Alison Whealy, Foster Parent, Parent Support Worker, and Teacher
Betsy de Thierry's Simple Guides never fail to deliver common sense, easy to follow explanations for understanding and helping children and adults who are struggling due to trauma. Reading them for the first time, as a foster carer and parent support worker, I felt a sense of hope and empowerment to tackle scary issues with confidence. This new book in the collection, The Simple Guide to Collective Trauma, doesn't disappoint. With a great balance of information from the field of psychotherapy, Betsy's own experience as a therapist and straightforward, easy to access guides to working with those who have experienced collective trauma, this book is simply brilliant. The message of hope that is heard throughout the book sets it apart as a must read for everyone who is supporting those effected by Collective Trauma or who have experienced it themselves.
Bec Mason, Children and Families Practice Trainer (Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Partnership)
This timely text will serve as an accessible and useful resource for busy professionals and parents/carers alike. As with the other texts in this series, Betsy again both demystifies and illuminates complex issues while also equipping the reader with practical skills.