Not Quite Adults

Why 20-Somethings are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood and Why It’s Good for Everyone

By Richard Settersten and Barbara E. Ray: Eight years of research help paint a portrait of a generation that’s making a slower, more calculated transition into adulthood — with results that benefit all. A review of this book is available. 239 pages. ©2010. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Oregon by the Numbers

Key measures for Oregon and its counties

By The Ford Family Foundation and Oregon State University Extension Service: This report assembles a suite of community measures and displays them in an easy-to-digest format including charts and infographics. It features compact county portraits for all 36 Oregon counties as well as corresponding measure profiles... 131 pages. ©2018. | Available formats: Book

Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative

Helping parents raise children who thrive

By Bill Graves: This research-based report tells the story about the significance of parenting skills on children's lives and how the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative is building a statewide system to increase access to high-quality parenting... 20 pages. ©2015. | Available formats: Book

Our Kids

The American Dream in Crisis

By Robert D. Putnam: Putnam begins with his high school class of 1959 in Port Clinton, Ohio. The vast majority of those students — "our kids" — went on to lives better than those of their parents. But their children and grandchildren have had harder lives amid... 386 pages. ©2015. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

People Patterns 2nd Edition

By Stephen Montgomery: A very entertaining book that explores four temperaments and how they influence personal relationships. 136 pages. ©2011. | Available formats: Book

Strategic Planning Workbook for Nonprofit Organizations

By B. Barry of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation: This workbook guides you through five key planning steps and offers four different models to best suit your community’s situation. 117 pages. ©2005. | Available formats: Kindle eBook

Taking Care of Your Child

A Parent's Illustrated Guide to Complete Medical Care

By Robert H. Pantell: For 30+ years, this go-to guide has helped millions of families keep their children healthy. It’s now updated with the most recent advances in health care. Look up a symptom to find an explanation of probable causes, how to treat the... 574 pages. ©2015. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

By Sean Covey: “Be proactive” and “Think win-win” are just two of the habits this author encourages teens to embrace. Covey’s advice follows the philosophy that actions should be based on principles, not friends or parental... 288 pages. ©2014. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook, Spanish

The Abacus Project: Three-book bundle

Math activity books for children and Goodnight Moon

By The Ford Family Foundation: Math skills at kindergarten entry can predict later success in school. The Abacus Project (two 12-page books for Ages Birth to 3 years, and 3 to 5 years) helps parents and caregivers find the math in everyday routines. The playful... 32 pages. ©2018. | Available formats: Book

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