- Publisher: The Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (1998)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002R1TBN2
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.2 x 0.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #664,212 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Brave Bart: A Story for Traumatized and Grieving Chilldren Paperback – 1998
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Top Customer Reviews
Bart is a little black kitten who has had a "very bad, sad and scary thing" happen to him. It leaves it to the reader's (or listener's) imagination to decide what might have happened to him, which gives the child the chance to identify with the character and imagine he's been through the same thing. It tells all the symptoms that follow trauma in a normalizing way, and shows how Bart tries to deal with all these new feelings that seem so weird to him. Soon he meets "Helping Hannah," a wise cat who has helped other kittens who have been through bad, sad and scary things. She tells him that all his feelings are not weird; they're okay. She gets him on the path to healing.
I even used this book occasionally when training adult volunteers who were going to be working with kids in the court system or the foster care system. I can't say enough good things about it. The pictures are a little amateurish, but quite charming. The author's boyfriend (I think) illustrated it for her, and had never done anything quite like that before. It just adds to its accessibility!
Don't miss sharing this with kids who have been traumatized.
It's a great story with excellent illustration.
To order it, you should go to its source:
The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children
$15+ $5 for shipping
Many great, affordable books on trauma:
Wendy Deaton- My Own Thoughts and Feelings on Stopping the Hurt: A Child's Workbook About Exploring Hurt and Abuse, No More Hurt: A Child's Workbook about Recovering from Abuse, I Saw It Happen: A Child's Workbook About Witnessing Violence, I Am a Survivor: A Child's Workbook About Surviving Disasters, Living with My Family: A Child's Workbook About Violence in the Home
The Ant Hill Disaster (mass trauma), Julia Cook
Hear My Roar: A Story of Family Violence [and Alcoholism], Gillian Watts
A Terrible Thing Happened, Margaret Holmes
Healing Days: A Guide for Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma, Susan Straus
A Safe Place (battered women’s shelter), Maxine Trottier
A Family That Fights (domestic violence), Sharon Bernstein
Why Did You Die? Activities to Help Children Cope with Grief and Loss, Ellen Goldring 6
A Safe Place for Caleb: An Interactive Book for Kids, Teens and Adults with Issues of Attachment, Grief, Loss or Early Trauma (most appropriate for attachment issues and early trauma), Kathleen Chara
Sam Feels Better Now by Jill Osborne
Good Answers to Tough Questions About Trauma By Joy Berry
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The content of the book is wonderful but it took a month to come in and past the date stated. It's paperback and very cheap. Cover is thin. Read morePublished on April 16, 2014 by Cheryl
I think this book is over rated and way to expensive for what you get-This was recomended by school district and I have to say I am disappointed.Published on July 16, 2013 by Carla Chandler
This is hands down my favorite book for children and their families who are dealing with any type of trauma. Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by Psychology Professional