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This new edition of When Parents Die will speak to bereaved children of all ages in a very accessible style. Rebecca Abrams draws on both her personal and professional understanding of parental loss to provide the reader with a compassionate and insightful exploration of the experience of losing a parent.
When Parents Die has already established itself as an indispensable aid both to the bereaved seeking some understanding of their loss and to the many professionals who work with them. This new edition takes into account new research and theories and considers in more depth:
*the continuing importance of the dead parent in ones life
*the critical role played by the surviving parent
*the experiences of younger children
*the impact of divorce and adoption.
Retaining its clear, direct and sympathetic style, this text will continue to appeal to the bereaved, their friends and family, counsellors, social workers, doctors, nurses and teachers.
"...considers in depth the continuing importance of the deceased parent in a child's life, the critical role played by the surviving parent, & the experiences of younger children...also considers the impact of divorce & adoption."
|Foreword to second edition|
|2||First days, last rites||15|
|3||Different deaths, different griefs||36|
|4||Mourning time: the first year||61|
|5||Mourning time: the second year and after||86|
|6||Changes and losses: the private kind||101|
|7||Changes and losses: the public kind||135|
|8||Old grief in new guises||146|
|9||Pathways to the future||168|