Brave Bart: A Story For Traumatized And Grieving Children – Caroline Sheppard
Something very bad and scary happened to a kitty named Bart. Traumatized children “join” Bart in learning from a gentle “therapist cat” how trigger responses are connected to behaviors and feelings. Bart learns that he is a survivor and that he is brave. Issues include PTSD triggers, peer relationships, getting professional help, trust, reassurance, group support, and resilience. See description below for more details.
Something very bad and scary happened to a cat named Bart. Kids identify with the intrusive, arousal, and avoidance symptoms experienced by a traumatized cat. They "join" Bart in learning from a gentle "therapist cat" how trigger responses are connected to behaviors and feelings. Bart explains to kids what happens in therapy along with helpful coping skills to deal with these reactions. Most importantly, Bart learns that he is a survivor and that he is brave. This book is a must for any youngster who has suffered or currently struggles to deal with trauma. Traumatized children identify with the gentle animal character. Discussing what happened to Bart provides children the distance they may need to address their trauma. The book also features a helpful discussion guide at the end.
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