Bailey provides a path from the traumatic past to help both grandparents and grandchildren achieve Post Traumatic Growth rather than to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder which often leads to addictions, incarceration, and continued dysfunction.
Redlands, CA (PRWEB) November 19, 2013
In “Courageous Love: Instructions for Creating Healing Circles for Children of Trauma For Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” (published by iUniverse), author and family counselor Laura Montané Bailey encourages and advises grandparents who are taking care of grandchildren that have been moved out of their parent’s care for reasons of abuse, neglect or difficult family circumstances.
“There are close to six million children in the US alone who are being raised by grandparents,” says Bailey. “’Courageous Love’ offers grandparents the hero status they deserve and the encouragement they need to continue to fight for the lives of the grandchildren they love.”
Bailey’s remarkable book gives grandparents the support and advice needed when caring for grandchildren through troubling situations. Using both personal and professional experience, Bailey counsels grandparents on how to handle traumatized children taken from abusive or struggling homes. She provides useful information regarding the brain development of traumatized children and how grandparents can help them heal and grow.
“Courageous Love” offers the support that many grandparents do not get elsewhere. Bailey provides a path from the traumatic past to help both grandparents and grandchildren achieve Post Traumatic Growth rather than to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder which often leads to addictions, incarceration, and continued dysfunction.
An excerpt from “Courageous Love”:
“As she held the sleeping child in her arms, she was at once overwhelmed by feelings of deep love and by a fear that spoke in a loud voice, ‘Love will never be enough to fix all that’s gone wrong here.’ Even after three and a half months of devoted care, her granddaughter’s night terrors were not subsiding.”
By Laura Montané Bailey, LMFT
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 350 pages | ISBN 9781491703779
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 350 pages | ISBN 9781491703762
E-Book | 350 pages | ISBN 9781491703786
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Laura Montané Bailey is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in childhood trauma. She currently serves as the Clinical Case Manager for River Stones Residential Treatment Services for foster children in Redlands, Calif. She has two grown and married children, two adorable granddaughters, a bonus daughter, four grand-dogs and two grand-cats.
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