Saturday, December 4, 2010

Trauma Resources

Here are a list of valuable trauma support resources provided by River Willow Fagan during SAPAC's writing workshop on November 30th:


     Trauma/Narrative Theory:

  • Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence-- from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror by Judith Herman
  • The Wounded Storyteller: Body, Illness, and Ethics by Arthur W. Frank
  • Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Changes Our Lives by Louise DeSalvo
  • Walking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter Levine
     Autobiographical Narratives:

  • Black Boy by Richard Wright
  • The Cancer Journals by Audre Lorde
  • Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving edited by Matt Bernstein Sycamore
  • I Am a Red Dress by Anna Camilleri
  • A Language Older than Words by Derrick Jensen
  • Exile and Pride by Eli Clare
     Fictional Narratives:

  • A Map to the Next World: Poems and Tales by Joy Harjo
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Case Histories: A Novel by Kate Atkinson

  • Activist Trauma Support-
  • Allied Media Projects-
  • Center for Digital Storytelling-
  • Healing Trauma-
  • Power-Under: Trauma and Non-Violent Social Change-
  • Rape Abuse and Incest National Network-
  • Storytelling & Organizing Project-

If anyone has any suggestions of resources to add to the list, please contact me at

-Heather Colohan

1 comment:

  1. Willow,

    Thank you so much for putting this workshop on for SAPAC volunteers. I know they got a lot of out it and really enjoyed it.