy Productions ; Keith King, executive producer ; Tom Purdy, director/producer. Purdy Productions, [2012]
Description: Part one provides strategies to overcome barriers of resilience, such as the death of a parent or grandparent, poverty, job loss, or the disability of a parent while demonstrating how to help a child develop self-esteem and see how a sense of personal security builds resilience; as well as, learning how to work with families to help children build resiliency, and you will gain an understanding of the language of resiliency. Part two demonstrates how a small change in the classroom can help support children's social competence, how the challenge of social competence can be addressed among English language learners, and how communication and problem solving help children build social competence.

ER
362.2928
Qungas
Qungasvik toolbox : a toolbox for promoting youth sobriety and reasons for living in Yup'ik/Cup'ik communities developed by Alakanuk Community Planning Group ... [et al.]. Center for Alaska Native Health Research, 2009.
Description: This toolkit has 36 cultural and bicultural activities designed to build protection from suicide and alcohol abuse in communities, families and youth.

371.82996
School
School readiness and social-emotional development : perspectives on cultural diversity Barbara Bowman and Evelyn K. Moore, editors. National Black Child Development Institute, 2006.
Description: Strong social-emotional development underlies all later social, emotional, and academic success.? But among the 20?50 percent of children who enter kindergarten not ready to learn, social-emotional development is often where they are least prepared. This collection of seven commissioned papers summarizes an NBCDI study of the current state of research and programs addressing preschoolers? social-emotional development, looking at issues from a multicultural perspective. It identifies practical tools and strategies, as well as research, mental health screening, and community partnership models, that readers can use as resources for new research and program development.

618.9289
Social
Social & emotional health in early childhood : building bridges between services & systems edited by Deborah F. Perry, Roxane F. Kaufmann, and Jane Knitze ; [foreword by Jack P. Shonkoff]. Paul H. Brookes, c2007.
Description: Social-emotional health is one of the most critical factors in a child's development and school readiness—a factor that depends on weaving effective mental health services into other systems and programs that support young children. ... professionals will discover how to improve young children's outcomes by building sturdy bridges between mental health and medical, educational, and social services. Combining the research and guidance of more than two dozen leading experts in early childhood and mental health, this book helps practitioners: make ; the most of the powerful, complex link between social-emotional health and school readiness ; infuse mental health services and supports ; into pediatric primary care settings, child care centers, early intervention programs, and preschool classrooms ; understand and implement the nuts and bolts of successful, integrated service systems, from strategic planning to workforce development ; evaluate the effectiveness of early childhood mental health services and supports ; learn valuable lessons from the most successful state and local programs ; implement effective, evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies for children at risk for social-emotional and behavior problems encourage resilience in young children and families. Brief, vivid stories throughout the book illustrate how mental health services help children and families at risk, and two extended real-life case studies give readers an inside look at effective early childhood mental health systems, including structure, financing, and outcomes evaluation. ...practitioners and policy makers will learn how to make mental health services and supports an integral part of every early childhood setting—and ensure better social-emotional and academic outcomes for all young children.

362.82
Jenson
Social policy for children and families : a risk and resilience perspective [edited by] Jeffrey M. Jenson, Mark W. Fraser. 2nd ed. SAGE, c2011.
Description: ... uses a unique framework to help students understand effective public policy development. Authors Jeffrey M. Jenson and Mark W. Fraser argue that a public health framework rooted in ecological theory and based on principles of risk, protection, and resilience is essential for the successful design of social policy. This book applies the authors′ conceptual model across the substantive areas of social policy, including child welfare, education, mental health, health, developmental disabilities, substance use, and juvenile justice.

AI Reserve
618.9289
Levine
Trauma through a child's eyes : awakening the ordinary miracle of healing Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline. North Atlantic Books, 2006.
Description: This is an essential guide for recognizing, preventing, and healing childhood trauma, from infancy through adolescence what parents, educators, and health professionals can do. Trauma can result not only from catastrophic events such as abuse, violence, or loss of loved ones, but from natural disasters and everyday incidents such as auto accidents, medical procedures, divorce, or even falling off a bicycle. At the core of this book is the understanding of how trauma is imprinted on the body, brain, and spirit, resulting in anxiety, nightmares, depression, physical illnesses, addictions, hyperactivity, and aggression. Rich with case studies and hands-on activities, ... gives insight into children's innate ability to rebound with the appropriate support, and provides their caregivers with tools to overcome and prevent trauma.

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What he
What helps kids bounce back [videorecording (DVD)] : how to use our knowledge of resiliency in the treatment of complex trauma /presenter, Kristen Mortenson, Anchorage Community Mental Health Services. Northstar Behavioral Health, 2013.
Description: The presenter discusses resiliency in children who have experienced complex trauma.

September 2017