I was asked today at a soldier church (like a Cowboy Church, except focusing on combat veterans), for the name of a book for a 12 year old boy who has lost a sister 13 years old to an accident stemming from a rare heart ailment and the loss of a father after a long chronic illness.  His mother is also facing health difficulties at the present time.  Thanks!

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While not specific to the challenging things this boy has faced, one book you might check out is Jamie’s Gift: A Young Teen’s Guide to Fears, Worries, & Other Life Challenges (Like Being Irritated By Other People). It describes our neurobiology & body-/art- based, trauma-sensitive strategies for navigating life. I co-authored it a few years back with a 13yr old, who gave it a true teen’s voice/perspective. It’s available on amazon or at www.wisemindservices.com/books

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