Brave Bart - A Story For Grieving & Traumatized Children - Caroline Sheppard
Published by
The Institute for Trauma & Loss in Children

Brave Bart is a kitty who had something bad, sad and scary happen to him. Helping Hannah, a neighborhood cat, helps Bart overcome his fears and become a survivor.
Written by Caroline Sheppard, a trauma & loss consultant, Brave Bart normalizes the many trauma reactions children experience. Parents find it to be an excellent way to talk to and comfort their traumatized child.
As a component of the 'What Color is Your Hurt program', it is also very beneficial read on its own or used with the Brave Bart & Helping Hannah hand puppets.

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