Life and Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children / Edition 2

Life and Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children / Edition 2

by Linda Goldman
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Taylor & Francis


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Life and Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children / Edition 2

With this resource, the reader learns to recognize and understand different types of childhood losses while avoiding the stifling cliches that block feeling. The reader will also become aware of the myths that hinder the grief process, learn the four psychological tasks of grief, and help a child say good-bye to a dying loved one. Finally, the author explains the techniques of grief work, providing useful tools, ideas, and inventories for educators to discover ways for kids to commemorate loss (funerals, memorials, memory books).
The second edition of Life and Loss creates a framework for work with childhood grief in the new millenium. A vast amount of resources have been added and updated, some especially for educators and for those who work with children and dying. Also included are web sites, cd-roms, and grief camps. Additional grief resolution techniques have also been added, demonstrating children's written work and artwork as well. The inclusion of two timely childhood losses - the loss of the protection of the adult world and the loss of a future - sets the stage for griefwork for today's and tomorrow's children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560328612
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/28/1999
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Linda Goldman is the author of several books, including Breaking the Silence: A Guide To Helping Children With Complicated Grief and Raising Our Children to Be Resilient: A Guide to Helping Children Cope With Trauma in Today’s World. She has been an educator in the public school system as a teacher and counselor for almost twenty years and has a private grief-therapy practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Children's Loss and Grief Issues. Myths of Loss and Grief. Four Psychological Tasks of Grief. Techniques for Grief Work. Preparing For A Goodbye Visit. Especially for Educators. The Community Grief Team. Community and National Resources. Let's Explore Materials. Adult resources that help: Books, videos, curriculums, and manual. Book services, websites, CD's, CD-Roms. Children's resources that help. Books for children.

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