The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study

How Are the Findings Being Applied in Oregon?

By David Mandell: A landmark study demonstrated strong links between Adverse Childhood Experiences and a host of adult problems. In this 16-page report, author David Mandell explores how the study is informing work with children and families in Oregon. 16 pages. ©2014. | Available formats: Book

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook

By Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. and Maia Szalavitz: Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry details how early-life stress and violence afftects the developing brain. His discoveries contradict the precept that children are emotionally resilient and will outgrow insults to their psyches. On the... 417 pages. ©2017. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits

A Step-by-Step Guide for Managers and Boards

By M. Dropkin, et al.: Practical guidance on developing and implementing budgets for nonprofit organizations. Offers advice about every phase of the process and includes resources for documenting and reporting. 200 pages. ©2007. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Deepest Well

Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

By Nadine Burke Harris M.D.: This book looks at how childhood stress can lead to lifelong health problems and what we can do about it. The author delivers both scientific insight, including the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study, and moving... 251 pages. ©2018. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

The Local Economy Solution

How Innovative, Self-Financing "Pollinator" Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity

By Michael Shuman: Growing evidence has proven that economic development's current cornerstone — incentives to attract large businesses — is a dead end. This book suggests an alternative approach: nurture a new generation of enterprises that help local... 248 pages. ©2015. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Purpose of Boys

Helping Our Sons Find Meaning, Significance, and Direction in Their Lives

By Michael Gurian: Gurian reveals how important purpose is for the success and happiness of boys and explains how a boy’s core personality, nature and genetic predisposition function to create both strengths and weaknesses in his ... 264 pages. ©2010. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Read-Aloud Handbook

By Jim Trelease: Effective early childhood development is an essential component in raising successful kids, and teaching young children to love reading is a great way to start. Get practical suggestions to help you integrate reading... 340 pages. ©2006. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Resilience Dividend

Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong

By Judith Rodin: With a richly anecdotal range of stories, Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin shows how people, organizations, businesses, communities, and cities have developed resilience in the face of otherwise catastrophic challenges.... 384 pages. ©2014. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Small-Mart Revolution

How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition

By Michael Shuman: The author makes an engaging case for why supporting small business makes good economic sense and is the only real long-term solution for the health of our communities and our nation. 285 pages. ©2007. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Tipping Point

How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

By Malcolm Gladwell: This best-seller explores the little changes that can have big effects. The author explains how one imaginative person applying a wellplaced lever can move the world. 301 pages. ©2002. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook, Spanish