Natural Disasters, Terrorism and War

(See also Violence and Traumatic Death)


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Self-Care After Disasters 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Terrorist Attacks and Children  

National Institute of Mental Health – Coping with Traumatic Events – Living Through and Surviving Traumatic Events 

International Network on Personal Meaning – 12-Step Tsunami Trauma Survival Guide – Resources following combat death  

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Media Coverage of Traumatic Events  


American Widow Project 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Mass Casualty Event Preparedness and Response   

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

National Institute of Mental Health – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 

Parents of Murdered Children 

National Organization for Victim Assistance 

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc. (TAPS) 


Boss, P. (2000). Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Brook, N. (2008). I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One. Milwaukee, WI: Champion Press.

Holmes, M.(2000). A Terrible Thing Happened: A Story for Children Who Have Witnessed Violence or Trauma. Washington, DC: Magination Press.

Kushner, H. (1981). When Bad Things Happen to Good People. New York: Avon Books.

Lord, Janice H. (2006). No Time For Goodbyes: Coping with Sorrow, Anger, and Injustice After a Tragic Death. Channel Islands, CA: Pathfinder Publishing.

Sheppard, C. (1998). Brave Bart: A Story for Traumatized and Grieving Children. Clinton Township, MI: Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children.


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