Suggested reading

VCVA has available and strongly encourages our clients and any co-victims of homicide to read this very informative and concise booklet.  You may order from the information below or pick one up from VCVA.  

Coping with Traumatic Grief: Homicide
A booklet to help you in your time of need by Bob Baugher, PH.D & Lew Cox, Victim Advocate

To the Reader:

       Someone you know or love has been murdered.  The information in this book is intended to give you an idea of what to expect after the homicide of a family member or friend.  It may take all the courage you have to pick up this book and read it.  You did not ask for this tragic event to take place in your life.  You may be saying to yourself, " I don't want to read anything that will remind me of this tragic event".

         This book was written to help you understand some of what you are going through and guide you through the homicide investigation.   It is not intended to tell you how to feel or to tell you what to do.  It is offered as a way to give you some information that may be helpful to your understanding of some of the important issues you will be facing.  We have laid out the information in this book in an approximate chronological sequence: the first few days followed by the first few weeks, then the first months, and the first year.

         Death by homicide has more elements attached to it than any other type of unnatural death.  The subject matter in this book comes from direct experience and observation.  We are sorry that this tragedy has accrued in your life.  We hope that this book will be informational and helpful as you travel through the maze of both your bereavement journey and the criminal justice system.   To give you a greater understanding of what you may experience, we have included throughout this book the personal experience of co-author Lew Cox following the 1987 murder of his daughter, Carmon.  So, at various points throughout the book we have placed Lew's story in italics.

To Order A Book
*Discounts for Ordering Multiple Copies 

2-10 copies              5% Discount
11-24 copies         10% Discount
 25-49 copies         20% Discount
 50-99 copies         30% Discount
 100 or more          35% Discount 

Price: $7.00  (U.S. funds) per copy

Add $2.00 Postage for a single copy           
Free postage for U.S. orders of 2 or more copies
Shipping on Canadian and out-of -U.S. orders will be billed according to postal rates.

Washington State residents add 9.5 sales tax 

Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. 

Send check or money order to:
 Dr. Robert Baugher Ph.D
7108 127th Pl. SE
Newcastle, WA 98056-1325

 *Pricing and taxes subject to change without notice

Additional Books by Dr. Robert Baugher: 

A Guide for the Bereaved Survivor  By Baugher & Calija ($5.00) 

A Guide to Understanding Guilt during Bereavement   By Baugher ($10.00) 

Understanding Anger during Bereavement By   Baugher, Hankins, & Hankins  ($8.00) 

Death Turns Allie's Family Upside Down (a Children's book) by Baugher & Wong-Garl ($8.00) 

After Suicide Loss: Coping with Your Grief   By Baugher & Jordan ($10.00) 

To Order These Books by Dr. Baugher, Send Check or  Money Order to:

Robert Baugher Ph.D
 7108 127th Place SE
 Newcastle, WA 98056-1325 

If you are buying additional books from Dr. Baugher you can also order "Coping with Traumatic Grief: Homicide" with your order to the Newcastle address.