Resource Roundup

A Resource Roundup for Trauma Parenting! (Plus, some resources for those supporting them)

Are you the parent or caregiver of a child who’s been impacted by trauma? Perhaps you’re looking for hope, help or just a few more tips and ideas for loving your wounded child a little bit better…

When I first started looking for help on how to parent a child wounded by the effects of trauma, I had no idea where to start! It can be very overwhelming to find resources that truly help.

With that in mind, and with the hope of making it just a little bit easier for others in this situation, I’ve provided a list of a few of my favorite books, websites, and videos I’ve found the most helpful in my Trauma Parenting journey. I hope they provide encouragement, help, and hope for you as well.

Additionally, if you’re a family member, friend, or member of the church body looking to understand how to better support those around you, there are a few things here for you, too! (Frankly, one of the best things you can do to support families with children impacted by trauma is to learn about it and gain understanding, so the following resources for parents/caregivers are also for you!)



At only 3-5 minutes long, these “Empowered to Connect” videos by Dr. Kayrn Purvis are an easy place to find information and encouragement when you only have a few minutes at a time. Though short, they are powerful and filled with insight and wonderful tips!



If you could pick just one book to add to your parenting toolbox, I highly recommend“The Connected Child“, by Karyn B. Purvis, Ph.D., David R. Cross. Ph.D., and Wendy Lyons Sunshine. I’ve found so much help and practical application in this book!

**This would also make a great gift for any adoptive/foster family if you’re looking for a way to bless someone!

Resource: The Connected Child

In her book “Does My Child Have PTSD?” , Jolene Philo does a great job of explaining trauma’s effects on children and offers helpful insights and tips.

Resource Roundup

Resources from around the web:

Trauma Parenting| 12 Tips: Where to Start When You’re Overwhelmed

Helping a Child Through Trauma (includes another list of more great resources!)

4 Reasons Parenting Trauma is Incredibly Difficult

Losing the Battles but Winning the War: Parenting Kids with Trauma

Brain Food: Using Nutrition to Support Brain Healing

Resources for the Church and those in “supporting roles”

Resources for helping adoptive families

10 Simple Ways your Church can Serve Foster Families (or adoptive families)

Welcoming Families in the Messiness

Three Ways the Church can Support Adoptive Families 

This list is a great starting point, but there is more wonderful information and help to be found. If you’re looking for more, check out my Resource menu for a larger variety.


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Would you please consider helping me spread awareness, knowledge, and hope by sharing these resources with others?

Thank you!

Be blessed,

♥ Lindsey


Lover of God, family, and friends, with a heart of compassion for wounded souls; endeavoring to live on purpose and inspire others to do the same; finds joy in sunsets, summer evenings, stacks of books, and coffee!

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2 Responses

  1. Melissa says:

    These are great resources. I would also add anything by Daniel Siegel, Peter Levine, and Bessel van der Kolk. The three of them focus on trauma and attachment disorders. Thank you for the focus on this beautiful and fragile population! God Bless

    • Lindsey says:

      Yes, those are all great resources! I know this isn’t an exhaustive list– just a starting point! I’ll be doing more round ups in the future. Thank-you!