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.
Profits from sale of Baby Finds Grace go to Tributaries International mental health projects in the developing world.
Baby Finds Grace is available now on Kindle from Amazon.com.*
Dr. Westman will be at CAFO2015 April 30 – May 1, where print copies will be available for purchase.
Pre-order your print edition of Baby Finds Grace here.
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*Affiliate link benefits Tributaries International.