Book list for trauma champions

by Jeanne Preisler •

For Children

Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care
by Jennifer Wilgocki and Marcia Kahn Wright

Kids Need to Be Safe: A Book for Children in Foster Care
by Julie Nelson

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
by Carol McCloud

Families Change: A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights
by Julie Nelson

What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake: A Kid’s Guide to Accepting Imperfection (What-to-Do Guides for Kids – Ages 6-12)
by Claire A.B. Freeland

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
(What to Do Guides for Kids – Ages 6-12)
by Dawn Huebner

For Foster Parents/Social Workers

Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families
by Jayne Schooler, Betsy Keefer Smalley, and Timothy Callahan

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
(An Inside-Out Guide to the Emerging Adolescent Mind, Ages 12-24)
by Daniel J. Siegel

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

Creating Sanctuary: Toward the Evolution of Sane Societies
by Sandra Bloom

Understanding Children’s Sexual Behaviors: What’s Natural and Healthy
by Toni Cavanagh Johnson

The Compassion Fatigue Workbook: Creative Tools for Transforming Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Traumatization
by Francoise Mathieu

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Online Resources for Adults

Explaining the Brain to Children and Adolescents
by the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development

ACEs (TED Talk)
by Nadine Burke Harris

One Caring Adult
by Josh Shipp

Over the Cliff (TED Talk)
by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

by Nathanael Matanick (Director)

Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach
(SAMHSA, 2014)

Healing Neen
by Gallery144 Productions

Fostering Connections, Partnering to Improve the Health and Well-being of Children in Foster Care
by the NC Pediatric Society