Recommended Reading
Causing Accidental Death or Injury:
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Here are some books that I have found helpful. I will keep adding to
this list. Please send me your recommendations.

Coping with the Emotional Maelstrom – Trauma & Stress

Conquering Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, by Victoria Lemle
Beckner and John B. Arden, Fair Winds Press, 2008.

Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life’
s Ordeals,
by Thomas Moore, Gotham Books, 2004.

Writing to Heal: A Guided Journal for Recovering from Trauma and
Emotional Upheaval,
by James W. Pennebaker, New Harbinger
Publications, 2004.

Overcoming Trauma and PTSD, by Sheela Raj, New Harbinger
Press, 2012.

The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook: A Guide to
Healing, Recovery, and Growth
, by Glenn R. Schiraldi, McGraw-Hill,
2009.

The PTSD Workbook, by Mary Beth Williams and Soili Poijula,New
Harbinger Publications, 2013.

Wrestling with Responsibility

Fire in the Soul: A New Psychology of Spiritual Optimism, by Joan
Borysenko, Warner Books, 1993. [Also helpful for coping and for
growth]

Man's Search for Meaning, by Victor Frankl, Pocket Books, 1963.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People, by Harold S. Kushner,
Avon Books, 1981.

Imperfect Control: Our Lifelong Struggles with Power and
Surrender
, by Judith Viorst, Simon & Schuster, 1999.

Transforming Trauma to Growth

Writing Down your Soul: How to Activate and Listen to the
Extraordinary Voice Within,
by Janet Conner, Conari Press, 2009.

What Doesn't Kill Us: The New Psychology of Posttraumatic
Growth
, by Stephen Joseph, Basic Books, 2013.

Living a Life That Matters, by Harold S. Kushner, Anchor Books,
2001.

Thriving Through Crisis: Turn Tragedy and Trauma into Growth and
Change
, by Bill O'Hanlon, The Berkley Publishing Group, 2004.

Experiences of Other CADI’s

Fatal Moments: The Tragedy of the Accidental Killer, by Gwendolyn
Gilliam and Barbara Chesser, Lexington Books, 1991.


Shattered: A Tragedy of Drinking and Driving, by Dawn Day.
Available as a Kindle e-book on Amazon.com.


The Blessing: A Memoir, by Gregory Orr, Council Oak Books, 2002.

Half a Life, by Darin Strauss, McSweeney's, 2010.

For Family & Friends

Healing Conversations: What to Say When You Don’t Know What to
Say
, by Nance Guilmartin, Jossey-Bass, 2002.

When Someone you Love Suffers from Posttraumatic Stress: What
to Expect and What you can Do
, by Claudia Zayfert and Jason
DeViva, The Guilford Press, 2011.

Also Relevant

After the Crash, by Edward B. Blanchard and Edward J. Hickling,
American Psychological Association, 2003 (Technical, written for a
professional audience).