Required Reading

We are committed to ensuring that you have the training and resources necessary to thrive as a foster and adoptive family. All CK Family Services foster, adoptive, and professional foster parents are required to read the following books (Wounded Children is only required if you plan to adopt through CK Family Services).

By tapping the images below you can purchase these books from Amazon.com and arrange for delivery to the location most convenient to you.  When you use the images below Amazon will pay CK Family Services a small fee to support our programs.  Also, remember to shop Amazon using https://smile.amazon.com and selecting CK Family Services as your charity of choice.  Thank you for all that you do for children, youth, and families!

The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family

Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families *Required Only If Adoption Motivated*

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Video Course

**CK Family Services requires that all our foster, adoptive, and professional parents have the required books and the video set available in their home prior to verification and that all adoptive families read the books and complete reading reports prior to adoptive placement.**

Recommended Reading

CK Family Services recommends but does not require, the following books to help enhance your parenting experience.  We hope you will invest some of your time reading these excellent books.

By tapping the images below you can purchase these books from Amazon.com and arrange for delivery to the location most convenient to you.  When you use the images below Amazon will pay CK Family Services a small fee to support our programs.  Also, remember to shop Amazon using https://smile.amazon.com and selecting CK Family Services as your charity of choice.  Thank you for all that you do for children, youth, and families!

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook–What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child

Power Of Showing Up

Anatomy of the Soul: Surprising Connections between Neuroscience and Spiritual Practices That Can Transform Your Life and Relationships

The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves

Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal

Parenting Is Your Highest Calling: And Eight Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt

Trying Differently Rather Than Harder: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma

In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness

Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing