(PRWEB) April 20, 2016
Dana Parker, a devoted writer and author, has completed her new book “A Home for Dixie”: a gripping and potent tale where Dixie has to learn how to let others know how she feels, or what she needs; as do all children.
Dana Parker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, living and working in Indiana. She has over 30 years of experience working with children, teens, and adults in multiple mental health settings.
Dana is married to Steve. They have one daughter, Apryl. Apryl sat upon a neighbor's horse for the first time when she was 8 months old. When Apryl cried after being taken off of the horse, the neighbor calmly said, "That's a sign. She will always love horses." Was that ever the truth!
Dana, Steve, and Apryl began volunteering at a horse rescue farm when Apryl was seven years old. They heard the stories of how every horse made it to the rescue farm. They heard the story of Dixie Doodle, a welsh pony, who had lived through years of neglect and abandonment. Dixie experienced multiple moves and multiple homes before coming to the horse rescue farm. Soon after hearing Dixie's story, Apryl and her family adopted this beautiful welsh pony.
Hearing about Dixie's story of years of neglect and abandonment, Dana saw many similarities in stories she had heard from some of her youngest clients that had been in abusive situations. Dixie had to learn how to trust others. So do children when they've lived through neglect, abandonment, and frequent moves.
This book is written for mental health therapists, case managers, and educators who work with children who have experienced different forms of trauma and displacement. This book is written for these special children to let them know that their feelings are OK. It is also written to bring awareness to the many neglected and abandoned animals, including horses, that are just wanting a forever-family to call their own.
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Dana Parker’s relevant tale shows how Dixie a pony was adopted into a forever-home, she needed to learn what it means to be a part of a safe and secure family. So do children when they transition from being in abusive families, to foster care families, to being in a forever-family.
Dixie Doodle - a beautiful welsh pony - tells her story of neglect, loneliness, and survival. Dixie tells her story of living in a small, cramped home, moving again and again, scared and not sure who to trust. She finally meets a little girl named Apryl. Apryl teaches Dixie Doodle how to trust people and other horses, how to let others know what she is feeling or needing, and what it means to be in a forever-family.
Readers who wish to experience this inspiring work can purchase “A Home for Dixie” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.
About Page Publishing:
Page Publishing is a traditional New York based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex and time consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.