A new colouring book to help children deal with trauma
The SeaStar Child and Youth Advocacy Centre launched a colouring book yesterday to help children and youth understand emotions.
SeaStar brings together different agencies and services that respond to child abuse to create a coordinated approach that is child- and youth-friendly and trauma-informed.
While the new colouring book complements the information in SeaStar’s workshops for caregivers of children who have experienced trauma, experts say the information is also relevant to everyone.
The new book will be released in memory of Dorado, an accredited facility dog who worked with SeaStar.
“Dorado was an amazing dog. I’ve never ever met another dog quite like him,” said Kathy Bourgeois, a social worker with the Seastar Child and Youth Advocacy Centre.
Bourgeois was also Dorado’s handler. The pair worked side-by-side for nearly four years.
Families will also be able to download a copy of the colouring book for free from the Seastar Child and Youth Advocacy Centre website.