1st Edition

The Girl Who Lost the Light in Her Eyes
A Storybook to Support Children and Young People Who Experience Loss




ISBN 9781003057987
Published August 30, 2020 by Routledge
36 Pages 18 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

This beautifully illustrated and sensitively written storybook has been created to be used therapeutically with children experiencing loss. Telling the story of a young girl who searches high and low for the light that is missing from her eyes, it encourages the child to move through the grieving process in order to find colour in the world again. The colourful illustrations and engaging story are designed to inspire conversation around loss, and will help develop emotional literacy and resilience in children and young people.

This book is also available to purchase alongside a pocket guidebook as part of the two-component set, Supporting Children and Young People Who Experience Loss. The full set includes:

The Girl Who Lost the Light in Her Eyes, a colourfully illustrated and sensitively written storybook, designed to encourage conversation and support emotional literacy.

Using the Expressive Arts with Children and Young People Who Experience Loss, a supporting guidebook that explores a relational approach and promotes creative expression as a way through loss or bereavement.

Perfectly crafted to spark communication around a difficult topic, this is an invaluable tool for practitioners, educators, parents, and anybody else looking to support a child or young person through loss or bereavement.

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Biography

Juliette Ttofa is a specialist educational psychologist with a long-standing interest in the complex issues surrounding trauma, attachment needs and emotional resilience.

She specialises in supporting children and young people, their schools and families in understanding and responding to social, emotional and mental health needs through training, therapeutic support, and assessment and consultancy.

She is a Registered Sandplay Therapist and is passionate about using the expressive arts to support the mental health and wellbeing of all children and young people.