Helping Children to Thrive Following Adverse Childhood Experiences

Helping Children to Thrive Following Adverse Childhood Experiences 'Maya's ACE Adventures!' Storybook and Adult Guide - I'm ACE!

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Publisher's Synopsis

This sensitively written and beautifully illustrated storybook and guide provides children (aged 7+) and the adults who support them with the resources to understand Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and demonstrate how speaking with children can foster healing and recovery from trauma.

Maya is a young girl who lives with her mum, her mum's boyfriend and her pet hamster, Harry. She loves learning about space, playing football and drawing, but often feels very anxious at home and school due to the ACEs she has been exposed to. In the story, Maya is able to overcome her ACEs with the help of a variety of protective factors in her life - and with three fantastical adventures she embarks upon with Harry, that give her additional tools and keepers to use in her everyday life.

The set provides children with the opportunity to comprehend and safely express their feelings, and the adults who read alongside them with the guidance to become a sensitive, active listener, able to support the child's efforts to disclose and manage their fears. The accompanying adult guide contains discussion prompts and practical communication strategies, as well as an examination and critique of the ACEs framework and an exploration of the developing brain.

This set is a vital tool for teachers, parents, foster carers, social workers and other professionals who are supporting children affected by ACEs and trauma. Used with a trusted adult, this set enables children to talk about their experiences and express themselves safely and confidently.

About the Publisher

Routledge

Routledge

Routledge is the world's leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences. We publish thousands of books and journals each year, serving scholars, instructors, and professional communities worldwide. Our current publishing programme encompasses groundbreaking textbooks and premier, peer-reviewed research in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Built Environment. We have partnered with many of the most influential societies and academic bodies to publish their journals and book series. Readers can access tens of thousands of print and e-books from our extensive catalogue of titles. Routledge is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.

Book information

ISBN: 9781032367934
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 618.928521
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Weight: 542g
Height: 211mm
Width: 300mm
Spine width: 11mm