Dawn D'Amico LCSW, PhD, author of 101 Mindful Arts-Based Activities to Get Children and Adolescents Talking
This book gives fun ways to engage children in physical as well as mental activities during difficult times of pain or hurt. The physical activities especially strengthen muscle memory, providing a vast opportunity for children who will benefit from this well-written and timely book!
Dr. John DeGarmo, leading expert in foster care and parenting, founder of The Foster Care Institute
This is a fresh approach and much-needed resource for today's parents. An essential book for those who wish to instill "non-tech" problem-solving skills for real world problems that children face in the 21st century. Powell's personal stories and powerful insight combine to make this an easy read. The book is filled with helpful strategies and the questions at the end of each chapter are a great learning tool and resource. Truly, this is a book that is ideal for those working with children suffering from trauma.
Dr. Brandy Harvey, Dean of Instruction, Lone Star College, Montgomery
What I find most interesting about Beth Powell's work is the connections she makes between the physical, the neurological, and the emotional. She reminds us that physical play and creative play are vital for healthy human growth and must retain significance in this world of electronic and passive stimulants.
Troy Skeen, Former Director and Founder of a Nationally Recognized Treatment Facility for Traumatized Children
Fun Games and Physical Activities to Help Heal Children Who Hurt is unlike anything I've yet to read! Ms. Powell breaks the typical activity book barrier with a masterpiece much more personal. This book is what this generation needs: let's replace the tech and retrain the brain. A great read for parents, teachers, and people seeking out tools to reach the neglected and traumatized.
Parents in TouchParents in Touch
The book shows how particular activities contribute to healing the neurological and psychological damage that trauma has created. It also advises on helping children to problem-solve by acting out situations in real life. The questions at the end of each chapter are valuable for reflecting on what has been learnt and how to apply that; the personal experiences help reassurance and credibility, showing the impact of the activities in the real world. A useful book for teachers, therapists and parents which takes a refreshing new approach that can be utilised in many areas of childhood.