This text presents a positive approach to helping children to face some of life's most difficult issues, inviting the reader to see these issues through the child's eyes. Through the use of photographs, children's work, anecdotes, simple techniques and other resources, the reader will be able to: recognize and understand different types of childhood loss; avoid the stifling cliches that block feeling; become aware of the myths that hinder the grief process; learn the four psychological tasks of grief; help a child to say goodbye to a dying loved one; use techniques of grief work to help the child; acquire useful tools, ideas and inventories for educators; and discover ways for children to commemorate loss.
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.