ONLINE RESOURCES

Family

Family Ties of Massachusetts:
A network of professionals and families supporting youth and children with special needs

MededPPD:
Resource for mothers living with postpartum depression with information in English and Spanish

Postpartum Network:
Postpartum network for couples living through postpartum depression

Zero to Three:
Early childhood development information

 

Sexuality/Fertility

Fertility Within Reach
Fertility education, coaching and advocacy

The American Fertility  Association
Infertility and family building

The Broken Brown  Egg
Infertility and couples of color

Fenway Community Health Center
Artificial Insemination and other fertility resources

Fertility Authority
Online resources regarding advances in fertility  treatment

INCIID
International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination

PVED
Parents via Egg  Donation

Resolve
The National Infertility Association

Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
A site to compare clinic success rates

AASECT
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists

Thank God for Sex
A community approach to healing sexual shame

Christy Roman
Adoption support in Plymouth County

Gay Adults/Youth/Family

EmptyClosets
Comingout resources and a safe place to chat

Colage
For children with a GLBTQI parent

FamilyEquality Council
America's foremost advocate for lesbian, gay,  bisexual and transgender family equality.

Gay Fathers of GreaterBoston
Resource for gay dads

Greater Boston PFLAG
Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays

The Trevor Project
Preventing Suicide Among LGBTQ Youth

Gayswith Kids
Resource for gay dads for building families and facing the challenges after

Resources for Questioning Youth
A website resources for many youth oriented services for teens coming out

Community

Spark Coaching
ADHD Coaching and support

College Coach
Educational consulting focusing on higher education

General

ThinkKids.org
Collaborative Problem-Solving for Families, and Re-framing of Oppositional Behavior.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
General information on mental illness, links to local chapters and supports. (info in English and Spanish)

National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics


BOOKS/RECOMMENDED READING


Family/Relationships/Sexuality

Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton: An autobiography that looks at shame and self compassion as the author finds the strength to show up for herself.
Issues: bulimia, substance use, infidelity, self compassion, shame, anxiety

Asexuality, A Brief Introduction by AsexualityArchive.com
A great primer for those looking to understand asexuality.

Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child by Michael C. LaSala
Helps families understand through case studies of other families.

Coping with Premature Ejaculation by Barry W. McCarthy, Ph.D.
This books discusses the what, why and options of coping with PE.

I Love Female Orgasm by Dorian Solot and Marshall Miller
A great how-to book of understanding the female orgasm.

Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
A must read to understand erotic intelligence in couples.

What You Really, Really Want by Jaclyn Friedman
A book that helps women discover their own understandings of their intimate and sexual life in a shame free manner.

Women Who Love Sex:  Ordinary Women Describe Their Paths to Pleasure, Intimacy and Ecstasy by Gina Ogden
Discusses women's sexuality in a sex positive arena.

How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your Affair by Linda J. MacDonald
A compact guide for recovering and reuniting after the trust is broken.

Fertility

A Matter of Trust, The Guide to Gestational Surrogacy by Gail Dutton
This is an older book but has some good basics.

Dear Linda, An Adoptive Father's Open Letter to the Birthmother of His Child by Anonymous
A wonderfully touching connection between two important people in a child's life.

Insider's Guide to EggDonation by Wendie Wilson and Erika Napoletano (with contributions by Elliott Kronenfeld)
A great resource to understand eggdonation.

Mental Health/Healthcare

A Guide to Rational Living by Albert Ellis, Robert A. Harper and Melvin Powers

The Center Cannot Hold:  My Journey Through Madness by Elyn R. Saks
A raw autobiography what major mental illness is from the inside.

Managing Social Anxiety, Workbook, 2nd Edition : A Cognitive Therapy Approach by Debra A. Hope, Richard G. Heimberg and Cynthia L. Turk

Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic: Workbook by David Barlow and Michelle G. Craske

Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry: Workbook (Treatments that Work) by Michelle G. Craske and David H. Barlow

Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety:  A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by John P. Forsyth and Georg H. Eifert

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
A look at what happens when culture and the health care system collide.

Parenting (Children's Books)

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
Award winning children's book about true story of penguins building a nontraditional family.

The Family Book by Todd Parr
An excellent book for the younger set about how all families are different.

My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis
A mom discusses her child's cross gender presentation and the lessons she learns from him.

My Uncle's Wedding by Eric Ross
A children's book explaining same sex relationships

What Makes A Baby by Cory Silverberg
A great book for kids to explain how babies are made regardless of how your family is constructed.

Wonder by R. J. Palacio
A story that reveals what it is like to be different...from different perspectives.  Great for 8 and older