Helpful Resources

We know first-hand how difficult it can be to find the right help for children who have a parent struggling with addiction. The resources shown below have been enormously helpful for us and we are sure they can be of use to you and your children as you learn to cope and even thrive in the face of your challenges.

Children and Mental Health Websites

National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA)

Eluna Network (formerly The Moyer Foundation)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Child Mind Institute

Recovery and Addiction Websites

Facing Addiction with NCADD

American Society of Addiction Medicine 

National Institute on Drug Abuse 

Smart Recovery-Self Management and Recovery Training 

Al-Anon/Alateen 

Alcoholics Anonymous 

Mindful Parenting and Mindfulness for Children Books and Websites

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson 

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson 

Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids by Eline Snel and Myla Kabat-Zinn  (Book and website)

Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children by Thich Nhat Hanh and Chan Chau Nghiem 

Mindful Movements: Ten Exercises for Well-Being  by Thich Nhat Hanh and Wietske Vriezen

A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles by Thich Nhat Hanh and Wietske Vriezen 

The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate by Susan Kaiser Greenland 

Inner Kids meditations by Annaka Harris 

Still Quiet Place: Mindfulness for Young Children  by Amy Saltzman M.D. 

You Are Not Your Thoughts (Mindfulness for Children of All Ages) by Brian Despard 

Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens  Eds. Christopher Willard, Amy Saltzman

Child’s Mind: Mindfulness Practices to Help Our Children Be More Focused, Calm, and Relaxed by Christopher Willard