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Est. Release: February 1, 2022
This book is designed to be a support tool that identifies and defines trusted and safe people. It then validates your child’s emotions while providing tools to help safely express them. Your child will learn different coping skills to process their trauma. We hope to help your child on their healing journey.
Why is this book a good tool?
In The Trusted Trio different emotions, a child may be experiencing after a traumatic event, are presented. Each emotion is then followed up with three appropriate coping skills. Additionally, The Trusted Trio targets important conversations for a parent to have with their child. These conversations are started through open ended questions placed strategically throughout the book.
Is it therapy?
Although The Trusted Trio was written by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in collaboration with two licensed therapists and includes therapy techniques, it is not a replacement for therapy.
This book targets the emotions that survivors may be feeling and help them process them in safe and healthy ways.
We recommend using it in collaboration with therapy.
This book can be used as a resource, but it should not be a replacement for therapy or be used as form of therapy.
12 Coping Skills and 3 Therapy Activities
1 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) based activity
1 Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Behavior Skill Training (BST) activity
Who wrote the book?
Mandy L. Wigren, M.A., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Mandy was a contributor and content editor for The Trusted Trio. Mandy received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Central Michigan University and her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Spring Arbor University. She is a licensed professional counselor providing Evidence Based Treatments (EBT) to her clients. For nearly 20 years, Mandy has dedicated her career to assisting crime victims.
Eriana DeKalita-Mull, MSW, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker
Eriana was a contributor and content editor for The Trusted Trio. Eriana received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Central Michigan University and her Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. She is a licensed social worker trained in implementing Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Eriana has a passion for working with children and families and ensuring everyone has equal access to mental health treatment.
Rylee Tuggle, M.Ed., BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Rylee is the author of My Voice Matters and The Trusted Trio. Rylee received her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Arizona with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). She is a licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) focusing on teaching skill acquisition of healthy and safe replacement behaviors and caregiver education. Rylee is an advocate for service animals, chronically ill and/or disabled individuals, and for those who have experienced trauma. She writes children’s books to help children know they are not alone, and to provide another resource to families.