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

missamericabydayMiss America By DayMarilyn Van DerburPS
A wonderful book where the author describes her experience with and recovery from incest.
I never called it rapeI Never Called it RapeRobin WarshawPS
The classic, groundbreaking report funded by the National Institute for Mental Health on date and acquaintance rape - featuring a new foreword by the author that confronts the date rape backlash and recent controversies on campuses and beyond.
what about meWhat About Me?Grant CameronPS
A guide for men helping female partners deal with childhood sexual abuse.
beyond betrayalBeyond BetrayalRichard B. Gartner, Ph. D.PS
Taking charge of your life after boyhood sexual abuse.
it happened to meIt Happened to MeWm. Lee Carter, Ed. D.WB
A teen's guide to overcoming sexual abuse.

Children's Books

a terrible thing happenedA Terrible Thing HappenedMargaret M. HolmesCB
A story for children who have witnessed violence or trauma.
jenny is scaredJenny is ScaredCarol ShumanCB
A story to help children deal with sad or frightening things that occur in the world.
someone hurt meSomeone Hurt MeSusan CavaciutiCB
A story that encourages abused children to work through their feelings and aids them in the healing process.

Victim Service Provider Resources

breath of reliefBreath of ReliefKarl LaRoweWB
Exercises to help calm the mind to cope with compassion fatigue/secondary traumatic stress syndrome.
ethics in victim servicesEthics in Victim ServicesMelissa HookTB
shared graceShared GraceMarion Bilich, Susan Bonfiglio, & Steven CarlsonTB
A guide to collaboration between therapists and clergy.
effective treatments for ptsdEffective Treatments for PTSDed. Edna B. FoaTB
Practice Guidelines from the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies.
rebuilding attachmentsRebuilding Attachments with Traumatized ChildrenRichard 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 healHelping Kids HealRebecca CarmanWB
75 activities to help children recover from trauma and loss.

Victim Service Provider Resources

your surviving spiritYour Surviving SpiritDusty Miller, Ed. DWB
A spiritual workbook for coping with trauma.
healing the trauma of abuseHealing the Trauma of AbuseMary Ellen Copeland & Maxine HarrisWB
A gentle, step-by-step guide for women.
growing beyond survivalGrowing Beyond SurvivalElizabeth G. Vermilyea, M.A.WB
A self-help toolkit for managing traumatic stress.
ptsd sourcebookThe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder SourcebookGlenn R. Schiraldi, Ph.D.TB
A guide to healing, recovery, and growth