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.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements 1. Angels in My Life Part I: Listening to the Angel Inside 2. Mandy 3. Pathways to Angels 4. Alex 5. Nicole 6. Jake 7. Donald 8. Janine 9. Vanessa 10. Jon Part II: Children Transcending Trauma 11. Rodney 12. Todd 13. Colin Brenda 14. Randy Part III: Healing our Children, Healing Ourselves 15. Molly 16. Nurturing the Angels in Our Lives Part IV: Resources for Caring Adults, Therapists and Counselors 17. Traumatic Stress and the Heroes Quest 18. Real Life Heroes 19. Caregivers Power Plan 20. Resources for Caring Adults, Therapists, and Counselors About the Author
Richard Kagan, PhD, is the author and co-author of ten books on treatment and services for children and families with traumatic stress and has published over thirty articles, chapters, and papers on practice and research issues in trauma therapy, child welfare, foster care, adoption, professional development, program evaluation, and quality improvement in family service and behavioral health care programs.