Trauma Recovery Workbook for Teens: Exercises to Process Emotions, Manage Symptoms and Promote Healing (Paperback)

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Trauma Recovery Workbook for Teens: Exercises to Process Emotions, Manage Symptoms and Promote Healing (Paperback)


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Help teens recover from trauma and look forward to the future

The 2022 Best Book Award winner in Young Adult Nonfiction,

Experiencing trauma and grief—especially at a young age—can make it a challenge to feel excited about everything that life has to offer. The Trauma Recovery Workbook for Teens shows kids ages 12 to 16 that healing is possible, offering a trauma treatment toolbox that encourages them to identify their emotions, embrace resiliency, and find a renewed sense of hope and happiness.

The truth about trauma—This trauma workbook for teens clearly explains different types of trauma—from political upheaval to childhood trauma, and sexual abuse—so teens can understand where their feelings come from.

Strategies for healing—Let teens take action with activities for trauma and recovery like meditation, spotting potential triggers, tracking their thoughts, and more.

Feeling seen—Teens will find comfort and reassurance through stories and questions inspired by other teens who have also experienced trauma.

This trauma-informed mental health book gives teens an effective way to work through the past and strengthen their sense of self.
DEBORAH VINALL, PSYD, LMFT, is certified in EMDR and Brainspotting therapy and trained in Trauma Sensitive Yoga. She is also a two-time category winner of the Best Book Awards, and a 2022 American Writing Awards finalist.
Product Details ISBN: 9781638781073
ISBN-10: 1638781079
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2022
Pages: 184
Language: English
"This is exactly what the world needs right now: a compassionate, frank, succinct, and beautifully empowering workbook for our traumatized teens. It's chock-full of critical information, helpful assessments, and organized checklists, alongside healing strategies and resiliency practices. This is the book I wish I'd had as a brand new therapist, and I'm incredibly grateful that it's available now. I'll be recommending this in every space I can." —Kay Bruner, MA, LPC, author of As Soon As I Fell, Debunking the Myths of Forgive and Forget, and Comfort Ye My People

"An essential book for every teen who is beginning the personal journey to heal from trauma. This book provides a practical framework for exploring the nature and effects of trauma and the steps for moving forward in the healing journey. A valuable resource." —Laura Steele, PsyD, dean of College of Psychology and Counseling at Hope International University

"This book comes to us in a time of high stress and emotions as we navigate a world of uncertainty. Such a needed gem for teens! Dr. Vinall hits the nail on the head with a workbook that is easy to read and follow both for teens and the adults who support them through their healing journey. This book breaks down trauma in a way that is easy to understand and helps the reader feel seen and validated. It is an amazing resource to help teens navigate through feelings and emotions and provides them with resources to identify and work through trauma." —Marissa G. Soria, MSW, LCSW, founder of Metztli Counseling Services and author of Parenting Teen Boys: A Positive Approach to Raising Healthy, Independent Sons

"This book is not only an informative and evidence-based resource but also has exercises, tools, and strategies to help teens who have had complex and deep trauma. It is an all-in-one for the teens that helps to accelerate and ground clinical treatment of trauma with teens. I 100% recommend for any clinician working with teens who have experienced trauma." —Tonya Nowakowski, LCSW, director of Victor Community Support Services, Los Angeles County

"Dr. Vinall combines her extensive expertise in our community's most sound trauma recovery therapies in this masterful, effective workbook that speaks to today's savvy adolescent. Trauma Recovery Workbook for Teens identifies and demystifies the essentials of smart, evidenced-based, effective trauma recovery and resiliency building in a developmentally informed, comprehensive workbook, at a time when youth are wanting to hear from credible and empowering mental health professionals." —Suzanne Mata, PsyD, SUMA Trauma Center, clinical psychologist and trauma specialist

"Deborah Vinall explains in a smooth, safe way what trauma can do to adolescents. Unafraid to face the truth, her book opens ways of integration for teens. As we say in Brainspotting, 'Where you look affects how you feel,' and she encourages focus on the past in a way that facilitates release from it and guides toward constructing a resilient future! Her book is worth reading for any teenager to understand trauma reactions and to find out about possible ways of changing post-traumatic states. It is also highly valuable for all adults who are interested in this topic!" —Dr. Monika Baumann, PhD, author of Brainspotting with Children and Adolescents