Wed 21 Feb, 2018 12:06 am
I'm looking for some children's books that would work for like 1st, 2nd or 3rd graders. Dealing with abuse, witnessing abuse / crimes and also preparing for an upcoming court case, as a witness.
You might need to do some digging. I did some Googling and also looked directly on Amazon. There definitely are books about abuse, but a lot of them are framed in the context of teaching children it's okay to say no and they should be empowered. All had a mix of reviews, and some of that came from age range recommendations. A 4 year old and a 14 year old will have different levels of understanding and will be in different scenarios.
This is the only book I could find about kids testifying in court and it seems to be out of print: https://www.amazon.com/So-You-Have-Court-Testifying/dp/040988913X
Just a thought, but would some of Grimm's fairy tales work?
I would hope, very strongly, that there would be competent mental health professionals involved. There should be a social worker assigned to the case, as well as psychologist. I don't think it is possible for a ten year old to process what a court case is about.
I can recommend some books for adult survivors.
This is the only thing that spring to mind.
go to the library and ask the librarian to download and print this for you - then talk to the librarian about more resources/books
librarians are there to help - they can also often be helpful with community resources
I tried and it seemed to trigger the bad memories and things. I asked our therapist and she didn't know of any. She knows about saying no, good and bad touches, stuff like that but how to deal with what she saw and heard and stuff, that is where I'm having the problems.
We have both a social worker and therapist. They are more about playing and talking which she is ok with, more with the therapist. Just after talking about it, she is kind of messed up and I was hoping for a book she and me could read and talk about.
this is too old for her, and would definitely freak her out. But it is a good book.
Those are wonderful. Thank you sooooooo much. I know they will trigger, but not as bad and it will help answer some of her questions without some stranger telling her what to do, stuff like that. Thank you again and I'm going to get them printed today and this weekend, we will sit and read and talk about it. Not sure when we have to go to court, but I know she thinks about it a lot.