CIS-SA Project Access-Approved Book List

Our Project Access team of Licensed Professional Counselors have provided the book list below as a resources to both students and parents.  Our team of licensed clinicians work with students of all ages and in all developmental stages through their mental health struggles such as grief, depression, anxiety, stress, and more.  The books below act as an aid to them in their work, and may be helpful to you at home.

For students:

For parents/guardians:

  • The Happiest Toddler on the Block by Harvey Karp, M.D.,  How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful, and Cooperative One- to Four-Year Old
  • The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive​
  • Out of Control: Why disciplining your child won’t work and what will (using natural consequences)

Other tools:

  • Mindful Kids: 50 Mindfulness Activities for Kindness, Focus, and Calm by Whiney Stewart and Mina Braun (deck of cards that can be used to enhance mindful practices)
  • Mindfulness for Little Ones: Playful Activities to Foster Empathy, Self-Awareness, and Joy in Kids
  • The Mad Dragon – a card game that teaches anger management skills, identifies anger triggers, physical symptoms of anger etc.