Suggested Reading

The Body Keeps the Score / Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

A must read for anyone interested in obtaining a better understanding of trauma and the impact of trauma.  Click on the book icon to the left to gain more information on the book contents and how to obtain a copy. 

The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity/ Nadine Burke Harris M.D.

Dr. Nadine Burke Harrris offers her experience and expertise in witnessing the impact of childhood adversity and trauma. Click on the book icon to the right to learn more about the book and how to obtain a copy.

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror/ Judith L. Herman M.D.

Overview of trauma from the core beginning to present. Click on the book icon to the left to learn more about the book and how to obtain a copy. 

Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others/ Laura van Dermoot Lipsky with Connie Burk 

The book discusses the  importance of taking care of oneself while working to help take care of others.  The book explores not only the importance of the work but the impact that the work can have on a caregiver and how to remain mentally prepared for the work of caregiving.  Click on the book icon to the right to learn more information as well as to learn how to obtain a copy of the book.  

The Post-Traumatic Success: Positive Psychology & Solution-Focused Strategies to Help Clients Survive and Thrive/ Fredrick Bannink

Great read for trauma professionals interested in learning how to help trauma survivors and their families via a solution-focused approach.Click on the book icon to the left to learn more about the book and how to obtain a copy. 

Upside: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth/Jim Rendon 

The author explores the impact of post-traumatic growth and the ability for self-improvement deriving from traumatic experiences. Click on the book icon to the right to learn more about the book and how to obtain a copy. 

Using Trauma Theory to Design Service Systems: New Directions for Mental Health Services/ Maxine Harris and Roger D. Fallot

A must read overview/guide to learning what it takes to build a trauma-informed organization and to undertake a trauma-informed organizational change process. Click on the book icon to the left to learn more about the book and how to obtain a copy. 

Tip 57/ SAMHSA 

Guidelines on trauma-informed organizational change located all in one easy to read manual.  Some sections are written with a clinical organization in mind, however the content is relevant and can be translated to all settings. Click on the book icon to the right to learn more about the book and how to obtain a copy. 

Trauma-Informed Care: The Restorative Approach/ Pat Wilcox

Guide to trauma-informed care with at-risk youth. Click on the book icon to the left to learn more about the book and how to obtain a copy

Additional Reading Lists

Sidran Institute Suggested Reading List:  http://www.sidran.org/resources/essential-readings-in-trauma/