Study Text Resources
This module provides an introduction to the phenomenon of psychological trauma. It is intended to provide you with some basic information about trauma reactions and coping and guide you towards additional resources that will enhance your understanding of this topic. Helpful websites and books are listed below.
If you would like more information, wish to speak to a mental health professional, or desire a professional referral, please contact the Headington Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (626) 229 9336.
On the internet
National Center for PTSD
Baldwin’s trauma information pages
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Sharing the front line and the back hills: Peacekeepers, humanitarian aid workers and the media in the midst of crisis (2002). Edited by Yael Danieli. Published by Baywood Publishing Company, Inc.
A blended compilation of first-hand accounts from humanitarian workers, peacekeepers, and journalists, along with research and policy articles on stress, trauma, and staff care practices.
Restoring hope and trust: An illustrated guide to mastering trauma (2004). By Lisa Lewis, Kay Kelly and Jon Allen. Published by Sidran Institute Press.
A concise and very readable 130-page workbook containing exercises and self-reflection questions for people struggling to deal with trauma and complex post-traumatic stress disorder.
Life After trauma: A workbook for healing (1999). By Dena Rosenbloom and Mary Beth Williams. Published by the Guilford Press.
A 350-page workbook containing exercises, self-reflection questions, and self-evaluation scales designed to help survivors of all types of trauma rebuild their lives.
The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder sourcebook: A guide to healing, recovery and growth (2000). By Glenn Schiraldi. Published by Lowell House.
A detailed but user-friendly 400-page manual on PTSD written for victims, families, and therapists.
Honoring differences: Cultural issues in the treatment of trauma and loss (1999). Edited by Kathleen Nader, Nancy Dubrow and Beth Hudnall-Stamm. Published by Brunner/Mazel Publisher.
A collection of pieces that examines a number of cultural contexts within the USA and internationally in which mental health professionals provide assistance.
Cited in the text of this module
Cardozo, B. L., & Salama, P. (2002). Mental health of humanitarian aid workers in complex emergencies. In Y. Danieli (Ed.), Sharing the front line and the back hills: Peacekeepers, humanitarian aid workers and the media in the midst of crisis (pp. 242-255). Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Company, Inc.
Eriksson, C. B., Kempe, H., Gorusch, R., Hoke, S., & Foy, D. (2001). Trauma exposure and PTSD symptoms in international relief and development personnel. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 14(1), 205-212.
Eriksson, C. B., Bjorck, J., & Abernethy, A. (2003). Occupational stress, trauma and adjustment in expatriate humanitarian aid workers. In John Fawcett (Ed.), Stress and trauma handbook: Strategies for flourishing in demanding environments (pp. 68-100). Monrovia, CA: World Vision International.
Fawcett, J. (Ed.), (2003). Stress and trauma handbook: Strategies for flourishing in demanding environments. Monrovia, CA: World Vision International.
Grossrieder, P. (1998, January 28). Protecting the protectors. Speech given at the 15th Annual Seminar for Diplomats on International Humanitarian Law. Retrieved September 25, 2003, from www.icrc.org/web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/iwpList308/
Holtz, T., Salama, P., Cardozo, B., & Gotway, C. (2002). Mental health status of human rights workers, Kosovo, June, 2000. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 15(5), 389-395.
Kirmayer, L. J. (1996). Confusion of the senses: Implications of ethnocultural variations in somatoform and dissociative disorders for PTSD. In A. J. Marsella, M. J. Friedman, E. T. Gerrity, & R. M. Scurfield (Eds.), Ethnocultural aspects of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (pp. 131-163). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Lewis, L., Kelly, K., & Allen, J. (2004). Restoring hope and trust: An illustrated guide to mastering trauma. Baltimore, MD: Sidran Press.
Terheggen, M. A., Stroebe, M. S., & Kleber, R. J. (2001). Western conceptualizations and eastern experience: A cross cultural study of traumatic stress reactions among Tibetan refugees in India. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 14(2), 391-404.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Association, 2000.