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!
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.
Here's a link for the top 5 books on grief and loss for teens: https://elunanetwork.org/resou...children-ages-13-17/.
Also, a link for a workbook for trauma: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009...ding=UTF8&btkr=1
Jenna Martin, also utilizes this site is an author and has several school age books on resilience and coping, reach out to her!
Thank you, Sarah!