Borrow a book!
The Victim/Witness Unit has many resources available to help you understand crime and victimization and to help you cope and recover from victimization. You can view a complete list of resources by clicking here, or you can view descriptions of many of them below.
The resources have been divided into the following categories:
CB - Childrens book - great resources to read with your child
WB - Workbook - to help you work through and understand feelings and emotions. If you borrow a workbook, PLEASE DO NOT WRITE IN IT!
PS - Personal Study - a slightly longer book to increase your understanding of the subject
TB - Text Book - academic and usually meant for professionals, but can be borrowed by anyone
VHS - VHS video tape
DVD - DVD video
Sexual Assault Resources
Miss America By Day, Marilyn Van Derbur - PS
A wonderful book where the author describes her experience with and recovery from incest.
I Never Called it Rape, Robin Warshaw - PS
The classic, groundbreaking report funded by the National Institute for Mental Health on date and acquaintance rape - featuring a new Foreward by the author that confronts the date rape backlash and recent controversies on campuses and beyond.
What About Me?, Grant Cameron - PS
A guide for men helping female partners deal with childhood sexual abuse.
Beyond Betrayal, Richard B. Gartner, Ph. D. - PS
Taking charge of your life after boyhood sexual abuse.
It Happened to Me, Wm. Lee Carter, Ed. D. - WB
A teen's guide to overcoming sexual abuse.
A Terrible Thing Happened, Margaret M. Holmes - CB
A story for children who have witnessed violence or trauma.
Jenny is Scared, Carol Shuman - CB
A story to help children deal with sad or frightening things that occur in the world.
Someone Hurt Me, Susan Cavaciuti - CB
A story that encourages abused children to work through their feelings and aids them in the healing process.
Victim Service Provider Resources
Breath of Relief, Karl LaRowe - WB
Exercises to help calm the mind to cope with compassion fatigue/secondary traumatic stress syndrome.
Ethics in Victim Services, Melissa Hook - TB
Shared Grace, Marion Bilich, Susan Bonfiglio, & Steven Carlson - TB
A guide to collaboration between therapists and clergy.
Effective Treatments for PTSD, ed. Edna B. Foa - TB
Practice Guidelines from the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies.
Rebuilding Attachments with Traumatized Children, Richard Kagan, Ph.D. - TB
A therapeutic guide to helping troubled children move beyond the traumatic experiences that haunt them. Real Life Heros workbook also available.
Helping Kids Heal, Rebecca Carman -WB
75 activities to help chilren recover from trauma and loss.
Your Surviving Spirit, Dusty Miller, Ed. D - WB
A spriritual workbook for coping with trauma.
Healing the Trauma of Abuse, Mary Ellen Copeland & Maxine Harris - WB
A gentle, step-by-step guide for women.
Growing Beyond Survival, Elizabeth G. Vermilyea, M.A. - WB
A self-help toolkit for managing traumatic stress.
The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook, Glenn R. Schiraldi, Ph.D. - WB
A guide to healing, recovery, and growth