Vicky has begun writing therapeutic books to support working with traumatised children youth and adults with the hope they can be used for therapists, teachers, parents and carers to help understand and work with trauma in a way that is non-judgmental and strength-focused.
Please refer to the blurb for the books for more information.
Outside My Window
Children who experience adverse life experiences are often judged by their behaviour or may be labelled with diagnoses. They are often in survival mode because of their traumatic experiences. Outside My Window helps readers to understand what happens in survival mode, or as one little person said, ‘I am not bad … just sad and mad’.
The purpose of this book is to teach young children primarily aged 5–12, their carers, teachers and therapists about the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on their feelings, body, behaviour and thoughts about themselves. Many teenagers and adults have also responded to this book due to their past childhood traumas.
Educating parents, teachers, caregivers, and those who work with children, youth and traumatised adults about the stress model allows for therapeutic, compassionate and helpful conversations that remove blame and shame. There is less judgement, more cooperation, and greater safety for a child who is outside their window.