Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children

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A uniquely creative compilation of activities to help bereaved children express feelings of grief, diffuse traumatic reminders, address self-blame, commemorate the deceased, and learn coping strategies. Includes special activities for children dealing with the suicide or murder of a loved one. It covers a theoretical overview for practitioners, tips for caregivers and schools, and a ten-week curriculum for use in therapy or support groups. An invaluable resource for grief counselors, group facilitators, and school personnel.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780968519929
  • Publisher: Champion Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/28/2006
  • Pages: 195
  • Sales rank: 369,900
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted April 27, 2014

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    This is an excellent therapeutic resource to use with children a

    This is an excellent therapeutic resource to use with children and adolescents dealing with a loss of a loved one. The interventions are engaging and inviting to children who may be resistance to seek help from a professional. A special section is included in the book to help children who have experienced a traumatic loss from cancer, suicide, and homicide. I use this book frequently in my practice. Liana Lowenstein's books are extremely helpful and guide the practitioner in giving the child the most effective treatment he/she may need. I would recommend any Liana Lowenstein's books to any mental health professional working with children.

    I recommend any professional working with children check out these books below:

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  • Posted November 20, 2010

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    Another Liana Lowenstein Must-Have!

    If you're looking for a book to work with bereaved children and youth, you've found it! Packed full of creative, practical activities, the interventions contained in this manual will be useful regardless of your practice setting or credentials. A versatile and useful tool that will help grieving children and families and will serve as a valuable resource for your practice.

    ~Sueann Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LICW, LCSW, RPT-S ; Play Therapy Corner, Inc.

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  • Posted November 3, 2010

    A wonderful resource to help children heal

    From early in the book, when clinicians are reminded of typically versus atypically grieving responses and developmental reactions to death, this book is a wonderful resource for helping children grieve and heal. The feel better bag where children can add reminders of the skills being learned is invaluable, especially for children who are private in their grief at home. The activity that helps children determine what causes death and what doesn't is also a wonderful way to open up a discussion about children's feelings of guilt over a loved one's death. Other ideas such as memory bingo, helps the clinician achieve a balance between processing the death itself but also helping the child form a healthy memory of their loved one. I think this book can lend itself to other losses as well, such as the death of a pet, moving away or changing schools, older siblings going to college, etc. This book has earned a permanent place on my practice's book shelf!

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  • Posted June 26, 2010

    Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children

    This book is a wonderful resource for those who work with bereaved children and families. It is full of creative, practical activities to help children and families deal with the death of a loved one. The book also has activities to use with challenging situations, such as traumatic grief, suicide and homicide. There is a curriculum that can be used in therapy or support groups, and a chapter of activities to use in family therapy. In addition, there is a handout for parents and another one for school personnel, to provide them with tips on how to support grieving children. This book is among the best I have seen on this topic, and it will be an invaluable resource for grief therapists, counselors, grief camps, support groups, etc. Other books on this topic I recommend:

    Mourning Child Grief Support Group Curriculum (Lehman)
    When Dinosaurs Die (Krasny & Brown)
    Tear Soup (Schwiebert & Deklyn)
    Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death: What Children Need to Know (Goldman)

    Jennifer Kolari MSW.,RSW
    Author of Connected Parenting

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  • Posted May 20, 2010

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    Add to your therapeutic library!

    I have been using Ms. Lowenstein's books for many years in my work with children and adolescents. These books are always within in reach when I work with children as I feel they are quite instrumental in my work. What I like about them is that they focused on issues--divorce, grief, loss, bereavement, troubled youth-- that most books don't discuss as clearly. In my work with various populations I found Ms. Lowenstein's activities to be readily adaptable to every situation.

    The activities are creative and allow the child or adolescent to focus on what activity they are completing while not realizing that they are doing a therapeutic activity. It is a great addition to talk therapy aiding a youth who has difficulty verbalizing their feelings. Children often lose their voice when they experience difficult situations and these activities aid in restoring it for them. The activities are easy to implement and don't require a great deal of prep time. However, the clinician should be prepared prior to implementing each activity.

    Every social worker, clinically trained counselor, psychologist and play therapist should have her books as a part of their therapeutic library. I feel they are the most practical resource for professionals who are working with children with the issues that these books address--bereavement, divorce and trauma.

    Make sure your shelves include: Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children, CI for Children of Divorce, CI for Troubled Youth and the other books written by Ms. Lowenstein.

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

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    A Great Resource

    This book is a fabulous resource for working with bereaved children! It is easy to use and contains many engaging and creative activities. As well, the theoretical overview of working with bereaved children and the references and suggested reading section are useful tools. I have found this book very helpful when working with bereaved children and highly recommend it!

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  • Posted May 22, 2009

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    Go buy this book now!

    A great book for use in clinical work with children and families. Great ideas, activities and worksheets. Easy to implement and adapt as well.

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    Posted December 14, 2009

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