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Helping Children Cope
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, 20th Anniversary Edition
A new edition of the classic fable-which has
sold more than 300,000 copies-for anyone who has suffered a
Originally published in the fall of 1982, the wonderfully wise
and strikingly simple story of a leaf named Freddie has become
one of the most popular books of our times. How Freddie and his
companion leaves change with the passing seasons, finally
falling to the ground with a winter's snow, is an inspiring
allegory illustrating the delicate balance between life and
After offering solace for a generation of adults and children
alike, The Fall of Freddie the Leaf arrives in a classic edition
with a beautiful new package that will appeal to today's readers
at a time when stories of comfort and inspiration have become
more important than ever. 12 color photographs.
The Grieving Child: A Parent's Guide
Fitzgerald, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (Designer)
"Explaining death to a child is one of the most difficult tasks
a parent or other relative faces. The Grieving Child now
provides much-needed guidance, covering such areas as visiting
the seriously ill or dying, especially difficult situations,
including suicide and murder, attending a funeral, and the role
religion can play."
Caring for Your Grieving Child: Engaging Activities for Dealing with Loss and Transition
Wakenshaw, Herman M. Frankel
In this new guide, a
children's mental health specialist helps parents identify the
intense attachments, changes in behavior, signs of stress,
anxiety, and depression that grieving children exhibit. The
author introduces extraordinarily effective play-based
therapeutic techniques that have been proven to help kids heal
from emotional wounds and loss. These can be introduced by
parents at home and help them understand the depth of their
child's loss and what they need.
When Children Grieve: For Adults to Help Children Deal With Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses
by John W. James,
Russell Friedman, Leslie Landon Matthews (Contributor)
To watch a child grieve and
not know what to do is a profoundly difficult experience for
parents, teachers, and caregivers. Yet, there are guidelines for
helping children develop a lifelong, healthy response to loss. In
When Children Grieve, the authors offer a cutting-edge volume to
free children from the false idea of "not feeling bad" and to
empower them with positive, effective methods of dealing with loss.
There are many life experiences that can produce feelings of grief
in a child, from the death of a relative or a divorce in the family
to more everyday experiences such as moving to a new neighborhood or
losing a prized possession. No matter the reason or degree of
severity, if a child you love is grieving, the guidelines examined
in this thoughtful book can make a difference.
Talking With Children About Loss: Words, Strategies, and Wisdom to Help Children Cope With Death, Divorce, and Other Difficult Times
by Maria Trozzi,
Through captivating stories and thoughtful
analysis, Maria Trozzi explains how to handle the difficult job of
talking with children and adolescents about loss, with discussions
about: * How children perceive and interpret events such as death,
disability, and divorce * Guiding children through the four tasks of
mourning * Helping children face funerals, wakes, and memorial
services * Children's fears and fantasies: how they express them,
and how to address them * Age-appropriate responses to children's
questions and concerns * Talking to children about long-term
illness, suicide, family or community tragedy, and other special
situations * What to do when children won't talk about loss, and
when to seek professional help.
But I Didn't Say Goodbye:
For parents and professionals helping child suicide survivors
by Barbara Rubel
The Introduction includes how
this book is organized, how to read this book, who should read this
book, and a note to the professional and parent. But I Didn't Say
Goodbye is for the helping professional or parent as you try to help
children in the aftermath of suicide. Part One presents Alex, a
ten-year-old whose father has just died by suicide. Alex asks
questions and tries to find meaning in the loss. At the end of the
eight brief chapters in Part One, there are pages with STOP signs.
The purpose of the eight Stop to process pages is to help the
grieving child process his or her own story. Part Two offers
information on setting up a memorial fund, and will help in your
search for prevention and survivor support. To keep suicide survivor
support group information updated, a toll-free number is given for
groups in your area, Bereavement referrals include death education
and grief counseling. The last part of this book includes
recommended resources, bereavement magazines, newsletters, reports,
journals, books and articles. Find videos, tapes, and a reading list
that will help you continue your exploration of suicide awareness,
prevention and bereavement.
Bereaved Children and Teens: A Support Guide for Parents and Professionals
by Earl A.
Bringing together fourteen experts from across
the United States and Canada, Bereaved Children and Teens is a
comprehensive guide to helping children and adolescents cope with
the emotional, religious, social, and physical consequences of a
loved one's death. The result is an indispensable reference for
parents, teachers, counselors, health-care professionals, and
about Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child
by Earl A. Grollman
do people die? How do you explain the loss of a loved one to a
child? This book is a compassionate guide for adults and children to
read together, featuring a read along story, answers to questions
children ask about death, and a comprehensive list of resources and
organizations that can help.
Life and Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children
by Linda Goldman
With this resource, the
reader learns to recognize and understand different types of
childhood losses while avoiding the stifling clichés that block
feeling. The reader will also become aware of the myths that hinder
the grief process, learn the four psychological tasks of grief, and
help a child say good-bye to a dying loved one. Finally, the author
explains the techniques of grief work, providing useful tools,
ideas, and inventories for educators to discover ways for kids to
commemorate loss (funerals, memorials, memory books).
by J. William
Customer Review... "If you're looking for a book that brings
together the best in scholarly research with a practical usefulness,
look no further. Children and Grief is a veritable treasure chest.
Worden and his colleagues did a masterful job of using data derived
not only from parents (where many studies gather their data) but
also through structured interviews with the children themselves.
Perhaps the section of the volume of most compelling use to
professionals is the chapter in which Worden summarizes what he
calls "mediators of the child's bereavement experience." Here, in
useful fashion, the author draws out elements of the death itself,
its cause, the relationship between the child, deceased parent, and
surviving caregivers, and a host of other factors that influence how
a bereaved child copes."
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