Join us for a discussion on What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
PA CASA staff invite active CASA volunteers and staff to join our Book Club with selections to enrich your work in the CASA network.
We will meet this December to discuss our Fall selection, What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing.
It's easy to join the club!
- Sign in to or register an Engage account.
- Join the PA CASA Book Club Group on Engage. Join now >
- Choose which date you wish to attend, either Option 1 or 2. You can log back into the group on your preferred date to access the Zoom link.
- Participate in the online forum discussions prior to the Zoom meeting. Discuss the book >
About the Upcoming Title
Our earliest experiences shape our lives far down the road, and What Happened to You? provides powerful scientific and emotional insights into the behavioral patterns so many of us struggle to understand.
“Through this lens we can build a renewed sense of personal self-worth and ultimately recalibrate our responses to circumstances, situations, and relationships. It is, in other words, the key to reshaping our very lives.”―Oprah Winfrey
This book is going to change the way you see your life.
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.