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Transfiguring Adoption awarded this book 5 Hoots out of 5 based on how useful it will be for a foster/adoptive family. [Learn more about our Hoot grading system here]


From the Cover of Riley the Brave: The Little Cub with Big Feelings! by Jessica Sinarski:

“Riley the Brave is the story of a little bear with big feelings! Join this super-cool cub as he faces his difficult emotions with the help of some safe big critters. Along the way, Riley learns how sometimes, being brave isn’t just about being tough—sometimes it’s even more courageous to ask for help, or let someone into your heart.

Written for any child looking to unlock their inner courage, and particularly those healing from difficult life experiences or trauma, this book creates a safe space for conversations about complex thoughts and feelings. It also features an educational afterword for grown-ups.

Jessica Sinarski, LPCMH, is a dynamic presenter, bilingual author, and clinical supervisor. She equips parents and professionals to be healers for hurting children, igniting both a passion and know-how in audiences. She has also been a Certified Adoption Therapist since 2008.

Zachary Kline is an illustrator from New Jersey who enjoys drawing, playing music, and spending time with his wife Natasha and three lovely children, Eden, Zethan, and Alina.”


About the Author: Margie Fink

Margie Fink: Development Director
margie@transfiguringadoption.com
Margie received her degree in psychology and has worked in various social work capacities. Margie has been chosen in the past to speak on Capitol Hill about the Adoption Tax Credit. She is a witty foster/adoptive mom who is able to give kids from hard places loving structure while providing unbelievable homemade cooking. Margie co-founded Community Kids, a resource and networking 501(c)3 created to assist foster, adoptive, and relative caregiver families.
Check Out: Thoughts From A Foster-Adoptive Mom


**Transfiguring Adoption is a nonprofit organization seeking to nurture growth in foster and adoptive families by giving a HOOT about their families. Transfiguring Adoption does not intend for its reviewers nor its review to be professional, medical or legal advice. These reviews and discussion guides are intended to help parents to better be able to connect and understand their children who come from traumatic backgrounds.


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Riley the Brave – Discussion Guide

Discussion Guide:

  1. How is Riley just like his friends? How are you just like your friends?
    Caregiver Note: Kids long to be “normal.” So many children who have experienced trauma feel different because of their experiences, who they live with, or their behaviors, which they often don’t understand. We can help them find ways they are like their peers and also find characters like Riley (and real people) who have had experiences similar to theirs with whom they can…

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About the Author: Margie Fink

Margie Fink: Development Director
margie@transfiguringadoption.com
Margie received her degree in psychology and has worked in various social work capacities. Margie has been chosen in the past to speak on Capitol Hill about the Adoption Tax Credit. She is a witty foster/adoptive mom who is able to give kids from hard places loving structure while providing unbelievable homemade cooking. Margie co-founded Community Kids, a resource and networking 501(c)3 created to assist foster, adoptive, and relative caregiver families.
Check Out: Thoughts From A Foster-Adoptive Mom


**Transfiguring Adoption is a nonprofit organization seeking to nurture growth in foster and adoptive families by giving a HOOT about their families. Transfiguring Adoption does not intend for its reviewers nor its review to be professional, medical or legal advice. These reviews and discussion guides are intended to help parents to better be able to connect and understand their children who come from traumatic backgrounds.


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