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A curated collection of Books, Videos, Articles and more to educate consumers, caregivers and professionals about Complex Trauma.

When Nowhere is Safe: Impaired Caregiving, Domestic Violence and Community Violence Increase Risk for Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD)

This important study conducted by Dr. Joseph Spinazzola and his colleagues empirically demonstrates that disruption to early attachment relationships– even in the absence of more overt traumatic experiences such as physical or sexual abuse– is a primary driver of complex adaptation to trauma. The authors draw on data from a national clinical field trial to…

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Complex Trauma & Polyvictimization in LGBTQ Commercially Exploited & Urban Minority

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This compelling review article by Dr. Joseph Spinazzola and his colleagues bridges multiple disciplines, including criminology, juvenile justice and medicine. It defines and clarifies the many terms used in these fields to describe violence and its effects, and offers a unifying common language. It takes into account systemic factors that disproportionately increase risk of violence…

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Enduring Neurobiological Effects of Childhood Abuse & Neglect

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This exceptional review paper by Drs. Martin Teicher and Jacqueline Sampson synthesizes decades of neuroscientific research on childhood abuse and neglect to reveal three critically important truths. First, that all forms of attachment trauma in childhood, including “non-contact” forms of adversity such as emotional abuse, as well as traumas of omission such as emotional neglect,…

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Book – Treating Risky and Compulsive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors

This clinically-focused guide instructs therapists in how to best understand high risk behavior through the lens of complex trauma and survival-based coping.  Briere explains often misunderstood and maligned symptoms – such as self-injury, compulsive sexual behaviors, binge eating, reactive aggression – as distress reduction behaviors.  Illuminating the process through which trauma survivors learn to numb,…

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International Trauma Questionnaire:

cover, International Trauma Consortium

International Trauma Questionnaire: A Valid and Reliable Measure of ICD-11 PTSD and CPTSD. Now Available in English, Arabic, Chinese, German, Hebrew, Japanese & Swedish!  Read More at Link

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Book- How Little Coyote Found His Secret Strength

how little coyote found his secret strength-book

From a highly regarded new series, this illustrated children’s book explores the effects of chronic emotional abuse on children and shares pathways to resilience. Help for parents and caregivers on how to support children impacted by bullying and other maltreatment includes educational information for parents and caregivers on how to support children impacted by bullying…

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Book-Treating Adult Survivors of Childhood Emotional Abuse

treating adult survivors of childhood emotional abuse & neglect-book

This is the first book that focuses on treating adult survivors of the most subtle and insidious forms of complex childhood trauma: emotional abuse and neglect. This book creatively introduces CBP, a new treatment model for complex trauma. It follows the lives, relationships and internal worlds of four characters– two clients and their therapists—over the…

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