Tue, Nov 29|
Book Club: What Happened To You?
A chance to meet and talk with other foster & adoptive parents while discussing the valuable insight & educational content from What Happened To You? by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey. Discussions take place on the last Tuesday of the month on Zoom.
Time & Location
Nov 29, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
About the Event
This book club provides an opportunity to meet & talk with other foster parents while discussing the valuable insight & educational content from What Happened To You? by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey. The discussion will be led by our team member, Lindsey. Discussions take place in the evening on the last Tuesday of the month on Zoom.
The reading/discussion schedule will be:
- Tuesday, September 27th at 7:30pm: Chapters 1-4
- Tuesday, October 25th at 7:30pm: Chapters 5-7
- Tuesday, November 29th at 7:30 pm: Chapters 8-10
A certificate of attendance will be provided for the book discussions to go towards your annual training hours. You also can record training hours for every 50 pages of the book you read (confirm with your agency).
If your schedule gets busy and you're unable to complete that month's reading, you can still join the zoom call and participate in the discussion! We understand life can get busy and appreciate your experience & insight that you have to offer the conversation.
About the book:
Have you ever wondered "Why did I do that?" or "Why can't I just control my behavior?" Others may judge our reactions and think, "What's wrong with that person?" When questioning our emotions, it's easy to place the blame on ourselves; holding ourselves and those around us to an impossible standard. It's time we started asking a different question. Through deeply personal conversations, Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry offer a groundbreaking and profound shift from asking “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” Here, Winfrey shares stories from her own past, understanding through experience the vulnerability that comes from facing trauma and adversity at a young age. In conversation throughout the book, she and Dr. Perry focus on understanding people, behavior, and ourselves. It’s a subtle but profound shift in our approach to trauma, and it’s one that allows us to understand our pasts in order to clear a path to our future―opening the door to resilience and healing in a proven, powerful way.