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Helping Children Cope
 
coverThe Fall of Freddie the Leaf, 20th Anniversary Edition
by Leo Buscaglia (Author)

A new edition of the classic fable-which has sold more than 300,000 copies-for anyone who has suffered a permanent loss
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 death.

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.

 
coverThe Grieving Child: A Parent's Guide
by Helen Fitzgerald, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (Designer)

Editorial Review... "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."
 

 
coverCaring for Your Grieving Child: Engaging Activities for Dealing with Loss and Transition by Martha 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.

 
coverWhen 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.

 
coverTalking With Children About Loss: Words, Strategies, and Wisdom to Help Children Cope With Death, Divorce, and Other Difficult Times
by Maria Trozzi, Kathy Massimini

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.

 
coverBut 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.

 
coverBereaved Children and Teens: A Support Guide for Parents and Professionals
by Earl A. Grollman (Author)

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 clergy.

 
coverTalking about Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child
by Earl A. Grollman (Author)

Why 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.

 
coverLife 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).

 
coverChildren and Grief
by J. William Worden

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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