Restorative Justice

Restorative Discipline and Positive Behavior Support

Youth Development and Neuroscience

Peacemaking and Nonviolence

Mediation and VOMD

Victims and Trauma

Violence and Youth

Juvenile Court and Youth Drug Treatment Court:

Community Justice and Corrections

Racism and Poverty

Youth Gangs

Education Reform

Special Education and Learning

Therapy and Mental Health

Play and Play Therapy

On Nonprofits and Fundraising

On Systems Change

Restorative Justice

 Bazemore, Gordon & Lode Walgrave, Editors (1999) Restorative Juvenile Justice: Repairing the Harm of Youth Crime. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press

Bazemore, Gordon and Mara Schiff, editors (2001) Restorative Community Justice: Repairing Harm and Transforming Communities. Cincinnati: Anderson Press.

Braithwaite, John (2002) Restorative Justice and Responsive Regulation New York: Oxford University Press.

Braithwaite, John. (1989) Crime, shame and reintegration. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Bruford, Gale & Hudson, Joe (Eds), (2000). Family group conferencing: New directions in community-centered child and family practice. NewBrunswick: Aldine Transaction.

Khamisa, Azim (1998) Azim's Bardo; A Father's Journey from Murder to Forgiveness. Los Altos, CA : Rising Star Press.

Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare (2004). Special Issue on Restorative Justice and Responsive Regulation. Volume XXXI, March 2004. Kalamazoo, MI: School of Social Work.

Mikaelsen, Ben. (2001) Touching Spirit Bear. New York: Harper Collins.

Sullivan, Dennis and Larry Tifft. (2001) Restorative Justice: Healing the Foundations of Our Everyday Lives. Monsey, NY: Willow Creek Press.

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. (1998) Guide for Implementing the Balanced and Restorative Justice Model. NCJ 167887. Washington DC: U.S. GPO.

Van Ness, Daniel & Karen Heetderks Strong (1999) Restoring Justice. Cincinnati : Anderson Publishing

van Wormer, Katherine. (2004) Confronting Oppression, Restoring Justice: From Policy Analysis to Social Action. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.

van Wormer, Katherine & Diane Rae Davis. (2003) Addiction Treatment: a Strengths Perspective. Pacific Grove: Brooks-Cole.

Zehr, Howard (2001) Transcending: Reflections of Crime Victims Intercourse, PA: Good Books

Zehr, Howard (2002) The Little Book of Restorative Justice Intercourse, PA: Good Books.

Zehr, Howard (1990) Changing Lenses. Scottdale, PA : Herald Press.


Restorative Discipline and Positve Behavior Support


ACLU of Northern California. (2010). Discipline in California schools:

legal requirements and positive school environments. Online at www. aclu discipline _in_ california .pdf

Amstutz, L. S. & Mullet, J. J. (2005). The little book of restorative

discipline for schools: Teaching responsibility; creating caring climates. Intercourse, PA: Good Books.

Ayers, W., Dohrn, B., & Ayers, R. (Eds.). (2001). Zero tolerance: Resisting the drive for punishment: A handbook for parents, students, educators, and citizens. New York: New Press.

Benard, B. (2004). Resiliency: What we have learned. San Francisco, CA: WestEd.

California Department of Education (2005). Zero tolerance: Information regarding zero tolerance policies for firearms in schools. Retrieved on October 14, 2006 from

Claassen, R. & Claassen, R. (1996). Making things right: 32 activities teach conflict

resolution & mediation skills. Available from Center for Peacemaking and

Conflict Studies at

Crone, D. A. & Horner, R. H. (2003). Building positive behavioral support systems in schools: Functional behavioral assessment. New York: Guilford Press.

Curwin, R. L., & Mendler, A. N. (1997). As tough as necessary: Countering violence, aggression, and hostility in our schools. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Goldstein, A. P., Glick, B. & Gibbs J. C. (1998). Aggression Replacement Training:

A comprehensive intervention for aggressive youth, (Rev. Ed). Champagne, IL:

Research Press.

Greene, R. W. (2008). Lost at School: Why our kids with behavioral challenges are

falling through the cracks and how we can help find them. New York, NY:


Greene, R W. & Ablon,J. S. (2006). Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative

Problem-Solving Approach. New York , NY: Guilford Press.

Gibbs, J. (2001). Discovering gifts in middle school: Learning in a caring culture called tribes. Windsor, CA: CenterSource Systems.

Hopkins, B. (2004). Just Schools: A whole school approach to restorative justice.

London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Press

Indiana Education Policy Center (2000). Preventing school violence: A practical guide tocomprehensive planning. Safe and Responsive Schools Project. Bloomington, IN: 30.

Kohn, A. (2006). Beyond Discipline: From compliance to community, 2nd Ed.

Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development.

Nelsen, Jane, Lynn Lott & H. Stephen Glenn (1993). Positive Discipline A-Z: 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems. Rockland, CA:Prima Publishing.

Nelsen, J., Lott, L., & Glenn, H. S. (1993). Positive discipline in the classroom: How to effectively use class meetings and other positive discipline strategies. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing.

Sampson, R. (2002). Bullying in schools. Problem-Oriented Guides for Police Series No. 12. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

Schiraldi, V., & Ziedenberg, J. (2001). Schools and suspensions: Self-reported crime and the growing use of suspensions. Justice Policy Brief. Retrieved on September 16, 2005 from Justice Policy Institute Web site:

Skiba, R.J. (2004, Summer). Zero tolerance: The assumptions and the facts. Indiana Youth Services Association Education Policy Briefs, 2(1). Center for Evaluation & Education Policy. Bloomington: Indian University.

Skiba, R. J. & Knesting, K (2001). Zero tolerance, zero evidence; An analysis of school disciplinary practice. In R. J. Skiba & G. C. Noam (Eds.). Zero tolerance: 34. Can suspension and expulsion keep schools safe? New Directions for Youth Development, 93, (pp. 17-43) San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Skiba, R. J. & Noam, G. G. (Eds.). (Winter, 2001). Zero tolerance: Can suspension and expulsion keep schools safe? New Directions for Youth Development, 93. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Skiba, R., Reynolds, C. R., Graham, S., Sheras, P., Conoley, J. C., & Garcia-Vasquez, E. (2006). Are zero tolerance policies effective in the schools? An evidentiary review and recommendations. A report by the America Psychological Association Zero Tolerance Taskforce. Retrieved September 14, 2006, from

SSWAA (2003). School Social Work Association of America resolution: Helping students stay in school. Adopted July 19, 2003. Retrieved September 10, 2006 from

Search Institute (1997). The 40 developmental assets. Retrieved on February 13, 2008 from

State of Illinois, (2008). Implementing restorative justice: A guide for schools. Online

from www.icjia.state. il .us/.../SCHOOL%20BARJ%20GUIDEBOOOK.pdf


Youth Development and Neuroscience


Comer, James P.(1980,1993) School Power: Implications of an Intervention Project. New York: Free Press.

Benard, Bonnie (2004). Resiliency: What We Have Learned. Oakland: West Ed. Selected Chapters available online at

Brazelton, T. Berry, M.D. (1992) Touchpoints Reading, MA: Addison Westley/Lawrence.

Brown, Lyn Mikel (2003). Girlfighting: Betrayal and Rejection among Girls New York: NYU Press.

Garbarino, James Ph.D and Claire Bedard. (2001) Parents Under Siege: Why You Are the Solution, Not the Problem in Your Child's Life. New York: Touchstone.

Gaines, Donna (1991, 1998).Teenage Wasteland: Suburbia's Dead End Kids. Chicago:UC Press.

Gibbs, Jewelle Taylor & Larke Nahme Huang. (2003) Children of Color: Psychological Intervetnions with Culturally Diverse Youth. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Giroux, Henry A. (2000) Stealing Innocence: Youth, Corporate Power, and the Politics of Culture. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Gloeckner, Phoebe (2002) The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures Berkeley: Frog, LTD, North Atlantic Press.

Henderson, Nan, Bonnie Benard, Nancy Sharp-Light (eds.)(1999) Resiliency in Action: Practical Ideas for Overcoming Risk & Building Strengths in Youth Family & Communities contact or

Karen, Robert Ph.D (1998) Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How They Shape Our Capacity to Love. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kohut, H. (1978) The Search for the Self. New York: International University Press.

Kohut, H. (1984) How Does Analysis Cure. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Mahler, M. (1974) "Symbiosis and Individuation: The Psycological Birth of the Human Infant". The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child vol.29. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Popov, Linda Kavelin (2000) The Virtues Project Educator's Guide: Simple Ways to Create a Culture of Character. Torrance, Ca: Jalmar Press.

Social Work Research (1999) Special Edition on Risk, protection and resilience. Volume 23, Number 2, 129-208. Washington DC: National Association of Social Workers.

Sprick, Randall and Lisa Howard (1995) The Teacher's Encyclopedia of Behavior Management: 100 Problems/500 Plans Longmont, CO: Sopris West.

Stabiner, Karen (2002) All Girls: Single-Sex Education and Why it Matters New York: Riverhead Books.

Stewart, John Ph.D (2000) Beyond Time Out: An Introduction to Insights and Interventions from the Field of Developmental Psychopathology. Gorham, ME: Hastings Clinical Associates.

White, Emily (2002) Fast Girls: Teenage Tribes and the Myth of the Slut New York: Scribner.

Winnicott, D.W. (1986) Holding and Interpretation. London: Hogarth Press.

Winnicott, D.W. Edited by Clare Winnicott and Madeleine Davis (1984) Deprevation and Delinquency London:Tavistock Publications.


Peacemaking and Nonviolence


de Waal, F.B.M. (1989) Peacemaking Among Primates. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

de Waal, F.B.M. (1997) Bonobo: The forgotton ape. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Glassman, Bernie. (1998) Bearing witness: A zen master’s lessons in making peace. New York: Bell Tower.

Hedges, Chris. (2002) War is a force that gives us meaning New York: Anchor Books.

Hoffman, Martin L. (2000) Empathy and moral development: Implications for caring and justice Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Lacerva, Victor, MD. (1996) Pathways to Peace: Forty Steps to a Less Violent America. Tesuque, NM: Heartsong Press.

Pepinsky, Harold and Richard Quinney, editors (1991) Criminology as Peacemaking Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Zinn, Howard, introduction by, (2002) The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of Peace Beacon Anthology. Boston: Beacon Press.


Mediation and VOMD


Aureli, F and Waal (2000) Natural Conflict Resolution. Berkeley, CA:

University of California Press.

Bush, Robert A. Baruch & Joseph P. Folger. (1994) The Promise of Mediation: Responding to Conflict Through Empowerment and Recognition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Maguire, Gregory (1995). Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. New York: Harper Collins.

Miller, S. L. (2011). After the crime: The power of restorative justice dialogues between victims and violent offenders. New York: New York University Press.

Tannen, Deborah.Ph.D (1998) The Argument Culture: Moving from Debate to Dialogue. New York: Random House.

Umbreit, Mark S. Ph.D. (2001) The Handbook of Victim Offender Mediation: An Essential Guide to Practice and Research San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

Umbreit, Mark S. Ph.D. (1995) Mediating Interpersonal Conflicts: A Pathway to Peace. West Concord, MN: CPI Publishing.

Umbreit, Mark S. Ph.D. (1994) Victim Meets Offender: The Impact of Restorative Justice and Mediation. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press.

Ury, William, Editor. (2002) Must We Fight? From the Battlefield to the Schoolyard- A New Prespective on Violent Conflict and Its Prevention. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. A Project of the Program in Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Victims of Crime, Center for Restorative Justice and Mediation. (1999). The Restorative Justice and Mediation Collection. NCJ 176970. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Rosenberg, Marshall B. Ph.D. (1999) Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Compassion Encinitas: Puddle Dancer Press.


Victims and Trauma


Arnold, Johann Christoph. (2000) Why Forgive? Farmington, PA: Plough Publishing House.

Bard, Morton, Ph.D. & Dawn Sangrey (1986). The Crime Victim's Book, Second Edition. New York: Brunner/Mazel Publishers.

Duran, E. (2006). Healing the soul wound: Counseling with American Indians and other native peoples. New York: Teachers College Press.

Ensler, Eve. (2001) The Vagina Monologues: V-Day Edition. New York: Villard.

Franciso, Patricia Weaver. (1999) Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery. New York: Cliff Street Books.

Herman, Judith, Dr. (1992) Trauma and Recovery. New York: Basic Books.

Gaylin, Willard, M.D. (2003) Hatred: The Psychological Descent Into Violence. New York: Public Affairs.

Levine, P. A. & Kline, M. (2007) Trauma through a child’s eyes: Awaking the ordinary miracle of healing Berkeley: North Atlantic Press.

Levine, P. A. (2010) In an unspoken voice: How the body releases trauma ad restores goodness. Berkeley: North Atlantic Press.

Raine, Nancy Venable. (1998) After Silence: Rape & My Journey Back. New York: Crown Publishers.

Scalia, Joseph. (2002) Intimate Violence: Attacks Upon Psychic Interiority. New York: Columbia University Press.

Shavelson, Lonie. (2001) Hooked: Five Addicts Challenge Our Misguided Drug Rehab System New York: New Press.

Shay, J. (1994). Achilles in Vietnam: Combat trauma and the undoing of character. New York: Scribner.

Shay, J. (2002). Odysseus in America: Combat trauma and the trials of homecoming. New York: Scribner.

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Victims of Crime. (1999) New Directions from the Field: Victim’s Rights and Services for the 21st Century. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.


Violence and Youth


Andrews, D. A. & James Bonta. (1998) The Psychology of Criminal Conduct, Second Edition. Cincinnati : Anderson Publishing.

Besharov, Douglas J. Editor. (1999) America's Disconnected Youth; Toward a Preventive Strategy. Washington D.C.: Child Welfare League of America Press.

Coloroso, Barbara. (2003). The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School- How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence. New York: Harper Collins.

Blanco, Jodee. (2003) Please Stop Laughing at Me...:One Woman's Inspirational Story . Avon, MA: Adams Media Corporation.

Garbarino, James Ph.D (1998) Children in Danger: Coping With the Consequences of Community Violence. San Francisco: Jossey- Bass Pub.

Garbarino, James Ph.D and Ellen deLara Ph.D. (2002) And Words Can Hurt Forever: How to Protect Adolescents from Bullying, Harassment, and Emotional Violence. New York: Free Press.

Garbarino, James Ph.D. (1999) Lost Boys; Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Help Save Them. New York: Free Press.

Gaylin, Willard, M.D. (2003) Hatred: The Psychological Descent into Violence New York: Public Affairs Press.

Gilligan, J. (2001). Preventing violence. New York: Thames and Hudson.

Groves, Betsy McAlister. (2002) Children Who See Too Much: Lessons from the Child Witness to Violence Project Boston: Beacon Press.

Loeber, Rolf and David P. Farrington, editors. (1998) Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders: Risk Factors and Successful Interventions. Thousand Oaks: Sage Pub.

Males, Mike A. (1999) Framing Youth; Ten Myths About the Next Generation. Monroe, Maine : Common Courage Press.

Niehoff, Debra, Ph.D. (1999) The Biology of Violence: How Understanding the Brain, Behavior and Environment Can Break the Vicious Cycle of Aggression. New York: Free Press

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (2000). Jurisdictional Technical Assistance Package for Juvenile CorrectionsNCJ 179194. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing. Office.

Zimring, Franklin E. (1998) American Youth Violence. New York: Oxford Press.


Juvenile Court and Youth Drug Treatment Court:


Ayers, William (1997). A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court. Boston: Beacon Press

Feld, Barry (1999). Bad Kids; Race and the Transformation of the Juvenile Court. New York: Oxford Press.

Krisberg, Barry & James F. Austin (1993). Reinventing Juvenile Justice. Newberry Park: Sage Publications.

Salzman, Mark (2003) True Notebooks (writings from juvenile hall). New York: Knopf.


Community Justice and Corrections


Barajas, Edurado, et. al. (1998) Community Justice: Concepts and Strategies. Lexington, KY. American Probation and Parole Association.

Braswell, Michael, John Fuller & Bo Lozoff (2001) Corrections, Peacemaking and Restorative Justice: Transforming Individuals and Institutions. Cincinnati: Anderson Press.

Canfield, Jack, Mark Victor Hansen and Tom Lagana (2000) Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit of Hope, Healing and Forgiveness Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications Press.

Clear, Todd and David Karp. (1999) The Community Justice Ideal: Preventing Crime and Achieving Justice. Crime and Society. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Copenhagen, Lee (1988) "Crime Prevention in the 1990's-Time for Greater Partnerships" Journal of California Law Enforcement Volume 22, No 4, 1988.

Conover, Ted (2000) New Jack: Guarding Sing Sing New York: Random House.

Currie, Elliott. (1998) Crime and Punishment in America: Why the Solutions to America's Most Stubborn Social Crisis Have Not Worked - and What Will. New York: Metropolitan Books.

Herivel, Tara and Paul Wright, editors (2003) Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America's Poor New York: Routledge.

Kuppers, Terry, M.D. (1999) Prison Madness: The Mental Health Crisis Behind Bars and What We Must Do About ItSan Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Lozoff, Bo. (1985) We’re All Doing Time: a guide for getting free. Durham, NC: Human Kindness Press.

Masters, Jarvis Jay (1997) Finding Freedom: Writings from Death Row Junction City, CA: Padma Publishing.

Petersilia, Joan. (2003) When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prison Re-entry Oxford University Press.

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (2001) Community Justice in Rural America: Four Examples and Four Futures NCJ 183437. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Whitney, Kobai Scott. (2002) Sitting Inside: Buddhist Practice in America's Prisons. Boulder: Prison Dharma Network.

Zimring, Franklin E., (2003) The Contradictions of American Capital Punishment New York: Oxford University Press.

Zimring, F. E. (2007). The great American crime decline. New York: Oxford University Press.

Zimring, F. E. (2012). The city that became safe: New York’s lessons for urban crime and its control. New York: Oxford University Press.

Zimring, Franklin E., Gordon Hawkins & Sam Kamin. (2001) Punishment and Democracy: Three Strikes and You're Out in California New York: Oxford University Press.


Racism and Poverty


Alexander, Michelle (2012). The New Jim Crow

Ehrenreich, Barbara (2001) Nickel and Dimed: On (not) Getting By in America New York: Henry Holt.

Kitwana, Bakari (2002) The Hip Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African-American Culture New York: Basic Books.

Kivel, Paul. (2002) Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work For Racial Justice. Revised Edition. Gariola Island, BC: New Society Publishers.

Kivel, Paul. (1992) Oakland Men's Project. Men's Work: How to Stop the Violence That Tears Our Lives Apart. Center City, MN: Hazelden.

Mauer, Marc & Meda Chesney-Lind, editors. (2002) Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment. New York: New Press.

Nieto, Sonia (1996) Affriming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Mutlicultural Education, Second Edition White Plains, NY: Longman Publishers.

Self, Robert O. (2003) American Babylon: Race and the Struggle For Postwar Oakland Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Wise, Tim (2009). Between Barack and a hard place: Racism and the white denial in the age of Obama. San Francisco: City Lights Books.

Wisde, Tim (2005). White like me: Reflections on race from a privileged son. Brooklyn, NY: Soft Skull Press.



Youth Gangs

Brotherton, D.C. (2003). Education in the reform of street organizations in New York City. In L. Kontos D.C. Brotherton, & L. Barrios (Eds.), Gangs and society: Alternative Perspectives. New York: Columbia University Press.

Goldstein, A. P., & Kodluboy, D. W. (1998). Gangs in schools: Signs, symbols and solutions. Champaign, IL: Research Press.

Gottfredson, G. D. & Gottfredson, D. C. (2001). Gang problems and gang problems in a national sample of schools: Summary. Unpublished report. Retrieved on September 2, 2005 from

Hayden, Tom (2004). Street Wars: Gangs and the Future of Violence. New York: New Press.

Hagehorn, J. M. (1990). Back in the field again: Gang research in the nineties. In C. R. Huff (Ed.), Gangs in America (pp. 240-259). Newbury Park, Ca: Sage.

Harrell, E (2005). Violence by gang members, 1993-2003. Washington DC: Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Horowitz, R. (1983). Honor and the American dream: Culture and identity in a Chicano Community. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Jankowski, M. S. (1991). Islands in the street: Gangs and American society. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Klein, M. W. (1995). The American street gang. New York: Oxford University Press

Kneese, C., Fullwood, H., Schroth, G., & Pankake, A. (2003). Decreasing school violence: A research synthesis. In M. S. E. Fishbaugh, T. R. Berkeley, & G. Schroth (Eds), Ensuring safe school environments: Exploring issues- seeking solutions. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.

Kohn, A. (2004, Fall). Safety from the inside out: Rethinking traditional approaches. Pi Lambda Theta Educational Horizons, 83(1), 33-41.

Kyriacou, D. K., Hutson, H. R., Anglin, D., Peek-Asa, C. P., & Kraus, J. F. (1999). The relationship between socioeconomic factors and gang violence in the city of Los Angeles. Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical care, 46(2), 344-349. 31.

Monti, D. J. (1994). Wannabe: Gangs in suburbs and schools. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.

Moore, J. W. (1978). Homeboys: Gangs, drugs and prison in the barrios of Los Angeles. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Olsen, L. (1997) Made in America: Immigrant students in our public schools. New York: New Press.

Rodrigues, L. J. (1993, 2005). Always running: La vida loca, gang days in L.A. New York: Touchstone.

Schneider, E. C. (1999). Vampires, Dragons and Egyptian Kings: Youth gangs in postwar New York. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Shaw, C. & McKay, H. (1942). Juvenile delinquency and urban areas. Chicago: University of Chicago Press

Spergel, I. A. (1995). The youth gang problem: A community approach. New York: Oxford University Press.

Spergel, I. A., Wa, K. M., & Sosa, R. V. (2005). Evaluation of the Riverside comprehensive community-wide approach to gang prevention, intervention and suppression. Unpublished report. Retrieved on August 17, 2005 from

Suárez-Orozco, C., Suárez-Orozco, M. M., & Todorova, I. (2008). Learning a new land: Immigrant students in American Society. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Thrasher, F. M. (1927). The gang: A study of 1,313 gangs in Chicago. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press.

Umemoto, K (2006). The truce: Lessons from an L.A. gang war. New York: Cornell University Press

Valdez, A. (2002). Gangs: A guide to understanding street gangs (3rd ed.). San Clemente, CA: LawTech Publishing Co, Ltd.

Vigil, J. D. (1988). Barrio gangs: Street life and identity in Southern California. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Vigil, J. D. (2002). A rainbow of gangs: Street cultures in the mega-city. Austin: University Of Texas Press.

Ziendenberg, Jason (2005). Ganging up on communities? Putting gang crime in context. Justice Policy Brief. Washington, DC: Justice Policy Institute Press. Retrieved on October 22, 2005 from



Education Reform


Darling-Hammond, L. (2010). The flat world and education: How America’s

commitment to equity will determine our future. New York: Teachers College


Darling-Hammond, L., & Branford, J. (Eds.) (2005). Preparing teachers for a changing

world: What teachers should learn and be able to do. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Press

Valenzuela, A. (1999). Subtractive schooling: U.S.-Mexican youth and the politics of Caring. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

van Gurp, H. (2002). The peaceful school: Models that work. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Portage & Main Press.


Special Education and Learning

Garvin, E. (2010). How to be a sister: A love story with a twist of Autism. New York: The Experiment Press.

Grinker, R. R. (2007). Unstrange minds: Remapping the world of Autism. New York: Basic Books.

Koegel, L. K. & LaZebnik, C. (2009). Growing up on the spectrum: A guide to life, love, and learning for teens and young adults with Autism and Asperger’s. New York: Viking.

Levine, M. (2002). A mind at a time. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Pohlman, C. (2008). Revealing minds: Assessing to understanding and support struggling learners. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


Therapy and Mental Health

Lamb, J. (2011). The learning journey: Absorbing life’s lessons. Bloomington, IN: Balboa Press.

Siegel, D. J. (2010). The mindful therapist: A clinician’s guide to mindsight and neural integration. New York: W. W. Norton.

Yalom, I.D. (2002). The gift of therapy: An open letter to a new generation of therapists and their patients. New York: Harper Collins.


Play and Play Therapy

Schwartzman, Helen B. (1978). Transformations: The anthropology of children’s play.

New York: Plenum Press.

Van Hoorn, J., Nourot, P. M., Scales, B., & Alward, K. R. (2007). Play at the center of

the curriculum (4th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Prentice Hall.

Perry, J. P. (2001). Outdoor play: Teaching strategies with young children. New York:

Teachers College Press.

Lewin-Benham, A. (2011). Twelve best practices for early childhood education:

Integrating Reggio and other inspired approaches. New York: Teachers

College Press.

Brown, S. with Vaughan, C. (2009). Play: How it shapes the brain, opens the

imagination, and invigorates the soul. New York: Penguin Group.

Hammond, Darell. (2011). Kaboom!: How one man built a movement to save

play. New York: Rodale Press.

Ackerman, D. (1999). Deep play. New York: Vintage Books.

Jambor, T. & Van Gils, J. (Eds.), (2007). Several perspectives on children’s play:

Scientific reflections for practitioners. Antwerp, Belgium: Garant Publishers.

Louv, R. (2005, 2008). Last child in the woods: Saving our children from

nature-deficit disorder. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Algonquin Books.

Meier, D., Engel, B. S., & Taylor, B. (2010). Playing for keeps: Life and learning

on a public school playground. New York: Teachers College Press.

Singer, D. G., Golinkoff, R, M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. ( 2011) Play=learning: How play

motivates and enhances children’s cognitive and social-emotional growth.

New York: Oxford University Press/USA.

Paley, V. G. (2005). A child’s work: The importance of fantasy play. Chicago, IL:

University of Chicago Press.

Elkind, D. (2007). The power of play: Learning what comes naturally. Cambridge, MA:

Da Capo Press.


On Nonprofits and Fundraising

Allison, Michael and Jude Kaye. (1997) Support Center for Non Profit Management.

Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations: A Practical Guide and

Workbook (and Disk). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. (1997) Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life. New York: Basic Books.

Hutton, Stan and  Frances Phillips. (2001) Nonprofit Kit for Dummies :A Reference for the Rest of Us ( with CD Rom), San Francisco: Dummies Press.

Klein, Kim. (2001) Fundraising for Social Change, Fourth Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


On Systems Change:
Gladwell, Malcolm (2002)The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference Boston: Little, Brown and Company.

Isaacs, William. (1999)Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together: A Pioneering Approach to Communicating in Business and Life New York: Doubleday

Kantor, Rosa. (1985)The Change Masters: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the American Corporation New York: Simon and Schuster.

Kriegel, Robert & David Brandt.(1996) Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers: Paradigm-Busting Strategies for Developing Change-Ready People and Organizations New York: Time Warner.

Miller, Matthew. (2003) The 2% Solution: Fixing America's Problems in Ways Liberals and Conservatives Can Love.  New York: Public Affairs.

Lakoff, George. (2004) don't think of an elephant!: know your values and frame the debate White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing.

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