Helping Children and Adolescents Think about Death, Dying and Bereavement

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Author: Marian Carter

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784502553

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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How can children begin to understand death and cope with bereavement? And how can we, as adults, support and engage with children as they encounter this complex subject? Exploring how children and adolescents can engage with all aspects of death, dying and bereavement, this comprehensive guide looks at how children comprehend the death of a pet or someone close to them, their own dying, bereavement and grieving. It covers how you should discuss death with children, with a particular emphasis on the importance of listening to the child and adapting your approach based on their responses. The book offers guidance on how your own experiences of loss can provide you with models for your interactions with children on the subject of death.

Guiding Your Child Through Grief

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Author: James P. Emswiler,Mary Ann Emswiler

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307420736

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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Give your child the help and support needed to cope with grief and loss. Guiding Your Child Through Grief, by the founders of the New England Center for Loss & Transition and The Cove, a highly praised program for grieving children, takes away the uncertainty and helpless feelings we commonly feel as we reach out to children who mourn. This caring and compassionate guide offers expert advice during difficult days to help a child grieve the death of a parent or sibling. Based on their experience as counselors--and as parents of grieving children--the authors help readers to understand: The many ways children grieve, often in secret Changes in family dynamics after death--and straightforward, effective ways to ease the transition Ways to communicate with children about death and grief How to cope with the intense sorrow triggered by holidays The signs grief has turned to depression--and where to find help And more insights, information, and advice that can help a child heal From the Trade Paperback edition.

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children

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Author: Ann Goldman,Richard Hain,Stephen Liben

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198526539

Category: Medical

Page: 661

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This book is the first authoritative, systematic and comprehensive text to define the increasingly important and evolving specialty of paediatric palliative care. It explores both the clinical aspects and the multidimensional and holistic nature of care for the dying child, based on theknowledge that all human experience has a physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual impact. The book covers ways of providing support in all of these areas both for the child, families, and carers, recognising the importance of teamwork and taking an evidence-based approach. The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children is about the care of children for whom cure of their underlying disease is not possible. It encompasses the physical management of symptoms such as pain and nausea, as well as social issues such as accessing appropriate education and funding,emotional issues such as techniques for communication, and spiritual issues such as feelings of guilt and isolation. The book suggests that if we are to maintain the quality of life for a child it is essential to recognise all these dimensions and try to address them. This can only be done by recognising the skills of a wide range of professionals and working together in ways that are not always intuitive to anyone discipline. It explores the multidimensional and holistic nature of care for the dying child. Those working in paediatric palliative care recognise that all human experience has emotional, psychological and spiritual impact as well as physical, and this book attempts to find ways of providingsupport in all these.

Hospice Care for Children

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Author: Ann Armstrong-Dailey,Sarah Z. Goltzer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198023723

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Children with life-threatening and terminal illnesses--and their families--require a unique kind of care to meet a wide variety of needs. This book provides an authoritative source for the many people involved in caring for dying children. It draws together contributions from leading authorities in a comprehensive, fully up-to-date resource, with an emphasis on practical topics that can be put to immediate use. The book covers the entire range of issues related to the hospice environment: organizational structure, clinical issues, the complementary roles of medical professionals and volunteers, the particular circumstances of neonatal and AIDS-related deaths, pain and symptom control, and bereavement support. It explains the developmental stages of children's understanding of death and offers useful advice about school programs and the helpful role of children's literature. Special consideration is given to the need to provide support to hospice staff as well as to grieving parents and surviving siblings. The book is intended for all those who participate in the hospice-care process: physicians, nurses, social workers, teachers, clergy, family therapists, parents, and community service volunteers.

Death and Dying: Life and Living

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Author: Charles Corr,Clyde Nabe,Donna Corr

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 049550646X

Category: Psychology

Page: 744

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Practical and inspiring, this best-selling book helps students learn to cope with encounters with death, dying, and bereavement. The authors integrate classical and contemporary material, present task-based approaches for individual and family coping, and include four substantial chapters devoted to death-related issues faced by children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. The text discusses a variety of cultural and religious perspectives that affect people’s understandings and practices associated with such encounters. The book also offers practical guidelines for constructive communication designed to encourage productive living in the face of death. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Losing a Child

Finding a path through the pain

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Author: Elaine Storkey

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745957374

Category: Self-Help

Page: 48

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The loss of a child may happen in many different ways. But each lost child is precious. And behind each loss there is grief. How can we cope with the shock and the pain? Where can we turn for help? Who will answer the ‘whys’ and ‘if onlys’? This is a helpful, positive book. It faces the pain but also offers encouragement and hope. It includes material on losing a baby during pregnancy.

Death, Dying, and Bereavement

Contemporary Perspectives, Institutions, and Practices

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Author: Judith M. Stillion, PhD, CT,Thomas Attig, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826171427

Category: Social Science

Page: 428

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Delivers the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners in the death and dying movement from its inception to the present. Written by luminaries who have shaped the field, this capstone book distills the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners who together have nearly a millennium of experience in the death and dying movement. The book bears witness to the evolution of the movement and presents the insights of its pioneers, eyewitnesses, and major contributors past and present. Its chapters address contemporary intellectual, institutional, and practice developments in thanatology: hospice and palliative care; funeral practice; death education; and caring of the dying, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized. With a breadth and depth found in no other text on death, dying, and bereavement, the book disseminates the thinking of prominent authors William Worden, David Clark, Tony Walter, Robert Neimeyer, Charles Corr, Phyllis Silverman, Betty Davies, Therese A. Rando, Colin Murray Parkes, Kenneth Doka, Allan Kellehear, Sandra Bertman, Stephen Connor, Linda Goldman, Mary Vachon, and others. Their chapters discuss the most significant facets of early development, review important current work, and assess major challenges and hopes for the future in the areas of their expertise. A substantial chronology of important milestones in the contemporary movement introduces the book, frames the chapters to follow, and provides guidance for further, in-depth reading. The book first focuses on the interdisciplinary intellectual achievements that have formed the foundation of the field of thanatology. The section on institutional innovations encompasses contributions in hospice and palliative care of the dying and their families; funeral service; and death education. The section on practices addresses approaches to counseling and providing support for individuals, families, and communities on issues related to dying, bereavement, suicide, trauma, disaster, and caregiving. An Afterword identifies challenges and looks toward future developments that promise to sustain, further enrich, and strengthen the movement. KEY FEATURES: Distills the wisdom of pioneers in and major contributors to the contemporary death, dying, and bereavement movement Includes living witness accounts of the movement's evolution and important milestones Presents the best contemporary thinking in thanatology Describes contemporary institutional developments in hospice and palliative care, funeral practice, and death education Illuminates best practices in care of the dying, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized

A Mother's Love

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Author: Camila Perez-Goddard

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452595704

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: N.A

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I was inspired to create this book for my two-year-old nephew/godson, whose mother passed away shortly after his first birthday. I found there to be a lack of children’s picture books on the topic of death. Through my research, writing, and illustrations, I have created a children’s book that can be used as a tool for helping bereaved children cope with the topic of death in a non-threatening way. Mi inspiración para crear este libro fue mi sobrinito y ahijado de 2 años de edad. Mi hermana murió poco después del primer cumpleaños de su hijo. Descubrí que casi no habían libros sobre este tema para niños pequeños. Decidí escribir e ilustrar un libro para otros niños. Sería una manera de presentar el tema de la muerte a un niño/a pequeño de una manera sencilla, y que no les cause miedo.

When a Child Dies from Drugs

Pratical Help for Parents in Bereavement.

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Author: Patricia Wittberger,Russ Wittberger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469112256

Category: Self-Help

Page: 102

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“When a Child Dies From Drugs” is written by parents to help other parents who are experiencing the ultimate tragedy of their child’s death from drugs or alcohol - parents who find themselves isolated in a fathomless dark void wondering whether they will ever resurface into the real world again. This book offers strength, practical advice and an aid in grief recovery for parents and families, gleaned not only from personal experiences but also from meeting with many parents through their out-reach program,"G.R.A.S.P."(Grief Recovery After Substance Passing) Subjects covered range from the emotional trauma of learning of the child’s demise and on through the guilt, denial, anger, “what-if’s” and, finally, acceptance and to suggestions of how to cope daily and into a future which will never be the same. It is also illuminating to all those who know someone who has lost a loved one through drugs -What to say and do? What NOT to say and do? There is advice here for those who want to support families in grief. With personal insights this book is very much like friends reaching out to friends in compassion and kindness - friends who understand because, quite simply, the writers continue to be on the same journey as those they will comfort.

Dear Parents

Letters to Bereaved Parents

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Author: Joy Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781561230334

Category: Psychology

Page: 76

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Children Living in Transition

Helping Homeless and Foster Care Children and Families

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Author: Cheryl Zlotnick

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536003

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Sharing the daily struggles of children and families residing in transitional situations (homelessness or because of risk of homelessness, being connected with the child welfare system, or being new immigrants in temporary housing), this text recommends strategies for delivering mental health and intensive case-management services that maintain family integrity and stability. Based on work undertaken at the Center for the Vulnerable Child in Oakland, California, which has provided mental health and intensive case management to children and families living in transition for more than two decades, this volume outlines culturally sensitive practices to engage families that feel disrespected by the assistance of helping professionals or betrayed by their forgotten promises. Chapters discuss the Center's staffers' attempt to trace the influence of power, privilege, and beliefs on their education and their approach to treatment. Many U.S. children living in impoverished transitional situations are of color and come from generations of poverty, and the professionals they encounter are white, middle-class, and college-educated. The Center's work to identify the influences or obstacles interfering with services for this target population is therefore critical to formulating more effective treatment, interaction, and care.

Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychiatric Nursing

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Author: Barbara Schoen Johnson

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 490

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A practical text that focuses on the mental disorders most often encountered in children and adolescents. Experts in the field discuss collaborative treatment and theoretical foundations for nursing care of this population. Current research and biological theories are integrated throughout the text. A must-have reference for the practitioner in psychiatric, paediatric and family nursing. This text provides clinical examples and covers problems in parenting and chemical dependencies. A special unit is also included on groups that are particularly at-risk for mental disorders, including discussions about victimization, chronic illness and disability, children of mentally ill and homeless families.

Crisis Intervention Strategies

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Author: Burl E. Gilliland,Richard K. James

Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole

ISBN: 9780534090548

Category: Crisis intervention (Mental health services)

Page: 488

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Counseling Hispanics Through Loss, Grief, And Bereavement

A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

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Author: Ligia M. Houben, MA, FT, FAAGC, CPC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826125565

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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"Counseling Hispanics through Loss, Grief, and Bereavement is an extremely timely and welcome addition to the literature in thanatology. Counselors will find in it the tools, knowledge, and insights to respond to a growing and diverse Hispanic community as individuals cope with loss and grief." From the Foreword by Kenneth J. Doka, PhD Professor, The College of New Rochelle Senior Consultant, The Hospice Foundation of America Hispanics, the fastest growing minority population in the United States, are increasingly willing to seek mental health counseling, creating a critical need for counselors to understand the values and traditions of Hispanic culture. This book examines these values and traditions and their impact on the ways in which this population copes with loss, grief, and bereavement across the life span. The book addresses the unique losses that may be faced by Hispanics, particularly newcomers who must adapt to a different language and unfamiliar customs. It focuses on such important cultural considerations as styles of verbal and nonverbal communication, personal space, social organization, environmental control factors, and the significance of gender. Competency-based models and Latino-specific counseling frameworks are integrated into the text, along with the historical and political context from which they arise. Numerous practical recommendations for improving quality of care are provided, with specific attention given to the great diversity of cultures within the Hispanic population, and the need for counselors to take these variations into consideration. Key Features: Facilitates understanding of Hispanic values and traditions to promote more sensitive and effective treatment Provides exercises to help therapists evaluate their own knowledge and awareness of particular Hispanic cultures Addresses factors that may impede a successful therapeutic relationship Presents specific techniques for building trust with Hispanic clients Includes illustrative case studies throughout the text

Child Development

Concepts, Issues, and Readings

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Author: Richard A. Hanson,Rebecca Reynolds

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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Never Too Young to Know

Death in Children's Lives

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Author: Phyllis R. Silverman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195109559

Category: Psychology

Page: 271

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Using examples from children's lives as well as the results of reseach, this book provides explains the ways in which children experience death and gives ways in which relatives and professionals can best support them.

Vicky Angel

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Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783794170098

Category:

Page: 191

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How We Grieve

Relearning the World

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Author: Thomas Attig

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195074567

Category: Psychology

Page: 201

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What do we do when a friend, relative, or loved one dies? If we wish to understand the experience of loss, we must learn details of survivors' stories. In How We Grieve, Thomas Attig tells real-life tales to illustrate the poignant disruption of life and suffering that loss entails. He shows how through grieving we meet daunting challenges, make critical choices, and reshape our lives. These intimate treatments of coping hold valuable lessons that address the needs of grieving people and those who hope to support and comfort them. The accounts promote our understanding of grief itself, encourage respect for individuality and the uniqueness of loss experiences, show how to deal with helplessness in the face of "choiceless" events, and offer much priceless guidance for caregivers. Grieving is not a process of passively living through stages. Nor is it a clinical problem to be solved or managed by others. How We Grieve shows that grieving is an active, coping process of relearning how to be and act in a world where loss transforms the fabric of our lives. Loss challenges us to relearn things and places; relationships with others, including fellow survivors, the deceased, and even God; and most of all ourselves, including our daily life patterns and the meanings of our own life stories.

Treating Traumatic Bereavement

A Practitioner's Guide

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Author: Laurie Anne Pearlman,Camille B. Wortman,Catherine A. Feuer,Christine H. Farber,Therese A. Rando

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462515517

Category: Psychology

Page: 358

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This book presents an integrated treatment approach for those struggling to adapt after the sudden, traumatic death of a loved one. The authors weave together evidence-based clinical strategies grounded in cutting-edge knowledge about both trauma and grief. The book offers a clear framework and many practical tools for building survivors' psychological and interpersonal resources, processing their trauma, and facilitating mourning. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes over 30 reproducible handouts. Purchasers can access a companion website to download and print these materials as well as supplemental handouts and a sample 25-session treatment plan. Winner (Second Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Category

The Grieving Child

A Parent's Guide

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Author: Helen Fitzgerald

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439147167

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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Making a Child's World Whole Again Explaining death to a child is one of the most difficult tasks a parent or other relative can face. The Grieving Child offers practical, compassionate advice for helping a child cope with the death of a parent or other loved one. Parents of children from preschool age to the teen years will find much-needed guidance, covering: • Helping a child visit the seriously ill or dying • Using language appropriate to a child's age level • Selecting useful books about death • Handling especially difficult situations, including murder and suicide • Deciding whether a child should attend a funeral With a new chapter devoted to the special issues of the bereaved toddler, The Grieving Child provides invaluable suggestions for dealing with a child's emotional responses (including anger, guilt, and depression) and helping a child adjust to a new life.