I have had the good fortune to co-author more than twenty books with a number of high caliber experts in the field like Gregory Thomas and Dr. Sonayia Shepherd. I just received my copy of Reclaiming School in the Aftermath of Trauma – Advice Based on Experience. This excellent book was edited by Dr. Carolyn Lunsford Mears who is a superb writer and a joy to work with as an editor. Dr. Mears is a much better writer than I am and did wonders with the quality of the chapter I contributed.
Dr. Mears and the other contributing authors did a wonderful job providing different perspectives to the topic of school mental health recovery for situations ranging from bullying to natural disasters, acts of terrorism to one of the most deadly school shootings in our nation’s history. The book addresses school infrastructure recovery issues as well as school mental health recovery concerns.
For those who are interested in improving our ability to help students, staff and parents cope with tragedy, this awesome book is a must read.