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I recommend these resources, which have helped me deepen my understanding about ACEs, trauma-informed care, and resilience.

Trauma-informed Resources

I recommend these resources to learn more about ACEs and trauma-informed care.

Adverse Childhood Experiences


  • ACEs from the pediatric perspective:  The Deepest Well by Nadine Burke Harris


  • ACEs from the adult perspective: Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biography and How You Can Heal by Donna Jackson Nakazawa



  • To understand the profound impact of childhood trauma: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Bruce Perry & Maia Szalavitz

Trauma-informed Care and Healing



Books on Healing from Trauma: 

  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

  • Trauma Through a Child's Eyes by Peter Levine and Maggie Kline

  • Life After Trauma: A Workbook for Healing by Dena Rosenbloom & Mary Beth Williams


  • Promoting resilience in adulthood: 

    • The Five Invitations by Frank Ostaseski

    • The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama & Bishop Desmond Tutu

Understanding Race in America



  • Seeing White podcast by Scene on Radio
  • Books: 
  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
  • How To Be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
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