CDA Program

Empowerment & Coping
Care Packages

Children’s Dream Adventures first delivers our initial coping and empowerment care packages through social workers, chaplains, or school counselors.

These care packages contain age-appropriate content for the children and also include resources and instructions to assist parents with presenting the material. We even take care of the parents and caregivers!

Children's Dream Adventures Care Packages
Zam books

Care Packages
for Young Children

At the heart of our grieving children’s care package is the Super Dog Zam grief book for the child’s age group.

The books in the Super Dog Zam series by Susan Binau and her son Andy Binau are available for ages 3-5, 6-9, 10-12, and in 3 languages: English, Spanish, and Italian.

The book is a combined story and workbook that gently guides the children through the labyrinth of confusion and emotions.

All children 3-6 years of age will also receive:


"Breathe Like a Bear" book by Kira Willey


"I Can Do Hard Things" book by Gabi Garcia

Additional books for all children 7-12 years of age include:

  1. Mindfulness Workbook for Kids and
  2. Mindfulness Journal for Kids by Hannah Sherman
  3. Life Skills 101 and
  4. Life Skills 101: 80 Exercises to Master Them by Ivi Green (10-18yrs)
  5. Financial Peace, Jr. Bundle by Dave Ramsey

Both grieving teens and foster teens will receive:


Life Skills for Teens: How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform First Aid, and Just About Everything In Between by Karen Harris

Teen Entrepreneurial Toolbox by Anthony O’Neal and Dave Ramsey

Grieving teens will also receive:


Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens by Alan D. Wolfelt, PH.D.


Fire In My Heart, Ice In My Veins Journal by Enid Samuel Traisman

Soon to be or recent H.S. or GED grads – will also receive:


The Graduate Survival Guide by Anthony O’Neal and Rachel Cruze


Life Skills 101: A Practical Guide to Leaving Home & Living On Your Own by Tina Pestalozzi

Foster teens will also receive:


Mindfulness for Teens in 10 Minutes and


Mindfulness Journal for
Teens by Jennie Marie Battison

Children's Dream Adventures Care Packages for Foster Kids and Grieving Children in Florida

We made sure that we didn’t leave out  parents and caregivers!

Care packages for foster parents and guardians Children's Dream Adventures

Grieving Parents and Foster Parents will receive:


Understanding Attachment Injuries in Children and How to Help – A Guide for Parents and Caregivers
By Catherine A. Young


Smart Money, Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze


Start by Jon Acuff 

Grieving Parents will also receive:


Embracing Life After Loss By Allen Kline

Foster Parents will also receive:


Breathing Through Foster Care By Robin LaVonne Hunt

We Love Family Vacations!

The final component of our coping & empowerment packages is an invitation to the family for a 5-day all-expenses paid domestic vacation of their own design, for when they are ready to do so.

There will be invitations for the teens to take participate in our financial literacy and jobs programs as well.