Health and Wellness Resources

Welcome Students, Parents & Faculty!

These pages have been designed to provide some introductory resources about an array of topics that may impact or interest our school community.

Some of the topics selected have been requested by members of our community and some have already been presented at school and addressed with students either individually or in groups.

Resources have been organized by school for your convenience. These include articles, recommended books and website links.

If you are seeking more specific information regarding a topic or have questions, please feel free to contact me: epaharik@whitinsvillechristian.org at any time.

The resources on this website are not meant to replace therapeutic intervention or other supportive services.

Blessings, Emily Paharik, LMHC

Helpful books:

Elementary Ages:


Grace Based Parenting: Set Your Familiy Free Paperback – April 30, 2005by Tim Kimmel (Author), Max Lucado (Foreword)
Shepherding a Child's Heart Paperback – July 1, 2005by Tedd Tripp
How to Raise a Modern-Day Joseph: A Practical Guide for Growing Great Kids Paperback – June 1, 2009by Linda Massey Weddle (Author)
The Five Languages of Children Paperback – August 30, 2008by Gary Chapman
Bringing Up Boys Audible Audiobook – AbridgedJames C. Dobson (Author), Wayne Shepherd (Narrator), Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (Publisher)
Series of children's workbooks, here is one example:
What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What-to-Do Guides for Kids) Paperback – September 15, 2005by Dawn Huebner (Author), Bonnie Matthews (Illustrator)
Answering the 8 Cries of the Spirited Child Hardcover – 2003by David and Claudia Arp (Author)
Boundaries with Kids: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Children Audible Audiobook – UnabridgedHenry Cloud (Author), John Townsend (Author), & 2 more
Raising a Trailblazer Paperback – March 17, 2008by Virginia Friesen (Author)

American Girl series for Girls: Here is one example of the series
The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, Revised Edition (American Girl Library) Paperback – Box Calendar, March 26, 2012

Middle & High School Ages:


Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World Paperback – March 1, 2015by Koch PhD, Kathy (Author), Jill Savage (Foreword)
Not a Fan Updated and Expanded: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus Paperback – February 2, 2016by Kyle Idleman
The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively Paperback – May 1, 2016by Gary Chapman
Odd Girl Out, Revised and Updated: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls Paperback – August 3, 2011by Rachel Simmons (Author)
Boundaries with Teens: When to Say Yes, How to Say No Audible Audiobook – UnabridgedJohn Townsend (Author), Jay Charles (Narrator), & 1 more
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Paperback – May 27, 2014by Sean Covey (Author)
Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence Audible Audiobook – UnabridgedGary Mack (Author), David Casstevens (Author), & 2 more
The Peacemaker: Handling Conflict without Fighting Back or Running Away Paperback – April 1, 2008by Ken Sande (Author), Kevin Johnson (Author)
Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps for Success Paperback – September 5, 2000by Stedman Graham (Author)
Soar by Kevin Johnson (August 10,2009) Paperback –
Crash Course: Forming a Faith Foundation for Life Paperback – April 5, 2010by Daniel Darling (Author)

All Ages:


Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too Audible Audiobook – UnabridgedAdele Faber (Author), Elaine Mazlish (Author), Kathe Mazur (Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher)
Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention (The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series) 2nd Editionby Peg Dawson (Author), Richard Guare (Author)
CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Over 200 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders Spiral-bound – September 26, 2017
The Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Manual: DBT for Self-Help and Individual & Group Treatment Settings, 2nd Edition Spiral-bound – March 1, 2017by Lane Pederson (Author), Cortney Pederson (Author)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training with Adolescents Paperback – April 1, 2015by Jean Eich
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure Paperback – August 20, 2019by Greg Lukianoff (Author), Jonathan Haidt (Author)
The Anxiety Cure: You Can Find Emotional Tranquility and Wholeness Audible Audiobook – UnabridgedDr. Archibald D. Hart (Author), & 2 more
Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul Audible Audiobook – UnabridgedJohn Eldredge (Author, Narrator), Oasis Audio (Publisher)
Engaging God's World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living Paperback – February 7, 2002by Plantinga Jr., Cornelius (Author)
Care of Souls: Revisioning Christian Nurture and Counsel 60359th Editionby David G. Benner (Author)
Inside Out Paperback – June 14, 2013by Larry Crabb (Author)
How People Grow: What the Bible Reveals About Personal Growth Paperback – Unabridged, May 10, 2004by Henry Cloud (Author), John Townsend (Author)
Freedom From Fear: Overcoming Worry and Anxiety Paperback – August 24, 2007by Rich Miller (Author)
Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food Paperback – December 15, 2010by Lysa TerKeurst (Author)
Feeding Your Appetites Hardcover – Illustrated, July 11, 2004by Stephen Arterburn (Author), Debbie Cherry (Author)
Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them Paperback – May 6, 2014by John Ortberg (Author)
Thrive! A Woman's Guide To a Healthy Lifestyle by M. D. Carrie Carter (2004-01-02) Hardcover –
The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place Hardcover – April 18, 2017by Andy Crouch (Author), Amy Crouch (Foreword)