by Dr. Angela Evans and Sara Whatley, with illustrations by Grace Stannard.

This book complements the one-day course presented by Shirley Clarke and Dr. Angela Evans: Reducing Anxiety in our Schools. It is a gem for anyone working with and caring for traumatised children and young people. Foster carers, adoptive parents, social workers, therapists, teaching staff and mentors will find it invaluable.

It has a wealth of therapeutic stories and a manual on how to deliver them. The stories are about loss, change, difference, anger, dissociation, abuse, confusion, escape into online worlds, drug abuse and conflicted loyalties.

They are written with one aim in mind – to reach the inner worlds of children and young people who are unable to live with their birth parents. They help them to process their trauma in an unthreatening way, so they can begin to feel the emotions they didn’t dare to feel at the time. This frees them to start thinking about what took place and to integrate their experiences into their lives.