Information, videos, and tools to help parents understand children's reactions to serious injury and promote recovery. Allows parents to rate their child's reactions and create a care plan for their child.
An organization aiming to improve quality of life for anxious children and their families. It provides information on cognitive behavioral approaches to the treatment of anxiety.
Trauma by Robert Edelman; Selena Carter (Illustrator)Best Seller!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.REVIEWS:"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
Publication Date: 2015-08-18
Healing Days by Susan Farber Straus; Maria Bogade (Illustrator)Healing Days is a book designed to be used in therapy for young children and functions as an excellent resource for those who have experienced physical or sexual abuse, or other trauma. Readers will follow four children as they learn ways to cope with their own trauma. Sensitive, empowering, and beautifully illustrated, the book models therapeutic coping responses and provides children with tools they may use to deal with their own trauma. A Dear Reader introduction is included for the child reader. Also available is an online Note to Parents and Caregivers.
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret M. Holmes; Cary Pillo (Illustrator); Sasha J. Mudlaff (Afterword by)Sherman Smith saw the most terrible thing happen. At first he tried to forget about it, but soon something inside him started to bother him. He felt nervous for no reason. Sometimes his stomach hurt. He had bad dreams. And he started to feel angry and do mean things, which got him in trouble. Then he met Ms. Maple, who helped him talk about the terrible thing that he had tried to forget. Now Sherman is feeling much better. This gently told and tenderly illustrated story is for children who have witnessed any kind of violent or traumatic episode, including physical abuse, school or gang violence, accidents, homicide, suicide, and natural disasters such as floods or fire. An afterword by Sasha J. Mudlaff written for parents and other caregivers offers extensive suggestions for helping traumatized children, including a list of other sources that focus on specific events.
Publication Date: 2000-02-15
The PTSD Workbook for Teens by Libbi PalmerIf you have traumatic memories from an extremely upsetting, stressful, or painful experience in your life, you are not alone. In fact, many young people have been exposed to traumatic events. As a result, you might have lingering flashbacks, trouble sleeping, or a constant feeling that you are in danger. These are common symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Based in cognitive behavioral therapy, this user-friendly workbook for teens with PTSD and other trauma-related difficulties will help you work through your experience and make sense of your thoughts and feelings. The book includes worksheets and activities to help you reestablish a sense of safety, gain control over your emotions, make peace with your traumatic experience, and reconnect with a positive sense of self. If you are ready to start recovering from traumatic memories and take back your life, the PTSD Workbook for Teens will show you the way.
Publication Date: 2012-11-01
What to Do When You're Scared and Worried by James J. CristFrom a dread of spiders to panic attacks, kids have worries and fears, just like adults. This is a book kids can turn to when they need advice, reassurance, and ideas. They'll find out where fears and worries come from, practice Fear Chasers and Worry Erasers, and learn to seek help for hard-to-handle fears they can't manage on their own.
Publication Date: 2004-01-15
What about Me? by Allan Peterkin; Frances Middendorf (Illustrator)When a child is seriously ill, siblings experience mixed emotions and hurt feelings, and wonder about the future. In this heartwarming story, the narrator, a confused young girl, expresses all of these concerns when her brother goes to the hospital for an extended stay.