Self-Empowerment Tools for Healing and Building Stronger Families

by Rosa Hood Herring



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/30/2010

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781449076474
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781449076467
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781449076450

About the Book

Have you given serious thought to your decision to become a parent,step-parent, foster or adoptive parent,even a teacher or any caretaker of a child? Have you considered what an awesome responsibility and privilege it is to guide the development and outcome of another human being? Are you already a parent who has questions or regrets about mistakes made during your parenting journey? Are you willing to begin to understand and accept the childhood experiences that are affecting your adult functioning and parenting style? Are you ready to move beyond the BLAME and SHAME of childhood trauma associated with neglect, abuse, loss and separation that affects your adult functioning? Will you consider using the tools of self-empowerment laid out in this book?

About the Author

Rosa Hood Herring has over 40 years experience in the Child Protection field, as a social worker and mental health therapist. She retired from Children's National Medical Center's Child and Adolescent Protection Center, in Washington, D.C. after 13 years of service. She is currently in private practice as a contract therapist and consultant, specializing in interpersonal relationships, child abuse and parenting issues.

Dr. Herring earned her doctorate at Howard University's School of Social Work in Washington, DC. Her dissertation thesis: Decision Making With Child Abuse Victims and Their Families In A Pediatric Setting has provided an opportunity for extensive research in the area of loss and separation and its impact on individual and family functioning.

Dr Herring's personal experience with loss and separation, includes the death of her mother when she was 4 years old and of her husband, when they were both 39 years old. Her purpose in writing this book is to encourage others who may be stuck in patterns of dysfunction related to childhood issues.