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A Handbook of Children's Grief

For Adults Supporting Children
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Bereavement is undeniably one of the most challenging experiences a child can face. It is crucial for individuals caring for such children to be well-informed about how to provide the best support. This comprehensive guide on children's grief is designed for teachers, educators, psychologists, and family members, and aims to equip them with essential knowledge about how to support the child and family through this experience.
The authors delve into various aspects of grief reactions and processes in children, offering insights into bereavement in different settings, including home and school. The guide also explores therapy options, the impact on development and relationships, and the lasting effects that extend beyond childhood.
Drawing from scientific research, clinical experience, and the voices of bereaved children through stories and quotes, this guide provides practical and concrete advice for those dedicated to supporting children's grief. It serves as an invaluable resource for understanding and aiding children in their journey through loss.
  • Published: Mar 21 2024
  • Pages: 240
  • 214 x 138mm
  • ISBN: 9781805011699
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Press Reviews

  • Professor William Yule, Emeritus Professor of Applied child psychology, King’s College London.

    As it feels as if more and more children experience a significant bereavement - whether from a pandemic, a mass accident, a disaster, war or terrorism - adults owe it to them to provide soundly based advice on how to cope. At present, most models of intervention are badly adapted ones based on some understanding of adult bereavement. The so-called "stages of Grief" disguised the reality that there are many ways adults grieve - and it is even more so with children. This timely handbook is written by two exceptionally well experienced professionals. They target advice to other professionals and especially also to parents. Normal and abnormal grief are discussed in settings including the family and school. Insightful text is followed by advice on practical help. Adults need to be open in their discussions and provide information on grief and bereavement at an appropriate level. Their role is to be sensitive and supportive of the grieving child. No longer to well-meaning medical personnel need to reach for inappropriate psychotropic medication. Parents, mental health professionals and teachers can invest in this handbook instead.
  • Dr Ian Barron, Professor, Director Center for Youth Engagement, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    This book is eminently practical and comprehensive in its approach. Written by two world leaders in the field of child loss and grief, the book navigates the various trajectories of loss, grief, and healing and provides attuned guidance for caregivers, families, teachers and schools, and communities, and effective coping strategies at the 'right time and place' for children.
  • Patrick Smith, Professor of Clinical Psychology, King’s College London

    Written by international experts, this highly readable handbook distils the authors' many years of experience with up-to-date research findings to provide sound and sensitive advice for adults who are helping children to navigate their grief. An invaluable resource for parents, carers, teachers, and other professionals.