Never Too Young to Know: Death in Children's Lives / Edition 1

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In spite of society's wish to protect and insulate children from death , the experience of loss is unavoidable and there is surprisingly litt le guidance on how to help children cope with grief and bereavement. N ever Too Young to Know: Death in Children's Lives is the first book to bring together diverse fields of study and offer a multifaceted theor etical approach to how children experience death. Using stories of chi ldren's own experiences supported by data from a large research study, Silverman explains the wide reange of effects of loss upon children, the challenges they face as they grieve, and ways of supporting them a s they change and grow in the bereavement process.

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"The title does not do it justice. [Never too Young to Know: Death in Children's Lives] is far more than the subtitle suggests. ... Silverman has done well to distil the breadth of research covered by this text ... there is great skill in being able to extract the essence of a field and place it in a larger framework. ... It is above all else a book where children are given center stage."--Death Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195109559
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/26/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,324,087
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

MGH Harvard Medical School
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Table of Contents

Part I: Making Meaning of Death & Grief
1. Historical and Theoretical Perspectives
2. Bereavement: A Time of Changing Relationships and Transition
3. Grieving and Psychological Development
4. Children in the Family Context
Concluding Thoughts to Part I
Part II: Stories People Tell
5. The Death of a Parent: Dealing with Bad News, My World Is Turned Upside Down
6. The Death of a Parent: Making an Accommodation
7. My Child is Dying
8. After a Child's Death: Nothing is the Same
9. When a Sibling Dies
10. Invisible Mourners: The Death of a Friend
Part III: On Helping
11. Help Over Time: Meeting Changing Needs
12. Finding Help: Services for the Bereaved
13. Teachable Moments: Promoting Competence
Appendix: Resources for the Bereaved

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