Grief in Children: A Handbook for Adults

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1991 - Family & Relationships - 119 pages
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Many children experience the death of a relation or friend, or of other known adults or children. At such times it is important for parents, teachers, social workers and other responsible adults to know how to respond appropriately to the child's needs. This practical book explains children's understanding of death at different ages and gives a detailed outline of exactly how the adults around them can best help them cope with the death, whether it is of a parent or sibling, other relation or friend, or of class mate or teacher.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Childrens grief and crisis reactions
11
Different types of death
29
Death and crisis at different developmental levels
43
What makes the grief worse?
47
Sex differences in childrens grief
52
Care for children in grief and crisis
55
Guidelines for taking care of childrens needs
68
Handling death in the play group and at school
80
Crisis or grief therapy for children
104
Bereavement groups for children
109
Caring for oneself
111
Grief in children guidelines for care
114
References
116
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Dr Atle Dyregrov is a clinical psychologist and Director of the Center for Crisis Psychology in Bergen, Norway, which he founded with a colleague in 1988. He is a member of the executive board of The Children and War Foundation and a founding member of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Dr Dyregrov is the author of numerous publications, journal articles, and books.

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