This beautifully illustrated, therapeutic picture book tells the story of Ava the Elephant. Ava lives in a house where she doesnt always feel happy and safe, but it is a house that Ava loves. One day Avas house falls down. Ava is a very determined elephant and sets out in search of a new home. She tries many different houses on her journey, but none seem quite right; none seem stable or safe enough to her.
This storybook has been written to support key adults in helping traumatised children to find a way to trust again. The story encourages children to identify with some of Avas experience and to explore the feelings she experiences. The book helps promote discussion and reflection; and aims to reassure children that it is possible to find a house that wont fall down.
The resource Guide to Re-building Trust with Traumatised Children has been written to accompany the picture book, providing information, guidance and ideas for anyone supporting a traumatised child, in school or at home.