Companioning the Grieving Child: A Soulful Guide for Caregivers

Companioning the Grieving Child: A Soulful Guide for Caregivers

by Alan D. Wolfelt

NOOK Book(eBook)

$13.49 $23.99 Save 44% Current price is $13.49, Original price is $23.99. You Save 44%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Overview

Companioning the Grieving Child: A Soulful Guide for Caregivers by Alan D. Wolfelt


Renowned author and educator Alan Wolfelt redefines the role of the grief counselor in this guide for caregivers to grieving children. Providing a viable alternative to the limitations of the medical establishment’s model for companioning the bereaved, Wolfelt encourages counselors and other caregivers to aspire to a more compassionate philosophy in which the child is the expert of his or her grief—not the counselor or caregiver. The approach outlined in the book argues against treating grief as an illness to be diagnosed and treated but rather for acknowledging it as an event that forever changes a child's worldview. By promoting careful listening and observation, this guide shows caregivers, family members, teachers, and others how to support grieving children and help them grow into healthy adults.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617221613
Publisher: Companion Press
Publication date: 07/01/2012
Series: Companioning Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, is a speaker, a grief counselor, and the director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. He is the author of numerous books on grief, including Companioning the Bereaved, Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies, Healing the Bereaved Child, Healing Your Grieving Heart, Understanding Your Grief. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews