Life and Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Childrenby Linda Goldman
Many clinicians recognize that denying or ignoring grief issues in children leaves them feeling alone and that acknowledging loss is crucial part of a child’s healthy development. Really dealing with loss in productive ways, however, is sometimes easier said than done. For decades, Life and Loss has been the book clinicians have relied on for a full/em>
Many clinicians recognize that denying or ignoring grief issues in children leaves them feeling alone and that acknowledging loss is crucial part of a child’s healthy development. Really dealing with loss in productive ways, however, is sometimes easier said than done. For decades, Life and Loss has been the book clinicians have relied on for a full and nuanced presentation of the many issues with which grieving children grapple as well as an honest exploration of the interrelationship between unresolved grief, educational success, and responsible citizenry. The third edition of Life and Loss brings this exploration firmly into the twenty-first century and makes a convincing case that children’s grief is no longer restricted only to loss-identified children. Children’s grief is now endemic; it is global. Life and Loss is not just the book clinicians need to understand grief in the twenty-first century—it’s the book they need to work with it in constructive ways.
J. Shep Jeffreys, EdD, FT, author of Helping Grieving People:When Tears Are Not Enough
"From death and divorce to immigration and cyber-bullying, Goldman views the losses of childhood through a wide-angle lens and dispenses compassionate advice. Life and Loss speaks practically to parents, teachers, counselors and the rest of us, offering a trove of recommended books, insights and web sites that support those who support grieving children."
Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD, coeditor of Grief and the Expressive Arts: Practices for Creating Meaning
"Linda Goldman has given us a guide, encouragement and a mandate. Each edition of Life and Loss adds new situations and resources. Goldman is at the top of my chart and should be for you. Make sure you have her books in your library. You can’t go wrong."
Richard B. Gilbert, PhD, CT, graduate school of social and behavioral health, Mercy College
"What a remarkable new edition for a trusted resource by a trustworthy clinician! Goldman offers panoramic perspective to the changing grief environments children must navigate in today’s cyberfocused world. Both my mind and my heart were stretched by Goldman’s analysis and insights. The bibliography of recommended children’s books is superb. Goldman’s writing deflates the cultural clichés, and readers will think about this book long after they have finished it."
Harold Ivan Smith, DMin, FT, Saint Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, and author of Borrowed Narratives: Using Biographical and Historical Grief Narratives With the Bereaving
"Linda Goldman provides invaluable insight and clear direction for coping with life after loss; we have relied on her inspired work to guide hundreds of our traumatically bereaved families from despair into hope. She is an absolute treasure, and Life and Loss is an absolute must for every caregiver's bookshelf."
Bonnie Carroll, president and founder, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
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Meet the Author
Linda Goldman is the author of several books, including Breaking the Silence: A Guide To Helping Children With Complicated Grief, Raising Our Children to Be Resilient: A Guide to Helping Children Cope With Trauma in Today’s World, and Children Also Grieve: Talking to Children About Death and Healing. She has been an educator in the public school system as a teacher and counselor for almost twenty years, has a private grief-therapy practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and teaches as an adjunct professor in schools and universities.
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I really liked the additional chapter on technology and the lists of resources throughout the book.