Thank you for your interest in the workshop on trauma stewardship, trauma-informed care, and healing. Below you will find links to many things we referred to and more. There is a lot here. Take it at your own pace. This resource list was compiled by Keith E. Edwards, Jayne K. Sommers, and Steve Herndon. Please reach out if we can help deepen this conversation with you and your team.


Articles, Blogs, and Helpful Graphics

Trauma Stewardship Institute’s Tiny Survival Guide

Echo’s “What Do I Do?”: Trauma-Informed Support for Children

The Truth about ACES from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Unspoken Complexity of “Self-Care” by Deanna Zandt

Your ‘Surge Capacity’ Is Depleted — It’s Why You Feel Awful by Tara Haelle

White Supremacy Culture by Tema Okun

Land Acknowledgement from On Being

Brave Space from Brian Arao and Kristi Clemens

Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach

Apologies & Forgiveness

Self-Care for Activists by Debbie Irving

Four Ways We Can Be Sensitive to Trauma at Work from Greater Good Science Center


“Trauma Stewardship: Navigating trauma and overwhelm as individuals, communities, and organizations” Laura vanDernoot Lipsky on Student Affairs Now with Keith Edwards

“Navigating Trauma and Burnout” Keith Edwards, Jayne Sommers, Amanda Knerr, and Steve Herndon on Student Affairs Now with Glenn DeGuzman

“Learning in the Aftermath of Tragedy: Lessons from Michigan State University” Heather Shea, Glenn DeGuzman, Raechele Pope, and Mamta Accapadi on Student Affairs Now with Keith Edwards

“Combating Trauma, Burnout & Compassion Fatigue” Jason Lynch, Leah Ward, Jamarco Clark, and Molly Mistretta on Student Affairs Now with Glenn DeGuzman

“Trauma-Informed Student Affairs Practice” Wilson Okello and Tricia Shalka on Student Affairs Now with Raechele Pope

“Employment in Higher Education: Workplace Challenges, Supremacist Cultures, and Antidotes for Action” Roshaunda Breeden and Dre Domingue on Student Affairs Now with Keith Edwards

“Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence.” Resmaa Menakem from On Being with Krista Tippett

“Burnout.” Emily and Amelia Nagoski from Unlocking Us with Brené Brown

“Self-Care as Generational Healing.” Alex Elle from On Being with Krista Tippett

“What’s Happening in Our Nervous Systems?” Christine Runyan from On Being with Krista Tippett


A complete list of these books can be accessed via this link. is an online purchase option that supports independent and local bookstores.

brown, a. m. (2017). Emergent strategy. AK Press.

Burke, T. & Brown, B. (2021). You are your best thing: Vulnerability, shame resilience, and the Black experience. Random House.

Frankl, V. E. (1992). Man’s search for meaning: An introduction to logotherapy. (4th ed.). Beacon Press.

Haga, K., LaFayette, B., & Jehnsen, D. C. (2020). Healing resistance: A radically different response to harm. Parallax Press.

Haines, S. (2019). The politics of trauma: Somatics, healing, and social justice. North Atlantic Books.

Herman, J. L. (2015). Trauma and recovery: The aftermath of violence – from domestic abuse to political terror. Basic Books.

Hübl, T. (2020). Healing collective trauma: A process for integrating our intergenerational and cultural wounds. Sounds True.

Kimsey-House, K., & Betz, A. (2015). Integration: The power of being co-active in work and life. Changemakers Books.

Levine, P. A. (1997). Waking the tiger: Healing trauma: The innate capacity to transform overwhelming experiences. North Atlantic Books.

Lipsky, L. v. D., & Burk, C. (2007). Trauma stewardship: An everyday guide to caring for self while caring for others. Las Olas Press.

Lipsky, L. v. D. (2018). The age of overwhelm: Strategies for the long haul. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Menakem, R. (2017). My grandmother’s hands: Racialized trauma and the pathway to mending our hearts and bodies. Central Recovery Press.

Methot, S. (2019). Legacy: Trauma, story, and indigenous healing. ECW Press.

Miller, C. (2020). Know my name: A memoir. Penguin Books.

Nagoski, E., & Nagoski, A. (2019). Burnout: The secret to unlocking the stress cycle. Ballantine Books.

Schwartz, R. C., & Sweezy, M. (2020). Internal family systems therapy (2nd ed.). The Guilford Press.

Van der Kolk, B. A. (2014). The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. Viking.