Spring 2013 Trauma Matters




In this issue:

  • Mental Health First Aid - A National Conversation

  • Health Series: A Good Night's Sleep - Paving the Way to Recovery

  • The ACE Score: Measuring Exposure to Adverse Childhood Events

  • The Road Less Traveled: The Role of the Female Therapist in a Men's Trauma Recovery Group

  • Resource: Trauma Stewardship Book Review






The Ace Score: Measuring Exposure to Adverse Childhood Event by Ellen Nasper

Cole, P.M. & Putnam, F.W. (1992) Effect of incest on self and social functioning:  A developmental psychopathology perspective.  Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 60:2, 174-184.


Felitti, V.J. & Anda, R.F. (2010).  The relationship of adverse childhood experiences to adult medical disease, psychiatric disorders, and sexual behaviors:  implications for healthcare.  From Lanius,R. Vermetten, E., and Pain, C. , Eds.  The impact of early life trauma on health care and disease:  the hidden epidemic.  Cambridge University Press, New York.


Felitti, VJ, Anda, RF, Nordenber, D., et al (1998).  Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in Adults:  The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study.  Am J of Preventive Medicine,14(4), 245-258.


Frewen, P.A. & Lanius, R.A. (2006). Neurobiology of dissociation:  Unity and disunity in mind-body-brain.  Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 29, 113-129.

 Perry, B.D., Pollard, R.A. et al (1995) Childhood trauma, the neurobiology of adaptation, and “use dependent”  development of the brain:  how “states” become “traits”.   Infant Mental Health Journal, 16:4, 271-291.


Shore, A.N. (2001). The effects of early relational trauma on right brain development, affect regulation, and infant mental health.  Infant Mental Health Journal, 22, 201-269.

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