In My Corner on the Moon
In My Corner on the Moon
In My Corner On the Moon is intended for children and adolescents who have experienced some form of trauma. Narrated by 12-year-old Abigail, the book is written in a straightforward but gentle style and has a strong psycho-educational component. The idea is to normalize the response that many children have to overwhelming events in their lives.
Through Abigail’s story, trauma is put into simple terms that kids can understand and it’s done without delving into details of her own or any specific trauma, but focusing instead on responses to trauma and the healing process that follows. Interactive questions at the end of each page encourage discussion among children and the trusted adults in their lives.
In My Corner On the Moon is a therapeutic book, gauged to fit the reading skills of 5th – 8th grade children, that can be used in a session with a therapist, or as a book read with a parent, friend, caretaker, or even alone.
100% of net sales go directly to Personality Disorder Awareness Network, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Publication date: 2013
Author: Rachel Rashkin-Shoot, PsyD
Rachel Rashkin-Shoot, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Jerusalem, Israel, offering services in English to children, adolescents and adults. She completed her undergraduate studies at Binghamton University and earned a Masters in Child Development from the Erikson Institute where she interned at The Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, working with very young children and their parents to develop healthy attachments, and families under stress due to poverty, mental illness, and teen parenthood.
During her studies at Erikson, she authored two self-help books for children and teens,“Feeling Better”, a story for children beginning psychotherapy (and its related article in the award-winning, Chicago Parent magazine), as well as “An Umbrella for Alex”, a book for children coping with a mentally-ill parent. She went on to graduate from the Adler School of Professional Psychology where she earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Her pre-doctoral training was completed in Chicago and New Orleans where she treated children, adults and families experiencing a wide variety of psychological, psychoeducational and neuropsychological difficulties. She continue to strengthen and expand her existing clinical skills through ongoing supervision, peer consultation, specialized training and conferences.