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Parents' Primer: Therapy & Healing

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
J155.9 MONAH Monahon, Cynthia Children and Trauma : A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Teaches parents and professionals about the effects of various ordeals on children and offers a blueprint for restoring a child's sense of safety and balance.
J362.76 Alexander, Debra Whiting All My Feelings: A Story for Children Who Have Felt the Impact of Crime or Trauma
A "Creative Healing Book" dealing with victims of family violence.
J362.76 Alexander, Debra Whiting Don't Go!: A Story for Children Experiencing Separation Anxiety Following Crime or Trauma
A "Creative Healing Book" dealing with separation anxiety following violence.
J362.76 Alexander, Debra Whiting I Can't Remember: A Story for Children Feeling the Effects of Crime or Trauma
A "Creative Healing Book" dealing with the emotions of family violence.
J362.76 Alexander, Debra Whiting It Happened to Me: A Story for Child Victims of Crime or Trauma
A "Creative Healing Book" giving children a voice after violence.
J362.76 Alexander, Debra Whiting Something Bad Happened: A Story for Children Who Have Felt the Impact of Crime or Trauma
A "Creative Healing Book" dealing with emotions involved in violence.
J362.76 Alexander, Debra Whiting The World I See: A Story for Children Who Have Felt the Impact of Domestic Violence
A "Creative Healing Book" for children who are the victims of family violence.
J362.76 JANCE Jance, Judith A. It's Not Your fault
Explains what to do when child molesting occurs, how to handle the emotional trauma, and ways to prevent such abuse. Includes a hypothetical case and discussion questions.
J615.85154 WOODS Woods, Alana The Healing Touch of Music
J616.8915 ANNUN Annunziata, Jane Solving Your Problems Together: Family Therapy for the Whole Family
Answers questions that typically arise when a family is in crisis. This book is designed to address these questions and help people make informed decisions about therapy.
J618.92 Nemiroff, Marc A. A Child's First Book About Play Therapy
Readers learn about psychotherapy and the value of play as treatment for behavior problems in small children.
J618.928914 RASHK Rashkin, Rachel Feeling Better: A Kid's Book about Therapy
...Maya's journal during a year that starts out sad, angry, confused, and ends -- with the help of therapy -- with the return of her confident grin.--back cover.
PTC J372.17 GRACE Grace, Cathy After the Crisis : Using Storybooks to Help Children Cope
Provides teachers with tools to help children who have been through a trauma, such as homelessness, a natural disaster, or the death of a loved one.
PTC J649.1 GOLDI Golding, Jacqueline Healing Stories : Picture Books for the Big & Small Changes in a Child's Life
An annotated list of more than 500 picture books on topics ranging from simple friendship to more complex themes of illness and divorce
JE ANDER Anderson, Peggy We Go in a Circle
An injured race horse is rehabilitated to carry riders in hippo therapy--horseback riding used as physical therapy.
JE BAKAS Bakas, Demetra Black-Eyed Susan
When Susan tells her teacher why she has been coming to school with injuries, the family is assigned to a social worker, who takes the girl, her brother and her mother to a shelter while their abusive father undergoes therapy.
JE GOLDB Goldblatt, Rob The Boy Who Didn't Want to Be Sad
A boy gets rid of everything that might make him sad and is sad anyway until he realizes that those things are also what makes him happy, and one emotion is impossible without the other.
JE HOLME Holmes, Margaret M. A Terrible Thing Happened
After Sherman sees something terrible happen, he becomes anxious and then angry, but when a counselor helps him talk about these emotions he feels better.
JE McAndrew, Laura Little Flower: A Journey to Caring
Little Flower, a potted daisy who is neglected by her family, finds help and a new place to stay until the people she was living with can learn how to take better care of her. Includes projects to help the healing process of those in a similar situation.
JE MITCH Mitchell, Lesli Party Train
Written and illustrated for young children with developmental delays especially in the areas of speech and language. Based on behavioral techniques, the story is written by a parent who used the same principles to teach her child to speak.
J Galvin, Matthew Ignatius Finds Help: A Story About Psychotherapy for Children
Ignatius, a bear who has trouble getting along with others at home and school, visits a psychotherapist, Dr. Pelican, whose innovative techniques help Ignatius to solve his problems.
S JE KOPLO Koplow, Lesley Tanya and the Tobo Man: A Story for Children Entering Therapy / Tanya y el Hombre Tobo: una historia para ninos que empiezan terapia
Tanya's continuing fear of the Tobo Man leads her mother to start her in therapy at a children's mental health center, where she discovers how to express her feelings and eventually loses her fear. Bilingual English/Spanish.

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