|Operation Green Heart||By Anne Kerr and Dr Katelyn Kerr||Age range 6 to 18 years||This is an Australian book written for children to assist military and ex military personnel and their families deal with difficult feelings that may have arisen as a result of their service including diagnosis of PTSD and depression. It tells the story from Max’s viewpoint of the trouble Max’s dad is having dealing with his angry and sad feelings. Together as a family they come up with a way to once again show their love for each other.|
It uses the language of colour to explain and explore feeling and emotions. This helps the young reader to name in a simple yet effective way not only how they are behaving but also how others are behaving towards them. It helps them to identify, name and understand feelings. Conversely, parents can also use the language of colours to describe their feelings to their children.
|Why are you so scared? A child’s book about parents with PTSD||By Beth Andrews and Katherine Kirkland||Age Range: 4 to 8 years.||Why are you so scared? Explains PTSD and its symptoms in nonthreatening, kid friendly language, and is full of questions and exercises that kids and parents can work through together.|
The interactive layout encourages kids to express their thoughts and feeling about PTSD through writing, drawing and designing. This book can serve as a practical tool for kids to cope with and eventually feel better about their parents PTSD. A comprehensive note to parents offers advice for using this book to help children communicate the emotions that may accompany their parents PTSD recovery
|Why is Daddy Like He is? A Book for Kids About PTSD||By Patience Mason||Age range 4 to 8 years||A children’s book that uses a conversation between a child and their mother to describe the symptoms and feelings associated with a father with PTSD. A free PDF version of this book can easily be found online|