This resource list contains various books and information. This list is not exhaustive. 

ACES Study -  Linking childhood trauma to long-term health and social consequences. The ACE Study reflects a collaborative research study between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente. The data spans over ten years and reveals the impact of social health determinants with childhood trauma, social, environmental, and economic risk factors.

Bloom, Sandra, M.D. Founder of Sanctuary Model,

Bloom, Sandra, M.D. Creating Sanctuary and Destroying Sanctuary

Blumenfeld, Laura. REVENGE: A Story of Hope.

Bobo, K. Kendall, J. Max, S. Organizing for Social Change: A Manual for Activists. 

Brown, Brene, Dr. TED Talks. The Power of Vulnerability.

Chrohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America CCFA sponsors basic and clinical research of the highest quality. We also offer a wide range of educational programs for patients and health care professionals, while providing supportive services to help people cope with these chronic intestinal diseases.

Council for Relationships is a nonprofit organization providing counseling, professional training, and research.  Council for Relationships has over 11 offices, 70 therapists, and sliding scale fees for counseling with families, couples, and individuals.

Edited by Caruth, C. TRAUMA: Explorations in Memory.

Edited by Burton, Connie. The Power of Women: Outside the Paradigm

Edited by J. Epstein and L. Lefkovitz. Shaping Losses: Cultural Memory and the Holocaust.

Frankl, Viktor. Man’s Search for Meaning.

Herman, Judith. M.D. Trauma and Recovery.

Hollander-Goldfein, B. Isserman, N. and Goldenberg, J. Editors. Transcending Trauma: Survival, Resilience, and Clinical Implications in Survivor Families.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies – Founded in 1985 for professionals to share information about the effects of trauma, ISTSS is dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about policy, programs and services to reduce traumatic stressors and their consequences.

Jaworski, J. Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership.

JED Foundation –  Promoting emotional health and preventing suicide,

The Biblical Story of Job. 

Joseph, Stephen, PhD. What Doesn’t Kill Us: The New Psychology of Post Traumatic Growth.

Kushner, Harold. When Bad Things Happen to Good People.

Levine, Peter. Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma.

Lifton, Robert J. M.D. - Robert Jay Lifton is an American psychiatrist and author, chiefly known for his studies of the psychological causes and effects of war and political violence and for his theory of thought reform.

MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Mayyim Hayyim provides modern ritual baths based on ancient Jewish tradition. Mayyim Hayyim serves as a learning resource, a spiritual cleanse, and a place to reclaim one’s body. 

Minding Your Mind –

Modern Loss This project grew out of two friends’ separate experiences with sudden loss, and their struggle to find resources that weren’t too clinical, overtly religious, patronizing or, frankly, cheesy. 

Moyers, Bill. Healing and the Mind.

NAMI National Alliance for Mental Illness

National Institute of Mental Health

Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities. A Public Health Approach to Mental Health and Traumatic Stress.

Post traumatic growth,  This resource explores positive change that can result from a major life crisis or traumatic event. The work is supported by a systematic study of psychologists, social workers, counselors, and scholars of various traditions.

Raizman, L. Hollander-Goldfein, B. Editors. Narrative Reflections: How Witnessing Their Stories Changes Our Lives. 

Remen, Rachel Naomi, M.D. My Grandfather’s Blessings.

Remen, Rachel Naomi, M.D. Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal.

Siegel, Bernie, M.D. How to Live Between Office Visits. - a non-profit that records everyday lives and shares the stories via podcast and National Public Radio

Tamboukou, M. (2010). In the fold between power and desire: Women artists' narratives, Cambridge Scholars Pub.

Torah and Commentary. Etz Hayim. Eds Lieber, D. Potok, C. Kushner, H. Harlow, J. Dorff, E. Grossman, S. Fishbane, M. 

Weingarten, Kaethe. Sorrow: A Therapist’s Reflection on the Inevitable and the Unknowable. Journal of Family Process, Vol 51, No 4, 2012.

Wiesel, Elie, Night.

Williams, M.B., PhD and Poijula, S., PhD. The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms.

World Health Organization WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health across the United Nations. WHO shapes the health research agenda, sets norms, monitors and assesses health issues, and provides health assistance to other countries.

Van der Kolk, Bessel, M.D. The Trauma Center is a program of Justice Resource Institute (JRI), a large nonprofit organization dedicated to justice and healing. van der Kolk is the Medical Director and Founder of the Trauma Center.