Authored by Nexus Family Healing on February 25, 2020

Nexus is committed to involving families in the treatment process. That includes providing information and resources to help you better understand your child's mental health and family needs during this time.

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Parenting Skills Resources

The Scary Truth About What’s Hurting Our Kids
Your Modern Family

The Lethality of Loneliness
John Cacioppo

No Such Thing as a Bad Kid, Understanding and Responding to the Challenging Behaviors of Troubled Children and Youth
By C.D. Applestein
Gifford School

Parents are Teachers: A Child Management Problem
By Wesely C. Becker
Research Press

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, 2nd Edition
By C. Bodiford McNeil and T.L. Hembree-Kigin

Parenting with Love and Logic, Teaching Children Responsibility
By F. Cline & J. Fay

Parenting Teens with Love And Logic
By F. Cline & J. Fay

Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach
H. Glasser and J. Easley
Nurtured Heart Publications

Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom
William Glasser, M.D.
Harper Perennial

Aggression Replacement Training: A Comprehensive Intervention for Aggressive Youth, 3rd Edition
Dr. Barry Glick & Dr. John C. Gibbs
Research Press

The Prepare Curriculum: Teaching Prosocial Competencies, Revised
Dr. Arnold P. Goldstein
Research Press

The Explosive Child, A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children
Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.

Treating Explosive Kids, The Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach
Ross W. Green & J. Stuart Ablon
Guilford Press

Ross Greene's website if filled with free resources and training videos to help parents, teachers, and clinicians in implementing the model. It is a wonderful website that is filled with a ton of information. Parenting from the Inside Out, How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help you Raise Children who Thrive
D.J. Siegel & M. Hartzell

Trauma-Informed Treatment: The Restorative Approach
Patricia D. Wilcox
Neari Press

The James Lehman, The Total Transformation Program

This really is a very good program but what I believe is missing is teaching parents the importance of having a positive relationship with one's child before implementing the techniques. Also, not to be used with highly traumatized youth. If understood in the context of the other sources listed in this reference, it adds a good element.

You can go to the above website and take the PCIT training course for free. You will have to take quizzes to move on, but it is entirely at your own pace and FREE!!!

Child Development

Promoting Healthy Childhood Development Today: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers
By James R. Harris, Jr.
Neari Press

Power Struggles

Try and Make Me!
Power Struggles: A Book of Strategies for Adults who Live and Work with Angry Kids
By Penny Cuninggim
Neari Press

Mental Health

The Mental Health Association of Minnesota
Publications, support groups, success stories, blog, and more about mental health issues, legislation, and online screening for mood and anxiety disorders.


The National Institute of Mental Health
A user-friendly booklet that provides basic information on many medications commonly prescribed for residents of a Nexus Treatment program.

Mental Health America
Information on common medications prescribed for mental health issues.

Therapy Resources Systems Theory and Functional Family Therapy

Systems Theory and Family Therapy: A Primer
R.J. Becvar & D.S. Becvar
University Press of America

Functional Family Therapy for Adolescent Behavior Problems
J.F. Alexander, H.B. Waldron, M.S. Robbins, and A.A. Neeb
American Psychological Association

Functional Family Therapy in Clinical Practice. An Evidence-Based Treatment Model for Working with Troubled Adolescents
T.L. Sexton

School Shootings & Traumatic Events

A Variety of Resources for Helping Kids Deal with School Shootings and Other Traumatic Events

Thoughts on Vegas, and Why Men Keep Doing This
Charlie Hoehn

Healthy Sexuality

It's Perfectly Normal
Epidemic of the 21st Century
By Robie H. Harris
Candlewick Press


Taking Action, Support for Families of Adolescents with Illegal Sexual Behavior
B.L. Bonner
The Safer Society Press

Helping Children with Sexual Behavior Problems, A Guidebook for Professionals and Caregivers, 4th Edition
T. Cavanagh Johnson
Neari Press

Healthy Families
T.J. Kahn
The Safer Society Press

Childhood Sexuality, A Guide for Parents
G. Ryan & J. Blum
Kempe Children's Center & Families First, Inc., Denver, CO

Taking Action, Support for Families of Children with Sexual Behavior Problems
J.F. Silovsky
The Safer Society Press

The Impact of Pornography on Children, Youth and Culture
By Cordella Anderson
Neari Press

Understanding Children's Sexual Behaviors: What's Natural and Healthy
By Toni Cavanagh Johnson
Neari Press

Helping Children with Sexual Behavior Problems: A Guidebook for Professionals and Caregivers
By Toni Cavanagh Johnson
Neari Press

Sexuality Curriculum for Abused Children and Young Adolescents and Their Parents
By Toni Cavanagh Johnson
Neari Press

Treatment Exercises for Child Abuse Victims and Children with Sexual Behavior Problems
By Toni Cavanagh Johnson
Neari Press

Sexual Behavior

National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth
Publications and general information on sexual behavior issues in children and adolescents.

The Safer Society Foundation
Publications on prevention and treatment of sexual abuse, as well as books offered through the Safer Society Press on family issues related to sexual abuse.

SexEd Library
Publications on the latest in human sexuality, including sexual and reproductive health, puberty, abstinence, relationships, sexual orientation, body image, self-esteem, STDs, HIV/AIDS, unintended pregnancy, and more.


The Stop Child Molestation Book: What Ordinary People Can Do in their Everyday Lives
to Save Three Million Children
By Gene G. Abel & Nora Harlow
Xlibris Books

Taking Action (Children)
Support for Families of Children with Sexual Behavior Problems
By Jane F. Silovsky
Safer Society Press

Taking Action (Adolescents)
Support for Families of Adolescents with Illegal Sexual Behavior
By Barbara Bonner
Safer Society Press


The Thursday Group: A Story and Information for Girls Healing from Sexual Abuse
By PeggyEllen Kleinleder and Kimber Evensen
Neari Press