The Anchor Team recommend the following resources.
Books to share with children
  • Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae - on individuals all having strengths.
  • Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian - A story about a boy who thrives with a new carer after abuse and neglect.
  • The Invisible String by Patrice Karst - on separation and love.
  • Good Days Bad Days (Anholt Family Favourites) Laurence Anholt and Catherine Anholt - on the ups and downs of life.
  • Not Again, Little Owl by Vivien Norris - on moving placement.
  • Ruby’s Worry by Tom Percival - on anxiety management.
  • The Boy Who Built a Wall Around Himself by Ali Redford, Plum Stickleberry, Kara Simpson (Illustrations) - a book about children who put barriers up in relationships.
  • How Hattie Hated Kindness: A Story for Children Locked in Rage of Hate by Margot Sunderland, Nicky Armstrong 
  • Owl Babies by Martin Waddell - on abandonment, secure attachment.
  • The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas - a book about feelings.
  • I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal - a book of love and encouragement.
  • The Tracy Beaker Books by Jacqueline Wilson - a book about a girl’s experience of being in care (may be enjoyed by older children).
Books for parents, carers and professionals
  • Creating loving attachments: Parenting with PACE to nurture confidence and security in the troubled child. Kim Golding.
  • Principles of Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective strategies to care for children. Dan Hughes.
  • Attachment, trauma and resilience: Therapeutic caring for children. Kate and Brian Cairns.
  • Parenting a child with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Dan Hughes.
  • Everyday parenting with security and love. Kim Golding
  • The Whole-Brain Child. Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson.
  • New Families, Old Scripts - A Guide to the Language of Trauma and Attachment in Adoptive Families. Caroline Archer and Christine Gordon.
  • Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore.
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk. Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.
  • Using Stories to Build Bridges with Traumatized Children - Creative Ideas for Therapy, Life Story Work, Direct Work and Parenting. Kim S. Golding.
  • The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting: Strategies and Solutions. Sarah Naish.
  • Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Jeanette Winterson.
  • Helping Your Child with Fears and Worries; 2nd Edition: A self-help guide for parents. Cathy Creswell and Lucy Willetts.
  • When Adults Hurt Children: Helping Children Heal from Abuse. Marge Eaton Heegaard.
  • Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with Children and Families. Daniel A. Hughes, Kim S. Golding and Julie Hudson.
  • Dealing with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Mary Mather.
  • A Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Children and Adolescents with Developmental Trauma: Creative Techniques and Activities (Therapeutic Treasures Collection). Dr Karen Treisman.
  • Talking About Adoption: Marjorie Morrison