Learn About the FCJ Approach

Families & Criminal Justice uses a reflective, developmental, relationship-based approach to services and practice.   This approach may be new to many people in the community and in the criminal justice field, so we are providing a list of resources that offer more information about the different aspects of our work.



For Families:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics. The Wonder Years: Helping Your Baby & Young Child Negotiate the Major Developmental Milestones.  New York: Bantam Books.


  • Brazelton, B. & J. Sparrow.  (2006).  Touchpoints: Birth to Three.  Boston: Da Capo Press.


  • Brazelton, B. & J. Sparrow.  (2002).  Touchpoints: Three to Six.  Boston: Da Capo Press.


For Practitioners:

  • Bowlby, J. (1988). A Secure BaseNew York: Basic Books.


  • Institute of Medicine.  (2000).  From Neurons to Neighborhoods.  Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.


  • Sroufe, L. A., Egeland, B., Carlson, E.A. & Collins, W. A. (2005).  The Development of the Person: The Minnesota Study of Risk and Adaptation from Birth to Adulthood. New York: Guilford Publications.




  • Lillas, C & Turnbull, J.  (2009).  Infant/Child Mental Health, Early Intervention & Relationship-Based Therapies. New York: Norton Books.


  • National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. (2004). Young Children Develop in an Environment of Relationships. Waltham, Mass; Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.


  • Parlakian, R. (2001).  Look, Listen & Learn: Reflective Supervision & Relationship-Based Work.  Washington, D.C.: ZERO TO THREE.


  • Pawl, JH & St. Paul, M. (1998).  How You Are is as Important as What You Do.  Washington, D.C.: ZERO TO THREE.



For Families:

  • Monahan, C. (1997).  Children & Trauma.   New York: Jossey-Bass.


For Practitioners:


  • Herman, J.  (1997).  Trauma & Recovery.  New York: Basic Books.


  • Siegel, D & Solomon, M. (2003).  Healing Trauma.  New York: Norton Books.