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Catholic Charities Jackson's Resource Library


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Welcome to our web-based training page! If you are a resource parent, you will be able to receive 5 hours of continuing education hours. Here's how:

Pick out an e-book from the selection below. Complete the submit form to the right for your e-book request.Once we receive your request, you will be provided a link to access the e-book. Once you have read the e-book and are ready to take the test, please notify us by phone or e-mail to gain access. For test instructions, please click here.

Please note: Once you have submitted your request for the e-book, you will have only 4 weeks to complete the e-book and take your test.If your time expires before you have requested and/or submitted your test, you may or may not be allowed to complete our web-based training within a 12 month period. Eligibility will depend upon availability of e-books and are not guaranteed for second requests.

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
Dr. Thomas W. Phelan
This book addresses different discipline methods for children ages 2-12.

The Connected Child

Karyn Purvis,P.h.D.; Davis Cross,P.h.D.; Wendy Sunshine

This book is a resource for parents of children who have experienced trauma or deprivation. It teaches parents to become healers for their children and help parents understand challenging behaviors.

Practical Tools for Foster Parents
Lana Temple-Plotz
Michael Sterba
Provides professional tools for new or experienced foster parents as well as grandparents and other relatives caring for a child forced from home by a crisis.

The Sacred Work of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Elaine K. Williams
Practical guide for grandparents raising grandchildren

Wounded Children, Healing Homes

Jayne Schooler, Betsy Smalley, and Timothy Callahan 
Authors Jayne Schooler, Betsy Smalley, and Timothy Callahan have created the ultimate resource for families who adopt wounded children. This book addresses some unmet expectations in regards to adopting and offers some solutions for the challenges that come about when parenting wounded children.