Acts of caring and compassion can make all the difference in a grieving child s life. Adults can often worry about saying and doing the right thing, and too often giving children quick answers instead of the support they really need. Widely recognized grief specialist, Harold Ivan Smith explains that quick answers are not what children need when they are grieving. They need support, and most of all they need to be allowed to grieve for as long as it takes. With an ABC-like approach, Smith offers insights and activities for the parent, teacher, or friend anyone who loves a child and wants to offer his or her support. This new and revised edition of When a Child You Love is Grieving will help insure that the child is receiving the healthy and necessary outlets during the loss of a loved one.
|Publisher:||Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
HAROLD IVAN SMITH is a grief specialist on the teaching faculties of Saint Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, and the Carondolet Medical Institute in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He is recognized as a Fellow in Thanatology by the Association for Death Education and Counseling and has also received the Distinguished Service Award from ADEC. Smith has earned a doctorate from Asbury Theological Seminary and the EdS. from Vanderbilt. He has facilitated Grief Gatherings, storytelling groups for grievers, at Saint Luke's Hospital for 16 years.