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Safety Information
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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, sensitively 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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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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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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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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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.”–Publisher’s website.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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Defusing
Defusing anger and aggression [videorecording (DVD)] : safe strategies for secondary school educators / Geoff Colvin, Ph. D. Program Development Associates [distributor], c2004.
Description: A staff development program to provide secondary school educators with safe strategies for responding to and defusing potentially serious problem behavior.
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371.1024
Colvin
Defusing disruptive behavior in the classroom / Geoff Colvin ; foreword by Robert H. Horner. Corwin Press, c2010.
Description: “When disruptive behavior occurs, your first response can determine the outcome of the situation and how quickly it is resolved. This practical resource offers teachers approaches for immediately defusing disruptive situations, avoiding escalation, and correcting behaviors. … Colvin introduces seven key behavioral principles and offers specific, research-based strategies for handling disruptions. This resource features: strategies that target specific behaviors, including off-task behavior, rule violations, disrespect, agitation, noncompliance, and threats and intimidation ; common classroom scenarios and solutions for K–12 general and special education teachers ; checklists and action plans for applying the strategies while maintaining the flow of instruction.”
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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.”
371.911
O’Sail
Elementary concepts for students with visual impairments : description and use / by Brenda O’Sail … [et al.] Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 2001.
Description: Elementary concepts curriculum includes these topics: Themes and Units: Pre-Units — Self — Happy healthy me — Environment — Where I live — Holidays — Cycles — Transportation — Safety — Recreation — Animals — Work — Tools — Others — Community helpers.
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Cook
A flicker of hope / by Julia Cook ; illustrated by MacKenzie Haley. National Center for Youth Issues, 2018.
Description: “HOPE is our children’s window for a better tomorrow. In terms of resilience and well-being, hope is a critically important predictor of success. This creative story from the best-selling author of My Mouth is a Volcano!, and Bubble Gum Brain, reminds children that dark clouds can be temporary and asking for help is always okay. We all have times when we need to borrow a little hope from someone else. When your clouds get too dark, and too heavy to push away, Reach out and ask, “Can I borrow some light?” “I’m having a really bad day.” Everyone needs somebody sometimes, to help them find their way.”–Goodreads.
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618.928522
Chansk
Freeing your child from anxiety : powerful, practical strategies to overcome your child’s fears, phobias, and worries / Tamara E. Chansky ; illustrations by Phillip Stern. Broadway Books, 2004
Description: Anxiety is the number one mental health problem facing young people today. Childhood should be a happy and carefree time, yet more and more children today are exhibiting symptoms of anxiety, from bedwetting and clinginess to frequent stomach aches, nightmares, and even refusing to go to school. Parents everywhere want to know: All children have fears, but how much is normal? How can you know when a stress has crossed over into a full-blown anxiety disorder? Most parents don’t know how to recognize when there is a real problem and how to deal with it when there is. In this book, a childhood anxiety disorder specialist examines all manifestations of childhood fears, including social anxiety, TouretteÕs Syndrome, hair-pulling, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and guides you through a proven program to help your child back to emotional safety. No child is immune from the effects of stress in today’s media-saturated society. Fortunately, anxiety disorders are treatable. By following these simple solutions, parents can prevent their children from needlessly suffering today–and tomorrow.
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618.928914
Taylor
From defiance to cooperation : real solutions for transforming the angry, defiant, discouraged child John F. Taylor. Three Rivers Press, c2001.
Description: Why your child craves power — How your child displays power — Create greater emotional safety — Sharpen your communication skills — Confront power-oriented misbehavior — Use wise, preventive discipline — Help your child use power wisely.
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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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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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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.
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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.
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Tough
How children succeed : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character by Paul Tough. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
Description: … the author reverses three decades of thinking about what creates successful children, solving the mysteries of why some succeed and others fail, and of how to move individual children toward their full potential for success. The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in this book the author argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: skills like perserverance, curiosity, concsientiousness, optimism, and self-control. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do, and do not, prepare their children for adulthood. And he provides us with new insights into how to help children growing up in poverty. Early adversity, scientists have come to understand, can not only affect the conditions of children’s lives, it can alter the physical development of their brains as well. But now educators and doctors around the country are using that knowledge to develop innovative interventions that allow children to overcome the constraints of poverty. And with the help of these new strategies, children who grow up in the most painful circumstances can go on to achieve amazing things. This book has the potential to change how we raise our children, how we run our schools, how we construct our social safety net, and also how to change our understanding of childhood itself.
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616.85882
Steward
The independent woman’s handbook for super safe living on the autistic spectrum Robyn Steward. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014.
Description: In the same way that seatbelts give added protection to drivers, allowing them to travel safely wherever they choose to go, this practical book will help protect women on the autistic spectrum to negotiate risks and dangers as they live independent lives. Certain traits common to autism such as difficulty interpreting social cues can leave women susceptible to compromising their personal safety. Advocating that no woman on the autistic spectrum should be scared to enjoy independence provided she has the right knowledge and coping strategies in place, this book is filled with practical advice (for ages 16 plus) on how to stay safe while living life to the full. Informed by a survey of women on and off the autistic spectrum, it gets to the heart of the specific safety challenges faced by women, and offers numerous easy-to-use strategies to help avoid and overcome them. Topics covered include friendships, relationships and sex, alcohol and drugs, money and employment, and staying safe outside of the home and online. This will be a trusted and empowering companion for women on the spectrum and will also be valuable and insightful reading for anyone who cares for a woman on the spectrum, including their families, friends and teachers.
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VanDerZ
The Kidpower book for caring adults : personal safety, self-protection, confidence, and advocacy for young people by Irene Van der Zander. Kidpower Press, c2012.
Description: “… prepares parents, educators, and other caring adults to protect children and teens from bullying, violence, and abuse through awareness, action, and skills. … positive hands-on method reduces anxiety, develops competence, and increases confidence for adults and children alike. Topics include: building a foundation of emotional safety; self-protection to stop most trouble before it starts; and healthy boundaries to prevent problems and develop positive relationships. “
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VanDerZ
Kidpower safety comics : an introduction to “people safety” for older children ages 9 to 13 and their adults Irene van der Zande ; illustrated by Amanda Golert. Kidpower Press, c2012.
Description: “Helps answer the question, “How can my older kids stay safe while becoming more independent?” Provides a fun, practical tool for discussion and practices on how to stay safe from bullying, abuse, and violence — and how to avoid difficult or dangerous problems with people you know and people you don’t. Brings more peace of mind to worried parents. Contents include: Cartoon- illustrated stories that give young people information they really want to know in an entertaining way. Directions for adults on how to practice personal safety skills with kids ages 9-13. Basic “People Safety” skills for protecting everyone’s emotional and physical well-being. Solutions to common problems such as bullying, stranger safety, and boundary issues. The tools in this book are most appropriate for youth ages 9 to 13 who are beginning to be more independent in the world. Young people really want to know how to take charge of their safety.”–publisher’s website.
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VanDerZ
Kidpower safety comics : an introduction to “people safety” for young children ages 3 to 10 and their adults Irene van der Zande ; illustrated by Amanda Golert. Kidpower Press, c2012.
Description: Entertaining cartoons and engaging social stories make it easy for adults to provide crucial knowledge and skills so their children can learn to be safe with people they know and with strangers. …includes: directions for adults on how to introduce personal safety to children ages 3 to 10 ; social stories to discuss with children ; basic “People Safety” skills for protecting emotional and physical well- being ; solutions to potential problems such as bullying and stranger safety. The tools in this comic book are most appropriate for parents, teachers, and other caregivers introducing “People Safety” to children ages 3 to 10 who are usually with adults who can help them.
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LifeJourney
Safety
Life journey through autism : a guide to safety / by Organization for Autism Research. Organization for Autism Research, Inc ; [2014].
Description: “No parental instinct is as intense and fundamental as protecting one’s child from harm. For parents of children with autism, safety risks become magnified because of challenges resulting from fixations with narrow interests, limited situational awareness, and sensory and communication issues. So why should parents expect to do it all alone? A Guide to Safety was written by parents, first responders, educators, and community members who share their strategies and resources to address safety threats that commonly arise during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. This tool will educate parents about how to prevent and mitigate emergency events, safety threats that may affect their child in the future, and how to teach safety habits that will build a foundation for safety in adulthood” –website.
Covers threats throughout the lives of people with autism such as household safety, physical and sexual safety, environmental threats, wandering, elopement, abduction, community safety, relationship and sexual safety, bullying, internet safety, and workplace safety.
Use this link to access a PDF version of this book: https://researchautism.org/resources/a-guide-to-safety/
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Soraya
Living independently on the autism spectrum : what you need to know to move into a place of your own, succeed at work, start a relationship, stay safe, and enjoy life as an adult on the autism spectrum Lynne Soraya. Adams Media, [2013]
Description: “… covers many aspects of how young people can successfully navigate aspects of adult life, such as: self-awareness, self-knowledge, and advocacy ; managing emotions ; safety ; relationships ; employment”–author’s website.
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Managing
Managing puberty, social challenges, and (almost) everything [videorecording (DVD)] / a Coultervideo production ; writer, producer, director: Dan Coulter. Coulter Video, 2013.
Description: Created for girls with autism as well as all girls who have questions regarding puberty, sexuality, safety, dating, and friendships.
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Managing
Managing threatening confrontations [videorecording (DVD)] / executive producer, Don Bastian ; director, Rich Reilly ; writers, Rich Reilly, Kelsy Schoenbaar, Paul White. Attainment Co., c2004.
Description: “Years of experience working with people who exhibit challenging behaviors helped Paul White create a five-stage framework for professionals to manage threatening confrontations. For frontline staff in the fields of developmental disabilities and mental illness who deal with potentially explosive situations”–Container.
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371.782
Managi
Managing threats [videorecording (DVD)] : a schoolwide action plan / developed and produced by Geoff Colvin and IRIS Media, Inc. ; director/editor, Adam Wendt ; scriptwriter, Brion Marquez. IRIS Media, Inc., c2009.
Description: “The purpose of this staff development program is to provide educators, K-12, with information and training on an action plan for managing student threats. The basic approach is to treat threats as serious student behavior and to develop an action plan that is safe, sensible and practical.”– Manual.
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616.8982
Myles
Practical solutions to everyday challenges for children with Asperger syndrome Haley Morgan Myles ; forward by Jeanie McAfee. Autism Asperger Pub. Co., c2002.
Description: In this charmingly illustrated book, Haley Myles gives simple, no-nonsense advice for how to handle everyday occurrences that can be challenging for children and youth with Asperger Syndrome. Haley covers a range of topics, including what to do when you get a gift you don t like, if you find something that does not belong to you, if you are afraid of thunderstorms, and how to act when you re at a party where you don t know anyone. While all children can benefit from the tips in this book, it is especially applicable for children with AS ages 5-11. Contents: School-related — Getting along — Emotions and concerns — Officer Dave’s safety tips — First aid — Miscellaneous.
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Preschool
Preschoolers using personal safety [videorecording (DVD)] : PUPS by Fran McAfee, Helen Morris, Oscar Alexie, Corlis Taylor ; Chugachmiut, Inc.. Chugachmiut, Inc., Culture and Language Program, Ã2008
Description: Provides tips and activities to help parents teach basic safety practices to preschoolers. Uses drawings and photos to show situations.
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Preventing
Preventing falls by adapting your home [videorecording (DVD)] AFB Press. AFB Press, c2009.
Description: “It may only take a few simple adaptations in the home to make life easier for an older person or someone with vision loss. Changes in vision that come with aging can affect the ability to see clearly and adjust quickly to changes in lighting, possibly affecting balance and the ability to do everyday activities. … contain[s] simple and easy-to-implement suggestions … The right lighting can make all the difference in whether a person can accomplish a particular task or even manage his or her everyday life … people with vision loss may need 3 to 4 times more illumination than people with typical vision. … contains information about critical factors that can enhance vision, including different types of lighting, positioning of lighting, contrast sensitivity, and control of glare. It provides suggestions on how to choose the right light for the person and the task.”–AFB website.
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Hull
Safe passages : a guide for teaching children personal safety Karla Hull. Dawn Sign Press, c1986.
Description: Safety education for children.
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Safe
The safe side [videorecording (DVD)] created by Carol Cordova and Julie Aigner-Clark ; directed by Doug Aarniokoski ; written by Carol Cordova ; produced by Julie Aigner-Clark. The Safe Side Company, c2005.
Description: “The title of this video is Stranger Safety. However, you will not see or hear the word ‘stranger’ used in the video. Stranger is a word that creates many misconceptions, particularly with children. A key goal of this video is to provide parents and children with a more effective way to evaluate situations around them without resorting to the traditional ‘stranger’ concept.”–Pamphlet. Teaches kids how to avoid dangerous situations with people they don’t know and kinda know. Empowers children to make smart decisions.
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Willey
Safety skills for Asperger women : how to save a perfectly good female life / Liane Holliday Willey ; foreword by Tony Attwood. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012.
Description: The author, who has Asperger’s syndrome, presents practical advice on staying safe.
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Safety
Safety skills reader Tom Kinney ; illustrated by Gabe Eltaeb. Attainment Co Inc, c2008.
1 book and 2 CD-ROMs
[CD-ROM 1]: Contains a printable PDF file of the entire book. To view the PDF, you need Acrobat Reader.
[CD-ROM 2]: Requires Windows 2000, 256 MB ram, 24 bit graphics.Mac OS 10.7 and higher. On disc: Win/Mac V. 2.4.4.
Description: “… features 26 illustrated stories covering essential everyday safety skills. Each four- to six-page story is wonderfully illustrated in a graphic novel style using adult characters with text written at a 3rd grade reading level—making it ideal for transition students with development disabilities. Teachers can read the story to the class and students follow along in their own book. Stories end with study questions and basic vocabulary definitions. Story titles include: Pedestrian Safety — Passenger Safety — Bicycle Safety — Getting Lost — Work Safety — Fire Safety — Bathroom Safety — Medicine Cabinet Safety — Kitchen/Dinning Room Safety — Mealtime — Putting Food Away/Doing Dishes — Doing Dishes by Hand — Dishwasher Safety — Clothes Washer/Dryer Safety — Garbage Disposal Safety …plus more.”–publisher website.
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Cook
Smarter than the scoopers : keeping your child safe from predators! Julia Cook ; illustrated by Allison Valentine. National Center for Youth Issues, 2012.
Description: Written by former teacher and school guidance counselor. Mother talks to child about safety rules to prevent being kidnapped. For grades K to 6.
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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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AI Reserve
370.11
Mindup
The MindUp Curriculum : brain-focused strategies for learning-and living. Scholastic, c2011.
Description: Research-based curriculum that features 15 lessons using the latest information about the brain to dramatically improve behavior and learning for all students. Each lesson offers easy strategies for helping students focus their attention, improve their self-regulation, build resilience to stress, and to develop a positive mind-set in both school and life.
Available for three age groups: Pre-K to Grade 2 — Grades 3 to 5 — Grades 6 to 8.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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372.21
Strengthening
Strengthening families : a guidebook for early childhood programs. Rev. 2nd ed. Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2008.
Description: A framework for creating a child abuse and neglect prevention framework that can help program developers, policymakers, and advocates embed effective prevention strategies into existing systems. It shifts the focus from family risks and deficits to family strengths and resiliency. The second goal is to create a wide-spread understanding of what all kinds of programs and providers can do to promote healthy child development and reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect.
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370.1534
Merrel
Strong start : a social & emotional learning curriculum : grades K-2 by Kenneth W. Merrell , Danielle M. Parisi and Sara A. Whitcomb. Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., c2007.
Description: Social-emotional competence—it’s a critical part of every child’s school success, and just like any academic subject, children need instruction in it. Developed by a top expert, these proven curricula will help promote the social-emotional competence and resilience of children and adolescents. Divided into four age levels from kindergarten through high school, these innovative social and emotional learning curricula are filled with engaging, thought-provoking class activities that help students develop vital skills they’ll use for the rest of their lives: understanding emotions, managing anger, relieving stress, solving interpersonal problems, and much more. Each Strong Kids curriculum is: Easy for non-mental-health experts. Each highly structured, partially scripted curriculum is ready for any professional to pick up and start using ; evidence-based. Field testing shows that these curricula generate positive responses from students and teachers and really help increase students’ knowledge of healthy social-emotional behavior ; a great way to boost academic skills. Lessons help improve critical literacy, listening skills, and memory skills while they promote social and emotional health ; brief enough to fit into any program. Lessons take just 30 to 45 minutes, and each curriculum is used for a maximum of 10-12 weeks. Age-appropriate. Choose from four curricula, each carefully tailored to the specific needs and experiences of its targeted age group ; effective for all children in any setting. Use Strong Kids with children across ability levels in settings like classrooms, group counseling sessions, and youth treatment facilities ; low-cost and low-tech. Strong Kids costs far less than similar programs and requires few extra resources. Lessons in each curriculum include optional, easily adaptable scripts, sample scenarios and examples, creative activities, and “booster” lessons that reinforce what students learned. Every school and early intervention program will benefit from the lasting effect of these four curricula: strong, resilient students with fewer mental health and behavior problems and better academic outcomes.
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155
Trauma
Trauma, autism, and neurodevelopmental disorders : integrating research, practice, and policy / Jason M. Fogler, Randall A. Phelps, editors. Springer, [2018]
Description: This book examines the diagnostic overlap and frequent confusion between the newly named DSM-5 diagnostic categories of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), which include autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and trauma and stressor related disorders (TSRDs). These conditions are similar in that a) children with developmental disorders are particularly vulnerable to traumatic events and b) all have pervasive effects on the brain and development. Chapters provide a wealth of effective clinical, family, and school-based interventions, developed from established studies and important new findings. In addition, chapters use illustrative case studies to survey assessment challenges in today’s healthcare climate and consider alternative routes for improving correct diagnoses, identifying appropriate interventions, and referring proper targeted, evidence-based treatment and services. The book concludes with the editors’ recommendations for needs-based service access, including a more widespread use and acceptance of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) framework. Topics featured in this book include: the neurobiological contributors to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ; fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) and its diagnosis in children with a history of trauma ; interventions for trauma and stressor-related disorders in preschool-aged children ; reactive attachment disorder (RAD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis and care in a cultural context ; special population consideration in ASD identification and treatment; challenges associated with the transition to adulthood; trauma and neurodevelopmental disorders from a public health perspective.
Contents: Introduction / Jason M. Fogler and Randall A. Phelps — Tangled Roots and Ramifications: The Early Histories of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Reactive Attachment Disorder / Randall A. Phelps and Jason M. Fogler — Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: From Neurobiology to Cycles of Violence / K.M. McCullough and K.J. Ressler — Trauma & Neurodevelopmental Disorder: Assessment, Treatment, & Triage / Lisa Prock and Jason M. Fogler — The Challenge and Importance of Differentiating Trauma and Stress Related Disorders from Autism Spectrum Disorders / Amanda Van Scoyoc, Melissa B. Marquardt — Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Diagnostic Considerations for Children with a History of Trauma / Prachi E. Shah, Danielle Shapiro, Tedi Milgrom, and H. Eugene Hoyme — Interventions for Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders in Preschool-Aged Children / Kelly Munger, Elizabeth C. Loi, and Amelia Roth — Reactive Attachment Disorder & Autism Spectrum Disorder: Diagnosis and Care in a Cultural Context / Jorge Benavides-Rawson and Roy Richard Grinker — Special Population Consideration in ASD Identification and Treatment / Alison Chavez, Lark Huang-Storms, and Katherine Zuckerman — Challenges with Transition to Adulthood / Ami Bear, Raegan Smith, and Charlotte Alverson — Trauma and Neurodevelopmental Disorders from a Public Health Perspective / Sarah R. Lowe, Kate L. Walsh, Emma Opthof, and Petty Tineo — From the Outside In: Using a Whole-School Paradigm to Improve the Educational Success of Students with Trauma Histories and/or Neurodevelopmental Disabilities / Michael Gregory and Emily Nichols — Assessment and Recommendations / Randall Philips and Jason M. Fogler.
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AI Reserve
155.916
Gates
Trauma, stigma, and autism : developing resilience and loosening the grip of shame / Gordon Gates. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019.

Description: This book presents ground-breaking ideas based on current research on how stigma can cause bodily felt trauma in stigmatised or marginalised people, particularly those on the autism spectrum. Gordon Gates draws on his academic research, professional knowledge as a counsellor, and lived experience with Asperger’s syndrome to provide a unique framework for combating the psychological and emotional impact of stigma. Explaining how to develop resilience and essential coping mechanisms to manage distress and improve mental health, this book casts new light on the significance of stigma in mental health, and marks a new way forward for anyone who has been made to feel like an “outsider”.

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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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155.41824
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.

Updated April 2020