How Do We Tell the Children?

How Do We Tell the Children?

A Step-by-step Guide for Helping Children Two to Teen Cope When Someone Dies

Book - 2010
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Many children's lives are touched by a serious illness within their families, and some will be faced with the loss of a parent or grandparent, or the death of a sibling or beloved pet. How can adults help young people cope with these losses? How do they explain and console in language that a child can understand?

Dr. Daniel Schaefer, working with child psychologists and trauma experts, and drawing on more than three decades of experience with families in crisis, has written a practical guide for anyone who works or lives with children--parents, caregivers, counselors, or teachers--to respond to their inevitable questions about loss and change, life and death. He provides strategies to assist children with grief and trauma and offers time-tested advice and language that children can understand.

How Do We Tell the Children?

Now in its fourth edition, this classic guide includes new material on:

dealing with the traumatic stress of a large-scale catastrophe handling the repercussions of school violence helping grandparents manage as caregivers advising employers about how to support employees going through a family loss.

The book also features an expanded quick-reference Crisis Section with conversation scripts and up-to-date resources, including websites, publications, and support groups.

Publisher: New York : Newmarket Press, c2010.
Edition: Updated edition, revised edition
ISBN: 9781557049117
9781557041814
1557041814
9781557041890
155704189X
Branch Call Number: 155.937 SCHAEFER 2010
Characteristics: xvii, 202 pages ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lyons, Christine

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