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Children's Grief

By Pam Heaney,Piers Heaney
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  • Publisher : Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
  • Isbn : 1775531724
  • Pages : 110
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 179
  • File Pdf: children-s-grief.pdf

Book Summary:

Loss, grief and death explained for children. A companion volume to Coming to Grief, this book is a guide to help adults talk to children about loss, grief and death. The author provides practical, helpful information and offers guidelines and strategies when dealing with sensitive situations in relation to children. Children experience grief and loss for many reasons: loss of a loved one, a separation or divorce, change of schools or the death of a pet. The author, Pam Heaney, recognizes the difficulties adults face when talking to children about death; one of our biggest hurdles is not in educating children about loss but rather in equipping ourselves to do so. In this frequently consulted and much praised book she she concludes that we need to understand the distress children face when grieving and offer much-needed support.

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  • Isbn : 1617221619
  • Pages : 176
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  • File Pdf: companioning-the-grieving-child.pdf

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  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • File Pdf: grief-and-trauma-in-children.pdf

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  • File Pdf: a-parent-s-guide-to-managing-childhood-grief.pdf

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
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  • File Pdf: a-parent-s-guide-to-raising-grieving-children.pdf

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  • File Pdf: grief-is-like-a-snowflake.pdf

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  • File Pdf: the-invisible-string.pdf

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0198026560
  • Pages : 264
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  • File Pdf: healing-children-s-grief.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Isbn : 1633533875
  • Pages : 154
  • Category : Self-Help
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  • File Pdf: things-i-wish-i-knew-before-my-mom-died.pdf

Book Summary:

Coping With Loss The grieving process: Ty Alexander of Gorgeous in Grey is one of the top bloggers today. She has a tremendous personal connection with her readers. This is never more apparent than when she speaks about her mother. The pain of loss is universal. Yet, we all grieve differently. For Alexander, the grieving process is one that she lives with day-to-day. Learning from her pain, Alexander connects with her readers on a deeply emotional level in her debut book, Things I Wish I Knew before My Mom Died: Coping with Loss Every Day. From grief counseling to sharing insightful true stories, Alexander offers comfort, reassurance, and hope in the face of sorrow. Coping with loss: In her early 20’s reality smacked Ty in the face. She was ill equipped to deal with the emotional and intellectual rollercoaster of dealing with her mom’s illness. Through her own trial and error, she found a way to be a caregiver, patient advocate, researcher, and a grieving daughter. She wrote Things I Wish I Knew before My Mom Died: Coping with Loss Every Day to help others find the “best” way to cope and move on, however one personally decides what that means. Mourning and remembrance: In the chapters of this soul-touching book, mourners will find meaning and wisdom in grieving and the love that will always remain. Each chapter is a study and lesson in coping with loss: • Chapter 1: We’ve been duped, everyone dies! • Chapter 2: The truth about my moderately dysfunctional family • Chapter 3: The Art Of Losing • Chapter 4: The how of grieving • Chapter 5: How to be obsessively grateful • Chapter 6: Dear Mama

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135057451
  • Pages : 192
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  • File Pdf: mourning-child-grief-support-group-curriculum.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Publisher : Augsburg Books
  • Isbn : 9781451419016
  • Pages : 127
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  • File Pdf: helping-children-grieve.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Publisher : Companion Press
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  • Pages : 128
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By Sarah Broadhurst,Rachel Forrester-Jones
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Isbn : 9781846427152
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Psychology
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  • File Pdf: autism-and-loss.pdf

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Where the Red Fern Grows

By Wilson Rawls
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The Magical Thoughts of Grieving Children

By James. A. Fogarty
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351864297
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 226
  • File Pdf: the-magical-thoughts-of-grieving-children.pdf

Book Summary:

This book is designed for clinicians, educators, clergy, and nurses - anyone who is assisting children who have experienced the death of a loved one. This work offers a unique framework for helping children heal from the wounds created by the life process of death, a framework that has its defining basis in children's magical thought. Magical thought is motivated by the desire of a child with incomplete cognitive equipment to understand his world. Magical thought helps children develop inaccurate conclusions about many aspects of death and their own personal grief, often suggesting that they or someone else is responsible for the loss.

Overcoming Loss

By Julia Sorensen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Isbn : 9781846428135
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 256
  • File Pdf: overcoming-loss.pdf

Book Summary:

Overcoming Loss is a photocopiable resource that addresses childrens' feeling of loss, which can arise from changing communities, schools, moving house, divorce or the death of a parent or grandparent. Children are limited to a vocabulary of broad emotions like 'happy', 'sad' and 'angry', and are often unable to articulate their grief in words. This can impair their long-term emotional development. The activities in Overcoming Loss use the power of play and creative arts to give the grieving child the language to identify subtle feelings, such as shame, despair and jealousy. Designed to encourage social and emotional learning, these exercises employ play, art and story-telling to access the ways in which children naturally express their feelings, and offers opportunities for parents and professionals to direct the child towards understanding their emotions. Parents, teachers, counsellors and anyone working with children between the ages of 4 and 8 who are dealing with a loss will find this resource a practical and effective tool.

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By Harold M. Dick,David Price Roye Jr.,Penelope R. Buschman,Austin H. Kutscher,Boris Rubinstein,Frances K. Forstenzer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317773721
  • Pages : 166
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 935
  • File Pdf: dying-and-disabled-children.pdf

Book Summary:

In this sensitive and compassionate look at terminally ill and disabled children, professionals from the medical community examine the stresses faced by their parents and siblings. They address the crucial element of communication--within a family and between health care providers and family members--in dealing with a child’s serious illness. Ethical decision making, learning to recognize the child’s suffering, and talking to children about death are honestly and clearly discussed. Experts offer direct interventions to help family members through the grieving process once a child has died.

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By Julia Wilcox Rathkey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Isbn : 0307549135
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 444
  • File Pdf: what-children-need-when-they-grieve.pdf

Book Summary:

GIVE YOUR CHILDREN WHAT THEY NEED MOST When Julia Wilcox Rathkey lost her husband, her three children lost their father. Within hours, it became sharply clear that each child--a twelve-year-old daughter and twin ten-year-old sons--would grieve the loss in a radically different way. While one harbored anger, another experienced denial, and the third was gripped with fear. Rathkey quickly determined that each youngster would require a different response from the adults in their lives, particularly from her. But despite the array of emotions and reactions, Rathkey arrived at four essentials that each child would need: routine, love, honesty, and security. These four concepts, however simple, are crucial for those who want to successfully guide their children through one of the most difficult passages they may face in life: the loss of a loved one. What Children Need When They Grieve explores: • The scope of a child's reactions to death, including grief and fear • Advice on how to talk with your child, and how to recognize their need for privacy • What other adults can do to help, and what they should refrain from doing • Concise and to-the-point advice about your child's daily routine, at home and at school Written with compassion and the knowledge that comes from the experience of loss, designed not to overwhelm with too much information, and with an introduction by an expert in childhood bereavement, What Children Need When They Grieve offers strategies, support, and comfort for grieving families.

Helping Bereaved Children, Third Edition

By Nancy Boyd Webb
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Isbn : 1606235982
  • Pages : 408
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 276
  • File Pdf: helping-bereaved-children-third-edition.pdf

Book Summary:

This acclaimed work describes a range of counseling and therapy approaches for children who have experienced loss. Practitioners and students are given practical strategies for helping preschoolers through adolescents cope with different forms of bereavement, including death in the family, school, and community. Grounded in research on child therapy, bereavement, trauma, and child development, the volume includes rich case presentations and clearly explains the principles that guide interventions. Eleven reproducible assessment tools and handouts can also be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Bereavement Support Group Program for Children

By Beth Haasl,Jean Marnocha
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Isbn : 1317756770
  • Pages : 100
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 335
  • File Pdf: bereavement-support-group-program-for-children.pdf

Book Summary:

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Understanding Child and Adolescent Grief

By Carrie Arnold
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351673580
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 566
  • File Pdf: understanding-child-and-adolescent-grief.pdf

Book Summary:

Understanding Child and Adolescent Grief incorporates theory, clinical applications, case studies, and current research on contemporary models of grief pertaining to children and adolescents. The integration of developmental perspectives, attachment theory, and neurobiological implications provides a thorough summary of the many factors that can affect a child's growth and development, and the subsequent influence on grief expression. Chapters explore relevant social topics rarely addressed in other texts, such as the death of African American men, suicide among Aboriginal youth in Canada, death/suicide among LGBTQ youth and social media's influence. Also included are practical tips for helping professionals who want to better understand how grief and loss affect children and teens, as well as a meditation guide that provides concrete opportunities for growth and healing.

Companioning the Grieving Child

By Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Companion Press
  • Isbn : 1617221619
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 675
  • File Pdf: companioning-the-grieving-child.pdf

Book Summary:

Renowned author and educator Alan Wolfelt redefines the role of the grief counselor in this guide for caregivers to grieving children. Providing a viable alternative to the limitations of the medical establishment’s model for companioning the bereaved, Wolfelt encourages counselors and other caregivers to aspire to a more compassionate philosophy in which the child is the expert of his or her grief—not the counselor or caregiver. The approach outlined in the book argues against treating grief as an illness to be diagnosed and treated but rather for acknowledging it as an event that forever changes a child's worldview. By promoting careful listening and observation, this guide shows caregivers, family members, teachers, and others how to support grieving children and help them grow into healthy adults.

When Father Kills Mother

By Jean Harris-Hendriks,Dora Black,Tony Kaplan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1134644329
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 351
  • File Pdf: when-father-kills-mother.pdf

Book Summary:

Children bereaved by the death of one parent at the hands of the other, almost always the father, in effect lose both parents, and are often forgotten in the midst of such dramatic situations. Reflecting the increased interest in child protection and child law systems, this second edition of When Father Kills Mother brings to public knowledge, in amplified form information about the effects of psychological trauma and bereavement on children. By combining knowledge about bereavement with that of post-traumatic stress disorder, the book remains informative and essential reading for all those involved in the field, both professionally and personally.

A Child's View of Grief

By Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Companion Press
  • Isbn : 187965170X
  • Pages : 52
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 167
  • File Pdf: a-child-s-view-of-grief.pdf

Book Summary:

This concise resource for parents of grieving kids explores several key principles for helping children cope with grief and offers ways to create an emotional environment filled with love and acceptance. It answers common questions such as “What should I say to children when someone they love dies?” and “Should young children attend funerals?” This guide also identifies and explains typical behaviors, thoughts, and feelings of grieving kids and offers adults tips for responding to them.

When Kids Are Grieving

By Donna M. Burns
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1632201860
  • Pages : 126
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 895
  • File Pdf: when-kids-are-grieving.pdf

Book Summary:

Most students experience some form of loss in their lives, and the resulting grief can profoundly affect their academic performance, emotional stability, and social interactions. Serving both as a resource and workbook, this reader-friendly primer helps educators and school counselors understand and respond to the extraordinary challenges that children and adolescents may face when dealing with loss and grief.Featuring helpful charts, quotes, activities, case studies, reproducible handouts, and resources from national organizations, this sourcebook offers strategies to help students affected by divorce; death of a parent, relative, friend, or pet; violence; chronic illness; and more. The author examines grief experiences at different developmental levels and illustrates how to:Respond appropriately to expressions of grief that are unique to children and adolescentsHelp students handle emotions associated with lossPromote communication and facilitate effective interventionsDetermine when to refer a child to a specialistRespect cultural attitudes toward loss and griefThis resource underscores the importance of understanding how children experience grief and loss and helps educators assist in ways that promote students’ emotional health and recovery.

Be a Good Soldier

By Jennifer Fraser
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Isbn : 144269551X
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 492
  • File Pdf: be-a-good-soldier.pdf

Book Summary:

In the modern era, children experiencing grief were encouraged to dry their tears and ‘be good soldiers.’ How was this phenomenon interrogated and deconstructed in the period's literature? Be a Good Soldier initiates conversation on the figure of the child in modernist novels, investigating the demand for emotional suppression as manifested later in cruelty and aggression in adulthood. Jennifer Margaret Fraser provides sophisticated close readings of key works by Joseph Conrad, Virginia Woolf, and James Joyce, among others who share striking concerns about the concept of infantry — both as a collection of infants, and as foot soldiers of war. A phenomenon associated traditionally with Freud, Fraser instead uses a unique, Derridean theoretical prism to provide new ways of understanding modernist concerns with power dynamics, knowledge, and meaning. Be a Good Soldier establishes a pioneering, nuanced vocabulary for further historical and cultural inquiries into modernist childhood.