Resource Center

Welcome to the Resource Center, where you can find educational webinars, recommended readings, and stay updated on best practices for trauma-informed care.

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Educational Advocacy

Dedicated to strengthening families through Educational Advocacy, Consulting, and Coaching, Harmony Family Center's professional staff use their specialized training and years of experience, offering support, education, and assistance to families navigating educational services and systems. Our Educational Advocates represent the best interest of you and your child, evaluating your student's strengths, needs, and current services. As our advocates walk alongside you to understand and prepare for school meetings, including IEP, Section 504, S-Team, or Expulsion Hearings, you no longer have to feel alone. Harmony's advocates will support you by attending school meetings, informing you of your child's educational rights, and standing up for your child's school success needs.

 

Consultation is free. Rates are $75-90/ hour and most client’s needs are met in 5 hours or less.

 

Email Franny@harmonyfamilycenter.org for more information.

 

Webinars

Recommended Reading

 

Adoption

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

By Sherrie Eldridge

Adopting after Infertility: Messages from Practice, Research, and Personal Experience (1st Edition)

By Rachel Balen, Marilyn Crawshaw

Adopting On Your Own: The Complete Guide to Adoption for Single Parents

By Lee Varon

The Adoption Experience: Families Who Give Children a Second Chance

By Ann Morris

Adoption is a Family Affair: What Relatives and Friends Must Know 

By Patricia Irwin Johnston

Adoption and Loss: The Hidden Grief

By Evelyn Burns Robinson

Adoption Wisom: A Guide to the Issues and Feelings of Adoption

By Marlou Russell PhD

In On It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You To Know About Adoption

By Elisabeth O'Toole

Creating Ceremonies: Innovative Ways to Meet Adoption Challenges

By Cheryl A. Liebernan, PhD and Rhea K. Bufferd, LCSW

The Family of Adoption: Completely Revised and Updated

By Joyce Maguire Pavao

International Adoption: Sensitive Advice for Prospective Parents

By Jean Knoll and Mary-Kate Murphy

Twenty Life-Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make (2nd Edition)

By Sherrie Eldridge

Love Me, Feed Me: The Adoptive Parent's Guide to Ending the Worry ABout Weight,

Picky Eating, Power Struggles, and More

By Katja Rowell MD

The Open Adoption Experience - A Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families

By Lois Ruskai Melina

The Post-Adoption Blues: Overcoming the Unforeseen Challenges of Adoption

By Karen J. Foli, PhD

Small Feats: Unsung Accomplishments and Everyday Heroics of Foster and Adoptive Parents

By Richard J. Delaney, PhD

The Spirit of Open Adoption

By James L. Gritter

Telling the Truth to your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past (2nd Edition)

By Betsey Keefer, Jayne E. Schooler, Bergin & Garvey

Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft Revised Edition

By Mary Hopkins-Best

The Whole Life Adoption Book: Realistic Advice for Building a Healthy Adoptive Family

By Jayne E. Schooler and Thomas C. Atwood

You Can Adopt: An Adoptive Families Guide

By Susan Caughman and Isolde Motley

Recommended Online Resources