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Positively Parenting Positively
DMMJ Enterprises, LLC
Providing the tools to build a strong parenting foundation. Contact Certified Parent Coach, at (703) 927-5025.

Project Horse Equine Assisted Learning and Therapy Center
Our programs focus on promoting health, healing and learning for humans. Horses are an integral part of the process, whether it's coaching for a family to improve their interpersonal relationships and communication or therapy for an individual working through stressors, anxiety, low self esteem, grief or relationship problems. Equine Therapy is also effective for those recovering from susbstance abuse, eating disorders, or trauma. It's useful for individuals, couples, families, schools, or businesses. Our youth groups have fun while practicing problem solving and thinking skills, promoting personal development and self awareness. Working with horses helps every participant feel a sense of accomplishment. Contact Darcy at (703) 517-6964 or www.projecthorse.org.

The following books have been helpful resources to many of my clients:

» Books for Adults

» Books for Children

» Books for Parenting

Helpful Web Sites:

American Academy of Child-Adolescent Psychiatry
An easy to navigate site with reliable information for parents. Offers Facts for Families on such topics as Teens: Alcohol and Other Drugs, Managing Stress, and Children Who Can't Pay Attention.

National Institute of Mental Health
The NIMH site provides reliable information on psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Offers education for child and adolescent mental health issues, as well as current research findings on mental health related topics.

National Eating Disorders Association
Provides comprehensive information on signs and symptoms of eating disorders, treatment options, referral options, and helpful information for parents.

For over 50 years, Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) has been offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics.

Health Journeys
A wonderful resource for stress management CDs.

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders
One of the largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating children with autism and related disorders.

Works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, and mental health services.

CrisisLink Services
Provides vital support for those facing life crises: (703) 527-4077, 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE.