Casey Conquers Bedtime
Written by Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker
Illustrated by Penny Weber
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The second book in the "Adoptees Like Me" series is here!
Casey doesn’t like bedtime. His parents introduce him to Dr. Chaitra, a transracial adoptee just like Casey, who explains how going to sleep and even waking up can bring up scary feelings for adopted kids. She helps Casey think about bedtime differently and combines a special story with his love of musical instruments to teach his brain and body that sleep is safe. Will Casey finally be able to conquer bedtime?
Paperback ISBN: 979-8-9869471-2-9
Ebook ISBN: 979-8-9869471-3-6
A Personal Note To Parents (and Professionals)
Dear Parents (and Professionals) Like Me,
My lived experiences give me the benefit of a shared perspective with your child as an adoptee, with you as an adoptive parent, and with your child’s mental health provider as a professional. I want to use my insights to help you connect more effectively with the young adoptees in your life. I created a Parents (and Professionals) Like Me resource guide for each book as a tool to grow your knowledge of adoptee experiences and needs. These guides will help you build your vocabulary of adoption and emotional concepts, use language that supports developmentally appropriate conversations, and provide you with ideas for interactive activities to expand your confidence in navigating adoption-related situations.
Casey Conquers Bedtime
Parent Resource Guide (Free)
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Casey Conquers Bedtime is the second book in Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker's “Adoptees Like Me” series. Marie Discovers Her Superpowers was a November 2022 release.
Dr. Chaitra is a licensed psychologist, international and transracial adoptee of color, and an adoptive parent. She specializes in providing mental health support focused on adoption, trauma, and racial identity work. Dr. Chaitra wishes that every single adopted person in the world could visit her therapy office and talk with her about what it’s like to be an adoptee, but because that’s not possible, she decided to invite everyone into her therapy room by creating the “Adoptees Like Me” book series to reach early readers at an age when school is relatively new.
Meet Casey's Adoptees Like Me friends and learn more at AdopteesLikeMe.com!