Terrorism and Child Traumatic Stress Reading List

This reading list was compiled by experts in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. It includes important recent work as well as classic books and articles on terrorism and child traumatic stress by Network and other experts in the field.

Because most books and articles are protected by copyright law, we cannot provide copies of them or links to full text. But whenever possible, we have provided links to articles on publishers' websites, where you may be able to access the full article, depending on the publisher's policy. You can also contact your local public, medical, or university library for help if you would like to read the full publications.

Applied Research and Consulting, LLC. Effects of the World Trade Center Attack on NYC Public School Students: Initial Report to the New York City Board of Education. Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York State Psychiatric Institute. 2002.

Fleischman AR and Wood EB. "Ethical issues in research involving victims of terror," Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine vol 79(3): 315-321. 2002. Click here to find this article on the publisher's website. doi: 10.1093/jurban/79.3.315

Gurwitch RH, Pfefferbaum B, and Leftwich MJT. "The impact of terrorism on children: Considerations for a new era," Journal of Trauma Practice vol 1(3-4): 101-124. 2002. Click here to find this article on the publisher's website. doi: 10.1300/J189v01n03_06

Gurwitch RH, Sitterle KS, Young BH, and Pfefferbaum B. "The aftermath of terrorism." In La Greca AM and Silverman WK, eds, Helping Children Cope With Disasters: Integrating Research and Practice. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 327-357. 2002.

Kinzie JD, Boehnlein JK, Riley C, and Sparr L. "The effects of September 11 on traumatized refugees: Reactivation of posttraumatic stress disorder," Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders vol 190(7): 437-41. 2002. Click here to find this article on the publisher's website. doi: 10.1097/00005053-200207000-00003

La Greca AM and Silverman WK, eds. Helping Children Cope with Disasters and Terrorism. Washington DC: American Psychological Association. 2002.

Pfefferbaum B. "The impact of the Oklahoma City bombing on children in the community," Military Medicine vol 166(12, sup. 2): 49-50. 2001. doi: 10.1093/jurban/79.3.354

Pfefferbaum B, Doughty DE, Reddy C, Patel N, Gurwitch RH, Nixon S.J, and Tivis RD. "Exposure and peritraumatic response as predictors of posttraumatic stress in children following the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing," Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine vol 79(3): 354-363. 2002. Click here to find this article on the publisher's website.

Pfefferbaum B, Gurwitch RH, McDonald NB, Leftwich MJT, Sconzo GM, Messenbaugh AK, and Schultz RA. "Posttraumatic stress among young children after the death of a friend or acquaintance in a terrorist bombing," Psychiatric Services vol 51(3): 386-388. 2000. Click here to find this article on the publisher's website.

Pfefferbaum B, Nixon S, Krug R, Tivis R, Moore V, Brown J, Pynoos RS, Foy D, and Gurwitch RH. "Clinical needs assessment of middle and high school students following the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing," American Journal of Psychiatry vol 156: 1069-1074. 1999.

Pfefferbaum B, Nixon SJ, Tivis R, Doughty D, Pynoos R, Gurwitch R, and Foy D. "Television exposure in children after a terrorist incident," Psychiatry vol 64(3): 202-211. 2001. Click here to find this article on the publisher's website. doi: 10.1521/psyc.64.3.202.18462

Pfefferbaum B, Nixon S, Tucker P, Tivis R, Moore V, Gurwitch RH, Pynoos RS, and Geis H. "Posttraumatic stress responses in bereaved children after the Oklahoma City bombing," Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry vol 38:1372-1379. 1999. doi: 10.1097/00004583-199911000-00011

Sitterle KA. "Mental health services at the Compassion Center: The Oklahoma City bombing." National Center for PTSD Quarterly vol 5 (4): 20-23. 1995.

Stuber J, Fairbrother G, Galea S, Pfefferbaum B, Wilson-Genderson M, and Vlahov D. "Determinants of counseling for children in Manhattan after the September 11 attacks," Psychiatric Services vol 53(7): 815-822, 2002.Click here to find this article on the publisher's website. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.53.7.815