Suggested Reading

Please view some of our suggested reading below! FCS receives up to 15% on all purchases made from the links on our page! Proceeds will be used to fund FCS programs which focus on the prevention and treatment of emotional trauma.

Books we recommend for professionals and students:

The Courage to Heal – Bass and Davis
Treating Abused Adolescents – Eliana Gil
Helping Abused and Traumatized Children – Eliana Gil

Treatment of Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse – Eliana Gil
Treating the Trauma of Rape – Edna Foa and Barbara Rothbaum
Trauma and Recovery – Judith Herman
Therapy for Adults Molested as Children – John Briere
The Secret Trauma – Diana Russell

How Long Does it Hurt? – Cynthia Mather and Kristina Debye
Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Children and Adolescents – Cohen, Mannarino and Deblinger
Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma – Peter Levine
The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook – Schiraldi
Transforming Trauma – Ana Salter

Handbook of Infant Mental Health – Charles Zeanah
Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain – Sue Gerhardt
Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How They Affect Our Capacity to Love - Robert Karen
Play Therapy – Virginia Axline

A Secure Base - John Bowlby
The Psychological Birth of the Human Infant - Margaret Mahler, Fred Pine & Anni Bergman
Clinical Studies in Infant Mental Health: The First Year of Life - Selma Fraiberg
Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health And Development Disorders Of Infancy and Early Childhood: DC:0-3R - Zero to Three
The Dc 0-3 Casebook: A Guide to the Use of Zero to Three’s Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health & Developmental Disorders of Infancy & Early Childhood in Assessment – Alicia Lieberman, Serena Wieder & Emily Fenichel

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR Fourth Edition (Text Revision) – American Psychiatric Association
The Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Treatment Planner - Arthur Jongsma, L. Mark Peterson & William McInnis
The Family Therapy Treatment Planner (PracticePlanners) – Arthur Jongsma, Frank Dattilio & Sean Davis

Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Treatment Manual: A 10-Session Filial Therapy Model for Training Parents - Sue Bratton, Garry Landreth, Theresa Kellman & Sandra Blackard
Don’t Hit My Mommy: A Manual For Child-Parent Psychotherapy With Young Witnesses of Domestic Violence - Alicia Lieberman and Patricia Von Horn
103 Group Activities and Tips – Judith A Belmont

Books for children and/or parents:

Brave Bart – Caroline Sheppard (children)

Please Tell – By: Jessie (children)
What’s Happening to Me? – Peter Mayle
The Science of Parenting – Margot Sunderland
No Cry Sleep Solution – Elizabeth Pantley

Parenting From the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive – Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell
Playful Parenting – Lawrence J. Cohen
Attached at the Heart – Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker
The Baby Book - William Sears and Marta Sears

The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Child – William Sears and Marta Sears
The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your New Born Baby Sleep Longer – Harvey Karp
The Happiest Toddler on the Block: How to Eliminate Tantrums & Raise a Patient, Respectful and Cooperative One-to-Four-Year-Old – Harvey Karp
Touchpoints-Birth to Three – T. Berry Brazelton and Joshua D. Sparrow

SOS Help for Parents – Lynn Clark
1-2-3 Magic – Thomas Phelan
It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living – Dan Savage