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  • Keywords
    • Domestic violence,
    • Child abuse,
    • Abusive parents,
    • Children’s emotions,
    • Dysfunctional relationships,
    • Trusted adult,
    • Child development

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Hurt to Healing
Child Witnesses of Domestic Violence and Their Invisible Injuries
by Althea T. Simpson

Ten-year-old Mike is often sad and afraid because of witnessing domestic violence in his home. Mike tries his best to keep the family secret, but this leaves him feeling angry and anxious and struggling to concentrate in school. When he finally shares his secret with a friend, he realizes he doesn't have to handle his problems all by himself. Penned by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and expert in play therapy, Hurt to Healing includes statistics about domestic violence and defines what constitutes child witnesses. Also included are notes to parents, caregivers, educators, and mental health professionals that offer information about the emotional and behavioral symptoms exhibited by children who witness domestic violence and proven strategies to help children go from hurt to healed.

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Althea T. Simpson, LCSW, LICSW, RPT-S, is the founder of Brighter Day Therapeutic Solutions, Black Play Therapy Society, and Unicorn Life Training. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator. Althea has a passion for helping children, adolescents, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds and dealing with a range of concerns go from "Hurt to Healed." She specializes in trauma recovery and has an active psychotherapy practice. Althea has delivered presentations for numerous organizations, community events, and professional conferences and seminars. She also has been a guest on radio programs and podcasts, discussing mental health, trauma, and play therapy.


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