Recommended Resources

Eating Disorders

For individuals:

  • Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too, Jenni Schaefer

  • The Dialectical and Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bulimia, Using DBT to Break the Cycle and Regain Control of Your Life, Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher & Michael Maslar
  • 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder, Carolyn Costin
  • The Eating Disorder Sourcebook, Carolyn Costin
  • Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders, Aimee Liu
  • Eating in the Light of the Moon, Anita Johnson
  • Food to Eat: Guided, Hopeful and Trusted Recipes for Eating Disorder Recovery, Lori Lieberman & Cate Sangster

For caregivers/supports:

  • Brave Girl Eating: A Family’s Struggle with Anorexia, Harriet Brown
  • How to Help Your Teen Beat an Eating Disorder, James Lock & Daniel Le Grange
  • Eating with Your Anorexic: A Mother’s Memoir, Laura Collins
  • When Anorexia Came to Visit: Families Talk about How an Eating Disorder Invaded Their Lives, Bev Mattocks
  • Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Method, Janet Treasure, Grainne Smith & Anna Crane
  • Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family & Friends, Michelle Siegel, Judith Brisman, Margot Weinshel

Websites:

  • about-face.org: Challenges negative media messages and promotes healthy body image and self-esteem.
  • anad.org: Offers information about eating disorders and support groups.
  • bodyimagehealth.org: Offers information on building health body esteem.
  • daughters.com: Offers information, blogs for parents communication and advice on raising girls in today’s culture.
  • feast-ed.org: Families Empowering and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders is an organization of and for parents and caregivers to help loved ones recover from eating disorders by providing information and mutual support, promoting evidence-based treatment, and advocating for research and education to reduce the suffering associated with eating disorders.
  • nationaleatingdisorders.org: Provides education and resources for individuals, families, and educators.
  • something-fishy.org: Pro-recovery website designed to provide information to individuals with eating disorders and those who love them. There are online forums for both individual s in recovery and their supports.
  • thedadman.com: Provides information for fathers and stepfathers in cultivating healthy relationships with their daughters.

Trauma

For Parents:

  • Trauma-Proofing your Kids: A Parents’ Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience, Peter A. Levine
  • Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing, Peter A. Levine
  • Children and Trauma: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, Cynthia Monahon
  • Helping Your Child Recover from Sexual Abuse, Caren Adams and Jennifer Fay
  • Trauma-Focused CBT for Children and Adolescents, Judith A. Cohen, Anthony P. Mannarino, and Esther Deblinger
  • No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, Dan Siegel

For Kids:

  • A Terrible Thing Happened, Margaret M. Holmes
  • Healing Days: A Guide for Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma, Susan Farber Straus
  • Your Body Belongs to You, Cornelia Maude Spelman
  • Do You Have a Secret? (Let’s Talk About It!), Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
  • I Said No! A Kid-to-kid Guide to keeping Private Parts Private, Kimberly King
  • Cartwheels: A Workbook for Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused, Phyllis Spinal Robinson and Randi E. Wickham
  • Think Good – Feel Good: A Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Workbook for Children and Young People, Paul Stallard
  • Finding Sunshine After the Storm: A Workbook for Children Healing from Sexual Abuse, Curtis Holmes and Sharon McGee

For Teens:

  • How Long Does It Hurt? A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, their Friends and their Families, Cynthia Mather
  • The PTSD Workbook for Teens: Simple, Effective Skills for Healing Trauma, Libbi Palmer
  • The Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls: A Guide to Recovery from Sexual Assault and Abuse, Raychelle Cassada Lohmann
  • The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help you Build Confidence and Achieve Your Goals, Lisa M. Schab

Websites:

  • nctsn.org: Provides education on child trauma, suggestions on how to cope, advice on where to find help, information on evidence-based treatments, and links to other resources.
  • nationalcac.org: Offers information about child abuse and prevention for kids, teen and parents.
  • rainn.org: Offers information about sexual assault, safety and prevention, coping after assault and strategies to get involved with advocacy and public policy.
  • daughters.com: Offers information, blogs for parents communication and advice on raising girls in today’s culture.
  • thedadman.com: Provides information for fathers and stepfathers in cultivating healthy relationships with their daughters.
  • themamabeareffect.org: The Mama Bear Effect seeks to empower adults to actively protect children from sexual abuse by raising awareness, and promoting conversations and behaviors that can prevent abuse.