2013 Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award: Mind, Body and Spirit
Healing Days is a sensitive and reassuring story intended for children who have experienced trauma and covers the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that many kids have after a bad and scary thing happens.
A useful book to read with a parent or therapist, Healing Days emphasizes that children are not to blame for what happened, and that they can get help and look forward to a happy future. Kids will begin to understand their response to the trauma and learn some strategies for feeling safer, more relaxed, and more confident.Kids will begin to understand their response to the trauma and learn some strategies for feeling safer, more relaxed, and more confident.
You can download an extensive Note to Parents and Caregivers including a list of helpful resources from APA.org.
About the Author
Susan Farber Straus, PhD, is a clinical child psychologist who has worked for many years with young children, many of whom have been neglected or experienced other forms of trauma. Following her education at Cornell University and Ohio State, and internship at McLean Hospital, she worked in both private practice and residential treatment settings. She is currently Senior Psychologist at Catholic Charities Child and Family Services in Baltimore, Maryland. She and her husband have two daughters, now grown, and three grandchildren. Maria Bogade is an illustrator who creates her own unique environments and appealing characters to entertain children and adults alike. She also illustrated the Magination Press book Ben's Flying Flowers. She lives with her family in a tiny town in Germany.. Visit her at www.mariabogade.com and follow her on Facebook: @MariaBogadeIllustration and Instagram: @MariaBogadeIllustration.