There are many helpful books available on varied and specific trauma subjects for young children, teens, parents, and families. TLC has compiled a list of some of these books. All books are available for sale online at the Self Esteem Shop or at Amazon.
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- "I Miss You! A Military Kids Book About Deployment"
- "Military Life: Stories and Poems for Children"
- "Off to War: Voices of Soldiers’ Children"
- "My Dad’s a Hero"
- "Deployment: Strategies for Working with Kids in Military Families"
- "Military Kids Speak: Celebrating the Way You Think About Being a Military Kid"
- "My Hero: Military Kids Write About Their Moms and Dads"
- "Night Catch"
- "Kids Coping with War: How Young People React to Military Conflict"
- "My Mommy Wears Combat Boots"
- "A Cup of Comfort for Military Families: Stories that Celebrate Heroism on the Home Front"
- "Operation Military Family: How Military Couples are Fighting to Preserve Their Marriages"
- "The Invisible String"
- "The Kissing Hand"
- "The Treasure of Staying Connected for Military Couples"
- "When Duty Calls: A Handbook for Families Facing Military Separation"
- "What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?"
- "When Someone Very Special Dies"
- "What to Do When You’re Scared and Worried"
- "A Kiss Goodbye"
- "Why Would Someone Want to Die?"
By Beth Andrews (2007)
Children’s book about deployment. Designed to help children but also their parents during deployment, also helpful in helping children express and cope with feelings.
By Peggie Brott, Alison Buckholtz, Judy Hissong, Amy Houts, Jennifer Jesseph, Charlene Kochensparger, Julie LaBelle, Christy Lyon, Karen Paylicin, Donna Portelli, Cindy Shaw, Michelle Tonsmeire (2010)
Collection of stories and poems regarding aspects of military life from a child’s point of view.
By Deborah Ellis (2008)
Using interviews, children discuss how the experience of having a parent fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan has shaped their lives.
By Rebecca Christiansen, Jewel Armstrong & Jen Robertson (2007)
Children’s book which addresses any child whose father is serving in the military away from home.
By Karen Petty, PhD (2009)
Book for adults and military personnel who work with or care for children who experience separation through deployment, death, or divorce.
By Julie Rahm (2011)
Book outlining what it takes to be a military kid, what it means to be a part of a military family, the difficulties of deployment, and what the kids of American servicemen and women have to say.
By Allen Appel, Mike Rothiller (2008)
Collection of essays from children whose parents are serving or have served in the military.
By Brenda Ehrmantraut (2005)
A children’s book that connects families while they are apart. When a soldier is away he uses the North Star for a nightly game of catch with his son.
By Michael S. Prokop
By Sharon McBride (2008)
Children’s book from mothers in uniform that are looking for a way to explain to their children the emotions that go a long with deployment and a way to positively cope with those emotions
By Colleen Sell (2008)
Book for adults that celebrates heroism, read about the pride that is felt when a loved one chooses to put their needs aside for the benefit of the country.
By Michael J.R. Schindler, Shannon Evans (2011)
Book for adults following several families through the challenges they faced during deployment and homecoming. Also provides resources, relationship skill building and how other couples strengthened their marriages
By Patricia Karst (2000)
by Audrey Penn
Book for children ages 3 and up to address separation
Children’s book for ages 3 and up written to address children’s fear of being apart from the ones they love.
By Janel Lange (2004)
This short book gives tips for strengthening relationships and success stories of couples who have weathered the storm of military separation.
By Carol Vandesteeg (2005)
This book helps families learn what to expect as they prepare for deployment, how to communicate while separated, keeping the live alive between spouses, helping children through the separation and reuniting at the end of the tour of duty
By Trevor Romain
Book and DVD for ages 5 and up. Offers comfort and reassurance that children need during these difficult times.
By Marge Heegaard
Book written for children ages 9 and up, helps children to understand the concept of death and develop coping skills
By James Crist
Book for an adult to use with children about worries and fears
By Audrey Penn
Book for children ages 3 and up to address a family move
By Rebecca C. Schmidt