This book would be very helpful for any adult who needs to understand the full impact of loss and death for a child or young person. A good book to use when trying to get others to understand just how devastating loss can be for a child or young person.
Occupational Therapy Journal, Vol.11, Spring 2007
This is a very informative book for students, emerging therapists and competent therapists to have on their bookshelf. It is easily read and very informative.
It is a compassionate and sensitive exploration of the consequences, immediate and long term, of the loss of parents and other significant persons in the life of a child. Without You: Children and Young People Growing Up With Loss and Its Effects is a down-to-earth and practical guide to understanding and addressing issues of loss and grief in childhood.
The Compassionate Friends
For 25 years, the author worked in a professional capacity with bereaved families in Israel. In this book, she draws on her long practical experience, combining it with her theoretical knowledge to produce a readable book fully of tips and suggestions, aimed at both the lay reader, teachers, counselors, parents and the professional therapist. For those bereaved parents past the early stages but still juggling with their own pain and that of their other children, Without You offers sound and practical advice, without being too theoretical. Also recommended for anyone working with bereaved families.
This is a book which has to offer the reader in an educational context, whether in teaching, counselling or special needs roles.