Everyone needs a Shepherd
(A child’s Guide to Supervised Visits)
At a time of great loss in my life I wrote a poem called “the Angels were awaiting thee”, the words just came to me and I never forgot them for over 20 years. Then about 15 years ago I read a passage in a book called “ on Combat “ by Lt. Col Dave Grossman about the sheep, sheepdog and wolf theory. I actually contacted him and asked if I could write a children’s book on it. He was open to it, but I never got the inspiration and someone else did it with him, an author named, Stephanie Rogish. I bought it and used it in my Supervised visitation practice for Monitors training and children. That book didn’t really pertain to what the children were going thru and the message wasn’t clear for them. I then wrote about the missing ingredient- “the Shepherd”!
The Shepherd is just a Modern day Monitor and is what we do on a daily basis looking out for these children. If your curious what a monitor does the definition is: Supervised visitation, sometimes referred to as Monitored Visitation, Supervised Child Access, or Supervised Child Contact, refers to contact between a non-custodial parent and one or more children in the presence of a third person responsible for observing and seeking to ensure the safety of those involved. Supervised visit services are for families with children who are involved in high-risk emotional or physical situations. The supervised visitation Provider offers safe and protected environment to control external influences of stress on the child.
Legal Angels Is the name of my company that does these visits. The name and the mission are divinely inspired. One day I decided to use the poem that came to me 20 years ago as part of the story. It fit and I hope your child enjoys it.
I left it black and white so you can color it together.