Never the Same

Overview

Children and teens who experience the death of a parent are never the same. Only in the last decade have counselors acknowledged that children grieve too, and that unresolved issues can negatively impact children into adulthood. Unaddressed grief can lead to depression, substance abuse, and relationship difficulties. For at least three generations of adults, these issues have been largely ignored. Having worked with thousands of families as Executive Director of the Dougy Center for Grieving Children, Donna ...

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Overview

Children and teens who experience the death of a parent are never the same. Only in the last decade have counselors acknowledged that children grieve too, and that unresolved issues can negatively impact children into adulthood. Unaddressed grief can lead to depression, substance abuse, and relationship difficulties. For at least three generations of adults, these issues have been largely ignored. Having worked with thousands of families as Executive Director of the Dougy Center for Grieving Children, Donna Schuurman understands the dangers of unresolved grief better than anyone else. In Never the Same, Schuurman offers expert advice and encouragement to empower readers to reflect on their unique situation, come to terms with the influence of their parent's death, and live more healthful, peaceful lives.

The only book of its kind, Never the Same is an essential companion for those still struggling with the early loss of a parent.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"A remarkably jargon-free book that is filled with practical advice and worksheets."
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"A remarkably jargon-free book that is filled with practical advice and worksheets."

- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312330958
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 636,379
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Donna Schuurman speaks regularly in national venues in her role as Executive Director of The Dougy Center for Grieving Children (Portland, OR), the first peer grief support program in the world for children, teens, and families. She has directed The Dougy Center for seven years, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the largest professional association of educators, counselors, and thanatologists in the country. She received her doctorate in counseling from Northern Illinois University in 1990, and has a masters in communication from Wheaton Graduate School.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Chapter 1 Feelings: Forget the Stages 1
Chapter 2 Was I a Normal Grieving Kid? 17
Chapter 3 I Didn't Just Lose My Parent ... 37
Chapter 4 How Others Influenced Your Grieving 63
Chapter 5 What Kind of Kid Were You? 97
Chapter 6 What We Know About Children and Resiliency: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 117
Chapter 7 How Your Parent's Death in Childhood Affects You Now 133
Chapter 8 What You Can Do Now to Address Your Parent's Death 155
Chapter 9 Ten Practical Suggestions 191
Appendix Limitations of Studies: How to Know What to Believe When You Read a Study's Findings 211
Notes 215
Bibliography 221
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