Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part I: First Steps - Preparing For the Journey. Materials and Supplies. A Map and a Compass: Trauma and Attachment-Centered Service Planning. Guardians and Mentors: Finding and Strengthening Caring Adults. Safety Steps. The Pledge: Beginning the Adventure. Structuring Sessions: Guiding the Child. Part II: Real Life Heroes - Chapter by Chapter. Affect Power: Recognizing and Expressing Feelings. Finding and Strengthening Heroes. Caring Adults from the Past: Mentors and Guardians for the Future. Good Times: Bonding with Allies and Mentors. Developing the Hero Inside. The ABCs of Trauma and the Hero's Challenge. Time Lines and Moves. Through the Tough Times. Into the Future. Completing the Book: Telling the Story. Part III: Handouts and Adaptations - Tools for the Journey. Adaptation for Adolescents. Adaptation for Preschool Children and Children with Disabilities. Adaptation for Families with Adopted Children. Real Life Heroes Summary. Resources for Caring Adults. Heroes Library. Developmental-, Trauma-, and Attachment-Centered Service Planning. Important People Questionnaire. My Thermometers: Self-Monitoring. Stronger and Stronger Progress Chart. Session Summary/Progress Notes. Bookmark. Traumatic Stress and the Hero's Challenge (Part I). The ABC's of Trauma and the Hero's Challenge (Part II). Resource Checklist. References. Index.