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Helping Bereaved Children, Second Edition: A Handbook for Practitioners / Edition 2

Helping Bereaved Children, Second Edition: A Handbook for Practitioners / Edition 2

by Nancy Boyd Webb, Kenneth J. Doka
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This indispensable casebook and text presents a range of therapeutic approaches and interventions for children who have experienced loss. Illustrated are ways to help preschoolers through adolescents cope with different forms of bereavement, including death in the family, school, or community. Solidly grounded in developmental psychology, the volume both elucidates the principles that guide interventions and offers detailed descriptions of the helping process. In-depth case material is presented in a handy two-column format that provides clinicians and students not only with the content of the sessions, but also with the practitioner's accompanying thoughts and rationale for intervention.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593851644
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 01/10/2005
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, BCD, RPT-S, is University Distinguished Professor of Social Work at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. Her acclaimed publications include Mass Trauma and Violence: Helping Families and Children Cope; Social Work Practice with Children, Second Edition; and Play Therapy with Children in Crisis, Second Edition.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
1. The Child and Death, Nancy Boyd Webb
2. Assessment of the Bereaved Child, Nancy Boyd Webb
II. Death in the Family
3. Deaths of Grandparents and Parents, Nancy Boyd Webb
4. Complicated Grief-Dual Losses of Godfather's Death and Parents' Separation: Case of the Martini Family-Sisters, Ages 8 and 10, Nancy Boyd Webb
5. The Grief of Siblings, Betty Davies
6. Suicide in the Family, Sandra L. Elder and Don Knowles
7. Violent Deaths of Both Parents: Case of Marty, Age 2 1/2, Teresa Bevin
III. Death in the School and Community
8. Traumatic Death of a Friend/Peer: Case of Susan, Age 9, Nancy Boyd Webb
9. Sudden Death in Schools, Robert G. Stevenson
10. Treating Children after Violence in Schools and Communities, Kathleen Nader
IV. Interventions with Bereaved Children
11. Counseling and Therapy for the Bereaved Child, Nancy Boyd Webb
12. Bereavement Groups for Children: Families with HIV/AIDS, Barbara O. Dane
13. Art as a Component of Grief Work with Children, Robin F. Goodman
14. Storytelling with Bereaved Children, Donna O'Toole
15. Self-Care for Bereavement Counselors, Sarah J. Gamble
V. Helping Children Bereaved by Terrorism
16. September 11, 2001, Nancy Boyd Webb
*Training Programs and Certifications
*References on Religious/Cultural/Ethnic Practices Related to Death


Practitioners and students in social work; clinical, counseling, and school psychology; child and adolescent psychiatry; play therapy; art therapy; pastoral counseling; nursing; and related fields. Also of interest to teachers and school administrators. Serves as a text for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses in social work practice with children and adolescents, family counseling, and school counseling.

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