Albom, M. (1997). Tuesdays with Morrie. New York: Doubleday.

Barrett, D. (Ed.). (1996). Trauma and dreams. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Davis, L. (1991). Allies in healing: When the person you love was sexually abused as a child. New York: Harper Perennial.

Graber, K. (1991). Ghosts in the bedroom. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc.

Herman, J. L. (1992). Trauma and recovery. New York: Basic Books.

Hopper, E., Emerson, D., Levine, P. A., Cope, S., & van der Kolk, B. A. (2011). Overcoming trauma through yoga: Reclaiming your body. Boston: North Atlantic Books.

James, B. (1994). Handbook for treatment of attachment-trauma problems in children. New York: The Free Press.

Linehan, M. M. (1993). Skills training manual for treating borderline personality disorder. New York: Guilford Press.

Malchiodi, C. A. (Ed.). (2008). Creative interventions with traumatized children. New York: Guilford Press.

McAlister Groves, B. (2002). Children who see too much: Lessons from the Child Witness to Violence Project. Boston: Beacon Press.

Najavits, L. (2002). Seeking safety: A treatment manual for PTSD and substance abuse. New York: Guilford Press. See also

Naparstek, B. (2005). Invisible heroes: Survivors of trauma and how they heal. New York: Bantam.

Pleck, E. (2004). Domestic tyranny: The making of American social policy against family violence from colonial times to the present. Chicago: University of Illinois Press.

Renzetti, C. M., Edleson, J. L., & Kennedy Bergen, R. (Eds.). (2001). Sourcebook on violence against women. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Rothschild, B. (2000). The body remembers: The psychophysiology of trauma and trauma treatment. New York and London: W. W. Norton & Company.

Schiraldi, G. R. (2000). The post traumatic stress disorder sourcebook. Los Angeles: Lowell House.

Shapiro, F. (2001). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: Basic principles, protocols, and procedures (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.

Weingarten, K. (2004). Common shock: Witnessing violence every day: How we are harmed, how we can heal. New York: New American Library.

Wilber, K. (2000). Grace and Grit (2nd ed.). Boston: Shambhala.

On Line

American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse:

Child Witness to Violence Project:

Domestic Violence Safety Planning –

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network, & National Center for PTSD. (2005). Psychological First Aid: Field operations guide. Retrieved October 3, 2010 from

Seeking Safety.

The PTSD Alliance:

Coping skills for trauma:

Coping skills:

Website with guided imagery for relaxation:

Movies and videos

Nix, A., & Fine, S. (Writers) (2007). War Dance. In A. Hecht (Producer): ThinkFilm.

Books for Professionals

Berzoff, J., & Silverman, P. (Eds.). (2004). Living with dying: A handbook for end-of-life healthcare practitioners. New York: Columbia University Press.

Bracken, P. (2002). Trauma: Culture, meaning and philosophy. London and Philadelphia: Wiley.

Briere, J., & Scott, C. (2006). Principles of trauma therapy: A guide to symptoms, evaluation, and treatment. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Bussey, M. (Ed.). (2007). Trauma transformed: An empowerment response. New York: Columbia University Press.

Courtois, C.A. (2010). Healing the incest wound: Adult survivors in therapy (2nd ed.). New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

Drozdek, B., & Wilson, J. P. (Eds.). (2007). Voices of trauma: Treating psychological trauma across cultures. International and Cultural Psychology series. New York: Springer.

Figley, C. R. (1995). Compassion fatigue: coping with secondary traumatic stress disorder in those who treat the traumatized. New York: Routledge.

Finkelhor, D. (2008). Childhood victimization: Violence, crime and abuse in the lives of young people. New York: Oxford University Press.

Gil, E. (2006). Helping abused and traumatized children: Integrating directive and nondirective approaches. New York: Guilford Press.

Gitterman, A., & Shulman, L. (Eds.). (1994). Mutual aid groups, vulnerable populations, and the life cycle (2nd ed.). New York: Columbia University Press.

Lauria, M. M., Clark, E. J., Hermann, J. F., & Stearns, N. M. (Eds.). (2001). Social work in oncology: Supporting survivors, families and caregivers. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society.

Pearlman, L. A., & Saakvitne, K. (1995). Trauma and the therapist: Countertransference and vicarious tramatization in psychotherapy with incest survivors. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

Roberts, A. R. (Ed.). (2005). Crisis intervention handbook: Assessment, treatment, and research (3rd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Rothschild, B. A. (2006). Help for the helper: The psychophysiology of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

Saakvitne, K., & Pearlman, L. A. (1996). Transforming the pain: A workbook on vicarious traumatization. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

Smith, P. (2009). Healthy caregiving: A guide to recognizing and managing compassion fatigue—Student Guide Level 1. CreateSpace: Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project.

Tehrani, N. (Ed.). (2001). Managing trauma in the workplace: Supporting workers and organisations. New York: Routledge.

Weiss, T., & Berge, R. (Eds). (2010). Posttraumatic growth and culturally competent practice: Lessons learned from around the globe. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Wicks, R. J. (2008). The resilient clinician. New York: Oxford University Press.

On Line for Professionals

American Psychological Association website: includes tip sheets and practical information for mental health providers to support assessment and intervention when children have experienced potentially traumatizing events: task-force/child- trauma.aspx

Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) including standards of care:

Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers (APOSW) including standards of care:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network website: information on child trauma issues, assessment tools, treatment, research and new developments in the field:

Online discussion group (listserv) for social workers working with the seriously ill:

Online discussion group (listserv) – The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD):

Online discussion group (listserv) – Trauma Professional:

Online discussion group (listserv) – Traumatic Stress:

EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program:

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network recommendations:


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