Children's book collections related to ACEs
Abuse, neglect, and/or trauma
Books for kids who have suffered from abuse/trauma from Creating a Family
Kids in crisis (picture books) from Growing Book by Book
Once I Was Very Very Scared by Chandra Ghosh Ippen, illustrated by Erich Peter Ippen Jr.
Somebody Cares: A Guide for Kids Who Have Experienced Neglect by Susan Farber Straus, PhD, Illustrated by Claire Keay
Trauma, grief and fear (picture books) from Happily Ever Elephants
Validating stories for adopted children who have experienced trauma from Raising Luminaries & Books for Littles
Child sexual abuse
Death and grief
Death and grief (picture books) from Scholastic
Death and grief (picture books) from Doing Good Together
Death and grief (chapter books) from Doing Good Together
Death and grief (picture books) from Growing Book by Book
Death of a sibling (picture books) from Growing Book by Book
Death and grief (picture books) from Goodreads
The Invisible String by Patrice Karst, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
Hunger, poverty, and homelessness
Illness & Hospitals (picture books) from Doing Good Together
Help Children Cope with Disasters from ChildCare Aware of America
Racism and discrimination: See Anti-racism resources for parents
Children's books related to positive childhood experiences (PCEs)
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion by Gabi Garcia, illustrated by Ying Hui Tan
Doing Good Together collections
Growing Book by Book collections (picture books)
Timmy Is Resilient by Patti Demma, Illustrated by Kameryn Moss
Childhood Traumatic Grief: Youth Information Sheet: Offers information for youth to help them understand the differences between grief and traumatic grief, the signs and symptoms of traumatic grief in children and youth, and what to do to feel better.
Taking Care of You: Provides information to help youth practice self-care. This fact sheet includes information on what it means to take care of yourself, as well as recommended hotlines and conversation starters. This resource is most helpful for youth ages 12 and older.
What Is Complex Trauma: A Resource Guide for Youth and Those Who Care About Them: Offers information about complex trauma, how it can impact youth, both good and harmful coping strategies, and ways to improve. This guide is for youth who have experienced complex trauma or who know someone who has. Clinicians, caregivers, and other adults can also use the guide to have conversations with youth about what complex trauma is.
I Am Peace, A Book of Mindfulness by Susan Verde (3 min)
Meditation For Children (6 min)
Meditation Instructions for Kids (2 min)