CHILD USA is a trauma-informed organization and is dedicated to providing a safe space in the library for everyone- victims, survivors and professionals. The goal of our well-being section of the portal is for members to be able to review information related to trauma and healing. If you or someone you know has suffered from sexual abuse, the most important thing for that victim to do is work towards creating a healing environment for him or herself.
Working towards a healthy well-being is essential as you heal and work towards dealing with your trauma. Included in the well-being section of the portal are trauma and well-being tools, guides, and resources for you to review. The well-being section of the portal will always be growing and evolving so members of the portal can continue to learn and grow. CHILD USA can support an organization or company that would like to have additional training and support.
— Prof. Marci Hamilton, Founder/CEO of CHILD USA
Our selected books are typically available in public and/or university libraries.
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
This book uses scientific research to show how trauma reshapes the body and the brain and explores innovative treatments for recovery.
Broken Children, Grown-Up Pain
The book reveals how childhood trauma can influence a person’s psychology well into their adult years.
This book uses data on adverse childhood experiences to draw the link between these experiences and future illnesses.
Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving
The book works to introduce an audience, unfamiliar with academic psychology, to the ideas around the development of post traumatic stress disorder and healing from the disorder.
Creating a Safe Place: Helping Children and Families Recover from Child Sexual Abuse
The book uses survivors’ experiences to illustrate the healing abilities of patient-centered therapeutic approaches.
The Deepest Well
Dr. Harris uses this book to explain the ways that childhood trauma can have long term physical health effects. The book also provides tips for breaking the cycle of child trauma and adult health problems.
Healing Developmental Trauma
This book helps those on a journey to heal early trauma to gain a healthy self-image and sense of self.
This book, edited by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Marion Solomon, Ph.D., provides a synthesis of the work of researchers, clinicians, and theoreticians who are leaders in the field of trauma, attachment, and psychotherapy.
How to Survive Your Childhood now that You’re an Adult
Licensed counselor Israel helps adults uncover and support their inner self that they may have buried during childhood.
Milk and Honey
A work of art, Milk and Honey uses prose and poetry to discuss abuse, trauma, and femininity.
Time to Break Free
This meditation guide is intended to help women in their journey of self-healing from day one to one hundred after leaving an abusive relationship.
Treleaven’s guide provides practical information to help those who have suffered from trauma experience safe mindfulness meditation.
Caring for Kids: What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Abuse by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
- The fact sheet focuses on the critical information that parents need to be aware of to help their children after they have experienced sexual abuse.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) by Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
St. George’s Report on abuse at Rhode Island Boarding School by Boston Globe
Podcast ‘On Being’: How Trauma Lodges in the Body with Bessel van der Kolk by Krista Tippett
- The podcast explores the way that trauma can mark the body and lodge into someone’s life.
Measuring and Monitoring Children and Young People’s Mental Wellbeing by The Anna Freud Learning Network
- This 30-minute presentation provides evidence based information to guide parents and teachers on the ways to evaluate the mental wellbeing of children and teens.
Understanding Trauma: How Stress and Trauma Cause Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Depression, & PTSD by Scott Musgrave from Associative Awareness Techniques (AAT)
Child Well Being and Healthy Homes by HUD
- This 2.5-hour live stream discusses a variety of housing issues that may affect a child’s physical health.
Mindfulness Meditation for Kids by New Horizon
- This 12-minute video provides fun illustrations to help kids participate in mindfulness meditation.
Kids Yoga Poses Compilation by Cosmic Kids Yoga
- This 1-hour yoga video provides a fun and illustrative yoga class for young children.
C-PTSD Behavior Explained – Common Traits, Triggers & Treatment Options by BetterHelp
Positive Steps to Mental Health and Well-being by Getselfhelp.co.uk
Survivor Healing Resources by the Younique Foundation (Strategies of healing, goals/planning, self-care, managing triggers, relationships, etc.)
- The Younique Foundation provides survivors of trauma with survivor resources such as books, self care exercises, and information about personal relationships.