A Terrible Thing Happened

"A Terrible Thing Happened" is for children who have witnessed violence or trauma. Using a cute and gentle story, it illustrates the physiological and emotional symptoms 'Sherman the raccoon' faces after witnessing a terrible event. It then shows how Sherman was able to express his feelings through drawings and talk about them with a trusted adult.

If your child has witnessed a traumatic event, such as a natural disaster or an assault, parents would be well advised to help their child open up channels of communication so their feelings can be expressed. Fifteen helpful strategies are provided for parents to ensure children have an avenue for expressing their fears.

This book is suitable for children aged 4-8 and is published by the American Psychological Association.

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