When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief

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Woodland Press, 1988 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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A workbook to help children work out feelings about death. Heegaard provides a practical format for allowing children to understand the concept of death and develop coping skills for life. Children, with the supervision of an adult, are invited to illustrate and personalise their loss through art. When Someone Very Special Dies encourages the child to identify support systems and personal strengths.

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Review: When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief

User Review  - Jasmin Thompson - Goodreads

This is a great book to teach children about death. It explains what happens when someone special dies, this also talks about when pets pass away. The book is designed for ages 6-12. Children can draw pictures to express their feelings. Read full review

Review: When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief

User Review  - Morgan Wright - Goodreads

Amazing book that a child could personalize about the person they lost. Could help a student begin talking and sharing about the person they lost. Read full review

About the author (1988)

Heegaard is a licensed independent clinical social worker and a registered art therapist.

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