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Clinical Resource Page

At WinShape Homes, we value trauma-informed and evidence-based practices. We hope these practical tools and resources will support and promote wellness in your life and in the lives of those you care for.


Books for Adults

Trauma, Parenting, & Child Development

  • The Boy Raised as a Dog – Dr. Bruce Perry
  • What Happened to You – Dr. Bruce Perry
  • Moving Beyond Trauma – Ilene Smith
  • The Body Keeps the Score – Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk
  • Trauma Stewardship – Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
  • The Connected Child – Dr. Karyn Purvis, Davis Cross, & Wendy Lyons Sunshine
  • The Connected Parent – Dr. Karyn Purvis and Lisa Qualls
  • The Whole-Brain Child – Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  • The Whole-Brain Child Workbook – Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  • No Drama Discipline – Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  • No Drama Discipline Workbook – Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  • Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family – Paul David Tripp
  • Safe House – Joshua Straub
  • Raising a Sensory Smart Child – Lindsey Biel
  • Reframing Foster Care – Jason Johnson
  • Parenting Children of Trauma – Marcey Pusey
  • The A to Z of Therapeutic Parenting – Susan Naish

Diversity & Multicultural

  •  I AM ENOUGH – Grace Byers
  • Little Legends and Little Leaders – Vashti Harrison
  • Preaching to the Chickens – Jabari Asim
  • Martin’s Big Words – Doreen Rappaport
  • Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes From Past and Present – Jamia Wilson

Gender Identity Issues

  • Gay Girl, Good God – Jackie Hill Perry

Books for Children

  • Emotional Intelligence: What Am I Feeling? – Joshua and Christi Straub
  • Worry: What Do I Do with Worry? – Joshua and Christi Straub
  • Anger: What Do I Do with Anger? – Joshua and Christi Straub
  • Impulsivity: What Were You Thinking? – Brian Smith
  • Separation Anxiety: The Invisible String – Patrice Karst
  • Self-Control: My Mouth Is a Volcano – Julia Cook
  • Empathy: The Invisible Boy – Patrice Barton
  • Flexible Thinking: My Day is Ruined  – Bryan Smith
  • Grief: The Memory Box – Joanna Rowland
  • Workbook for Children experiencing OCD: What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck – Dawn Huebner
  • The Rabbit Listened – Corey Doerrfield
  • A Terrible Thing Happened – Margaret Holmes
  • My Grandma Died Today – Joan Fassler
  • Grieving with Hope: Finding Comfort as You Journey Through Loss – Sam Hodges & Kathy Leonard
  • Always Remember – Cece Meng
  • When Dinosaurs Die – Marc Brown
  • In My Heart: A Book of Feelings – Jo Witek
  • The Girl with the Locket – New York Life Foundation
  • The Hyena Who Lost Her Laugh: A Story About Changing Your Negative Thinking – Jessica Lamb-Shapiro
  • Please Tell! A Story About Sexual Abuse – Hazelden Moser, A.
  • Don’t Pop Your Cork on Monday’s: The Children’s Anti-stress Book – Adolph Moser & Dav Pilkey
  • Cool Cats, Calm Kids: Relaxation and Stress Management for Young People – Mary Williams
  • Let’s Talk About Taking Care of You: An Educational Book About Body Safety – Jayneen Sanders
  • Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care – Jennifer Wilgocki
  • Cool Down and Work Through Anger – Cherie J Meyers
  • How Full is Your Bucket? – Tom Rath & Mary Reckmeyer
  • A Little SPOT of Feelings 8 Book Box Set – Diane Alber (Book 25-32: Empathy, Frustration, Calm, Belonging, Worry, Boredom, Flexible Thinking, & Feelings Detective)


Clinical Care

At WinShape Homes, we help children and families experience healing and restoration through the gospel. Our mission is centered on the child welfare system. We help foster, adoptive and kinship care families gain access to clinical resources that support every member of their household. Becoming trauma-informed is a journey, and we want to help child welfare families in this pursuit. The resources on this page are designed with that goal in mind. If you have questions about these resources or becoming trauma-informed, please contact one of our staff members at the link below.