A Story for Kids Who Experienced Trauma
by Rachel Rashkin-Shoot, PsyD
Illustrations by Dale L. Hormuth, Jr.
This book is intended for children and adolescents who have experienced some form of trauma. Narrated by 12-year-old Abigail, the book is written in a straightforward but gentle style and has a strong psycho-educational component. The idea is to normalize the response that many children have to overwhelming events in their lives. Through Abigailís story, trauma is put into simple terms that kids can understand and itís done without delving into details of her own or any specific trauma, but focusing instead on responses to trauma and the healing process that follows. Interactive questions at the end of each page encourage discussion among children and the trusted adults in their lives. This book was wonderfully illustrated in colors by Dale Hormuth, exclusively for PDAN.