The list author says: "Are you a parent, family member, social worker or other child welfare professional searching for the most up-to-date information about youth at-risk? Then this is a list of books that can answer your questions and help you better understand how to resolve the issue."
"The inspirational and revealing story of a foster child's odyssey through 17 foster homes and institutions that reveals what was required for him to grow beyond a painful past and earn his doctorate."
"A collection of 11 personal stories of foster care alumni who are now college-educated professionals and work with, research, write about and advocate on behalf of foster children, including their individual and collective recommendations for reforming the child welfare system."
"A "classic" memoir about a former juvenile delinquent, foster child and mental hospital patient who turned his life around, earned a Ph.D. and now studies the recovery process. Includes case records."
"A lifetime ago, a 15-year-old boy finally surrendered to the war between his parents. He wished only to die, to be relieved of the pain that ate at his heart and mind, and had done so for what seemed forever. Saddled with the mistaken belief that he had caused his parentsí divorce and broken up his family, self-destruction ruled his emotions and behaviors, and altered his sense of reality.""
"This autobiographical account charts the abuse of a young boy as his alcoholic mother first isolates him from the rest of the family; then torments him; and finally nearly kills him through starvation, poisoning, and one dramatic stabbing."
"This book delineates five stages of development from infancy through adolescence, illustrates them through case studies and anecdotes, and demonstrates a variety of ways parents can help children at different stages cope with change and stress, and provide for possible long-range effects of divorce."
"An innovative collection of therapeutic games, art techniques and stories to help children of divorce express feelings, deal with loyalty binds, disengage from parental conflict, address anger and self-blame and learn coping strategies."