John Holland, Chartered Educational Psychologist and Author of Responding to Loss and Bereavement in Schools
Brenda Mallon elegantly combines the practical with a continuing bonds perspective; addressing the ongoing grieving needs of bereaved children with useful strategies to enable them to keep their links from the past into their future.
Denise Ross, Educational Psychologist and Founder of Slide Away
Reading Brenda Mallon is akin to sharing a conversation with a respected colleague. This book provides a reference library within two covers for all those who support bereaved children as they move in and out of their grief.
Dennis Klass, Ph.D. co-editor Continuing Bonds in Bereavement: New Directions for Research and Practice
The book is for adults to whom children from preschool to late adolescence turn after significant deaths. The overview of contemporary ways of understanding grief provides the adults with a good intellectual and emotional framework to share with the kids that trust them with their stories. A good book for parents, grandparents, and other family members as well as an excellent resource for a wide variety of professionals.
Dr Christine Valentine, Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath
Brenda Mallon's well-informed, practical application of continuing bonds to supporting bereaved children is comprehensive and timely. She expands the concept's contemporary significance to equip practitioners with a range of tools to help bereaved children not only adjust to their loss but also grow and thrive.