Life and Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children

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Routledge, Nov 20, 2013 - Psychology - 266 pages

Many clinicians recognize that denying or ignoring grief issues in children leaves them feeling alone and that acknowledging loss is crucial part of a child’s healthy development. Really dealing with loss in productive ways, however, is sometimes easier said than done. For decades, Life and Loss has been the book clinicians have relied on for a full and nuanced presentation of the many issues with which grieving children grapple as well as an honest exploration of the interrelationship between unresolved grief, educational success, and responsible citizenry. The third edition of Life and Loss brings this exploration firmly into the twenty-first century and makes a convincing case that children’s grief is no longer restricted only to loss-identified children. Children’s grief is now endemic; it is global. Life and Loss is not just the book clinicians need to understand grief in the twenty-first century—it’s the book they need to work with it in constructive ways.

 

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Contents

Preface
Introduction
Childrenis Loss and Grief
Grief Bereavement andMourning Are the Same
Four Psychological Tasks
Techniques forGrief Work
Identifying Feelings 5 Preparing for aGoodbye Visit Lets Prepare Kids
The Childis World of Technology
What a Family Is Dialogue About Families
Gone but Not Forgotten Challenges and DivisionWith
Resources onSeparation 10 Especially forEducators We Can MakeaDifference
WhereDo WeGo FromHere?
Letis Explore Resources
Saying Goodbye to a
References
Index

What We Can Do to Help the Child

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Linda Goldman is the author of several books, including Breaking the Silence: A Guide To Helping Children With Complicated Grief and Raising Our Children to Be Resilient: A Guide to Helping Children Cope With Trauma in Today’s World. She has been an educator in the public school system as a teacher and counselor for almost twenty years and has a private grief-therapy practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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