Many children come from places of hurt, pain, and trauma where their emotional and physical needs may not have been met. The intention of this book is for adults and children to gain a better understanding and empathy for themselves or for others who have come from intense hurt and pain that impacts their behavior, emotions and relationships. We believe that through this understanding healing can begin to occur.
We are both educators and mental health professionals, which gives us a unique perspective on working with children both in and out of the school setting who have severe emotional and behavioral concerns. Our mission is for all children to be emotionally healthy, happy, mature, and responsible. We believe as adults establish healthy relationships and appropriate boundaries, children are more likely to grow and prosper. When adults understand the impact of trauma, entitlement, disruptive attachment, and child development (including conscience development), they can better create healing environments for children.