Handbook for Those Who Grieve: What You Should Know and What You Can Do During Times of Loss

Handbook for Those Who Grieve: What You Should Know and What You Can Do During Times of Loss

by Martin M Auz

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780829442526
Publisher: Loyola Press
Publication date: 03/01/2015
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author


Martin M. Auz began his studies in grief recovery in 1978 and through the years has conducted extensive research in the area of organizational grief recovery. The loss of both his parents in 1997, less than six months apart, caused him to probe even deeper into the issues of death and grief.
 
Maureen Lyons Andrews
is the founder of her local parish’s grief recovery program, and she served as an active member of several bereavement programs in the south suburbs of Chicago. As a direct result of Andrews’ efforts, many churches, hospitals, and funeral homes in Chicagoland offer grief counseling, recovery, and support programs.

Table of Contents

1 When It Begins 1

The Help You Need Right Now 1

What This Book Provides 2

2 What to Do, What to Say 5

When You Are the One Who is Grieving 5

When You Are the One Providing Care 10

When You Are the One Who Must Break the News 18

How to Help Immediately after Someone Has Died 20

How to Deal with Funeral Arrangements 23

What to Do to Support Those Who Are Grieving 32

What Not to Do to Support Those Who Are Grieving 36

When You Are a "Grief Manager" 38

3 Understanding Different Kinds of Grief 41

When Your Spouse or Partner Has Died 41

When Your Parent Has Died 46

When Your Child Has Died 48

When Your Unborn or Newly Born Child Has Died 51

When You Are Dealing with a Loss because of Abortion or Adoption 55

When Your and Your Partner Grieve in Different Ways 57

When Your Brother or Sister Has Died 60

When Your Close Friend Has Died 63

When Your Pet Has Died 65

When You Are Grieving but Have Gone Back to Work 67

When Your Coworker or Employee is Grieving 68

When You Have No Love For the Deceased 69

4 Children and Grief 73

How to Talk to Children about Death 73

How to Help Children Deal with Death 76

How to Help Children Grieve the Death of a Parent 78

How to Help Children Grieve the Death of a Sibling 79

How to Help Children Grieve the Death of a Pet 81

5 Violent and Unexpected Deaths 85

When Your Loved One Has Committed Suicide 85

When Your Loved One Has Been Murdered 88

When Your Loved One Has Died in an Accident 91

When Your Loved One Has Died as the Result of a National Disaster or Terrorism 94

6 Sample Letters to Send to Those Who Are Grieving 97

To Someone Who Has Lost a Spouse or Partner 98

To an Adult Who Has Lost a Parent 99

To a Young Child Who Has Lost a Parent 100

To an Older Child Who Has Lost a Parent 101

To Someone Who Has Lost a Child 102

To Someone Who Has Lost a Unborn or Newly Born Child 103

To the Family of a Close Friend 104

To a Coworker Who Has Lost a Family Member 105

To Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One to Suicide 106

To Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One to Violent or Unexplained Death 107

To Someone Who is Facing the Anniversary of a Loss 108

7 Support Groups 109

When You Need More Support Than You're Getting 109

How to Evaluate or Organize a Grief Support Group 114

8 Closing Thoughts 117

Other Resources 119

About the Authors 127

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