Wounded Angels Inspiration from Children in Crisis, Second Edition
Wounded Angels: Inspiration From Children in Crisis uses vignettes of children in crisis situations to portray how troubling behaviors can act as clues for ways children can grow stronger after traumatic stress. This text shows how children can guide caregivers and practitioners through hidden conflicts and, through case examples, provide opportunities to develop emotionally supportive relationships. Practitioners and caregivers can use Wounded Angels to encourage a resilient perspective for children. In return, this text informs readers how children find their own path towards healing.
"The first edition of Wounded Angels by Richard Kagan is a lovely, heart wrenching book about the adversities of children. I found it touching and powerful and a constant reminder of the resilience of children and how it can be enhanced by helpers. The ability of children to self-right themselves when so much harm has been done to them is always an amazing process. I can well see how readers would be moved by these powerful stories of children and the helping process provided by such an empathic and skilled clinician as Dr Kagan....The vignettes are powerful, the writing is easily accessible, the title is appropriate, and the ability of the children to make life changes, often against all odds, made the book a moving experience for this reader and, I’m sure, for almost every reader who longs to see wounded children overcome the suffering they’ve endured. The 2nd edition of Wounded Angels will be a much appreciated addition and will benefit children, caretakers, and professionals alike. I wholeheartedly support the publication of the 2nd edition." - Morley D. Glicken, MSW, MPA, DSW, Professor Emeritus, California State University and Executive Director, The Institute for Personal Growth