Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One is available exclusively as an eBook. View where you can purchase the eBook.
What can we say to a child who has just lost a parent, a sibling, or other loved one?
How can we be sure to say and do the right things without adding to the child's confusion and grief? And what if we are grieving, too?
Grief in children may be expressed differently than in adults. In clear, concise language, Dr. William Kroen offers comfort, compassion, and sound advice to any adult who is helping a child cope with death.
Incorporating insights and information from the respected Good Grief Program at the Judge Baker Children's Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and weaving in anecdotes about real children and their families, he explains how children from infancy through age 18 perceive and react to death.
He offers suggestions on how we can respond to children at different ages and stages, and describes specific strategies we can use to guide and support them through the grieving process—from the first devastating days through commemorating the loved one and eventually moving on with life.
Includes a list of recommended organizations and additional readings.
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See Icon Key 112 pages, softcover, 7 1/4" x 9 1/4", Parents, educators, counselors, and youth workers, All grades, ISBN 978-1-57542-000-4