Bereaved Children and Teens: A Support Guide for Parents and Professionals

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Beacon Press, Aug 1, 1996 - Family & Relationships - 238 pages
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Bringing together fourteen experts from across the United States and Canada, Bereaved Children and Teens is a comprehensive guide to helping children and adolescents cope with the emotional, religious, social, and physical consequences of a loved one's death. The result is an indispensable reference for parents, teachers, counselors, health-care professionals, and clergy.

Topics covered include what to say and what not to say when explaining death to very young children; how teenagers grieve differently from children and adults; how to translate Protestant, Catholic, or Jewish beliefs about death into language that children can understand; how ethnic and cultural differences can affect how children grieve; what teachers and parents can do to help bereaved young people at school; and activities, books, and films that help children and teens cope.

"In this much-needed book, a group of carefully chosen authorities explore with sensitivity and wisdom the complex problems faced by those young people whom Rabbi Grollman so correctly calls "the forgotten mourners" . . . The authors have given us a work that is direct, thorough and--most of all--useful."

--Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., F.A.C.S.

author of How We Die, winner of the 1994 National Book Award

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User Review  - madhamster - LibraryThing

A brilliant easy-to-read guide, which is divided into sections: Death and Development; Relationships; Cultural, Philosophical and Religious Perspectives on Death and Children; Treatment and Therapies. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field. A good starting point. Read full review

Bereaved children and teens: a support guide for parents and professionals

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Almost 30 years ago, Grollman wrote a groundbreaking work for children on death, Explaining Death to Children (LJ 11/1/67). Since then, Americans have made strides toward viewing death as a natural ... Read full review


Entering into Adolescent Understandings of Death
Talking to Children about
Toward Siblings Understanding and Perspectives of Death
Cultural Philosophical and Religious Perspectives
A Philosopher Looks at Children and Death
Treatments and Therapies That Can Help Children
Students Teachers and the Understanding of Death

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Grollman is a Beacon Press author.

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