Title: CATIE THE CATERPILLAR: A STORY TO HELP BREAK THE SILENCE OF SEXUAL ABUSE
Catie is a sweet little caterpillar who suddenly stops eating, sleeping, playing, and praying because she is keeping a scret: she is being sexually abused by her uncle. With the help of a wise old caterpillar counselor, Catie is finally able to reveal her trauma and get the support she needs and deserves. She is transformed into a beautiful butterfly, a symbol of the freedom that accompanies the healing process and of the victory over shame won by the Holy Spirit. Tracy M. Schamberg's simple straightforward language and colorful illustration realistically portray the scenario of children abuse, integrating the line typically is by perpetrators and the guilt feelings and withdrawal of the victim into a story that demonstrates the need to express rather than suppress feelings.
Media ID: 31635
Length: 32 pages
Publisher: Liquoi Publications
Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult