A Guide for Teenagers Whose Parents May Have Combat Trauma
Written by Sherry Barron
Illustrated by Nick Adducci
My Hero Hurts!! is a study guide for teenagers whose parent may have combat trauma. This book tells the stories of military families and their experiences dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The dads in these stories are the ones facing PTSD/TBI issues, but the material applies just as well to women facing these issues. Christ-centered solutions are presented for the issues the families face.
The book contains information about PTSD, TBI and Secondary Trauma as well as worksheets to assess what is happening in families who may have combat trauma issues. Questions for small group study, personal application and encouragement are part of each chapter.
The material in this book is Christ-centered and has a firm foundation in Scripture, but will be useful to all teens whether they are of the Christian faith or not.
This is book three in a series of children’s books produced by Cru Military, a division of Cru. The first book, My Hero’s Home!! is for K-3rd grade children, and the second book, Helping My Hero!! is for 4th-6th graders. All the books follow the same structure used in the book When War Comes Home, by Chris and Rahnella Adsit and Marshéle Carter Waddell, which is a workbook for wives of combat veterans dealing with PTSD or TBI.
“If you have a parent who has been in a combat zone, and they seem to be struggling with some of their experiences ‘downrange,’ this book is a must for you. It will give you a realistic perspective on their struggles, add to your own personal resilience as a combat veterans’ kid, and give you practical ways to partner with God to actually help them heal.”
– Chris Adsit, author of The Combat Trauma Healing Manual
Sherry Barron is a Team Leader for Cru Military San Diego. She and her husband Doug, reside in Oceanside, CA. They have served with Cru ministry for over twenty years. Sherry is the author of Go Ahead Shoot Me. Her previous teaching experience has given her a passion to help children and families. She loves to empower others to use their talents and abilities and hopes these books will engage whole families to a place of healing.
Nick Adducci is an animator and storyteller who has worked with ministries like Cru as well as commercial vendors. He currently resides in Louisville, KY, with his wife, Jessica. Check out his other work at: BangarangAnimation.com