Child abuse comes in many forms and is a terrible reality for many children. In book 5 of the "Kids Have Problems Too" series, five-year-old, Kaylee tells the story of what happened when her friend's stepdad is verbally and psychologically abusive on National Superhero Day.
I wrote this book to provide caregivers, teachers, school counselors, and clinicians with a tool to help kids begin to talk about abusive behavior they may have experienced. I hope you find this book and the subsequent discussion questions and tools helpful as you support a child in your care.
Dawn Ellicott Clinkscale, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a motivational speaker in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is a trauma-trained therapist, experienced in working with children and families in community-based programs, residential treatment facilities and in private practice. She is married and together, she and her husband Lonnie have 5 children and 12 grandchildren.