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


Guide to Article Galleries


The following is a curated collection of peer-reviewed, scholarly journal articles on complex trauma written by Dr. Joseph Spinazzola and colleagues. These articles span a range of topics relevant to complex trauma, including risk trajectories; symptoms and diagnoses; approaches to assessment and treatment; trauma-informed care and service system transformation; youth violence prevention; and the impact of trauma on mind and body.  

Articles were selected with the aim of advancing general understanding of the complexity of human exposure and adaptation to interpersonal trauma, and to inform personal growth, professional development and multidisciplinary response. They by no means constitute an exhaustive list.

To find additional articles on these and other topics related to traumatic stress, explore our links to external resources, or consult with one of the many scholarly search engines available on the internet such as Google Scholar, PsycINFO, PubMed, or EBSCOhost.  

How to Use this Gallery

Articles are listed within topical categories, and you can see all articles in a given topic by using the dropdown menu at the top that lists all the article topics/categories.

If you are trying to find a specific article,  you can also search this database by typing any of the following information into the Search box to the right of the Topics dropdown menu:

All of these files are in PDF format. How you view/download a given article depends on your computer environment.  By clicking the Download Link in the table below, the file will either immediately download or will show you the article to read in place.  Clicking the download icon at the upper right of the (read-in-place) screen, will trigger a download to your computer.


Some of these articles may resonate more with practitioners than consumers, family members, or loved ones of individuals impacted by trauma. Other more technical articles may be of greatest interest to students and researchers.  

Downloadable copies are provided here for non-commercial personal, educational, therapeutic or research use. Not intended for commercial use, reproduction or distribution.   

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