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Our Mission

Help children and families connect and recover after stressful or traumatic events by using story, clinical psychology, and cute characters.


Our Books

Click on the image to learn more about each book,  access resources, and find out about different language versions.

Trinka and Sam Series

Free Disaster-Related Resource

350,000+ Copies freely distributed Worldwide

Developed in collaboration with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to support family and community healing. 
Separate versions for hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, and  COVID-19. 

Explore Our Resources

We developed free resources developed for each book (examples below).

For more resources, visit the page for each book.

Finger puppets featuring our Friends from

Once I Was Very Very Scared

poster featuring Trinka and Sam

Webinar featuring Our Friends from Once I Was Very Very Scared

Through story and metaphor this webinar shares common reactions to stress and trauma and begins to talk about ways we can support healing and recovery.

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