Parenting with PTSD 

Parenting with PTSD is an anthology and workbook for parents who are survivors of childhood abuse.

Editors Joyelle Brandt and Dawn Daum are survivors of childhood abuse working to break the cycle for their own families. Raising children as an abuse survivor is often a lonely and isolating experience, as the triggers and flashbacks of abuse can be hard for non-survivors to understand. When they were looking for stories of how other survivors coped, and couldn’t find any, they decided that something needed to change. So together they started an online community specifically for parent survivors, and started collecting essays to create Parenting with PTSD.

Breaking the silence allows for an honest conversation about the lifetime journey of healing from childhood trauma.

This is a combination of essays, journal questions, and recommended resources. It is intended to be a starting point to more conversations about how we can heal both individually and within our families, communities, and institutions.


Joyelle Brandt and Dawn Daum

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