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Books for caregivers

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After the Storm - Kendall Johnson
ISBN: 9780897934749
Publication Date: 2006-03-28
Our lives today are threatened by world tensions, global warming, job loss, social upheaval and economic uncertainty. All this stress, added to the normal problems of living, lowers our resilience and leaves us feeling vulnerable. When personal crises or disasters get added to the mix, the effects can be traumatic.

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Children Changed by Trauma - Debra Whiting Alexander
ISBN: 9781572241664
Publication Date: 1999-10-01
Shows parents and others what they can do to help children who have witnessed a traumatic event cope with emotions, learn to talk about what happened, and begin to feel safe again.

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The Scared Child - Barbara Brooks; Paula M. Siegel
ISBN: 9780471082842
Publication Date: 1996-09-17
Here are detailed instructions, based on professional techniques, to encourage kids of any age--from toddler to teenager--to reveal their feelings through words, drawings, and role playing with step-by-step advice for reassuring them and helping them let go of their fear.

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Terrorism and Kids - Fern Reiss
ISBN: 9781893290099
Publication Date: 2001-08-31
A guide for parents and teachers who are faced with children's difficult questions during these difficult times, this book includes dozens of practical tips for minimizing kids' fears without being overprotective and specific answers to questions children may ask.

 

Books to share with children

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A Terrible Thing Happened - Margaret M. Holmes; Cary Pillo (Illustrator); Sasha J. Mudlaff (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781557986429
Publication Date: 2000-02-15
Preschool-Elementary
After Sherman sees something terrible happen, he becomes anxious and then angry, but when a counselor helps him talk about these emotions he feels better.

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Why Did It Happen? - Janice I. Cohn; Gail Owens (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0688123120
Publication Date: 1994-03-01
Elementary
Violence is all around us--whether on television, in movies, or on the streets. This story concerns the robbery of a neighborhood grocery store and how one boy comes to terms with the event.

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On That Day - Andrea Patel
ISBN: 9781582461007
Publication Date: 2002-08-02
Preschool-Elementary
Sometimes bad things happen in the world. But there will always be good things in the world, too. You are one of those good things.With simple language and a heart-felt message, Andrea Patel addresses a timely and timeless question: What can you do when bad things happen?

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Bad Stuff in the News - Marc Gellman; Thomas Harman; Meredith Pratt (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781587171321
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
Middle-High School
How can we cope in a world filled with pollution, poverty, and violence? In our media-centric society, this is a question that kids come face-to-face with at increasingly young ages. This essential handbook for today's modern youth will help kids and parents deal with confusing, troubling, or scary events, while showing them how to take part in repairing the broken world around them.

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Good-Byes - Shelley Rotner (Photographer); Sheila M. Kelly
ISBN: 9780761317524
Publication Date: 2002-09-01
Preschool-Kindergarten
A photographic essay presenting the many circumstances in which a child might say good-bye to various friends and relatives.

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The Invisible String - Patrice Karst; Geoff Stevenson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780875167343
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
Preschool-Kindergarten
Whether it's a loved one far away, or a parent in the next room, this book illustrates a new way to cope with something all children and parents confront sooner or later; a child's fear of loneliness and separation.

This publication was supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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