Talking about Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child

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Beacon Press, Sep 1, 1991 - Education - 118 pages
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Drawings by Susan Avishai Third EditionWhy do people die? How do you explain the loss of a loved one to a child? This book is a compassionate guide for adults and children to read together, featuring a readalong story, answers to questions children ask about death, and a comprehensive list of resources and organizations that can help.
 

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Contents

Understanding Your Childrens Emotions
47
What Happens to the Person Who Died?
57
Thoughts on Seeking Professional Help
73
Reaching Out for Further Help
83
Additional Reading Listening and Viewing
99
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About the author (1991)

Dr. Earl A. Grollman, a pioneer in the field of crisis intervention, was rabbi of the Beth El Temple Center in Belmont, Massachusetts, for thirty-six years. A certified death educator and counselor, he was cited as "Hero of The Heartland" for his work with the families and volunteers of the Oklahoma City bombing. Dr. Grollman has spoken at many colleges, clergy institutes, seminaries, physicians' forums, and hospital nursing associations, and has addressed many support groups, such as Compassionate Friends, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and Widows Personal Services. He has also appeared on national television and radio, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Children's Journal, All Things Considered, and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Recently, he was featured on National Public Radio's End of Life series in the roundtable discussion on grief and bereavement.

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