Minnewaska Mental Health Services has developed a resource library for parents and staff members.  The resource library is located in the Starbuck School library. Below is a listing of the current resources, by topic, that are available for check out.  These resources include books, videos, and games. 



Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated Children

Staying in Control

The Explosive Child

Yelling, Threatening, and Putting Down (video)

Every Time I Blow My Top

The Very Angry Day that Amy Didn’t Have

The Anger Solution Card Game


Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD—Autism Connection: A Step Toward More Accurate Diagnosis and Effective Treatments

All About Attention Deficit Disorder

Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with ADD/ADHD

Keys to Parenting a Child with Attention Deficit Disorders

Maybe you Know my Kid

Putting on the Brakes

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with ADD from Childhood through Adulthood


Autism/Asperger’s Disorders

Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum

Asperger Parent: How to Raise a Child with Asperger Syndrome and Maintain your Sense of Humor

Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence

Asperger’s: What Does it Mean to Me?

Autism—Asperger’s and Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism/Asperger’s: Solving the Relationship Puzzle

Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Can I Tell you about Asperger Syndrome?

Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism

Facing Autism: Giving Parents Reasons for Hope and Guidance for Help

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A Use Guide to Adolescence

Inclusive Programming for Middle School Students with Asperger’s Syndrome

Incredible 5-Point Scale: Autism

Making it a Success: Practical Strategies and Worksheets for Teaching Students with Autism

Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Asperger’s

Perfect Targets: Asperger Syndrome and Bullying


Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood’s Most Misunderstood Disorder

Bipolar Disorders

Survival Strategies for Parenting the Child and Teen with Bipolar Disorder



Understanding Divorce from a Dinosaur’s Point of View


Down Syndrome

He Has Up Syndrome, Not Down Syndrome



Exploring Feelings (Anger)

Exploring Feelings (Anxiety)

A Respectful Way to Talk about a Tough Subject

A Thorn in My Pocket: Temple Grandin’s Story


Friendship Skills/Social Skills

A Dinosaur’s Guide to Making and Keeping Friends

How Rude! Handbook of Friendship and Dating Manners for Teens

How Rude! Handbook of School Manners for Teens

It’s So Much Work to be Your Friend: Helping the Child With Learning Disabilities Find Social Success

Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs

New Social Story Book

Navigating the Social World: A Curriculum

You and Me Card Game

Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom

Art and Activities for Groups Providing Therapy Fun and Function

Mind Map Book: Radiant Thinking

Power Cards: Using Special Interests to Motivate


IEP Information

Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for you Special Ed Child

Hopes and Dreams: An IEP Guide for Parents

How Well does your IEP Measure Up?  Quality Indicators for Effective Service Delivery


Learning Disabilities

Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child’s Learning Disabilities

Nonverbal Listening Disabilities at School

Raising NLS Superstars: What Families with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Need to Know About

Road to Independence: Independence Skills Training for Special Needs Children

Smart Moves: Why Learning is Not All in Your Head

Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind


Personal Hygiene

Personal Hygiene: What’s that Got to do With Me?



Common Sense Parenting

Kid-Friendly Parenting with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

Parenting Young Children with Love

Parents and Adolescents Living Together - 1

Parents and Adolescents Living Together  - 2

Parents are Teachers

Parent’s Guide to Down Syndrome

Positive Discipline for Working Parents

Special Kids need Special Parents: A Resource for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Thinking Parent, Thinking Child

When Your Child is Difficult

You can be a Better Parent in 30 Minutes (video)

Keeping Peace at Home (video and handouts)

Parent Resource Center 1-2-3 Magic (video and book)

Discipline that Works (video and book)

Practical Help for Parents of Preschoolers

Help for Parents Dealing with Difficult Teens (video series)

Building Blocks for Successful Parenting (video series)

Life as We Know it: A Father, A Family and an Exceptional Child

Raising A Thinking Preteen

The Good Kid Book: Solve 16 Behaviors

Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach

Yardsticks: Children 4—14

Your Child’s Unique Temperament

Families Talk About…(video series)

Complete Library of Child Development

Catch Them Being Good (card game)

The Out of Sync Child Has Fun

Too Old For This, Too Young for That!

Everything I Do you Blame on Me!



Stick up for Yourself: Every Kid’s Guide to Personal Power and Positive Self-Esteem


Sensory Integration

Answers to Questions Teachers ask About Sensory Integration

Songames for Sensory Integration

The Out of Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping With Sensory and Integrative Dysfunction


Trauma and Loss

Activities to Help Children Recover from Trauma and Loss

Helping Kids Heal: 75 Activities to Help Children Recover from Trauma and Loss



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