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Your Feelings Matter
A Story for Children Who Have Witnessed Domestic Violence
by Amber Holmes and Tiffany Sanders

Overview


Riley is a 7-year-old hippo who lives with his mother and her boyfriend.  Riley's life was great until one day things changed when Riley witnessed his mother being assaulted by her boyfriend. The incident leaves Riley experiencing a wide range of emotions, causing a significant change in Riley's behaviors.   While at school Riley's teacher becomes concerned and recommends that Riley meets with the School Social Worker, Mrs. Brown. Mrs.  Brown provides a safe place for Riley to openly express feelings associated with what he witnessed and engages Riley in multiple interventions to assist with symptoms. The next day, Mrs. Brown meets with Riley and his mother and establishes a safety plan for moving forward.  In this book, Riley realizes that his feelings are important and MATTER.  

For access to FREE DOWNLOADABLES, please visit our website harbourholmespublishing.com.  


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Description


Your Feelings Matter! reassures young children that what they are feeling about domestic violence is okay AND important. This book offers a guided questions page to elicit discussion and assess a child's perspective on domestic violence. Your Feelings Matter! is equipped with therapeutic activities to assist with identification of physical sensations and teach relaxation skills.

Your Feelings Matter! 

  • Normalizes emotional responses to domestic violence
  • Teaches the connection between the mind and body
  • Empowers the child by teaching skills to overcome feelings about domestic violence
  • Elicits healthy conversation regarding domestic violence and safety

When children are able to talk with caring adults about their feelings regarding domestic violence, it will decrease negative symptoms both short and long-term (including acting out behaviors...etc.)

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About the author


Amber Holmes, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Professional Coach based in NC. With a passion for working with children, families, and adolescents, Amber started her trauma focused work in an intensive in-home setting. Today, Amber works for her local county in partnership with the police department, responding to incidents involving child victims or witnesses exposed to traumatic events. Amber is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and continues to enhance her knowledge and therapeutic skills with the latest evidenced based findings centered around trauma. Amber enjoys spending time with her husband, being a foodie, traveling, and nature adventures.

Tiffany Sanders LCSW, LISW-CP is a Licensed Social Worker in North Carolina and South Carolina. Tiffany has extensive experience working with traumatized children and their families. She is professionally trained in trauma focused modalities and treatment approaches including the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Tiffany currently works full-time as a clinician with her local government to aid the local police department with providing therapeutic support to children exposed to traumatizing events. Tiffany currently lives in North Carolina, where she enjoys reading, photography, and traveling.

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Book details

Genre:FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Subgenre:Abuse / General

Language:English

Pages:26

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781098328603


Overview


Riley is a 7-year-old hippo who lives with his mother and her boyfriend.  Riley's life was great until one day things changed when Riley witnessed his mother being assaulted by her boyfriend. The incident leaves Riley experiencing a wide range of emotions, causing a significant change in Riley's behaviors.   While at school Riley's teacher becomes concerned and recommends that Riley meets with the School Social Worker, Mrs. Brown. Mrs.  Brown provides a safe place for Riley to openly express feelings associated with what he witnessed and engages Riley in multiple interventions to assist with symptoms. The next day, Mrs. Brown meets with Riley and his mother and establishes a safety plan for moving forward.  In this book, Riley realizes that his feelings are important and MATTER.  

For access to FREE DOWNLOADABLES, please visit our website harbourholmespublishing.com.  


Read more

Description


Your Feelings Matter! reassures young children that what they are feeling about domestic violence is okay AND important. This book offers a guided questions page to elicit discussion and assess a child's perspective on domestic violence. Your Feelings Matter! is equipped with therapeutic activities to assist with identification of physical sensations and teach relaxation skills.

Your Feelings Matter! 

  • Normalizes emotional responses to domestic violence
  • Teaches the connection between the mind and body
  • Empowers the child by teaching skills to overcome feelings about domestic violence
  • Elicits healthy conversation regarding domestic violence and safety

When children are able to talk with caring adults about their feelings regarding domestic violence, it will decrease negative symptoms both short and long-term (including acting out behaviors...etc.)

Read more

About the author


Amber Holmes, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Professional Coach based in NC. With a passion for working with children, families, and adolescents, Amber started her trauma focused work in an intensive in-home setting. Today, Amber works for her local county in partnership with the police department, responding to incidents involving child victims or witnesses exposed to traumatic events. Amber is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and continues to enhance her knowledge and therapeutic skills with the latest evidenced based findings centered around trauma. Amber enjoys spending time with her husband, being a foodie, traveling, and nature adventures.

Tiffany Sanders LCSW, LISW-CP is a Licensed Social Worker in North Carolina and South Carolina. Tiffany has extensive experience working with traumatized children and their families. She is professionally trained in trauma focused modalities and treatment approaches including the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Tiffany currently works full-time as a clinician with her local government to aid the local police department with providing therapeutic support to children exposed to traumatizing events. Tiffany currently lives in North Carolina, where she enjoys reading, photography, and traveling.

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