How to Help Children Through a Parent's Serious Illness: Supportive, Practical Advice from a Leading Child Life Specialist

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St. Martin's Press, Aug 16, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 368 pages
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How to Help Children Through a Parent's Serious Illness has become the standard work on an important subject. A classic for over fifteen years, it continues to be a go-to book for supportive, practical advice, based on the lifetime experience and clinical practice of one of America 's leading child life practitioners.

Fully revised and updated, this new edition also explores the major issues and developments from the last decade that affect children today, including the dangers and opportunities of the Internet, a deeper understanding of how hereditary diseases affect children, the impact of the nation's explosive growth in single-parent families, and new insights into how family trauma and a parent's mental illness may affect children.

 

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Supervisor of the child life program at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, McCue asserts that children are flexible, understanding, and deeply committed to helping even very sick parents. However, they need ... Read full review

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KATHLEEN MCCUE, M.A., C.C.L.S. pioneered the care and treatment of children stressed by a parent's grave illness in her renowned clinic and playroom at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She then founded and continues to direct the children's program at The Gathering Place, a support center for families touched by cancer, in Cleveland.

How to Help Children Through a Parent's Serious Illness is based on her lifetime of experience in the field she helped create.

RON BONN, a three-time Emmy Award winning television journalist for CBS News and NBC News, now teaches journalism at the University of San Diego.

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