This book was a project developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG). The project was supported by global, regional and country based experts from Member Agencies of the IASC MHPSS RG, in addition to parents, caregivers, teachers and children in 104 countries. This is a story developed for and by children around the world.
When children are hurting, a significant step in the healing process lies in teaching kids to recognize and name their emotions. That is the purpose of this book. In reading about, and thinking about, each of the emotions contained in this book, children will begin to recognize what is going on inside and be able to express that to other people. Recognizing these feeling does not equate to closure, but in talking about these feelings, they can find a measure of healing.
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