Somehow both heart-breaking and hope-giving, simple yet profound. This book is for all who have grieved the loss of loved ones, and especially for those who seek to bring grace and healing to children whose hearts have known deep hurt.Jedd Medefind, President, Christian Alliance for Orphans and author of Becoming Home
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Dr. Lyn Westman wrote Baby Finds Grace to help parents and other caregivers bring healing to children who suffer from grief and/or trauma. With the endearing tale of “Baby,” a small canary who gets separated from her family in a storm, Dr. Westman takes the reader through Baby’s trauma, grief, and ultimately healing.
“Often when people think of grief and trauma in developing nations, they think of the war-torn countries, however; situations such as poverty, disease, becoming an orphan, moving in with extended family, or moving to a different country may also produce symptoms of trauma in a child,” says Dr. Westman. Though it’s a children’s story, she hopes adults will find healing as well, “Any age could benefit. Since we’re using animals as characters in the story, anyone can take it and apply it to periods of suffering in their life.”
The story comes with a set of questions and activities for each chapter, to help children talk about what they are experiencing. A guide in the beginning gives parents and caregivers tips for helping children. The book is beautifully illustrated by Betty Nance Smith.
“I am certain that this excellent masterpiece will help in repairing, saving thousands of wounded children.” Professor Kolou DASSA Psychiatrist; Focal Point, Mental Health (Ministry of Health – Togo)
“Dr. Lyn’s integrity and pursuit of excellence is evident in her ongoing education, spiritual growth and love and service to the poor. She is a woman of faith and humility who loves adventure and the world around her. My wife, Deyon, and I are honored to call her our friend. In Baby Finds Grace, Dr. Lyn provides an environment of compassion in which children can begin, or continue, the journey to emotional and spiritual healing.” Don Stephens President and Founder, Mercy Ships
“Somehow both heart-breaking and hope-giving, simple yet profound. This book is for all who have grieved the loss of loved ones, and especially for those who seek to bring grace and healing to children whose hearts have known deep hurt.” Jedd Medefind, President, Christian Alliance for Orphans and author of Becoming Home
“I heartily commend this story as a wonderful tool for caregivers working with traumatized children. In a very non-threatening way it tenderly weaves awareness of trauma symptoms and models “care” for the child who is traumatized.” Susan Vonolszewski Founder/Executive Director of RiverCross, A Ministry of TWR
“In this lovely and powerful story, Lyn Westman uses imagery and symbolism to guide a child through grief to healing in Christ. Bringing to bear her many years as a trauma counselor, Dr. Westman skillfully crafts this message of hope while honoring the child’s past. I recommend this children’s book for adoptive parents, caregivers, children’s ministers and anyone interacting with a child who has experienced loss.” Jodi Jackson Tucker Adoptive Parent & Author of Fasten Your Sweet Belt: 10 Things You Need to Know About Older Child Adoption
Profits from sale of Baby Finds Grace go to Tributaries International mental health projects in the developing world.