Hope and Healing: An Activities Book for Adults Working with School-Aged Children is a 60-page practical and easily accessible guide for any adult working with children who have suffered through trauma, tragedy or loss. It is the precise book I was searching for when I was working with so many troubled children who needed very specific kinds of therapeutic activities in order to heal from their experiences. Parents, teachers, and counselors or therapists of any kind can use the numerous activities in this book with individual children, or with groups of children, to help them tap into their resources, strengths, and resiliencies. Once the first book is read, the importance of completing the activities in the second book is clearly understood. The effectiveness of the ideas and recommendations in the second book would likely be compromised without referring back to the information in the first book where all of the activities are explained in greater detail and with examples.