It’s beautiful and heart-opening personal memoir. It’s honest about parenting, still a rare thing. It speaks about the difference between studying trauma and living with trauma in ways real, useful and notable.

It speaks to secondary PTSD that parents feel and the gifts and opportunities to learn not only about trauma but ourselves and life itself while dealing with trauma’s impact on individuals and families. 

It speaks about how trauma can happen to any of us, at any age, and changes our lives, and not only in horrible ways – though that does not mean anyone wishes trauma on others as a way to grow or change. And how we don’t live single-issue lives. All of our lives are endlessly complex and unique. Understanding trauma and ACEs is important but it pales in comparison to understanding one another and our different and shared experiences.

Cissy White, Editor ACES CONNECTION