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Books! Educational Videos! Documentaries!

Here's a place where you can review books, educational dvds and documentaries that relate to ACE concepts or trauma-informed practices. "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." ~ Nelson Mandela

Books by Category

The following books have been recommended by ACEs Connection members.

 

Categories (see below)

Brain and Neurology

Child Abuse

Child and Human Development

Children’s Books

Depression

Domestic Violence

Foster Care

Grief

Law Enforcement and Courts

Mental Health

Parenting

Poverty and Homelessness

Prison and Juvenile Detention Centers

PTSD

Resiliency

Schools

Skill Development

Trauma-Informed

Other

Book Reviews

 

Brain and Neurology

 

The Amazing Brain (5 booklets/downloads), by Dr. Linda Burgess Chamberlain

Link: http://www.instituteforsafefam...erials/amazing-brain

 

Applying Principles of Neurodevelopment to Clinical Work with Maltreated & Traumatized Children (chapter), by Bruce Perry

Link: http://childtrauma.org/wp-cont...quentialmodel_06.pdf

 

The Last Best Cure: My Quest to Awaken the Healing Parts of My Brain and Get Back My Body, My Joy, and My Life, by Dawn Nakazawa

Link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Last...ealing/dp/159463128X

 

Neural Circuit Development and Function in the Healthy and Diseased Brain, by John Rubenstein & Pasko Rakic

Link: http://store.elsevier.com/prod...gn=new_9780123972675

 

Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect, by Matthew Lieberman

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Social-W...onnect/dp/0307889092

 

Child Abuse

 

An Unimaginable Act: Overcoming and Preventing Child Abuse Through Erin's Law, by Erin Merryn

Link: http://www.amazon.com/An-Unima...enting/dp/0757317561

 

Healing Days: A Guide for Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma, by Susan Farber Straus, et al.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Healing-...Trauma/dp/1433812932

 

Lost Lives, the Pandemic Violence Against Children, by Einar Helander

Link: http://www.einarhelander.com/order.html

 

Child and Human Development

 

Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development, Edited by Darcia Narvaez et al.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Evolutio...opment/dp/0199755051

 

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character, by Paul Tough

Link: http://www.amazon.com/How-Chil...racter/dp/0544104404

 

Scared Sick, by Robin Karr-Morse & Meredith S. Wiley

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Scared-S...isease/dp/0465013546

 

When Boys Become Boys: Development, Relationships, and Masculinity, by Judy Chu

Link: http://nyupress.org/books/9780814764800/

 

Children’s Books

 

A Quilt and a Home, by Pam Wessel-Estes

Link: http://www.amazon.com/A-Quilt-...-Estes/dp/1457514893

 

How to Tame Your Thought Monster: A fun book that will help you learn and grow with your kids!, by Katie McClain

Link: http://www.amazon.com/How-Tame...Your+Thought+Monster

Note from author: “If you are an educator and would like to explore these tools, please message me and I will get you a copy.” Message here

 

Tame Your Thought Monster: A Color, Learn and Feel Good Book for Kids, by Katie McClain

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Tame-You...Your+Thought+Monster

Note from author: “If you are an educator and would like to explore these tools, please message me and I will get you a copy.” Message here

 

Depression and Suicide

 

Coming of Age on Zoloft: How Antidepressants Cheered Us Up, Let Us Down, and Changed Who We Are, by Katherine Sharpe

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Coming-A...heered/dp/0062059734

 

Our Encounters with Suicide, Edited by Alec Grant et al.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Our-Enco...-Grant/dp/1906254621

 

Unfinished Conversation: Healing From Suicide and Loss, by Robert E. Lesoine with Marilynne Chöphel,

Link: http://unfinishedconversation.com/

 

Domestic Violence

 

Years of Tears: One Family’s Journey Through Domestic Violence, by Maxine Browne

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Years-Te...Browne/dp/0985855304

 

Foster Care

The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Lang...-Novel/dp/0345525558

 

Grief

Stories of Complicated Grief: A Critical Anthology, edited by Eric Miller, PhD

Link: http://www.naswpress.org/publi...mplicated-grief.html

 

When Children Grieve: For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses, by John W. James, Russell Friedman, and Leslie Matthews

Link: http://www.amazon.com/When-Chi...ivorce/dp/0060084294

 

Yoga for Emotional Trauma: Meditations and Practices for Healing Pain and Suffering, by Mary & Rick NurrieStearns

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Emo...ctices/dp/1608826422

 

Law Enforcement and Courts

 

Helping a Child be a Witness in Court: 101 Things to Know, Say and Do (Canada), by Cunningham & Stevens

Link: http://www.lfcc.on.ca/Helping_a_child_testify.html

 

Mental Health

 

A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders, by Karestan Koenen

Link: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199657018.do

 

Cracked: Why Psychiatry Is Doing More Harm Than Good, by James Davies

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Cracked-...-ebook/dp/B00B1B1VHI

 

Mad Matters: A Critical Reader in Canadian Mad Studies, by Brenda LeFrançois et al.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Mad-Matt...tudies/dp/1551305348

 

Resilience and Mental Health: Challenges Across the Lifespan, Editedby Steven Southwick et al.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Resilien...fespan/dp/0521898390

 

Parenting

 

The Art of Roughhousing, by Anthony DeBenedet & Lawrence Cohen

Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/15947...Fresources-books.htm

 

The Critical Role of Parenting in Human Development, by Marianna S. Klebanov

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Critical...opment/dp/1138025135

 

Dear Counselor, by Kimberly Groll

Link: http://achievingsolutionscouns...dear-counselor-book/

 

The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears, by Lawrence Cohen

Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/03455...Fresources-books.htm

 

Parenting Without Borders: Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us, by Christine Gross-Loh

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Parentin...essons/dp/1583335471

 

Playful Parenting, by Lawrence Cohen,

Link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obi...NV&link_code=as1

 

Poverty and Homelessness

Developing Trauma-Informed Services for Families Experiencing Homelessness: An Interactive DVD and Guide, by The Trauma Center at JRI

Link: http://www.traumacenter.org/pr...melessness_video.php

 

downTown U.S.A.: A Personal Journey with the Homeless, by Susan Madden Lankford

Link: http://www.humaneexposures.com/down-town-usa.html

 

Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much, by Sendhil Mullainathan

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Scarcity...s-Much/dp/0805092641

 

Prison and Juvenile Detention Centers

Born, Not Raised: Voices from Juvenile Hall, by Susan Madden Lankford Link: http://www.humaneexposures.com/born-not-raised.html

 

"It's More Expensive to Do Nothing", by Susan Madden Lankford

Link: http://www.humaneexposures.com...e-to-do-nothing.html

 

Maggots in My Sweet Potatoes: Women Doing Time, by Susan Madden Lankford

Link: http://www.humaneexposures.com...-sweet-potatoes.html

 

PTSD

 

Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Scientific Foundations and Therapeutic Models, Edited by Julian Ford & Christine Courtois

Link: http://www.guilford.com/books/...urtois/9781462509492



Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving, by Pete Walker 

Link: http://pete-walker.com/complex_ptsd_book.html



Resiliency

 

Disaster, Disease and Distress: Resources to Promote Psychological Health and Resilience in Military and Civilian Communities, by CSTS

Link: http://www.cstsonline.org/disa...ivilian-communities/

 

Greening in the Red Zone, by Tidball & Krasny (Eds)

Link: http://www.springer.com/enviro...ok/978-90-481-9946-4

 

The Resilience Handbook: Approaches to Stress and Trauma, by Kent, et al (Eds)

Link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Resi...Stress/dp/0415818834

 

When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection, by Dr. Gabor Mate

Link: http://www.amazon.com/When-Bod...ebook/dp/B00DRLH2ZA/

 

Schools

 

The Heart of Teaching and Learning: Compassion, Resiliency, and Academic Success, by Ray Walpow, Mona Johnson, Ron Hertel & Susan Kincaid

Link: http://www.k12.wa.us/Compassio...Schools/default.aspx

 

How to Tame Your Thought Monster: A fun book that will help you learn and grow with your kids!, by Katie McClain

Link: http://www.amazon.com/How-Tame...Your+Thought+Monster

(Note from author: “If you are an educator and would like to explore these tools, please message me and I will get you a copy.” Message here)

 

Skill Development

 

Be The Change: How to Get What You Want in Your Community, by Anneke Campbell and Thomas Linzey

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Be-The-C...munity/dp/1423605616

 

Essentials of Correctional Nursing, Edited by Lorry Schoenly & Catherine Knox

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Essentia...CHP-RN/dp/0826109519

 

Motivational Interviewing in Social Work Practice, by Melina Hohman

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Motivati...ations/dp/1609189698

 

Trauma-Informed

 

Becoming Trauma Informed, Edited by Nancy Poole and Lorraine Graves

Link: http://store.camh.net/product....p;cat=117&page=1

 

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk

Link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Body...ealing/dp/0670785938

 

Brief: Reflections on Childhood, Trauma and Society, by Bruce Perry

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Brief-Re...-ebook/dp/B00E7A3FTW

 

Creating A Healing Society: The Impact of Human Emotional Pain and Trauma on Society and the World, by Susan Lawrence

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Creating...tional/dp/1600700276

 

Developing Trauma-Informed Services for Families Experiencing Homelessness: An Interactive DVD and Guide, by The Trauma Center at JRI

Link: http://www.traumacenter.org/pr...melessness_video.php

 

Encyclopedia of Trauma: An Interdisciplinary Guide, by Charles Figley

Link: http://www.sagepub.com/refbooks/Book234215

 

The Heart of Teaching and Learning: Compassion, Resiliency, and Academic Success, by Ray Walpow, Mona Johnson, Ron Hertel & Susan Kincaid

LinkL http://www.k12.wa.us/Compassio...Schools/default.aspx

 

The Trauma of Everyday Life, by Mark Epstein

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Trauma-E...pstein/dp/0143125745

 

Trauma-Informed Behavioral Interventions: What Works and What Doesn't, by Karen Harvey

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Trauma-I...Doesnt/dp/1937604047

 

Trauma-Informed Practices with Children and Adolescents, by William Steele & Cathy Malchiodi

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Trauma-I...scents/dp/0415890527

 

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, by Peter Levine

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Waking-T...Levine/dp/155643233X

 

Other

 

A General Theory of Love, by Thomas Lewis et al.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/General-...-Lewis/dp/0375709223

 

The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, by Charles Darwin

Link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Expr...nimals/dp/1470188880

 

Figuring Out Fibromyalgia: Current Science And The Most Effective Treatments, by Ginevra Liptan

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Figuring...tments/dp/0982833970

 

Last Chance at Normal, by Louise Godbold

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Last-Cha...ast+chance+at+normal

 

The Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence, Edited by Andrew Linzey

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Between-...olence/dp/1845193253

 

The Lucifer Effect, by Phil Zimbardo

Link: http://www.lucifereffect.com/

 

NaughtABimbeaux, by Morgan Rose

LinkL http://naughtabimbeaux.com

 

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