A Healing Place: Help Your Child Find Hope and Happiness After the Loss of aLoved One

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Penguin, Nov 3, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
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Real-world advice for caregivers of grieving children?from the founder of the nationally acclaimed, non-profit organization Kate?s Club.

Kate?s Club is dedicated to empowering children and teens who have lost loved ones. Based on its founder?s down-to-earth philosophy on how to handle grief, A Healing Place aims to help parents cope with the realities and daily struggles grieving children face in a forthright, compassionate manner.

The book is written from Kate?s own personal experiences after having lost, at the age of 12, her mother to breast cancer, as well as featuring experiences of the many families she has encountered through Kate?s Club. Chapter topics include:

? Embracing, not erasing memories
? Giving the child a voice
? How caregivers can be strong role models
? Handling transitions and traditions
 

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Contents

First Things First
Youre Kate Right?
The Big K
The Unimaginable
Keeping It Simple
A Healing Place Called Kates Club
I Thought Youd Be Old and Wearing Black
Kates Club
Triggers
The First Day Back at School Returning to the Classroom After a Loss
How to Reach Out to Your School
New Faces New Studies and New Grief
The Dreaded FirstYear Anniversary
The First Vacation
Happy Holidays?
Helping Yourselves by Helping Others During the Holidays

Welcome to the Club
What to Say
Mourning the Relationship Not Just the Person
Acknowledge Your Childs Grief
You Cant Control Grief but You Can Control How You Move Through It
Victim or Survivor?
Every Grieving Parent Is Different
AcknowledgeYourGrief
Keeping a Connection to Your Loved One
Table for One
Creating Your Grief Comfort Zone
Me Time
Help Is Out There
The Healing Power of Your Peers
The Faith Connection
Your Support List
Creating the Emotional Comfort Zone for Your Kids
She Shoots She Scores
More Than Words
Is Traditional Therapy the Answer?
Kids Helping Kids Find Voices
How to Find the Right Outlets
Dance Dance Evolution
Looking for the Voice or the Absence of It
Embracing Them
Before and After
How to Rely on the People Around You to Keep Memories Alive
Never Too Late
A Childs Biggest Fear
Sadness Is Not a FourLetter Word
Giving the OK to Cry
The Bridge of Expression
Seeking Out Laughter
Laughter as Grief s Best Medicine
Laughters Lasting Bonds
Getting It Right
From Introduction to Integration
Seeking a Normal Life Together
Paying Attention to SelfEsteem
Focus on Life
Grief Support Never Ends
Allisons Story
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