Parenting with PTSD is a resource intended to help survivors prepare for parenthood, and support those in the throes of working to break the cycle through it. Whether you are a parent survivor or you provide medical, mental, or social health services to survivors, this book will provide insight into how triggers, flashbacks, and distorted cognitions come into play once a survivor becomes a parent.
Here is what readers are saying about Parenting with PTSD:
As a Licensed Clinical Social worker, I am always looking for resources that can help my clients in their recovery process. What this book has provided for myself and the people I serve are real life stories, with people who are speaking their truth and combating false notions of what trauma work looks and feels like. Parenting with PTSD is a long overdue resource for individuals and families living with the short and long term effects of trauma. I believe this is an essential resource for parents in understanding and healing from the effects of trauma. As they read and identify with these stories they become more resolved in the work they are doing. It restores a real hope of a workable life where they are not alone. Through the stories we unlock our own shame and pain and can progress in our personal trauma recoveries and gain insight as we heal in community. Parenting with PTSD can be a doorway into a journey that can bring healing, increased self-worth, hope and freedom for so many readers. Sara J Hiatt LCSW
I absolutely love this book! As a parent and child sexual abuse survivor, I have never read a book with such impact as this one; this book brings an unspoken truth to light. Reading each story, I collectively gathered pieces of myself from each one and was blown away by the similarities between my story and theirs. I literally could envision each and every survivor as they revisited the monster behind the pain. I realize that I'm not alone in my journey as a survivor trying to parent with many "triggers". Many people want to keep the abuse quiet and ignore the effects that linger on well into adulthood. The helpless child one day becomes an adult who must decide between parenting "consciously" or sparking old flames. I would recommend any one who has ever been a victim of abuse to read this book! This book gives honest hope for healing, and parenting after abuse. – Latasha Fleming, author of Know Tiny Secrets
Parenting with PTSD is available in print and digital formats on Amazon beginning October 12, 2017.
For more information visit the Parenting with PTSD website.
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