Trauma: Teaching Kids all about Trauma is a wonderful book to help children. How trauma affects our thoughts, feelings and behavior are discussed to help children recognize and express how they might have, or might be, affected by stressful events in their lives. Ways of coping with trauma are suggested as well as the message that kids are survivors and can overcome things that might have been traumatic in their lives.
The book includes vivid illustrations, keywords, simple explanations, open-ended questions as well as a fun "Can you spot it?" game throughout the book to keep children engaged and refocus if they become distracted or anxious due to the nature of the topic being discussed. Review questions, a word search as well as useful on-line resources are also provided.
NOTE: This book contains some real-life illustrations of traumatic events which could be triggering for children who might have experienced a recent or unresolved trauma. It should be read with a responsible adult and is designed to educate and facilitate open discussions about trauma between children and counselors, therapists, social service staff, etc. as well as conscientious parents/caregivers.
"A wonderful book to read and share with your kids. It is very informative, yet simple, easily allowing you to introduce the concept of trauma to your children. You will love the colorful and bright illustrations which will keep even the youngest children interested. An excellent resource for everyone." Lymaris Barger, Mother of Maya (9) and Owen (5);
"Robert Edelman has written a sensitive and thoughtful book about a difficult but prevalent condition. Illustrations are beautifully detailed and will be appreciated by all. A Guide to Teaching Kids about Trauma can be used in both educational and therapeutic settings and is appropriate for young and middle age children. Parents will also find this book engaging and very useful with helping their children cope with traumatic events." Dr. Linda Abeles, Clinical Psychologist;
"This easy to read book highlights many of the challenging aspects of trauma, with illustrations and activities to engage a young person. Mr. Edelman has created a straightforward book to not only talk about trauma, but take steps to cope with the aftermath that traumatic events can cause. It is designed for children and those working with children (parents/caregivers, foster parents, schools, religious organizations, counselors, treatment programs and other professionals)."
Joshua Leblang, Ed.S, LMHC - Senior Lecturer at the University of Washington's School of Medicine
|Edition description:||Large Print|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.10(d)|
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This book is great! As a child welfare professional, it's great to find a book that gives voice to trauma for the voiceless. This would be a great tool to help children understand things they've experienced and work to overcome those challenges. The pictures and activities give the child something to focus on while reading or hearing the content. A variety of types of trauma are discussed, making it relate-able to children from a variety of backgrounds.