Resources

 

This list of resources contains a variety of books, websites, organizations, and more. This list is not exhaustive. 


ACES Study - http://acestudy.org  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.

Bikkur Cholim Society, http://www.bikurcholimcc.org/directory.php, provides comfort and support to people who are ill, homebound, isolated and/or otherwise in distress.

Bloom, Sandra, M.D. Founder of Sanctuary Model, http://www.sanctuaryweb.com

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. https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_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 http://councilforrelationships.org is a nonprofit organization providing counseling, professional training, and research.  Council for Relationships has over 11 offices, 70 therapists, and sliding scale fees in counseling for families, couples, and individuals.

Drexel School of Public Health, Doctorate Program in Health, Management, and Policy and Trauma Narratives http://publichealth.drexel.edu

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. http://www.amazon.com/Transcending-Trauma-Resilience-Implications-Psychosocial/dp/0415882869

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. http://www.istss.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home

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

JED Foundation –  Promoting emotional health and preventing suicide, https://www.jedfoundation.org

JEVS – JEVS Human Services provides vocational skills training and support for job seekers through a broad range of programs. JEVS Human Services creates innovative and sustainable solutions to address current and future community needs for approximately 23,000 individuals annually. http://www.jevshumanservices.org

Jewish Family Children’s Services jfcs.org offers an array of social services to help children, adults, seniors, and families cope with challenges that arise throughout the lifecycle. Clinical social workers counsel individuals and groups on life challenges, loss, adoption, living with disabilities, aging, and more. 

Jewish Healing Centers www.jbfcs.org/NCJH With over 30 Jewish Healing Centers across North America, the centers offer training, support, spiritual counseling, and opportunities for growth with teachings based on ancient traditions and contemporary mind-body techniques.

Jewish Women Archives - documents Jewish women's stories and inspires them to be agents of chang www.jwa.org

JOB, 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. - http://www.ptsdconference.org/speakers/profiles/robert_lifton.html 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 http://www.madd.org

Mayyim Hayyim -mayyim.hayyimm.org 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. 

Medical Narratives Program, Columbia University

Minding Your Mind – mindyourmind.org - breaking the silence through education, providing interactive mental health programs for 100,000 young adults across the Delaware Valley, PA. 

Modern Loss http://modernloss.com 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 nami.org

National Institute of Mental Health nimh.gov

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

Post traumatic growth, http://ptgi.uncc.edu/what-is-ptg/  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. http://www.amazon.com/Narrative-Reflections-Witnessing-Stories-Changes/d... 

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

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

Royse, D. Thyer, B. Padgett, D. Logan, TK. Program Evaluation, Fourth Edition.

Seidman, I.E. Interviewing as Qualitative Research: A Guide for Researchers in Education and the Social Sciences.

Senge, Peter. Scharmer, C. Otto. Jaworski, Jospeh. Flowers, Betty Sue. PRESENCE: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future.

Siegel, Bernie, M.D. How to Live Between Office Visits..

Story corps.org - 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 http://www.who.int/en/ 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. http://www.traumacenter.org 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.