Life & Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children

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Taylor & Francis, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 203 pages
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With this resource, the reader learns to recognize and understand different types of childhood losses while avoiding the stifling cliches 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).

The second edition of Life and Loss creates a framework for work with childhood grief in the new millenium. A vast amount of resources have been added and updated, some especially for educators and for those who work with children and dying. Also included are web sites, cd-roms, and grief camps. Additional grief resolution techniques have also been added, demonstrating children's written work and artwork as well. The inclusion of two timely childhood losses - the loss of the protection of the adult world and the loss of a future - sets the stage for griefwork for today's and tomorrow's children.
  

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Contents

CHAPTER I
1
CHAPTER
3
CHAPTER 2
23
Four Psychological Tasks of Grief Work
35
CHAPTER 4
55
CHAPTER 6
61
CHAPTER 5
101
Especially for Educators
111
CHAPTER 7
135
What Can We Do?
152
CHAPTER 9
165
References
194
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Linda Goldman is Certified in Thanantology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement (CT) with an MS degree in counselling and early childhood education. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counsellor (LCPC) and a National Certified Counsellor (NBCC), and currently has a private grief therapy practice for children, teenagers, families with prenatal loss and grieving adults. Linda shares workshops, courses and trainings on children and grief and teaches as adjunct faculty in the Graduate Program of Counselling at John Hopkins University in Maryland. She has authored several other titles on the subject of children and grief, including Life and Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children, Breaking the Silence: A Guide to Help Children With Complicated Grief and Helping the Grieving Child in the School. Linda was active in the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors after 9/11.

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