GHFP Providers' Favorites

We are often asked for resource recommendations. We want to provide you with trustworthy information. Here are some of our current favorites. Stay tuned as we will update these periodically.

Ragan's Recs: 

Self Compassion by Kristin Neff (

• Renewed (Eating Disorders Support) (

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown 

Dr. Sweeney's Recs: 

• Autism Speaks (

• National Center for Learning Disabilities – for news and learning disability checklists ( and their partner site "Get Ready to Read!" for free early literacy tools (

The Child Mind Institute- particularly for the Parent Guides 

Dr. Herrington's Recs:

Raising a Secure Child: How Circle of Security Parenting Can Help You Nurture Your Child's Attachment, Emotional Resilience, and Freedom to Explore by Hoffman, Cooper, & Powell. 2017

Explaining a Psychological Assessment in a Kid-Friendly Way

The entire Kids Health by Nemours website, which is broken down into sections for parents, teens, and children. I love the Emotions & Behavior resource section for parents.

Dr. Potter's Recs: 

The Secrets of Happy Families by Bruce Feiler – A straightforward and helpful book about positive parenting and establishing healthy family dynamics
Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. & John J. Ratey, M.D. – An oldie but goodie helpful in understanding one’s own ADHD or that of a loved one.
Codependent No More by Melody Beattie – Another oldie but goodie helpful in learning to establish and maintain healthy boundaries in relationships.  Workbook also available.

Dr. Savoie's Recs:
An app I like is CBT - i coach.

Dr. Verner’s Recs:

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary Executive Skills Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential
by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare