Bereaved Children and Teens: A Support Guide for Parents and Professionals

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Earl A. Grollman
Beacon Press, Aug 1, 1996 - Family & Relationships - 238 pages
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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.

Topics covered include what to say and what not to say when explaining death to very young children; how teenagers grieve differently from children and adults; how to translate Protestant, Catholic, or Jewish beliefs about death into language that children can understand; how ethnic and cultural differences can affect how children grieve; what teachers and parents can do to help bereaved young people at school; and activities, books, and films that help children and teens cope.

"In this much-needed book, a group of carefully chosen authorities explore with sensitivity and wisdom the complex problems faced by those young people whom Rabbi Grollman so correctly calls "the forgotten mourners" . . . The authors have given us a work that is direct, thorough and--most of all--useful."


--Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., F.A.C.S.

author of How We Die, winner of the 1994 National Book Award
  

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User Review  - madhamster - LibraryThing

A brilliant easy-to-read guide, which is divided into sections: Death and Development; Relationships; Cultural, Philosophical and Religious Perspectives on Death and Children; Treatment and Therapies. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field. A good starting point. Read full review

Bereaved children and teens: a support guide for parents and professionals

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Almost 30 years ago, Grollman wrote a groundbreaking work for children on death, Explaining Death to Children (LJ 11/1/67). Since then, Americans have made strides toward viewing death as a natural ... Read full review

Contents

Entering into Adolescent Understandings of Death
21
Talking to Children about
47
Toward Siblings Understanding and Perspectives of Death
61
Cultural Philosophical and Religious Perspectives
75
A Philosopher Looks at Children and Death
159
Treatments and Therapies That Can Help Children
169
Students Teachers and the Understanding of Death
181
Index
231
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Grollman is a Beacon Press author.

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