As trauma specialists, we know that when you give a child an artistic tool such as a crayon or marker, you give them a way to unlock a world of emotions, thoughts, memories and feelings that are necessary to share in order to promote healing. This workbook has been designed with this principle in mind. Over 30 workbook pages are included and written from the perspective of either a little girl or boy who has entered the fostering system. It is intended to be a starting point that will open the door to communication about feelings often left unspoken. The workbook asks questions that children will not address on their own such as the confusion about the new rules in their new home. It will also allow them to address issues, which may have been thought to be a subject to avoid such as missing mom and dad. This workbook was designed for use in the early days after entering the system to give a voice to the children who do not even know what to say.
For ages elementary through adolescents