Real Life Heroes Life Storybook, 3rd Edition is a resourceful tool for children with traumatic stress. The resiliency-centered format and structure of the volume is coupled with treatment and sessions outlined in the Real Life Heroes Toolkit for Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Families. This updated edition uses a creative arts approach, encouraging children to work with dependable adults to develop autobiographies through a wide range of activities, including drawings, music, movies, and narrative. By helping children feel protection from adversity and stressors that exist in everyday life, this workbook gives children a sense of value that can promote transformation of troubled children from victims into tomorrow's heroes.
Richard Kagan, PhD, is the author and co-author of 10 books on treatment and services for children and families with traumatic stress and has published over 30 articles, chapters, and papers on practice and research issues in trauma therapy, child welfare, foster care, adoption, professional development, program evaluation, and quality improvement in family service and behavioral healthcare programs.
Preface Introduction for Parents and Caring Adults Cover Sheet The Pledge About the Author 1. The Heroes Challenge 2. A Little About Me 3. Heroes 4. Power Plans 5. My Family 6. Important People 7. Mind Power 8. Changing the Story 9. Looking Back 10. Through the `Tough Times' 11. Into the Future 12. My Story