Trauma permeates America's families, and no one is immune to its impact. Natural disasters, community and institutional violence, adverse childhood experiencesâ€”these events impact the developing brains and bodies of our youth. Healing the Heart:
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments Authorâ€™s Note Introduction Part I: From ACEs to Natural Disasters: Understanding the Impact of Traumatic Events Chapter 1: The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences Chapter 2: Beyond Your Control Chapter 3: How Humans Respond to Stress Chapter 4: Through My Eyes: Conversations With a Trauma-Impacted Adultâ€”Tinaâ€™s Story Part II: Toxic Stress and the Developing Brain Chapter 5: Trauma and the Brain Chapter 6: Trauma, Emotions, and Behavior Chapter 7: Through My Eyes: Conversations With a Trauma-Impacted Teenâ€”Jorgeâ€™s Story Part III: Rebuilding Safety Chapter 8: Creating Safety Chapter 9: Relationships Matter Chapter 10: Seeing Past the Trauma Chapter 11: Through My Eyes: Conversations With Trauma-Impacted Childrenâ€”A Middle School Focus Group Part IV: From Surviving to Thriving Chapter 12: Thriving at Home Chapter 13: Thriving at School Chapter 14: Thriving in the World Chapter 15: Through My Eyes: Conversations With a Trauma-Impacted Adultâ€”Kendoâ€™s Story Final Thoughts References About the Author
Christine Fonseca has worked in the field of education for more than a decade. Relying on her expertise as a school psychologist, behavioral consultant, speaker, and parenting expert, she has been a resource for parents and children in understanding the social and emotional needs of gifted children.
Thoroughly reader friendly in tone, commentary, organization and presentation, "Healing the Heart: Helping Your Child Thrive After Trauma" will prove to be a timely, welcome, and enduringly useful addition to personal, professional, community, and academic library parenting collections.,Midwest Book Review, 4/19/20