Monthly Book Recommendation:  The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D. 

As an educator, this is one of the most important books I have read this year.  

The Body Keeps the Score is packed full of research and personal illustrations for anyone interested in learning more about the effects of trauma on the body, including the accompanying physiology. 

If you work with children or adults who have had trauma (based on statistics, we all have, whether we realize or not), practical applications are found in “Part Five: Paths to Recovery.” 

This book is a must-read for teachers, psychologists, nurses, physicians (virtually anyone working closely with people).