One doesn't recover from this trauma,
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Survivors of Violent Loss
- Murder Survivor's Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources, Connie Saindon, publication date: September 25, 2014.
- The Journey: An Adult Self-Help Workbook Kit, Ten Steps to Learning to Live With Violent Death, Connie Saindon, 2008.
- Retelling Violent Death, Edward Rynearson, MD, Brunner/Routledge, 2001.
- The Resilient Self: How survivors of troubled families rise above adversity, Steven and Sybil Wolin, Villard, 1993.
- Reactions: A Workbook To Help Young People Who Are Experiencing Trauma And Grief, Alison Salloum, whose work has been a leader in helping children. Compassion Books.
- The Healing Journey Through Grief, Phil Rich, recommended by one of our Survivor Writers who found it helpful, as it has places to write your experience as you go. She found it very helpful to look back and see how far she had come.
- And I Don't Want to Live this Life, Deborah Spungen. Ballantine Books, 1996. The true story of a mother and her experience with the loss of her daughter. This story leads her into a life mission of advocacy for other murder victims who she found in her community.
- Children Mourning, Mourning Children, edited by Kenneth J. Doka. A practical book with tips on how to help children of different ages, with additional tips for the school.
- How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies, Therese Rando. Bantam, 1991. This book covers many issues of loss for different kinds of deaths, including homicide, from a well-known and respected specialist in trauma and grief.
- I Remember You, a grief journal, Laynee Wild. L O a Pubns, 2000. A book of empty pages with words of inspiration for you to write your experiences in. This book was recommended by one of my survivor clients in hopes that it would help others as it helped her.
- Point of Fracture: Voices of Heinous-Crime Survivors, Zuckerman, Amy; Nystedt, Karen. Zuckerman, 1998.
- When Families Grieve, a Sesame Street Kit. In Spanish and English, a well-done instructional guide that includes a DVD and booklet to guide discussion with younger children, narrated by Katie Couric.