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Dr Barbara Lavi

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Dr. Barbara Lavi

Dr. Barbara Lavi, author, psychologist and trauma specialist, offers a free e-book, When Bad Things Happen to Children, in response to the Tragedy at Sandy Hook ElementarySchool Responding to the pressing need to help their children across the country cope with the news of the tragedy at the Sandy HookElementary School, Dr. Barbara Lavi and Lee Delzingo prepared a children?s book, When Bad Things Happen to Children. 

The book is available to download for free at:

Dr. Lavi, licensed psychologist, author and trauma expert has been helping families deal with trauma for many years. She reports that she began as, ?a Master?s student in clinical child psychology while living in Israel during the Yom Kippur.? When the tragedy occurred in Connecticut, she knew parents and children would need help She has appeared on talk shows and worked with clients in Connecticut. Since the event targeted children, as an author and a psychologist, ?I felt compelled to write a book to help as quickly as possible.?

    The book was written in collaboration with her daughter, Lee Delzingo. Since Lee is completing her Master?s degree in Special Education, works in an elementary school, and is the mother of a 7 year-old daughter and 10 year-old son, Dr. Lavi asked her to help with the project. Some of the touching conversations Lee had with her children have been included in this book. The book, a series of verses in a poem, is geared towards elementary school children. It was designed for parents, teachers and counselors to read with children.

 Dr. Lavi's inspirational self-help book, The Wake Up and Dream Challenge is available on & at Kiwi Publishing.